Here you can see the system of Nine Worlds.

First, let us consider itself the World Tree, World, according to Northern Tradition.

Basis for peace is a Vertical trunk World Tree. It is called Iggdrasil in the Northern Tradition. On top of this is Asgard - home of the Gods. The gods have a divine being. In this case this person is already in his cell in God, is fully conscious, fully aware of their individuality. They are deity, gods. And the Creator of all things, God - is the concept unique. This is something that a comprehensive, is something that does not have an individual, for any individual is the particularity of God, is something that has no properties, characteristics, and other notions, because everything that we can say or think, already exists in God. The deity has its individuality and other concepts. The system of God in the Northern Tradition is a system of Odin, Vili and Ve. In the Christian tradition it corresponds to Trinity. There is a God - the Creator of all things, that over the existent. This is something that can not be identified, and something that can not assign individual features. For God is everything, and all can not have individuality. When it gets personality, it stops to be universal, comprehensive, all-embracing. I thought long about how to call this concept, and now, finally picked the right word, in my opinion it is the word”universal, all-embracing”. If acquired individuality, there is the formation of some specific direction and all-embracing essence disappears. This is on one side. On the other hand there is the danger of giving a certain particular the status of the Ideal. That is, the particular becomes the ideal. And it means the end of development. That is what Jesus meant when he says “thou shalt not make thee any graven.”

In the same time a certain personality is required, that would be understandable to man. In Christianity - it was Jesus. A similar fact we see in other traditions. And in Northern Tradition is Odin expresses this individuality. Vili and Ve do not represent individuality. And it is useless to try to comprehend them, find them in a certain individual appearance is impossible. They, together with Odin are united in God, creating God. The principle is shown in the Valknute.

Thus, the individuality of Odin dwelled in God dissolves. A personality appears when one appears as a God. Place the Nordic gods, gods of Northern Tradition, chief of which is the god Odin is Asgard. This place is perfect, the world of Perfection. This is a place in God. Considering the man at the time of his physical life, we do not touch upon Asgard. We give the idea of the Asgard, as about some global aspirations, as a purpose for human existence.

At the other end of Tree, on the other end of Axis is Hell. This is opposed to Asgard. This is something that has happened, and that can not arise again. Here is everything that can not be used in subsequent development. This is what happened, but died. This is something that should not occur again. A striking example - it is a physical human body. Man dies, he embodied again, but in another physical body. His former physical body does no more exist. Never. Subject of Hell is not something changeable, which once arose, changed and gone; this will not be reborn again. Subject Hell - this is what happened, and it was in the final form. A certain point of reference. This is certain situation, which is finite. Next will be no progressive change in this situation and jump. Purification of what should not happen again. There will be something entirely new. Man, for example, is embodied in new physical body.

Thus, there was something and that something will be no more. But then why keep it? It shall not be destroyed, because you need to know that can not be used. This is a huge archive of all development. Something triggered in Asgard as the idea of God as a child of the gods, and then it is something born, it develops, there is, dies and goes to Hell, to the archive. Hal is a treasure trove of Experience. For there is a positive experience, which passes into the next cycle of evolution, and there is a negative experience, which remains in Hell. But knowing the negative experience, you can prevent a repetition of subsequent errors. Hell is also not considered in the diagnosis of a person. I only give the idea of it. One shall have this representation, as well as representation on the Asgard to clearly understand the system.

Under Asgard is Alfheym. This is a supreme mentality, a place of soul. Meadows calls Alfheym "the kingdom of the Mind," an emanation of the Soul, reflecting its light. " Alfheym of a person it is the soul. I would call Alfheym human realm of the Supreme Mind. This is not a consciousness which is supposed to embody in the existing reality in the physical body (Vanaheim) an idea, suggested by the heart (Alfheym) through the subconscious (Svartalfheym). This is the soul, as the Supreme Mind, generating the idea, as a kind of milestone in the implementation of the Global Strategy for the challenge of translating human dictated by the Spirit (the cell in God). That's what Alfheym of a person. We now turn to the World, or the Cosmic Tree. Alfheym - World Mind, seat of creativity. Here, ideas are that adapt Creativity of God to the existing reality.

Under Midgard is Svartalfheym. This place is the subconscious, the instincts, desires and aspirations. Meadows calls it "the kingdom of formation, where the future is formed from the mental images of this". This is true. This is some information matrix. The variety of re-emerging systems and all forms is repeated. But repeats are not a one to one. The man at the next incarnation does not occur as something absolutely identical previous incarnation. Similarly,it happens on a macro scale. The system is reborn, but in somewhat different form. In the Creativity of God it is Evolution. This is permanent modification of the system. All the basic information is saved in Svartalfheyme. There also comes information about the creative ideas, a certain correction of the existing forms and laws, and so on. And then it all embodied. Thus, nothing escapes the attention of God. Something appears, develops, and dies, according to the available templates (passive attention) has been created previously, but something appears, develops, and dies according to a certain Idea. With regard to the individual - it is human sub consciousness.

