Thursday, 30 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Isa/Is/Iss/Idad

Elder futharc-Isa
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Is
Younger futharc-Iss
Armanen futhorc-Is


Phoenetic value-i

Exoteric interpretation- The Self-Conscious "I"[Ich], the individual ego. Positivity, activity, will, self-domination, influence, personal power, magical power, power to banish evil.
Esoteric interpretation of name-World-ice that flows forth from Niflheimr, representation of anti-matter and when combined with the energy that flows from Muspellshiemr it leads to the formation of matter, the prima materia, the "black hole", the rune of attraction, gravity, inertia, entropy in the multiverse, unity in the universe, duration, magical powers, action in the cosmos.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
isa isa isa
[sssss iiiii]

[L.E. Camp]
is iis isa ich

Healing rune for illnesses of the blood, rheumatism, hardening of the arteries-used in conjunction with the Tyr-rune[Kummer]
Runic body posture: Stand upright, your feet touching, arms hanging down at the sides.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A ninth I sing, when peril at sea forces me
To protect my ship from the stormy waves;
The gale I quiet, as strong as it might be,
And cradle the waves to sleep.

Old English Rune Poem:
Ice is too cold and extremely slippery/glass-clear
it glistens most like gems/a floor
made of frost, fair in appearance.

Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Ice] we call a broad bridge;
a blind man needs
to be led.

Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Ice] is a river`s bark
and a wave`s thatch
and doomed men`s undoing.

Guido von List: "Win power over yourself, and you will have power over everything in the spiritual worlds that strives against you."

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Naudhiz/Nyd/Naudhr/Not/Nin

Elder futharc-Naudhiz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Nyd
Younger futharc-Naudhr
Armanen futhorc-Not


Phoenetic value-n

Exoteric interpretation of name-That which cannot be averted, seperation, stress, karmic debt, karmic need, karmic law.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Need fire and deliverance from distress, decision of the Norns, the self-created fire, created by friction/resistance.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
naudhiz naudhiz naudhiz
nu na ni ne no
nudh nadh nidh nedh nodh
nut nat nit net not
un an in en on

[L.E. Camp]
na ne ni no nu
not nit nyd naut norn

Gods-Nornir, etins
Healing rune for infectious skin ailments-in conjunction with Laf-rune[Kummer]

Runic body posture: Right arm in angle upward, left arm downward.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
An eighth is my own, to all the folk
Useful to know in their need;
Where hatred rises up between men,
I can quickly settle the strife.
Old English Rune Poem:
Need is hard on the heart, yet for men`s sons
it often becomes/a help and healing
if they heed it before.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Need] makes for little choice;
a naked [man] chills
in the frost.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Need] is a bondswoman`s hardship
and hard circumstances
and laborious work.

Guido von List: "Use your fate, do not strive against it!"

Monday, 27 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Hagalaz/Haegl/Hagal/Huath

Elder futharc-Hagalaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Haegl
Armanen futhorc-Hagal


Phoenetic value-h

Exoteric interpretation of name-That which cares and protects, maintains and preserves, harmony, wisdom, salvation, blessing.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Eternal change, caring and maintaining principle in the universe, the Higher Self, God in us, the cosmic ice `egg`, crystalized magical power and cosmic pattern.
All runic forms may be derived from the `snowflake` form of the rune and is the 9th rune in the Elder futharc and Anglo-Saxon futhorc and thus should be regarded as the `rune mother`.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
hagalaz hagalaz hagalaz
hu ha hi he ho
hug hag hig heg hog
[hul hal hil hel hol]
oh eh ih ah uh

[L.E. Camp]
ha ha ha ha
ha he hi ho hu
hag haal halga

Tree-yew or ash
Herbs-lilly of the valley
Healing rune for kidney illnesses, illnesses of the loins-if used in conjunction with the Cross position.[Kummer]

Runic body posture: Stand upright with arms crossed in front of chest and allow palms to touch the chest.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
I know a seventh one if I see towering flames
in the hall about my companions
it can`t burn so wildly that I can`t counteract it
I know the spells to chant.
Old English Rune Poem:
Hail is hard on the heart, yet for men`s sons
it often becomes/a help and healing
if they heed it before.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Hail] is coldest of corns;
Christ shaped
the original heavens.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Hail] is cold corn
and driving sleet
and snake`s sickness.

Guido von List: "Harbour the All in yourself, and you will control the All!"

