ARE AN ANCIENT ESOTERIC TRADITION
Rune Magick !!!
This extraordinary spiritual technology is your personal gate to the powers of creation !!!
Using the creative powers of the Runes for your spiritual and psychic development you can certainly gain control of love, money, business, sports, status, and life itself.
• Harness the powers of Rune Yoga to control the flow of life force for stamina, endurance, and mental and physical energy.
• The Basic Rune Course leads you on your path to become a Rune Master.
• The Rune Reading Course is an introduction to the divinatory power of the Runes!
Contents of the Book
This unfortunate situation was well reflected on the shelves of metaphysical bookstores. Until quite recently, there was virtually no book available where the serious student could find any information about the esoteric aspects of Runes let alone practical suggestions on how to harness the incredible powers that come forth from the realms of the Runes.
Today it is possible to find many more books about Runes. The authors of these books usually limit themselves to discussing Rune readings and divination with possibly a few hints on how to use Runes in other ways: most of them are unashamedly materialistic. Some of them indulge in reveries about reviving the old Odinistic religion.
Unfortunately, it is also true that none of these well-meant works have as their foundation the 18 Sacred Futhork Runes, which are based on the hexagon with its three inscribed diameters. In these books, you will find discussions of arrays of 20, 24, or even more "Runes" which have little to do with the 18 Sacred Futhork Runes. More than one author even includes a newly invented blank "Rune" in his system. The blank rune, of course, was unknown to true runic tradition. These arrays of "Runes" certainly cannot be symbolisms, since they have none of the criteria of a true symbolism. In a true symbolism, the position of each symbol in relation to every other symbol is of key importance. When no such interrelation exists, we speak of an "incoherent array" of symbols.
The original 18 Sacred Futhork Runes were a system of mantra sounds connected with symbols. Some present day researchers would say that Runes are a system of archetypal symbols. No doubt from the very first these symbols were used as triggers that gave access to cosmic energies when properly used. In fact, there is not a corresponding Rune for every sound that the language could produce. This probably points to the fact that Runes were originally used for sacred purposes only, not as an alphabet. At a much later date, Runes were used to write names, short messages and Rune Stones. The Vikings of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden preferred to write with the sacred symbols alone rather than develop a common script, even though their sacred symbols did not include all the sounds in their language. It seems that the symbols were rooted in a much older tradition of the Atlantean North, possibly a reminder of a very old global tradition.
Those Vikings did not invent new symbols to accommodate their linguistic needs. It seems that they were aware of the initiatory character of the Runic symbolism. After the Vikings had expanded into England, Iceland, Greenland, Northern Canada, Russia, Normandy, Sicily, and many other countries, some new developments led to the introduction of extra symbols, as well as to the concealing of the old symbolism. New conquests brought contacts with different languages, and some of the new sounds were provided with new symbols to render them more accurately. Because of these inventions some 30 or more local runic alphabets were developed.
Another cogent reason for the introduction of new letters and the distortion or omission of the older ones lay in the religious situation of the time. The Vikings were the last people who had Runes as an integral part of their religious system. At the time of the expansion, the socio-economic structure of the Viking peoples changed significantly. It was then that the Vikings came in contact with the relatively young and extremely fanatic Christian religion. The Christian religion is the only religion that has never allowed any "pockets" of other religions within its own domain.
It is a matter of historical
observation that the main stream religion of a people reflects its socio-economic
structure. If the socio-economic circumstances change, the structure of
the religion changes as well. Some change would have occurred in Viking
society even without the impact of the Christian religion. It is also
a matter of observed historical fact that whenever there are two or more
religions competing within a changing society that religion is victorious
which most accurately reflects the socio-economic structure of the people.
As a standard procedure, the followers of the new religion condemned the runic system merely because it was part of the old religion. Some of them however, many of them priests, knew well of the powers inherent in the system, and of its potential to help them attain their political and religious goals. These people tried to get hold of the Runic knowledge even while they publicly condemned all those who used the Runes. Indeed at the same time as King Olaf of Norway had been persuaded to kill all the Rune masters in his country, and destroy the standing Rune Stones, there were Christian priests who were trying to get the inner Knowledge for the Church, and for themselves. Olaf was made a saint by the Church for his role as a destroyer of knowledge and executioner of the wise.
It was to prevent misuse
by such unworthy and ruthless people that Rune masters decided to protect
the original symbolism by adding new symbols and changing old ones. As
a result, only initiated persons were able to understand the system and
to use the Runes with success. For those who lacked the proper background
work with the new arrays of symbols became ineffective or even hazardous,
for as Egil Skallagrimsson wrote, warning the ignorant:
Knowing of the actual origins of the confusion about Runes will make it easier for the serious student to understand the meanings and intricacies- of the Runic symbolism. He will learn to appreciate the benefits of a true symbolism and will understand what may happen to a "Rune" experimenter who is unfamiliar with the symbolism of the 18 Sacred Futhork Runes and their initiatory meaning. The tremendous increase in interest about the Runes in recent times has already been mentioned. After years of ineffectual mind games, many of those who are interested in metaphysical matters seem to have experienced a need for practical experience and a desire to gain access to realms about which their teachers were merely talking. Many people now are feeling the urge to get in touch with realities beyond their everyday life rather than indulging in fruitless logistic metaphysical analysis or what is worse endlessly listening to others proffering creeds and dogmas. Many people are now ready to probe into those realms where thoughts are just beginning to take shape, and where a subtle cybernetics of formation on many levels is continuously shaping and reshaping the laws that govern our universe. These are the realms that can be experienced with the help of the Runes.
In every workshop that I conduct there is an apparent need to approach and experience un-speakable realms of continuous creation among the participants. Many have had dramatic and powerful first experiences of the workings of Rune Realms. To you who have become aware of the importance of the Runes, this book will give long needed information. It will teach you the meaning of the Runic symbolism, the meanings of the individual Runes, and an overview of many applications of the Runes. After you have read this book, and after you have had your first results with Rune Magic, you may well decide to study with a Rune Master in order to get the full benefit of this ancient system of initiation, and of harnessing psychic and spiritual powers.
Karl Welz, 1984
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