Saturday, 1 July 2017

The Ing-Rune

The Ing-Rune is usually said to mean 'a hero' or 'a god' and has an association with Ingwe-Frey. In one interpretation I came upon the meaning 'beacon' was also given to this rune, thus associating this with 'fire'. But the usual meaning given in Folkish circles is related to 'Blood', as the Edel-Rune is related to 'Blood & Soil'. Indeed, the Anglo-Saxon Ing-Rune can be seen as the Edel-Rune upright and reversed joined as one symbol. 

It is the association with 'fire' that I am here going to look at since I believe that this is an important meaning often overlooked by rune-workers. There are two distinct meanings from our Indo-European Roots, the word 'fire' referring to the physical form, and the IE Root *egni referring to the metaphysical form - a spiritual form. This root gives us the Hindu Fire-God, Agni, and also such words as 'ignite', 'ignition' etc. Hamasson pointed out that the reflection of AGNI is INGA which is a fascinating idea that we should not overlook. 

There are two distinct versions of the Ing-Rune and these should be considered in respect to the hidden meanings within this stave -

  • The above shows what could be termed the 'Ken-Fusion' of the rune, being two Ken-Runes joined together. This version, of course, underlines the link to 'fire' in a metaphysical sense. Since the Ken-Rune is associated with 'fire' but also with the 'Fire-Serpent' (*) there is a link to the concept of the Hindu Kundalini. 
  • One alternative version of this rune turns the above on its side, which seems to glyph the male-female in sexual union, thus symbolic of virility and fertility, and obviously linking this to Ingwe-Frey. In this version we have the 'Ur-Fusion' where the ur-glyphic Ur-Rune is upright and reversed in the same symbol.
Kundalini - Continuing the symbol as above by extending both ends, the 'Coiling Serpent' unfolds, as does the DNA Spiral, which this rune symbolises too. Ken is the Rune of Fire but it is also the Rune of the Fire-Serpent. The key to this can be seen in the rune-meanings themselves, being a rune of 'kin' and of 'ken' (knowledge), and being a rune of 'kingship'. The Brosingamen Necklace of Freya is linked to this rune - 'Feminine Fire'. 

The 'Gift of Ing' is 'fire' which is inherent in the White Stone of Ing shown above. It is noticeable that the Ing-Rune is almost fixed to the alternative Ken-Rune, whilst the Gyfu-Rune has a bigger gap, thus perhaps underlining the link to 'fire'. The alternative Ken-Rune is seen as the ur-glyphic Ur-Rune with a 'pillar of flame' or 'pillar of smoke' whichever way you see it. The Ur-Rune seen in this way always symbolises the 'heavens' as opposed to its upside-down version which is symbolic of the 'earth'. In a certain sense this is male and thus connected to spirit, thus hinting that this is indeed Spiritual Fire. 

I have shown so many times how this Holy Stone came to light through a link to a New Testament text, so we need not go into that here. Suffice it to say that the gist of this is that Ing is the 'new name of God', i.e. that Ingwe is the new god-force of the New Age, the new archetype if you like; this is the Age of the Son (Ing means 'son of' or 'offspring of'). In view of this we need to recognise that this is an Age of Fire in the sense of a renewal of the Spiritual Fire that permeates the Cosmos and dwells within our Folk too. It is significant that the conception of the Age of Ing came on August 11th 1999 with a solar eclipse that created the Black Sun. The significance of the solar eclipse cannot be overestimated since this phenomena brings with it a 'crown' which is symbolic of 'kingship'. 

It was thus the Black Sun which gave 'birth' to the new god-force, or at this time 'conceived' the new archetype. Nine months later, May 2000, a significant planetary conjunction gave 'birth' to this new Aryan Force. May is the time of the 'White Sun' (until recently the term 'Whitsun' was still used) and thus the symbolism of the White Dragon clearly links to the birth of the new Aryan Archetype (or rather the ancient Aryan archetype, since the cyclic nature of forces means that this is resurrected in a new form for our times). 

I have shown in previous posts how Ing is both associated with the planet Venus and with the Constellation of Bootes. The latter is important since it figures in the Legend of Cuthman found connected to Steyning ('Stone-Ing') in West Sussex. The legend mentions 'oxen' which connects to Bootes, but also to the Ur-Rune which form part of the Ur-Glyphic Ing-Rune. Bootes is the force that drives the Waen (Great Bear/Big Dipper), and its prime star, Arcturus, is the Guardian of the Bear, and is the name linked to 'King Arthur'. There is also another subtle link which I believe Hamasson once pointed out, for arthr is the Old Norse name for 'plough' and the Great Bear is often called 'The Plough'. There are certain people who say that Bootes represents The Coming One which to us can mean only Wid-Ar the Avenger. This god-form is a similar archetype to Ingwe-Scef and also to HelgiH or the Spirit 88.

'One Land - One Blood!' - The new motto used by WF, a motto strongly connected to the new god-force Ingwe. This is 'Ing-Land' and we are the 'Ing-Lish' - the 'Sons of Ing'. Honour & Loyalty is our motto too, and our loyalty is to our Sacred Land and our Folk. Guided by the Spear of Woden and the Ravens of Woden we lead a new English Resistance against the growing oppression of our Folk in this land, and aid our Germanic Kinfolk in the struggle for the New Europa. 

