Sunday, 14 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Eis/Is/Ire/Iron

Wiligut rune-Eis

von List rune-Is,Ire, Iron


`The material Being of Spirit, the Life-Rune "eis"*...

* Eis, German "ice".`
[Secret King]

von List:

`Is, ire, iron[Eisen].

A ninth I grasp, when for me the need arises
to protect my ship on the ocean:
then I will still the storm on the rising sea
and calm the swell of the waves.

Through the "doubt-less consciousness of personal spiritual power" the waves are bound-"made to freeze"-they stiffen as if ice. But not only the waves[Wellen][symbolic of the will[Wille], all of life is obedient to the compelling will. Countless examples of the "ag-is-shield" of Wuotan, such as the "Gorgon`s Head" of the Athenians, the "Ag-is-helm", all the way down to the hunting lore and practice of causing an animal to "freeze"*, and modern hypnosis, are all based on the hypnotic power of the forceful will of the spirit symbolized by the ninth rune. Therefore: "Win power over yourself and you will have power over everything in the spiritual and physical worlds that strives against you."

*The magic of "making something freeze" in hunting lore and practice is substantiated as "hypnosis".`
[The Secret of the Runes]

Saturday, 13 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Os/As/Ask/Ast

Wiligut rune-Os

von List rune-Os, As, Ask, Ast


`This lofty Rune-sign-it was called "os".

Being in creative primordial Matter,
formed from the Energy of germination
it is that, which creates the soul in Gotos` mutations...
"Nothing"-and yet primordial Matter,
its cycle permeated by the glow of Energy.`

[The Secret King]

von List:

`Os, as, ask, ast=Ase[ie., one of the Aesir], mouth, arising, ash, ashes.

A fourth still I know, when someone throws
my arms and legs into fetters:
as soon as I sing it, I can go forth,
from my feet fall the fetters
the hasp falls from my hands.

The mouth, the power of speech! Spiritual power working through speech[power of suggestion] bursts physical fetters and gives freedom, it itself conquers all conquerors, who only gain advantages through physical force, and it destroys all tyranny.* Therefore: "Your spiritual force makes you free!"

*In the struggle for existence, the people[Volk] who always remain lasting winners are those who develop themselves with the preservation of their moral force. With the disappearance of morality, higher spiritual and intellectual rank is also lost, as history-the "Final Judgement"-will prove.``

[The Secret of the Runes]

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Ans/Asa/Ar

Wiligut rune-Ans/Asa

von List rune: Ar


`The rune was called "ans" or "asa"-the "knowing one"...

Knowledge of discord-only this alone
Provides a wealth of thoughts, "Being" rich in perception.
Out of the "fire" Becoming perceived "creative Being"- `
[Secret King]

von List:

`Ar, sun, primal fire, ar-yans, nobles, etc.

I was the tenth, when through the air
ghostly riding-women fly:
when I begin that magic, they will fare
confused in form and effort.

The "ar", the "urfyr"[primal fire, god], the "sun", the "light" will destroy spiritual as well as physical darkness, doubt, and uncertainty. In the sign of the Ar the Aryans-the sons of the sun-founded their law[Rita], the primal law of the Aryans, of which the earn, or eagle[Aar], is the hieroglyph. It sacrifices itself, as it concentrates itself in a flaming death, in order to be reborn. For this reason it was called the "fanisk"* and later "phoenix". Therefore it is read as a symbolic hieroglyph when an eagle is laid on the funeral pyre of a celebrated hero to indicate that the dead hero rejuvinatingly prepares himself in death for rebirth in order to strive for a still more glorious future life in human form in spite of all the restrictions of the powers of darkness-all of which crumble before the "ar": "Respect the primal fire!"
*Fanisk: fan-=generation; -ask:[isk]= arising, beginning; therefore: Fanisk= the beginning of generation through rebirth. Fanisk later became the phoenix, and thus is the phoenix explained. Compare "Wuotan`s Rune-song": "I know that if I hung on a wind-cold tree."`

[The Secret of the Runes]

Monday, 8 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Fa/Feh/Feo

Wiligut rune-Fa

von List rune-Fa


`Thus that Rune was called the Rune "Fa".