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Wunjo/Wynn

Elder futharc-Wunjo
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Wynn

Phoenetic value-w

Exoteric interpretation of name-joy, pleasure, delight, hope.
Esoteric interpretation of name-relationship of beings descended from the same force, the mystery of the harmonious existence of various affiliated forces, the clan working together for the greatest joy.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
wunjo wunjo wunjo
wu wa wi we wo
wun wan win wen won
wo we wi wa wu


Runic body posture: Stand upright with legs together, placing the fingertips of the left hand on the crown of the head. Keep the right arm close at the side.
Old English Rune Poem:
Happiness he cannot enjoy who knows
little woe/pain and sorrow, and has for himself/
wealth and joy, and sufficient protection too.

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Gebo/Gyfu/Gibor/Gort

Elder futharc-Gebo
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Gyfu
Armanen futharc-Gibor


Phoenetic value-g

Exoteric interpretation of name-the rune of sacred marriage, brotherly or sisterly love, giving, hospitality, gift, exchange of gifts.
Esoteric interpretation of name-God-All, death-life cycle, seeing of the Divine, Being the Divine, interaction of two forces, that which is exchanged between gods and men.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
gebo gebo gebo
gu ga gi ge go
gub gab gib geb gob
og eg ig ag ug

[L.E. Camp]
ga ge gi go gu
ag eg ig og ug
gibor gibur; gefa gifa gefu; gea geo gebo
gigur geuua
Gibur Arahari

Tree-ash and elm
Gods-Odin, Freyja
Colour-deep blue
Healing rune for strengthening of potency, change in the potency of spiritul matters.[Spiesberger]

Runic body posture: Both arms upward to the side, both legs to side, forming an X.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
An eighteenth* I learned, yet I would never
Let a woman or maid know it,
For everyone always knows what is best for himself-
This leads me to the conclusion of the songs-
The one it shall be then, that lies in my arms
As betrothed wife and as sister.
Old English Rune Poem:
Gift is an honour and grace of men/a support
and adornment, and for any exile/mercy
and sustenance when he has no other.

Guido von List: "Man-be One with God!"

* In the Armanen futhorc Gibor is the eighteenth rune.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Kenaz/Ken/Kaun/Ka

Elder futharc-Kenaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ken
Younger futharc-Kaun
Armanen futhorc-Ka


Phoenetic value-c

Exoteric interpretation of the name-Art, the torch, creativity, procreation, capability, that which is established.
Esoteric interpretation of the name-Female principle, the mystery of regeneration, sacrifice, the hearth, fire controlled by man as an act of will with an object in mind, the concept of kin and clanic traditions, unity of the living with the ancestral dead.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
kenaz kenaz kenaz
ku ka ki ke ko
kun kan kin ken kon
ok ek ik ak uk

[L.E. Camp]
ka ke ki ko ku
kien kun kaun kona kuna

Colour-light red
Female polarity
Healing rune for illnesses connected to the digestive organs used in conjunction with the Is rune and for use in avoiding disease.[Spiesberger]

Runic body posture: Stand upright, point both arms upward, palms and fingers downward and hands touch each other.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A sixth is mine, if a man wounds me
With the root of a trunk almost fresh;
Then I am unscathed, the man himself is consumed
By the evil which he threatened me with.
Old English RunePoem:
Torch is known to each living being by fire
radiant and bright, it usually burns
where nobles rest indoors.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Ulcer] is the bane
of children; death makes
a corpse livid.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Ulcer] is bane of children
and a sore spot
and a place of putrefacation.

Guido von List: "Your blood, your highest possession."

Thursday, 23 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Raidho/Rad/Reidh/Rit/Ruis

Elder futharc-Raidho
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Rad
Younger futharc-Reidh
Armanen futhorc-Rit


Phoenetic value-r

Exoteric interpretation of name-Right, order, judgement, advice, salvation, money, cosmic law, organised religion.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Solar wagon, chariot of Thor, original law, ritual action, religious feeling.

