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  1. #91
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    jera
    : year, harvest

    jera.wav

    Phonetic equivalent: y (but may be used in place of 'j')

    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: change, cycle turning, reward, motion,

    productivity, inevitable development

    MAGICAL USES: to bring change; for fertility and growth

    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni

    ANALYSIS: In this modern age of central heating and oranges in February, it is difficult to imagine
    the close ties that people once had with the cycles of the year, particularly in the more Northern climes.
    The changing seasons affected not only the weather, but also the to day activities and even the diets of
    ancient peoples. Constant change was the norm, and the object was to become attuned those changes,
    not to fight against them. An ancient farmer (or even some modern ones) wouldn't need to look at a
    calendar to tell him when to plant, or read a weather forecast to know when the snows were coming. The
    changing seasons were a part of his blood and bones, and his very existence depended on adapting to
    change.

    Jera follows isa just as spring follows winter. The turning of the wheel breaks the frozen stagnancy of
    ice, and things are once again moving along, as they should. In fact, we have now broken out of the
    entire set 'negative' runes with which we began this aett. This has been accomplished not by fighting to
    escape the ice or railing against the unfairness of fate, but by learning from those experiences and simply
    waiting for the inevitable thaw. Jera is the communion wine - the product of the joining of opposites
    bringing life. Storms may come and go, but the sun is always there and life is generally pretty good.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    kenaz : torch
    Phonetic equivalent: c (as in 'candle')
    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: wisdom, insight, solution to a problem, creativity, inspiration,
    enlightenment
    MAGICAL USES: for creative inspiration, aid in study, fertility, dispelling anxiety and fear
    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Mimir, the Dwarfs, Muspellheim
    ANALYSIS: In modern usage, the Scottish 'ken' means to know or understand, and this is the sense in which the rune should interpreted. Today, light, inspiration and knowledge are often associated, as in 'gaining enlightenment' and 'shedding light on the problem', even in the image of a lightbulb going on over someone's head when they get an idea. To bring light is to make the invisible visible.
    Unlike the wisdom gained at şurisaz, kenaz only allows us to take bits and pieces of this knowledge away with us as we need it, usually at the discretion of the Gods. This knowledge will generally come in the form of a sudden inspiration, and we are able to see clearly the answer that was once hidden from us.
    This form of wisdom is more closely associated with the right half of the brain than the left, since it does not come through conscious effort but rather through passively opening one's self to it. Thus, a more feminine element is added to our journeyer's experience.
    The act of bringing light into the darkness is also a creative one. Again consider the image of the person carrying a torch, representing the masculine elements of fire and air, entering the cave and penetrating the feminine realm of earth and water. This joining of masculine and feminine elements results in the creation of new ideas. In physical terms, this can be correlated to the application of fire to mold and shape matter - the art of the smith.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    gebo : gift
    Phonetic equivalent: g (as in 'girl')
    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: gift, offering, relationship, love,
    marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune

    MAGICAL USES: to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring
    luck

    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sigurd & Brunhild; Aesir & Vanir treaty

    ANALYSIS: Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts. he use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure he loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the art of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord. Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring symbolizes the bond between them.

    Originally, only the an gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver's love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance that forms the bond.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    OşILA

    : property


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    Phonetic equivalent: o

    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: property, land, inheritance, home, permanence, legacy, synthesis, sense of belonging
    MAGICAL USES: for acquiring land or property, to complete a project, to strengthen family ties


    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: the nine worlds of Yggdrasil

    ANALYSIS: In oşila, we find ourselves back in the seemingly mundane realm of wealth and property,
    just like the first rune, fehu. However, while cattle represented a more movable, transitory form of wealth,
    the land (as Mr. O'Hara said) is the only thing that lasts. It can be passed on as a legacy, but more
    importantly, it defines who we are by defining where we are. It is, ultimately, our home.
    This rune brings us to the seventh cardinal point, which is the centre. It is the meeting place
    between Midgard and Asgard; between our Gods and us. It is the axis around which our lives revolve.
    The idea of land or property is only a symbol - we must all find our own "centre" (or, as Joseph Campbell
    termed it, our "bliss") to give our lives meaning, and this is really the ultimate goal of the runic journey.