But why this exists there not expressly stated but hidden? For example why can not all the information on one person be placed in his mind? It is impossible, because then it will be necessary to either open man all the secrets of the Universe, or make him biorobots. Neither the first nor the second option is suitable. This is on one side. On the other hand, and in fact, in both of the variants a man can not exercise creativity and development. Why should I solve the problem, if I already know the answer? Why should I look for the road, if it is known and spelled out? On the third hand, and it is very important, there is a variation of development. And here is a place for human creativity. That is why that is intended to Svartalfheym, hidden to man in general, and is manifested in the form of certain milestones, anchors. Similarly it happens on a macro scale.

We see that Svartalfheym is an important part, as the World Tree and the person (the subconscious). And Svartalfheym realizes implementation in the existing reality.

Center of the World (Space, Center of the World Tree) is Midgard. This is the center of equal application of the force. This is a place of harmony. There is time here. Here is Life and Life in all its manifestations. Here is a global task of a man, reflected in Asgard, the management, the double purpose of (correction to implementing the Global Challenges and stimulation of creativity, as reflected in Alfheym) and has all the terrestrial bindings, desires, aspirations, rights, as reflected Svartalfheym and experience of Hel . And all this is here in full cooperation and harmony. The closer somebodys being is to Midgard the more harmonious is his life.

Midgard - is not only a place of interaction of vertical worlds (worlds stem the World Tree). This is point of intersection of horizontal worlds (horizontal plane) and the system of vertical worlds. Moreover, here vertical worlds influence horizontal worlds. We shall not forget the impact of the human soul on the physical body (Vanaheim) and Consciousness (Yotunheym) embodiment of this man. But it is Midgard - a point of equilibrium, the point of a harmonious combination of all forces and the harmonious effect of all worlds. It is here that it is very important time. For the time characterizes the inevitable report. Very interesting position belongs to C.Meadows. He writes: "Here we can find presence the forces we call Evil and Good in equal positions ...."

Now consider the horizontal plane. There are two axes. Axis Muspelheim - Nifelheym. Muspelheim and Nifelheym. Two opposites. Two poles. Fire & Ice. Midgard in the middle of this axis. The harmonious combination. Muspelheim is a world of Fire, energy, movement, action. In the case of a man - is his energy (etheric) body. This is his energy.

Nifelheym is a world of ice, the inertia, of rest, of the illusion. As already mentioned - this is where people will go after death. He will go there as no longer as an earth person, but as an astral. Nifelheym shows the astral body of man. We can see the influence of past lives in the present life of man. This is called karmic effect, or karma. This may be reflected in the astral body of man and greatly influence his present life.

Axis Yotunheym - Vanaheim. Two opposites. Midgard is the middle of the Axis. The harmonious combination. Yotunheym - is Consciousness, ego, intellect, imagination. In the case of a man it is the reason, man's intellect. This is a world of creativity. It’s the abode of giants. For the mind has enormous power.

Vanaheim is the world, the kingdom of Plenty and physical reality. It is mundane, physical strength; it is fertility, reproductive performance. This is Earth. In the case of a man it is his physical body.

So, Midgard. This is a place of human existence in his life; physical incarnation is in the space between Alfheym and Svartalfheym between Muspelheim and Nifelheym between Yotunheym and Vanaheim.

There is movement, and Muspelheim as World of Fire (Fire element), provides this motion. It provides motion, making changes in Midgard, in the form of new beginnings and the initiation of various processes, as well as different (positive or negative) correction. And there is peace, stop (Ice element). This is the influence of Nifelheym. And if Muspelheim - is the provision of energy, then Nifelheym - is energy absorption. And after a physical death a man goes to Nifelheym, and there he is undergoing purification, rises to Alfheym.

There is a concrete physical reality - Vanaheim (concrete and earthiness - the element of Earth) and is Consciousness (Yotunheym), which is free (the element is Air) and is intended to implement creative process, creating ideas for the transformation of physical reality.

Thus, there is a Cross of the Elements, centered in Midgard. It is located in the heart of the Cosmic Tree, in the center of the Cross of the Elements. This point is the interaction of all worlds. This raises a question. Earth, Nature, Life. It would seem that this man's place. But the man's place is not in Vanaheim. Place of man is Midgard. It is in the heart of all worlds. For the Earth (Nature and Life on it) - it is elemental Earth. Man is not limited to this element. Earth is the tangible embodiment of certain Idea, Development. Man himself - is something that is much broader. It incorporates the four elements, and operates with the fifth element, the Element of Water, Elemental Movement.

We reviewed the system of nine worlds. All the nine worlds are connected by bridges. The bridges connect all the nine worlds in one world (Universe). The bridge can be seen as a channel to shift from one world to another world. Implementation of the movement in channels is performed by using Runes. Thus, the Runes are a mechanism of Operating in the World.


