Friday, 14 August 2015

The Peorth Rune



The Peorth Rune is a very complex rune with many meanings at different levels. I am going to look here at some of the interpretations of the runes, some of my own and some from others who also study the runes. All runes have many meanings and no sole meaning can be given since they work at very different levels, though there is an underlying link between the meanings - as we shall see.

Rune of Wyrd - This is perhaps the most common interpretation of the rune, though the modern 'blank rune' (which has no place in the rune-rows at all) sometimes replaces this one. I have mentioned before how this rune could hide a play-on-words with the Old English weorth which would link it to the concept of Wyrd through the meaning 'to become'. The rune-name could well be linked to Perchta, a Germanic Goddess, just as the Beorc-Rune could be linked to Berchta and both rune-staves are subtly linked as will become clear later.

Birth-Rune - This idea seems to have been first suggested by Thorolf Wardle in a small booklet called Rune Lore which was published many years ago. In this he gives the usual translation of the Old English Rune Poem on this rune -

'Peorth is always play and laughter to the proud ones where warriors sit in the beerhall blithely together.'

Thorolf Wardle suggests this is a 'mistaken reading' and that the term wigan ('warrior') should actually be wifan ('wives'), and beorsele (beer-hall) should be beorthsele (birth-hall). Thus we have -

'Peorth is always play and laughter to the proud ones where wives sit in the birth-hall blithely together.'

Wardle thus suggests that the rune is linked to birth and this is suggested by the shape of the Beorc-Rune which is a glyph of a pregnant mother. The Beorc-Rune is thus an 'opened-up' Beorc-Rune which suggests birth. I will return to this theme later. The rune-stave itself looks like the posture of a woman giving birth.

On the Volkish Runology Blog Runebinder suggests that this is a glyph of a foetus, which of course it is - the shape itself suggests this. This fits with Wardle's suggestion that it is a birth-rune, although it adds another dimension to this since the foetus is a being that is forming and is born when fully formed. 

On this point we should also consider the symbolism since 'birth' - and more especially the foetus in the womb - is 'coming into being'. Indeed, this suggests that this rune is not just the foetus, but also the womb in which the foetus lies - especially symbolic of the time of birth when the womb 'opens'. This rune is the Beorc-Rune opened up in the act of 'birth'. 

The Dice-Cup - This is another meaning given to this rune and I am sure that this is also a valid meaning. Here I have to disagree with Thorolf Wardle in that the words of the rune-poem are a 'mistaken reading' for in my own opinion they are a play-on-words suggesting that both meanings are right. The reason that this rune suggests 'play and laughter' is because it refers to a board-game (Taefl) being played by the warriors in the beer-hall, and that the rune-stave is that of a Dice-Cup which was used for the game (though today the game is played without dice).






This is the shape that the dice-cup would have taken and which would have contained the dice to play the game. But it would seem that the stave not only represented the dice-cup but also the position taken up by those playing the board-game.





In the above we see two players with the Taefl-Board, each one 'sitting' (though there appear to be no actual seats) in the position of the Peorth-Rune. The poses seem clear, but this argument is given more weight when we look at the Horns of Gallehus -




There are eight figures shown on this horn in the runic-posture of the Peorth-Rune and if we look carefully at the figures we can see a link to the board-game and to the posture used for playing this board-game - 

  • The top row shows three figures, two facing each other and one behind the figure to the right, a figure which is dog-headed.
  • On the second row we have the same three figures, but this time between the two who face each other there lies a board (presumably a board-game), and the dog-headed figure has a 'lead' held by the figure furthest to the right.
  • On the far right of the second row are two figures facing to the left with a serpent between them. The figure on the right is facing another serpent.
  • On the third row from the bottom we have two men holding a board (-game) and beneath this board is yet another dog-headed figure holding the Peorth-Rune posture again. 
  • On the bottom row are what appears to be two boards and two dice, one above the other and both with three dots.
  • It should be noted that the rune-posture is that of sitting (which may also suggest a link to 'sitting out' (utiseti).

Anyone who has read the brilliant work of Katherine Kershaw on Odin and the Germanic Mannerbunde will see the connection that I am making here (which she does not make in the book). She mentions an ancient board-game played with dice and which the 'loser' was the 'dog' - it seems clear that the symbolism on the horn is that of a dog since it has a 'lead' and is thus 'tamed'. The game was linked to Rudra and to the Dark Goddess Kali, which shows how far we are going back. Kershaw also links this to Odin and the loss of his 'eye' - the dice having 'eyes' we must remember. 

We have to remember that such dice-games were not originally played for 'fun' as is the case today, but represented a cosmic battle between the Gods and the Joten which has been played out eternally. And we should note here that although the Taefl game is not played with dice - which makes it a game of logic and skill - originally it would have used dice - which would have made it a game of 'luck' and 'chance'. 

Although it is not obvious from what I have said above, there is here a suggestion of a link both to wyrd and to birth since the game of chance means that it is played as a means of seeing what could come into being which connects to both wyrd and birth both of which are linked to something coming into being. Basically, all of the above meanings are thus interconnected in a very deep and meaningful way, and the basic theme is that of coming into being or manifestation

What we have seen of the physical meanings of this rune now indicates a much deeper and more mystical meaning, that of anything that is coming into being or is coming into manifestation. We move to the next idea -

The Swan-Ship of At-al-land - Here again the rune-stave must be turned on its 'back' in order to see the meaning I am putting here -







I have shown this Mayan Stela before and it refers to the 'White Gods of the Amercas' and here to a red-bearded white god holding two 'hammers' - suggesting the Thunder-God, Thunor or Thor. I am not going to go deeply into this since I have been through this many times before, but this is the Swan-Ship on the Waters of Chaos which refers to the end of a world-age. It would seem that after the sinking of At-al-land in the north-west the inhabitants ('Giants of Renown') escaped and wandered into various other lands, taking with them a highly advanced knowledge of science and the stars, and thus giving this knowledge to the natives of the lands they set their new home in. 

That this was represented by the Swan-Ship is made clearer in many glyphs from Northern Europe where the ends are swan-headed and the ship contains a sun-wheel or a 'seed' (of rebirth). But on the above we can see serpents on the ship, which cam also be found on the horn too, together with the figures in the rune-posture. 

Again, we have here another symbolism connected to that which is coming into being or coming into manifestation since the boat carries the 'seeds of rebirth' of a new world-age and new Cosmic Cycle. This is the symbolic meaning of 'Noah's Ark' which is not to be taken literally but as symbolic of the 'seeds' of new life being protected from the great flood, these seeds being the new life of the coming world-age. So the meanings of wyrd, birth, board-game (of chance) and Swan-Ship are all interconnected at a deep level, all connected to the idea of birth, rebirth and resurrection, but not concerned with just the physical because this works on all levels. 





