Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Saturday 27 July 2019

The Odic-Force

The term Odic-Force or originally Od was used by Baron von Reichenbach (1788 - 1868) to mean a hypothetical force which pervades all of Nature - 'hypothetical' that is to those who do not recognise it for what it is. 

It would seem rather obvious to note that this Od forms the basis of the Odal-Rune or Edel-Rune, and also that of Od-in. 'Od-in' or 'Od-an' means 'Master of Od', '-an' meaning 'master of' when added to a word. Woden (Wod-en) or Wodan (Wod-an) is thus the 'Master of Wod'. 'Wod' and 'Od' are the same thing, just spelled differently in different peoples. 

Science uses the suffix '-od' in various words -

  • biod -the od of animal life,
  • chymod - the od of chemicals,
  • crystallod - the od of crystals,
  • elod - the od of electricity,
  • heliod - the od of the Sun,
  • magnetod - magnetic od,
  • selenod/artemod - the od of the Moon,
  • thermod - heat od.
These can be found in the Oxford English Dictionary and are not 'invented'. This force is especially strong in magnets, crystals heat, light and chemical action. The rune-name 'od-al' or 'ed-el' could be seen as 'od' (Odic-Force) and 'el' (Light) - suggesting that this is a Force of Light whose knowledge can be found in this rune-stave. The mastery of this Odic-Force can also be found within the rune-stave. 

The Aryan Root *wuot- is the root of the name 'Wuot-an', a name which means 'Master of the Wuot' as we can gleam from what has been said already. In the name 'Godan' or 'Guodan' we can see this force as 'God' or 'Guod' and Godan/Guodan is another form of Woden used by the Langobards. 'Wood' and 'Wod' have similar sounds, which suggests to me that the 'woodlands', the haunt of Woden-Herne, are a powerful source of this Universal Force. 

When swathes of woodlands are cut down and the ancient forests destroyed the people degenerate and come closer to being destroyed themselves. After World War II the ancient forests of Germany were razed to the ground by an insatiable lust for destruction - or to try to destroy this powerful force? This destruction has increased manyfold since World War II in all areas of the world - is this really a 'coincidence'. The Odic-Force or 'Woda-Force' is clearly linked to the god Woden through the name, but also through his association with the trees and the ancient forests. The figure of Robin Hood is the most remembered Folk-Hero of the English, and survives several attempts to distort the Primal Image in TV shows and films. Robin Hood is a dim remembrance of the god Woden-Herne; he is 'Fame-Bright Hooden' or 'Fame-Bright Woden'. The Edel-Rune, as Hamasson has pointed out before, is a glyph of The Hooded One or The Hooded Man. 

The 'Double Sieg-Runes' that make up the Edel-Rune suggest a shift to the esoteric - the 'inner' since both face inwards. (This can be seen better in the above where we have a White 'S' and Black 'S', being part of the wholeness of the rune, and also suggesting the Balance of the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness. We could suggest that the key to unlocking this force is in fact - The balance of the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness. This can be likened at this level to the balance of the Right and Left hemispheres of the brain. This is the 'Gift of Ing' as seen in the form of the rune. 

It would seem fairly obvious that the Odic-Force has to be associated with the ideas suggested in the Root *wod-/*od- which are -

  • divine madness,
  • intoxication,
  • ecstatic state of consciousness,
  • swift-moving force,
  • spiritual ('od') force.
Freya, in legend, loses her 'Od'; she is married to Od, as Frigga is married to Od-in. At one time Frigga loses her Od-in when he is banished from Asgard. They are one and the same goddess. The Goddess Idunn (Id-unn) has the same concept within her name. Indeed the name 'Id-an' comes to mind here which may be something to ponder upon. We can thus perhaps relate the following terms to the Odic-Force -

Wad - Wed - Wid - Wod - Wud

Wat - Wet - Wit - Wot - Wut

When we table this as above we can see so many links between god-names, examples being Wodan-Woden and Wade-Wate, as well as Wid-Wit since we find variations of the name Widu-kind and Witte-kind. We can also place a 'V' where the 'W' is to gain further insights. 

