Monday, March 26, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 9: IS-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 #9: IS

Meanings: Self-aware ego, positive attitude, activity, will, self-domination, influence, magick, personal power, to banish evil. Unity in the universe, duration, magickal powers, action in the cosmos.

IS strengthens the soul-complex by taming emotionally volatile thoughts, as Odin steadies the ship by calming the wind on stormy seas. IS opens the way to mystical powers through self-discipline, removal of dissonant energies and elimination of all that is unnecessary. Use IS to get self-control and clarity of mind, the foundations of all noble Magick.

IS-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, face forward; hold arms vertical, hands touching high above the head.

IS-Rune Mantra or Galdr: i i i i i i i i i / Is Is Is / iiiisssss iiiisssss iiiisssss / is iis isa ich ichheit

IS-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left hand pointing up, fingers flat together, thumb tucked vertical against the edge of the hand. The left hand forms the IS-Rune in profile.


  1. Hey Cyrus. Are there any resources that you know of for UR-Aryan words?

    1. There is not an organized written compendium, but in general UR-Aryan words are those for which cognates can be found in the major Indo-European language families across the range. For example "Har" in reference to "High One" or Allfather - the root is the same in Germanic, Iranian, and Indo-Aryan languages.

      Other words are more obscure. What's interesting is that Slavic languages tend to sometimes be an outlier here, possibly due to Uralian influence. However one can still, with some more difficulty, find words derived from UR-Aryan words there too.

      Regarding the Armanic Kala, or mystery language, it contains many such words. But there is no one comprehensive text that lists them out like a dictionary... also they can be found by comparing dictionaries of Avestan, Prakrit, Proto-Germanic, Old High German, and their modern descendants. Master Guido and Yogi Siegfried also have sections mentioning some UR-Aryan words in their books, but again, as much of Kala is secret, they did not publish it all.

      If you have questions about a specific word, I may be able to find the root of it and confirm if this is in fact and UR-Aryan word, or something that came along later. One thing that must be understood as well, is that UR-Aryan is not the same thing as PIE.

      UR-Aryan is an esoteric understanding of what the actual primal Aryan language sounded like, based on REAL languages that are descended from it, and share some core words from their archaic forms despite vast divergences. PIE by contrast is a modern academic reconstruction of a hypothetical proto-Aryan ancestor language, as defined by mainstream state-funded academia in USA, UK and NATO countries - which I find to be a mixed bag in that it uses letters and accent marks that make it harder, not easier, for the average person just getting into this stuff to pronounce - on top of which, PIE itself sounds heavily Greco-centric and to a slightly lesser extent, Sanskrit-centric - largely to the exclusion of Iranian, Slavic, and Germanic languages. Given how over-romanticized Greek culture is in antiquity-academia relative to all others, this is not exactly surprising.

    2. Unfortunately this also means that we have wrong, herder-based definitions in PIE for a lot of apparently Aryan words whose meanings were changed by non-Aryan invaders (such as Deiwos/Daeva being retconned to "god" by both Turanids and Pelasgians, when it originally meant "troll", or Dosos/Dasyu being retconned to "slave" when it originally meant "free man").

      Daeva, as in modern Persian Div, originally meant "Troll" for Aryans; this is why Tyr was originally known as Teiwaz-Tyr, or Tivash-Tir in Old Persian - it literally means the "Tir" (arrow or piercer) of the Daevas. Only much later was this meaning forgotten and "Tyr" simply interpreted as a synonym for "god", or with "Tyr" dropped entirely from Teiwaz (for the Teutons), a process which was a post-neolithic corruption of the name.

      Likewise, Dasyu (Dahyu in Avestan) originally mean noble man or free man. At the end of the Bronze Age, the Turanid Brahmins retconned htis as well, to mean "slave" - the free Aryans of the previosu age, became the new slaves of the Brahmin age; their entire language was in many ways flipped upside down to denigrate all their noble self-labels, and what was ignoble for them suddenly became redefined as good by the Brahmins. Asuras (ascending, noble solar gods of ASHA) were retconnned and re-spelled into "A-Surya" (non-solar, non-god) by the Turanid Brahmins, a toxic legacy of linguistic bastardization which still shackles the minds of most Hindus to this day. They still demonize the Asuras, the true Aryan gods, identical with the Aesir in their primal form, as "demons" or "anti-gods", so thoroughly has the Brahminic brainwashing been done!

      Zarathustra dared to publicly criticize the Turanid ancestors of the Brahmins for these and their many other "Daevic" lies and abuses; he paid with his life, as some of them had also infiltrated the Iranian "Magupat" priesthood of Bactria.

      So all in all, we have to be careful in distinguishing UR-Aryan from PIE and other theoretical modern constructs of mainstream academics, which basically leave Iranian, Bronze-age Germanic, Pre-Pelasgian Hellenic, and pre-Vedic Indian languages out in the cold, and do not question the Iron-age sources they rely on, deeply enough (or at all, really.)

    3. Excellent comment, Cyrus. Mainstream academia seems outright hostile to the Truth. Seems to be their modus operandi is bury the Truth. Especially if it has to do with the unity and good naturedness of the Aryan peoples. Thanks for explaining the difference between Ur Aryan and PIE.