Here we have an example of the use of the rune which has a vital and meaningful purpose in its symbolism. The Swan-Ship carries the Spirit 88 (twin Wyn-Runes back to back, crossed by four lines each, this being symbolic of 'matter' and thus 'manifestation'). The Ing-Rune at the bottom represents the Morning Star of the Wanir inside which is the Spirit 88 symbolised by twin Wyn-Runes but with three staves symbolising 'spirit'. The 'generator' is the Irminsul shown here as an ur-glyphic Irminsul of three arms (Woden-Will-Weoh). 

Before I leave this subject I would like to look at the concept of Wyrd and its connection to the Wyrd Sisters or Norns. The Norns are usually seen to represent the past-present-future but this is better put by Garman Lord in The Way of the Heathen -

Wyrd (Urd) - 'That which is Woven'.

Weorthende (Verdandi) - 'That which is Becoming'.

Scyld (Skuld) - 'That which Shall Be'.

This gives a far better understanding of the role of the Norns or Wyrd Sisters (Waelcyrge) but I would comment that rather than 'That which Shall Be' we use the term 'That which Should Be' since the former suggests some form of predestination, and the name 'Skuld' suggests 'should' too. Looking at it this way the future is 'set down' but not predestined as such, since it can be changed by those powerful enough to do so. 

We should keep this in mind when using the runes since these too could be seen to be connected to the ideas above -

  • The 'weaving' of a 'rune-spell' using the runes sets down the purpose of the magical rite.
  • The runes are 'charged' in order to fulfil the idea of their 'Becoming' or 'Coming into Being'.
  • The purpose of the rune-spell would be the object of the magical rite, thus 'That which Should Be'. Again, this would be down to the rite being done rightly, and would thus be some change that should happen but which may not definitely come about (especially in the way intended). 
Notes -

1. Thorolf Wardle mentions an Old High German word gipurt meaning 'birth' which is cognate to the Old Saxon term giburian which means 'to befall', 'to happen'. and which is linked to the English bairn meaning 'child'. 

2. The Old English rendering of the rune-poem for Peorth is thus -

'Peorth byth symble plega and hlehter, thaer wigan sittath on beorsele blithe aetsomme'.

We should note that the original version has the term symble in it which does suggest the beer-hall or mead-hall where this rite took place. Since this rite was designed to increase the luck of the tribe what I have said about luck being connected to the dice-cup is further underlined. The way the line is written would suggest not to discount it altogether as a 'mistaken reading' since the mention of Symble suggests the mead-hall or beer-hall. But we could go even further with this since it makes the idea of the Symble even more of an important rite and not just a 'social drink' or 'offering' - it is designed to weave the wyrd of the group/tribe. In this case the Peorth-Rune could be used as part of this rite, used in its full meanings as put together here. 

3. In regard to the idea that peorth could also be rendered weorth - which is not out of the question when we consider the above ideas - the term weorth stems from an IE Root * war- which can also be rendered * wal- with the following meanings -

  • To speak, inform.
  • To choose, to like, to will, to believe.
  • To wind, to roll, to well up (as a spring).
  • To cover, to surround.
  • To be hot, to boil.
  • To drag, to tear, to pluck, to wound. 

The Root * war- gives us our 'wyrd', 'worth' and the Old English weorthan meaning 'to become', 'to be', 'to befall'. This is why the term waelcyrge could have been used in connection with the Wyrd Sisters. The idea of 'to choose' is also inherent in this root, as can be seen above; the Valkyries are the 'Choosers of the Slain'. 

4. Since the rune is symbolic of the Swan-Ship it is thus linked to the Germanic Graal-Hero, Lohengrin, who appears (and disappears) in a Swan-Ship. He is an avatar or chakravartin which seems clear from his story. Indeed, it is most likely that this Swan-Knight was lifted from the original tale of Scyld Scefing or Scef since he is the shipborne divine child who first appeared on the shores of Scandi in the north. 

5. It is clear that since our heathen forebears did blot or 'offering' before a battle they did not believe that the outcome of the battle was already preordained. They must have believed that they could influence the result through strengthening their luck by doing blot. This is also clear when using the runes, otherwise it would be of no use doing so anyway; their use is to create a change through the will of the rune-master. It should thus be noted that what we care to call 'prophecy' is not something that will definitely happen but something that could happen. 








Sunday, 9 August 2015

The Sacred Mountain and the Black Sun






These mysteries were revealed by a glass pyramid which I happened to buy in a local charity shop; this may seem a strange statement but to this day I do not know why I bought the object. I have been to Egypt many years ago and seen the mysterious pyramids and the giant statues of the pharoahs that look so European-like in their countenance, so have had a kind of fascination for these things. All I know is that the glass pyramid seemed to give out some kind of mystical 'aura' that I could feel when I put my hand above it, so I bought it on impulse. 

The Glass Pyramid has the figure of Tutankhamun inside it with the name 'EGYPT', and it seemed to me to be like the Glass Mountain of Germanic Myth, even down to the 'Sleeping-King' within it! If we are to believe certain accounts that state that Tutankhamun had North-West European blood then this is even more interesting. 

When I just looked at the pyramid from the top the shape that appeared was that of the Gar-Rune. This is that of a diamond-shape with an X-cross which breaks it up into four squares. This reminded me of the ancient make-up of Ireland with four counties, the central point being Tara in the central and fifth county. Each was a kingship and in the Glass Pyramid, when looked at from the top, the figure of King Tut can be seen in both upright and reflection, suggesting that this kingship works in two dimensions or two worlds. This make-up and Sacred Kingdoms would not have been restricted to Ireland, but has remained in their legends and myths for us to see. The name Erin, Eriu, and Ireland are all connected to the word 'Aryan' but also to 'Ir' or 'Irmin'. This itself tells us that this land was occupied by the Arya just as the Saxons were Arya and occupied England. (Indeed, if my source was right, the remains of a Saxon settlement were found beneath the Viking settlement of Dublin, something that was never widely published - of course!) 

I have shown in another post how the Gar-Rune is the rune of the Sacred Mountain with the X-cross as the Four Sacred Rivers that spring from the mountain. This is the White Mountain of the North which in Tibetan was the mountain of the Nine Swastikas. Mount Kailas (The Swastika Mountain) in the Himalayas is a physical representation of this Holy Mountain, and sacred to Shiva. The curved form of the X-cross in the Old English document actually suggests the Four Sacred Rivers. The biblical name Eden is itself interesting since it has to relate to the Edel-Rune through its root-sound. The Edel-Rune, of course, is the Rune of Thule-Hyperborea and the Rune of At-al-land. 