Rune Fehu considered from the point of view of the original creative idea, in terms of creative energy. This energy, energy from the initial push, born in the previous cycle, appeared to undergo a cycle and reappear. And all this happens not for the sake of some goal that is being achieved in this cycle, but for the existence of this cycle. This is energy of eternity, a comprehensive energy. This is a pure concept of action. Fehu, initiates a new movement. It begins a new cycle, a new stage. And it allows this phase to be. It creates the conditions for this. This is the Movement. For Rune System - Rune Fehu - this is the gyre of the System and simultaneously access the system. Rune Fehu is a keeper of the Movement. This is something that prevents from stop the movement in the universe. Nothing is eternal. Any process gives rise to a new process within its depths. Any thing, no matter how perfect it seems to be will go into oblivion after giving impetus to the development of something new. In the prosperous result of any process already there is initiating of a new process and the completion of the first process. And it is incorporated from the beginning! Beginning the process, we must understand that over time this process will replace the new process. And so on.


The power and the strength. This is a neutral force. There is nor ideology, nor morals. The meaning of this force is valid within itself. Of course, this is enormous energy. This is absolute power. In which way this power will be used depends on the person operating this power by using the rune. Accordingly the person who appealed to this force is the one responsible for the result. This is the mechanism of the original creative intent implementation. Not only is there no need for any rethinking of the idea, correction, or any additions, on the contrary, it's unacceptable. The plan must be implemented without any distortion. It must be absolute correspondence. This force must be as obedient to the order and to fulfill the order as accurately as possible. This is a mighty force that turns the idea into concrete form and structure. This is the energy of creation, obedient to the original creative idea. It embodies the idea into a specific thing in a particular location. This is force, which knows no measure. And it must be incredibly strong and powerful.

And if it was brought to life, it is not be calmed or "pushed back". The original creative intent is launched. And the power of Uruz already has already poured into the space, trying to fill this space, take a maximum of space for the implementation of the plan. And filling the space, it proves dominating of the intention within the filled space. Because for now it is only the idea what has any importance.


A new stage, a process, a new coil started. It happens in a kind of space. It's a physical space (territory), and in the virtual space (consciousness of society, the various ideological systems), or in any other space. Uruz - poured some energy, force. It filled that it could fill. But we must bear in mind that before this, and at this point in this space, there was a certain order. For the new phase, initiated by rune Fehu this is not the order any more, there is chaos. Clearly, once and for someone it was the order and this order was to remain the order. Naturally, this strange order to some extent (and even to a large extent) was changed by Uruz. But this strange order still exists. Or, if this order is weak and Uruz dared it, then the chaos begins. In any case for a new stage, we have chaos. And it is time to create new order and eliminate chaos. There is another aspect. There is an idea and there is space as the sphere of application of the idea. And it is rather vague in which way the implementation of the idea within this space will go… The reaction of the environment to the idea is unpredictable. Chaos has started and Uruz can not cope with it. The stronger the pressure – the more chaos there will be. Order shall be restored by the “iron hand”. And naturally the conquered space shall be enclosed. The boundaries of the space must be fixed. Next point. Uruz conquered the space but centers of resistance still exist. They shall be eliminated (by bringing chaos into their order.) Without any compromise. No ideology of the past order can remain. It may be the next question: Why we can not first move forward Thurisaz, and then enter Uruz? For a lot of time and energy had been squandered in vain. This is impossible. For the Thurisaz conversion we need power, controlled power and energy. For need power, controlled power and energy conversion Thurisaz. This is, first. Secondly - the space shall be occupied. It shall be occupied with its energy. If you destroy another’s energy, there is a void, but it is unacceptable. In this void will swing some unknown force, and will have to fight them. Moreover, such destruction of a foreign power and foreign forces is the act on another's space, and this is intervention, and genocide. And here we have to restore order in our own space. This is the scope of the rune Thurisaz. We must understand that Thurisaz operates within the creative idea, within framework of established strategy. We now begin to create a system for the initial creative intent.

This is Will and Strength. This is absolute power. The rune does not recognize the conventions and restrictions. This is an absolute effect. There are no compromises, reflection and, most importantly, no further regulation. The impact is cast, and it can not stop, can not be changed, or send in a different direction. The rune is used in situations where there is no reasonable combination, positive cooperation of order and chaos, there are no further prospects. Order does not exist any more. There is a continuous chaos. Or is snowballing process of growing chaos, which clearly leads to the complete victory of chaos over order. So, there is chaos, and instead of chaos we need to create order. That is, what it was before should be destroyed. It should be destroyed, despite everything, without taking anything into account, without observing the adopted laws and regulations. Laws and regulations are formed by chaos, or already subjugated by chaos. These laws and regulations should be destroyed together with the chaos.

