We are back again in The Runic Series this broadcast release. We are covering the last Rune of the 2nd Aett called in the Elder Futhark Sowilo; The Anglo-Saxon Futhorc Sigel; The Younger Futhark Sol; The Armanen Futhorc Sig.
This Rune is an extremely powerful and fortunate Rune! This is the culmination of this row, and as Wunjo was the culmination of the 1st row, it represents the reward and the fullness of the initiatory process that the row represents! When we look at the Rune poems we see that this Rune represents a ray of the sun (we must remember that in the northern mythologies the sun is feminine and the moon is masculine) and safety, victory, along with the breaking free of inertia. The Old Icelandic Rune poem describes this Rune as the "lifelong enemy of ice". Realizing that each Rune builds in the initiatory process of our awakening one upon the other, that the reward of the connection established through our successful understanding and assimilation of the Rune Elhaz which we talked about in our previous runic broadcast, is the breaking of the bonds which hold us back in our evolution! The balance of the soul complex, and the union with the fetch, brings about the ray of the sun which is a victory of epic proportions in our path of expansion and growth. Yes, this Rune can refer to physical victories in battle if you happen to be a military person, it can also refer to safety on sea voyages, but we need to understand that esoterically it means much more than that. Isa the Rune of ice which we covered earlier, has its positive points and allows us to contract into a better conductor of the runic energies. It also represents a force of inertia as a frozen river does not flow but is held in suspended animation. The Rune we are talking about today causes that ice to melt and movement, growth and expansion are the result. In the initiatory process represented by this entire row the full effectiveness that this Rune represents cannot in my opinion be experienced unless we do follow through with the work that is necessary with the preceding runes as the union with the fetch is the pivotal point upon which the doorways are opened in the depths of our soul complex to the energies of the divine in a very direct way.
One of the statements made in the Armanen row relates this Rune and to the 11th spell song of Odin where the galder of this Rune is sung into the shield of the warrior.
It says "safe he goes out to battle, safe he comes back from battle...” This can also refer to the perils that one faces in the battlefield of the mind where we are moving forward in the expansion of our awareness. There are many things that are undreamed of in the hearts of men and women that exist in the multi-verse whose chief joy is the destruction of the human spirit – – there are great rewards in esoteric practice and there are also great perils. These perils may not be physical but they can be just as damaging to the psychological complex of the individual. Union with the fetch gives you the authority to stand in the center of the circle of the multi-verse because now you are not just standing in your ego, you are standing in union with the very impulse which brought you into incarnation in the first place!
Until Next Time. . .
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