It is also suggestive that both the Edel-Rune and the Gar-Rune can mean 'Gift of Ing' since the Gar-Rune is made up of the Gyfu-Rune and Ing-Rune (G-Ung-nr) and the Edel-Rune is a bind-rune of these two runes. This also suggests that Ingwe was a very important figure linked to both Thule and At-al-land. We are going way back into the ancient past here, and in doing so we should not overlook the name Tara used of the Sacred Centre of Ireland, and thus originally the Sacred Centre of the Arya. The name is used of a goddess in Tibet - Arya Tara - and also as the Manu-Tara which is a legend from the Americas. We should now look at the name 'Tara'. 

Tar - to pass through, to bore, to penetrate, to turn.

       - to lift, endure, suffer (also as Tal)

       - to tremble

These all suggest to me a link to Atlas who 'lifts' the world on his shoulders, and thus 'suffers' through his 'endurance'. He is the brother of Albion.

We can also break the name into -

Ta - to stretch

Ra - Egyptian Sun-God.

Arya Tara is a goddess known to the Tibetans, an 'enlightened being' in Buddhist terms; Arya is the Goddess of the Arya and certainly a valid god-name that can be used. She would go back into the distant times and land of Thule. 

One of the greatest mysteries of the Pyramids of Egypt is the missing capstone of the Great Pyramid; we use the word 'missing' but this could just have well never been there at all, and suggests that the apex of the Great Pyramid is symbolic of the lost land of Hyperborea-Thule. This would suggest that this was also symbolised by a pyramid which itself was symbolic of the Sacred Mountain  which was on the Sacred Island known as Scandi/Thule/Atala. This Sacred Island was divided into four parts, four squares, each a kingdom in itself, at the centre (Sacred Centre) of which was Arya-Tara which was the Sacred Centre or Ur-Centre and the original point of origins. 

In The Sacred Triangle of Pagan Iceland Einar Palsson gives a rather convincing argument that some of the legendary names in Ireland stem from Greek roots, for example he cites Niall as Nelius. These names went to Iceland through Irish monks that settled there, hence Nial's Saga etc. There are some who see the Greek legends and myths as coming from Egypt and there is reason to suggest that there may be some truth in this. We have to understand that Egypt has a far more ancient past than we can imagine. It has been said that Scota - who gave her name to the Scots - was an Egyptian Princess, though the word 'Scot' more likely stems from Aryan Root *scu or *sku which means 'to cut' or 'to cleave' and is the same root as *sak from which we get the name Saxon. But the Scots did come from the north of Ireland, and the Milesians from the area of Spain, or at least passed through Spain. Legends tell us that the Tuatha de Danaan came from the Far North, and this is a very ancient legend. 

The Sacred Mountain has its reflection beneath it as the 'roots of the mountain'; it extends below the Earth as well as rising into the heavens. Its 'reflection' extends below and thus symbolises the Inner Earth where the Gods dwell, and which is the Thule-Hyperborea-Agharti-Shambhalla of myth and legend. This 'Lost World' is thus symbolised by the Diamond-Crystal which shines its light on this world from the 'Other-World' which has been 'lost' to us, but which remains in the Memory of the Blood. 

'X marks the spot' has always been a common saying, and thus the Mark X must have been symbolic of something important in the past, maybe going back into very ancient times. According to our Sacred Runes X means a 'gift' and is associated with Gefion who is a goddess associated with the marking out of an area of land. From this I can deduce that the Mark X has always been used as the marking out of a land broken into Four Kingdoms - i.e. that this was the Ur-Mark associated with the Ur-Lands and the Sacred Island of the North. 

In the Spear of Woden (Summer Sunstead 2015 Edition) I showed how the Gyfu-Rune relates to the Legend of Lady Godiva whose real title is Godgifu and whose tale may have more importance than we can imagine. Godiva or Godgifu is the 'Bride-Goddess' and thus Freya who is wed to Ingwe-Frey. (Here, once more, we have a firm link to Ing and the Gift of Ing, and since the 'gift' has always been the 'bride' then this refers to the Goddess Freya.) I also showed how this 'Bride-Goddess' (Godgifu) was also found in the tale of the 'Fine Lady' who rode a White Horse and is associated with Banbury Cross. 

Now, I have shown long ago how Banbury Cross may well have marked the central point of England - the Sacred Centre of England. The name itself suggests this - beran byrig - since the word beran actually means 'to bear' and this suggests the Sacred Centre since the word skambha (from which we get Shambhalla) also means 'to bear' and relates to the Sacred Pillar. So we have the Bride-Goddess (Gefion-Freya) associated with the Sacred Centre of England, just as Tara was associated with the Sacred Centre of Ireland. It is also perhaps a 'coincidence' that Godiva was the wife of Leofric who was one of four important kings who ruled under King Canute. Here we have four kings (kingdoms) ruled by a High King (Canute). We should also note the name Banbury Cross which hints at a link to the Gyfu-Rune and the Mark X. Again - X marks the spot!

Yet another meaningful coincidence today when I was sent a number of links to web-pages that concerned a crop-formation that appeared at Ox Drove near to Bowerchalke in Wiltshire. This formation was a Black Sun - the same as that at Wewelsburg except that the outer ring was changed to break the reversed sig-runes into four sections of three runes, and there were four small circles in the outer ring as well as the larger circle at the centre. These four circles, if they were joined by straight lines, would make a X-Cross. This circle appeared yesterday which was when I first started this post - 8th August 2015. The date makes the number 8 - 8 - 8 (8/8/2015) which has to be significant! 

The name of the area, Bowerchalke, suggests a 'Chalk Chamber' since 'bower' means 'chamber' from the Old English bur. This may be a burial chamber that once existed in the area, or may still exist today. 

This was after I had a very strange and seemingly long dream last night, the contents of which I could not recall upon waking, except that it ended as I opened a door out of a Glass Pyramid that I was in - the dream content I could not remember but I knew that it had given me knowledge that would be revealed soon. It was so strange to see this crop-formation and its symbolism the next day -
  • The Black Sun.
  • The alterations which broke the symbol into four sections, each with three reversed Sig-Runes.
  • The Central Circle and Four Outer Circles.
  • The X-Cross made by the Four Outer Circles.
  • The name of the area - OX DROVE.
  • The numerology from the date - 8-8-8. The date was when this post was started.
What is even more strange is that the last piece I wrote yesterday was about Banbury, which is in Ox-ford-shire. The Ox is symbolised by the Ur-Rune and here we were talking about Thule-Hyperborea-Atland and the Place of Origins

Before I am ridiculed for believing in some 'supernatural' force creating these crop-formations, I would be the first to admit that some of them may well be hoax's, since there has been widely-publicised accounts of certain people set up to do these. But I have kept an open mind on the subject since the time over 20 years ago that I witnessed what could have been the type of force that can create 'crop-circles'. This happened in the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales when I was taking a hike over to Druid's Circle above a place called Penmaenmawr. It was a clear still day, clear blue skies and no wind whatever; as we approached a small broken stone circle we heard what seemed to be a 'buzzing' sound (both my ex-wife and I heard this), which turned out to be the 'chattering' of leaves on a dead tree the other side of a dry stone wall (remember this was a still clear day). As we looked at this it seemed like a kind of vortex-wind swirling around the tree, and then it began to move in a straight line through the dry stone wall, reaching an area of long grass (found in wet areas) a mere couple of yards away from us. This vortex-wind instantly flattened the grass area into a circle! It then moved in a straight line, whisking up dust and dead grasses etc. and ending in the stone circle about twenty yards away. Both myself and my ex-wife could feel that this force was 'alive' and 'conscious' and it seemed to be 'watching' us. It is hard to relate this because it sounds so unbelievable to those who have never experienced such things. 

