Oracular Interpretation Key Words Mantra Stöödhur(Positions) Magickal Uses
Mannaz-Nauthiz-Odin's Rune (blank)-Othila-perth-Sowelu-Teiwaz-Thurisaz-Uruz-Wunjo-
Raido or Raidho (Proto-Germanic): wagon; Raidha (gothic): wagon, ride;
Rádh (Old English): a riding, way; Reidh( Old Norse): riding, chariot
Esoteric interpretation of name:
the solar wagon, and the chariot of Thór.
a wheel under the chariot. Half the solar wheel.
Raido is the cosmic law of right and archetypal order in the multiverse.
This is seen in such natural phenomena as the daily path of the sun and the cycles
of humanity and nature. This Rune is the mystery of divine law, manifest in
both the multiverse and in humanity.
Raido came to symbolize organized religion,
the ancient Germanic religion of Asatru. In ancient
times the external, self-conscious order of religion was much less
fixed because of the internal, unconscious, and instinctual order
of holiness. This internal order found expression in institutions that were
a balanced mix of religion, magick and politics. Today this Rune represents the
"way back to right," through the conscious efforts of ásatruarfólk to reclaim
the essence of the primal order.
This Rune stands for the correct order of the initiate's
journey through the paths of the Nine Worlds of Yggdrasill.
Ascribe to Raido are good advice and judgment according to right.
Another important part of Raido's mystery is that of ritual;
that is, the arrangement of energy and actions according to a cosmic
order for a specific purpose. Here the emphasis is on the
correct ordering of these energies.
Raido is the channeling of force in accordance with natural laws
along the correct path leading to the correct result. It describes,
and analyzes, a certain aspect necessary to the working of the
laws of cause and effect.
The concept of rhythm and dance are also important aspects of Raido.
This rhythm exists as a part of all of the worlds of the multiverse. It is
through rhythmic action and ritual dance that the magician may perceive and
blend with the rhythm of the Self, and then become one with the rhythm of
the multiverse. This is the Rune of that rhythmic ritual dance which
should still be practiced today.
Raido also finds expression in the idea of spiral development.
This is according to the traditional ideology of the cycles of existence,
ever in circles but always rising (or sinking) toward a goal - the point.
Reaching this goal is not an end but a transformation and a new
beginning for another journey towards growth.
In popular tradition Raido symbolizes the Vehmic Court,
and as such it represents the deep indigenous religious laws of
the folk who rule over those of the civil authority.
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Correct action and order
Cosmic cyclical law
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raido raido raido
ru ra ri re ro
rudh radh ridh redh rodh
(rut rat rit ret rot)
or er ir ar ur
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Stand upright, with your left arm bent at the elbow and your palm on your hipbone.
Your left leg should be slanted out, lifted off the ground; your right arm
should be tightly at your side. Face south.
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Strengthens ritual abilities and experience.
Access to "inner advice."
Raises consciousness to correct and natural processes.
Blending with personal and world rhythms.
Obtaining justice according to right.
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This Rune is concerned with communication, with the attunement of
something that has two sides, two elements, and whether ultimate union
that comes at the end of the journey, when what is above and what
is below are united and of one mind.
Inner worth mounts here, and at such a time you are not intended
to rely entirely upon your own power. Instead, ask what constitutes
right action. Ask through prayer or meditation, through addressing the
Witness Self, the Teacher Within. Once you are clear, you can
neutralize your refusal to let right action flow through you.
Not intent on movement, be content to wait; while you wait,
keep on removing resistances. As the obstructions give way,
all remorse arising from trying to make things happen disappears.
The journey is toward self-healing, self-change and union
you are concerned here with nothing less than unobstructed,
perfect union. but the union of Heaven and Earth cannot be
forced. Regulate any excesses in your life. Material
advantages must not weigh heavily on this journey of
the self toward the Self. Stand apart even from
like-minded others; the notion of strength in numbers
does not apply at such a time, for this part of the journey -
the soul's journey - cannot be shared.
Another of the Cycle Runes, Raido carries within its form the Rune of Joy,
for now the end is in sight. You are no longer burdened by what you've left behind.
Heaven above you and Earth below you unite within you to support you on your way.
A simple prayer for the soul’s journey is: I will to will Thy Will.
Such a Prayer of Intention is proper on any occasion, and is particularly
appropriate as a preamble to healing.
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Receiving Raido Reversed puts you on notice to be particularly
attentive to personal relationships. At this time, ruptures are more
likely than reconciliation’s and effort may be required to keep your
good humor. Whatever happens, how you respond is up to you.
The requirements for your growth may totally disrupt what you had intended.
Desired outcomes may elude you. And yet what you regard as detours,
inconveniences, disruptions, blockages and even failures and deaths,
will actually be rerouting opportunities, with union and reunion
as the only abiding destinations.
--Copied word for word from The Book of Runes by Ralph H. Blum
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