Futhorc Meditation

ᚠ:

Fe is a fire, and fuel of desire,

Light as a feather, heavy as iron.

ᚢ:

Ur is one’s power, endurance and might,

Primal aggression, and fuel for the fight.

ᚦ:

Thurs are the remnants, more ancient than gods,

Raising creations, from their dead bodies.

ᚬ:

Oss is the old one, more wise than the rest,

Slayer of Ymir, bestower of breath.

ᚱ:

Reid is a wheel, steering your journey,

Safely through hardship, and whole to the end.

ᚴ:

Kaun is the burning, when agony strikes,

A fetter of flames, a road of fire.

ᚼ:

Hagal can curse you, and others as well,

The powers of change, that nothing can quell.

ᚾ:

Naud is the lesson, teacher of spirit

Cross of the heathen, step of the ladder.

ᛁ:

Is moves with patience, over the landscape,

Silent destruction, focusing the mind.

ᛅ:

Ar is the reaping, gold in the meadow,

Fat on the cattle, food in the kettle.

ᛋ:

Sol rising higher, holiest fire,

Priest up in heaven, divine transformer.

ᛏ:

Tyr follows battle, invoked during war,

Carved on the sword hilt, warrior idol.

ᛒ:

Bjarkan is fragrant, a beautiful wood,

A bridge from the Earth, to those under root.

ᛘ:

Madr is mortal, observer of time,

Conscious creation, subjective divine.

ᛚ:

Lagu is life-force, connecting the lands,

Carry us forward, towards destinies sands.

ᛣ:

Yr is a poison, that also can heal,

A force of tension, projection of fate.

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 focused, refined and crystalline sense of reason and awareness. Here is where all answers await, and where all questions of importance in time must be directed, as this is the only conveyer of truth, the eternal Self within all. This is the voice which calls the true seeker; drawing ever closer to its origin; striving to balance the earth and sky.

A Rhythm of Younger Runes

ᚠ Fe makes right,

ᚠ Fe makes greed,

ᚠ Just enough – is what we need.

ᚢ Ur has hoof,

ᚢ Ur has horn,

ᚢ Mighty wild – eyes of scorn

ᚦ Thurs are sharp,

ᚦ Thurs are wise,

ᚦ Ancient beings – in disguise.

ᚬ Oss is wind,

ᚬ Oss is wide,

ᚬ Pointed hat – spear at the side.

ᚱ Reid is reigns,

ᚱ Reid is spokes,

ᚱ Thor’s wagon – drawn behind goats.

ᚴ Kaun is heat,

ᚴ Kaun is fire,

ᚴ In the depths – of our desires.

ᚼ Hagal maims,

ᚼ Hagal tolls,

ᚼ Crystal star – that’s hard to hold.

ᚾ Naud is lock,

ᚾ Naud is key,

ᚾ Opening doors – that we need.

ᛁ Is is still,

ᛁ Is is clear,

ᛁ Hanging from roofs – like cold spears.

ᛅ Ar is blood,

ᛅ Ar is wheat,

ᛅ Harvesting that – which we seek.

ᛋ Sol is high,

ᛋ Sol is bold,

ᛋ In the skull – wheel of gold.

ᛏ Tyr is right,

ᛏ Tyr is score,

ᛏ Call upon – in times of war.

ᛒ Bjarkan shines,

ᛒ Bjarkan sees,

ᛒ Far away – atop the trees.

ᛘ Madr lives,

ᛘ Madr dies,

ᛘ In between – is where he lies.

ᛚ Lagu falls,

ᛚ Lagu pours,

ᛚ Bringing life – and carrying oars.

ᛣ Yr is green,

ᛣ Yr is bow,

ᛣ Up above – and down below.

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; that their existence has a meaning tied to their form. They want to know within that they have made a contribution and that their memory/legend will live on beyond the grave; whether or not one has heirs.

Man wants to conquer great obstacles, ascend the highest peaks, and soar into the blackness of space; each one wants his unique piece of the glory.

At a certain point, we must ask ourselves if this is really a bad or negative trait to possess. In reality, yes and no cannot answer this sufficiently, as it seems to be “natural” instinct for driven humans to behave like this.

Do we call the hunting aspects of a mountain lion negative or evil, even when they sometimes kill humans? No, it is natural for them to hunt any prey that is liable and in their territory.

