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The Armanen Runes and the Sacred 18


Presented here are the Armanen Runes as they
are embraced by Irminists. The Armanen
Runes are the revelation of Guido von List in
the early 1900s. List was one who had a lifelong interest in things mystical. While his eyes
were bandaged; recovering from cataract
surgerey, these Runes miraculously came to
him in a vision ("Secret of the Runes" pgs 10
and 41). While they KIND OF look like Runes
they are definitely different than any other
Runic system. Just as there are those who
totally embrace them there are those who find
the Armanic Runes a sham.
I present them here as "The Sacred Eighteen"
to make a point. The point is that there are
many Runic systems: Elder, Younger, AngloSaxon, Frisian, usw. They all parallel a
language and/or the progression of a language
and can equate to as many as 33 Runes. Yet, lore only speaks of 18. How do we
reconcile the differences? What we immediately know of Runes is that they were
historically indeed used in writing. There are even Rune poems that speak to and
justify specific systems (i.e. Anglo-Saxon Rune poems).
Are the Armanen Runes as developed by List legitimate? I'm thinking yes. What I
CAN say is that they at least coincide numerically with the 18 Rune charms/spells
as spoken by the All Father and there is further consideration for their validity.

The Armanen Runes


This is the first of my investigations into the Armanen
Runes. Everything is
subject to change.
Sources:
http://www.scn.org/anon/dossiers/armanic/runes.htm
http://www.therunesite.com/armanen-runes-rune-meanings/
http://www.runehealing.org/armanenrunechart.htm
http://www.runemagick.com/runemagick/07RuneKeywordsA
ndCorrelations.html
I have struggled with any valid way for me to use this Rune
set. Lately, I have discovered a way for them to make
sense for me. While the Elder Futhark represent the
historical, tangible, physical nature of humankind, the
Armanen Runes, with their esoterical nature, represent
ones inner, unseen, spiritual aspects. This has been a real
AH-HA moment!

1st Halbdutzend (half-dozen), Irminsul's Root of Creation


Fa
Fa: Original fire, creative father principle, guidance, Father-God
principle. Primal Fire, the power of spirit and change as well as the
power of creativity, guidance, divine masculine principle, success,
wealth, fire that acts creatively in love, will that spares
manifestation down to the material
levels, changes, new beginnings.

Ur
Ur: That which is permanent, medical help, healing powers,
Original cause,
origin, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, contact with the
transcendent, contact with the dead, life after physical death,
Mother-God,
Creative Mother Principle, a physicians rune and represents
resurrection,
eternity, and continuity, root of all material and cosmic phenomena, root of
eternity.

Thorn
Thorn: Will to act, power to become, Return, new emergence
from what's apparently old and dried-up, formative power of the
seed, the thunderbolt, targeting goals, activity and the phallus,
Return, formative power of the seed, mental telepathy, projection
of the will, fierce protection, psychic attack & defense, penetrating
time & space, Rune of opposing polarities and of joining
opposites.

Os
Os: Odinic energies, leadership, kingship, speech, talk, discussion,
idea of that which is given/evolving, the spiritual power that is
gained through speech, it is the breath of the world, its voice. It also
signifies the strength that a person needs to rise up in power,
freedom from the bondage of the material world.

Rit

Rit: Right, order, the judge, advice, salvation, money, original law,
that which flows away, religious feeling, ritual action/primal laws,
orderliness in the world, the ritual, primal law, things that are done
correctly, spiritual feeling, ritual action, journey, Divine law, All
justice, Rune of the cosmic rhythm of the worlds. Rune of
movement, rotation, wheels.

Kun
Kun: Female principle in the universe, as executive power of
balancing justice, art, capability, artist, genius, being favored,
procreation, the child, force, that which is established, World Tree,
power, generation, ability and artfulness, executive power of
balancing justice, sensuality, higher consciousness.

2nd Halbdutzend, Irminsul's Root of Destruction


Hagal
Hagal: The Mother of all Runes, that which cares and maintains,
protects, and preserves; that which is motherly; wisdom, harmony,
salvation, blessing, protects from hail and fire, eternal change,
caring and maintaining principle in the universe, Higher Self, Divine
within, Rune of enclosure but contains a potential for growth,
builder/architect of the worlds.

Nod
Nod: Necessity of fate, decision of the Norns, Wyrd/Orlog paid-for,
cause-effect relations, capability to restructure Wyrd/Orlog, That
which can not be averted, separation, stress, karmic debt, karmic
need, but with outlook for change of karma, banishing ill fortune by
means of accepting karma and karmic law, Skuld, Divine justice
that balances.

