The Magick and Power of Futhark

Raido, R Uruz, U Nauthiz, N Ehwaz, E Sowelu, S



Definitions of Terms

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Books About Runes




Preliminary Exercises-The Gods' Runes-The Oracle of The Self
Bind Runes-Numerical Symbolism-Color Symbolism-
Transliteration of Modern English into Runes-Making a Talisman
Signing and Sending of Runes-Sign Magick-Spells and Rituals-Invocation
Magickal Tools and Attire-Correspondences
Meditations-Stadhagaldr-Elements-Runic Streams-Intake of World and Earth Streams-Divination



{sing.=singular} {pl.=plural} {ON=Old Norse} {OE=Old English} {G=Gothic} (GMC=Germanic}

A
Æsir sing. Ass, genitive pl. Asa (used as a prefix to denote
that the god or goddess is "of The Æsir").
ON. Race of gods corresponding
to the funtions of magic, law, and war.
ætt
pl. ættir ON. Family or genus, used both as a name
for the threefold divisions of the futhatk, and the eight divisions of
the heavens. Also means a group or division of eight.
Armanen
pl. Name of The group built around the ideology
of The German mystic Guido von List (1848-1919).
Asatrú
ON. Religion (trú) of The Æsir.
Now a name used by Norse oriented Neo-Germanic religious groups.
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B
Bind Rune
Two or more runes superimposed over one another,
sometimes used to from galdrastafir.
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E
Edda
ON. Word of uncertain origin, used as the title of ancient manuscripts
dealing with "mythology." The Elder or Poetic Edda is a collection
of poems written between 800 and 1270 C.E., while the Youger or Prose Edda
was written by Snorri Sturluson in 1222 as a docification of the mythology of Asatrú for skalds.
Erilaz pl. eriloz.
GMC. A vitki and runemaster who is also a priest (godhi).
Etin
Developed from ON. jötun.
A type of giant renowned for strength.
Also, a generic giant name (in ON. Jötunheimr, etc.)
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F
Fate
See Orlog.
Formáli pl. formálar
ON. Formulaic speeches used to load action with magickal intent.
Fylfot
An archaic English designation for the swasticka or solar wheel.
Fylgja pl. fylgjur.
ON. The "fetch," a numinous
being attached to every individual, which is The reposeitory of all
past action and which accordingly affects The person's life. Visualized
as eiTher a feminine form, an animal, or an abstract shape.
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G
galdr
ON. Projected magickal power and the wand, staff, or stave which contains or expresses it.
Germanic
(1) The proto-language spoke by the Gemanic peoples before
the various dialects (e.g., English, German, Gothic, Scandinavian) developed; also, a
collective term for the languages belonging to this group.
(2) A collective term for all peoples descended from the Germanic-speaking group
(e.g., The English, The Germans, the Scandinavians). Norse or Nordic is a subset
of Germanic and refers only to the Scandinavian branch of hte Germanic heritage.
Glódhker
ON. Fire-pot or brazier used in magickal rites.
Glyph Runes
See galdrastafr
Gothic
Designation of a now extinct East Germanic language
and the people who spoke it. Last speakers known in the Crimean in the eighteenth century.
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H
Hamingja pl. Hangjur
ON. Mobile magickal force that is like the man and manitu of other traditions.
Often defined as "luck," "shape-shifting force," and "guardian spirit."
Hamr
ON. The plastic image-forming substance that surrounds each individual,
making up the physical form. It may be collected and reformed by magickal
power (Hamingja) according to the will (Hugr).
"Hávamál"
ON. "Sayings of The High One." The second poem
of the Elder Edda; it contains words of wisdom, initiatory
myths, and magickal songs.
Holy Sign
See galdrastafr.
Hugr
ON. A portion of the psychosomatic complex corresponding to the conscious mind, intellect, will.
Hugauga
ON. The "mind's eye," a spiritual Hvel in The forehead.
Hvel pl. Hvel.
ON. Kuterakktm this means "wheel"
(analogous to the sanskrit cakra, a spiritual center in the human
body where magickal forces are collected, transformed, and either assimilated or projected.
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M
multiverse
A term desciptive of hte many