Germination had already split the "I" into Matter and Spirit.
Circulating in the workings of creationwithout beginning or end...
Despite discord there was unity-therefore by a wise hand.`

[Secret King]

von List:

`Fa, feh, feo=fire-generation, fire-borer, livestock, [Vieh], property, to grow, to wander, to destroy, to shred[fetzen].

The first promises to help helpfully
in the struggle and in misery and in every difficulty.

The root-word "fa", which is symbolized as the "primordial word" in this rune, is the conceptual foundation of "arising", "being"[doing, working, ruling], and of "passing away to new arising"-and so of the transitoriness of all existence and therefore of the stability of the "ego" in constant transformation. This rune conceals, therefore, the skaldic solace that true wisdom only lives for the evolution of the future, while only the fool mourns over decay: "Generate your luck and you will have it!"`

[The Secret of the Runes]

Sunday, 7 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Kaun/Ka/Kan/Kiel/Kon/Kuehn/Kein

Wiligut rune-Kaun

von List rune-Ka, Kaun, Kan, Kuna, Kiel, Kon, Kuehn,[bold], Kein[none], etc.


`Teut gave the sign of giving-called the Rune "Kaun".
The germ-the thought of light-now resting in Matter,
It now struggles for its essence and becomes a glowing fire....
Kindled these flames-into a fire, light of creation.`

[Secret King]

von List:

`A sixth is mine, if a man hurts me
with the root of a strange tree,
the ruin he threatened me with
does not hurt me but consumes him.

The "world-tree" Yggdrasil serves in the narrower sense as the Aryan tribal tree, beside which the tribal trees of foreign races are seen as "foreign trees". The runic concept "Kaun", "Kunna"[maid, eg, in [the name] Adelgunde] demonstrates the feminine principle in the All in a purely sexual sense. The tribe, the race, is to be purely preserved; it may not be defiled by the roots of the foreign tree. If it were nevertheless to happen, however, such would be of little use to the "foreign trees", because its "foreign scion" would grow to become its raging foe. Therefore: "Your blood, your highest possession."`

[The Secret of the Runes]

Saturday, 6 December 2008

A Comparison of the Wiligut/von List Irminen/Armanen Runes-Man

Wiligut rune-Man

von List rune-Man

Wiligut: `Bound to the cross-form-the Rune "man" named....

Spirit-I, thought-begins the course of Life,

Awakens "germination" with hands upraised in Matter.

The germinating hand thus lifted to the head.`
[Secret King]

von List: `man, mon, moon[ma= to mother, to increase; empty or dead].

A fifteenth I tell, which Folk-rast the dwarf
sang before the Doors of Day
to the Ases[Aesir] for strength, to the Elves for might,
to myself to clear my mind.

In another sense, as in that of the well-known folk-tale, "the Man in the Moon" reveals himself in the fifteenth rune as a sanctified sign of the propagation of the human race. The primal word "ma" is the hallmark of feminine generation-"mothering"-just as the primal word "fa" is that of the masculine. Therefore, we have here "ma-ter"[mother] just as there we have "fa-ter"[father]. The moon mythic0-mystically serves as the magical ring Draupnir[Dripper], from which every ninth night an equally heavy ring drips[seperates itself], and which was burned with Baldr; that is, Nanna, the mother of his children, was burned at the same time as Baldr. According to mythico-mystical rules, however, nights always mean months, and so the "nine nights" mentioned above indicate the time of pregnancy. While the concepts of man, maiden, mother, husband[Gemahl], wife[Gemaehlin], marriage, menstruation, etc, etc are rooted in the primal word "ma"[just like the concept "moon", with which they are all internally connected conceptually], they nevertheless symbolize individual concepts reconnected into an apparent unity according to the principle of the multiune-multifidic multiplicity. So too is the conceptual word for this unity rooted in the primal word "ma" and expressed "man-ask" or "menisk", that is: man[Mensch]. Therefore-as a concept of unification-the word "man" is only of one gender[masculine], while the derogatory concept belongs to the third stage as a neutar*, to which we will return later. The fifteenth rune encompasses both the exoteric and esoteric concept of the high mystery of humanity and reaches its zenith in the warning: "Be a man!"