This was not in corn but in long grass, but the principle seems to be the same, and the grass was flattened in the same way as crop-formations and crop-circles. So I certainly feel - and know - that such formations can be done by some non-human force, since I have seen it with my own eyes. This was not the only time that I had witnessed the sound of 'buzzing' for it happened again in the same area, though on a road that led up the mountain and ended near to Druid's Circle. This happened in a grove of trees on another clear day with clear blue skies and no wind - but this time, although the day had been clear, just after this the skies went dark and a thunder-storm stopped us going up to the circle - which we took as an omen that what I was going to do needed to be done elsewhere. The 'buzzing' sound on both occasions was like the buzzing of a swarm of bees!

On August 11th 1999 there was a Solar Eclipse (Black Sun) and the Daily Mail clipping of this (which I have posted before) shows a central globe (Earth) with four planets in a Cross shape which may well relate to the Black Sun symbolism, since this is sometimes seen as a Zodiacal Symbol having 12 constellations around the Sun. (It should be noted that the usual 'zodiac' has been tilted so that Leo the Lion is at the northernmost point, otherwise the cross would be an X-Cross). 



Daily Mail Cutting - August 1999

I have gone through this on numerous occasions in publications, blogs and on our websites but I will go through it here to clarify some points -

  • The Sun, Moon and Venus (The Morning Star) are seen in the House of Leo the Lion; in Norse Mythology this house seems to have been symbolised by a Dragon - the White Dragon.
  • The 'Sign of the Son of Man' (the Ing-Rune) appears as the diamond-shape.
  • In the aforementioned Crop-Circle of the Black Sun we find four divisions of three, and four small circles on the outer rim - this fits with the zodiacal signs and planetary conjunction shown here.
  • This occurred on August 11th 1999 which was 16 years ago (8 + 8 = 16). This fulfilled prophesies that the Sun would 'turn black' (Solar Eclipse 8th August) and the 'hot stars fall from the skies' (Persied Meteor Shower 12th August). 

'When the Ice of the Darkest of Night melts away under the Fire of the Black Sun of the Inner Earth, the poison apple shall fall away, and the Sleeping Goddess shall awaken, throw off the White Wolf-Skin and arise renewed by the Golden Apples of the Immortals. When the Moon is under her feet and she is clothed in the Golden Sun, she shall bring forth the Divine Child of Light who will lead the English Folk in their Divine Mission against the Servants of Darkness.'

The Prophecy 88 - Wulf Ingessunu. (November 9th 2014).

This prophecy refers to the Black Sun of the Inner Earth and to the awakening of the Sleeping Goddess - Idunn - who is also named Isa or Isais (Isis in Greek Mythology). Her rune is the Is-Rune which is the Rune of Ice. (*)

(*) Many years ago I had a very vivid and spectacular dream of The Avatar immortalised in a Glass Dome, awaiting the time for his 'resurrection'. This fits with the theme of the Sleeping King which is here paralleled by this prophecy of the Sleeping Queen/Sleeping Goddess. This 'Sleeping-Goddess' is Idunn, also known as Arya, and she is the Soul of the Aryan Race and the Protector-Goddess of the Aryan Race. It is the Black Fire of the Black Sun that will awaken her, and here we have a Black Sun crop-formation in an area of England, around 10 miles from Stonehenge. 

'...from the other side he comes by Ilu's Hidden Sun
- then is the time.
In investigating the starry world,
look to the head of the bull. He brings the lance.
Weigher out of the star's measure:
From the head of Taurus to Aquarius.
Under the centre lies the Black Stone.'

Prophecy of Isais (reproduced from 'The Final Battalion' by the 55 Club).

Somewhere there is a thread that connects all of this together but as yet it has not been revealed - the time has not come to do so. The Black Sun crop-formation at Ox Drove has some significance and is a sign to us in this darkest hour - a Sign of Hope. 

Addition - August 10th 2015.

Last night I studied some of the stuff written about this crop-formation, most of which conveniently omits the fact that the symbol was used at the SS Ordenburg at Wewelsburg in the Old Saxon lands. A couple of the comments made were about the Lion presumably because August comes within the Constellation of Leo the Lion. There is also a connection between the Black Sun and August 17th though I will not go into details of this. 

The classical interpretation of the constellation that rules this period is the Lion, but I have shown before how the northern tradition could have seen this as ruled by a dragon and since the summer period is ruled by a White Dragon (we have the name 'Whitsun' which means 'White Sun' and is around the end of May but goes through the summer months) then we have the Black Sun in the House of the White Dragon - which was the same symbolism as the solar eclipse of August 11th 1999, and also very near to the same dating 16 years onwards. 

It is noticeable that 17th August 2015 would also be 8 - 8 - 8 (1 + 7 = 8, August is the 8th month, and 2015 adds to 8). It is then perhaps no coincidence that our next rite which we hold on August 17th each year has been altered this year from the 'Helgi Rite' to the 'Black Sun Rite'. This seems, to me, to confirm that this change is needed so we shall go on with this rite for this month. 

It should also be noted that at this time of the year the Constellation of Cygnus the Swan shows right above us here in England, and that this constellation links to the Long Man of Wilmington. At one level this rune is linked to Wid-Ar the Silent One - 'He Who Returns' - since this is the god who is 'resurrected' in order to avenge the 'death' of Woden at the hands of the Fenris Wolf. 

