Saturday, 18 December 2010
How did the Germanic peoples petition their Gods and Godesses? According to Edred Thorsson in Futharc they did so in adopting the stance of the Rune stave Elhaz or Algiz, the 15th Rune of the 24 Rune Elder or Common Germanic Futharc and the 15th Rune known as Eolh of the 29 Rune Anglo-Saxon Futhorc and the 33 Rune Northumbrian Futhorc.
In the 16 Rune Younger Futharc it occupies the 14th position and is known as Madhr. In the 18 Rune Armanen Futhorc it occupies the 15th position and is known as Man. There is a link between Elhaz and the Gothic word alhs which means sanctuary or a protected grove or enclosure which has been dedicated to the Gods. Edred speculates that Alcis, the name of the divine twins reported by Tacitus in Germania may be related to the Rune name Algiz. In Edred`s words: `Elhaz is the power of human life and "spirit" striving toward the world of the Aesir.`
The Rune is also representative of the world tree, Yggdrasil or Irminsul and thus symbolises a connection between the Gods and Germanic man. When petitioning or speaking to the Gods this is the stance that we should adopt.
The Armanen Man Rune represents the God-Man, the male principle in the cosmos.
How refreshing it is for the Germanic man or woman of today who after hearing the call of the blood realises that we stand almost as equals to the Gods-almost. Not as powerful in the earthly and human incarnation but we represent the seed of new Gods who will follow, children of Woden and Thunor and all the Germanic Gods and Goddesses who are nothing other than our divine ancestors. We are their children. A child does not cower before his or her parents but with reverence and love stretches forth his or her arms towards them. By contrast the followers of the angry and psychotic desert tribal god of Judaism, Christianity and Islam cower before their god adopting a subservient posture-not so with Germanic man who is a God-Man[or woman!] in the making.
Sunday, 21 November 2010
The sign of the hammer is one of the most sacred if no not the most sacred symbol in our holy Germanic faith and the sign of the hammer should be made prior to any magical or spiritual activity.
The "All-Gods Form of Hammer-Signing" involves facing north, standing straight with a settled breathing rhythm and visualise a glowing mass of golden-white energy above your head which begins to form the holy sign of the trifos or triskelion. Reach out with your open right hand towards this light and grasp it from its centre.
Then make a fist and move this down to your forhead, visualising a column of energy being brought down and intone the name of the God Tyr or Tiw. Allow one fifth of the energy to fill your forehead and then bring your fist down to the top of your sternum, again visualising that you are drawing down the energy with your fist and intone the name of the God Odin, Woden or Wotan.
Again you are drawing one fifth of the energy into this area. Continue now to your solar plexus, intoning the name of the God Thor, Thunor or Donar. Then after having allowed one fifth of the energy to be drawn in to your solar plxus move your fist to your left shoulder, taking the energy with you and leaving one fifth there and intone the name of the Godess Freyja or Freo. The finally move your fist to your right shoulder and leave the remaining energy there and intone the name of the God Freyr or Frea.
Detailed instructions may be found in Edred Thorsson`s The Nine Doors of Midgard and A Book of Troth and Temple of Wotan by Ron McVan. These books are highly recommended by the author of this blog.
Things and people may be hallowed by making the hammer sign in the air using the index finger or hand, moving downwards then unde across to the left and then towards the right.
Edred Thorsson makes the interesting point in his Gildisbok that the making of the hammer sign was stolen by the Christians from the heathen Germanic peoples to make the sign of the cross and used in a similar way to make their own blessings.
Sunday, 20 June 2010
It has only been in recent years that scientists have been starting to conclude that the Moon is in fact older than the Earth and may not originally have been a satellite of the earth but a planet of greater significance than the earth. This truth was already known for thousands of years by the great adepts of the Aryan race and openly discussed by Aryosophists, Theosophists and Anthrosophists.
In Die Religion der Ario-Germanen Guido von List states "Now, the Secret Doctrine says that the Moon was the father of the Earth, and in a state of torpor-much like that of death-it shriveled up and became smaller than the earth and was forced to follow along in the orbit of the Earth as its satellite, and it gave up its developed inhabitants to the Earth and these form the race of men here on the Earth in contrast to those formed from the earthly animal kingdom."[Trnaslation by Dr Stephen Edred Flowers-The Religion of the Aryo-Germanic Folk].
He goes on to talk further about this lunar humanity:"These spirits descended from the Moon-these lunar ancestors-whom the All-Father incarnated into the bodies of those created by the other two Ases[Hoenir and Lodur] to form the human race, and for this reason Mannus, the Moon, is called the Progenitor of humanity."
It may be recalled that Tacitus refers to a Mannus as being the progenitor of the Germanic peoples in his Germania:"In ancient lays, their only type of historical tradition, they celebrate Tuisto, a god brought forth from the earth. They attribute to him a son, Mannus, the source and founder of their people, and to Mannus three sons, from whose names those nearest the Ocean are called Ingvaeones, those in the middle Herminones, and the rest Istvaeones."[Germania 2.2]
These of course are the three great divisions of the ancient Germanic peoples; their division into three being significant and reminiscent of the tripartite Aryan system. Mannus also has a cognate amongst the Aryan Hindus where he is called Manu and is again regarded as the progenitor of the Aryans.[See The Laws of Manu]. Again from Manu the three Aryan castes have their origins just as Mannus create three Germanic divisions. I must emphasise that Mannus or Manu is an Aryan progenitor and according to the lore of the ancient Aryan peoples and the teaching of Dr Joerg Lanz von Liebenfels in his Theozoology the other human races are the result of a bastardisation of Aryans[original humans] and other inferior species which brought about the current racial divisions of humanity and will explain both the difference and similarity in DNA.