[The Secret of the Runes]

*Der Mensch-human, man.
Das Mensch-slut, ruined woman.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Quaitra/Queirt

Gothic rune-Quaitra


Phoenetic value-qu

Exoteric interpretation of name-Cosmic fire.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Swirling flames of the ceremonial fire. Complete cleansing by transmutation of things from one state to another. The fifth element of alchemy.
This rune is the 25th of the Gothic alphabet of Ulfila which was based on the Gothic runes or Elder futharc.
Quaitra does not belong to any of the three aetts and incorporates the elements of all the other Gothic runes. It lies outside of the Gothic futharc and has no direct equivalent in the Elder futharc.
Equivalent to the Northumbrian rune Cweorth.
Inorporates all the elements and is of neutral gender.

Gods-Loge, Wayland

Monday, 1 December 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Wan/Irings

Medieval rune-Wan/Irings

Phoenetic value-no given sound.

Exoteric interpretation of name-Emptiness.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Ginnungagap, the yawning void out of which existence and solid matter arose.The element of Nwyvre which in the Northern tradition includes all the other elements of earth, water, ice, air and fire.


Sunday, 30 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Fyruedal

Medieval rune-Fyruedal

Phoenetic value-No sound value.

Exoteric interpretation of name-Fire-fan or bellows. The mover of air needed for fire to burn.Esoteric interpretation of name-This rune symbolizes motivation, the power to get going.
Element of air.


Saturday, 29 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Wendhorn

Medieaval rune-Wendhorn

Phoenetic value-mm

Exoteric interpretation of the name-The moon.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The changing phases of the moon. This rune reminds us that life proceeds in cycles and we must experience both good and bad alike.Eternal change, the unity of contrasts-life and death, order and chaos, above and below, male and female, cause and effect, physical and spiritual, fire and ice, mind and body, light and dark, hot and cold, spirit and matter, beginning and end, etc.It signifies the co-operation and the uniting of opposites nature`s eternal laws. The Wendhorn is the symbol of the ree of life and is similar in shap to the Hagal and Ior runes.Guido von List said "the 'crescent moon' as the 'Wendehorn' is, however, also the rune of Freya, who promotes childbirth".
Siegfried Adolf Kummer confirmed the rune`s association with the moon.John Gorsleben stated that the in relation to the concept of this symbol, that it is very similar to the Hagal rune yet without the common intersection of the bars joining Man to Yr and "Consider the end!"
The Wendehorn conceals within itself the hidden runes Ka, Is, Ar, Man and Yr , and further conceals the runes deeper within its symbolism. These runes, in order of the Armanen rune row, have the numerical value of 6, 9, 10, 15 and 16 and deeper the numerical runic values of 7, 8 and 17. In total it conceals 8 runes, and including itself 9 of whch is the numerical figure and holy number that it also represents - 9.
Element of water.


Friday, 28 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondence-Sol

Medieval rune-Sol

Phoenetic value-ss

Exoteric interpretation of name- The sun.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The rune of the sun goddess, Sol. The sun is considered female in the Teutonic tradition. Connected in a magical sense to the Sigel rune but it is more specific and less transitive in its actions.
The shape is suggestive of a solar circle with a vertical stave representative of a straight sunbeam conveying light to the earth from the heavens. This rune brings illumination. It is a potent rune used in healing and nurture.
Female polarity and of the element of fire.


Thursday, 27 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ziu

Medieval rune-Ziu

Phoenetic value-zz

Exoteric interpretation of name-Divine order.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Justice and order prevailing over disorder. Magical energy channeled in order to maintain the divine order.Ziu resembles both the Sigel and Tyr runes but is not considered a bind rune of the two.The rune of the Swabian god Ziu, cognate with the Greek Zeus, known in Anglo-Saxon England as Tiwaz. In central Europe Ziu`s main place of power is in Augsburg, formerly known as Ziusburg. His major shrine in England was in Tysoe in Warwickshire.Male polarity and of the elements of air and fire.


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ul

Medieval rune-Ul

Phoenetic value-ue

Exoteric interpretation of name-Empowerment, healing.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Sacred to the Frisian god Waldh, similar to Ullr the Norse god of wintertime, skiing and archery. The solistical element of Ul makes this rune a rune of turning points. It can be used to turn around a situation to the advantage of the individual.
Male polarity and the element of air.


Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Erda

Medieval rune-Erda.

Phoenetic value-oe

Exoteric interpretation of name-Earth, Mother Earth.
Esoteric interpretation of name- Nurture, protection and enclosure.
Erda resembles the Odal rune in shape. It is a rune that engenders stability and the maintenance of wholeness. Magically it can be used to bring reintegration of human actions.
Female polarity, element of earth.

