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