Isa


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra St÷ödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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




Isa (Proto-Germanic): ice; Eis (Gothic): ice;,
Is (Old English): ice; ═ss (Old Norse): ice




Phonetic value: ee as in "seed."
Esoteric meaning of name: primal matter/antimatter.
Ideographic interpretation: the icicle,
or the primal ice stream/wave out of Niflheimer.




Isa is the polar opposite of Fehu.
It is the world-ice that flows out of Niflheimr. It does not represent matter,
but rather a concept of antimatter, which, when combined with the energy flowing
from Muspellsheimr, leads to the formation of what we call "matter" (Midgard).
Isa is similar to the prima material of other philosophies.
In many ways an appropriate symbol for the mystery of this rune is the
"black hole." This Rune is the force of attraction, gravity, inertia,
entropy in the multiverse. In ice-giants (hrţmthursar). Isa is
a stillness and lack of vibration - a unique mystery in the cosmology of Germany.
This idea is as metaphysical as that known as "spirit."

Ice and fire are the polar opposites that combine to create the world,
but they are also the forces that will bring an end to "existence."

Isa represents the individual ego in that it's effects are centralized and concentrated.
It is a force that holds the ego-self together during the stress of initiation trials, and as such
it is a bridge between the worlds and over waters.


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Key Words:
World ice
Antimatter
Concentration
Ego


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Galdr (Mantra):
isa isa isa
iiiiiiiiii
iiiiisssss
(sssss iiiii)
iiiiiiiiii


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St÷dhur (Positions):
I. Stand erect with your arms tight against your sides.
II. Stand erect with your arms straight overhead, palms touching one another.


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Magickal Uses:
Development of concentration and will.
Constriction, halting of unwanted dynamic forces.
Basic ego integration within a balanced multiversal system.
Power of control and constraint over other wights.


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Oracular Interpretation:



The winter of the spiritual life is upon you.
You may find yourself entangled in a situation to
whose implications you are, in effect, blind. You
may feel powerless to do anything except submit, surrender,
even sacrifice some long-cherished desire. Be patient, for
this is the period of gestation that precedes a rebirth.


Positive accomplishment is unlikely now.
There is a freeze on useful activity. all
your plans are on hold. You may be experiencing
an unaccustomed drain on your energy and wonder why:
A chill wind is reaching you over the ice floes of old
outmoded habits.

Trying to hold on can result in shallowness of feeling,
a sense of being out of touch with life. Seek to discover
what it is you are holding onto that perpetuates this condition
and let go. Shed, release, cleanse away the old; doing so will
bring on the thaw.

Usually Isa requires a sacrifice of the personal, the "I."
At such a time, you cannot hope to rely on help or friendly support.
And yet there is no reason for anxiety. Submit and be still, for what
you are experiencing is not necessarily the result of your actions or
habits, but rather arises from conditions about which you can do nothing.
What has been full must empty, what has increased must decrease. This is
the way of Heaven and Earth. To surrender is to display courage and wisdom.

And yet there is another face to Standstill.
Just as winter is a time for going within, drawing
Isa can announce a time of restoration and renewal
at the deepest level. In your solitude, exercise caution
and do not stubbornly persist in attempting to work your will.
Remain mindful that the seed of the new is present in the shell of
the old, the seed of unrealized potential, the seed of the good.
Trust your own process, and watch for signs of spring.

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

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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.


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