Nauthiz ᚾ / N The Nauthiz rune symbolizes friction, resistance, and the great metaphysical “need” that looms over mans’ existence; that which must be done if we wish to survive and rise above hardships. This word is where we get our modern English word need, meaning “a requirement for something.” Nauthiz is a force that... Continue Reading →
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 →
Authority from Within
As the path of Odin, Shiva, Socrates, Lucifer, Buddha, and many others will reveal: authority, truth, and wisdom reside in our core, lying within us. Through the emulation and understanding of these most invulnerable and permanent forms, the essence of the Self stirring within every human incarnation, we get a glimpse into a higher, more... 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 →
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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 →
Suffering, Fire, and Wellbeing
The avoidance of suffering shouldn’t be the end goal, contrary to what many Buddhists would argue. Times of suffering are opportunities that give us what we need; chances to break cycles, change habits, grow stronger, etc. while also giving us the (unfortunate) opportunity to completely give up, stall out and/or fail. Suffering is the great... 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 →
Nauthiz – Rune of Resistance
Nauthiz is the rune of need; a vague rune when approached for the first time. However, this “need” has a deep and esoteric connotation associated with it. Something that “must” be done if one wishes to gain answers in this life. Nauthiz is, above all, a force of resistance and resilience. It symbolizes obstacles within... Continue Reading →