The Gar-Rune - The link between the Sacred Mountain/Glass Mountain and the Gar-Rune brings us to the concept that this rune is the Beginning and the End - The First and the Last since it works very much like The Fool of the Tarot Pack, coming outside the four sets of eight runes. This is the Spear of Woden or 'Sacred Lance' that is symbolic of the Cosmic Axis. As the Beginning and the End - The First and the Last this relates to the god-force (Avatar) that appears at the end of a world-age or cycle, and is 'resurrected' at the beginning of a new world-age or cycle. This is the god we know as Wid-Ar who is the archetype of The Hooded Man or The Divine Fool (Parsifal). As the rune outside the 32 rune-rows this must be numbered '0' which would be The Void, which itself hints at The Black Sun

Here in England the Glass Mountain is symbolised by Glastonbury - Glas-ton-burg in Somerset. This is a holy hill on top of which is a small disused chapel dedicated to 'St. Michael' who is a dragon-slayer, wielding a spear to slay the Dragon of Darkness. But this area is also associated with the Wild Hunt, if we are to believe the 'Celtic' legends of the area. Here we need caution though since the 'Celtic' name Ynys Witrin ('Island of Glass') was a very late edition and does not reflect the original name. It is thus just as likely that the 'Celtic' legend was also added much later, since the whole area was appropriated by the monks of Glastonbury, the legend of King Arthur added to it, and this was used to destroy the English Tradition by the Normans under William the Bastard and those who followed him - the true Saxon Kings and AEthlingas being replaced by the Norman-French-Breton lords. 

That Glastonbury was chosen as the place where Christianity first got a hold here would not be surprising in view of its sacred nature as symbolic of the Sacred Mountain. As a former island, surrounded by water, it would have suggested the White Island which was the Ur-Land of our Folk. But since the Wild Army was sometimes said to ride out of a hill or mountain, the Welsh addition could have been merely added to an original Germanic Legend of this sacred hill, so we should not dismiss it. If so then the area would once have been associated with Woden as the Hunter-God. 

The top of the Sacred Mountain of the North was said to be a Diamond-Crystal or Glass Pyramid which shines its light around the worlds. This, in some eastern legends, is the Light of Shambhalla which is a kingdom within the Inner Earth, i.e. exists in a different dimension of time and space. In some old Celtic tongues the word gar means 'stone' and we can see here a link to the Gral-Stone. The Gar-Rune is one of the Graal Runes and represents the spear, coming after the Stan-Rune which is the stone





The above shows another crop-formation of the Black Sun which appeared in 2014 in England. This is a variation, but the overall symbolism seems quite sound in that the 'Lightning-Bolts' point inwards suggesting implosion which fits with the Aryan Science symbolised by the Black Sun. 

I have mentioned the Gift of Ing many times here and elsewhere and I feel that we need to clarify this here. Our word 'fire' refers to the physical element of fire whereas the term we use - Inga - refers to the force or energy behind the physical element of fire. This would stem from the Root-sound *ng which invokes this force or energy and should be seen as a kind of 'mantra' or 'galdor' for this use. Inga, as Hamasson has pointed out, is the reflection of Agni who is a Fire-God of the Aryans. From his name we get our word 'ignite' related to the lighting of a fire, also the Latin igneous meaning 'fiery'. If we now relate this to the Spiritual Centre represented by the Spear of Woden and the Sacred Mountain (Gar-Rune) then this has to be the origins of the Central Force that we symbolise by the Black Sun.

The word 'pyramid' (as I have shown before) comes from pyra = fire, and mid = centre/middle, thus Fire in the Middle. Here we have a clear indication that the Sacred Mountain - symbolised by the Sacred Pyramid - relates to the force or energy of the Inga-Fire invoked by the Root-sound *ng and represented by the god known as Ing or Ingwe. He is the Lord of the Elves or the Shining Ones whose name suggests 'light' and thus a force of energy or 'fire'. In Wodenic Lore we have entered the Age of Ing and thus the Age of the Inga-Fire

If the Root-sound *mr refers to the 3:4:5 Triangle, or more precisely the side '4' which would be the line from the centre of the pyramid base to the apex, then  this would be the 'central axis' or the 'pillar' (skambha). Einar Palsson ('The Sacred Triangle of Pagan Iceland') related this to the 'Mother' which is 'matter' (symbolised by the Number 4 in most cultures). Side 3 is the 'Father' (Spirit) and Side 5 is the 'Son' or offspring (i.e. Ing). This line is thus The Measurer and here I am reminded of the Old English Metod who seems to relate to one of the Norns or Wyrd Sisters - 'The Mother'. We have a simple formula here related to Pythagoras' Theorum - 

'The square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.'

Thus - The Sun (5 x 5 = 25) is equal to the Mother (4 x 4 = 16) plus the Father (3 x 3 = 9); or the Sun is made up of Matter (The Mother) and Spirit (The Father). Thus Wid-Ar is the son of Frigga (Earth Mother = Matter) and Woden (Spirit). The number of 'The Son' is 5 or its extension - 5, 55, 555. (The name Wid-Ar, using English Gematria - A = 1, B = 2, C = 3 etc.  - adds to 55.) 

If we see the human body as the microcosm and relate this to these ideas then the central point (navel) could be seen as the Central Pillar (Omphalos = Om-Phallus) which itself is linked to the Solar-Phallic God - Ingwe-Frey. This is the Hara-Centre and the Ur-Source or Or-igin - the Source of the Inga-Fire which is linked to the Black Sun or Hidden Sun. This is also linked to Woden as The Serpent at the base of the Sacred Mountain (Knit Mountain) - the serpent being a phallic-symbol in many cultures. 

The Spear of Woden ('Gift of Ing') is symbolic of the World Pillar or Cosmic Pillar which is made clear when we note that the word 'spear' comes from a root meaning 'beam', which itself relates to a pillar that holds something up. We can find this symbolism in the legend of Cuthman -



Here 'Cuthman' can be seen holding a pillar or beam which is to be the central beam of the church dedicated to him. His 'garters' make up the Anglo-Saxon Ing-Rune as shown here. We can deduce that Ingwe-Frey was connected to the 'pillar' or Sacred Centre. As I have shown before, on the Holy White Stone of Ing the message is - 'Gift of Ing' (Gyfu-Ing runes) which is 'Fire' (Ken-Rune) -




This stone reads from the bottom (Gyfu) to the top (Ing) and is found at Steyning ('Stone of Ing') in West Sussex. The Ken-Rune is the Y-shaped version, the 'crosspiece' being added at a later time, presumably to 'Christianise' the stone of heathen origins. This stone itself would represent a standing pillar which would represent the Holy Mountain - Om-phallus at the Centre of the World. 

Referring back to 'The Sacred Triangle of Pagan Iceland' Einar Palsson mentions 'sixteen wounds' of the 'God of Grain' which is Osiris (Egypt) or Ingwe-Frey (Norse), as well as being the Krist in his true form. The line of the hypotenuse of the 3:4:5 triangle is thus extended to 6 to account for the '16 wounds' of the 'God of Grain. In 'Njall's Saga' the 'God of Grain' is represented by Hoskuldr Hvitanesgothi who is slain by 5 killers whilst he is sowing in a field dressed in a scarlet robe. There are two people named Hoskuldr in the saga, one as named above (Gothi of White Ness) and the other a 'Hidden Son' of Niall who dies of the 16 wounds. It is strange that 16 years after the appearance of the 'Sign of the Son of Man' this Black Sun symbol would appear. 