'The forest should only be tended by people who love it. Those who view it as an object of vulgar speculation not only harm the forest, but everything that crawls on the face of this Earth as well; for the forest is the cradle of water. If the forest dies, then the springs dry up and the pastures are laid to waste. The Earth will then be engulfed by a restlessness from which none of us will escape. The rescue of the forest signifies the rescue of peace.'

Viktor Schauberger - Vienna October 1936.

According to Viktor Schauberger the key to the power of the forests over all life lies in water. In the above table wat of course is also the root of 'water' and Woden is connected to 'water' through his name, as is Wade or Wate, the father of Weland the Smith. According to his ideas water-blood-sap are not circulated by any mechanical means but by a form of energy-transformation. 

The shape of the Lagu-Rune, the Rune of Water, shows a form of 'fountain' where the water moves upwards through the upright-stave. This same movement can be found in the Eohls-Rune or 'Life-Rune' where there is an upward-movement into the branches of the tree as the sap rises within the trunk. Water, according to Schauberger, originates from the Ur-Will, again linking this to Woden-Will-Weoh. The two polarities of male (Ur-Father) and female (Ur-Mother) when in balance produce the 'child', i.e. create a third force or 'life'. This is the truth hidden within The Hooded Man Prophecy -

'In the days of the Lion, spawned of the Evil Brood, The Hooded Man shall come to the forest. There he will meet with Herne the Hunter - Lord of the Trees - to be his Son and do his bidding. The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness shall be strong within him. And the guilty shall tremble.'

The essence of this is not merely the prophecy of a 'Coming Man' or 'English Folk-Hero' but is also concerned with the powers that bring into being all life, the balance of opposites that create a third. The alien religions of Judaism, Islam and Christianity suppressed the female and thus created the imbalance we see in the world today. A backlash to this was inevitable but has today began the process of replacing this male dominance by a female dominance, which again will create the necessary unbalance needed to sustain the Old Order and its destructive energies. The Hooded Man and his sword - Albion - are symbolic of the balance of the Power of Light and the Power of Darkness in the individual. The balance of the Spear (Gral) and the Chalice (Graal). When the Spear is plunged into the Graal the birth of the 'Son' occurs. 

The power of the Sun is female, but the Rays of the Sun that affect the Earth are male. This seems clear in the figure of Sunna as the female Sun and Ingwe as the 'Rays of the Sun' as they hit the Earth. These are the Golden Bristles of the Boar - Ingwe-Frey. Thus the Avatar is a man-child emanating from the Goddess Sunna - the 'Son' born of the 'Mother', the secret of the 'Virgin Birth'.

I have digressed somewhat (as usual) but all of these things seem to fit together in a pattern or form. The secret to fertility and the fertile land was known by the English as we can see from the Acerblot and the call to the union (Sacred Marriage) of the Sky-Father and the Earth-Mother. The Ur-th Mother or Ur-Mother is Erce, a word which appears to come from the Greco-Latin arche which is the root of 'archetype', and thus cognate to Ur in Teutonic Lore. IR/UR is the Ur-Father and ERCE/URCE is the Ur-Mother. These are parts of this Odic-Force or Universal Life-Force, the 'polarities' of the Odic-Force. 

The Ur-State

From the Oxford English Dictionary we get ur meaning 'primitive', 'original' and 'earliest' which gives rise to the following -

  • primordial,
  • primeval,
  • primal,
  • fundamental,
  • of the first principle,
  • elementary,
  • of the first age of the world,
  • ancient,
  • existing from the beginning of time,
  • the starting-point.