It should be noted that in permanent development these process of the development of order into chaos are constantly going (and that is why this rune is so important). First, we have chaos, which then we or someone turns into order. We construct a certain system with its own laws. But in the process of development there comes a moment when further development of the system or improving becomes impossible. The system is already beginning to represent not order, but its opposite - chaos. This system prevents further development. Therefore, the system should be replaced by a new system with new laws. Naturally, the old system is fiercely resistant and to make way for the new system we shall apply rune Thurisaz.

When speaking about clearing the chaos we have to understand that chaos - it is not anarchy. Anarchy - also a certain order, however, very specific. Chaos is the order of (possibly very good order), which became an obstacle to further progress and further development. And the new order shall replace the old one. For this new order must clear the way, to clear the territory. Of course, the new order is ready to do it itself, but this decision will not be optimal. The strength of the new order (force of Uruz) instead of starting to build and create (hard and powerfully) should deal with the old world (and often in not effective way). You just need to destroy and break the old world. That's why we use rune Thurisaz. Rune Thurisaz works as a resonator, destroying the object by entering chaos into it. This is a destructive impact. This is the main use of rune Thurisaz. But we must bear in mind that one must have the right to use this rune. Otherwise the rune will destroy the operator. We must understand that before we destroy the old world must have something that immediately fills the vacant seat. This is because nature abhors vacuum. And this is not just occasionally that in Futhark rune Thurisaz comes after Uruz.

And we always should remember about the rights and powers. This is a very important point. Do If someone who wants to use this rune has powers and authority to do it? Illegitimate use of the rune - is not the destruction of chaos, but conversely, an increase of chaos. And if someone who has employed the rune, did it, not having the right to, he becomes its victim. Someone called a force which would destroy him (literally and figuratively). One must always remember that.

We must also take into account the following aspects. Runa Thurisaz - is an impulse action. Impact of hammer. Runa Thurisaz - it is not resistance, no courage and ability to perform ones duty, no matter what. These qualities are given by rune Tiwaz. We will consider this rune later on. But now we have to mention it. Runa Tiwaz enables existance within any system, and for the sake of system whatever it is. Everything for the sake of Duty, all at the altar of the System. But rune Tiwaz, in turn, is unable to destroy or radically change the system, in which it operates. Runa Tiwaz - this steadfastness and courage, the ability to act exactly in the system, and to the benefit system, whatever it is. Runa Thurisaz - an expression of Will. Manifestation of will. Only unconditional Will is able to, destroying chaos, go against the system, against the law, which became a haven of chaos. And sometimes it can go against itself. Manifestation of the will is characterized by the fact that the use of runes Thurisaz - this is a serious risk. It has been mentioned on the legitimacy of the rune usage. Each application of the rune - is a risk, the risk of exceeding authority. For if the powers are exceeded, and then the rune turns against those who applied it. One needs a certain will to take such a risk, often fatal risk. Rune Tiwaz will let one to survive within this system, while ennobling her, but did not encroach on the sacred. Only rune Thurisaz can give the revolutionary changes that create a new system, the new law. But further, to develop a new system to strengthen the new law one needs bravely and courageously fight, and constantly and courageously work. This is the function of rune Tiwaz

So, rune Thurisaz gives impetus to build a new system operating under the new law. But this system, a system built on the basis of a new order must also be defended against attacks, to protect from chaos. Otherwise the system will simply not viable. Rune Tiwaz is working on the system, but is powerless against the chaos. For chaos hides in the most noble clothing, and dignity - is the foundation of rune Tiwaz. Rune Thurisaz provides unconditional protection. Whatever clothes chaos wears - it will be destroyed, despite all the pleas and cries. This is smashing force without any conditionality and rules. All is seared with a hot iron. Everything is in a powerful fist.

It is necessary to consider another aspect of the rune Thurisaz. Talking about the system of law, it should be noted that the rune Thurisaz – represents the law. This is Themis blindfolded. The law must be executed, regardless of the person and at any cost. You can not satisfy everyone, and to develop a concept acceptable to all, including the chaos. For this is the beginning of chaos. And the chaos must be destroyed. The law is severe, it can not be otherwise. Otherwise there will be chaos. At the same time, the law is fair. But this is particular justice. This is not the justice of rune Tiwaz, which takes into account of all interests, including the interests of the enemy. Here is another justice. It is justice for all, which corresponds to the laws of the system. To all this the law gives absolute protection and patronage. Everything that does not comply with laws of the system (something) lies outside the law and outside equity. If this is something that is not threatening and does not interfere with the System, it has the right to exist. If something hinders the system, it shall be ruthlessly destroyed. We must pay attention to an important moment. An attempt to destroy something which completely does not hinder the system - is the excess of the rights and powers. Moreover, all that remains of the old and is not harmful to the new system, and on the contrary, can bring benefit to the new system should be used in the new system. Thus, rune Thurisaz advocates a kind of keeper of the System. Rune Tiwaz acts as Servant of the System (resistance, masculinity, and most importantly, the daily, constant work and struggle for survival of the System).