Galdr[Edred Thorson]
raidho raidho raidho
ru ra ri re ro
rudh radh ridh redh rodh
[rut rat rit ret rot]
or er ir ar ur

[L.E. Camp]

Ra re ri ro ru
Rad reid rit rod reitho ruoth rita rota

Colour-bright red
Healing rune for strengthening the chakra of the mouth and palate[Spiesberger]

Runic body posture: Stand upright, left arm at angle in fist position, left leg lifted.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
That I know as the fifth, should an enemy`s
Arrow come flying into the throng;
As bright as it might clash, I stem its power,
Once I firmly fix my eye upon it.
Old English Rune Poem:
Riding is for every man in the hall/easy,
and strenuous for him who sits upon/a powerful
horse along the long paths.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Riding] they say[is] worst
for horses; Regin forged
the best sword.
Icelandic RunePoem:
[Riding] is a rider`s happiness
and a swift passage
and a horse`s hardship.

Guido von List: "I am my rod, this rod is indestructable, therefore I am myself indestructable, because I am my rod."

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences- Ansuz/Os/Ass/Ailm/Onn

Elder futharc-Ansuz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Os
Youmger futharc-Ass
Armanen futhorc-Os


Phoenetic value-a/o

Exoteric interpretation of name-Speech, talk, discussion, the rune of word, song, poetry and magical incantation.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The concept of that which is given or is evolving, the receiver, container and expresser of spiritual power and numinous knowledge. This is the rune of magical ancestral power which has been handed down generation after generation along genetic lines among the Germanic peoples. It reminds us that the Teutons are descendants of the gods.

Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
ansuz ansuz ansuz

[L.E. Camp]
Othil Odal
os ol
As ask ast ans ansus asa

Herb-fly agric
Colour-dark blue
Healing rune for the chest and the neck[Kummer]

Runic body posture: Stand upright, left leg lifted, pointing forward, tips of toes pointing downward, left arm parallel with left leg.
Wotan`s Rune Poem:
That fourth I know, when a foe has tied up
My feet and hands:
The fetters fall from my leg, when I chant the song,
And off my hands the ropes come.
Old English Rune Poem:
God is the origin of all language/wisdom`s foundation
and wise man`s comfort/and to every
hero blessing and hope.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Estuary] is the way
of most farings but of swords[it is] the scabbard.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[God] is the originator of old
and Asgard`s lord
and Valhalla`s leader.

Guido von List: "Your spiritual force makes you free!"

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Thurisaz/Thorn/Thurs/Duir

Elder futharc-Thurisaz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Thorn
Younger futharc-Thurs
Armanen futhorc-Thorn


Phoenetic value-th

Exoteric interpretation of name-Will to act, setting of goals, the power to become.
Esoteric interpretation of name-The hammer of Thorr, Asa-Thorr the enemy of chaotic forces, return, new emergence from that which is old and used up, formative powers of the seed.
Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
thurisaz thurisaz thurisaz
th th th th th th th th th th
thur thar thir ther thor
thu tha thi the tho
th th th th th th th th th th

[L.E. Camp]
ta te ti to tu
da de di do du
thor thorr thorn thurs thuris thyth

Colour-bright red
male polarity
Healing rune for stabalisation of the health aura[Spiesberger]

Runic body posture: stand upright, feet together, left arm angled, left hand on the hip and palm touches hipbone.
Wotan`s Rune Poem:
A third I take, when danger threatens,
To bind the enemies through magic:
Thus I dull the steel of the furious opponent.
Like the staff, his sword does not cut anymore.
Old English Rune Poem:
Thorn is painfully sharp to any warrior/seizing it
is bad, excessively severe/for any person
who lays among them.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Giant] causes women`s sickness;
few are glad
at bad luck.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Giant] is women`s sickness
and a dweller on cliffs
and husband of [the giantess]

Guido von List: "Preserve your Ego!"

Monday, 20 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Uruz/Ur

Elder futharc-Uruz
Anglo-Saxon futhorc-Ur
Younger futharc-Ur
Armane futhorc-Ur


Phoenetic value-u, v
Exoteric interpretation of name-That which is permament, lasting, good fortune, money, physician, medical help or healing powers, the aurochs.
Esoteric interpretation of name-Original cause, the root of all material and cosmic phenomena, the primal forming force, Audhumla, drizzle-the primal fertilizing essence, the transcendant, life after death, contact with the dead, Mother-God, the Creative Mother Principle.
Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
uruz uruz uruz

[L.E. Camp]
ur urus uras

Herb-sphagnum, moss
Tarot-High Priestess
Colour-dark green
Healing rune for liver, nerves, chest and lungs.[S.A. Kummer]

Runic body posture:
Bend over, arms and tips of fingers pointing to the ground.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:
Another I name, that all will need,
Who act as curing healers;
Know yourself, then you shall know the world,
And learn to discern between evil and its cause.
Old English Rune Poem:
Aurochs is fierce and high-horned/the courageous
beast fights with its horns/a well-known moor-treader,
it is a brave creature.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Slag] is from bad iron;
the reindeer often runs
over frozen snow.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Drizzle] is cloud`s weeping
and harvest`s undoing
and herdsman`s [object of] hatred.