If you look up the term 'Apkallu' online you will find the figure of a god named 'Oannes' or something similar to this figure in various cultures of the Middle-East. This figure is usually seen as bird-headed or fish-headed, and often associated with the 'Flood'. He and other figures are seen in the shape of the Ac-Rune, holding a 'bag' or 'bucket' in one hand, and sometimes a 'pine-cone' in the other. He appears to be associated with the 'Flood of Atlantis' and the loss of the 'Third Eye', which goes back to around 12,000 years ago, or half a cycle of 24,000 years (some say 26,000 years). The symbolism for the Age of Aquarius is a 'water-bearer' pouring the waters onto the Earth, most likely symbolic of the period of dissolution at the end of this cosmic cycle. 

This is diverging slightly but seems to be of importance since the 'Apkallu' are the Seven Sages of various Aryan Myths connected to the Great Flood and the renewal of civilisation brought by these god-like figures after the flooding of the lands. I have featured the Seven Sages on the Inglinga Blog and they are linked to the Seven Sons of Mimir. They are, in some myths, linked to the Great Bear or Woden's Waen, which is why I see the significance of this in relation to Bootes, and thus the Ing-Rune.

The above is another version of the Ing-Rune and one that looks very much like Bootes at certain times of the year. The upright stave ends with Arcturus at the bottom. Woden's Waen is thus the Chariot of Ing which revolves around the Pole Star. Bootes is a hunter and is often shown with two hunting-dogs; his name is said to mean 'clamourer' which may suggest the idea of an 'awakener'. 

Bootes is sometimes shown holding a scythe, a symbol which features in Revelation when describing the 'Son of Man'. Ing, of course, is the 'Son of Man(nus)'. Manu appears before the Great Flood in order to save the Ancient Wisdom and sow the seeds of a regeneration after the catastrophe. Like the Seven Sages he appears at this particular time of the Cosmic Cycle. We are witness today to the 'Great Flood' in the form of the great invasion of Europe by outlanders, wrongly termed 'migrants' or 'refugees'. According to the Eddas the 'Mighty One' appears before the flood......

....... and an 'even Greater One' appears after the flood.......

The first we can equate with 'Manu' and the second with 'Ing' ('Son of Manu'); the sword passes from the 'Father' to the 'Son' - the Sword of Hengest. Hengest is the 'Ghost of Ing' or 'Spirit of Ing' and one of the Divine Horse Twins, Hengest and Horsa. As I stated before the above painting by Franz von Shuck was done in 1899, just 100 years before the 'awakening' of the 'Ghost of Ing' in 1999. This was also the first year of the Lord of the Rings trilogy which is a synchronicity not to be laughed at. It is thus perhaps significant to note that the above, like the 1889 painting, is that of the Wild Hunter and that Bootes is shown as a hunter. Perhaps it is significant to note that in the second painting (1899) he appears to be riding a white horse.

We are living through the great period of dissolution, and the 'dissolution of the races' in which everything returns to the 'Waters of Chaos'. So we have to expect things to be a bit 'rough' and we should also recognise that these things were bound to come about, and in recognising the events of today, and linking them to the myths concerning the end of a cycle - beginning of a new cycle - we can perhaps learn some lessons from our ancient past. 

The key to understanding the Ing-Rune is that of a Rune of Fire, fire in a metaphysical sense, fire linked to the Fire-Serpent or Kundalini, of which the rune is a glyph. The IE Root *ingwe means 'groin', the area where the Sleeping Goddess lies, ready to be awoken by the Woden Initiate. When we fit the 33 runes of the Ar-Kan Rune-row onto the human spinal column, starting at the top with Feoh we end with the Gar-Rune at the very base of the coccyx, the Gar-Rune being the 'Gift of Ing', a glyph of Gyfu and Ing. 

Nostradamus prophesied that the 'King of the Angles' would be 'resurrected' with the Black Sun of August 11th 1999; the 'King of the Angles' is Ingwe/Ing and his archetype represents, as stated before, the new archetype or god-force for the Age of Ing which we are entering now. Yes, this is a time of great transition, a time of dissolution, a time of disorder and chaos, but out of this chaos a New Order will arise. These times herald great changes, catastrophic changes, indeed the survival of our Folk is threatened, but only when the Folk-Soul of our people cries out will the Gods send one of their own, only when the times are so bad, so chaotic, so destructive, will the Gods send one of their own. The Ing-Rune represents the Aryan Hero who will be the Divine Child of the Gods, born of an earthly mother but with the Spark of the Gods. Only when the new archetype of the new Warrior-God replaces that of the 'Hanged God' will these things come about

Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Mysteries of the Rad Rune

The Rad Rune has very complex meanings at various different levels; it is a rune which I shall consider here. Firstly the shape is that of an upright stave which represents the World Pillar and a reverse Sieg-Rune which represents the blood of the sacrificial animal which runs down the pillar.

'For me a shrine of stones he made,
And now to glass the rock has grown,
Oft with the blood of the beasts was it red,
In the goddesses ever did Otter trust.'

This text comes from the Eddas and refers to what is known as the 'Reddening of the Post'. The blood of the Sacrificial Ox reddened the World Pillar, anointing the pillar in order to restore world order. This, of course, would apply to an era in which everything dissolved back into the Primal Chaos. The Primal Root *rud would thus mean 'to redden', or 'to blood' (in this specific sense). In the above text it is to the goddesses that this sacrifice is made, this seems explicit from the wording. What is meant by 'now to glass the rock has grown' I am not sure as yet but it must have some importance; it seems that this change in the rock was due to the regular blood sacrifice. It does not say that a bull was used, the wording being 'beast'; there is a phrase about a 'Sacrificial Lamb' but this hardly fits the term 'beast'.