By the way, if environmental catastrophe becomes global, and global chaos occurs, the system of the Planet will start the mechanism of the rune and human civilization will be swept away. There will be no exceptions and compromises.


Rune Ansuz directs man's spiritual life, helping to establish contact with the gods and God. In the worldly sense rune Ansuz is a rune of communication, inspiration, learning and teaching. It is a spiritual realm. It is the way to the gods, to God, the way deep into themselves for self-knowledge from the standpoint of the divine. Rune gives blessing and assistance of the gods.


The most important - is the fulfillment of one’s Mission, the Global Challenge, as concrete Destination, its Duty. This is one aspect. The second aspect - is personal development. Global task shall not be always considered as a constant and progressive movement. This Global task simply exists. But to perform it, a man must be ready for this. I.e. he must pass a certain path of development and movement. The third aspect is the activity. Here is a question of purely practical matters. I.e. activity in the worldly sense. Do not bustle of a fuss. We speak about specifically productive and progressive activities. Creativity is implemented in this activity. There will be no activity - will not be Creativity. Here man is likened to God as Creator. This is second aspect of the Global Objectives of a man. One side - is the fulfillment of God's intent and the second side - the personal Creativity, which will enrich the world with new knowledge.

Man is a global concept in the sense that he is a Spirit as a kind of cell in God. Each of the Spirits has their Way, their Global objection, as idea of God. Translated into specific physical body, we have a specific Global challenge of translating (as a kind of intermediate target for the Spirit). The translation should, on the one hand, perform the Global challenge of translating, on the other hand, to enrich the world with creativity. This is the predestination of man. The person who has not fulfilled his creative potential, not given to the world of new development, has not fulfilled its Destiny.

Movement in any direction not coinciding with the Global challenge brings people to the hardships and troubles. Such movement simply has no place in God's idea. Man will be constantly "thrown away" back to a certain milestone, from which his movement took on the wrong path. Likewise, if we do not adhere to the approved strategy for our original creative idea, we get a similar picture.

So, returning to the Runic Circle: Fehu - the original creative idea, the beginning, the initiation phase. Uruz is execution of plan, providing power and energy. Thurisaz is struggle with the former system, clearing the chaos with emergency actions, the construction of new system, the system of this creative idea. Ansuz is checking for truth. Raidho is strategy of development, a path, direction of motion. This is invariable strategy and movement without stopping. No doubt - only ahead!


Inner Light. This light illuminates the shape, makes the object visible and understandable to observer, brings the observer and object together. It is Cognition. We speak about knowledge in the earthly plane, in terms of embodiment. Everything what is known and studied could and should take concrete form, be embodied. Observer - is not just an observer, he is the operator of the process. Kenaz - not only light, as an element of cognition, but also the force that ensures the process of cognition and the ability to translate this knowledge. Fire - is energy. And it should be used. This is idea, which resulted in a material embodiment. Enthusiasm, ability to realize this idea.

We embarked on the path, the path of execution the creative design; we are not stopping the movement under any circumstances. And here we need light, a torch, lighting the road. We need knowledge, and this knowledge can implement the strategy.


This is rune of partnership, rune of equal exchange. True partnership can only be built on an equal exchange. The exchange can take place only when there is a polarization. In one subject, there is something and the other has something different. It makes no sense to share the same product or something very similar. A true partnership is based on mutual benefit. Do not idealize this partnership. If there is no mutually beneficial exchange - there is no partnership. Polarization. This is way out of balance, out of a certain harmony. This is disharmony. We get some money, some property, and somehow to specialize in this property. Thus, we get some value for someone who needs collaboration with these qualities, with these properties. Rune itself - is to ensure the polarization.

For the creative idea is not implemented in a certain vacuum, or in a certain mythical space. No one is going to put this plan into the system of an "aquarium". And we must be able to coexist with other systems, not only able, but also benefit from this coexistence. And most importantly - we need to create a partnership between all parts, the links created by the system. And do not forget the rule - the speed of the squadron is determined by speed of the slowest ship.


This is rune of joy and happiness. This is happiness to be complete. We must plunge into a new world and forget all the sorrows and sadness. All will go away, there will be nothing but the inner essence, which exists within us, but so deeply concealed.... The joy is boundless. Nothing can spoil it. But we must not forget that the joy must be earned. This is joy of a man who performed his duty. Joy must be earned - it is rest after hard work. It is one thing. The second point - is that this joy should not become an obstacle to further development. One shall not be captured by that joy and happiness.

Yes, it happened that our system exists! Everything works. And we need to get a well-deserved joy. Holiday. But we know that this is only a kind of recognition. Further work and Movement is yet to come, and we can not relax and stop. Plowman had plowed field and sowed the seed. A certain process is ended. However, there is no harvest yet. But a farmer was working, did everything right and got a deserved happiness after long labors.