These mysteries are as yet only partly revealed so this is not the end of this work; there are many things as yet to come to light regarding the Sacred Mountain and the Black Sun. 







Monday, 3 August 2015

Odroerir



The symbol known as Odroerir is that of three horns intertwined to form a left-handed Trifos (Three-Armed Swastika). The symbol is very much akin to the Walknut which is made up of three interlaced triangles, for the above can be seen as three interlaced circles when the horns are extended. The 'spin' (on our version, drawn by Siegmund) is anti-clockwise or anti-sunwise ('widdershins' *) and thus goes against the flow of time which moves towards decay and death. This is important when we consider the runes that we have placed on the horns.

(* 'widdershins' stems from 'widder' which is a Germanic term which actually means 'to return' and this is thus symbolic of the return to the origins or the Ur-Time.)

Ansuz - Laguz - Uruz : ALU : these runes move backwards or downwards back to the source (Ur-Source) or origins (Ur). ALU is thus the magical force that seeks to return to the source. The formula also tells us that we start at Ansuz (Odroerir) which is 'The Light of the Gods' and move through Lagu (Son) which is the Blood Memory and then down to Ur (Bodn) which is the Earth - this formula draws the Spirit of Light down to the Earth. 




The 'Dancing Warrior' shows Woden leading a Warrior-Dance of the Ulfhednar Warriors. Here we see Woden with Twin Spears, but the important point to note is the symbolism of the horns -

1. The Solar Horns which are made up of Twin Serpents ending in the beaks of birds - symbolic of the Priest.

2. The Lunar Horns or Hero's Light which are the twin horns pointing downwards and representing the Warrior. 

Combined in this symbolism is the aim of the Aryan Warrior - the ability to fuse the Solar and Lunar Powers in the individual. The Sun lights the day with its powerful rays, and the darkness of night is lit by the reflection of the Sun onto the Moon. The Sun's rays are reflected into the Inner Consciousness - into the Darkness of Night - through the Lunar Horns. 


The Gateway to Thule -

  • The 'ego' is combined with the Self (Selbst).
  • The individuality of the rational consciousness is moved closer to the Sea of Unconsciousness without its ceasing to be conscious.
  • The Light penetrates into the Darkness of the Unconscious, moving from the Golden Sun of Daylight and the rational consciousness into the Black Sun of Individuation.
  • The Centre that appears there is the Self which is a circle whose circumference is everywhere and whose centre is nowhere.
  • The Wafeln (Light of the Rational Consciousness) sails beneath the surface of the Sea of the Unconscious with its lights full on. 

The term Odroerir can be rendered 'Wod-Roarer' and refers to the Woda-Force which is that of 'Divine Madness' or 'Divine Intoxication', linking this force to that of the ALU-Force. At the top of the Aryan Tree is the Eagle whilst at the base of the Aryan Tree is the Serpent. The link between the two, and the pathway between the two is the squirrel Ratatosk which means -

Rata = rapture, ecstasy, or orgasm.

Tosk = tusk, probably meaning 'double'.

This symbolism is also connected to the ecstatic trance, to orgasm and thus to the Tantric Rite as shown in the Myth of Knit Mountain. The term 'tusk' which may symbolise 'double' hints at the upward-downward movement of ALU-ULA and the squirrel running up and down the Aryan Tree (Spinal Column). 

The basic concept of the Kundalini (Kan-Force) is to move the Shakti-Force (Base of the Spine - Coiled Serpent) up the Spinal Column to unite with the Shiva-Force (The Eagle or Winged Coiled Serpent). The Sun and the Moon are united in the Sacred Wedding. In Folkish Wodenism Freya (Coiled Serpent) is united with Woden (Eagle-Winged Coiled Serpent). 

The colours of the Horn Triskelion are -

Black - Uruz - Wyrd

Red - Laguz - Werdandi

White - Ansuz - Sculd

The secret of the ALU-ULA and the Three Horns or Three Cauldrons is to chant the rune-names whilst meditating upon the Power-Centres, and to experiment on the tones used for ALU and ULA, remembering that scale is always used in musical work - Do-Re-Me-So-Fa-La-Ti-Do - which is a seven-scale returning to the original source. Likewise with the ALU-ULA chant where the sound varies for each power-centre.

Uruz - Earth

Lagu - Blood

Ansuz - Spirit-Inspiration

(Note: the term 'in-spir-ation' contains the essence of 'spirit' so it is valid to equate this centre with 'spirit'.)

Just as Ratatosk 'scurries' up-and-down Iggdrasil the movement should be up-and-down' the Spinal Column or Mount Me-Ru/Mount Su-Me-Ru. I have here used the alternative name Su-Me-Ru (Sumeru) because of its root-meanings -

SU - To generate, to produce/to agitate, to drive, to move swiftly.

ME - To measure.

RU - 'rune', secret, to roar, to whisper.

'Mount Me-Ru' (in our Folkish Wodenic Lore) thus means 'Measurement of Runes' and 'Mount Su-Me-Ru' means 'Generate the Measurement of Runes', through the movement of this energy between the 'cauldrons' or Power-Centres using the Spinal Column (or rather its unseen counterpart). The idea of 'moving swiftly' comes through the symbolism of Rata-Tosk which is the power of ecstasy and rapture produced by the movement of energy. There is a subtle play-on-words here because the Aryan Root *su- is the root of 'sow' which is a pig, and the 'tusks' are that of the Boar.

Odroerir is based upon the Od-Force also known as the Odic-Force or the Odil-Force which is also associated with the Odal-Rune or Edel-Rune. Again, this force has different variants -

Adel - Edel - Idal - Odal - Udal

The first and the third letters can be interchanged, but the root-form is always DL though this can also be rendered TL or in the Old English THL. As the rune-stave itself shows this is the 'Gift of Ing' since the stave is made up of a bind-rune of Gyfu and Ing. The 'Gift of Ing' is associated with fire, and thus the Fire-Serpent. In Indo-European usage our 'fire' refers to the element of fire, but the term igni refers to the force or power behind this, and thus Inga (as a reflection of Agni) refers to fire as a force or energy.

The 'Racial Homeland' idea in the name 'At-al-land', the Aryan Root *at-al meaning 'race, also appears in the root-word THL which suggests 'Thule' and the Place of Origins. This is why the Odal-Daeg runes are placed as they are, and are interchangeable in the rune-row, i.e. Odal-Daeg or Daeg-Odal. The Odal Rune is the Rune of Thule and the Origins, and Daeg is the Rune of the New Dawn and of the New Cycle of Ages. Odal suggests the rising of Thule-Ataland which has been recorded in various ancient legends. 