(Looking back at this part I had the thought that the idea of the rock changing to glass (if this is the real translation of the Old Norse) would be symbolic of a transformation. Not only a transformation but one in which a dense material (rock) is changed into a transparent material (glass). This suggests a change in the state of things.)

In the Old English Dream of the Rood we find a somewhat similar theme but this time in the form of what at first glance seems to refer to 'Jesus' but which appears in a totally different form than that of the 'Jesus Christ' of the bible. The first link with this is the term 'Rood' which is important in that this is a unit of measurement - square measurement. However, this is just part of the meaning associated with this rune since the Rod is also a unit of measurement, but in this case linear measurement. We should here ponder the connection between the rod as symbolic of 'to measure' and the rod (the sceptre) as symbolic of authority, especially in view of the various meanings from the IE Root *reg- which refer to one who rules and means 'to move in a straight line'. The Rad Rune embodies this idea of ruling in both the sense of linear time and of ruling over an area of land measured by the rood. The link between Blood and Soil is quite obvious here.

The 'Measuring Rod' was symbolic of the power to rule because it represented a 'ruler'; in one legend Robin Hood carried a 'Mete Yard' which is a 'measuring rod' symbolising his right to bring justice, law and right order. Interestingly, the word rid means 'to free' so here we have a direct link between freedom and the Warrior-Hero who fights for the freedom of his Folk. Robin Hood, of course, is an Archetypal Folk-Hero.

The figure here is that of a 'hero' who hangs upon a living tree, and it is made clear that no only does the Divine Hero suffer and bleed, but also the Divine Tree suffers and bleeds. The inference here is that the Divine Hero-God suffers as the Cosmos suffers - the Divine Tree obviously being Iggdrasil. The image of the Divine Hero on the Tree can be found on the symbol of the rune-stave, an upright pillar and the figure hanging upon it. Looked at as being from the side-angle this is very much like any 'crucifix' symbol.

The rune is also the Rit Rune which represents the Rita or 'Cosmic Order'; this is clear when we consider the above rune-meanings which show the means needed to restore world order or cosmic order. It must be remembered that the Rood is also the 'Gallows Tree' - the Tree of Woden. The Rita is far more complex than this simple meaning - 'Cosmic Order' - implies, for it has various levels of meaning which must be tackled on its own right.

The Rad Rune also refers to a 'journey' of some sort, implied within certain words that stem from this rune-root -

rad (OE) - street, path, road.

ridan (OE) - to ride.

rado (OHG) - swift.

girado (OHG) - suddenly.

reid (O.Ice.) - wagon.

reida (O.Ice.) - equipment, motion.

All of these stem from the IE Root *ret(h) which means 'to roll' or 'to run'. We can see in this a link to the idea of the 'straight road' that I have touched on before. This suggests that this rune concerns the 'quest' or 'journey' undertaken by the Hero-Knight ('ritter' or 'ridder') - the Knight Errant. This is not merely a physical journey but a journey taken between two worlds or realms, from one dimension into another dimension. The word 'knight' stems from Old English and means 'youth' so this perhaps hints at the Cultic Initiation done through the Mannerbund. The 'wagon' refers not only to the Sun-Wagon but also to Thor's Wagon, the Chariot of Thunor. This perhaps refers also to Thunor's travel between the worlds. The rune refers also to the journey of life and of becoming.

Turned sideways the rune-stave hints at the sexual act between man and woman. This is also hinted at through the 'slang' term 'to ride' which we find in the Old English ridan meaning 'to ride'.

Another meaning refers to right counsel or right advice, inherent in the following -

rad (O.Ice) - counsel, plan, advice.

rada (O.Ice) - to give advice.

rat/raht (OHG) - counsel, decision.

raedan (O.E.) - to govern, rule.

raed (O.E) - help advice.

We can see in the Old English raedan how being a ruler was specifically linked to being able to give good counsel, and thus being a knowledgeable and wise man or woman. This is inherent in the root-words given here, all of which stem from the Rune-Root RAD. The root *rod also refers to justice and to punishment for wrong-doing. In this we specifically refer to Aryan Justice which is when the crime must be atoned for by making it right with the person to whom the crime was committed, and not to raise 'funds' for the State through a 'fine' imposed for the crime. In Aryan Law the one committing the offence has to make it right with the person it is committed upon; this is done not only for the purpose of making it right with the victim but also to help the offender to become a better part of the tribal group. In our corrupt and rotten society the victim is rarely compensated for a crime since the state takes the 'fine' which is thus nothing more than another form of taxation. This is why there are so many rules and 'offences' today, which aid in funding this rotten state.

There is another meaning to this rune, that of the 'wheel' referring to the 'Wheel of the Year'. This is in fact the path of the Sun through the Solar Year, this being found in the rune-stave using the Sieg-Rune along a straight line (when the rune is turned sideways). The Sun's path is clockwise through the signs of the zodiac - Aquarius-Pisces-Aries etc. This concept is also linked to ritual which creates right order and upholds the Rita. There is no coincidence in the word RIT being a reflection of TIR since Tiw is the God of Justice and Right Order. This is also the role of Thunor in a sense, and we find the very same thing using his name THOR and its reflection ROTH, the latter meaning 'red'. Thor is indeed sometimes spelt TOR which is very much like TIR.

