The Man rune or Algiz and the traditional link with the Grail mysteries.
In its origine a rune is a puzzle and a mystery above all else. It is just later that the term is utilized to assign a letter or writing symbol. In antiquated times the term was undoubtedly used to assign an assortment of signs and symbols, of which only a certain codified group became the runestaves employed in writing natural language. In the later obscure German custom of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, supernatural hypotheses about how and when the runes started and what their uses were in ancient times differ with the speculations of scholastic researchers.
The obscure runologists of mid twentieth century Germany for the most part held thoughts that kept them always inconsistent with the accessible investigative information created by exoteric, or academic, runologists. There is in reality a special spot, and a key, which opens the entryway between these two universes, and these two views, about the runes. But it can only be found through actual initiation into the mysteries themselves.
The scholarly runologists state that the runes and the idea of composing itself was acquired in a one of a kind and unique structure by the ancient Germanic people at some point somewhere around 200 and 100 B.C.E. And yet, it’s a fact that Runes appear in cave paintings in the stone age and on objects from the Neolithic graves in Germany. The first runic framework is viewed as the Older Futhark of 24 runestaves, extended by the Anglo-Frisians to upwards of 33 runestaves, and lessened by the Viking Age Scandinavians to 16.
Originally these signs had their own unique order and had traditional names associated with various aspects of the spiritual lore of the Germanic folk. More on that in another post. Eventually the runic tradition was obscured as the system of the Roman alphabet grew in importance during the Middle Ages, and finally it was lost altogether.
Despite the fact that there are an assortment of conventions in German mysterious circles in regards to the starting points of the runes, most concede to two things: that the runes are basically enormous encodings in the very being of the Germanic society, and that they were initially figured inside an immensely old maybe antediluvian – human progress.
This primeval culture is for the most part connected with Atlantis (Atland), Thule, Mother-Land, or Hyperborea, and in all cases put in the North. The chief mission of the runes, in the view of many of the German rune wizards, is to help reawaken this ability and this vital essence lost in times past. The runes are at the same time the mysteries and the key to solve the mysteries. They have existed eternally within the folk-soul of the Teutons, Goths and other Norse people – and await only their full awakening…
Long before the runic reviving of the early part of the twentieth century, there was an earlier flowering of an esoteric runic tradition. This was essentially the work of the much neglected Swedish scholar and mystic Johannes Bureus. (1568-1652) – He was the son of a Lutheran parish priest.
Bureus collected many runic texts from Swedish runestones and begun to interpret them in a well-informed manner. He also had a mystical side. Bureus was a Paracelsist, well-versed in the lore of the Cabala and magical techniques of Agrippa von Nettesheim. This was also the age of – Great-Gothicism- the esoteric doctrine that the Goths (wrongly assumed to be the same as the Swedes) were from a once superior race. Bureus has become the “high priest” of this movement from his chair at the University of Uppsala. To Bureus the runes were the primeval script containing great mysteries that could be read from an initiated perspective. This he did through a system called “adalrunes,” which was in part a variation of the Cabalistic method known as temura.
The Man Rune
The magical theme of the Graal, or Grail, is very strong in the German rune-magical traditions of the early part of the twentieth century. Those traditions took their magical lore concerning the Graal from Wagner’s modern mythos, from Wolfram von Eschenbach’s epic Parzival, as well as from the magical lore surrounding the Graal developed by Jörg Lanz von Liebenfels and other occultists. For them the MAN-rune is a powerful tool for interacting with the upper zones, or with the divine realms. In one of their Man rune exercises they stated that the runer will be expanded into a new mystic experience in which the runer is flooded with waves from the upper zones and gains direct communication with the Graal/Grail itself.
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The wearing of this Man Rune is said to guard against all manner of attacks and dangers, both physical and psychic.