Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Runic Postures

Here is a video of the 33 Ar-Kan Rune-Lag stances performed by Wulf at a site next to the Long Man of Wilmington in the South Saxon Mark of England. (It is recommended that this be viewed as it is and not on full screen which seems to blur the images.
All 33 runes can be done as a posture, moving slowly from one to the next; The idea is to make all of them harmonise and flow one to the next. There have been some slight changes to the rune-postures since this was done some years ago and I hope that the whole thing can be redone on a future video as soon as we get time to do it.
Each rune-stance should be accompanied by a rune-chant or rune-gealdor as the stance is performed. The rune-names can also be found on a post on this site, though they are certainly not static and can vary with the practitioner.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Woden Brotherhood

The Woden Brotherhood is the Inner Order of the Woden Folk-Religion and works with the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag together with the Hearth of Heruli which operates in the South Saxon Mark. This is being developed into an Cultic Oath-Brotherhood that will preserve the Inner Mysteries of the Woden Folk-Religion and will act as the Guardians of the Blood - the Blood Guard.

The Ar-Kan Rune-Lag is an evolving runic system, and develops the runes in accordance with the Saxon Mysteries (English Mysteries). This system carries on the tradition of Guido von List and the Armanen Orden but as a unique English system for the English Folk. It is thus essential that this is developed through an Inner Order - the Woden Brotherhood. I have shown what the name Ar-Kan Rune-Lag means, and this has to be understood as the means to the Resurrection of the Arya. This is an Aryan Runic System which is why I have referred to the Saxon Mysteries (the Saxons being the AEthlinga Caste or 'Noble Caste' i.e. the Arya).

Many years ago the original Woden's Folk Activists swore a blood-oath (using a drop of their own blood) on the WF Blood Flag, an oath that cannot be broken and has stood the test of time. This Blood Flag represents Woden's Folk itself and the Folk of Woden, given to us by Wulfgar of the Wolf's Head Hearth and which has the Edel-Rune (Odal-Rune) of the Blood & Soil stitched onto it. This is used only at the Ancestral Rite which has become a Folk-Tradition now.

The symbol of the Woden Brotherhood is the flower known as Edelweiss which is a white alpine flower whose name translates as 'Noble White' - a fitting symbol for our sacred blood struggle. The name itself is taken from the Edel-Rune which (as we have said) refers to Blood and Soil - the mystical link between the Blood of the Folk and the Soil of the Folkland. So we do have here, in this simple symbol, the mystical link between the Blood of our Folk through the Edel and also the essence of our race - the White Race. This is also a clever play-on-words for the German 'weiss' which means 'knowledge' (hence the English 'wise'), and thus Edel-Knowledge which refers to the Knowledge of the Ancestral Heritage. We have thus linked the Woden Brotherhood directly to the Blood Flag through this symbolism.

The 'Ancestral Heritage' can be seen as the Secrets of the Runes which are the key to the Blood-Memory and to the history of our Folk, going back to Thule-Scandi during the last Golden Age. The difference between the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag and the Armanen Runes is that we use the original 33 runes of the Frisian Rune-Row (Freya's Rune-Row) whereas Guido von List and the Armanen used a unique 18-Rune system he 'discovered' whilst recovering from a cataract operation which sent him blind. This, of course, hints to us that it was the god Wotan who guided him and gave to him this knowledge for the Folk. This certainly does not invalidate this as a rune-row because it was done through a mystical experience - indeed it makes it vastly more important since what we have of the old rune-meanings will not give us the full story. But the work of the Woden Brotherhood is to continue this tradition, and to bring into the light new Keys to the Mysteries of the Ancient Runes.

We shall now call the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag 33 rune-row by the name Saxon Runes since these are the Runes of the Arya and also contain the keys to the Resurrection of the Arya - what we call the Gral-Runes (Cweorth-Calc-Stan-Gar). These last four have no rune-meanings which is because they are transcendent runes - Gral Runes - that can have no meanings at a mundane level  but do have meanings at a higher spiritual level as the Gral-Runes. The last rune - Gar - which is the Spear of Woden - tells us that these are the 'Gift of Ing'. This rune represents the Sacred Centre and thus the rune-row is indeed the 'Gift of Ing'.

