Saturday, June 30, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 18: GIBOR-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.

We now arrive at the 18th and last Rune of the series. It is undoubtedly the highest and most mysterious Rune, and of old it was only partially revealed to those outside the Armanen class.

Rune #18: GIBOR


Meanings: Fulfillment, giver, gift, sacred marriage, being one with the sister soul, protection against evil. God-All, death-life cycle, seeing of the Divine, Being the Divine, union of Creator and created, deepest cosmic mysteries.

GIBOR is the Rune that ascends the union of EH into the state of divinity itself, where through synchronized passion of will, and sacred marriage, ascends into manifestation of the God-All, and the limits between human and divine become blurred. This is highest of all Runes, the gateway to the cosmic mysteries beyond the physical and metaphysical realms, the All emerging even out of Nothingness. GIBOR regenerates the Od, and brings one closer to the abilities of Godhood.

GIBOR-Rune Asana or Stadha: Take the form of GIBOR, as if preparing to launch a spear or javelin: left leg and right arm flexed, left arm and right leg extended. 

NOTE: There is an alternate, more esoteric GIBOR posture which was oddly published to the exclusion of this one by Kummer and Spiesberger, and does not replicate the crossbar with one body, but implies the crossbar as a diagonal meridian through a dive-ready man's pintel. In reality, that form of GIBOR requires a devoted intimate partner (with male as hook-stave, female as crossbar), as implied in Hávamál verse 164. 

GIBOR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: g g g g g g / Gibor Gibor Gibor / ga ge gi go gu / gefa gifa gefu / gea geo gebo / gigur geuua / Gibu Auja / Gibur Arahari

GIBOR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Right hand sloping left and upward. Index finger cocked back, 4th and 5th fingers clawed down, thumb and middle finger pointing forward and up. Ideally this should be held until all strain burns away.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 17: EH-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 #17: EH


Meanings: Marriage, wedding, partnership, permanent bond, binding decision, hope, duration, horse. Permanence and marriage as a law, unity of ego and YOU, sister-souls, soul love, God-Man-Woman.

EH is the Rune of Cosmic Union of polarities - it is the merger of MAN and YR, an ideal love and long-term partnership, far beyond the superficial label of “soul mates” - EH is intimate marriage of two spirits, such that their very minds become as one, and on highest levels, leave even words behind as superfluities. Use EH to build a bond of loyalty.

EH-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, left arm raised up by 30 degrees, right arm pointing down by 30 degrees.

EH-Rune Mantra or Galdr: e e e e e e / Eh Eh Eh / E h e / eh ehe ehu eoh eys ehvar ehwaz

EH-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Index fingers pointing up, left hand nestled over right hand, angled right 30 degrees.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 16: YR-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 #16: YR


Meanings: Woman, femininity, desire, sensual love, passion, perfection. Mother, womb, grotto, labyrinth, female mysteries, wellspring of life, chaos from which creation emerges. God-Woman, female principle in the cosmos.

YR is the Rune of the Senses, of absolute passion and desire. It is the roots of the aura, the spiritual magnetism of the basal body, Rune of fertility in resonance with the roots of the World Tree Yggdrasil. It is a Rune of seduction and love, but also of the removal of illusions which can be a painful process, with the potential of chaos and confusion; if mastered, this Rune helps birth new perfection out of necessary chaos, but there is also the risk of it creating new illusions if mishandled. Use YR to overcome limiting beliefs and self-doubt, and to refine attraction and the seductive aura; combine with OS to avoid the potential of its spark fizzling out. YR represents Freyja-as-Earth, as MAN represents Odin-as-Sky.

YR-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, elbows and humeri by sides, lower arms slanted down and out like side-roots.

YR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: y y y y y y / Yr Yr Yr / yr irr eir aiyr yb / W-ybe Weib eibe eihu eihvar eihwaz / eihur yur

YR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: First three fingers of left hand spread down and out, last two fingers curled up.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 15: MAN-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 #15: MAN


Meanings: Man, masculinity, increase, health, plenty, magick, Spirit, truth. Organic growth of strength, skill, and wisdom through action, life reaching Sunward, order through which creation is refined. God-Man, male principle in the cosmos.

MAN is the rune of Divine Magick, and the organic growth of life. It nourishes the Will and repels negativity and enemies. MAN strengthens the aura, and draws one's internal energy up and out in resonance with the branches of the World Tree Yggdrasil, at the same time it draws powerful Od-energy down from Yggdrasil and the All, into the body to cleanse impurities. It taps into dormant root-memories and releases them, unlocking Power and natural mastery of skills. Use MAN to increase resiliency and the Will, and build up strength, courage, and wisdom long before you will need it.

MAN-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, arms spread apart upwards as diagonal branches, hands facing up.

MAN-Rune Mantra or Galdr: m m m m m m / Man Man Man / Ma me mi mo mu / am em im om um / Man Madhr mathr / manna Mani Manu Mannus Mannaz / Mim Mimir Mamre / O M (Ausa-Man, God-Man)

MAN-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: First three fingers of right hand spread up and out, last two fingers curled up.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 14: LAF-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 #14: LAF


Meanings: Life, experience, initiation, test, temptations by life circumstances, water, sea, good management, good navigation, knowing the natures of things. Test of life, past lives, school of the lives, laws of nature, relations.

LAF is the Rune of long-learned wisdom, of good navigation, of knowledge of the spirits and the primal laws of the universe; it is also important for sailors as a sea-Rune. LAF is the Rune of initiation, treating all of life's lessons (and multiple lives) as stages of initiation into a higher state of being. LAF brings powerful intuition and spiritual evolution.

LAF-Rune Asana or Stadha: Stand upright, arms pulled up with elbows up past ears, hands angled down and touching.

LAF-Rune Mantra or Galdr: l l l l l l / Laf Laf Laf / la le li lo lu / L-a-f / lagu laguz laukr lögr lagor / laas log lög laug

LAF-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left thumb aligned with palm, other fingers clawed forward/down at the main joint.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Armanen Rune-Yoga Lesson 13: BAR-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.  

Previously we looked at the second Six of the 18 Armanen Runes, known together as Yggdrasil's Root of Being. Now we arrive at the third Six Runes – which form Yggdrasil's Root of Passing Away. Everything in Rune-Magick revolves around the three phases of reincarnation: Arising, Being, and Passing Away [to New Arising].

Rune #13: BAR


Meanings: Becoming, birth, being protected, help in birth, son, bread, song, fountain, mountains. Birch tree (layers of safety), rebirth, bier (pyre – death in one form and rebirth into the next), meaning of life on this planet, in this world.

BAR is the Rune of birth and rebirth, both physical and spiritual, though gradually and without sacrifice (which differentiates it from the more warlike TYR-Rune). It is a Rune of Return to the Mothers, and to possible reincarnation. BAR is also associated with motherhood itself, and helps with birth as well as spiritual birth of new consciousness.

BAR-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 bent, with right foot resting on left knee. Balance well!

BAR-Rune Mantra or Galdr: b b b b b b / Bar Bar Bar / ba be bi bo bu / bar bor bir birk björk / bjarkan berche birka brikal berkane

BAR-Rune Mudra or Handstadha: Left thumb and index finger touching in a wedge, middle finger curved in a loop to touch main joint of index finger, remaining fingers curve parallel with middle finger.