In the Old English version of the Daeg-Rune we have Twin Staves (Gateway) with the Gyfu-Rune within, thus the 'gift' being the 'Gateway to Thule'. This is also shown in the Long Man of Wilmington which has Twin Staves and faces towards the North and to Thule. This is another 'Gateway to Thule'. Thule (as Hyperborea) is associated with the Swan, and the Swan is associated with the 'Third Eye Centre' which here we have symbolised by the Ansuz-Rune. This is why the Ear-Rune is associated with 'earth' and the Cweorth-Rune with 'fire' (transformation) and the Long Man with Cygnus the Swan. The Swan represents transformation since it starts off as a duckling and is transformed into a White Swan. This is symbolic of the evolutionary transformation into the Superman.

Using the Ansuz-Rune (Ancestral Rune) or the AEsc-Rune is fitting since this is the 'First Man', and ancient legends see mankind with the Third Eye opened and the Pineal Gland functioning, which does not apply today where this organ has atrophied. The Aryan Root *as- means 'to breathe', 'exist', 'live', 'to be' and represents Being whilst the Base-Centre - Ur - is linked to Wyrd/Urd which is a word meaning 'to become', thus representing Becoming. The 'First Man' represents the Aryan Archetype.

The Triskelion symbol suggests turning and thus becoming ('wyrd' means 'to twist', 'to turn' and 'to become'), and in the way we have used it this refers to returning to the source - turning against the flow of time. The 'fusion' of opposites (Sun & Moon) is the union of Shakti & Shiva (Freya and Woden) which takes place at the upper centre (HE/SHE) and going beyond this stage means crossing the abyss (through the Black Hole-Black Sun) where this union becomes a separation and the 'I' is transformed into the Absolute I. 

The three horns also represent the Three Worlds - Asgard-Midgard-Hela - which (as the symbol hints at) are linked together and not separated. These are really the three levels, each containing three worlds, making the Nine Worlds of Norse Mythology. We could see each of these 'Horn-Centres' as having three centres within each, making the Nine Wheels (Chakras) of the Miguel Serrano system - thus 3 x 3 x 3 which makes 27, a number which comes within the sequence -

27 - 54 - 108 - 216 - 432

The number 432 is linked to 432,000 which is the number of years in the Kali Yuga and the number of Einheriar that leave Valhalla to fight the final conflict. The Number 27 is linked to kingship (Kon) and to fire, and thus to the idea of the Awakened Ones. Woden's Warriors go to Valhalla in order to be resurrected again and again, age after age, to continue the Holy War against the Dark Joten - the Forces of Darkness and Chaos. They are the Bodhisattvas or Enlightened Beings who are resurrected at will when they are needed, but who exist outside the Cycles of Time. 

Odroerir is the Mead of Inspiration given to us by the Gods, but it is also the container of this Holy Mead. When we raise the Mead-Horn this is not a mere 'toast' but should be a Magical Gesture where the Mead is 'charged' by the power of the gesture made when hallowing the Mead-Horn (the Holy Fylfot in our case) whence this power is then taken into the Folk-Ring as the Holy Mead is drunk by those present. This applies to our Wodenic Rites and to the Symbel. This is where the ALU-ULA Formula links to the Ancestral Power and to the Wyrd of the Group. 

The Formula ALU-ULA is simply a reflection of the two terms and thus a form of movement between two worlds or dimensions. There is also a numerical secret within this formula directly connected to what we have already said -

Ansuz = 4 (4th rune)

Laguz = 21 (21st rune)

Uruz = 2 (2nd rune)

The number for ALU and ULA is thus 27, with the whole formula adding to 54, and from this we get -

54 x 2 = 108

108 x 2 = 216

216 x 2 = 432

The number 432 is symbolic of 432,000 which is the number of years in the Kali Yuga, and the number of Einheriar Warriors that leave Valhalla led by Woden and Ragnar Lodbrok. The Number 27 is also 3 x 3 x 3 and associated with Kingship and with Fire (Kon - Kan). This is an Ancestral Rune Formula as we stated long ago but is also connected to the Three Horns or Three Cauldrons and to the Walknut ('Wolf-Knot') which is the symbol of the binding of the Woden Initiate to Woden - the Ancestral God.

In the Chakra system animal symbols are used for certain chakras, and we could perhaps do this for the Three Cauldrons -

Base Centre - Hara - Earth Centre = The Black Bull (Aurochs) = Ur

Sun Centre - Solar Plexus/Heart Centre = The Red Stag = Lagu

Head Centre - Third Eye Centre = The White Swan = Ansuz

This is just a thought and will need meditating upon carefully, but it gives an idea based upon logic. The Base Centre could also be the Serpent and the Head Centre the Eagle since these are symbols linked to Yggdrasil. Yggdrasil, which breaks down into three distinct parts -

Ygg = Woden 'The Terrible One', Ug = Rudra 'The Terrible One'.

Dra = to twist. to turn, to wind i.e the dra-gon or winged coiled serpent.

Sil = the Sun.

Yggdrasil - the Sun-Dragon of Ygg. Which equates with the Irminsul which also breaks into three distinct parts -

Ir = Ar.

Man = Man.

Sul = the Sun.

Irminsul is the Sun-Man Ar and the fusion of opposites that creates the Haeldom, and is the High God of the Saxon Nation - Irmin-Arman. On the Sutton Hoo Helmet the Serpent moves across the top of the head meeting the Eagle-Swan-Dragon at the Third Eye - this is a cultic mask dedicated to 'The Masked One' - Woden - and to the Warrior Initiation by the god Woden.

The Life-Rune (Eolhs- Man) and the Death-Rune (Calc-Yr) together make the Hagal-Rune and also the Wending-Horn which is the 'turning-horn' since the root *wend means 'to turn'. The Triskelion is also a 'turning-horn' as seen by the symbol of the three horns turning widdershins against the flow of time and backwards to the source and origins. The Haegl-Rune that we use in the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag also contains the male-female union as seen in the rune-stave itself, and it also contains twin Ur-Runes reflected one above the other.

All around England (and Britain for that matter) have been found Golden Torcs from the Iron Age 'Celts', which we have shown to be in great part a Germanic Folk kindred to the Saxon English. The word 'torc' means 'to twist' or 'to turn' and the symbol is made up of twisted gold wires which make the form of a 'rope'. This itself should be significant for the 'torc' worn around the neck can only be a symbol of the hangman's rope and thus of Woden as the God of the Hanged. By whatever name he was known at this time this is the same god - Woden or Wydion. The Walknut or 'Wolf's Knot' forms a slip-knot when made up with a piece of cord, and is also that of the God of the Hanged. The aethelings who wore this Sacred Gold Torc were obviously dedicated to the god Woden.