Since the Saxons worshipped the High God of the Arya  (Irmin/Arman) then they must (according to the Listian Tradition) represent the Armanen - the Priesthood. This must be so if von List is correct in his interpretation of the three castes, the Armanen being the Priesthood Caste, and thus the Ingvaeones being the farmer-provider caste (this fits with Sheaf-Ing as the bringer of agriculture). I have developed this further in the Saxons in England. This is why I have seen fit to move towards an Irminist Cult which would be a must to develop this idea further and create a true Woden Priesthood - even though this not be a form of centralised priesthood. Thus the change in role of the Woden Brotherhood in order to bring this about.

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag

Ar - This has the Aryan Root *ar which means 'movement' and also 'to plough' which links this to the title Arya. It is also connected to the Sun, hence the idea of 'movement' or rather 'apparent movement'. The Arya were the People of the Plough, and here we can connect this to Sheaf-Ing who was the Aryan Culture-Bearer who brought the growing of corn to the Folk at the end of the Golden Age. Ar-Ra is a formula for the Sun as the Spiritual Sun-Physical Sun with the last part being the Egyptian name of the Sun-God.

Kan - The Aryan Root *gan or *kan has the same meanings as the Ken-Rune or Kan-Rune, that of 'generator'. Thus Ar-Kan has the same meaning as Aryan - 'Sun-Generator'. We have also the meaning 'to know' or 'knowledge' ('ken' or 'Kenning') and thus 'Sun-Knowledge' or 'Solar Knowledge'. This rune is also associated with the Serpent-Knowledge which is inherent in the Ken-Rune itself. The Serpent is also connected to the Kundalini (Kun-dal-ini) or Kandil-Force, which could be represented by the candle - i.e. 'Fire' or 'Flame'. This is the Fire-Serpent or Fire-Snake.

The title Ar-Kan is thus the 'Sun-Generator' and the 'Solar Knowledge of the Fire-Snake'. Ar is also the Eagle and the 'Law of the Arya', as well as being symbolic of the Imperium. This is the Sun-Eagle or the Solar Hawk which represents the 'Solar Mysteries' and the 'Mysteries of the Arya'. The Eagle, perched on top of Iggdrasil/Irminsul is symbolic of the Sky-Gods (AEsir-Gods) and of Asgard. The Hawk between the eyes represents the Third-Eye or the Hawk-Eye which is opened through the Sun-Initiation and the awakening of the Fire-Snake.

Rune - This means 'secret' or 'mystery' and refers to the 'secret knowledge' - in fact the Secret Knowledge of the Arya. The fact that the runes are actually 'secret symbols' attests to them being far more than alphabetical letters, as some would have us believe. The word speaks for itself.

Lag - The meaning of this relates to the Lagu-Rune in the sense of its meaning of 'law' or 'to lay down'. The term Or-lag or Ur-lag means 'Primal Laws' or 'Primal Layers' both of which refer to the same concept - that which is and remains eternally. This is something original and that has been forever, and will be forever. It is a concept outside time and space. The runes existed eternally, it was Woden who recovered their secrets through his self-sacrifice on the Gallows-Tree.

Ar-Kan Rune-Lag -

1. The Aryan Secret Law.

2. The Aryan Secret Way.

3. The Secret Law of the Solar Knowledge.

4. The Secret Law of the Eagle-Serpent.

5. The Mysteries of the Sun-Dragon.

These are some of the ways to look at the meaning of this runic system, and we can relate these to the root-terms of Iggdrasil and Irminsul -

Igg-dra-sil -

Igg = The Terrible One

Dra = Dragon

Sil = The Sun

This refers to the 'Sun-Dragon of Igg' and is thus an alternative to the 'Steed of Igg' which is the literal meaning, we are told. The root sil can also mean 'column' as does sul in the word 'Irminsul'. So here we have the alternative 'Dragon-Column of Igg'. To understand this we may see Iggdrasil - the World Tree - as representing the Milky Way (our own galaxy) which has a spiral form, i.e. it turns and twists (like a Coiled Serpent or Dragon). At the top of the tree is an Eagle and around the base a Serpent - the 'Serpent-Eagle' symbolism. This also represents the White Tree symbolic of the White Race. In this symbolism the Eagle at the top represents the Arya (ruling caste) and the Solar-Hawk the opened Third Eye which sets the Arya apart as an elite over the Race.