The rune has, like all runes, a negative side and this is found in the Root *rot and *rat which both have very negative meanings -

Rot - this, of course, refers to decay and disintegration; it refers to a state that leads to destruction and to death. It also refers to anything that is disintegrating, such as our rotten society and the people becoming rotten. There is also another important side to this which can be found in the old idea that a rotten apple will very soon cause more apples to become rotten when they are left together. Indeed, this is a very important idea since it tells us that within our rotten society today, all will eventually become rotten and die if they do not isolate themselves from the 'rotten apples'. This was the profound wisdom put forth by Friedrich Nietzsche when he taught of the 'hermit' and how the aspiring 'Superman' must break free of the masses and become the 'Lone Wolf' (my phrase but it describes his ideas).

Rat - This is the parasitical animal that lives off human waste today and which lives around human beings as a parasite. It is also the animal that brings plague and disease through its living conditions in the sewers and waste outlets. But the true meaning of its name tells us more than this, far more in fact. The word 'rat' stems from a root meaning - 'to leave the falling house'. Here we have the very essence of the 'beast' in that in our society it feeds off the healthy nation and causes it to 'rot' and to decay, eventually causing the total destruction of a nation. Once it has achieved this aim it them leaves its 'host' and moves on to another 'host' where the process starts all over again. The term 'rat' has been used to refer to secret mischief and to the working of secret destruction - it is an underground animal and thus works in the filth and darkness to achieve its aims. Some years ago I read a small children's book which put forth the idea that the 'rat' should not be treated as an 'outsider' but should be brought into the community and integrated - this is the blatant propaganda thrust upon our children, not unlike the mischief propagated by J.K Rowland in 'Harry Potter', and many other works of propaganda aimed at distorting the minds of our young.

In regard to the ideas I have just gone into we see clearly how works that are right and just, noble and uplifting, works like J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings take off by themselves naturally without the need to force people into seeing them. J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter was given a helping hand through promoting the attacks upon it by the Christian Church. This is a very old trick used to promote films - you create a situation where the film is heavily criticised and the masses rush to look at it to see what all the fuss is about. This was done in the case of Harry Potter but Lord of the Rings took off due to its own appeal and also the appeal to the unconscious of our people. As with all things in life, what is right and natural does not need enforcing upon people; our 'multi-cultural society' has been forced upon us solely because it is unnatural! The likes of the work Harry Potter are just a part of the propaganda used for this purpose.

There is yet another meaning to this rune and this concerns the idea of race and roots. The OHG reiza means 'race' through its meanings of 'a line, stroke, mark' and 'lineage' (using the word 'line' here). We get the link to roots through the Latin radix and, as Hamasson pointed out in one of his works, this leads to the term 'radical' used of so-called 'extremists'. Here we see a very clever trick used to make 'radicals' - people who stick to their 'roots' - into 'extremists' or in some cases 'terrorists' (which is their recent trick). This hides the real 'terrorists' who are those in control of our nations and who create terror, mayhem and wars continually in order to control the masses. These people are the 'extremists' since they use extreme measures in order to frighten and thus make people easily controllable. The Rad Rune is highly important here since it concerns our struggle for our own roots and race.

There is also a link to the squirrel Ratatosk which is, of course, a symbol of the animal the runs up and down the trunks of trees, in this particular case he runs up and down the World Tree Iggdrasil. This symbol is very clever since it shows an upwards and downwards movement of energy along the 'spine' of the tree, linked to the Kundalini-Energy along the spine of man. The word should be broken into Rata- and -Tosk the latter meaning 'tusk'. We must now look at the Root *rata which is also connected to the Root *rati which is the name of the auger used by Woden when he enters Knit Mountain -

Rati - 'the beginning of the rasa', 'divine intoxication'.

Rasa - 'rapture', 'intense emotions', 'intoxication', 'orgasm'.

Here we can see clearly the underlying meanings behind these words, for they refer to the 'intense emotions' caused by the movement of the Fire-Serpent which causes the spine to heat up through certain forms of meditation and spiritual exercise. The symbolism of Woden (The Serpent - Male) penetrating into a hole in the Mountain (Female) refers to a Tantric Sex-Rite used to (re-)gain the Mead of Inspiration. Obviously the symbolism includes the awakening of the Three Cauldrons (Energy Centres) placed alongside the human spinal column in a parallel form. Although the gods acquire the knowledge of these energy-forces, some of the Divine Mead falls to Earth for the use of Man. The process of the upward-downward movement shows in the figure of Rata-tosk and in the ALU-ULA Formula. We should consider here why this heat is generated, and what this heat really is. This is the Inner Fire or Inga-Fire produced by meditation or spiritual exercise - it is the Spiritual Fire.

One further point here is the obvious use of the word 'tusk' for an animal that has no such thing. This hints at a hidden meaning for this term, and the animal associated with the 'tusk' in Northern Lore is the Boar. This is a most ferocious animal whose weapon is the 'tusk' which is another symbol of being able to 'break through' or 'to penetrate'. The Golden Boar is the symbol of both Ingwe and of Freya, and was a protective symbol used on the helmets of some Germanic Tribes, including the Saxons. Placed upon the head-gear, which obviously protected the head, but esoterically protected the soul, this must have been a deliberate use and one well known to the Germanic Folk. In a sense we find that the meaning of 'Ratatosk' has been altered deliberately since the squirrel is not a predator (hunter) but is the prey (hunted) of stronger animals. By using the term 'tusk' the symbolism has been made stronger and altered to suit another aim. The links to Ingwe and Freya cannot be a coincidence, since in the rising of the Fire-Serpent we see the image of the goddess-force (Freya) arising along the spinal column to reach the god-force (Ingwe) in the area of the crown-chakra. Thus, the boar-symbol can be seen at the base and also at the crown. (We need to recall here how the Sutton Hoo Mask uses the symbol of the Irminsul as the nose and eyebrows (ond-way) which is a dragon/swan/eagle, and the ends of the wings have the boar of Ingwe-Freya.)

