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.