This is rune of destruction. But this is not an absolute demolition. This is selective destruction. It destroys all the obsolete and what already has no right to life. It destroys what has already become an obstacle to further development. There goes purification. Shortcomings are eliminated. Crystal becomes clean. Naturally, this process is difficult to name pleasant, comfortable or happy. We remove the rotten tooth, and often without anesthesia. But this process is necessary. Otherwise we can not move on.

Rune Hagalaz can fix the available errors and sins. Imposing rune Hagalaz, we call the error correction or refinement of sin. It is clear that sooner or later will happen by itself. But, first, it can happen in a very inopportune moment. Secondly, sins and errors can accumulate, and this all can "explode" suddenly and in a moment. It will be very strong and global destruction.

In contrast to the rune Thurisaz (absolute, unconditional act according to our Will), using the rune Hagalaz, we just give some kind of an application for a particular process. If there are mistakes and sins - the process will be made. If there are no sins and errors, nothing harmful and outdated - the process will not be made.


Runa Nauthiz works for the survival instinct, the instinct for self-preservation. Rune gives strength in a critical situation in a critical state. And the rune provides an opportunity not only to survive in these conditions, but also develop in these conditions. This development goes over the obstacles and limitations. This is something that can turn these obstacles and restrictions for the benefit and use them in further development. While the need to act and develop in such conditions. Runa Tiwaz will help to gain stamina and courage, acting in such conditions, but can not convert weaknesses into strengths. Here is the field of rune Nauthiz. Rune teaches discipline, responsibility, the possibility to carry the heavy, monotonous, and often not always pleasant work, to live in the absence of freedom.


This is rune of ice. Runa of death. Freeze. Shackle. Ice is the element that symbolizes not changing solid material. But we must not forget that the ice - it is frozen water. This is dormant typhoon. At any moment, everything can melt and a torrent rush forward. We are talking about the death for this very moment. This is tactical death. It is not death, which will mark rune Eihwaz. We will consider this rune later on. Runa Eihwaz says about the final death. Yes, after this final death comes a new revival, but it will be a new revival in a different form. Rune Isa - is a clinical death. This is one aspect of the rune.

Another aspect of the rune suggests that nothing happens in vain. The ice can impede movement, to prevent the growth (and to cause death) and on the other hand maintain, crystallize spiritual and material. Stop motion. Ice. Shackle. But this does not mean the end of the movement. All is ahead. The ice will melt, and deep river will run massively ahead. In the meantime, there are certain internal processes. These processes allow you to identify and get rid of harmful which difficult to separate while vigorous activity. There is internal work. Rethinking of already lived through and understanding what lies ahead. But not yet. For now it is full stop. Ice. Immobility.


Rune of cyclic rotation. Seasons. Sowing and harvesting (reaping the fruits of one's labour). Loop circulation. Moreover, the cycle takes time. Do not be late. But do not be in a hurry. Everything must happen on time, at the right time. Ralph H. Blum, speaking of this rune, resembles an old parable about a farmer who, wishing to accelerate the growth of his crops got up at night and sipped shoots up. As a result, the crops died.

Another aspect of the rune is associated with a certain result, harvest, the reward for work. Rune teaches that reward should be earned, that the outcome should be obtained as the result of fruitful work, hard work. Rune points to the need for patience, teaches not to expect an immediate reward.

The third aspect of rune points to moderation. The result is needed not only at certain times, but in a certain amount. Redundancy can often act as a brake to further development.


This is rune of transformation. Rune of death. Rune Eihwaz - is changing of the situation itself. And this is radical change. "Plus" can change to the "minus" (death), and vice versa. Blooming kingdom in one moment can be destroyed. The emptiness and desolation. Tornado swept. Eihwaz - is this tornado. And on the dark ashes all of a sudden there are germs of new life. This is a new life, generously endowed with energy of Eihwaz, which makes a terrible place in a fragrant meadow. The death and reappearance.

Consider the difference between this rune and rune Isa. Rune Isa. Rune of ice. Rune of death. Freeze. Shackle. Ice is the element that symbolizes not changing solid material. But we must not forget that the ice is frozen water. This is dormant typhoon. At any moment, everything can melt and a torrent will rush forward. We are talking about the death for this very moment. This is tactical death. It is not death, which the rune Eihwaz marks. Rune Eihwaz speaks about the final death. Yes, after this final death comes a new revival, but it will be a new revival in a different form. Rune Isa is a clinical death. There is no global transformation; there will be no death and rebirth in a new form. All will remain unchanged just as long as everything is frozen. If Isa is a stop in the process, with the possibility of its renewal; according to Rune Eihwaz, the process should end, and revive in new form. Runa Eihwaz is not a stop. For the former no longer exists. The end. Death. And now there will be something new. Because it can not cease to exist. It is the main law. That is why the rune represents Yggdrasil – the World Tree. Continuity of the universe. Light and darkness. Life and death. One replaces the other and this is the continuity of the universe.