Woden is the Great Initiator and this is why the upper centre is linked to Ansuz-AEsc which is the Rune of Woden. The symbolism of the Ash-Tree is also significant since this tree reproduces itself through seeds contained in 'keys' which have 'wings' and the 'wings' are symbolic of the Eagle-Winged Serpent. The Ash-Tree can grown tall and mighty and is a noble tree representing the First Man or Divine Ancestor of the Folk. As I stated above the neck-centre is where the Golden Torc was worn by the aethlingas, but we should also note that the head-centre is where the Golden Crown was worn, which is a material symbol of the hvareno or halo - the 'Glory of Light' representing the Kon or Kingship - the Sacral King. Both centres are contained within the area that the Ansuz-AEsc Rune symbolises.

There are also three Gifts of the Gods which we can connect to what we are doing here -

Od - Gift of Hoenir the Stork-God - the Divine Inspiration or Divine Madness.

Ond - Gift of Woden - the Vital Breath & Spirit.

Litr Goda - the Divine Spark, Light of the Gods.

One thing that has long puzzled me is the main 'Roman Roads' (*) of Britain, the A1 and the A5, which both run out of the capital, London, one going into Scotland, the other going into Wales (thus linking the Three Nations), which are seen to reflect the Milky Way in these islands. We have WAN (Watling Street - A5) and WIL (Ermine Street - A1) but where do we find WAY (representing Weoh of the trinity Woden-Will-Weoh)? Logically this must run southwards below London and end somewhere along the South Coast of England.

The A5 Watling Street runs from London to Anglesey (Angle's Island) ending at Holyhead ('Holy Head'). The A1 Ermine Street runs from London to Edinburgh ('Edwin's Burgh' - a Saxon King). These roads are named after Wate/Wade, father of Wayland the Smith, and Irmin/Ermin the High God of the Saxon Nation (Arya). The area of the Milky Way where the junction of WAN & WIL connects to WAY (Milky Way) is around the Galactic Centre where there is a 'bulge' and this is seen to be around the area of Cygnus the Swan. This is the 'Dark Rift' or 'Womb of the Mother'. It is the area around which is the 'Greater Wolf's Jaws and thus the area where Woden is 'swallowed' by the Fenris Wolf.

This information is taken from Otto Reuter who rediscovered the Saxon Sky-Lore, and in his work the bottom end of the Milky Way is pinpointed by Lokabrenna which is usually translated 'Loki's Brand'. This is the star we call Sirius and which was called Samr in Iceland and which is below the constellation of Orion the Hunter.

In a very interesting work called 'The Sacred Triangle of Pagan Iceland' by Einar Palsson he dwells on the Pythagorean Triangle 3:4:5 and its use in Heathen Iceland and then Christian Iceland, and the knowledge hidden in such texts as Njal's Saga. In this he equates Sirius with the South Star (Samr) and to the 90 degree angle of the 3:4:5 triangle, the North Star with the 36 degree angle, and Capricorn with the 54 degree angle. He also goes deeply into the Number 216 which is 6 x 6 x 6 and its being an important number in Heathen Lore. Capricorn he associates with the Womb of Creation, Yuletide, and to the Number 27 (half of the 54 degree angle). I have shown how Capricorn was once seen as a Gateway to the Gods (a 'stargate' in modern terms). We have also seen how the Child of Light is the 'Divine Spark' kindled in the 'Cave of the Mother' at the Yuletide, and in this same work we find that in Heathen Iceland this was connected to the Phoenix or Fire-Eagle which is symbolic of resurrection and renewal.

The twenty-seventh rune in the Ar-Kan Rune-Lag system (Ar-Kan Runes) is that of the Yr-Rune which is the 'Yew-Bow' and associated with the Yew-Tree, and I have (in another post) mentioned the link between Waendal, the Long Man and the Yew-Tree. This rune is also a glyph of the Y-shape of the Ur-Glyphic Irminsul, i.e. the Milky Way - and thus the 'Royal Roads of Albion' - enclosed in the Ur-Rune (Primal Rune). This is also YMIR - the 'Primal Sounding One' whose name can also mean 'hermaphrodite', i.e. HE/SHE as the Union of Opposites.

In this same book is mention of Egypt's early title of To-Mera which means the Land of the mr where the word mr refers to the pyramids, but more precisely the 3:4:5 Triangle that forms the meridian triangle of a pyramid - i.e. the triangle formed by a line from the central point to the tip, the line at the bottom that forms half the base, and the line from the tip to the side. This is interesting in view of our use of the term Me-Ru for the Sacred Mountain of the North, and its link to the spinal column and the Three Cauldrons. 

The Mead of Inspiration was made of Kvasir's Blood which was fermented by spittle, a known agent of fermentation. This was the blood of a god, and this god was a God of Knowledge, so Odroerir must inspire knowledge and thus wisdom. The Holy Blood was mixed with the Holy Mead to make the Mead of Inspiration which must thus contain the Blood-Memory of the Gods. It is interesting to note that Woden had to undergo a Tantric Rite in order to regain the Sacred Mead from the Giants, when he slept with Gunnlod for three nights in Knit Mountain. It is also to be noted that the Sacred Mead was kept in a mountain - symbolic of the Sacred Mountain. He entered at the base of the mountain by shape-shifting into a Serpent and left at the top of the mountain by shape-shifting into an Eagle.

The Serpent in many ancient cultures was a phallic symbol which fits with the nature of this Aryan Myth. It is also interesting to note that the point in the forehead where the Third Eye is said to be has 'wings' - the two eyebrows above each of our eyes. Certainly we have clear information that Woden had only one eye, and there are many depictions of him less an eye; however, this could be symbolism and the original meaning could have been that he sacrificed the Third Eye which seems to have been the cause of the evolution of the ego and the 'I' which gives mankind self-consciousness and self-awareness, as well as the ability to think logically.

Perhaps it is time that Aryan Man regained the use of the Third Eye and now that he is self-aware and self-conscious he will be a god-like being once more, but aware of this godliness. Man is the highest being on the planet due to his higher consciousness and higher intelligence - or at least that is how it should be. As such he has a duty and a responsibility for all other life on the Earth and to aid the evolution of others - that it is how it was at one time, a long time ago, when the Giant Race of God-Men walked the Earth and helped other peoples, bringing them culture and civilisation. Unlike the 'Master Race' that seeks total domination of all life, and thus (in the process) destroys everything around it, Aryan Man was given the gifts to help and aid others and to bring harmony and fellowship to the world.