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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.