The word 'primitive' suggests something 'backward' which in a way it is; but it is not how people think of this today. 'Prime' means 'first' or 'foremost' and the sense we should use this, and the Ur-Rune is that of 'The First Time' or the 'Dawn Time'. The Germans use the word ursache which is best rendered Ur-sache in order to emphasise the importance of the Root 'ur'. Thus we use the term Ur-spring meaning 'springing from the Ur or First Time'. 

We have emphasised time and again that ritual should be based upon the idea of 'recreating' this First Time or Primal Time (Ur-Time). This holds true of all Nature, since there is always and Ur-Form which we could render archetype - 'Primal Type' (Ur-Type). We can see this in the way that Nature works, for when man alters the natural form of plants through 'breeding' new varieties, many of these, when seeding, revert to their original form. Take, for instance, the 'thornless' blackberry which is wholly unnatural; when this seeds, or even when it reproduces by 'layering', some of the species reverts back to having thorns, proving that Nature produces the Ur-Form which is the most natural form. 

We can also understand the nature of Ur when we consider that the foetus is a kind of 'blueprint' for the living being produced. Certain sensitive people can see the 'blueprint' of plants, the energy-field that surrounds all life, and which includes human beings. It seems to be a fact that such 'sensitives' have been able to see this energy-field as complete even when an individual has lost a limb. This 'blueprint' can thus be equated with the Ur-Form which is the original form of life. 

The Aurochs is the Ur-Ox or 'Primal Ox' and thus the first form of this mighty creature. We should perhaps note the change from 'ur' to 'aur' in this word, which suggests the two prefix's are interchangeable. This seems to be proven by the more famous 'OM' which is sounded more like 'AUM' and is indeed spelt this way as an alternative, used to emphasise the sound. In Wodenic Lore the Yr-Rune represents Ymir, where the 'Y' may be sounded as 'Au', maybe something like the Old English cyning pronounced 'cooning' rather than 'kin-ing'. Again, it should be noted that the Yr-Rune, as shown below contains the Ur-Rune -

We should also note that AUR can also be seen as OUR which is a form of the 'collective'; the Ur-Form is the basic form of the collective species as a whole. This gives us hope for the future of our Folk, if only we can delve further into these ideas. The Aryan Folk has an Ur-Form or 'Primal Form' to which it would revert if it were to once again become 'wild'; a return to the 'wilderness' would be the key to this regeneration of our Folk. We need to become more 'primitive' in many ways, especially (at this time) in regard to seeing ourselves as having to live in this unnatural society, but not be part of it. We need to become Wolf's Heads within this dying society. 

The Ar-Man should thus be seen as the Ur-Man whose symbol is the Ur-Man-Sul - the 'Column of the Ur-Man'. The 'Primal Irminsul' is seen in the above English Yr-Rune. The Younger Futhark and the Armanen Runes have a totally different glyph -

This is the Yr-Rune which becomes the Calc-Rune within the English Rune-Row; it is the 'Death-Rune' at one level, though this meaning refers more to the Death Mysteries than to any negative sense of the term. It can be the 'Yew-Bow' since the glyph shows this too, so this is the link between the two runes in their glyph-form. 

The ideas of 'Primal Ice' and 'Primal Fire' (Ur-Ice & Ur-Fire) can be seen in this light too, because they are Ur-Forms that existed at the 'beginning' - the Ur-Time. Again, this suggests that to gain the knowledge of anything we have to go back to their Ur-Form, that form that existed in the beginning - Ginnungagap. The term 'ginnunga' is merely 'be-ginn-ing' and 'gap' means a 'gaping chasm' or 'abyss'. This can also be seen as a 'gap' and I am here reminded of a certain method suggested to Carlos Castaneda by his shaman, Don Juan. This method of 'seeing' entails looking at the spaces in-between. For example, looking at a tree with its trunk, branches and leaves, but not at the tree itself but the spaces in between the leaves etc. This is thus the 'gaps' which exist 'in-between' the physical reality. 

Eoh & Eh

Runebinder has covered some of this in his Volkische Runology so this is a short piece that I hope will complement his original ideas. 