The connection between this rune and with knowledge and wisdom (right counsel) is underlined by the English word 'riddle'. A 'riddle' is used to tease the mind and to make someone think about the meaning hidden within something that uses metaphor and symbolism - the 'riddle' thus works upon the right-brain rather than the left-brain. This is why riddles are not in widespread use today, because the powers-that-be do not wish that we use the right-brain thinking, rather we use the wholly logical left-brain.

One last point, and this concerns the link between this rune and the idea of waves or vibrations. We have the words 'radiate', 'radiation', 'radio', all of which suggest the movement of energy measured through vibration or 'wavelength'. The sounding of this rune would need to be like the sounding of the 'r' in Old English and in other Germanic Tongues - a 'rolled' form of 'r'. In some cases this seems to be related to the way that words such as 'Hrothgar' or 'Hrolf' are sounded, the 'h' emphasising the real way to pronounce the words. This is a clue to the sound of the rune.

The movement of energy or 'vibration' through the Earth-Currents is thus a part of the meaning of the rune; these are the 'Straight Tracks' or 'Holy Lines' or 'Ley-Lines' which move in a straight line.

''The mysterious earth currents which thrill the clay of our bodies'.

Rudyard Kipling.

Despite the use of the biblical idea 'clay' Kipling knew well of the Earth Currents or Earth Energy which seems to have been related to the figure Elan (Helen) known in these islands in ancient times. According to certain dowsers the 'water-lines' and 'aquastats' are related to the Number 7 or a multiple of 7, whilst the 'track-lines' are related to the number 3 1/2 or a multiple of 3 1/2. The 'blind spring' is a centre on which primary lines meet, and from which the emerge. These lines appear to take the same form as shown upon the White Stone of Ing which suggest that they are connected to the 'Gift of Ing'. The 'X' thus marks the spot where the energies converge and meet, such as in the 'crossroads' which was always held as a sacred spot, usually dedicated to Woden. This criss-crossing of energy-lines can also be found in the usual form of the rising of Kundalini through the twin-channels around the column.

The difference between the flow of the 'track', the 'water-line' and the 'aquastat' seems to be in the length of the lines between each cross-over point but the image for each is just the same. The 'blind spring' appears to be like the 'energy-centres' of the body, but which are the 'energy-centres' of the Earth as a Living Being. Wells are usually sunk upon blind springs which suggests that these serve as sources of energy.

The Rad Rune represents the road of transformation, evolution, and the movement of energy that is needed to evolve. That energy must be used to move from the darkness into the light, to increase the vibrations from the dark centres upwards to the light centres - from the base upwards towards the crown - and beyond. The 'rod' is the 'Rod of Brahma' which is the spiritual counterpart to the human spinal column, the spiritual trunk of the tree along which moves the energy -currents (Ratatosk).

The link between this rune and the World Tree, Iggdrasil, is obvious from what has been said. Using our runic knowledge we find this in the symbolism of the World Tree found in the Hagal-Rune. Here we have the branches (Eolhs-Rune/Man-Rune) and the roots (Calc-Rune/Yr-Rune) which together form the whole/heil (Hagal-Rune). The symbolism of the Ash-Tree for man - the Noble Man - is very clever since we need to expand upwards (Life-Rune) whilst also looking towards our roots (Death-Rune) and our past in order to do so. This image cannot be found in a lump of clay which is entirely earthbound (no doubt an obvious image to use to hold mankind in thraldom to matter).

The straight road can be seen in the upright stave (Is), whilst the achievement gained from taking this road can be seen in the final victory (Sieg). It can be no coincidence that this image also contains the movement of the Serpent (Sieg-Rune) along the column which is the movement of the Fire-Serpent along Mount (Su-) Me-Ru. In this World Mountain we find the idea once more of measurement and of the 'Straight Track'. The Rad Rune is thus used as a means of taking this spiritual path, and of achieving the end-result of the 'quest'. It contains also the meaning of the forces that seek to halt this spiritual evolutionary drive. We have to understand both the drive towards higher evolution, and thus higher consciousness and that which seeks to halt this drive through locking mankind into the material world; the means to achieve this drive is to achieve a higher rate of vibration moving upwards to the Realms of Light.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Seed of Life

This post is short and sweet; I will leave it to my readers to see the similarity between the symbols on the left and the stages of growth on the right. All that needs to be said is that the basic symbol of the 'seed' and of 'growth' is the Hagal-Rune which forms the central core of the seven-circle symbol at the bottom.

My point in showing this is also simple, for it proves beyond doubt that the ancients knew and used the runes as the Secrets of Nature and not merely as an alphabet for writing with. They were indeed Magical Symbols because they worked with the Laws of Nature and harmonised with Nature at all levels. Knowing the Secrets of Nature meant being able to use them in a magical way; this is the basis of magic.

This also puts to rest the idea that the Hagal-Rune is solely a rune of destructive power, for the idea of growth is the opposite to that of destruction. Yes, it can be destructive but it is also a rune of health, healing and of balance. As a rune of new life and of growth it can of course be used at other levels where growth is needed.

Hael & Sieg!

