Aesc is a vowel sound of “ae”
Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)
The ash is exceedingly high and precious to men.
With its sturdy trunk it offers a stubborn resistance,though attacked by many a man.
While contemplating the nature of Aesc this morning in my personal journal, I begin to think about it as a symbol of prima materia. In his book, “Secrets of the Runes” by Nigel Pennick, the name he gives to this energy/substance is Ond. It appears to be a word not much used elsewhere, but he indicates that it is the name used by the Northern Tradition. In that sense, Aesc is the rune of Ond, pure Ond that underlies everything that exists. It is the interface between things material and things immaterial that allows them to connect and interact. In that sense, when Aesc is present, it can show that connection to ond, and through that, the ability to sense it’s movements, flows, frequencies and other aspects of it. Of course, by being connected, or rather, aligned with ond, it opens up possibilities and senses that may have not been present before.