This book is the first of a 3-part analysis of the deeper meanings hidden within the runes of the Elder Futhark. Through various avenues of mythology, language, and history, we will expand the scope and meanings present in each rune as it moves through time and culture. We will explore well known runic theories, as... Continue Reading →
Focus, Compassion, Development
How many cataclysms happen within the seed before it sprouts, how many obstacles before the flower blooms? Keep your head up, focus on your goals. Be kind to your fellow man. We all struggle, we all experience suffering. There’s no need to add to this Karmic weight. The war is against ourselves, not the world.... Continue Reading →
Protected: Further Analysis of the Raido Rune
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Custom Runes and Bindrunes
I make runes nearly everyday. It keeps them fresh in my mind and allows me to express divine concepts through simple symbology. With runes (and bindrunes) one can essentially deliver ideas to a fellow initiate without words; a language of its own based on the culture of those using them. This is the premise of... Continue Reading →
Family, Tribe, Skill
A lot of people these days are hungry for community, camaraderie, freedom, tribe, etc… These are all good things to want and to ultimately strive for; especially when paired with a regular sacrificing of everything that doesn’t align itself with this vision. However, for those who are seeking for this “group,” it is wise to... Continue Reading →
The tree we chose to represent our Irminsul/Yggdrasil is located in the dead center of our property and is one of the oldest trees still remaining after the years of logging, oil drilling, and neglect the land has experienced. The Shagbark Hickory tree, as someone who came from the West coast, was one of the... 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 →
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.
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 →