Saturday, 12 June 2010
In Listian Armanen lore there is the concept of arising to becoming to passing away to new arising which I have discussed before on these blogs. This is a form of reincarnation which is limited to the race, the tribe and the clan which one can find if a careful study of the literature from and about the prechristian Germanic and Celtic peoples is engaged upon.
This concept is discussed in detail in Das Geheimnis der Runen by Guido von List[English translation and introductory and biographical material added by Stephen E. Flowers, PhD in The Secret of the Runes].
This concept was further developed by Karl Maria Wiligut[see Secret King by Stephen E. Flowers, PhD].
His concept is illustrated in the "Irmin-cross" used by Wiligut which shows sprit descending in to matter. This is the vertical movement. The horizontal movement shows the impulse towards form and life. Where these two movements intersect consciousness, form and life arises. This idea is also represented in the Not Rune-the turning of Need.
Aryosophy and Theosophy recognise that the destiny of the Aryan Fifth Root Race is to evolve back into pure spirit. Spirit descends into matter in order to experience, learn and develop and then to return back to pure spirit.
This is the destiny of our race and the individual man-god who is part of that race.
Sunday, 18 April 2010
The Runes take years of study. It is an unending process but I have come to the firm belief that it is a process that we must engage in on a daily process. The aspiring Rune Master must not only study the Runes and the various futharcs and futhorcs but must internalise the Runes.
This can be achieved by meditation and Rune Yoga. Rune Yoga consists of the bringing together of 4 spirital disciplines: visualisation, correct breathing tecnniques, the vocalisation of runic mantras and the performance of the Rune stave shapes. Daily practice quickly becomes a part of one`s daily routine and the Runester can feel the benefits of this almost straight away in terms of physical fitness, better health, mental calm and internal balance and a closeness with the Germanic Gods and Godesses.
Through the mastering of this spiritual discipline the Rune Master can then begin to almost effortlessly use the Runes not just for dvination but for magical practices.
There are five works in particular that I can recommend to my readers:
Futhark by Edred Thorsson
Rune Might by Edred Thorsson
The Nine Doors of Midgard by Edred Thorsson
A Handbook of Armanen Runes by L.E. Camp
The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Runes by Nigel Pennick
In addition to daily Rune work we also must not neglect to honour the Gods and Goddeses and keep as a minimum the 8 main festivals of the year which are broadly comparable to those kept within the Celtic tradition. I will discuss these festivals in some detail in a future article.
Sunday, 24 January 2010
Within the sacred tantric tradition of the Aryan Hindus there is a body of lore related to the Chakras or psychic centres within the ethereal body of man.
These Chakras, `Wheels` or `Cauldrons` are positioned along a psychic vertical column which represents and is positioned` above and around` the spinal column.
At the bottom of this column lies the Kundalini serpent ready to uncoil itself and rise up the vertical column which Armanists liken to Yggdrasil or Irminsul, the sacred world tree in Germanic mythology.
As the serpent, likened to Nidhogg in Germanic mythology is released it must journey through each of the Chakras in turn. These Chakras are centres of psychic power which are opened by the rising serpent.
The Sahasrara Chakra[Crown Chakra] is situated at the top of the column/tree and represents the crown of the head which governs higher consciousness and the higher self.
The Ajna Chakra[Third Eye Chakra] is situated below the Sahasrara at the brow and represents the Third Eye and pineal gland and governs psychic perception and the higher mind.
The Vishuddha ChakraThroat Chakra] is situated below the Ajna at the throat and neck area and governs intelligence and communication.
The Anahata Chakra[Heart Chakra] is situated below the Vishuddha at the area of the heart and governs love and compassion.
The Manipura Chakra[Solar Plexus Chakra] is situated below the Anahata at the Solar Plexus or navel area and governs anger, ego and the power of assertiveness.
The Swadhistana Chakra[Sacral Chakra] is situated below the Manipura at the sexual organs and governs sexuality.
The Muladhara Chakra[Base or Root Chakra] is situated below the Swadhistana at the bottom of the spinal cord or coccyx and governs the survival instinct.
However Armanists also believe that there are two further Chakras situated above the Sahasrara Chakra which Miguel Serrano in his Nos. Book of the Resurrection calls the Black Hole and the Green Ray Chakras, the Green Ray being the uppermost Chakra.
This also accords with esoteric Wodenist teaching which also leans towards a nine Chakra theory which accords with the nine worlds of Germanic mythology and the nine nights that Woden hung on the world tree Yggdrasil or Irminsul in his quest for wisdom, runic knowledge and initiation.
Woden did not invent the Runes: he discovered them and gave them to his followers as a means of obtaining esoteric and self knowledge.
Serrano`s book deserves close study for it is a poetic and esoteric journey through the Chakras which he renames according to geographical locations along his native Chilean Andes mountain range.