The humans’ need to conquer seems to be akin to this type of instinctual, non conscious behavior; transcending a human “right” or “wrong” duality. Repressing this can be detrimental to one’s own life and the lives of those around him. But, through wisdom, it can be mastered and maneuvered with divine accuracy.

This view ties one in with the physical and metaphysical simultaneously, as one must achieve earthy victories in order to attain the metaphysical “legacy” one wants to build or acquire. In many ways, although this doesn’t seem to offer any sort of climax or end, it reinforces man’s role as the being “in the middle.” We exist within that context, as a wheel in between tracks, moving onward into eternity.

We emerge and dissolve into many forms, although, the deeper parts of our spirit continue to rise ever higher.

Memory of Younger Runes

ᚠ – Fe is domestic,

ᚢ – Ur is chaotic,

ᚦ – Thurs is both for the good and the bad.

ᚬ – Oss is for breathing,

ᚱ – Reid is for riding,

ᚴ – Kaun is the torch that burns all around.

ᚼ – Hagal is harshness,

ᚾ – Naud is resistance,

I – Is marks the silence frozen in time.

ᛅ – Ar is the cycle,

ᛋ – Sol is the sun-flow,

ᛏ – Tyr is the pillar holding the sky.

ᛒ – Bjarkan is whitest,

ᛘ – Madr is wisest,

ᛚ – Lagu is water, tides, and the moon.

ᛦ – Yr is the crossroads,

A path you must choose,

One path you win and one path you lose.

Loki Bindrune

From ‘Runes, Bindrunes and Hahalruna : European Sorcery and Divination’ Page. 118

This bindrune is used to invoke Loki and associated powers. Carve this into wood, stone or bone, and place it anywhere on your altar with an offering bowl in front of it. Offerings to Loki commonly consist of coins, stones, and knotted ropes. The bindrune consists of the name  and can be used as a conduit for quick connections to Lokian forces. Most Pagans are shy to working with Loki, but I have found it very useful at certain times, as Loki can be an archetype for indomitable freedom and individuality.

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Thurisaz – Rune of Chaos

Thurisaz is a rune of immense power. Within it dwells the power of widespread destruction and iron clad defense against enemies. Thurisaz is the hammer of Thor, vanquisher of foul beasts and defender of mankind. This chaotic force can be channeled, directed, and propelled at any target we wish to destroy; and also, to protect that which we love and value. These dichotomies of defense and destruction are the most primal functions and behaviors of which Thunraz/Thor/Thunor is representative of.

Thurisaz is a symbol of male sexuality and potency. This primordial force is needed in the creation of new life and is a primary building block for existence. The male sexual energy is violent in spirit; something intense and aggressive at its’ root. Thurisaz shows its’ power and intent through procreation and wild, sexual potency.

Thurisaz symbolizes the power of thunder and storms. Like Hagalaz, it brings chaos and uncertainty with its’ fury and aggression. This same ferocity should be applied to our willpower, using it as a hammer to mold our destiny and position in time. Thurisaz is a direct representation of realized power, intensity and fury. These frenzied and chaotic energies are a required piece to the puzzle of life, and we must not shun these “surges” in power when they become available to us. This power is something we can learn to harness in ourselves when needed as it can temporarily raise us into “Godhood” when that extra boost is needed to transcend.

Thurisaz is a rune of great strength and might. It represents the mighty Thurs or “Giant(s)/Troll(s)”, the tribe (or forces) at odds with the Aesir in the Northern myths. Thurs are known for their strength in combat, wits, and skill in magic. However, these “giants” are not to be confused with the gargantuan, mythical beings from fantasy, but rather as a term for a different tribe, family, or race.

Thurisaz is a primordial and archaic force; one that has survived since the beginning of our age. From the Yawning Gap of madness and nonexistence the metaphysical beast Ymir was birthed. From the chaos of his slain corpse the world was created. Over the seas of blood the Thurs sailed, eventually settling in an area called Jotunheim. This area makes up one of the “wild” spaces surrounding the ordered, human world of Midgard.

Thurisaz, in my opinion, radiates the opposite powers of Tiwaz. Order resides in Tiwaz, while chaos resides in Thurisaz. Our purpose is to become a master of these forces and ultimately bring them to balance within us. When we have finally achieved this alchemy of perfect balance, we will no longer need to return to this realm and can ascend into the next.