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.