The Eoh-Rune is the Thirteenth-Rune having the meaning 'yew' and thus connected to the Yew-Tree which is sometimes seen as the Tree of Immortality. The IE Root *aiw- means -

  • Vital Force,
  • Life-Force,
  • Long Life,
  • Vigorous Life,
  • Eternity,
  • Life Everlasting.
The Sanskrit ayuh means 'life' or 'health' giving rise to the Ayurveda. From these meanings we can see how the Yew-Tree, although being a very poisonous tree, is linked to immortality, eternity and to the Life-Force or Vital Force. 

The Eh-Rune means 'horse' or 'twin horses'; this is a glyph of two horse's heads facing each other, bound into one rune-stave. But this rune is connected to the Eoh-Rune not only through the name-sound but also through the concept of 'Life-Force' or 'Life-Energy'. Firstly, there are two things that should be noted, two ideas that link the runes -

  • The Yew-Tree is (at one level) the World Tree, upon which Woden hangs in his Self-Sacrifice.
  • The tree upon which Woden hangs is called The Steed of Ygg, thus being seen as a horse
We have a clear link between the two runes through these ideas, notwithstanding the names of the runes which are so similar. Runebinder has pointed out that in the Lord of the Rings we have names such as Eomir and Eowyn which relate to 'horse'. If we go to his Book of Lost Tales we find the figure of Eoh who is slain by Beorn, his brother, and Hengest and Horsa have to avenge the death of their father Eoh. Tolkien has woven the story of Hamlet into his English Mythology. We have the prefix eo(h) used for 'horse', even though the rune is eh. 

In the Vedas we find the horse - Ashwa - (*) being force, whilst the cow is symbolic of light. This force thus appears to be connected to the IE Root *aiw- and to the Yew-Tree, and to the Horse. Of course, the Vedic Aswins - the equivalent to Hengest and Horsa - are thus connected to these ideas -

  • Power and Light.
  • Knowledge and Will.
  • Consciousness and Energy.
  • Go (Light) and Ashwa (Force-Energy).

(*) Note the name Ashwa which hints at the 'Ash-Tree'; now, even though Bede may have been wrong when he stated that AEsc was the progenitor of the AEscingas which were the kin of Hengest and Horsa there may still be some link here. They were the Oiscingas related to Oisc/Oski: both the Ash-Tree and Yew-Tree have been seen as representing the World Tree.

So we have the 'steed' (horse' and the 'tree' both of which are linked here through these two runes. The horse was widely used as a Solar Symbol, sometimes interchangeable with the Dragon. Most of the tribes here in England at the time of the Romans used the Solar Horse on their coins, and were certainly heirs to the most ancient Solar Religion. 

The English runes eoh-eh show the link best, but it can still be found in the CGF runes aiwaz-ehwaz, although the letters are not as similar as the English. The horse is symbolic of the Force of Life because it is swift-moving. 

There is also here a link with the Yr-Rune which means 'Yew-Bow' and which has the ideas steed-warrior-aethlinga written into both rune-meanings in the Old English Rune Poem. There is yet another hidden link here because within the Ur-Rune is the Irminsul, and 'ermine' has the Root *ermin- which can (at one level) mean 'fast-moving'. Again, the Irminsul is another version of the World Tree. The 'horse' and the 'tree' once again. The glyph above is the Ur-Irminsul as seen from its being Ur & Irminsul. 

Horses draw the chariot of the Aswins, but they change to swans in its upward movement. The 'Chariot of Ing' is the Great Bear whose movement stems from Bootes, the Constellation of Ing and 'driver' of the Waen. 