    Like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, we discover that after all our travels and adventures, we all eventually
    end up going home. But this doesn't mean that the travels and adventures are pointless. On the
    contrary, it is only through those explorations that our 'home' or spiritual centre can have any real
    meaning for us. "There's no place like home" of will have no power to send us there unless we come to
    truly understand what and where our home is to us. Conversely, none of lessons learned along the way
    can be of any real use to us unless we actively integrate them into our 'mundane' lives and find that
    centre point to anchor them to. Oşila not only completes the smaller cycle of the third aett, but also
    brings us back to the beginning of the fuşark itself, only on a higher level. We may now begin the grand
    cycle of the runic journey again.
    Creation
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    ğagaz
    (Dagaz)
    : day

    Phonetic equivalent: d (pronounced as 'th', as in 'this')

    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: happiness, success, activity, a fulfilling
    lifestyle, satisfaction
    MAGICAL USES: to bring a positive outcome
    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sunna, Baldr, Nerthus, Yggdrasil
    ANALYSIS: This rune effectively marks the end of the third aett, leaving only oşila to complete the
    cycle.
    As in the previous two aetts, ğagaz concludes the third with light and hope. However, while wunjo
    represented earthly glories and the sun, heavenly the day brings these two realms together, bringing the
    more abstract light and power of sowulo 'down to earth' and applying it to our everyday lives.

    The shape of the rune itself denotes this kind of interconnection. It is reminiscent of gebo, with its
    balance of masculine, feminine and the four elements, but ğagaz makes further connections to the
    celestial and the realm of nature. Like inguz, it symbolizes harmony with one's environment. but again
    takes it a step further, implying a harmonious relationship with the spiritual environment as well. It is a
    bringing together of all six cardinal points - the four compass directions, the celestial realm above us
    where the Gods are thought to dwell; and that which is below - all the spirits of the earth and of nature.
    All of these things are balanced and integrated through ğagaz and brought into our daily lives.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    2.1 The First Aett
    fehu: cattle
    Phonetic equivalent: f
    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: prosperity, money, wealth, concern with physical and
    financial needs, goals, promotion, self-esteem, centeredness, karma
    MAGICAL USES: for money, business, promotion, finding a job, achieving a goal, starting new
    enterprises
    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr, Brisingamen, Gullveig, Dwarfs, Sigurd & the Otter's Gold
    ANALYSIS: Fehu is both the day-to-day reality of our lives and the catalyst that awakens us to what
    lies beyond. It is whatever we think we are which frequently bears no resemblance to what we will
    eventually find. It is also our home, for after all our wanderings we will need to attend to our physical needs and ground ourselves in the simple pleasures of home, family, and good work. Oz might be a fun place to visit, but after a while all you [*]really want to do is go back to Kansas.
    Fehu reminds us that we must be secure in our physical situation before embarking upon any
    spiritual journey. We all must begin with the mundane reality of our lives, although many people never get beyond this. In many ways, we have become as domesticated as the cattle, living our day-to-day existence without wanting or even being aware of anything more being possible. The first step in breaking away from this situation is to catch a glimpse of what is possible, without dwelling on what security we may lose to attain it.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    jera : year, harvest
    Phonetic equivalent: y (but may be used in place of 'j')
    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: change, cycle turning, reward, motion,
    productivity, inevitable development
    MAGICAL USES: to bring change; for fertility and growth
    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sif, Thor, Freyr, Granni
    ANALYSIS: In this modern age of central heating and oranges in February, it is difficult to imagine the close ties that people once had with the cycles of the year, particularly in the more Northern climes.
    The changing seasons affected not only the weather, but also the to day activities and even the diets of ancient peoples. Constant change was the norm, and the object was to become attuned those changes, not to fight against them. An ancient farmer (or even some modern ones) wouldn't need to look at a calendar to tell him when to plant, or read a weather forecast to know when the snows were coming. The changing seasons were a part of his blood and bones, and his very existence depended on adapting to change.