The White Coiled Serpent is also the White Dragon which is symbolic of the Milky Way and also of the English Folk. In the Greek tongue the sound 'ng' is spelt 'gg' so we can perhaps see 'Igg' as 'Ing'. This is indeed not so fanciful when we find that certain 'Celtic' legends from around these islands refer to an ancient god with the Root *ing in his name, and he is a one-eyed god. Igg or Ing may well refer to a Primal Archetype of which Woden became through his evolving into the High God.

Ir-min-sul -

Ir - This refers to Ir, Er, Irmin, Ermim, Eremon, Ar-man, Aryaman etc. who is the Divine Ancestor of the Arya.

Min - This is the meaning of Ir-min which is the full name of Ir or Er.

Sul - The root *sul refers to the Sun and also to 'column' so this is the 'Column of Irmin'.

In this case the Irminsul is associated with the Arya and in particular to the Saxon Nation who were obviously Arya and the ruling elite over the English Nation. The Irminsul is made up of three levels which represent the three levels of being - Asgard/Midgard/Hela. At the top is the Eagle (or Swan) and at the base are the three roots of the World Tree. The column thus connects the three levels of being, with the Eagle (or Swan) at the top representing the Aryan Elite of the Race.

We can see the Irminsul in the 'royal roads' of Britain, since these are the Ermine Street (Irmin), Watling Street (Wade) which are the A1 and A5 trunk roads connecting England-Scotland-Wales. These branch off at the area of London into the Ermin-Watling roads, as the Milky Way is the Weh that branches into Wan-Wil. This shape is that of a Y with the base-part Weh and the branches Wan & Wil. When this Y-shape is put under the Ur-Rune (inverted V) this becomes the Ang-Rune which represents the Three Crowns of Anglia. This is symbolic of the Wolsunga Trunk branching into the Wulfinga-Heodeninga tribes, both offshoots of the Wolsunga.

We can see how complex the meaning of this runic system is, and that it contains many levels of meaning. It is also clear that this system is linked to the Island of Albion - the White Island - through the 'Royal Roads' of Albion and through the Seventh Sword (Albion). The symbol of Irmin, as can be seen on German woodcuts of this god, is the White Rose which is linked to the White Rose of Albion. Irmin is the High God of the Saxon Nation and the Arya, and thus the 'White Island' is ruled over by Irmin and is also symbolised by the Irminsul - as the Royal Roads tell us.

The names Ir-Er can also be rendered Ar so the term Ar-Kan can also refer to Ir-Kan and the 'Knowledge of Ir/Er'. Thus we have yet another meaning of the Secret Knowledge of the Law of Ir. The Milky Way was called Iring's Way by the Saxons, and here we have another version of the name Ir, as Ir-ing or the 'Son of Ir'. The root-sequence Ar-Er-Ir-Or-Ur can also be seen as importance, since we find three of these roots (Ar-Er-Ir) in the names Ar-man/Ermin/Irmin. Since the root-words Or-man/Ur-man would mean 'Primal Man' this too connects to the idea of the Divine Ancestor (of the Arya).

The Irminsul is the symbol of the Saxon Nation and since we see it 'imposed' upon the Islands of the Mighty in the shape of the Royal Roads, then the destiny of the Saxon Nation is to regain their sovereignty over the English Nation through the power of the White Dragon and the White Rose of Albion. As I have shown before, not only does the name Albion mean 'White Island' but it can also mean Island of the Elves and who is the Lord of the Elves but Ingwe (Ing)? The root *alb is a different rendering of *aelf (elf) which we can see in the name 'Alboin' which translates into Old English as 'Aelfwine' ('Elf-Friend').

It would seem clear that the name 'East Anglia' can be seen to be just that 'East Anglia' and not 'East Angles', and thus the land of England would have been split into West Anglia and East Anglia - thus 'Anglia' being 'England'. Connect this to what I have said about the Ang-Rune and we can see the symbolism coming into force through the Three Royal Roads of Anglia, symbolised by the Irminsul that connects England-Scotland-Wales. Indeed, the A5 goes from London (England) all the way to Holyhead ('Holy Head') which is in Anglesey - 'Angles Island'. The A1 goes from London (England) and through to Edinburgh ('Edwin's Burgh) named after the English king - Edwin. This area was once known as 'Saxony'.

