Monday, February 26, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 6: KA-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.  

Rune #6: KA



Meanings: Cunning, Art, capability, artist, genius, being favored, the child, that which is established, generation, ability and artfulness. Female principle in the universe, as executive power of balancing justice; sensuality, higher consciousness.

KA is the crafty counterpart to RIT. Where RIT is the Rune of law and trust, KA is the Rune of the cunning and the stunning, deflecting curses and disabling foes quietly. Use KA when RIT is ignored and justice cannot be gotten by overt means, as well as for skill in art, creativity, and mystical wisdom. KA is the torchlight of poets, artists, music and dance.

KA-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, arms raised up by 30 degrees, palms facing up.

KA-Rune Mantra or Galdr: k k k k k k / Ka Ka Ka / ka ke ki ko ku / kien kun kaun kona kuna kena

KA-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left hand open, thumb angled up by 30 degrees above horizontal. Other fingers vertical. 

Now we have learned the Rune-Yoga techniques for the first Six Runes, the Runes of Arising. Next come the staves of Being...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 5: RIT-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.

Rune #5: RIT


Meanings: Right, Ritual, the Rider/knight (Ritter), the Ride (Raidho), Order, Justice, the Judge, Tribunal (Rat), staff (Rod) of authority, advice, salvation, money, Natural Law (Rita), that which flows away, spreading of Roots (Raduz), noble feeling (Arta), spiritual feeling, the Journey, Cosmic rhythm, movement, rotation, wheels (Raden).

RIT is the rune of Justice and sound judgment, truth, law, financial wisdom, and correct Ritual. It is also the Rune of the movement of honor and noble courage to places near and far. Use RIT to rectify imbalances or banish chaos in life, facilitate a fair outcome, reveal truths and expose lies.

RIT-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, Hands together, arms bent at elbows in wedge formation (left elbow raised up by the head, right elbow bent down). Right leg raised straight. Balance well with this Rune-Stadha.

RIT-Rune Mantra or Galdr: r r r r r r / Rit Rit Rit / ra re ri ro ru / rad reid rit rod ruodh / raidho rita rota orta arta

RIT-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left index finger and thumb touch, other fingers point downward, parallel to palm.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 4: OS-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.
  
Rune #4: OS


Meanings: Speech, discussion, charisma, charm, success as a speaker, Odinic energies, Aesir, God-speech, breath which evolves, idea of that which is given, of that which is evolving. Suggestion, persuasion, freedom, mouth, uterus.

OS is the subtle counterpart to THORN. Where THORN is brute force, OS is the soft power of suggestion, the silver tongue rather than the iron fist. Use the OS-Rune to manifest confidence and ease of speech, boost memory, and remove social anxieties. It is also the rune most often associated with Odin, thus it is a rune of inspiration and leadership.

OS-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, facing reverse direction. Hands together, arms pointing down roughly 30 degrees. Left leg raised straight to align with arms. Balance well with this Rune-Stadha.

OS-Rune Mantra or Galdr: o o o o o o / Os Os Os / Os Oes Ois Oss Aus / os ol odh / As ask ast ans ansuz asa asha

OS-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Thumb and index finger touch in a pointed oval; other fingers can either be curled up or aligned with index finger. This forms a mouth, representing the Divine Speech of "Os".

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 3: THORN-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. The text in this course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of it will look very familiar if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called HandstodhrHandstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session. 

Rune #3: THORN


Meanings: Will to act, power to become, thunderbolt, targeting goals, Thor's Hammer, the Return, new growth from the apparently old and dried-up, physical prowess, potency, formative power of the seed. Mental telepathy, concentration and projection of the Will, stalwart defense, psychic attack and defense, penetrating time and space, masculine polarity.

THORN is a Rune of pure muscle and might, in both a physical and psychic sense. It is Thor's Rune, breaker of blades and curses alike. Use THORN to strengthen yourself against all challenges, hesitations, and fears. It is also a Rune of virility and vitality, of power concentrated instead of dissipated. You can use THORN to strengthen your aura, end hesitation and break bad habits, mastering it helps unmask and dislodge addictions and focus the Will with intent.