Wednesday 10 July 2019

The Gifts of Ing

There are three runes which can refer to the 'Gift of Ing', together with a fourth which, if used in an alternative version, means the same -
  • The Ing-Rune
  • The Edel-Rune
  • The Gar-Rune
  • (The Stan-Rune - Stone of Ing)

The Ing-Rune

This rune is made up of two Gyfu-Runes, one on top of the other, which is the 'Kan-Fusion Ing-Rune'. Placed upon its side makes the 'Ur-Fusion Ing-Rune'. The Germanic Ing-Rune is seen as the 'diamond-shaped' centre. Thus 'Gift of Ing'.

Since this is the Rune of the Blood then the 'Gift of Ing' is the Sacred Blood and the Blood Memory. This 'gift' is held deep within the Blood of the Arya, awaiting its time to be awakened. This is also symbolic of the Gift of Immortality since Ing is the 'Resurrected God'. This rune also represents the Igneous Blood or Fiery Blood of the Serpent. 

The Edel-Rune

This rune is a 'bind-rune' made up of the Gyfu-Rune and the Germanic Ing-Rune, thus again 'Gift of Ing'. This time the rune represents the 'Gift of Ing' as the homeland (Heimat), specifically the ancient 'Race-Land' known as At-al-land, where once the English Tribes dwelt. This land sank beneath the North Sea, the last part around the area of the Dogger Bank. 

England is the 'Land of Ing' and thus is also the 'Gift of Ing' to his Folk, the English. Whereas the Ing-Rune can be connected to the English Folk, the Edel-Rune is connected to the Land of Ing. The IE Root *at-al can be related to 'over' or 'beyond' and thus this rune recalls that At-al-land sank beneath the waves and yet the Gods drew these lands into another dimension of time and space, so they are still there but cannot be reached except by the Straight Road as Tolkien asserts. 

The idea of 'Ley-Lines' is a modern invention but it is certainly true to say that most ancient sites are sited on straight lines. These are usually seen to be 'energy-lines' or 'dragon-lines', but legend tells us that such straight tracks were called the 'Dead-Ways' and associated with the dead and thus with the Ancestors. There is thus a possibility that Tolkien's ideas on the Straight Tracks are linked to these Dead Ways and this also may apply to these ancient lands which exist in a parallel world. 

The Edel-Rune is also symbolic of Atlas (At-al-as = the Racial Ase) holding the world upon his shoulders. This symbol appears in old texts but in a rounded form. This rune is thus, like the Gar-Rune, connected to the human spinal column as well as the world axis. 

That the rune is associated with Spirit is clear through the rune-name 'Od' (Od-al) and also with the 'Od-Force' or 'Wod-Force' which is that of 'Divine Madness' or 'Intoxication'. 

The Gar-Rune

Once again, this has a Gyfu-Rune and Germanic Ing-Rune, but these are separate runes as opposed to the Edel-Rune which is a 'bind-rune'. This is the Spear of Woden which is the 'Gift of Ing' like the other two. However, this rune represents the Sacred Centre or Cosmic Axis, at a microcosmic level the human spinal column. This itself is interesting since the side-view of the spinal column is the Serpent whilst the frontal view is that of a downward-pointing Spear. 

In the most ancient texts the 'World Tree' has its roots in the heavens and its branches in the Earth, and is upside-down. Since Iggdrasil is the cosmic representation of the same idea as the human spinal column then we see here that the 'Spear' (Cosmic Axis) is upside-down. The 33 runes run from Feoh at the top down to Gar at the base of the coccyx.

The 'spearhead' is thus the last four runes - Cweorth, Calc, Stan, Gar, which are the Graal-Runes. Thus, the 'Gift of Ing' to his Folk is the Mysteries of the Graal, and the Way to Immortality, when Man can overcome himself to become the God-Man. Gar, as the Cosmic Axis, represents all 33 runes which are found on the spinal column (24 vertebrae, 5 sacrum, 4 coccyx). 

