Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Thursday 12 November 2020


"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 Hooded Man Prophecy - October 31st 1993.

This has been covered before, but here I need to use this as the best example of what I am saying in this post. This was a piece taken from the Robin of Sherwood series on British TV, but this is an altered version, and the alterations make clear that this prophecy is valid for our times. This piece has 58 Words and the altered sentence is 'The Power of Light and the Power of Darkness are strong within him' which was originally 'The Powers of Light and Darkness are strong within him'. This piece has 58 Letters. Using English Gematria where A = 1, B = 2, C = 3 etc. the Number 58 gives us the word ROBIN - 18 + 15 + 2 + 9 + 14. 'The Hooded Man' is 'Robin Hood'.

A = 1, B = 2, C = 3, D = 4, E = 5, F = 6, G = 7, H = 8, I = 9, J = 10, K = 11, L = 12, M = 13, N = 14, O = 15, P = 16, Q = 17, R = 18, S = 19, T = 20, U = 21, V = 22, W = 23, X = 24, Y = 25, Z = 26.

To show that English Gematria, which was earlier used by David Lane (Wodensson) in his Hermetic Writings, is valid we should consider that there are 26 Letters of the English Alphabet, and that the word GOD adds to 26. Thus - 'The All' is 'The One'. It is necessary to understand that the above prophecy only came to light after a dream in which the altered parts were emphasised by being repeated twice so that I remembered them clearly on waking. I came across the writings of David Lane after this and this triggered the idea that English Gematria was the key to this. I came about this via a totally different approach to this than its originator.

WID-AR = 23 + 9 + 4 + 1 + 18 = 55.

INGWE = 9 + 14 + 7 + 23 + 5 = 58 (= ROBIN). 

WODEN = 23 + 15 + 4 + 5 + 14 = 61.

HOPE = 8 + 15 + 16 + 5 = 44. ("The Beginning and the End - The First and the Last".) 

We can see here how using certain numbers we can 'empower' ritual work; Woden would use 61 words perhaps and Wid-Ar 55 words. That Sacred Numbers are effective can be seen in the Magic Number 88 related to HelgiH, which is also two Wyn-Runes face-to-face as the Man-Rune - Rune of the Manu. 


Resurrection of the Spirit 88

The term BAB-COMET (Sajaha Prophecies) which I have associated with the Hale-Bop Comet adds to 61, the number of WODEN. This is how any form of gematria works, through the numbers added together in one word adding to the same as another word, seemingly unrelated, which links the two together in a subtle way. 


The concept of The Three Cauldrons is used far less that the Seven Chakras but this is used within the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag System so I feel that it needs some more attention. In fact the three centres which stand upon the Spinal Column are the Three Centres of Human Consciousness -

Head-Centre (Odroerir - Ansuz) - This is the Centre of Intelligence, since we use the terms 'use your head', 'he's lost his head', or 'he's got his head screwed on' and other terms suggesting intelligence.

Heart-Centre (Son - Lagu) - This is the Centre of the Emotions since we use the terms 'with all my heart', 'he put his heart and soul into the work', 'his heart was not in the job', or 'a heart to heart discussion' etc.

Base-Centre (Bodn - Ur) - The Centre of the Instincts since we say 'he had a gut feeling', or 'he's got guts'. This centre is thus that of the human instincts, but it is also a centre of will and strength.

A Chinese Scientist who works with acupuncture has proven (it seems) that there is a link between the brain and the gut, and that the gut does have 'consciousness, and indeed acts as a 'brain'. What this acupuncturist did was to use points on the gut area and after doing so did an MRS Scan on the patient and this showed up as changes in the nerves in the brain. I believe that some scientists have also looked at consciousness in the heart too. So what is said here is not just conjecture.

The squirrel, Ratatosk, runs up and down the World Tree, as does the runic formula run up and down - ALU-ULA. The base centre - Bodn - can mean 'Earth' (boden is 'earth' in German); but there is another meaning we can get from Old English -

boedan - to proclaim,

bodian - to announce,

boda - messenger.

Ratatosk is the 'messenger' that runs up and down the World Tree between the Eagle at the top and the Serpent at the bottom. 

The Rad-Rune has a 'column' (I) which represents the Spinal Column in Man; the reverse Sig-Rune is the Fire-Serpent which moves upwards along the Spinal Column. This is the ascending Current of Energy - the Igneous Fire. The Rad-Rune is thus Rata-tosk which is the ascending-descending energy associated with the Fire-Serpent.

It would seem obvious that the Base-Centre - UR - is the 'Primal Centre' or the 'Source'. This is the Hara-Centre which stands at the centre of the human body, and thus the 'Point of Balance'. This area contains the Manipura Chakra which is associated with Ingwe (Agni), the Swastika (Force of Fire), the Ram, and the mantra 'RAM'. Below this is the 'Water-Centre', whence Ingwe arises - the Absu - thus 'Fire-from-Water'. The Fire-Serpent lies dormant in the waters below the World Column. The Ur-Rune is also connected to the concept of 'our' and thus to the idea of 'vast' and 'infinite'. 

The Sanskrit rasa means 'vital essence' and rasayana means 'Elexir of Life'; these are the Life-Force associated with the 'Sap' in plants and the 'Blood' in Man. Here we can see the link to the Ing-Rune because Ingwe is the 'Sap of the Plants' and also the 'Blood of Man', and the Ing-Rune is the 'Rune of the Blood'. 

The use of the Formula ALU-ULA suggests that this Magical Force (which is what this is) works in two different worlds simultaneously, or two different dimensions if you like a modern term. Of course, the AEsc-Rune is the Ancestral Rune, and the Os-Rune is the Rune of the Ancestral God (Woden), so we can also use the alternative OLU-ULO Formula which invokes the Ancestral God rather than the Ancestral Spirits.