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My Runic Path
« on: April 15, 2016, 05:11:06 am »
Blessings,

My plan for this thread is to share weekly insights, experiences, and/or beliefs arising from my Runic Journey. It’s my hope that in sharing it will start a dialog that will expand and deepen our knowledge of the Runes from the Pathworking perspective. I am not a Traditionalist, New Ager, or anything in between. I am myself and this is my Runic Path.  

I want to start this thread by sharing Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom found within the Hávamál.  

Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom (Hávamál)
   Common Sense (Being a Guest, Host, and Freeperson; Dealing with Giving, Wealth, Speaking, Enemies, Friends, Women, and so forth.

Knowledge of (The Value of things such as a torch, weapon, ale, wife, et cetera; Proper uses of things such as a shield, sword, ship, girl, et cetera; What not to trust such as a brittle bow, a grunting sow, a rootless tree, a broken blade, speedy/careless horse, early sprouts, and so on; Relationships and human’s nature to bullshit in order to get what we want from another; Proper relationships, actions, gifts, and words/oaths)  

Poetic Mead and the Mysteries of the Runes (How to write, read, stain, understand, ask, offer, supplicate, and sacrifice; Using Runes in helping, healing, thwarting, unbinding, hindering/stopping/shifting, counter-cursing, controlling fire, harmonizing, controlling wind and water, confounding, protecting, necromancy, blessing, godly knowledge, empowering/victory, bewitchment/manipulation, binding, and the unspoken eighteenth spell)


Be Blessed,
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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 11:55:56 pm »
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Blessings,

My plan for this thread is to share weekly insights, experiences, and/or beliefs arising from my Runic Journey. It’s my hope that in sharing it will start a dialog that will expand and deepen our knowledge of the Runes from the Pathworking perspective. I am not a Traditionalist, New Ager, or anything in between. I am myself and this is my Runic Path.  

I want to start this thread by sharing Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom found within the Hávamál.  

Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom (Hávamál)
   Common Sense (Being a Guest, Host, and Freeperson; Dealing with Giving, Wealth, Speaking, Enemies, Friends, Women, and so forth.

Knowledge of (The Value of things such as a torch, weapon, ale, wife, et cetera; Proper uses of things such as a shield, sword, ship, girl, et cetera; What not to trust such as a brittle bow, a grunting sow, a rootless tree, a broken blade, speedy/careless horse, early sprouts, and so on; Relationships and human’s nature to bullshit in order to get what we want from another; Proper relationships, actions, gifts, and words/oaths)  

Poetic Mead and the Mysteries of the Runes (How to write, read, stain, understand, ask, offer, supplicate, and sacrifice; Using Runes in helping, healing, thwarting, unbinding, hindering/stopping/shifting, counter-cursing, controlling fire, harmonizing, controlling wind and water, confounding, protecting, necromancy, blessing, godly knowledge, empowering/victory, bewitchment/manipulation, binding, and the unspoken eighteenth spell)


Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

 
This is an interesting insight. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2016, 10:00:15 am »
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Blessings,

My plan for this thread is to share weekly insights, experiences, and/or beliefs arising from my Runic Journey. It’s my hope that in sharing it will start a dialog that will expand and deepen our knowledge of the Runes from the Pathworking perspective. I am not a Traditionalist, New Ager, or anything in between. I am myself and this is my Runic Path.  

I want to start this thread by sharing Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom found within the Hávamál.  

Oðinn’s Three Levels of Wisdom (Hávamál)
   Common Sense (Being a Guest, Host, and Freeperson; Dealing with Giving, Wealth, Speaking, Enemies, Friends, Women, and so forth.

Knowledge of (The Value of things such as a torch, weapon, ale, wife, et cetera; Proper uses of things such as a shield, sword, ship, girl, et cetera; What not to trust such as a brittle bow, a grunting sow, a rootless tree, a broken blade, speedy/careless horse, early sprouts, and so on; Relationships and human’s nature to bullshit in order to get what we want from another; Proper relationships, actions, gifts, and words/oaths)  

Poetic Mead and the Mysteries of the Runes (How to write, read, stain, understand, ask, offer, supplicate, and sacrifice; Using Runes in helping, healing, thwarting, unbinding, hindering/stopping/shifting, counter-cursing, controlling fire, harmonizing, controlling wind and water, confounding, protecting, necromancy, blessing, godly knowledge, empowering/victory, bewitchment/manipulation, binding, and the unspoken eighteenth spell)


Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

 
I am interested to see where this path leads you. Is this going to be to help further your understanding of your own faith and beliefs in general, or just of the runes?

Either way, I wish you luck!

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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 06:43:06 am »
Thanks for the support and encouragement GenerationZee and Dam.

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I am interested to see where this path leads you. Is this going to be to help further your understanding of your own faith and beliefs in general, or just of the runes?

 
Both. The Runes have become a key for me to tap into my German ancestry, as well as, become a Path towards empowerment. I've been working with the esoteric traditions for more than twenty years now and just recently (01/02/16) have I opened myself to the Runes. It's been an intense and powerful process.

