Thursday, 28 August 2014

The Peasant Salute continued 

In this second post on the Peasant Salute, we can see how Miguel Serrano connects this hand mantra to the (Armanen) Man rune. This is the position we stand to greet the sun - thus the Armanen Man rune shares its shape with the Germanic Life rune. To Serrano the salute represented the Irminsul (the captions read Irminsul, drei Wurzeln in Himmel - three roots into the sky), which is the link between man and gods, sky and earth, and the key to knowledge. Across Europe the hand gesture is connected to the number three (with or without the thumb extended).

This artwork, commissioned by Serrano, was drawn by the German artist Wolfgang vom Schemm.