Hagalaz


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



Algiz-Ansuz-Berkana-Dagaz-Ehwaz-Eihwaz-Fehu-Gebo-Inguz-Isa-Jera-Kano-Laguz
Mannaz-Nauthiz-Othila-Odin's Rune (blank)-Perth-Raido-Sowelu-Teiwaz-Thurisaz-Uruz-Wunjo-




Hagalaz (Proto-Germanic): hail, egg(?); Hagl(Gothic): hail;
Hgl(Old English)hail; Hagall(Old Norse): hail




Phonetic value: h
Esoteric interpretation of name: Icy egg or seed of primal cosmic life and pattern.
Ideographic interpretation: The connection of two standing beams (realms of being) by a cross bar in
half-timbered building technique or the primal snowflake pattern.




Hagalaz is the cosmic ice egg that is filled with crystallized magickal power and cosmic pattern,
it is the symbol of the yeasty rime "egg" that contains the seed of Ymir, the primal frost giant.
Ymir was created at the juncture of Muspellsheimr, the world of fire, and Niflheimer, the world of ice.
This Rune is the complete potential multiversal paradigm - the egg of manifestation.

Hagalaz is the mystery of the world's framework and defines the primal form of the multiverse.
The snowflake forms itself along the six-fold pattern of the old holy sign of the six-point cross,
which replaced the "H" in the Younger Futhark.

Contained within this Rune is the complete model of the potential energy of
neutral power in the multiverse, which is born from the dynamic, generating,
evolving unity of fire (energy) and ice (antimatter).

Hagalaz describes the eternal cosmic harmony.

In Germanic beliefs and Norse mythology the number nine is the most sacred
and mysterious of all numbers, there are nine worlds in Yggdrasill, Odin
hung for nine nights on the world-tree to gain the Runes, the god Heimdallr
was born of nine mothers, etc. Nine is a number of completeness that leads to
the birth of greater power and productivity.

Hagalaz is the mother of the Runes, in it's original six fold shape.
All of the Runic shapes may be derived from Hagalaz when it is placed
within a figure, rendering it solid.

Hagalaz embodies the ongoing cycle of evolution within a framework.

This Rune is a stave of protection and banishment due to its complete and harmonious nature
that promotes special security and prevents the intrusion of disharmonious elements and energies.


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Key Words:
Cosmic pattern
Completion
Union (cosmic egg)
Evolution (within framework)
Protection


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Galdr (Mantra):
hagalaz hagalaz hagalaz
h h h h h h h h h h
hu ha hi he ho
hug hag hig heg hog
(hul hal hil hel hol)
oh eh ih ah uh
h h h h h h h h h h


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Stadha (Position):
Stand upright in a cross position with your arms parallel
to the ground and palms facing outward.


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Magickal Uses:
Completeness and balance of power.
Mystical and supernatural experience and knowledge.
Evolutionary, becoming operations.
Protection.


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Oracular Interpretation:



Change, freedom, invention and liberation are all attributes of this Rune.
Drawing it indicates a pressing need within the psyche to break free from
constricting identification with material reality and to experience
the world of archetypal mind.

The Rune of elemental disruption, of events that seem to be totally beyond your control,
Hagalaz has only an upright position, and yet it always operates through reversal.
When you draw this Rune, expect disruption, for it is the Great Awakener, although the form
the awakening takes may vary. Perhaps you will experience a gradual feeling of coming to
your senses, as though you are emerging from a deep sleep. Then again, the onset of
power may be such as to rip away the fabric of what you previously knew as your reality,
your security, your understanding of yourself, your work, your relationships or beliefs.


Disruption takes many forms: a relationship fails, plans go awry,
a source of supply dries up. But do not be dismayed. Whether you
created the disruption, or whether it comes from an outside source,
you are not without power in this situation. Your inner strength -
the will you have funded until now in your life - provides support and
guidance at a time when everything you've taken for granted is being challenged.

Another of the Cycle Runes, the term radical discontinuity best describes the action of Hagalaz at its most forceful.
The universe and your own soul are demanding that you do, indeed, grow.

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

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and The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum.

A now out of print and rare book and stones set.
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