YOGA LESSON I
to a most fascinating discipline that enables you to harnesses energies
from the realms of creation by means of utilizing SHAPES. The shapes
which you are going to use are based on the ancient Runes. They serve
as triggers which give you access to energies of creation.
and practitioners of Rune Yoga have the goal of achieving a balance
of the physical, emotional, and mental bodies, which is at the basis
of perfect health; they use Rune Yoga as a gateway to their chakras
and to deep mystical experiences; and they learn
the power to project Light energy. Students of Rune Yoga are encouraged
to practice in groups. Unlike in conventional Yoga systems, where students
practice individually, Rune Yoga knows of practices that are based on
group-interaction. In such interaction, each individual is assigned
a specific function within the group-position as a whole. Consequently,
the group-position will always be of a qualitatively (and most times
also quantitatively) higher order than the mere sum total of the energies
which each individual would draw. This important characteristic makes
Rune Yoga an excellent tool to build groups for joint practice of Runic
the benefits of Rune Yoga, the student utilizes many different types
of shapes. Rune Yoga constitutes a unique combination of body- and hand
positions (shapes of the body), controlled breathing techniques (rhythmic
shapes), Rune Mantras (shapes of sound), focus on specific symbols or
groups of symbols (Runic shapes, geometrical or graphic outlines which
may be visualized), a meditative awareness of realms within (a link
between shapes and worlds of experience), runic sound pitches (again
shapes of sound) and ceremonial settings. Ceremonial settings constitute
a link between shapes and objective energies of the realms of creation
as well as to defined Higher Order Energy Complexes (HOEC's).
course, you will advance in Rune Yoga by means of practicical experience.
Ideally you should practice with a group. If you cannot practice with
a group, it will be beneficial for you to imagine that you practice
within a group. In this case ayou can take various positions within
this group. This is not unlike playing with "invisible playmates",
or thought forms. Such practice will make it easier for you to practice
with a real group whenever you have such an opportunity. It will also
enhance tremendously some of the effects of Rune Yoga over what you
would achieve when simply practicing with the consciousness of being
an individual. With practice, you will increasingly penetrate the intricacies
of the discipline of Rune Yoga, much of which is in creative realms
beyond purely logical thinking. Therefore, I will give only as much
theoretical knowledge as is absolutely necessary.
find the meanings of runes in the Basic Rune Course.
to the meanings of Runes that you find in the Basic Rune Course, there
are additional meanings, or functions, of Runes. These are meanings
that are of key importance for your practice of Rune Yoga. It will be
good for you to memorize these meanings well:
an ENERGIZING Rune. It is used to DRAW LIFE ENERGIES, and also to PROJECT
them. It relates to 'fire". Often perceived as warm to hot, and red
or orange. Sometimes also "blue fire".
CALMING and HEALING. It gives STRENGTH, and it is used to accumulate
life energies. Often perceived warm, steady, green, growing.
is EMITTING, SENDING, SPIRALLING.
a function of ACCEPTING and receiving, focus of ODIC (or Orgone) ENERGIES.
ROTATING and DANCING. Ceremonial rhythms and structures.
STRENGTH and POWER. Release of sexual energies. Projection of power.
STRENGTH and POWER. Release of sexual energies. Project ion of power.
is BALANCING in all directions, crystallizing. "Taking care of the universe".
KARRMIC STRUCTURING. The lever to shift karma.
function of the spine, i.e., the system of CHAKRAS as a whole. Emotional
calmness achieved as a result of calming down thoughts. ANTENNA TO DRAW
mental energy, RELEASING of the past and refraining, energy of the Sun.
SUDDEN EFFORT, or sudden impact. Lightning-like strike, Victory, Impact.
ACTION OF THE HIGHER SELF. Odin gets rid of illusions amid attachments.
sleep, withdrawal, deepest meditations, TOTAL CALMNESS, empty chaos
from which life sprouts eternally.
law of LIFE FUNCTIONING. Nature.
PHYSICAL STRENGTH energized by spirit, drawing from above, levitation
DRAWING FROM THE ROOTS. Awareness of roots-eternal. (MAN and YR together
form the world crystal of HAGAL)
balance of life streams. Balance of sexual energies. MALE - FEMALE BALANCE
(EH and NOD together form the world crystal of HAGAL)
is the dance of life forces, dance of lives around the universal structure
of HAGAL.. MOVEMENT, COMPLETION.
you have already an altar for Runic practice, set up your Crystal Runes,
or Rune Staves. Light one candle. If you are at the beginning of Runic
practice, keep the ceremonial setting (see the third lesson for more
details) as simple as possible, yet already present. Simply light a
candle as a focal point, and be aware that the candle represents Light.
Symbolically it links you with the realms of creation.
group practices a short meditation, approximately 3 to 5 minutes. Students
of Rune Magic may establish their inner Rune Realm, and join all individual
realms to one.
a ceremonial attitude:
power of the Runes
Lead us to a greater understanding
Of the universe and ourselves.
May the power of the Runes
Further our path to Oneness
With the Universe.
standing in a circle, body position of MAN
MAN 3 times.
down, meditate a for a few minutes. Then share experiences, or, if you
practice by yourself, write in a diary.
just practiced Rune Yoga: A body position and the chanting of a mantra
in a ceremonial setting. Perhaps also the focus on the graphic shape
of MAN. Some first-time students may have felt a very strong energy
flow. MAN is a good introduction in Runic practice. ,This is so, because
it tunes into spiritual realms. Next, let's draw energies to energize
ourselves: as individuals and as a group.
everybody stand up, in a circle. All take the body position Of FA. The
hands are pointing toward the center of the circle.
First, chant FA three times, then breathe slowly while you are still
aware of the chanting:
inhale four seconds,
hold your breath two seconds,
exhale four seconds,
again hold for two seconds.
inhale, feel the energies of FA flow through your palms into your body.
Practice for one to three minutes, then sit down and meditate. Share
experiences. In this practice we added another element to our practice.
We practiced with the same Rune, but we added a breathing rhythm, combined
with a focus on the body, which is to be energized by FA.
of FA practice with MAN the same way as above. Again, meditate and share
in a circle, and we form the body position of FA. We chant FA three
times, then we change into the breathing rhythm. This time, as we inhale,
we draw FA into the body through an imaginary gate in the area of the
solar plexus.. As we exhale, we draw the energies of FA from the Solar
plexus and project it into the area of the third eye. In addition, during
inhalation and exhalation, we mentally chant FA.
this process will continue as long as we stay in the position of FA.
Then sit down and meditate. In this practice we added the focus on specific
areas of the body. In addition, we started "training" our subconscious
to continue a process of focusing (or magical action) even when we are
no longer consciously attached to this process. This way we can ensure
MAN the same way.
instead of standing in a circle, participants form the Rune FA. It may
help to outline FA on the floor (with a string). Four or more participants
are needed for this exercise. If there are less people, then we have
to imagine others. Then, we proceed as in 7. Meditate and share. Then
swap positions in the Rune and compare experiences. Next, practice MAN
the same way.
end the practice, we ground the energies. Grounding after practice is
essential, because it sends back any surplus energies. To ground, we
stand in position of IS and we visualize all energies drain through
our bodies into the ground, in a similar way as water goes down the
drain. With this visualization in mind, we chant IS three times. It
will be good to practice the above exercises two to four times before
you begin with the second lesson and send your progress report to receive
your third lesson. You may practice other body positions.
power of the Runes
Bring you in contact with the realms of spirit
and energize body, mind, and aura.