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solomon levi
06-19-2012, 07:43 AM
I had an idea about a rune, so I thought I'd start a thread for them.
What immediately follows is a post by Nibiru.
I will follow with another post.
BTW - thanks Nibiru, I enjoyed this post and I'm glad to be reminded of this source of info.

The Dagaz Rune:

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/56/95/23/dagaz310.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=7&u=17569523)

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/56/95/23/dagaz210.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=5&u=17569523)

Dagaz is a rune of bold change, for example, the burst of light at the moment of illumination. It contains within its energies the experience called ‘satori’, a spiritual awakening experience common in all cultures.

Archaeological evidence proves that Dagaz has been used as a symbol of Light for more than four thousand years. It is the rune of hyper-consciousness. Achievement of this state of mind SEEMS to be a relatively rare occurrence in human life at this stage of evolution. When chronicled, it marks the beginnings of the mission of a World Savior on Earth.

Much has been written on the psychology and metaphysics of uniting left and right brain functions. Dagaz holds dominion over this union and is a tool that gives you great potency for present awareness and future growth. It is reminiscent of the lemniscate, the symbol of infinity, and the moebius strip, timelessness and illimitable potential, as well as an overturned hourglass.

The ‘point of poise’ entails balancing polarities so that all mystery is revealed to consciousness. The transformation of paradox into non-dual awareness occurs with Dagaz energies. It is to find the center between two extremes and maintaining a state of mind undisturbed by any mental or emotional storm. At the center, all power is to be found and equilibrium is a desirable attainment. This practice eventually leads to the practitioner no longer requiring a single right or wrong answer to the mysteries and many truths can exist complimentary to one another. No one single belief or viewpoint is sufficient and so all beliefs and viewpoints can be progressively abandoned. In the stillness and silent questioning of the mind that is left behind, all truth resounds.

An interesting thing to keep in mind is that the futhark has no rune for the night or for the moon. These are absences, not things. Darkness is not darkness, it is a quality of the light. The sun is always ‘there’, it is our world that spins around and causes the illusion that it is not. As well, the light of the moon is a reflection of the sun’s light. There is little reason to think that the ancients were not aware of this, even mathematically. “Darkness is not darkness” is a wonderful saying to meditate upon, and will reveal to the seeker that there is no true opposites as we are often convinced of, but only polarities within the supreme mystery of existence.

-Quotes taken from here: http://runesecrets.com/rune-meanings/dagaz

http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/56/95/23/dagaz210.jpg (http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=5&u=17569523)

solomon levi
06-19-2012, 09:06 AM
The thorn rune

I didn't know much about the rune except that it existed, but I am aware of other
"thorn" associations:
The burning bush of the Old Testament is specifically defined as a thorn bush.
Alchemically, there is also the thorn reference in all things sharp, swords, rays, obelisks...

The thorn rune is generally presented as this:

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But it's interesting that the wiki link shows this:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/74/Latin_letter_%C3%9E%C3%BE.svg/220px-Latin_letter_%C3%9E%C3%BE.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Latin_letter_%C3%9E%C3%BE.svg)

And it is also the sound "th" represented in greek by theta:

https://encrypted-tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTOizbjY_byUsJCsP2xvor71fr2oHasg 6cwYSqbEt6PmANXh3Bv

which is our symbol for salt.

You may also recognise the thorn from these images:

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUkjXa8MSsJLUuqhkICL9inmSHQqfmc F3Ck1rtHq5lyldZrMAe

also see the Bactrian "sho, or "san":

The "th" eventually morphed into the old english 'y' (Ye = The).

From Manly P Hall’s The Secret Teachings of The Ages:
The famous Pythagorean Υ signified the power of choice and was used in the Mysteries as emblematic of the Forking of the Ways. The central stem separated into two parts, one branching to the right and the other to the left. The branch to the right was called Divine Wisdom and the one to the left Earthly Wisdom. Youth, personified by the candidate, walking the Path of Life, symbolized by the central stem of the Υ, reaches the point where the Path divides. The neophyte must then choose whether he will take the left-hand path and, following the dictates of his lower nature, enter upon a span of folly and thoughtlessness which will inevitably result in his undoing, or whether he will take the right-hand road and through integrity, industry, and sincerity ultimately regain union with the immortals in the superior spheres. It is probable that Pythagoras obtained his concept of the Υ from the Egyptians, who included in certain of their initiatory rituals a scene in which the candidate was confronted by two female figures. One of them, veiled with the white robes of the temple, urged the neophyte to enter into the halls of learning; the other, bedecked with jewels, symbolizing earthly treasures, and bearing in her hands a tray loaded with grapes (emblematic of false light), sought to lure him into the chambers of dissipation. This symbol is still preserved among the Tarot cards, where it is called The Forking of the Ways. The forked stick has been the symbol of life among many nations, and it was placed in the desert to indicate the presence of water.

The thorn rune is also known as thurisaz in the elder futhark:

This has obvious associations with Thor/Thursday/Zeus/Jupiter.
"Thurs" means "giant".
You can see from the thorn rune that it later morphed into the letter D, which
we also have Zeus/Deus/God.

We also see the relation between Thurs/Zeus/Deus and his Oak tree Drys/Druis.
Suggesting the burning thorn bush is the alchemical oak...

In general, this rune symbolises protection. It is interesting in one of the runic poems
it said Thurs is Saturns thegn:
Old English (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_English) ţeg(e)n "servant, attendant, retainer" is cognate (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognate_(etymology)) with Old High German (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_High_German) degan and Old Norse ţegn ("thane, franklin, freeman, man"). The thegn had a military significance, and its usual Latin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin) translation was miles, meaning soldier, although minister was often used.

So we are back to D. Why? Miles = mars =

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Latin_letter_%C3%90.svg/200px-Latin_letter_%C3%90.svg.png (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Latin_letter_%C3%90.svg)