Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 21, 2010 – Cweorth


Cweorth is the letter Q

There is no rune poem for Cweorth. It is a Northumbrian rune.

Well yesterday was the rune of the Grave. Today is the Fire-Twirl, the sacred fire which both hallows things, but is also used to light the funeral pyre. It appears that a great ending and purification is occurring.

July 20, 2010 – Ear


Ear is the dipthong “ea”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken

July 19, 2010 – Eihwaz


Eihwaz doesn’t have an exact letter correspondence. It is similar to the long vowel “i”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The yew is a tree with rough bark,
hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots,a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate

Eihwaz is the rune of the yew tree, the aspect of the Yggdrasil as the tree of the underworld, but also the tree that is connected to all parts of creation. Even though it has a vowel sound, it was rarely used in written inscriptions, it’s sound usually written out long hand in other letters. The bending twisted branches and roots of the yew indicate the many links and connections that it can form, while it’s toxic nature to humans, while being evergreen, and a common tree used in old European cemeteries speaks of it’s connection to the underworld and the afterlife. Sometimes by going down though, one arrives in the upper worlds, and the afterlife can be the means to apotheosis, becoming a divine being.

July 16, 2010 – Ac reversed

Ac reversed

Ac is the long a sound “ah”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The oak fattens the flesh of pigs for the children of men.
Often it traverses the gannet’s bath,and the ocean proves whether the oak keeps faithin honourable fashion

Ac reversed is the rune of instability, ungroundedness and being unproductive. It can be seen as an indication of deception, fraud and insincerity. It often indicates that a person or people may break their commitments, go back on their word, or be actively engaging in trying to deceive and trick you. It might also point to yourself, asking you to check and see if the commitments you have made you really keep or at least intend to keep, or if you breaking your word and violating trust that has been put on you.

July 15, 2010 – Ear


Ear is the dipthong “ea”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from

The grave is horrible to every knight,
when the corpse quickly begins to cooland is laid in the bosom of the dark earth.Prosperity declines, happiness passes awayand covenants are broken

The end is here. The grave isn’t always a bad thing, only when it is the end to something valued and treasured. When it is the end of the unpleasant or malefic, then it is a benefit to whoever was afflicted by the malefic force. To that purpose, Ear can be constructively used, eroding and decaying old and unwanted things. It can bring an end to curses, it can stop bad habits, it can wither the bad neighbors who treat you with common decency, and bring an end to their unpleasantness.

July 14, 2010 – Shtan


Shtan is a “sh” sound.

There is no rune poem for Shtan. It is a Northumbrian Rune.

Shtan, the stone, you can say that it “grounds” you, in that contemporary terminology, of taking you from the phrenzied[1] state of mind and soul, to one that is stable, calm and unshakable. It is a foundation, the rock solid support to build upon. As any construction engineer can tell you, a good foundation can protect a buidling, even during natural disasters, that other buildings collapse from, because their foundations were unsteady or made with minimal attention.
In Orion Foxwood’s book “The Tree of Enchantment” he talks about the Stone, a state being where you have worked and achieved, a point of stability, and a foundation, from which now the higher levels and the being who dwell in them are now accessible, which he describes as the stars, or rather the stars above. I think of it, in this sense, as being the mountain peak, beyond the tree line, where it is only rock, wind and sky. From there it seems that direct access to the celestial powers above can be reached, but they also pour forth that holy starfire, into the stone, and the land beneath.

[1] Terminology taken from Henry Cornelius Agrippa Von Nettesheim’s text “Three Books of Occult Philosophy”

july 13, 2010 – Gar


There is no letter equivalent for Gar

There is no rune poem for Gar, it is a Northumbrian rune.

Gar as a symbol of the axis mundi, but also of the all, the center and the circumference. Yes, it could be a symbol of Odhinn, but in the sense of him being the Cosmic One, Jormunr, All-father, the one that gave the breath of life, ond. Yet, it is ond that is not yet shaped, not yet apparent, not yet accessible, unlike other runes that reach out to the activating potential. It is the ond of emptiness, of the allness that exists beyond everything, even beyond concepts, that my words fail to express.