My Path was initiated by my wife who’s worked with the Runes for over 23 years. We were talking about Algiz when I realized that I had an extra piece of Elk skin from when I skinned my drum. I’ve wanted to study the Runes for years now, but it’s never felt right. All of a sudden I realized the time had come.

I found the piece of Elk skin,
cut a square,
and drew Algiz upon it.

That was the beginning.

Since then the Runes have begun to introduce themselves to me. Each time a Rune introduces itself to me, it comes through a personal Object of Power. These are the Runes and the Objects of Power I have worked with so far, in the sequence I received them in:

Algiz (Elk Skin)
Ansuz (Wolf Claw)
Berkana (Birch Tree Round)
Thurisaz (Small piece of Blackberry Cane with Thorn – this is what I use to pierce myself and stain the Runes with)
Raido (Stone from a mountain trail)
Fehu (Lottery Token)
Isa (Small piece of Blue Sapphire)
Gebo (Small piece of Emerald)
Hagalaz (Melted hail that I refroze in a square shape for the Elder version and a round shape for the Younger version. I really like both versions)
Sowilo (Stave from a Western Red Cedar and a piece of Icelandic Spar – the Viking Navigation Stone – their Sun Stone)
Mannaz (My Wisdom Tooth. It’s not only shaped like Mannaz, but it’s part of me, a human. I just started working with Mannaz yesterday)

I do not plan the sequence, I just open to their energies and allow them to manifest within my life. In doing so I’ve found myself on a Path far more powerful than I could have ever conceived of on my own. And the more I tread this Path, the more magical it becomes.

Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

Below is a picture of my Rune Altar so far:



Starting at the top is Algiz, then to the right and down is Raido, Fehu, and Isa. Below that is Gebo and then up from that is Thurisaz, Ansuz, and Berkana. The Stave on the left is Sowilo and to the left of that is the Icelandic Spar. In the center, the Rune I am currently working with, is Mannaz.

One thing I have found interesting as I connect with the other Runes is how my Altar moves. Moving one Rune changes the whole configuration and totally shifts the energy.

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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 01:03:02 am »
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My plan for this thread is to share weekly insights, experiences, and/or beliefs arising from my Runic Journey.

 
NAUDIZ
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Originally I was planning to make a bow and drill set with Beech and some other tree for Naudiz. Beech being a tree that Spiesberger, Thorsson, and many others correspond with Naudiz.

Before I went out in search of a Beech I received an image of two chain-links bound together: body and mind.

Coming back from the hardware store I discovered that the links could be placed in such a way as to make the Naudiz Rune shape. How awesome is that?

One thing I’m learning in this Runic process is that the Runes can and do come to us in very personal ways. When we connect with the Runes and stain them with our blood, we are literally inviting them into our lives and within ourselves: we become them.


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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 12:10:31 pm »
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Thanks for the support and encouragement GenerationZee and Dam.


 
Both. The Runes have become a key for me to tap into my German ancestry, as well as, become a Path towards empowerment. I've been working with the esoteric traditions for more than twenty years now and just recently (01/02/16) have I opened myself to the Runes. It's been an intense and powerful process.

My Path was initiated by my wife who’s worked with the Runes for over 23 years. We were talking about Algiz when I realized that I had an extra piece of Elk skin from when I skinned my drum. I’ve wanted to study the Runes for years now, but it’s never felt right. All of a sudden I realized the time had come.

I found the piece of Elk skin,
cut a square,
and drew Algiz upon it.

That was the beginning.

Since then the Runes have begun to introduce themselves to me. Each time a Rune introduces itself to me, it comes through a personal Object of Power. These are the Runes and the Objects of Power I have worked with so far, in the sequence I received them in:

Algiz (Elk Skin)
Ansuz (Wolf Claw)
Berkana (Birch Tree Round)
Thurisaz (Small piece of Blackberry Cane with Thorn – this is what I use to pierce myself and stain the Runes with)
Raido (Stone from a mountain trail)
Fehu (Lottery Token)
Isa (Small piece of Blue Sapphire)
Gebo (Small piece of Emerald)
Hagalaz (Melted hail that I refroze in a square shape for the Elder version and a round shape for the Younger version. I really like both versions)
Sowilo (Stave from a Western Red Cedar and a piece of Icelandic Spar – the Viking Navigation Stone – their Sun Stone)
Mannaz (My Wisdom Tooth. It’s not only shaped like Mannaz, but it’s part of me, a human. I just started working with Mannaz yesterday)

I do not plan the sequence, I just open to their energies and allow them to manifest within my life. In doing so I’ve found myself on a Path far more powerful than I could have ever conceived of on my own. And the more I tread this Path, the more magical it becomes.

Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

Below is a picture of my Rune Altar so far:



Starting at the top is Algiz, then to the right and down is Raido, Fehu, and Isa. Below that is Gebo and then up from that is Thurisaz, Ansuz, and Berkana. The Stave on the left is Sowilo and to the left of that is the Icelandic Spar. In the center, the Rune I am currently working with, is Mannaz.

One thing I have found interesting as I connect with the other Runes is how my Altar moves. Moving one Rune changes the whole configuration and totally shifts the energy.

 
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Re: My Runic Path
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2016, 01:32:52 am »
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I love your runic objects of power!

 
Blessings Kylara,

Thanks. It's so freaking awesome how the Runes present themselves to me. I just started working with the Runes this year and I'm blown away at how powerful and amazing they are. Even after studying and working with Eastern and Western Occult arts for over twenty years, having worked with many powerful systems during that time, I am still surprised at how personal and empowering the Runes are in my life.

Be Blessed,
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Re: My Runic Path
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Blessings Kylara,

Thanks. It's so freaking awesome how the Runes present themselves to me. I just started working with the Runes this year and I'm blown away at how powerful and amazing they are. Even after studying and working with Eastern and Western Occult arts for over twenty years, having worked with many powerful systems during that time, I am still surprised at how personal and empowering the Runes are in my life.

Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

 
I have been working with them for a while too, and one of the things I love is that there is always so much more depth to look into.  And how they feel different when in different forms.  I have five different rune sets, and they all have distinct feelings for me.  Now I kind of want to make one like you are though!
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2016, 12:38:18 pm »
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Blessings Kylara,

Thanks. It's so freaking awesome how the Runes present themselves to me. I just started working with the Runes this year and I'm blown away at how powerful and amazing they are. Even after studying and working with Eastern and Western Occult arts for over twenty years, having worked with many powerful systems during that time, I am still surprised at how personal and empowering the Runes are in my life.

Be Blessed,
Yogisuba

 
I totally agree. I have been working with the runes for over 30 years now and I am still getting new insights on a regular basis.

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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 07:26:03 pm »
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Blessings,

My plan for this thread is to share weekly insights, experiences, and/or beliefs arising from my Runic Journey. It’s my hope that in sharing it will start a dialog that will expand and deepen our knowledge of the Runes from the Pathworking perspective. I am not a Traditionalist, New Ager, or anything in between. I am myself and this is my Runic Path.  


 
I just picked up a book on Runes. I find them interesting and am looking forward to learning more about them.

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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2016, 04:37:31 am »
Blessings,

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I have been working with them for a while too, and one of the things I love is that there is always so much more depth to look into.  And how they feel different when in different forms.  I have five different rune sets, and they all have distinct feelings for me.  Now I kind of want to make one like you are though!


Do it Kylara. I haven’t the experience working with a Rune set yet, but I can tell you that this process I’m going through with the Runes has been powerful.

I’m in the process of moving into Ingwaz and a Freyr stature and Boar incisor have come to me. Ever since I did a Runic Stafir Freyr has been coming more and more into my consciousness and reality. I’ll share a little bit about that in a week or so. I don’t want to jump to far ahead as I’m still working with Ehwaz. I will post something about that at the end of this email. I wish you many blessings.

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I totally agree. I have been working with the runes for over 30 years now and I am still getting new insights on a regular basis.


Thanks Grimnir Thrymsson. I love that about them. I’ve worked with the Kabbalah, Tarot, Astrology, a many magical systems over the years and I believe the Runes are one of the most powerful forces of energy out there. Every day they offer something new: be it new perspectives, inner-connections, states of being, energetic empowerments, or what have you. My knowledge of the Runes keeps expanding and deepening.
 
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I just picked up a book on Runes. I find them interesting and am looking forward to learning more about them.


Hey Friendly_Viking, may your Runic journey be blessed. What Rune book are you reading? If you’re interested in other Rune books check out my Reviews page. I have over twenty Rune books reviewed so far.

Go to my website and click on “Reviews by Topic” and then “Runic Studies”
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The current Rune I’m connecting with is: Ehwaz

I’ve been working with Ehwaz for two weeks. Before that I was working with Naudiz and before that Mannaz. One thing Mannaz helped me with was coming into my own: both in self-knowledge and expression. And one thing Naudiz helped me with was to put things into perspective: both with my neediness and with actual needs. Aligning my wants with my needs has been empowering and fruitful.

One of the things Ehwaz has brought up is getting me on my horse and taking charge of my life. This brings to mind Raido, but instead of sitting inside my cozy hall taking it easy, I’m actually on the hard and difficult road confronting my neediness on one hand, and seeking fulfillment on the other.

For Ehwaz I acquired some horse hair that I braided into a necklace. Below are the pictures. I wear it all the time.







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If you’re interested in other Rune books check out my Reviews page. I have over twenty Rune books reviewed so far.

Go to my website and click on “Reviews by Topic” and then “Runic Studies”

 
I couldn't find your website...do you have a link to share?  I'm always looking for good reviews on rune books!
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Hey Friendly_Viking, may your Runic journey be blessed. What Rune book are you reading? If you’re interested in other Rune books check out my Reviews page. I have over twenty Rune books reviewed so far.


 
Its called "A Practical Guide To The Runes" by Lisa Paschel.

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Its called "A Practical Guide To The Runes" by Lisa Paschel.

 
Good book, I have a few copies floating around the house that I refer to still.

Recently I picked up another copy of "Runic States: The Shamanic Perception of Quantum Realities" by Kevin Steffen (my first copy "walked away" from a gathering I attended). I am really looking forward to delving into it. It is basically looking at the runes through a quantum physics perspective.

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