Othila


Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses



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Othila or Othala (Proto-Germanic): ancestral property; Othal (Gothic): property;
Éthel (Old English): homeland, property; Ódhal (nature, inborn quality, property (not in Younger Futhark)




Phonetic value: o
Esoteric interpretation of name: Immobile hereditary property.
Ideographic interpretation: Enclosed estate dynamically interacting with the environment.




Othila is the essence of the cosmic idea of Midgard - the enclosure in the middle.
Its mystery is symbolized by the stronghold enclosure of the clan, which defines its holy
boundary and serves to defend it against the unholy intruders.

This Rune is also
a symbol of inborn qualities that are inherited from clan or tribe of one's ancestors.
This is essentially spiritual in origin and ultimately comes from the divine ancestry
and the ancestor's past actions. Othila is the mystery of the fylgja
as a source of spiritual magickal power, which results from the virtuous deeds of
past generations as runic imprints onto the DNA of the descendents - a powerful
Rune of Odin. The stave form is a monogram of Odin.

Othila is symbolic of that which is inherited by the entire
clan in both the mundane and spiritual realms. It is as immovable
as the land and can't be passed out of the tribe or clan. However,
through the institution of marriage those who are outside of the clan
can tap into its power by integrating with it.

This Rune is the
wise and just management of the land by the noble ones: those who have the
spiritual power of this Rune in accordance with tribal tradition and law.

This is the Rune of material prosperity and well-being.
It works together with the complementary idea of mobile
property - the power contained in Fehu
to develop and maintain this important quality in the multiverse.
Othila is the Rune that gives us liberty in a secure and
lawful society, integrated with itself and with its environment.
It is preserved clanic and tribal law on a spiritual level.
In Asatru the kindred express this Rune.


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Key Words:
Sacred enclosure
Inherited power
Preserved freedom
Prosperity


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Galdr (Mantra):
othila othila othila
oooooooooo
ooooo
othul othal othil othel othol
othol othel othil othal othul
ooooo


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Stödhur (Positions):
I. Stand with your legs spread wide, as in the
Gebo
stadha, and your arms over your head with your fingertips touching and elbows bent.
This is effective in operations to bring the will of he magician into manifestation.
II. Stand with your legs as above, but with you arms in front of your torso so that
your fingertips are touching and elbows bent so that your hands rest just above your genitals.
This stadha is most effective in works of inspirational intent.


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Magickal Uses:
Maintaining order among fellows.
Concentration on common interests in home and family.
Shift from egocentricity to clano-centricity.
Collection of divine power and knowledge from your ancestors.
Acquiring wealth and prosperity.


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Oracular Interpretation:



This is a time of separating paths. Old skins must be shed, outmoded
relationships discarded. When you receive this Rune, a peeling away is
called for. Part of the Cycle of Initiation, Othila is a Rune of
radical severance.

The appropriate action here is submission and,
quite possibly, retreat - knowing how and when to retreat and possessing the
firmness of will to carry it out.

Real property is associated with
Othila, for it is the Rune of acquisition and benefit. However,
the benefits you receive - the Inheritance - may be derived from something
you must give up. This can be particularly demanding when what you are called
upon to abandon is some aspect of your behavior, a part of your cultural inheritance.
For then you must look closely at what, until now, you have proudly claimed as you birthright.
Whether it is your attachment to your position in society, to the work you do, or even to
your beliefs about your own nature, the separation called for will free you to become
more truly who you are.


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Reversed:



This is not a time to be bound by old conditioning, old authority.
Consider not only what will benefit you but also what will benefit
others, and act according to the light you possess now in your life.
Because you may be called upon to undertake a radical departure from
old ways, total honesty is required. Otherwise, through negligence or
refusal to see clearly, you may cause pain to others and damage to yourself.

Adaptability and skillful means are the methods to cultivate at this time.
And still you must wait for the universe to act. Receiving this Rune, remember:
We do without doing and everything gets done.

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

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