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Runic Self Mastery: The Gifts & Lessons of Helheim

After #niflheim (last week),
We are heading to #helheim.
Its connection to Death
And the #ancestors is well known
But a bit restrictive.
The #void is the cauldron
Of the #dark goddess,
The point of origin
And return of all souls.
It is a place of
(often forgotten) spiritual mysteries
As it connects the Seeker
To the Greater & Timeless #consciousness of the #web of wyrd.
It is also a place
Of deep spiritual #transformation
For those who willingly
Accept and embrace
The shattering and ‘rewards’
Of #hagalaz.

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This Week’s Rune Reading: The Gifts of Hagalaz

Image from the Nocturne Oracle

#hagalaz showed up
In today’s #woden’s day #reading.
While some will tremble with fear,
Others will rejoice
Because they know
The power that lies
In #challenges and obstacles.
They know that
The #death of the old
Will bring the birth of the new.
And the #dark goddess
Always has her ways.
And negotiation
Will lead you nowhere,
There’s no escape.
Embrace the change,
Embrace the #unknown.
You are in the care
And under the guidance of #hela.
She will only destroy you
In order to bring
The best out of you.
Don’t think that
She’s a heartless mother though.
She showed #mercy to #odin
On the great tree.
If she didn’t take him down,
He would have died there
And that would have been
The end of the story (And no Runes for us). As you are navigating
Your way through
The rough seas of #hagal,
Go with the flow,
Not against it.
Hagalaz is the Mother Rune
And while it’s spinning
In the #void,
Know that something good
Will come out of it.

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Woden’s Day Reading: Hagalaz’ Questioning of Reality

This week’s #woden’s day #reading
Is about #hagalaz
As an invitation
To see right through
The #illusion of the matrix
In order to view the world
With the #enlightened eyes of truth.
Those who settle
For beauty and comfort,
Never questioning anything
Are complacent and asleep.
Hagalaz is the Rune of #goddess Hel
And is the Mother Rune,
The untainted matrix of all Runes.
Its #energy can be unsettling
And shake you to the ground.
It’s a little death for an #awakening.
The #dark goddess doesn’t lie,
She will show you the raw truth
And the unpleasant nature
Of this “Reality”
In order to set
Your Mind and your #spirit free.

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Do Not Fear Hagalaz…


During your lifetime, you will be shattered again and again in mind, body, heart & spirit.
The reason for this is that the old, outdated self needs to die for the new self to emerge.
This is spiritual evolution at work.
Do not fear the unknown, embrace it instead.
Because the void is a place of power, where anything and everything is possible.
Know that during that challenging time you are under the care of the Dark Goddess and that you will be fine.
Do not fear Hagalaz, the storm shall pass and you will stand anew.

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Mastering Isa – Day 2: Hagalaz in Asgard

Mastering ISA Day2

As we continue our journey to master the Rune Isa, we find ourselves in Asgard encountering the Rune Hagalaz.

This is the continuity of the work started in Vanaheim with the Rune Teiwaz/Tyr.

Here Hagalaz demands a serious reassessment of your belief system and your moral values. A purification of sorts and a rebirth as the true you (re) emerges.

I have prepared a shamanic journey / guided meditation with Hela regarding this aspect of the mastery of Isa as part of the ISA chapter of my runic curriculum (which should be available around mid-December)…

Feel free to spread the love and the word.

More soon…

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Eihwaz, the Yggdrasil & the Sacred Yew Tree

The Yew Tree is one of the trees associated with the Yggdrasil (the Northern Tree of Life/Cosmic Tree) and the following talk by Michael Dunning seems to prove it once & for all. The Yew the tree connected to the Rune Eihwaz, the tree of death & rebirth (the yew being a tree associated with immortality, resurrection & regeneration).

When you look at the graphism of the Rune: it’s symmetrical, the above looks like the below. The Upper Realm of Higher Consciousness (Asgard/Odin) is connected to the Lower Realm of Ancient Knowledge, Wisdom & Ancestry (Helheim/Hel).

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The Gifts of Hagalaz

Hagalaz / Hagal (the current Runic Month) brings awareness, challenges, changes, and transformation. It is the Rune of the Underworld Goddess Hel and an open invitation to face your shadows & fears in order to evolve, strengthen and reinvent your self…

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A Conversation with Hela on the Topic of the Nine Worlds

Hel by Lurnos on Tumblr
Hel by Lurnos (found on tumblr)

The content of the following conversation was channeled.

Keep in mind that Hel(a), the Black Madonna, Sophia are all aspects of the Ancient, Primordial Goddess

“What happens in Midgard has rippling effects throughout the 8 other worlds. Therefore in order to heal Midgard and its peoples, you need the help from the other realms. Everything has an equilibrium and imbalances need to be addressed. The inhabitants of these realms are as real as the living, breathing beings of Midgard. They just happen to dwell in parallel worlds, it’s a dimensional issue.

It doesn’t mean that they can’t be contacted or that one can’t work with them nor learn from them. A deep & meaningful (re)connection needs to be re-established. One based on trust, with no hidden agendas. Gateways can be found throughout the land as well as within the body. A simple yet subtle shift of perception is all you need to find yourself at those gates.

In Midgard, you are being attacked on all levels yet most people are totally unaware of what is going on. This affects the rest of us as well. We watch and we weep. We can’t be of any help if there isn’t any conscious attempt or will to reconnect with, rediscover and relearn the Old Ways.”


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A Painful Birthday

Birthday Candle Purple

Today is a rather painful day for me as this is my 40th birthday. It feels like a big slap on my face. Suddenly the numbers don’t make sense as they don’t match the face in the mirror. Suddenly I find myself one step closer to my crone years.
Time flies but where does it go? No one knows. I feel sad. I feel angry. Yet I shouldn’t have the right to complain since I’m alive and well while others have been less fortunate.
I’ve had a strange life (of which I already had an inner knowing as a child somehow) and so far I haven’t met any of the social & societal expectations for my age.
That’s because the Dark Goddess had & still has other plans for me. She marked me in my mother’s womb and brought me back from drowning. It took me some time to understand & acknowledge that I was her priestess & intermediary. I dwell on the threshold, a place where anything and everything is possible.

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Red Blackberry Leaves

Red Blackberry LeavesThe best blackberry leaf tea is made of those red, burgundy & maroon leaves that usually appear later in the Fall after the blackberries have dried out.
Just look for healthy looking leaves, already mostly dried out.
The tea itself has a nice amber color and a sweeter taste than regular blackberry leaf tea. And if you pay attention to the Doctrine of Signatures, the red color is a good indicator that the leaves nourish the blood and support healthy blood circulation
Blackberry is a plant of the Dark Goddess, especially in this decaying phase.