Monday, 27 August 2012

Further Insights on the Aegishjalmur

I intitially discussed this subject on this blog on 27/9/12.
Recently I have meditated further on this mysterious Germanic magical sign.
The power of the Aegishjalmur may be used for both defensive and offensive purposes.
The power should be visualised as emanating from between the brow of the eyes and the forehead where is situated the pineal gland.
In eons past when Aryo-Germanic man lived in close communion with nature and the cosmos the pineal gland acted as a `third eye`. Steadily with the gross materialism of our Folk and racial degeneration the gland steadily lost its psychic abilities and now in most Teutons lies dormant. It is only with great spiritual effort or with a natural inherited gift that we can deactivate and utilise this facility.
As an initiated member of the Wodenist faith my means of reopening this faculty is through the practice of runic meditation and magic.
The spinal column should be viewed as a physical and human manifestation of the Irminsul or the Yggdrasil along which currents of runic power-ond is transmitted backwards and forwards to reopen the chakras or runic wheels within the psycho-physical human complex.
This power is serpentine in nature and belongs to the serpent or dragon mysteries of the North. Siegmund, Siegfried/Sigurd and the rest of the Volsung/Waelsung clan were sun/serpent initiates and guardians of this sacred lore. Ultimately this knowledge was derived from their ancestor Woden.
The pineal gland is dominated by the Ansus/Os/Ass rune, the rune which is specific to Woden. It is also associated with the eagle which resides at the top of Yggdrasil and represents the sun and the awakening of the sun initiate. Constant runic meditation and magical exercises will gradually cause the Ansuz chakra to open and enlightenment to come to the initiate.
The concept of the Aegishjalmur is exceedingly ancient as its etymology aegis is derived from the PIE *agh-es and then the Proto-Germanic *egis. Undoubtedly this concept derives from the secret lore of the undivided Aryan Folk.
Here follows my original article:

One of the most powerful magical signs in the arsenal of the Rune Master is the Aegishjalmur. This sign is also known as the Helm of Awe or Terror. Potentially it can be devised as a very complex sign but basically it is either a four or eight fold equal armed cross with branches at its terminal points.
The Helm of Awe grants its wearer power both of a psychic and of a physical nature over his or her enemies.
According to Dr Stephen Flowers[Edred Thorsson] in The Galdrabok An Icelandic Book of Magic "The aegishjalmur is mentioned in the material concerning Sigurdr Fafnisbani. When Sigurdr slays the great etin-worm, or serpent, named Fafnir in order to win the treasure hoard of the Niflungs[Nibelungen], on of the "objects" of power that he gets is the aegishjalmur. This object is not a "helmet" in the usual sense, but rather a general covering that surrounds the wearer with an overawing power to terrify and subdue his enemies. The power is concentrated between the eyes and is often associated with the supposed power of serpents to paralyse their prey. This is apparently an ancient Indo-European concept, as shown in the etymology of the Greek-the one with the evil eye."
The sign can also be used to attract a mate. According to spell 8 of The Galdrabok after fasting make the sign of awe from spittle in the palm of your right hand when you greet the girl that you have chosen.
In Richard Wagner`s Die Walkuere Act One Scene One Hunding notices that both his wife Sieglinde and her future lover Siegmund[twins and parents of Siegfried] have the serpent look in their eyes, a sign of Waelsung or Volsung blood.

"Wie gleicht er dem Weibe!
Der gleissende Wurm
glaentzt auch ihm aus dem Auge."

In the Volsunga Saga Sigurd`s [Siegfried] appearance is described in detail and it has this to say about his eyes: "His eyes flashed so piercingly that few dared look beneath his brow."
[Translation by Jesse L. Byock]

Nigel Pennick in his The Complete Illustrated Guide to the Runes informs us that the Helm of Awe is made up of 8 Elhaz runes combined with 24 cross arms that represent the runes of the Elder Futharc.
He states "In ancient Iceland, Helm of Awe amulets were made of lead, the metal ruled by the awesome power of the thunder-god, Thor. When a warrior preparing for combat used the insigil, he pressed a small lead Helm of Awe between his eyes. According to custom this is where the insigil should be worn, in the place where its power is greatest. The warrior then made the affirmation "I bear the Helm of Awe between my brows." Visualising the insigil and feeling its power, he went fearlessly into battle."
Could this be the secret or one of the secrets of the famous Berserker rage?

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