THORN-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, feet together, hands pressing together at the palms and fingers. Left elbow raised, right elbow lowered, making the shape of the "Thorn" or stud. Channel any trembling into the palms.

THORN-Rune Mantra or Galdr: th th th th th th / Thorn Thorn Thorn / tha the thi tho thu / thorr thorn thurs thurisaz thyth / Taat

THORN-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Hand held vertical. Thumb and ring finger touch, pointing forward. Other fingers point upward.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 2: UR-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. The text in this course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of it will look very familiar if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called HandstodhrHandstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session. 

Rune #2: UR


Meanings: Primal Matter, Original cause, origin, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, nature, that which is permanent, Mother-God Principle. Contact with the dead, life after physical death, medicine, health, healing powers.

UR represents the Origins of space-time, matter, and existence – the primordial causes of causes, the very edge between chaos and the ordered world. Being the rune of roots, you can use UR for grounding and healing on all planes, as it allows you to find and clamp down on the root of any problem, especially after mastering the Runes on non-verbal levels.

UR-Rune Asana or Stadha: Bend over, reach down, arms and fingertips pointing to the ground.

UR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: u u u u u u u u u u u / Ur Ur Ur / ua ue ui uo uu / ur uruz urus uros uras

UR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Form a U-shape with your fingers, open end of the "U" pointing downward.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 1: FA-Rune

By popular request, I am posting my basic Rune-Yoga lessons on here for educational use!

Rune-Yoga, or Stadhagaldr, is a unique part of the Armanen tradition, per S.A. Kummer, going back to ancient Rune-Masters as a physical and spiritual meditation exercise for both warriors and mystics, and has some parallels in other Indo-European exercise traditions. It is heavily based in Od-energy work. Rune-Yoga postures are practiced standing up, forming the shape of the Rune to manifest its energy flow. The text in this basic course is my own, though heavily inspired by the work of Guido von List, S.A. Kummer, and Karl Spiesberger. Some of what you see here will look very familiar to you if you have read their books, and some things will be new, based on my own insights and experience in the practice.

Rune-Yoga has its own terminology, mostly in Old Norse and Old High German. Postures or Asanas are called Stodhr. Rune Mantras are called Galdr. The Mudras or hand positions are called Handstodhr. The Handstodhr can be practiced in a sitting pose, either silently or while singing the same rune's Galdr, anywhere that practicing full Stadhagaldr is not possible. There are also some more advanced Handstodhr combinations used in a live Rune-Yoga session.  

The 18 Armanen Futharkh Runes are divided into three groupings, of six Runes each. We shall start with the first six Runes, known as the Runes of Arising. In addition to their individual meanings, they also represent the first phase of reincarnation and initiation in the Odinic-Armanen consciousness (which has three phases - Arising, Being, and Passing-away to new Arising - corresponding to the three roots of the World Tree Yggdrasil). Hence these first six Runes are also known together as Yggdrasil's "Root of Arising".

Rune #1: FA


Meanings: Help, Primal Fire, Primal Spark, guidance, Father-God principle. Power of inspiration, success, new beginnings, movable wealth, movement, animals, the Will manifested down to the material levels, changes in fortune.

You can use FA to manifest new beginnings, attract wealth and success, and gain Will and inspiration to begin a new journey. FA is the rune of movement and action, a rune to unlock hidden abilities, and also an amplifier of other Runes.

FA-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, feet together, both arms tilting upward by roughly 30 degrees. Left arm slightly higher than right arm. Both palms point forward, drawing energy.

FA-Rune Mantra or Galdr: f f f f f f f f f / Fa Fa Fa / fa fe fi fo fu / fa far fiu feo fehu feu

FA-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Hand held vertical. Thumb and ring finger to form "FA", leaning forward. Other fingers point upward.