The Runes, the magical spiritual Alphabet of the ancient Norse and the Germanic peoples, was seized by the great warrior magician god Odin as he hung upside down in the world tree Yggdrasil trancing and journeying for nine days. And he saw in the twigs and branches the shapes of the letters of the rune alphabet.
My heredity on my father’s side is from the Baltic and Yakut tribesman from the North polar shore. My heredity on my mother’s side is for thousands of years from Connemara in County Galway Ireland. All of this has been discovered through the site 23 and Me with Advanced DNA analysis techniques
In the celebration of the Spring Equinox I combine the two inheritances, but starting with a journey where we learn about the issue of value in our life. What is our sense of value? What is our sense of worth.
The issue of our self-worth was seen by Odin as the first step in our journey of life. It is the meaning of the first rune Fehu. As stated Fehu is the Rune of Value.
At Spring Equinox, we are called to rise in our power and expression, aligning to the growing power and brightness of the Sun.
To do that, we may fail unless we increase our sense of self-worth.
For example, when you are working with the first rune, Fehu, if you discovered you find wealth a challenge, and if you realised you wanted to change your relationship with it, it would help you if you felt willing to define in an email back to me what the nature of the challenge is, what vision you have of how you would relate to it after this work, what clearing and what shift occurred during the rune journey, during the rune stance and Galdr. This experience is exceptional and wonderful.
See my video of my Fehu rune journey at Spring Equinox to heal the issue of value in our lives with Fehu:
The Runes are powerful and ancient magic. You can learn to use them through my worldwide rune course so what is The Runic Alphabet ?
Each Rune tells us about a key facet of our life.
Each Rune is a key to deep personal transformation.
The Runes were the Runic alphabet of the ancient Norse and other peoples of Northern Europe. But they are not just letters and were never simply understood as such therefore asking what is the Runic Alphabet could be seen as an awkward question.
How did humanity receive the magic and wisdom of the runes?
Myth has it they were the great sacrificial gift of the magnificent warrior magician god, Odin. As the Norse people were heading Northwards to their new homeland, Odin hung upside down in trance in the world tree Yggdrassil for nine days and nights, and on the ninth day he fell screaming and chanting the inspiration and wisdom of each letter whose shape he had perceived in the branches of the Ash. So was born what is commonly understood to be the Runic Alphabet. (more…)
The Runes were the alphabet of the ancient Norse and other peoples of Northern Europe. But they are also Gateways to new ways of being, ways of bringing in needed change.
Learn how to transform your understanding of the events in your life.
Use the genuine magic of making a Rune, chanting its name, rune stance and journeying for its true meaning as applied to your life at the present.
I have taught the Rune Path Course for twenty-two years and I would like to offer myself as a most dedicated, caring and supportive teacher. I am the author of six visionary books, and I have an Oxford University MA. I have completed a five-year ethnographic Field Study: this was a university-based social-anthropological study of spiritual forms new to the modern west. The method of this huge study was to live in the institutions under study. The spiritual pathways my study focused on were the areas of Hinduism, Buddhism, paganism, shamanism and Utopian Community – mainly based at Glastonbury.
You will find huge benefit if you enroll on my Rune-work Distance Correspondence Course.
This is totally personal and inspired sharing and learning.For each Rune you receive an audio recording download with information.
For each rune you also receive a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.
You can then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the perceptions and magical transformations offered by the Runes.
As with all my Distance Learning courses, the Runes Course has the very special bonus that, when you are learning it, I can also draw for perception, wisdom and guidance on your western and Vedic astrology.
We run a Healing Centre in Foxford in County Mayo in the West of Ireland with my partner Maggie Pashley.
It is such healing, empowerment and beauty to learn the runes.
I have been teaching this worldwide course for many years, both to individuals and groups, and I can promise you the power and insight you can gain is immense.
The sequence of the Rune alphabet is spiritual genius. We start with the first rune: Fehu, the rune of value. This is because if we do not adequately value ourself then we are in for all sorts of trouble, and we must heal and empower that.
The second rune is Uruz, the rune of strength: are we strong enough for our journey? If not: then we must decide what to do to heal this situation or again, we won’t get far!
The third rune is Thurisaz: can we adequately defend ourselves?
You see the wisdom!
The runes are gateways to power, healing and beauty. They are divinely inspired. They come in three groups or Aetts: the first Aett is all about what it is to be a successful human being. The second Aett is all about how to turn misfortune and disaster into our growth and power; how to deal with cataclysm or difficulty. And the third rune group shows us how to become one with the Gods, how to become divine spiritual warriors.
The course works very simply. I send you two audios per rune. One audio is a presentation as to how the rune has been anciently understood. The other audio is a guided journey so you can work out how you fare with the life area of that rune. Then you email me how you got on and we work out what to do about it.
As wonderful beauty, there’s Rune Stance as well – and there’s Rune Chant or Galdr.
And we can meet the great goddesses and gods of the ancient Norse: Odin, Freya and Tir and more. On my father’s side my heredity and DNA comes from the Baltic Coast and includes the blood of Yakut tribesmen, the ancient people who followed a shamanic life-style, living by hunting and fishing on the Northern polar coastline
99% of students do my course distance worldwide, but if you can get to our Healing Centre in the West of Ireland, well: you can do one of the runes face to face, or even do all the runes her if you can make the journey.
Have a Runes Retreat in our Healing Centre in the Far West of Ireland.
You can study our Runes course as a worldwide online course, or you can come to our holiday retreat centre facing the western sea of Ireland surrounded by the most beautiful mountains, beaches, lakes, woods and the oldest sacred sites of the ancient Irish and have a Runes Retreat there.
You book your stay through our accommodation in Ireland. You spend your days in beautiful County Mayo landscape, towns and sacred sites, sampling the local music art and culture – and you book a number of Runes journeying, healing and empowerment sessions that you can have as a part of your stay.
We can accommodate the single spiritual seeker or a group of up to eight persons. Our two air bnb units can accommodate up to four persons, and we can link you to overflow accommodation in the village if that is needed.
The Runes are the alphabet of the ancient Norse and other Germanic peoples. Each Rune is a key to special perception about a facet of your life. Each Rune is a key to magical empowerment and healing. So, for example, the first Rune is Fehu the Rune of valued: learn about and heal the value issues in your life. The second Rune if Uruz the rune of strength. Are you strong enough for your journey? The third Rune is Thurisaz, the Rune of Defence. Can you defend yourself properly, well and adequately? And so on through the whole Rune alphabet. Sessions include hearing about the chosen runes, journeying to grasp the magic and power of the runes, Rune stance and Rune chant.