Friday, 7 November 2008
Exoteric interpretation of name-Becoming, birth, help in birth, son, bread, song, fountain, mountains, birch twig, breasts of the mother[suggested by shape].
Esoteric interpretation of name-Meaning of life in this world, the rune of the rites of passage, the container of all becoming/being, the conserving and protecting force, concealing and protecting, the embodiment of the mysteries of birth and rebirth.
berkano berkano berkano
bu ba bi be bo
[burk bark birk berk bork]
ob eb ib ab ub
ba be bi bo bu
b a r
bar bor birk biork bjork
beork berche brikal berkane
Gods-Frigg, Nerthus, Hel
Healing rune for women`s labour pains.
Runic body posture-Stand upright, left arm at an angle.
Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A thirteenth I mention, when I sprinkle the son,
The young one, with blessing water;
If once he faces the foe, then he cannot fall,
No sword can wound him so he collapses into the dust.
Old English Rune Poem:
Birch is fruitless, yet bears/shoots without seeds,
is pretty in its branches/high in its spread,
fair adorned/laden with leaves,
touching the sky.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Birch] is the leaf-greenest
of branches; Loki had luck
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Birch] is a leaf-bearing branch and
a slender tree
and a youthful wood.
Guido von List: "Thy life stands in the hand of God; trust it in you. "