Likewise, the rune acts as a rune of protection, rather like the rune of active defense. We are radically changing the threat to something to something useful (an enemy is beating his own weapon). The minus sign is converted to a plus sign. Similarly an obstacle could become something helping further advance.


This is rune of revival, incarnation. Runa Eihwaz creates conditions for this revival. First and foremost, it gives energy to this revival. It takes energy from the old process (from the old system) and forwards it to the building of a new creative idea. A rune Perthro - is a revival, rebirth. This may be the revival in the material sphere. For example, it can be the incarnation of man. Something is being born, a new creative idea is being born. And now all eyes are on it. And the old system NUST work on this new creative idea.


Rune of protection. Rune gives protection of certain System. The use of rune allows the individual to gain the patronage of System, to receive its protection. Now the person who attacks this individual, has to attack the System and violates its laws. This is one aspect.

The second aspect is that, having received the patronage of the System, you must comply with this System. Only in this way. This is not an empty formality. Compliance must be absolute and complete. You will have to say goodbye to everything which does not comply to the System.. Moreover, the System itself is already making the correction.

Here we should consider the distinct from the rune Nauthiz. Runa Algiz is a protection of System. However, we must comply with the System. Will you act within the frames of the System or not - this is not considered. The main demand is to meet the System. Rune Nauthiz does not require compliance with the System. It requires that you act, develop, and work. You shall work for the System, serve the System. Whatever is the System, and whatever strict conditions it creates.


Power (energy) of the Sun. Radiant light. Solar heat. Under the streaming rays of the sun everything blooms, and strives for growth. This is the energy that supports life. This is energy needed for life. This is the first and main aspect of the runes.

Second aspect. Ralph H. Blum calls this self-actualization rune. This is what drives us to success, for fame, to a brilliant position. This is ecstatic ascent. But, of course, this movement is the movement of creativity and creation. This is Movement for the sake of Creation, and movement for the sake of fame - this is the way to the abyss. At the same time without success, creativity is something closed and deprived of further development. There is no Creation. This is a "thing in itself". The rune focuses on this. There should be creativity and should be well-deserved success.

The third aspect. The rune can destroy (burn) the harmful and outdated. It burns something that has no place (certain natural selection), it burns something that should be destroyed. Here it is like rune Hagalaz. The difference is that the rune Hagalaz corrects sins and mistakes, and rune Sowilo eliminates all what that hinders Creative Movement. For in the old system, not everything will be ready to die in time, giving the space a new, and now will try to destroy this new.


And now we talk about rune Tiwaz, mentioned earlier.

Rune of Warrior. Courage. The power within the frames of Law. Rune includes four aspects.

The first aspect. This is rune of Warrior. This is the main aspect. Persistence, courage, willingness to sacrifice for the sake of duty. Ability to follow his path, despite the dangers, difficulties and hardships. This ability to achieve his objectives, the ability to fulfill his Global role, the ability to defend the system, whatever it may be.

The second aspect concerns the choice of method to achieve goals. If the rune Thurisaz - it is unconditional striving to reach goal when nothing is taken into account (clearing chaos under extreme circumstances, when the threat of the system exists, and sometimes the destruction of the system if the system has become a haven of chaos), the rune Tiwaz – means achieving of goal only by lawful, fair and correct methods. It acts within the law and within the system. And the main method here - it is personal courage and fortitude. Of course, there are situations when a courageous warrior, following a certain law, within certain systems does not succeed. He falls in battle (literally and figuratively), but his self-sacrifice does not bring victory. He simply can not succeed, because his system has outlived its usefulness. But he can not betray the system and change the system. Rune Tiwaz operates within a system under certain laws, and this system should be radically changed or destroyed. Here unconditional methods must be used. Here is the field of rune Thurisaz. Nothing is taken into account. "The law - it is me". This is the impulse of action. And so, the action is committed, the result obtained. There is an emerging System, with new laws. And then one has steadfastly and bravely go further, strictly complying with these new laws, developing a new system. And again rune Tiwaz comes to the foreground.

The third aspect - is the quality of fighter. This is ability to use force and the ability to have that power.

The fourth aspect is a battle with oneself. This is a battle with the ego. The rune can prevail over ego. Here we must clearly understand that the ego is very important and vital. But the Duty, the Global Task is more important than ego. Ego has to serve them, not vice versa. The rune can correctly put everything in its place.


This is feminine rune. Rune of Mother. Rune, which allows all living things come into being. Growth. Sometimes imperceptible, but steady and is always positive. Soft, but a comprehensive action. If the rune Perthro is the conception of the object, then the rune Berkano is an opportunity of formation and growth of the object. Perthro is Conception. Berkano is bearing fruit and the growth of the fetus.