Trees-whitebeam, elder, birch

Monday, 24 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Wolfsangel

Medieval rune-Wolfsangel

Phoenetic value-ai.

Exoteric interpretation of name-the wolf-hook, an ancient iron weapon used to catch and kill wolves. It was also used as a wall anchor; it maintained order, preventing the spreading of walls and the collapse of the building.
Esoteric interpretation of name-channels magical energy for human use. Binds and obliterates all harmful influences. This rune as a protective device featured in central European heraldry and as a personal magical sigil.
Similar in shape to the Armanen Gibor rune.
Female polarity and of the element of earth.


Sunday, 23 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Gar/Gort

Anglo-Saxon/Northumbrian futhorc-Gar


Phoenetic value-g

Exoteric interpretation-Spear.
Esoteric interpretation-Odin`s spear, Gungnir. The beginning of a new order and the fulfillment of things.
Gar is Germanic for spear.
This is the final rune of the futhorc and does not belong to any of the four aetts.
Male polarity and related to all the elements.

Trees-ash, spindle
Colour-dark blue.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Stan/Straif

Anglo-Saxon/Northumbrian futhorc-Stan


Phoenetic value-st

Exoteric interpretation of name-Stone. The bones of the earth, the ground beneath our feet.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Altar stone. A megalith standing at a place of power in the landscape. A playing piece in a board game. This rune creates a link between human beings, earthly and heavenly powers. It is a rune of power and protection but it can also act as a block to our progress.
Nigel Pennick in his Secrets of the Runes states that Stan can be used magically to block and stop opponents and assailants. He refers to a spell in the Lay of Hamdir by Odin:

Roared he as bears roar;
`Stones to the stout ones,
That the spears bite not,
Nor the edges of steel,
These sons of Jonakr!`

There is a strong link to the Ogham Straif which is the Blackthorn tree. This Ogham can also be used in attack and punishment.
Edred Thorsson in his The Book of Ogham refers to the Blackthorn being the `black rod` or blasting rod of malevolent magicians and witches.
Male polarity and the element of earth.

Trees-witch hazel, blackthorn
Herb-Iceland moss

Friday, 21 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Calc/Coll

Anglo-Saxon/Northumbrian futhorc-Calc.


Phoenetic value-k

Exoteric interpretation of name-Ritual container, offering cup.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Chalk, cup. Calc is the opposite to Elhaz inverted and is symbolic of the death of the individual. The Younger futharc rune Yr has the same form. It is also the same as the inverted Armanen Man rune.
Calc represents the successful conclusion of a working. It can be used magically in contacting absent friends or the dead in an act of remembrance. Calc is governed by the three Norns and represents the unattainable unknown. It is the cup or stone of the Holy Grail.
The seventh rune of the fourth aett of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc and the second Northumbrian rune.
Female polarity and of the element of earth.

Trees-maple, rowan

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Cweorth/Queirt

Anglo-Saxon/Northumbrian futhorc-Cweorth


Phoenetic value-qu

Exoteric interpretation of name-Fire-twirl.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Ritual fire.
First rune of the Northumbrian runes and the sixth rune of the fourth aett of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.
Closely related to the Ogham Queirt, representing the apple tree. There is also an association with the Gothic character Quertra.
Ritual cleansing by fire, the sacred hearth, transformation through fire, the funeral pyre, the festival bonfire of celebration and joy. This rune is the opposite to the binding power of the rune Nyd which represents the need-fire.
Female polarity and of the element of fire.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ear/Ebad

Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ear.


Phoenetic value-ao/ea

Exoteric interpretation of name-Earth-grave, soil of the earth.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Ritual internment, the unavoidable end of all things, death.
Female polarity, the element of earth. The fifth rune of the fourth aett of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.


Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem:
Grave is frightful to every warrior/when the flesh
begins inexorably-the corpse-to cool,
to embrace the earth,/the dark as its companion
fruits fall away,/joys pass away, promises fail.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ior/Iar/Iphin

Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ior/Iar


Phoenetic value-io

Exoteric interpretation of name-Serpent.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Iormungand the Midgaard Serpent. Shape of rune similar to the Hagal rune of the Younger futharc and the Armanen futhorc. The dual nature of matter, symbolised by the amphibious habits of water beasts. A rune of protection and a rune of great binding power.
Fourth rune of the fourth aett of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.
Female polarity, element of water.


Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem:
Beaver is a riverfish yet it always enjoys/food
on land, has a fine dwelling/surrounded by water
where it lives happily.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Yr/Ur

Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Yr
Armanen futhorc-Yr

Phoenetic value-u

Exoteric interpretation of the name-Gold decoration, the yew bow.
Esoteric interpretation-Primal being, a rune of protection[at the expense of others]. The third rune of the fourth Anglo-Saxon aett.
Male and female polarity.
yr irr yb
W-ybe Eibe

Runic body posture-Arms point to the side and downward. Upper arms on body, lower arms to point to the side and downwards.
Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A sixteenth I speak if a maid is reluctant,
To wake her lust and desire;
I change the heart of the delightful woman,
Then to me her wishes turn.

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem:
Yew bow for every noble and warrior is/a joy
and adornment, is fair on a steed/a trusty piece
of wargear on a journey.
Guido von List: "Think about the end!"

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Aesc/As/Ailm

Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Aesc/As


Phoenetic value-a as in `at`.

Exoteric interpretation of name-Ash tree, second rune of the fourth aett in the Anglo-Saxon futhorc. Closely related to the Os rune, a replacement rune by the Anglo-Saxons for the Ansuz rune. Os took Ansuz`s place as the fourth rune of the first aett.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Primordal human material. The primal vibration of existence, the creative power of the word. It brings the divine breath, ond into action.
Male polarity and the element of air.

Herbs- fly agaric
Colour-dark blue

Old English Rune Poem:
Ash is very tall, dear to men/strong in foundation,
holds its place properly/though
many men fight against it.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ac/Ailm

Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ac


Phonetic value-short a

Exoteric interpretation-Oak tree, the holy tree of the Germanic sky and thunder gods, long time endurance. The acorn, the symbol of potential. Women`s rune of pregnancy and childbirth.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The cosmic egg channelling the power of continuous growth from small beginnings to a mighty climax.
To be used magically to reinforce the creative and productive processes.
Masculine polarity and has the element of fire.
This rune is the beginning of the fourth aett of the Anglo-Saxon futhorc.


Old English Rune Poem:
Oak is for the sons of men on earth/a feeder
of flesh, often travels/over gannet`s bath,
the ocean tests/whether the oak keeps good faith.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Othala/Othil/Odal/Ethel/Onn

Elder futharc-Othala/Othil/Odal
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ethel


Phoenetic value-o

Exoteric interpretation of name-Homeland, property, ancestral property, enclosure of the clan, sacred enclosure, material prosperity and well-being.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Divine ancestry, virtuous deeds of ancesters, blood/genetic inheritence.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
othala othala othala
othul othal othil othel othol
othol othel othil othal othul

Herbs-gold thread
Colour-deep yellow
Astrology-Full Moon

Runic body posture-Stand with legs spread wide, arms in the Ingwaz rune form, fingertips touching above the head.

Old English Poem:
Homeland is very dear to every man/
if there rightfully and with property
he may/enjoy wealth in his dwelling generally.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Dagaz/Dag/Duir

Elder futharc-Dagaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Dag


Phoenetic value-d

Exoteric interpretation of name-Day, the light of day.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The rune of total awakening, the ritual fire of the hearth, dawn and twilight, the synthesization of polar opposites.

Galdr[Edred Thorson]
dagaz dagaz dagaz
du da di de do
odh edh idh adh udh
od ed id ad ud

Colour-light blue
Astrology-phases of the moon

Runic body posture-Stand upright and cross arms in front of your chest with the fingertips touching your shoulders.

Old English Rune Poem:
Day is the Lord`s sending, dear to men/god`s splendid light,
joy and hope/to the blessed and the wretched, a benefit to all.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Ingwaz/Ing/Ngetal

Elder futharc-Ingwaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ing


Phoenetic value-ng

Exoteric interpretation of name-Potential energy, gestation.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Ing the ancient Germanic earth god. His cult was developed in the North Sea regions. He is the male consort of the earth mother, Nerthus. The North Sea peoples were named after him-Ingvaeones.
Freyr was also known as Yngvi or Yngvi-Freyr. Freyr appears to have usurped the role of the earlier god, Ing.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
ingwaz ingwaz ingwaz
ung ang ing eng ong
ong eng ing ang ung

Gods-Ing, Freyr
Astrology-New Moon

Runic body posture-Stand upright with fingertips touching well overhead and elbows angled in the form of the stave.
Alternative form-Stand erect with fingertips touching just above the genitals with elbows forming the angles of the rune.