Guido von List: "Know yourself, then you will know all!"

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Runic-Ogham Correspondences-Fehu/Feoh/Fe/Fa/Fern

Elder Futharc-Fehu
Anglo-Saxon Futhorc- Feoh
Younger Futharc-Fe
Armanen Futhorc-Fa


Phoenetic value-f
Exoteric interpretation of name-Changes, new beginnings, growth, change of residence, travel, animals, mobile possessions, fire.
Esoteric interpretation of name- power, original fire, creative father principle, guidance, Father-God principle.
Galdr[Edred Thorsson]
fehu fehu fehu
fu fa fi fe fo

[L.E. Camp]
fa fe fi fo fu
ffffffa ffffffe ffffffi ffffffo ffffffu
Faaaaaa feeeeee fiiiiii foooooo fuuuuuu
fa far fiu feo fehu feu

Colour-light red
Healing rune for headaches, fevers, chest and lungs[S.A. Kummer]

Runic yoga body posture:
Stand upright, feet together, both arms pointing upward in an angle of about 30 degrees. Left arm should be slightly higher than the right arm. Both palms point forward to draw the energy into the body.

Wotan`s Rune Poem:

The first one promises to help generously
In sorrow, sickness and pain:
In eternal change, man goes forth
From death to new creation.
Old English Rune Poem:
Wealth is a comfort to any man/yet each person
must share it out well/if he wants to win
a good name before his lord.
Norwegian Rune Poem:
[Wealth] causes kinsmen`s strife;
the wolf feeds
itself in the wood.
Icelandic Rune Poem:
[Wealth] is kinsmen`s strife
and sea`s flame
and serpent`s way.
Guido von List: "Generate your luck and you will have it!"

Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Swastika

The Swastika is one of the oldest and most sacred of the signs and symbols of the Aryo-Germanic peoples and traces of its use have been discovered throughout the world.
This should not be taken as an indication that it is a universal symbol held in common by all the peoples of the earth as many New Agers seeped in the politically correct mores of the day may assert but rather an indication as to how far and wide the Aryans in particular the Celto-Germanic peoples have wandered in their migrations and quest to discover new lands.
It is an impulse which is deep within the psyche of the Aryan peoples, the need to discover and explore and consequently to bring civilization and high culture to the four ends of the earth.
Thomas Wilson in his groundbreaking and comprehensive work Swastika the Earliest Known Symbol and its Migrations[1894] traces the migration of this symbol throughout Europe, China, Asia, Asia Minor and the Americas although he shies away from drawing any conclusions as to the origins, development and meaning of this symbol.
Max Mueller in "Illios" gives the etymology of Swastika:

"Ethnologically, svastika is derived from svasti, and svasti from su, "well", and as, "to be". Svasti occurs frequently in the Veda, both as a noun in a sense of happiness, and as an adverb in the sense of "well" or "hail!" The derivation Swasti-ka is of later date, and it always means an auspicious sign, such as are found most frequently among Buddhists and Jainas."

In Great Britain the common name for this sign in Anglo-Saxon times was Fylfot which is derived from fower fot meaning four-footed.
Some authors refer to it as Thor`s Hammer.
Wilson has this to say about the symbolism and interpretation of the Swastika:

"Many theories have been presented concerning the symbolism of the Swastika, its relation to ancient deities and its representation of certain qualities. In the estimation of certain writers it has been respectively the emblem of Zeus, of Baal, of the sun, of the sun-god, of the sun-chariot of Agni the fire-god, of Indra the rain-god, of the sky, the sky-god, and finally the deity of all deities, the great God, the Maker and Ruler of the Universe. It has been held to symbolize light or the god of light, of the forked lightning, and of water. It is believed by some to have been the oldest Aryan symbol. It is the estimation of others it represents Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva, Creator, Preserver, Destroyer. It appears in the footprints of Buddha, engraved upon the solid rock on the mountains of India. It stood for the Jupiter Tonans and Pluvius of the Latins, and the Thor of the Scandinavians. In the latter case it has been considered-erroneously, however-a variety of the Thor hammer. In the opinion of at least one author it had an intimate relation to the Lotus sign of Egypt and Persia. Some authors have attributed a phallic meaning to it. Others have recognised it as representing the generative principle of mankind, making it the symbol of the female. Its appearance on the person of certain goddesses, Artemis, Hera, Demeter, Astarte, and the Chaldean Nana, the leaden goddess from Hissarlik, has caused it to be claimed as a sign of fecundity."