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Yggdrasil and the Runes



In a previous post I looked at the 'Seed of Life' and the 'Flower of Life' as being part of a kind of 'matrix' which forms the basis of all life-forms. The very basic core of both of these symbols is the Hagal-Rune or the Hag-All. As the hexagon this is the Crystal of Life which some German Rune Magicians called the Krist-All. Within the symbolism of the 'Flower of Life' are the Nine Glory-Twigs which form the 'Mother-Rune' of the Ar-Kan Rune-Row. (*)

I am now going to look at the figure of the Nine Glory-Twigs in the form which has the hexagon at the centre, the Hag-All/All-Hag. This, I must add, is just one of two ways of showing the Nine Glory-Twigs. Both ways have the Hagal-Rune at the centre and both have the Gar-Rune as the central rune also, but what I am going to show here relates to the 'Form of Life' patterns shown above. (**)

You can see in the above photo that I have used isometric paper for ease of drawing the runes; this paper is used for drawing three dimensional figures (3-D). The basic pattern of the paper is the hexagon or cube (cube in three dimensions). (I got the idea of the isometric paper from a YouTube video and the basic pattern fits what I am doing here.) (***)

In the above I have drawn the first three AEttir of the Ar-Kan rune-row, the last nine runes being on the figure below -

Together with the nine extra runes are three variants of the Wolf-Hook Rune, the Sig-Tiw Rune, an alternative Ing-Rune and Ken-Rune, and the Fylfot-Swastika shown as a three-dimensional symbol. These are what I could think of at the time but there are certainly more symbols to be found from the basic figure.

The 'Seed of Life' certainly grows into the 'Flower of Life' and from this stage comes the 'Fruit of Life', and thus back to the 'Seed of Life' which creates new life. Thus we have the basic unit of Guido von List's work - Birth-Life-Death-to-Rebirth.

I found the above symbol online, and when looked at carefully it shows one of the prime symbols of Freemasonry, the 'Ing-Rune' and the 'G' in the centre. Of course, we need to understand that symbols are not inherently 'evil' in any way, and it has always been the case that they have been stolen by the forces of the Counter-Initiation and used for their own purposes. In this case it is my belief that the basic unit of this - the Cube of Saturn - has been adopted because this is the 'Pattern of Life' (Universal Pattern) which the three main religions - Judaism, Islam and Christianity - use for the purpose of spreading the darkness throughout the universe. All three of these slave-religions use the Black Cube for their symbolism, even the Christian Cross is the cube opened out! (Which shows that the true Christian Symbol was the original Fish of Pisces, but the Cube-Cross replaced this at a later time.) (****)

The 'G' in the above, when squared off to suit the pattern, makes a spiral form of a '6', the number which is related to Saturn. The 'Ing-Rune' is the DNA-Code and also symbolic of the 'chain of life' since it has the meaning 'offspring of' or 'son of'. In a sense, in the way it is drawn here which is slightly altered from the one we use, it can be seen a Twin-Fishes, the Sign of Pisces. The main point here is that all of this symbolism is used to spread the darkness throughout the universe; scientists know that Dark Matter exists but they do not as yet know what it is. Since it makes up some 80% of the universe in a time of the Dark Age maybe there is some link with what has been said here.

In the above I have used an alternative to the 'Flower of Life' in that in our own Northern Tradition we could use the Tree of Life which is Yggdrasil. The name 'Ygg-Dra-Sil' fits well with the 'Nine Glory-Twigs' since it too is based upon the Mystical Number Three -

Ygg - Ygg-Woden

Dra - 'three', 'to turn', 'to coil'.

Sil - Column/Sun-Column.

If we see this 'Tree of Life' as Yggdrasil then the central column has three 'points' of intersection which are the three main worlds (3 + 3 + 3) of Asgard-Midgard-Hel. Interestingly, using half-lines there are nine points which thus give us the Nine Worlds and the Nine Chakras (moving beyond the seven).

Since the 'Seed of Life' is the 'Mother-Rune' of the Armanen Rune-row then this was the right rune-row to be used at the time when the 'Seed of Life' or 'Seed of a New Order' was sown through the awakening of the German Nation in the late nineteenth and twentieth century. This 'Seed of Life' would actually be 'sown' through the phenomena known as the 'Ride of the Wild Hunt' which takes place at the Yuletide of the Year - in this case 1933 - 1945 (the twelve years representing the Twelve Nights of Yule). The Wild Hunt is the force of destruction-to-recreation and as such through the destruction wrought in World War II the 'Seeds of Creation' were sown. This symbolism can be found in the image of Woden riding Sleipnir at the Yuletide of the year when his horse's hooves leave behind them the 'seeds' sown for the new year to come. That 'seed' is now beginning to grow into the Great Tree, the force that will bring into being the New Order.

This, in fact, puts paid to the criticism of the Armanen Rune-System because it is not 'historical'; Guido von List embodied the Archetype of Wotan when he recovered the Ancient Runes after a cataract operation which left him blind for some months. The Armanen Rune-row was the one that fitted the era when the 'Seed of Life' was sown. (*****) Today we have entered the era when the 'seed' has begun to spring into new growth, and thus the 33 Ar-Kan Runes formed from the 'Tree of Life' are valid to the work we have been undertaking. We can see that it is necessary for us to adopt the larger rune-system in that it contains the Ing-Rune which is the 'Rune of the Son', and the Rune of the Ingas.  

If we look at what I have been saying about the 'Tree of Life' then the runes are in fact a form of 'Tree Alphabet' but not in the sense that the runes are merely a form of writing as some would have us believe. The runes, as can be seen here, have three distinct levels of meaning -

  • At a Cosmic Level they are the Secrets of the Cosmos.
  • At the next level they are the Secrets of Nature.
  • At the next level they form the Mysteries of Man.

