Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses

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Mannaz (Proto-Germanic): human; Manna (Gothic): man, human;
Mann (Old English): man, human; Madhr (Old Norse): a man, human being

Phonetic value: m
Esoteric interpretation of name: the divine ancestor and sky father.
Ideographic interpretation: marriage X between heaven and earth.

Mannaz is the mystery of the archetypal divine within every individual,
within mankind in general. Heimdallr as the ancestor of mankind gives this
structure to man. In the poem Rígsthula of the Elder Edda it
is told how Heimdallr (Rigr) how gave birth to the archetypal members of
mankind's three social functions - the Provider, the Warrior, and the
Priest-king - which mirror the three levels of the divine structure.

This Rune shows how Heimdallr is the genetic link between man
and the gods, and as the guardian of Bifröst.

This is the Rune that tells the Germanic peoples how they
descended from their divine order and defines mankind as the
children of the gods. It is the mystery of humanity and shows
the runic structure in the soul of man.

Mannaz is the power of human intelligence, rationality, memory, and tradition.

It is the Rune of the "perfected man" - the complete human being -
an initiate into one the Elder Faith's cults. Mannaz is an
androgynous archetypal being, and therefore the mystery is one that
embodies the power of the androgyny in the psychological sphere of
humanity. It is the symbol of the institution of blood brotherhood.

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Key Words:
Divine structure
Divine link

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Galdr (Mantra):
mannaz mannaz mannaz
mu ma mi me mo
mun man min men mon
um am im em om
mon men min man mun

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Stödhur (Positions):
I. Stand upright with your elbows lifted straight up and your forearms
crossed in front of your face or behind your head.

2. Use the stadha for
which represents the alternate form of Mannaz used in the Younger Futhark.

**In both cases the stadha will increase the power of the head (hvel).

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Magickal Uses:
Realization of the divine structure of mankind.
Increase in intelligence, memory, and mental powers in general.
Balancing the polarities of your personality.
Unlocking the hugauga, the "mind's eye."

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Oracular Interpretation:

The starting point is the self.
Its essence is water. Only clarity,
willingness to change, is effective now.
A correct relationship to your self is primary,
for from it flow all possible right relationships
with others and with the Divine.

Remain modest - that is the Oracle's counsel.
Regardless of how great may be your merit, be
yielding, devoted, and moderate, for then you
have a true direction for your life.

Be in the world but not of it. And yet do not be closed, narrow, or judging;
rather, remain receptive to impulses flowing from the Divine within and without.
Strive to live the ordinary life in a nonordinary way. Remember at all times
what is coming to be and passing away, and focus on that which abides. Nothing
less is called for from you now.

This is a time of major growth and rectification and, as a rule,
rectification must come before progress. The field is tilled before
the seed is planted, the garden is weeded before the flower blooms, and
the self must know stillness before it can discover its true song.

Now is not a time to seek credit for accomplishments or to focus on results.
Instead, be content to do your task for the task's sake. Herein lies the
secret of experiencing a true present.

If you take the Rune of the Self and cut it down the middle,
you will see the Rune for Joy with its mirror image. There is
here a subtle caution against carelessness. The Self is
required to balance the self.

Nothing in excess was the second phrase written over the gateway to
the temple at Delphi. The first counsel was Know thyself.

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If you feel blocked, Mannaz urges you to begin by being clear with yourself.
Do not turn to others now, but look inside, in silence, for the enemy of your progress.
No matter what area of your life is in disarray, stop and consider: You will recognize
the outer enemy as but a reflection of what you have not, until now, been able or
willing to recognize as coming form within.

Above all do not give yourself airs.
Breaking the momentum of past habits is
the challenge here: In the life of the
Spirit, you are always at the beginning.

--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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