Monday, June 20, 2011

Welcome To The Spooky Paradigm

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This will be an outlet and archive for my thoughts and writings on what I think of as the Spooky Paradigm. This term refers to the beliefs, ideas, and communities that are not mainstream religion or science or conventional wisdom (though in some cases these ideas may have more adherents than acceptable notions. While there aren't necessarily content-logical reasons why hidden beasts (cryptozoology), UFOs, ghost stories, cutting edge or fringe science, and political conspiracy theories should be related to each other, experience tells us that they are. Looking at these topics, they do not form a coherent unified belief system shared by most interested in them, but rather are part of a way at looking at the world.

In this blog, I intend to explore some of these topics, to relate to them to each other, to other cultural phenomenon, and comment on them as I can. I will post longer essays from time to time. I will also try to comment, on a regular basis, on new stories involving these topics.

This is not a skeptic blog, though I am sure many would call it that. As an anthropologist, I don't go out of my way to disprove the beliefs of the people past or present that I am studying. It is a skeptical blog, but not one dedicated to debunking. That is not my mission.

I've started it up to coincide with the Halloween season, but the Spooky Paradigm has its own calendar as I hope to show over the coming years. So sit back and enjoy the ride.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Rune Occult Symbol Algiz The Rune Of Protection

Rune Occult Symbol Algiz The Rune Of Protection Image
Runes are very old powerful occult symbols that originated from Norse / Germanic peoples history predating over 1300 BC. They were a magickal language that was said to have been discovered by Odin (Viking God) to allow people to use the elements of nature around them. Today most do not know this but the English language has evidence to indicate it originated from this magickal alphabet they call the Elder Futhark or Germanic Futhark.. From the images below you may see why this is indicated as the original English language.

"(Algiz - The magickal rune of Protection seen throughout the ages above)"

In this post I wanted to discuss the rune Algiz (Elhaz, Algir, Algis, Algs, Elgr), which is the Rune of Protection and it has always been my favourite. In a previous post I referenced Ancient Occult Symbols - The Aegishjalmur where it indicates Algiz was used inside a magickal talisman..

"Algiz represents Z in the english language.."


The rune Algiz if used right was said to bestow upon its user or wearer the ability of protection. As the image implies the symbol of a tree, this indicates trees were a powerful image to the Germanic tribes and indicates there reference to using nature for magick.

Other references to the Algiz Rune meaning are the antlers of the elk, and the shape of the sedge-grass herb. The symbol has been indicated possibly to suggest the spread fingers of a hand raised in a protective gesture. It is a powerful rune of protection and, spiritually, it is often referred to as symbolizing reaching up to the divine.

(as you can see from the above image of the runes, the word FUTHARK came from the first 6 runes meaning magickal alphabet.. Indications of possibly the origin of English can be seen in the language..)


Simply by using on a necklace, shirt or a talisman it is said to bestow these powers of protection.

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