At all three levels the World Tree - Yggdrasil - forms the basis of the wholeness of each. The 'Seed of Life' grows into the 'Tree of Life' from which the 'Fruit of Life' ('Seed of Life' again) forms with the maturity of the Tree. Birth-Life-Death-to-Rebirth again. We can see then that the runes have to be read on all levels of being as if they were the same; each level has the same essence if not quite the same form.

The Walknut can also be drawn using an Isometric Grid, as was shown on the video on YouTube. Although the cube forms the basic pattern, this itself is formed from six triangles, so the triangle is in fact the very basic form of the 'Pattern of Life'. Whereas the cube is formed of six triangles the Walknut is formed of ten triangles (three times three with one at the central point). The Number 10 itself suggests the start of a new sequence. As I have shown in one of our magazines, when you use a piece of cordage laid out in the form of the Walknut it forms a 'slip-knot' which is the simple form of the 'hangman's knot'. It is the Knot of Woden.

Adding these ideas together we have the World Ash-Tree (Yggdrasil) on which hangs the god Ygg (Woden); in the same symbolism we have the 'Hangman's Noose' which is symbolic of Woden. It is usual to see the World Tree as an Ash-Tree but some feel that it is really a Yew-Tree, due to the Eddas calling it the 'Needle-Ash'. But here we may be 'barking up the wrong tree' (sorry, could not resist that one) for may not the term 'Needle Ash' be used for the Mountain Ash whose leaves are somewhat more pointed than the Ash, but whose alternative name is the Rowan-Tree ('Rune-Tree'). Woden rediscovered the runes whilst he hung in a self-sacrifice upon the 'Rune-Tree'. What he had to do was to recognise the patterns of the runes within the tree itself. (******)

If we look carefully at the Fylfot-Swastika form used in the diagram it seems to us as a three-dimensional form, as if we were looking downwards onto the symbol. But it also shows something else, for looked at from this angle the pattern is made up of squares/cubes which has to relate to the board-games known as Chess and Taefl. It has been suggested that the outcome of the Taefl-Board or Knefatafl is decided by R-a-hw-h-a-n.

Woden was said to have 'peered down' in order to see the rune-staves; looking at the Ger-Rune, the Gar-Rune and the Fylfot-Swastika these appear to be the ones that show up at a three-dimensional level when we 'look down' upon them at a certain angle. Both of these contain the Germanic Ing-Rune which looks like a square when viewed in this way. Put another way the 'lozenge' becomes the 'square' at a 3-D level.

The 18 runes of the Armanen Rune System can all be taken from the Hagal-Rune or 'Mother-Rune' as shown above. I have drawn the Thorn-Rune as it would be taken from the hexagon-shape, though it is usually drawn as in the CGF. It could also be drawn as just a 'thorn', a triangle.
Finally, the Nine Glory-Twigs form can be used as a meditation in itself; this is done by concentrating on the form and drawing the runes out of the Pattern of Wyrd. Wyrd is the whole, the runes are formed from the whole. Wyrd is formed from the interconnecting 'threads' which in this case run upright and diagonally making up the pattern as it is.

(*) I will call this the 'Ar-Kan Rune-Row' rather than the 'Anglo-Frisian Rune-Row' because ours does use some alternative runes; this has been done to fit with our own unique Wodenic Lore.

(**) This form is the way that some have drawn the pattern; Hamasson used this form in a painting he gave to me.

(***) See the videos by Asaheim Wulfguard on YouTube; he has nothing to do with Woden's Folk and works on his own initiative.

(****) Saturn has a hexagon at its North Pole and an Eye at the South Pole. This is significant in view of the use by the Dark Forces who control the three major religions - Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

(*****) Guido von List actually prophesied that a new force would arise around 1932, only a year out from 1933.

(******) One of the most effective Runic Meditations is the 'Tree Meditation' where the runes are found in the patterns of the branches of trees. Runes can be found everywhere in life, but this is most potent in that we can see the runes appear around us in the woods and forests.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

More of Haegl

The Haegl-Rune is shown above; simply it is twin upright staves and two angled cross-pieces. But if we look more closely at the symbol it is actually made up of two Ur-Runes, one upright and the other upturned - UR-RU. But it is also made up of a downward-stroke Ken-Rune and an upward-stroke Ken-Rune in reverse. This is interesting in that it would suggest a male-female binding. This parallels the use of the Hagal-Rune by Miguel Serrano who sees this as the Union of HE/SHE, but using the Man-Rune and Yr-Rune from the Armanen Rune-Row.

The twin Ur-Runes obviously relate to origins, and the twin Ken-Runes to fire; there is an Ur-Fusion and a Ken-Fusion making up the Haegl-Rune of the English Rune-Row. The concept of the Ur-Fire is suggested for this rune-stave, and yet it is a rune of frozen ice (hail). The Norwegian Rune-Poem tells us that 'hail is the coldest of corns', meaning that it is frozen ice. The Icelandic Rune-Poem has much the same - 'hail is cold corn and driving sleet'. Yet the Old English Rune-Poem starts with the same idea - 'hail is whitest of corn, from heaven's height it whirls' - but then adds a very important point - 'winds blow it, it becomes water after'. This last sentence suggests that there is another element within the meaning of the rune-stave - heat and fire. This is actually suggested in the Icelandic Rune-Poem in the phrase 'sickness of snakes', for snakes are cold-blooded animals.