According to Guido von List the Y-shape is the Ur-glyphic Irminsul which fits perfectly with the Royal Roads of Albion. Strangely enough this Y-shape also occurs on the Holy White Stone of Ing, linking the Gyfu-Rune and the Ing-Rune, and thus being the Gift of Ing. Turned upside down this is an alternative Ken-Rune which makes Fire the 'Gift of ing'. I have just shown how these islands are the Isles of the Elves ('Shining-Ones') and that Ingwe (Ing) is the Lord of the Elves so the 'Gift of Ing' could be the Royal Roads of Albion placed there as the symbolism of the resurrection of the Saxon Nation.

Ingwe is the Divine Ancestor of the English Folk, and that his Holy Stone can be found in the South Saxon Mark (Sussex) has to be significant, especially in view of the fact that the Long Man of Wilmington is in the same county. The figure of the Long Man can represent the Saxon Irminsul (Ear-Rune) as well as the Cweorth-Rune ('Fire-Twirl') and is Waendal - the World-Turner. This is the God of the Sacred Centre, and this figure represents the Sacred Centre of the Woden Folk-Religion here in England.

The secrets of the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag are many and work at many levels of meaning. The work of the Woden Brotherhood and of the Hearth of Heruli has only just started on this new and unique system based upon the 33 Saxon Runes.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Folkish Runes

I am going to use the term Folkish Runes in order to distinguish the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system from the 'academic' study of runes, which really means that the rune-meanings stay the same eternally simply because new insights are dismissed because they are not 'valid' and 'historical'. Guido von List had a mystical experience whilst blinded through a cataract operation, and thus created the 18-rune Armanen System and the High Armanen Orden which disseminated his teachings. Other rune-magicians and rune-workers also took up this system and developed it with their own ideas - and thus it became a working system for the German Revolution that brought the Triumph of the Will in 1933.

The Armanen System has been taken up by Don Miguel Serrano of Chile who has further developed this system, added more ideas to it, and created a working system designed to achieve the Resurrection of the Arya. It can thus be seen that the runes are not static and do not have set meanings, but evolve themselves through the work of Initiates who gain further insight into the use and meanings of the Ancient Runes. Without these insights the runes would not be effective at all.

We should never dismiss academic study since these people are the experts in their field and have access to the books for research, which we will not always have. But what we need to realise is that academics are only 'experts' with the material that they have, which in the case of the runes is very little. And their work could never go any further unless new material came to hand; it is also true to say that much dogma creeps in when we realise that much of what is done is no less 'speculation' and 'individual interpretation' than that of the more magico-mystical rune-workers who are inspired (by Woden) to gain new insights into the Runic Mysteries.

Those people that criticise the work of the more magico-mystical rune-workers are usually the people who cannot gain insights into the runes, maybe because they were never meant to. Because their work can go no further it seems they do not wish anyone else to achieve what they cannot. It would be far better if such people were to cease their criticism and to work the way they are able to work, and with their academic knowledge were to put forward the facts of what there is, and then others could interpret these and so help the runes to evolve.

If we look at the Anglo-Saxon Rune-Row we can see clearly that every rune-meaning is mundane and linked to the material level - on the surface. If we take these meanings literally these meanings would serve very little purpose at all. But when we consider that ancient teachings were based upon symbolism then we can begin to see the purpose behind each rune-meaning. It is also important to note that the rune-staves have shapes that give us more information about each one. One example is the Rad-Rune which is a zig-zag shape (Blood) running down a Pillar (Upright Stave) and thus is the Rune of Sacrifice. Nowhere is this meaning given in any of the rune-rows, but the symbolism gives us these insights. This rune is also connected to the Dream of the Rood in that the rune-name links to the Rood (Gallows-Tree) and also to the Hanged God on the Bleeding Tree which features in this Old English text. Again, nowhere do we find this in the rune-poem, but the idea is inherent in the rune-stave and others works that give further insight into this meaning.

