Re: Helm of Awe
- Thanks for yet another site on the runes -- I've only had a glance,
but it looks good. The info given about the helm of awe is in Edred
Thorsson's book Northern Magic -- an inexpensive book that has been
reprinted and is available at most bookstores and at Amazon on-line.
He gives very detailed information on creating hex signs (like the
PA "Dutch") and also the helms of awe in it's many forms.
As the rune Gebo tells us, a gift demands a gift -- and nothing is
given free. So if you do magic using a talismen, be aware that the
energy you are requesting from the universe is also required of you
in one way or another. This is sometimes why we get VERY tired after
a magickal working -- or at a later date when the talisman is
activated to use. It's not something to be frightened of (any more
than fire, that is), but all aspects should be carefully weighed and
you should be aware that responsibility is called for with any
creation. Before creating a magical sign or talisman, you should also
know how to de-activate it when the time is right for doing that. And
please think before you make any such thing for another person who
might not understand the implications (and might not return the
object for dissolution). When you see results and realize that magick
is real, you will have great respect for it and use it cautiously --
not fearfully, but certainly, with reverence.
This type of return gift is found in nearly every (if not EVERY)
magical tradition -- even Christianity. One gift that can be given,
besides your own energy, is your devotion to a particular god or
goddess. Your life becomes a sacrifice, not in striving
for "perfection" as in some religions, but in seeking the path of
harmony within yourself and showing that harmony with your steps in
the world around you. Even small things are a gift -- picking up the
litter you find in your own path is a good way to start.
Hopefully, we'll all allow our religons and our god/esses to evolve
even as we evolve as we walk the spiral of our own particular paths.
--- In email@example.com, "Rune" <rune_mistress@y...>
> Hi, my friend looked the helm of awe up on the web after theposting
> here. She sent me this web page. What do you think?
- Hello list,
My initial fascination with runes was probably Aegishjelmer. And indeed
it is a compass as it unfolds in the eight direction of space with
force and protection. Three lines under each forked form I consider
important in many regards. The threefold divition of all things and
also in regard to Lady Luna, but most important the protective compass
on all quarters of naturs manifestation.
An interesting thing is that in the Cult of Exu in brazilian Quimbanda
the ponto (sigil) of the Exu Tranca Ruas, the Exu
that "breaks/trespasses/opens the streets" is similar to the "Helm of
Awe". Exu is the trickster spirit, but more than this, the spirit of
transformation. So seen in this light, "the compass of terror" can be
understood as the signature of the "terribel" forces of nature AND its
protection to the one who carries it. And certainly it gives a
different dimension to the rune Elg used in this connotation.
Personally I don't care much about Thorssons ideas on this in its full
extension which I think is becoming too much a psychological pondering
and I think the spiritual context and the natural surroundings were
the "energetic currents" that the creator of such sign had in mind
under the construction not how the deep psyche functions.
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "d Kate d" <wordance@y...>
> One gift that can be given,
> besides your own energy, is your devotion to a particular god or
> goddess. Your life becomes a sacrifice, not in striving
> for "perfection" as in some religions, but in seeking the path of
> harmony within yourself and showing that harmony with your steps
> the world around you. Even small things are a gift -- picking upthe
> litter you find in your own path is a good way to start.evolve
> Hopefully, we'll all allow our religons and our god/esses to
> even as we evolve as we walk the spiral of our own particularpaths.
>Very interesting, Kate. Just today I bought myself a 'pendant of
magick': a 'Hero's Valknutr', which apparently represents -- I
actually read this on this group -- that the one who wears it is a
follower of Odin.
I have only recently, in the past half a year or so, decided to
dedicate my life to Odin. Hence, I decided to buy this Valknutr
today, after reading what I read on this board just yesterday.
As you can see, I am keen to be an 'Odinite' (if that is the term).
If anyone out there knows anything more about this topic, I would
love to hear from you. The next step I will do when I have the time
and get around to it, is get onto the other main Yahoo rune group,
because I think there will be a lot there to pick up on.
Apart from what you may know and inform me of, are there any
favourite links anyone can post on this board, concerning this
topic? Many thanks in advance.
Thanks again for your views, Kate. I look forward to hearing more
from you into the future.
"Guidance, Protection, Blessings and Healings on the Paths that We
travel. So mote it be, so mote it be, so mote it be..."