Old English Rune Poem:
Ing was first among the East Danes/seen
by men until he later eastwards/went
across the waves, the waggon sped behind/
thus the hard men named the hero.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Laguz/Laukaz/Lagu/Logr/Laf/Luis

Elder futharc-Laguz/Laukaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Lagu
Younger futharc-Logr
Armanen futhorc-Laf


Phoenetic value-l

Exoteric interpretation of name-Life, experience, testing, temptations, water, sea, leak, good management.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Test of life, relations. The life energy in the multiverse and the secret source of all organic life, the law of life[Old Norse log], layers of past cosmic and human action that govern the development of life forms, the primal waters of Niflheimr that contain latent potential life.
The sprinkling of water on the baby who considered worthy of life by his father is welcomed into the clan. This rune also governs another rite of passage at the end of life when one crosses the primeval waters to the realm of the dead. Viking ship burials demonstrate that this belief was prevalent amongst the northern Teutons.
The leek[laukaz] is symbolic of growth, phallic power and fertility. This rune also governs herbal magic.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
laguz laguz laguz
lu la li le lo
[lug lag lig leg log]
ul al il el ol
lo le li la lu

[L.E. Camp]
la le li lo lu
al el il ol ul
Laf; L-a-f
lagu lagus logr lagor laas
log log laug

Gods-Njordhr, Baldr
Colour-deep green
Healing rune for infections and skin diseases-used in conjunction with the Not-rune[Kummer].

Runic body posture-Stand upright, both arms downward, fingers pointing to the ground.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A fourteenth I sing to the assembled folk
While naming the divine names;
The Aesir and Alves and their various kinds
No one can list without learning.

Old English Rune Poem:
Water is seemingly endless to men/if they must fare
on a tilting ship/and sea-waves
frighten them mightily/and the sea-steed
does not heed the bridle.

Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Water] is that which as a stream
falls from a hillside;
but trinkets are golden.

Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Water] is a welling stream
and a wide gush
and fishes` seabed.

Guido von List: "First learn to steer, then dare the sea journey!"

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Mannaz/Mann/Madhr/Man/Muin

Elder futharc-Mannaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Mann
Younger futharc-Madhr
Armanen futhorc-Man


Phoenetic value-m

Exoteric interpretation of name-Man, increase, masculinity, health, plenty, magic.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Spirit, truth, God-Man, male principle in cosmos. The mystery of the divine archetypal principle in mankind. The rune of intelligence, rationality, memory, tradition and the perfected human being, the God-man. The rune of Heimdallr who is the genetic link between Germanic man and the gods. It is the rune which describes the Germanic peoples as being the progeny of the gods, semi-divine beings. The rune of blood-brotherhood.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
mannaz mannaz mannaz
mu ma mi me mo
mun man min men mon
um am im em om
mon men min man mun

[L.E. Camp]
Ma me mi mo mu
ammm emmm immm ommm ummm
mam m m m mem m m m mim m m m mom m m m mum m m m
man mon men
Ma mad madr mathr
Mama mannas
Mimir Mamre

Colour-deep red
Healing rune for accidents and injuries-used in conjunction with the Is/Isa rune and for long-suffering nerve ailments[Kummer].

Runic body posture-Stand straight with elbows lifted up, forearms crossed in front of the face or behind the head.
Alternative rune form-Stand upright with both arms to the side and upward.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A fifteenth I know that Volkrast, the dwarf,
Sings early at the gates of dawn,
To strengthen the Aesir, to empower the Alves,
But to myself, Allfather, to gain wisdom.

Old English Rune Poem:
Man is dear to his kinsmen in mirth/yet each one
must fail the others/since by his judgement
the lord wishes/to commit
the poor flesh to earth.

Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Man] is earth`s increase;
the hawk`s grasp
is great.

Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Man] is man`s delight
and earth`s increase
and shp`s adorner.

Guido von List: "Be a man!"