states of bing (worlds) that constitute the universe. The
word is a play on universe (one-being_. "Multiverse" is used
when emphasis is placed upon The multiplicity of being, while
"universe" is used for a unitary emphasis.
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N
Niding
Devloped from The ON words nídh (insult) and
nídhingr (a vile wretch). Used in the context of cursing by
the use of satirical or insulting poetry.
Norn pl. Nornir.
ON. One of the three complex cosmic beings in
the female form that embody the processes of cause and effect and evolutionary force.
numen adj. numinous.
Living, nonphysical, or magickal aspects
within the cosmic order, not necessarily meant in the animistic sense; that
which partakes of this spiritual power.
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O
ódhrærir
ON. Exciter or stirrer of inspiration. This is both a name of the magico-poetic mead and its container.
Old English
The language spoken by the Anglo-Saxon tribes in
southern Britain from about 450-1000 C.E. Also known as Anglo-Saxon.
Old Norse
The language spoken by West Scandinavians
(in Norway, Iceland, and Britain) in the Viking Age (ca 800-1100 C.E.).
Also, the language of the Eddas and of skaldic poetry.
önd
ON. Vital breath.
Orlög
ON. Literally analyzed, this means "primal layers" (primal laws
i.e., the past action (of an individual or the cosmos) that shapes the present and
future conditions. Roughly translated as "fate." Root concept of the English "weird" (wyrd).
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R
ristir
ON. Tool for carving runes.
Runester
From ON. rynstr, "one most skilled in runes" (rune vitki).
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S
Sign
See signing.
Signing. pl. signingar.
ON. Magickal signs or gestures
made with motions of the hands to trace various magickal symbols in the air
around an object or person to be affected by their power.
Sigrdrîfumál
A poem of the Elder Edda in which
the hero, Sigurdhr (Siegfried), is initiated into rune wisdom by the
valkyrja, Sigrdrîfa. The title means "The Sayings of Sigrdrîfa."
skald
ON. term for a poet who writes highly formal, originally magickal verse.
Stadhagaldr
ON. "Posture magick": The magickal technique of assuming
Runic postures coupled with incantational formulas.
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T
Taufr
ON. Talismanic magick, a talisman.
Thurs
From The ON. thurs pl. thursar.
Giants renowned for their witlessness and strength.
Tine
Developed from the ON. word teinn (talisman).
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V
Valkyrja pl valyrjur.
ON. "Chooser of The fallen"
(i.e., the slain). Protective fylgja-like numinous qualities
that become attached to certain persons who attract them; a linking force
between men and gods (especially Ódin).
Vanir sing. Van.
ON. The race of gods corresponding to the fertility function.
The principal deities of this group are Freyja, Freyr and Njördhr. After a long war with
the Æsir, They all exchanged hostages and lived in peace. The Vanir who came to The Æsir
camp became assimilated into The Æsir, while retaining their special characteristics.
ON. "Sacred enclosure": The place of working magick. The name of Ódin's "brother."
Vitki pl. vitkar
ON. "Magician, wise one":
a magician and one versed in Rune lore, who is not
necessarily a godhi (priest) within The Faith
of The Æsir but who remains within The natural laws of that Faith.
"Völuspá"
ON. "Prophecy of The Seeress."
The first song in the Elder Edda, it deals with
cosmogony, anthropogony, and eschatology.
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W
World
(1) The entire cosmos or universe.
(2) One of the nine levels of being or planes of existence that make up the ordered cosmos.
World-Tree
See Yggdrasill.
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Y
Yggdrasill
ON. The cosmic tree of nine worlds, or planes, of the multiverse.
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All information in These pages comes from the following sources:


and The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum.

A now out of print and rare book and stones set.
It can still be bought, used, at the above link, though.


Lisa's Planet-Hafapea's Universe-The Land of Fae-Norse Mythology
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