Ansuz


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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Gebo (Proto-Germanic): gift, hospitality; Giba (Gothic): gift; Gyfu (Old English): gift,
generosity; Gipt (Old Norse, not in Younger Futhark): gift, wedding




Phonetic value: g as in "girl."
Esoteric interpretation of name: that which is exchanged between gods and men.
Ideographic interpretation: the crossing of two beams in the building of a structure; interaction of two forces.



Gebo is the Rune of the eminent unconscious magickal force that
lives in the Ginnungagap (magickally charged void) before the formation
of the Worlds. The Rune of the "god," the holy mystery of the two (or the
many) in one.

It is the giver, the giving, the gift, and that which
is given to. This also describes a part of the mystery of sacrifice as the gift
(ultimately of power) that is given to humans by the gods in order to maintain the
ecology of cosmic power.

This Rune empowers people to bind together through
an act of will in order to effect a result. It symbolizes the root force of Runic
orders, the retinue system, etc.

Gebo is the mystery of ecstatic magickal power that is perceived and
retained by the magician as divine knowledge, a function it shares with Ansuz.

This Rune holds the secrets of psychically joining two people (usually male and female),
or several people, so that they may produce a creative power greater that their sum total.
This is the Rune of sex magick. Sex magick was practiced during ancient Germanic times,
especially for acquiring divine knowledge and wisdom. Sigurdhr, the greatest of the
Germanic heroes, was initiated into Runic wisdom in a sex ritual, by the Valkyrie
Brynhildr (aka Sigrdrifa), and a child is born from this union. This
was the usual way that sex magick was performed, the exchanging of
energy along the male-female polarity.

Gebo is the Rune of brotherly or sisterly love, and it is the
psychosexual force exchanged between two poles of power - human to human,
or divine to divine. In the latter cases, Gebo describes the sexual
life force used in fertility magick and shamanistic practices.


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Key Words:
Magickal force
Giver-giving-given-given to
Ecstasy
Sacrifice
Sex magick


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Galdr (Mantra):
gebo gebo gebo
gu ga gi ge go
gub gab gib geb gob
og eg ig ag ug
g a a a a f f f f f f f f


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Stadha (Position):
Stand with your legs spread, feet straight, and knees locked.
Stretch your arms out and up at an angle forming an "X," with
your hands directly over your feet.


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Magickal Uses:
Sex magick.
Sex magickal initiation
Mystical union.
Increase in magickal powers.
Harmony between brothers and sisters and lovers.
Magickal influence in human and divine worlds.
Acquisition of wisdom.


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Oracular Interpretation:



Drawing this Rune is an indication that partnership in some form is at hand.
In love relationships, in business matters, in partnering of every kind, you
are put on notice not to collapse yourself into that union. For true partnership
is achieved only by separate and whole beings who retain their separateness even as
they unite... Remember to let the winds of Heaven dance between you.

At the same time, there is another aspect of partnership that you are being called to consider.
For the path of partnership can lead you to the realization of a still greater union - union with
the Higher Self, union with the Divine. The ultimate gift of this Rune is the realization of
the Divine in all thins; God always enters into equal partnerships.

Gebo, the Rune of Partnership, has no Reverse, for it
signifies the gift of freedom from which flow all other gifts.

--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum

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