When I was young I kept experiencing visions of an ancient book that opened and showed me ancient knowledge. This I could not understand at the time, until I grew a little older and started to read and to study in order to gain knowledge. Then the visions stopped. Looking back on this some Higher Power was forcing me into reading and gaining knowledge. But there is much more to this, since it would seem that certain books are meant to be read by certain individuals, as if they were written especially for them to read, and thus interpret. This would seem impossible when we regard time as linear, but when we consider that time is cyclic, then this seems far more feasible, since they were written at one point of a cycle in order to be interpreted at another point - and thus used in the Eternal Struggle that we have undertaken as Einheriar who are resurrected at certain times of the cycle to wage this Eternal Struggle.

After doing a meditation on the Tir-Rune one night before going to sleep (some years ago) I had a strange dream that I was standing on an open field looking up towards a Holy Mountain and a voice was telling me 'the polarity of the Earth is changing - this will herald the arrival of the Superman'. Now, nothing in any of the rune-poems suggest that the Tir-Rune has any meaning like this, but logic tells us that it is a rune of direction since it looks like an arrow (or spear) and an arrow is used to symbolise direction. So this rune actually does refer to polarity (which is direction) and thus the meaning of the dream has some truth in it that cannot be seen using an 'academic' approach to the runes.

We can use the Edel-Rune (Odal Rune/Adal Rune) as another example, since the basic meaning is 'inherited property'. On the surface, at the mundane level of meaning given in the rune-poems, this refers to the property passed on from generation to generation - i.e. the home and the land. However, the other 'inherited property' that we have is our genetic inheritance, passed down from generation to generation. So within the Odal-Rune we have the Folkish concept of Blood and Soil. The Blood (DNA - Genetic Inheritance) and The Soil (Inherited Land of the Folk - the Odal Right). The Odal-Rune is made up of a Germanic Ing-Rune and the Gyfu-Rune as a bind-rune, and thus has the meaning Gift of Ing (I think this was pointed out by Freya Aswynn in Leaves of Yggdrasil). The Ing-Rune in its Saxon version has the shape of the DNA Spiral and is thus associated with the Blood and the Genetic Inheritance which is the Gift of Ing. These two runes are linked in the Blood & Soil concept. This is the mystical link between the Blood of the Folk and the Soil of the Folkland.

In the Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem we find that 'Ing follows his waen eastwards over the waves' which if taken literally would be very much like Jesus Christ walking on water! But if we recognise the symbolism that underlies this statement we can find two simple meanings -

1. Ing (Venus - the Morning Star) follows the Sun-Waen (Sun) eastwards over the waves (day skies), and sets as the Evening Star in the West.

2. Ing (Bootes) follows Woden's Waen (Great Bear) eastwards over the waves (night skies) revolving around the Pole Star.

Now the whole thing makes sense, since we have not taken this as a literal meaning, but as a symbolic meaning. Indeed, the constellation of Bootes can be seen as an alternative Ing-Rune on some occasions. The figure of Ingwe/Ing can thus be seen as important to the most ancient Polar Mythos and also to the later Solar Mythos. But the symbolism of this figure is the same for both eras.

I have shown in my book and also in many of my writings how August 11th 1999 (Solar Eclipse) heralded the conception of the Age of Ing and also the Resurrection of Ingwe as the God of this World Age. I have also shown how the name Ingwe can also be found in certain 'Celtic' texts from these islands, and that the figure referred to is a One-Eyed God, which must link this to Woden in another of his guises - although this is not made obvious in any myth or legend in either English or Norse. Of course, we could consider the title 'Ygg' or 'Igg' as linked to Ing, since in the Greek Language the letters 'gg' are pronounced 'ng'.

On a rather more speculative level NG can be seen as the Broken S-word that has been re-forged, since the letters 'n' and 'g' are today separate letters, whereas originally they were one single sound 'NG'. The symbolism is clear in that this refers to the re-forging of the Broken S-word which itself symbolises the Resurrection of Ing. We have seen how the Odal-Rune is the Gift of Ing and we should note that the Gar-Rune is also the Gift of Ing (Ing-Gyfu bind-rune again) and this is the Spear of Woden. The famous sword Miming is the 'Memory of Ing', and taking all this together the figure known as Ingwe must have had some significance and importance that has been lost with time.

In interpreting the runes in these ways we are not changing the rune-meanings, we are merely giving new interpretations of them, which we could not do were we to consider their meanings in a 'historical' context, or through a literal interpretation of the rune-poems, rather than seeing them as symbols.