two weeks by myself
Before the Germanic peoples of ancient Western Europe possessed a true alphabet, they used pictorial symbols to carve into stones their ideas and thoughts. Pre-runic symbols, or hällristningar, have been found in various Bronze Age rock carvings, primarily in Sweden. Some of these symbols are readily identifiable in the later alphabets, while others represent ideas and concepts that were incorporated into the names of the runes (sun, horse, etc.) The earliest known examples of these pictorial writings date from about 1300 BCE and may have been linked to Sun and Fertility cults. Among the signs were parts of the human body, weapons, animals and variations on the circle, square, and swastika (or fylfot), a stylized spinning sun.
While the modern world may have lost the exact meanings of all these petroglyphs, it is almost certain that they had their roots in primitive symbolic Magick, and contributed, in no small part, to the Magickal nature of the later Futharks.
These pictoglyphs later evolved into the more abstract glyphs composed of lines resembling no particular objects. That there was great power endowed to those who were adept at the use of these glyphs is indicated by the name given to the glyphs themselves. These glyphs were called Runes, from the Gothic Runa, meaning “a secret thing, a mystery.” The Runic letter or Runastafr was used to foretell the future by Runemal, or the casting of the Runes. The Runes were inscribed into tools, weapons, rocks, altars, and other personal items. Runes were also used by the clergy as an alternate to the Latin alphabet. There are almost as many theories on the actual evolution and development of the Runes as there are writers on the subject.
The Ancient Vikings believed that the Runes were the gift of Ódhinn, who discovered them after hanging nine days on Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, as a voluntary sacrifice. Some legends say that Ódhinn received the Runes in a vision, others that he was given the Runes by his uncle, the Giant, Mimir, or by Freyya, his wife. (This latter may stem from the fact that the Vikings believed that magic was essentially a feminine gift, and that its use made men effeminate.)
Let me just casually mention here that I used to be really into the whole Norse thing before.I joined.the Golden Dawn. I was in a very deep pain in January two years ago, and burned Runes into an old rib bone I found using Galdr. I asked Odin to help me. I wholly intended for the spell to have a different effect but it certainly changed my course. Prior to that, I had never gotten that kind of result with any other type of magic. Runic magic, especially Galdr, isn’t anything to sneeze at. I still feel close to Asatru (despite McNallen’s feel good for whitey shit), as well as Hellenismos, but neither community is comfortable with ceremonial magicians to say the least.
there is no such thing as “ancient vikings”, the viking age lasted from about 800 to 1066, there were no “vikings” before this.
do you want to know what the runes actually mean, without all this magick mumbo jumbo? here are some from maeshowe in orknøy.
"oh look at me buy this $60 organic vegan TOMATO that was farmed by a starving and underpaid workforce with the pocket money that my CEO dad earned”
Oh wow. Look at this 2 dollar hamburger that was processed by underpaid and exploited slaughterhouse and packing plant…
grow your own tomatoes like normal people, you pathetic whiny rich urban trendwhores
ethiopian orthodox religious music. amazing.
got accepted into the Oslo National Academy of the Arts.
things are looking up. :)
radiobrainery said: I just love the warm bass synth! Is it a sample?
it’s just a synth thing i made the polysix vst, dubbed to mono tape, back to ableton, back to tape again, back to ableton again for some tape saturation :)
some tumblr exclusive top secret work in progress new ghoul skool song. it’s a work in progress and mixed for a really bad tape recorder so it’s not fit for human ears.. yet.