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ᚠ: Lords of wealth, And Earthly stride, Pave the way, Where wagons ride. ᚢ: Drinking from, Those robust horns, Wild, merry, Fighting forms. ᚦ: Building high, Crumbling low, Bushes prick, Protect from foe. ᚫ: In the chest, There lies a flame, Howling wind, Calls the name. ᚱ: While in motion, Keeping wits, Travel far, On... Continue Reading →
Irreplaceability, Mastery, and Glory
All men really want is to be irreplaceable. Mans higher purpose is to become a master of something… a professional at X, a genius on Y, an authority on Z. When it comes down to it, men want nothing more than to become irreplaceable. They want to know that no one can fill their shoes;... Continue Reading →
For those that don’t know, my better half and I run a small Pagan oddities shop called Algiz Maenon. We carry animal bones, handmade runes, raw materials, books, music and more. Check us out via the “Bones and Craft” link in the menu.
Wisdom of the Futhark
ᚠ: Fehu is resource, wealth, and abundance. ᚢ: Uruz is oxen, pride of the marshes. ᚦ: Thurisaz builds it, and also destroys. ᚫ: Ansuz is wisdom, wind of the body. ᚱ: Raido is wagons, rhythm of seasons. ᚲ: Kenaz the torch-light, fire of knowledge. ᚷ: Gebo the crossing, of gifts between friends. ᚹ: Wunjo is... Continue Reading →
Hailaz Walpurgisnacht! However you choose to celebrate the next couple days, do it with your full attention. Meditate on life in its myriad forms. Banish any fetters holding you down in the damp halls of Hel. Personally, we will be preparing a part of the homestead for the return of our patron deity of peace,... Continue Reading →
Second Edition of ‘Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination’ Out Now!
Pleased to announce that edition two of “Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna: European Sorcery and Divination” has been published and is now available worldwide via Amazon. Personal copies have been ordered and should arrive in the next couple weeks. This version includes a new cover, new chapter covering the Younger Futhorc runes, new bindrunes, and various... Continue Reading →
Don’t Be Easily Polarized
We should always have unshakable convictions, laws, and morals. However, we shouldn’t place ourselves willingly into any particular ideological box. These terms, theories and identities are too minute, small, and insufficient to attach ourselves too without limiting our growth and development. The Sanskrit term “Madhyamāpratipada” describes this phenomenon, meditation, or act of non-polarization in the practitioner,... Continue Reading →
Hagalaz : Rune of Change
Hagalaz represents the uncontrollable and unpredictable fury of nature. Whether it be sudden changes in the weather or the workings of the spirit, Hagalaz symbolizes destructive and chaotic energies brought about quickly and abruptly. You must be strong and determined to reach the end of these storms, but the tribulations you endure will be your... Continue Reading →