Inguz


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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Inguz or Ingwaz (Proto-Germanic): the god Ing; Enguz or Iggws (Gothic): the god ing, a man;
Ing (Old English): the god or hero Ing; Ing or Yngvi (Old Norse): the god Ing (later a name of Freyr)




Phonetic value: ng as in "song."
Esoteric interpretation of name: The earth god.
Ideographic interpretation: The castrated male (the male genitalia
when a line is drawn down the middle of the stave).




Inguz is considered to be the name of an old Germanic earth god,
who works hand-in-hand with the earth mother, Nerthus. Their cult was
most developed in the North Sea regions of ancient times.
The Old English Rune Poem says:

Ing was at first
among the East-Danes
seen by men,
until he went eastward
over the wave,
his wain rolled after him:
thus the Heardings
named the hero.


The wagon or chariot mentioned is the same that is used in the Nerthus cult.
Ingwaz represents the earth mother's male consort, and her attending priest.
This cult was so large and important that the people of the North Sea were
often called Ingvaeones (those of Ing).

The Vanic god Freyr was also known as Yngvi, and he also took part in
fertility rites in which he rode a chariot in ritual processions. Freyr
has basically taken over the role and name of Ing in the North.

In the Ing-Nerthus cult the female element consumes the male to replenish her
powers after using up her own to fertilize the earth and people. Here there
are strong similarities to the Cybele-Attis cult. The myth of Freyr giving
up his sword to gain Gerdhr or the Ódinnic name Gelding (castrated horse),
may be depicted here. The male element symbolizes the self-replenishing
cosmic food" of potential energy, which is held through winter by the
goddess to be suddenly and violently released again in spring
during the orgiastic processional ritual.

Inguz is a store of energy that needs to undergo a period of gestation
in order to grow to its full strength. This is a principle that applies to all
levels of the multiverse, and it's a very strong Rune of magick, for all power
must undergo a protected gestation period before it can manifest in its
most powerful and potent form.

This Rune also contains on of the great secrets of Nordic sex magic.


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Key Words:
Potential energy
Gestation


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Galdr (Mantra):
inguz inguz inguz
iiiiinnnnnggggg
ung ang ing eng ong
ong eng ing ang ung
iiiiinnnnnggggg


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Stödhur (Positions):
I. Stand straight with your fingertips touching well overhead and your elbows angled in the form of the stave.
II. Stand erect with you finger tips touching just above your genitals with your
elbows angled in the form of the Inguz Rune.


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Magickal Uses:
Storage and transformation of power for ritual use.
Fertility rites.
Passive meditation and centering of energy and thought.
Sudden release of energy.


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Oracular Interpretation:



This Rune is akin to the moon, the intuitive part of our nature,
with its urge toward harmonizing and adjusting in the sphere of
personal relationships. Inguz embodies the need to share,
the yearning to be desired, a search after similarities.

The completion of beginnings is what Inguz requires.
Drawing this Rune may mark a time of joyful deliverance, of new life,
a new path. A Rune of great power, receiving it means that you now have
the strength to achieve completion, resolution, from which comes a new
beginning. Above all, completion is crucial here. It may be timely
that you complete some project now; if so, make that your first
priority. Perhaps a difficult state of mind can be clarified
or resolved. The appearance of this Rune indicates that you must
fertilize the ground for your own deliverance.
change and we cannot live permanently amid o9bstructions. Inguz
signals your emergence from a closed, chrysalis state. As you
resolve and clear away the old, you will experience a release
from tension and uncertainty.

You may be required to free yourself from a rut, habit or relationship;
from some deep cultural or behavioral pattern, some activity that was quite
proper to the self you are leaving behind. The time of birth is always a critical
one. Movement can involve danger, and yet movement that is timely leads out of danger.
The time has come to enter the delivery room.

Another of the Cycle Runes, Inguz counsels preparation.
Being centered and grounded, freeing yourself from all unwanted
influences and seeing the humor, you are indeed prepared to open
to the Will of Heaven and await your deliverance with calm certainty.

--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.
It can still be bought, used, at the above link, though.


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