It has been conjectured that the Swastika developed from other more basic symbols such as the cross or the triskelion but Wilson goes on to say:

"Mr. R.P. Greg opposes this theory and expresses the opinion that the Swastika is far older and wider spread as a symbol than the triskelion, as well as being a more purely Aryan symbol."

George. W Cox in says The Mythology of the Aryan Nations:

"We recognise the male and female symbol in the trident of Poseidon, and in the fylfot or hammer of Thor, which assumes the form of a cross-pattee in the various legends which turn on the rings of Freya, Holda, Venus, or Aphrodite."

It is speculated that the Swastika has its origin in the use of fire sticks to generate fire in the myth of the Hindu fire god Agni.[Cognate with the Latin ignis, the English word to ignite].

Dr. H. Colley March in his paper Fylfot and the Futhorc Tir theorises that the Swastika has no relation to fire, the act of making fire or the fire god. He believed that it symbolized axial motion and not merely gyration; that it represented the celestial pole, the very axis of the heavens around which the stars revolve.

Wilson states:

"This appearance of rotation is most impressive in the constellation of the Great Bear. About four thousand years ago the apparent pivot of rotation was at Draconis, much nearer the Great Bear than now, and at that time the rapid circular sweep must have been far more striking than at present."

Heinrich Schliemann writing in his Troy and its Remains states:

"All that can be said of the first settlers is that they belonged to the Aryan race, as is sufficiently proved by the Aryan religious symbols met with in the strata of their ruins[among which we find the Suastika], both upon the pieces of pottery and upon the small curious terra-cottas with a hole in the centre, which we have the form of the crater or a volcano or of a carrousel."

In addition to stating "The Swastika is persistently associated with the sacred fire-sticks. Agni was the god of the fire-stick[swastika].
"In Great Britain it was called fylfot from the Anglo-Saxon fower-fot-four footed or many footed." Elizabeth Goldsmith also adds:

"The Druids were said to have shaped their trees in the form of the swastika or fylfot cross."
[Ancient Pagan Symbols]

Lance Severn in his The Swastika: Lost Sign in Freemasonry explored the use of the Swastika in Freemasonry. This should not surprise us as Freemasonry preserves much esoteric Aryan lore which would otherwise have been lost to us.
He refers to JSM Ward`s reference to this symbol in Freemasonry and the Ancient Gods[1921] "In our lodges the Swastika is still remembered, but its presence is disguised."

This brings us to the Master himself Guido von List. Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke in his The Occult Roots of Nazism. Secret Aryan Cults and their Influence on Nazi Ideology refers to a solstice ceremony conducted by von List involving burying 8 wine bottles in the glowing embers of a solstice fire in the form of the Swastika.

Guido von List incorporated the Swastika into his 18 rune Armanen Futhorc as his 18th rune Gibor which is a development of the Swastika in form but whose meaning equates to that of the Gebo rune in the Common Germanic Futharc. He shows the fylfot as an alternative to the Gibor stave in his Das Geheimnis der Runen[The Secret of the Runes].

"However, certainly worthy of note is the fact that the eighteenth rune which is actually present is a-doubtlessly intentionally incomplete-fyrfos, and that it harkens back to this sign in both name and meaning-without, nevertheless, exhausting it. In this the intention of the skalds to guard vigilantly the fyrfos as their exclusive innermost secret, and as the sigil of that secret, can be seen. Only after yielding to certain pressures did they reveal another sign which partially replaced the fyrfos."

From the period of the adoption of the Swastika or Hakenkreuz by the National Socialist German Workers` Party this most holy Aryan sign became associated with a political movement, National Socialism.

"And a symbol it really is! Not only that the unique colours, which all of us so passionately love and which once won so much honour for the German people, attest our veneration for the past; they were also the embodiment of the movement`s will. As National Socialists, we see our programme in our flag. In red we see the social idea of the movement, in white the nationalistic idea, in the swastika the mission of the struggle for the victory of the Aryan man......"
[Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf]