Monday, August 25, 2008

Rune Might History And Practices Of The Early 20th Century German Rune Magicians

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Book: Rune Might History And Practices Of The Early 20th Century German Rune Magicians by Edred Thorsson

This work reveals, for the first time in the English language, the long-hidden secrets of the German Rune Magicians who practiced their arts in the beginning of the 20th century. Most of their work has been unavailable even in German for many decades. This book includes material by Guido von List, Friedrich Bernhard Marby, Siegfried Adolf Kummer, Karl Maria Wiligut, Peryt Shou, Karl Spiesberger and others. This text presents the best and most powerful of the runic techniques developed in the early phase of the runic revival and offers them as a coherent set of exercises. Experience rune-yoga, rune-dance, runic hand gestures (mudras), rune-signing (mantras), group rites with runes, runic healing, and two of the most powerful methods of engaging transpersonal powers~W the ritual of the Ninth Night and the Ritual of the Grail-Cup.

Magical practice dealing with runes and the use of runic lore to shape occult teachings has a long history in Germany. For almost as long as there has been a magical revival in that country, there has been a magical runic revival. In the annals of this renaissance, two names shine out above all the rest: Guido von List and Friedrich Bernhard Marby. Others would expand and adapt their ideas, but without doubt all of the significant magical innovations of the occult German runic revival can be traced to one or the other of these two men. But in this work we will be dealing not only with the teachings of these two but also with that of their followers and students, each of whom added something to the hoard of teachings that make up the German occult tradition surrounding the runes.

In the present work I want to explore the practical teachings and workings of the German rune magicians. It will be shown how the German runic tradition fits well with the Western magical tradition, for it is largely an outgrowth of it, although the runic magician would argue that it is the deepest root and basis of the Western revival itself. The second part of this book is a collection of some of the most influential and powerful workings of the German rune-magical tradition. The techniques are drawn from a wide ranger of books, mostly printed in the 1920s, 1930s and 1950s. They represent the teachings of various esoteric individuals and groups working with the runes in Germany during the early part of the 20th century. The reader will be able to enact these runic workings and exercises for purposes of self-development, strengthening the will, and generally improving all phases of magical work. The runes, as taught in the Armanic system, can very easily be put into the working context of any other Western magical tradition, in contrast to the highly traditional forms of runelore expressed in the 24-rune futhark, which is fairly "intolerant" of admixture with other systems. This is simply because the 18-rune futhork as used by the Armanen (followers of Guido von list) and most other German rune magicians of this time is more a part of the so-called Western Tradition than is the 24-rune system. If one is going to work "eclectically" with the runes, it is perhaps best to work with the Armanic runes (the 18-rune futhork).

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Asatru Recommended Reading List

Asatru Recommended Reading List Cover The following books constitute a solid library on Asatru and related subjects. Many of these volumes are currently out-of-print but are worth the trouble of obtaining. Books which can be ordered through Amazon or Runa Raven Press are noted with an asterisk.

Eddas, Sagas, and Other Ancient Texts

The term "Edda" is used to describe two very different collections of lore. One is the Elder Edda, also known as the Poetic Edda. This is a compilation of manuscripts and fragments in verse form, dating from the pre-Christian period or shortly afterward. Various translations may be found in print at any given time

The other manuscript classified as an Edda is the Prose Edda of Snorri Sturluson, written in Iceland some two centuries after the coming of Christianity to that island. Sagas are stories, ranging from the semi-historical to the mythological, from pre-Christian or early Christian times in the Nordic lands.

We have also included here other early chronicles and histories by Tacitus and Saxo Grammaticus.

* Poetic Edda
* Prose Edda

* Egil's Saga
* Grettir's Saga
* Heimskringla
* Njal's Saga
* Saga of the Jomsvikings
* Saga of the Volsungs
* The Vinland Saga

* Beowulf

*The Agricola and the Germania
* History of the Danes Saxo Grammaticus

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Germanic religion and History

* Cultural Atlas of the Viking World
* Dictionary of Northern Mythology
* Gods of the Ancient Northmen
* History of the Vikings
* Lost Beliefs of Northern Europe
* Myth and religion of the North
* Myths and Symbols of Pagan Europe
* Norse Myths
* Nordic Religion of the Viking Age
* The Road to Hel
* Role of the Northern Goddess
* Well and the Tree

* The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ango-Saxon England
* Lady with a Mead Cup
* Sword in Anglo-Saxon Europe
* Wisdom of the Wyrd

*Essays in Germanic Religion
*Germanic Invasions
*Germanic People
*Germanization of Early Medieval Christianity

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Runes & Magic

* At the Well of Wyrd: A Handbook of Runic Divination
* Futhark: A Handbook of Rune Magic
* Nine Doors of Midgard
* Northern Magic
* Runelore: A Handbook of Esoteric Runology
* Rune Might: Secret Practices of the German Rune Magicians
* Rune Song (booklet & tape)
*Teutonic Magic

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Contemporary Works

* Book of Troth
* The Odin Brotherhood
* True Hearth
* Way of the Heathen
* Witchdom of the True

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ragnark Rune Defined By Peter H Gilmore

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Church Of Satan High Priest Peter H. Gilmore Defines His Ragnar"ok Rune Symbol:

"My Ragnar"ok Rune Consists Of A Variant On The Rune Of Outward Radiating Power With A Wolf's Cross (sign Of Hel And Unchangeable Fate) At The Center. It Symbolizes The Inevitable Spread Of The Forces Of Darkness Throughout The Universe." It Can Thus Be Employed As Part Of The Rite Of Ragnarok, Available In My Book The Satanic Scriptures", Originally Written And Performed In The Late 1980s. This Is A Purposely Militant Rite, Not For The Timid, And It Is Exaggerated In Its Stylized Cataclysmic Theatrics. One Might Note That Some Of This Mythology Has Been Used By The Third Reich. However, It Should Also Be Observed That While We Satanists Appreciate The Drama Of The Mass Rallies Of The Past, Here We Are Invoking And Embracing The Gods That Were Considered Enemies By Those Who Tried To Create A Neo-pagan Culture For Nazi Germany. They Wanted To Resurrect Valhalla-our Rite Sends It Crashing Down In Flames.

Church Of Satan Members Have Used This Ritual To Purge Emotions Raised By The Terrorist Attacks Of 9/11, As Well As To Release Their Hatred Of The Current Creeping Theocracy Imposed By Right Wing Fundamentalist Christians In Western Nations. You Too May Find It A Powerful Cathartic To Eliminate Feelings Of Repression Induced By Parts Of Society That Are Distinctly Anti-individualistic And Utterly Un-Satanic.

It May Be Used As Well To Cast A Vision Of The Future, A Societal Is-To-Be That Moves The World In Directions Of Greater Freedom, Abundant Secularism, And Utter Elimination Of Fundamentalist Fanaticism."

~ Peter H. Gilmore

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Goddess Ostara

Goddess Ostara Cover Ostara, also known as Easter, is a Goddess of dawn, rebirth, and spring. Dressed in white, she brings light and life to us with the warm explosion of life-ending winter. Of course, you’re familiar with the symbols associated with her: the Easter bunny and eggs.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Feast Of The Disir

Feast Of The Disir Cover The Disir are the ancestral mothers, the first of each of our ancestral line. There are around 400 votive altars raised all over Europe dedicated to ancestral mothers. Freya is considered the 'Queen of the Disir' due to her fertility and magical qualities, but Frigga could very well fill this role. Frigga is the Goddess of fertility in the motherly aspect. She is mother Earth and the Patron Goddess of mothers and family. She assists in childbirth, as the Disir are said too. The Disir are said to have these same qualities. "They are present at every persons birth, through their life and at their death." (Ancient Mothers, Winefred Hodge) It could also be argued that they fill the role of the Norns, being past, present and future. Another theory is that the Disir are the displaced Souls of the Ancestral Mothers. (Theedrich Yeat) Upon our birth the ancient mothers enter our bodies with our first breath and guide us through our lives, and on our death, we release their spirit with our last breath for the next of kin. Freya or Frigga could very well be the First of our Line that our Folk have carried with us generation upon generation, hence the title Vanadis, Queen of the Disir.

The Disir are family specific, and an important aspect of both men's and women's souls. Each family has their ancestral mother's blood flowing in their veins. The Disir are the little voice inside of us that tells us to go forth or hold back. They are the woman's intuition that we inherit from our mothers, both ancient and modern. The Disir are important to both men and women, since we all carry our mothers' line. The Gods and the Goddesses represent the collective unconscious Soul; the Disir (and the Einherjar) represent our conscious soul, our living soul. They aid us now in our waking state. They give us awareness of things we need during our conscious state: strength, intuition, inspiration, etc. They are important to us as the healing, seeing, wise female spirits that guide us in our daily lives, the gut instinct that you get when something feels so right or terribly wrong.

The Disting and Ostara celebration is the time the Disir are the strongest. The veil between here and the world of the Disir is the thinnest. Kindle a fire and speak of their greatness. Remember that evening, they will hear you across the generations of your family and you will feel their strength and gifts. Celebrate this special time with a Feast to the Disir. Spring is the time when the Goddesses go on the hunt; this is a time for the Ancestral Mothers to ride with Freya (or Frigga) leading the hunt! If you hear it, you are lucky; if you see, you are dead or going to be soon. Every time you speak their names and sing their deeds, they live forever.

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