Is
Is: Ego, das Ich, Positivity, activity, will, self-domination, influence,
personal power, magical power, power to banish evil, unity in the
universe, duration, action in the cosmos, activity, will, selfdomination, influence, personal power, self-discipline, unity in the
universe, duration, magical powers, action in the cosmos,
elimination of that which is unnecessary.

Ar
A
r: Leadership, all that which is beautiful and Sun-like, change to
good, virtues, honor, glory, rewarding work, completion, light, Divine
spirit, power contained in light that washes away darkness, wisdom,
beauty, virtue, trust, honor, fame. Rune of the initiate. Symbolism of
the Solar child that returns home from darkness. Rune of the explorer.

Sig
Sig: Victory, success, gain, successful fight, achieved goal, school,
salvation by light, inspiration, soul, power of the sun, inspiration,
soul, life force, wholeness, reliable success, healing, good luck,
spiritual completion, the path of the soul. Rune of the spiritual ray, of
inspiration, wisdom, illumination.

Tyr

Tyr: Rebirth of the Sun god, creation, excitation, power, success,


wisdom, duties fulfilled, art of concealment and hiding, rebirth into
the light - life of the soul, the power to make situations turn
completely around, wisdom, spiritual understanding, the power of
generation, warrior strength, justice, balance, personal sacrifice,
resurrection/reincarnation/born again.

3rd Halbdutzend, Irminsul's Root of Re-Creation


Bar
Bar: Birth: birth of the future life that is preordained for us,
becoming, being projected, help in birth, son, bread, song, fountain,
mountains, meaning of life on this planet/in this world, the power of
becoming, reconstruction, Rune of continuous transformation, death
and rebirth metamorphosis, return to the Mothers.

Laf
Laf: Orlog, Life, experience, test, temptations by life-circumstances,
water, sea, good management, test of life, school of the lives, relations,
defeat and the laws of nature, life and primal law, psychic & spiritual
awareness, cosmic flow, seeds of thought, the etheric part of the body,
initiation that experiences life on earth as a continuous process of
initiation, The Cosmic Ocean?

Man
Man: Man, human/humanity, increase, masculinity, health, plenty,
magic, spirit, truth, God-Man, male principle in cosmos, birth,
health, increase, maleness and man, divine man, male principle in
cosmos, magik power, thaumaturgy, true self, the resurrected god,
the upper part of the world tree Yggdrasil. Rune of spiritual powers,
of directing Mana powers.

Yr
Yr: Woman, God-woman, femininity, desire, sensual love,
passion, perfection, Mother, chaos from which creation emerges,
female principle in the cosmos, the night, death and instinct, anger,
falsehood, error and the oppositions found in humankind, mystical
union, night, moon, roots of Ygg from which all life springs.

Eh
Eh: Marriage, duality, bound by primal law, love, trust and
marriage. Soul-mates, wedding, partnership, permanent bond,
binding decision, hope, duration, horse, permanence and marriage
as a law, unity of ego and you, sister souls, soul-love, God-ManWoman, ideal love, twin souls, two made one, success, increase.

Gibor
Gibor: Gift/giver, gift of life, fulfillment, sacred marriage, being
ONE with the sister soul, protection against evil forces, seeing of
the Divine,, being/seeing the Divine, the cosmic consciousness
and the divine principle, The All, death-life cycle, protection
against evil forces, union of the gods and the World, the Creator
and the Created, the deepest mysteries of the universe.

Are the Armanen Runes THE Sacred Eighteen? I will never say definitively
anything when it comes to the Runes, but I am leaning toward a "yes" on this one.
Personally, I have only begun working with the Armanen Runes. I have coupled
the use of the Elder Futhark Runes as a means to gain insight into the physical
man, and use the Armanen Runes as a means to gain insight into the Spirit Man.
As Odin's Rune Song is completly esoteric, and the Armanic Runes are compeltely
esoteric in nature, in that way they do compliment each other. It's probably
BECAUSE of their esoteric nature that I have never before worked with them.
There are, however, some who ABSOLUTELY adhere to them. It pretty much

comes down to whatever works for you. This coupled effort is working for me!
However, here is an interesting concept that blows me away: The Armanen Runes
and Quantum Physics.
http://www.runes-for-health-wealth-love-now.com/Runes-Quantum-Physics.html