The rune-stave actually contains a sort of 'Creation Myth' since it has all the elements of the Norse Creation Myth -

Ice - Fire - Drizzle

There is a rendering of the Ur-Rune which has within the stave 'droplets' that suggest 'drizzle'. Indeed, the Icelandic Rune-Poem has for the Ur-Rune the meaning of 'drizzle'. Drizzle, in this case, is symbolic of the heating of ice which turns into water and then into water-vapour - all of which happen through the application of heat at different levels.

The primal building-block of creation can be found in the concept of Niflheim which contains the 'mist' (drizzle) which forms from the conflict of Ice and Fire. This is found in the modern scientific term nebula which stems from the same IE Root *nebh- meaning 'mist' or 'cloud'. The meaning given in the Icelandic Rune-Poem is thus related to the nebula which is a gaseous mist from which new stars are formed. This is thus the building-block of creation. It is interesting to note that the Welsh version of the Wild Hunter-God is Gwyn ap Nydd meaning 'Gwyn (White), Son of the Mist'.

If we use the Common Germanic Futhark version of the Hagal-Rune (as shown above) we still get the Ur-Ru symbolism, and we still get the twin-Ken-Runes too, so there is no real difference between these two versions. The main point, I believe, is that the rune shows a symbolism of turning the static state into a state of flow and movement - Ice (static) turns into Water (flowing). The third force needed to make this happen is Fire (heat) which must be inherent in the rune-meaning in order to create the wholeness of the rune.

It is the Rune of Wholeness (Heil/Hael) since it contains the balance of opposites within the same symbol - the balance of Ice and Fire. But it also contains the very basis of life, through the Hagal-Rune (Snowflake) being the core of the Seed of Life and the Flower of Life. The rune is thus the basic building-block of life itself, and of creation (which occurs at every moment and is not just a point in the past when everything was 'created').

The Hagal-Rune is also the central point of the Nine Glory-Twigs and is thus the basic building-block of the Mother Rune (as well as the Gar-Rune). The central column contains the following runes which are symmetrical -

  • Hagal-Rune
  • Gar-Rune
  • Ing-Rune (not actually containing the upright stave)
  • Ior-Rune
  • Tir-Rune

Thus we have the Primal Crystal of Life (Hagal), the Sacred Centre and Axis-Column (Gar-Rune), the DNA Spiral (Ing-Rune), the Serpent - Life-Force (Ior-Rune), and the Sky-Father (Tir-Rune). There is here a strange kind of 'pattern' evolving -

Hagal - the 'crystal' or 'pattern' of life-forms; the pattern of creation. The Union of the Male and Female - Union of Opposites.

Gar - the Sacred Centre and World Pillar; the spinal column or Mount Su-Me-Ru, up which the Fire-Serpent rises.

Ing - the 'double-helix' or Twin Coiling Serpents which move upwards along the spinal column (Pillar/World Mountain).

Ior - the Serpent, in this case related to the Fire-Serpent. Ior-mun is a variant of the English Eor-men which is related to 'Irmin', which can refer to a pillar or post, but can also mean 'to set into motion'. The Sacred Column is the Irminsul and the Spinal Column of Man.

Tir - the rune-stave suggests upward motion or movement upwards along a column. Tiwaz means 'The Shining One' so we have the suggestion of 'enlightenment' or 'awakening' here.

The 'Union of Opposites' occurs at the Crown Chakra and is Miguel Serrano's 'HE/SHE'. This, of course, is not the final stage in our work, for this involved going beyond to the Black Sun and the Green Ray, and the creation of the Absolute 'I'. This stage, of course, could be seen in the Is-Rune which I omitted (deliberate mistake I assure you) from the runes above.

There is also another hidden 'pattern' within the Nine Glory-Twigs since we have three distinct and similar runes on the central column - Hagal-Ior-Ing. All of these contain the Gifu-Rune or 'Gift-Rune'. Ing, of course, is the 'odd one out' here since it does not have the central column; this further suggests the movement (of the Fire-Serpent) within the 'channels' (Ida and Pingala) at each side of the spinal column.

There is also the Ger-Rune which symbolises the yearly cycle or a full cycle, as well as the 'harvest' obtained through the rewards of what is sown previously. The Hagal-Rune is also the 'seed' (Seed of Life) which gives new life and new birth - creation. Science, or at least the more advanced form of science, now knows that the 'seed' is far more than it seems, for it contains a blueprint of the final form of the life. This may look like a tiny 'speck' but in reality it contains the end-result of the life-form, as it is when fully formed. The Germanic Ing-Rune forms part of the Ger-Rune and is the 'seed' of new life; it is the 'blueprint' for the fully-formed life-form.

We can certainly say that the Haegl-Rune contains Hail and Heil as a Rune of Balance, the balance of opposites in one symbol. As the Rune of Wholeness it is the 'Seed of Life' which contains the blueprint for the fully-grown form; it is 'whole' from the very start of the process of life and growth. This, I think, is how the 'aura' is viewed, as the true form from which the physical body is formed. In regard to the Heil or 'wholeness' we may see this as the (re-)creation of the Astral Body or Body of Light. Again, advanced science has postulated that Light affects the DNA Spiral.

What I have shown here is that the secret of the Nine Glory-Twigs lies not only in that it is the 'Primal Matrix' of the rune-staves, but that the positions of the staves within the whole are important too. The crystal is the basic form of life, and the Haegl-Rune (in its Hagal form) is the Crystal or Krist-All.