Friday, 25 November 2016

The Flame Within

The Flame Within by Runebinder

The PIE language gives us two roots for the word fire. *paewr- gives us our word 'fire' and means fire as in the act of combustion, fire as a substance. *egni- is the spirit of the fire, fire as a living energy. It is this root that gives us words like ignite. The god of fire is the Aryan-god Agni. His sacred sign is the swastika. He is wed to a goddess called Svaha, and many Hindu's believe that it is Svaha who gave her name to the Swastika - Svaha and astjih, with the suffix ka. In Saxon-Wodenist lore Angi is known as Ing or Inga (the name is a reflection). Ing or Ingwe is also known as Frey.

The sacred fire or sacred flame is symbolic of the spirit or soul of a person. This is the flame of being. Our sagas describe the first humans as a male and female called Ask and Embla. As in other Aryan mythology (such as Iran/Persia) they were carved from trees.

The gods bestowed various gifts of being unto them - such as sense, blood, thought etc. But Odin gave them spirit - which he blew into them. This 'spirit' was the flame of being. When he blew he ignited their flame of being. Ask and Embla is often translated as Ash and Elm (both trees) - but Ash and Embers would also be fitting - for these carry the potential for fire (life), which can be rekindled by blowing into them. 
Red Ice TV have been covering the National Policy Institute convention. Whilst there are certain aspects of the 'Alt Right' I can agree with, there are other parts with which I do not. Still, the videos are very interesting and they mostly make agreeable points. I'm not in the same mind as with their views in regarding Trump as a saviour, though it seemed to me he was certainly the better choice of the two, of that I am sure. Still, with the system having such control over the political program and elections, may be the system would prefer an Anglo-American partnership (which has always been a zionist one) over a rising  Europe? 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Monuments to Odin, Wotan and Woden!

Odin Enthroned, Museum of Lower Saxony in Hanover, Germany,
by Friedrich Wilhelm Engelhard 1888

Wotan fountain, Thale Sachsen- Anhalt, Germany ‪

The Sleeping Wotan by Prof. Rudolf Maison

Woden the God King, Stowe Gardens England
by John Michael Rysbrack

Friday, 18 November 2016

Various runic meditation techniques

I'm going to share with you some of the ways I use runes to help meditate -and various meditations I use to envision the runes!

One technique which is very simple is to chant the Hagal rune. Many regular readers will know my thoughts on this - as the 'g' in Germanic tongue was pronounced 'y' this rune is really the hayal or hail rune. Hayal is connectedto Hay which means 'to clear' (I will write a separate article on this soon). The ancient Persians had a saying which was very similar to our own modern saying 'to have your head in the clouds', which was 'to leave your mind on top of a mountain' - which basically mean't something like you were day dreaming. This saying  connects the Hail rune with the Khailaz mountain, the spiritual home of Shiva.  
If you wish to meditate on the runes it is easier to have a clear mind. I do not meditate on the runes in the evening anymore. My mind is too full of the days events. For me, and this may help you, is to think of the rune you wish to use and hold it in your thoughts for sometime, before going to sleep. Dream helps 'organise'  your thoughts and you will have a clearer mind in the morning. If you can remember the rune within the first few waking moments then you'll never have a clearer mind! So in the morning is when I do this kind of rune-work. Shortly after waking up, recall the rune and visualise it in your mind. Allow the rune to warp and morph into other images, don't force any ideas - just see where the imagery takes you. Sometimes you'll see an image and that will spark an idea later in the day. 

Another way - something which I've only just started trying, is to use the mathematical concept of fractalism. A fractalism is were a part of an image or geometrical shape has the same statistical character as the whole.  The 'mandelbrot' fractal is one of the best known examples of this. To do this with runes, imagine one of the so-called branch runes, runes like Os, Ansuz, Feoh, Aesc or Ac for example. These runes have an upright stave and two branching arms. Visualise one of the branches and make this the upright stave of a new rune growing out of the original. I've found that doing this just for a few moments helps focus the mind.

These are just some techniques which I often use. They may not work for you, or you may develop your own styles, but hopefully these ideas aid in your own rune-working.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Monday, 7 November 2016

The Kali Yuga, the symbol of the sacred spiral and the World Serpent.

Modern scientists tell us that time in linear. Paganism teaches that time is cyclic. The truth is that both are correct - in a way. Time is linear in that we head forward in time, time travels in one direction. We witness time as the passing of 'future' into 'past'. We also witness the cyclic rhythm of time. Every year we end the cycle at winter, but we know that spring will return and the cycle will start again. However this is not history repeating itself, rather just the pattern of the yearly cycle repeating. The symbol of the spiral is a far better representation of time - as the spiral is both linear (the spiral is a single line) and cyclic (as it rotates around itself).

The Spiral is rooted in the proto Indo-European word  *sper-ya-  with the prefix 'sper' meaning to twist or turn. This is the same root as our words for respire, spirit and inspire.

When I first viewed the spiral as a symbol for life, it had then occurred to me that the  spiral must rotate - just like the sacred swastika. The spiral would grow and expand, just as the universe must expand and rotate around a central point.  But recently I was thinking, and the idea occurred to me (whilst posting an article on the Wehrbauer blog) that the spiral rotates in two directions. In one direction at a personal level - we are born and wyrd has laid down a path for you. Thus you start at the middle of the spiral and you travel outwards along this road until you meet your end. Every time you complete a 'lap' you're older and wiser, and you will no doubt witness history repeating as you start to run parallel with previous cycles.   However when I was writing the Wehrbauer article the symbol of the Ouroboros (the World Serpent) eating its own tail reminded me of the spiral. And the more the serpent devours itself, the smaller the spiral gets. So we can use the spiral to explain the World Cycles - the Satya Yuga, Treta Yuga, Dwapar Yuga and Kali Yuga. The Satya Yuga is the longest of the cycle, lasting four stages, the Treta Yuga lasts three, the Dwapar Yuga two and the last and most deprived cycle lasts one cycle. This is the Kali Yuga and is the degenerate cycle we live in now. The closer we get towards the centre of the spiral, the faster the rotation, hence the length of time of each Yuga quickens - until we reach the centre.

At some time soon we will reach the centre of the spiral and we will be reaching the end of this journey. But at the same time our most moral of enemies - symbolised by the Midgard Serpent will also be meeting their end, as they destroy themselves through their own selfish greed, so much so that they devour themselves.

At the end of this journey, we start over - this time a higher race. The Yuga's are the Aryan-Hindu terms for these cycles. We also know them as an axe age, a sword age, a wind age and an wolf age - the central point of the spiral being the Ragnarok - the final Twilight. Other names include the Golden Age, followed by the Silver age, Bronze age and finally the Iron age. Serrano described this last era of the Iron age as the 'Lead age' which was the worst of the worst. But this last age is like that of the blacksmiths smelting pot. Out of all the destruction and fire pure gold flows and a new Golden Age will start.