Monthly Archives: July 2010

July 27, 2010 – Laguz reversed

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Laguz reversed

Laguz is the letter L

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The ocean seems interminable to men,
if they venture on the rolling barkand the waves of the sea terrify themand the courser of the deep heed not its bridle

Last week, some neighbors with whom I am friends, had another friend move in, as he has just relocated from Florida back to California. The friend is a Santero and Vodouisant and involved with people down in Miami. We were talking one night as I cam home from my grove’s full moon ritual, and he went and got me his copy of Maya Deren’s Divine Horseman: The Living Gods of Haiti. I have to say, it’s a wonderful book. Reading it is great, and very involving. What does this have to do with Laguz reversed. Well, in the book, she talks about the abyssal waters, to which the spirits seem to go, and are also called back from, sometimes. When I pulled Laguz reversed today, my first thought was descending into those deep waters, where it is cool and dark and relatively still. In these deep waters, souls can rest, but also wait, to hear the call that will bring them back to the warm, dry land above. Much as laguz reversed appears to be a vector arrow pointing down, sometimes it is in the depths that one will find what is sought.

July 26, 2010 – Peorth

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Peorth

Peorth is the letter P

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

Peorth is a source of recreation and amusement to the great,
where warriors sit blithely together in the banqueting-hall

Peorth, the rune of chance and luck, marks today. Chance can take many forms, from the easily recognized games to chance, to anything that is a risk, a leap of faith, a blind groping in the dark, by which something fortunate is sought. As one of the parts of the whole weaving which can be considered part of wyrd and orlog, it is the one most sought after and often praised, at least when it is unfortunate. But usually when misfortune is met with, fate or the evil conspiracies are usually blamed as the culprit, now matter how unlikely it maybe.

July, 23 2010 – Eihwaz

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Eihwaz

Eihwaz has the long “i” sound, but is not used in writing regularly.

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The yew is a tree with rough bark,
hard and fast in the earth, supported by its roots,a guardian of flame and a joy upon an estate

Eihwaz, the yew tree, Yggdrasil in the underworld, but also the tree that connects, for all things enter in the realms below, but also the rune of defense, in the sense that “the best defense is a good offense.” Sometimes, to enter the realms below and walk the road ot Hel, and yet still live, you need to turn your perspective around. Sometimes to make those connections, things need to be seen from a different angle that it outside your usual tunnel vision.

July 22, 2010 – Ac reversed

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Ac reversed

Ac is the long a sound like “ah”

Anglo-Saxon Rune Poem (from ragweedforge.com)

The oak fattens the flesh of pigs for the children of men.
Often it traverses the gannet’s bath,and the ocean proves whether the oak keeps faithin honourable fashion

So, this morning I found the following quote in my inbox, from a service that I subscribe to for daily inspiration. Just so you know it’s background, I was raised in a religion known as Christian Science. (No, it’s not scientology, completely different). It was founded by a woman named Mary Baker Eddy, and she wrote a book called “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. The following is a quote from that book.

“Honesty is spiritual power. Dishonesty is human weakness, which forfeits divine help”

Ac reversed indicating dishonesty and dishonorable conduct, it was interesting to find this quote this morning. Are you being honest with yourself?