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 Handstodhr. 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 #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.