I was watching a video on Kundalini Yoga which made some interesting points on the 'chakras'. The Rishis who wrote down the ancient texts as 'seers' did not allocate the seven colours of the rainbow to them, as we have been led to believe. This is a 'New Age' thing created in modern times. In fact the images given to these 'chakras' was very basic, perhaps allowing for flexibility in the individual thinking. It was suggested that the 'chakras' are the means of visualising these centres to allow the rise of the Kundalini and thus created by the Rishis for this purpose. 

This idea can be used in our runic work, and the visualisation of the 33 runes going downwards from the neck to the base is thus a meditation practice that is valid. This also goes for the Three Cauldrons which, like the chakras, can have correspondences developed that are there to aid each individual in meditation. We have used the term Mount Me-Ru from the Hindu Texts because this means 'Mount of Measurement of the Runes' (to us). This is the 'Sacred Mountain' as well as the 'Sacred Tree'. Iggdrasil has an alternative name meaning 'The Measuring Tree'.

The diamond-shaped Ing-Rune represents the Sacred Island which is the 'Gift of Ing'; the shape of England, according to two Roman historians, was that of an elongated diamond, as the Ing-Rune. Maybe there is a link to the island where the Last Battle will take place - Oskopnir - which I believe to mean something like 'odd-shaped'. Alternatively, on a conjectural level, this could be 'O-skop-nir' where the 'O' is often squared off into a diamond-shape - 'Ing-Shaped'.

We have to note here that the above ideas can only be equated to the English Rune-Row, since the Common Germanic Futhark contains the Ing-Rune without 'Gyfu', and the Gar-Rune does not appear at all in this rune-row. Only the Odal-Rune would have this meaning. This has to be an important point since the English Rune-Row is specific to the English Folk and the 'Friends of Ing'. These are 'English Mysteries'. 

The Stan-Rune

Strictly speaking we should include the Stan-Rune when used in the above form; this contains the Ing-Rune and is used within the Ar-Kan for the 'Holy White Stone of Ing'. Since the clear message on the Stone is 'Gift of Ing' then using this rune to symbolise this particular Ancient Stone is quite valid. 

The usual version of the Stan-Rune does not have this feature, but is made up of two Eh-Runes and thus perhaps linked to Hengest and Horsa, and even the White Horse Stone. The rune is certainly associated with the horse. With the rune before this - Calc - we have 'White Stone', and thus we have 'White Horse' which is the steed of Hengest and Horsa. It is said that a horse's head is carved on the White Horse Stone, but although there is something on it this is not clear at all. 

The White Stone of Ing

The 'Gift of Ing' is here Fire and this is the Firestone; one photo of this, as Runebinder has pointed out, has a Feoh-Rune on the top, symbolic of the Solar-Fire connected to the Solar-Wisdom. Even though this is not on the stone itself, merely on the photo, its appearance is still significant. Each of the runes here is made up of a number of Germanic Ken-Runes - 'Fire-Runes'. 

The Ing-Rune is an Edel-Rune to which is added the Ken-Rune - Rune of the Fire-Serpent. Runebinder has pointed out that this is the 'Crowned and Conquering Son' or 'Crowned and Avenging Son' - Wid-Ar. Ing represents the 'sap' which arises in the spring; it thus represents the Blood that circulates, just as the 'sap' circulates around the plants. The 'Blood' carries the 'Spirit'; this is the Mystery of the Blood. 

Then we have certain sword-names that contain the word '-ing' -

  • Miming - The Memory of Ing.
  • Nothung - The Need of Ing.
  • Balmung - ?

These swords are just named without any reference to why they are named so; we do not know much about them because we are not told. Julius Evola mentions a sword-sheath named 'Blood Memory', so here again we have links between blood-memory-sword. I have mentioned before how 'Ing' and 'Igg' could be linked together, and even with the same sound. In the by-names of Odin we find that he states that he was 'Igg' before he became 'Woden'; in certain Norse Sagas names with Ing- are of 'one-eyed' figures, which has to be symbolic. 'Iggdrasil' is the 'Steed of Igg' - the 'Steed of Woden', but why have it named after a former name of Woden