    Jera follows isa just as spring follows winter. The turning of the wheel breaks the frozen stagnancy of ice, and things are once again moving along, as they should. In fact, we have now broken out of the entire set 'negative' runes with which we began this aett. This has been accomplished not by fighting to escape the ice or railing against the unfairness of fate, but by learning from those experiences and simply waiting for the inevitable thaw. Jera is the communion wine - the product of the joining of opposites bringing life. Storms may come and go, but the sun is always there and life is generally pretty good.
    Enjoy it while you can. Creation
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    kenaz
    : torch

    Creation Date:

    kenaz.wav

    Phonetic equivalent: c (as in 'candle')

    2003-Dec-22
    ( 7 of 21 ) Print Date: 2003-Dec-24

    The Runic Journey

    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: wisdom, insight, solution to a problem, creativity, inspiration,

    enlightenment

    MAGICAL USES: for creative inspiration, aid in study, fertility, dispelling anxiety and fear

    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Mimir, the Dwarfs, Muspellheim

    ANALYSIS: In modern usage, the Scottish 'ken' means to know or understand, and this is the sense
    in which the rune should interpreted. Today, light, inspiration and knowledge are often associated, as in
    'gaining enlightenment' and 'shedding light on the problem', even in the image of a lightbulb going on over
    someone's head when they get an idea. To bring light is to make the invisible visible.

    Unlike the wisdom gained at şurisaz, kenaz only allows us to take bits and pieces of this knowledge
    away with us as we need it, usually at the discretion of the Gods. This knowledge will generally come in
    the form of a sudden inspiration, and we are able to see clearly the answer that was once hidden from us.
    This form of wisdom is more closely associated with the right half of the brain than the left, since it does
    not come through conscious effort but rather through passively opening one's self to it. Thus, a more
    feminine element is added to our journeyer's experience.

    The act of bringing light into the darkness is also a creative one. Again consider the image of the
    person carrying a torch, representing the masculine elements of fire and air, entering the cave and
    penetrating the feminine realm of earth and water. This joining of masculine and feminine elements
    results in the creation of new ideas. In physical terms, this can be correlated to the application of fire to
    mold and shape matter - the art of the smith.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    Gebo : gift
    Phonetic equivalent: g (as in 'girl')
    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: gift, offering, relationship, love,
    marriage, partnership, generosity, unexpected good fortune
    MAGICAL USES: to find or strengthen a relationship, for fertility, to mark a gift or offering, to bring luck
    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Sigurd & Brunhild; Aesir & Vanir treaty

    ANALYSIS: Gebo is a rune of connection, particularly the connections between people. Up until now, our journey has been a solitary one. This rune represents those places where our path intersects with others, and allows us to begin to form conscious relationships. Such relationships are strengthened and sanctified by the exchange of gifts.
    The use of the gift as a symbol of an oath or a bond is an ancient one. When a lord wanted to ensure the loyalty of one of his subjects, he would give that person a gift. The gift would create a debt on the part of the person receiving it, and this debt would ensure his readiness to serve his lord.

    Similarly, a gift given between lovers, especially that of the ring symbolizes the bond between them. Originally, only the man gave the ring in a marriage for much the same reason as the lord giving gifts to his vassals, but today the arrangement is usually more equitable. Gifts or offerings given to the Gods often carry the same meaning, representing the giver's love for or loyalty to their Gods. The giving of a gift implies the acceptance of a debt with the understanding that the debt will not be repaid. It is this imbalance that forms the bond.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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    fehu: cattle
    Phonetic equivalent: f

    DIVINATORY MEANINGS: prosperity, money, wealth, concern with physical and
    financial needs, goals, promotion, self-esteem, centredness, karma

    MAGICAL USES: for money, business, promotion, finding a job, achieving a goal, starting new enterprises

    ASSOCIATED MYTHS & DEITIES: Freyr, Brisingamen, Gullveig, Dwarfs, Sigurd & the Otter's Gold

    ANALYSIS: Fehu is both the day-to-day reality of our lives and the catalyst that awakens us to what lies beyond. It is whatever we think we are which frequently bbears no resemblance to what we will eventually find. It is also our home, for after all our wanderings we will need to attend to our physical needs and ground ourselves in the simple pleasures of home, family, and good work. Oz might be a fun place to visit, but after a while all you really want to do is go back to Kansas.

    Fehu reminds us that we must be secure in our physical situation before embarking upon any spiritual journey. We all must begin with the mundane reality of our lives, although many people never get beyond this. In many ways, we have become as domesticated as the cattle, living our day-to-day existence without wanting or even being aware of anything more being possible. The first step in breaking away from this situation is to catch a glimpse of what is possible, without dwelling on what security we may lose to attain it.
    [SIGPIC] Kim



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