Saturday, 6 October 2012

Rune Galdr

In my experience I have found that there are 5 elements to rune galdr and these may be summarised as follows: Breathing technique. Intonation of the runic name or mantra. Adopting the runic posture. Visualisation of the rune. Concentration on the essence and meaning of the rune. Although these are specific acts and disciplines which must initially be learned and mastered individually, with time and experience the master will engage in all 5 actions simultaneously. When this occurs one will effectively be engaging in not only a spiritual practice which each of the above mentioned elements constitutes but will be causing real change to occur in both the spiritual[subjective universe] and the physical[objective universe].

Four works by Edred Thorsson[Stephen E. Flowers, PhD] which are particularly useful for those wishing to master these techniques are: Nine Doors of Midgard. Rune Lore. Futhark. Rune Might. Although Nine Doors of Midgard uses exclusively the 24 rune Elder or Common Germanic Futhark the techniques may be adopted for use with the 33 rune Anglo-Saxon or Northumbrian Futhork, the 16 rune Younger Futhark or the 18 rune Armanen Futhork. It should be noted that Rune Might exclusively focuses on the Armanen Futhork. Whilst Edred focuses mainly on the Elder Futhark in most of his runic works he is clearly influenced by the teachings of the great Armanen Rune Masters; in particular Guido von List. He has been instrumental in bringing these vitally important works to the English speaking world with his translation and publication of von List`s Das Geheimnis der Runen[The Secret of the Runes], Die Religion der Ario-Germanen[The Religion of the Aryo-Germanic Folk, Der Unbesiegbar[The Invinceable] and In Rune Might he puts forward the essential teaching and practices of the Armanen. Edred has also published the works of Karl Maria Wiligut in The Secret King: Karl Maria Wiligut, Himmler`s Lord of the Runes[2006] and recently updated and added to the text in a later edition: The Secret King: The Myth and Reality of Nazi Occultism[2007].

1 comment:

dago berto said...

interested your article; realy, i have some experience with the runes and know this postures. but about guido von list only i read the book "the secret of the runes" and I wonder if you would have the other book available in English