We have already seen the impact of runes Tiwaz and Berkano. The courage, the ability to act, durability, ability to go forward. And the softness, the ability to withdraw, to retreat temporarily, flexibility. Pay attention - we are moving in a certain plane. And we can move not only forward but also backward. And now we learn the basics of riding. It's time for a horse! But, as I mentioned earlier, we moved, we ourselves moved. Likewise is now. WE Ride. A horse is an instrument. He is obedient, even the most playful, wild and unbroken horse, is absolutely obedient to the rider. The same thing happens if we do talk not about moving, but about operating in the world. It is not coincidence that this rune is associated with magic. This is ability to act outside the box, out of all the conventional rules and strategies. The rune helps to form the Intention and the use the force of Intention in all including magic actions. We become able to break, to destroy the walls (which are insurmountable to others.)


Mannaz is the rune of self-knowledge and intellect, and ego. Here we are moving away from the general and go inside ourself. We understand the world through ourselves. We project the world into ourselves and perceive it in according to our own inner laws, and in according to our own development. As a result, we find our place in this world and define our own capabilities. We find a place in the world for Creativity in this world.

Why? There is a Global objective, as the idea of God regarding a specific person. And you have to follow this Global challenge. But in addition to the Global objective there is Creativity. It is inseparable from the person. Here man is likened to the Creator, God. Creativity is what we bring into the world, enriching the world with our creation. Fulfilling the Global role, enriching the world with our creativity (combining the creativity of God and our personal creativity)we realize our Predestination.

After one got to know himself, defined his place in the world to realized himself as a creative person, a man can find the Divine Spark within himself. I.e. he can find some talent. Here we will refer to rune Kenaz. Innervate. Voice of the Heart. But then it is necessary to formulate this something, submit it in some form suitable for the world. I.e. realize one’s Talent in the world. This can be done through intelligence. This is the second quality of rune Mannaz. This is exactly intelligence, development of consciousness which allow the Inner Voice to resound in the world, to convey information to the world.

Of course, and not least is the fact that Creativity must be accepted in the world, and find its application in the world. This is Implementation of Creativity. This is the third aspect of the rune. It is characterized by the role of the Ego. We must be able not only to embody the idea, but make it work. And make the world accept this idea. Any, even the most brilliant idea should force it’s own way.

Everything is fine. But you can get carried away. You can soar to dizzying heights, inflating your Ego, and forget the Global mission. Like God (even in minutiae). Ego is very important, but also very dangerous. Here the reverse side of the rune Mannaz. Be careful! When these problems appear rune Tiwaz can help.


This is rune of water, especially running, moving water, and energy flow. Powerful energy flow. This power gives the energy of knowledge marching upward. This is the movement, the basis of which and whose goal is the exchange of energy. This is one aspect.

The second aspect is related to the exchange of information. This is force, which gives knowledge, coming from the bottom up. Intuition, subconscious information.

The third aspect is related to personal development. We have a powerful element, racing non-stop. And we have no less powerful flow of information coming out of the subconscious. And, often, the second thread initiates the first. In this second flow there is everything. Here there is important information, and instincts, phobias, and different habits, characterized by the persistent demands. Who will win? You either swiped away by the wave, or you'll be able to jump on this wave and rush on it to your purpose, overcoming distance and obstacles. Either instincts and habits twist you round or you'll be able to overcome and use them to move forward through the redistribution of energy. Here, you use energy, which has already committed to implement the aspirations of the subconscious (unconscious aspirations switch on the mechanism of energy release) for certain other purposes. If you do not know how to achieve success in the third aspect, the first and second aspect may not be attainable.


If Uruz - is the physical strength and energy, then Ingwaz - a physiological strength and energy. Uruz - it is physics, and Ingwaz - is biology. This is vitality of all living beings. This is what distinguishes living matter from nonliving matter. Living matter, devoid of Ingwaz, ceases to be living matter.


Inheritance, heritage. It addresses two aspects. The first aspect - it is all that has been developed earlier. Former creative idea gave harvest; there was the result, the father of a new creative idea. And you have to use the achievements and accomplishments. With regard to personality – the rune has pronounced kind of family, a distinct social character. This is help of the family, genus. This is use of the experience of the family, clan experience, and their achievements.

The second aspect is the concordance of the interests of "fathers" and "children".


Conclusion. Outcome. Osho teaches - to do, but do not be "maker." There is a movement. Perpetual Motion. But this is movement from one stage to another, from one milestone to another milestone. There is action. And the action involves the result. No result - the action is meaningless. Rune Dagaz - this is rune of the completion. The rune helps to achieve favorable, desired outcome, to carry out objective. This is rune of the Day and Light. A certain stage is ended and the holiday of completion came. All advantages and disadvantages of the work done become visible. But every holiday, every victory must be the beginning of a new phase. Rune Dagaz not only reminds us of this, but retains part of free power, energy for the next phase. This is a breakthrough in the next step, to new heights.

    Runes and Runic World System

Oleg Shaposhnikov

Runes and Runic World System


Runic Circle

Copyright © 2010     Oleg Shaposhnikov        Translated by Maria Zavjalova