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November 8, 2010 – Khalk reversed

Khalk reversed

Khalk is the letter “k”
There is no rune poem for Khalk. It is a northumbrian rune.

While there is no rune poem for Khalk, I recently came across another method of divination, which I have started experimenting with. I recently acquired a translation of Greek magical papyri, which are spells, rituals and esoteric lore from ancient Egypt during its period of Greek domination, which was most of Egypt from Alexander until the fall of Rome. This period created a blending of religion and spiritual beliefs, primarily of Greek and Egyptian, but also of various middle eastern religious and spiritual beliefs. It is from this combining that Hermetic lore evolved, and these texts are an example of that lore. In this book there was an entry titled “The Homeric Oracle” short phrases taken from the works of Homer (The Iliad, The Odyssey) arranged on a system of three, six-sided lots or dice. One rolls the lots, and the number that comes up (being a combination of any number 1-6 3 times) and then consults the listing. The short quote is then the answer you are looking for. Out of context they can seem odd and strange, but when used in a reading, they might give some interesting advice. Today’s quote from Homer came from the Odyssey Ch 21 line 293:

“It is wine that wounds thee, honey-sweet wine, which works harm to others too” or in another translation “Honey-Sweet wine has the best of thee, which others also”

This quote comes from the ending of the Odyssey, in which Odysseus has returned to Ithaca, and entered his home in disguise as a beggar, to slay the suitors who seek his wife and property. The suitors think of him as a beggar, and accuse him of drunkenness, for desiring to string the bow that only Odysseus could string.

Khalk reversed, the overturned cup, combined with a statement about being drunk, to a man who has hidden his true identity, and presented an illusion to people who seek something that is unattainable. I think the two systems have wonderfully complemented each other. Illusion, deception, intoxication, khalk reversed indicates that things are not what they appear to be. Dreams are presented as reality, While falsity is made desirable. Are you thinking clearly and soberly, or is your mind influenced by your senses that have been altered and deceived?

October 14, 2010 – Khalk reversed

Khalk reversed

Khalk is the letter k

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

Khalk reversed signifies that our hopes, our dreams, our desires, are poured out, spilled upon the ground. Maybe we realize something is just unattainable, in our current situation, or part of it has been grasped, and now is the time to move on to something else, because we realize that we don’t desire it any longer.

Alternately, we can be lost in our dreams and desires, just having them, but failing to act upon them or pursue them. We might instead look to fill ourselves with other things, because we are not pursuing what we really need. Addiction, distractions, anything to escape from the aching hunger of our desires, which terrify us, because they seem so vast and unachievable.

June 3, 2010 – Khalk reversed

Khalk reversed

Khalk is the letter K

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

Khalk reversed, the overturned cup. There is no point in crying over spilled dreams. You can’t keep them contained, inside all the time, Eventually they need to pour out, and be tested, and worked on and either cast aside, altered, or made manifest. But then you can pick the cup back up, and fill it up again, with something new.

Rune of the day – khalk reversed

Khalk reversed

Khalk is the letter K

There is rune poem for Khalk. It is a Northumbrian rune.

Khalk, the Cup of Dreams, Desires, Hopes, and attainment is reversed today, spilling out what you sought and leaving you unfulfilled and longing. That this rune appears in contrast to the rune of the week, suggests to me that the desires of today are either not going to happen, or leave you feeling unsatisfied. Perhaps the dreams and desires you have need to be re-checked and examined to make sure that what you desire is achievable or really what you desire.
Khalk as an image reminds me of another pair of images found in Astrological Geomancy. These images are Albus and Rubeus (latin for White and Red) and their image suggests of a cup. In Albus, the cup the upright, and indicates peace, accord and dreams. In Rubeus, the cup is reversed, and is conflict (and violence sometimes), intense passions, and dark (and often secretive) desires. I find that those to be an interesting indication as to potential meanings of Khalk as well, with khalk reversed showing that things are conflicted, and the desires involved are unfulfilled because of their dark and secret things, that you may fear to act upon, or only act upon when you can achieve them without notice. I am also reminded that Rubeus also has connotations of sexual acts, that are licentious or perhaps kept secret, which also can translate to Khalk reversed as well.

April 6, 2010 – Khalk reversed

Khalk reversed

Khalk is the letter K

There is no poem for khalk. It is a Northumbrian rune
Khalk (usually interpreted “cup” or “chalice) reversed indicates unfulfilled desires and longing. It is the cup of victory and attainment being emptied, possibly poured out, possibly spilled, maybe it has already been drunk, emptied to the dregs. There is no more to be had from this font, and now it is time to fill it again. Maybe something new, maybe something different, but there is no more to be had from this source, and seeking to quench your thirst from it will not satisfy, but instead leave you longing and unfulfilled.