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.