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Using Names for that Beyond? 2
It is a mistake to look to the archangel and not look beyond the archangel. But sadly most only look to the archangel.
I will illustrate this with the modern magic of the runsters.
The ancient runes predate the Christian age and the ancient practice can act a schoolmaster to help us clarify truths as mentioned earlier. The modern runsters have missed this point almost universally. Their faith is primarily in the runes and not what the runes are pointing them to. [There are some master runster who understand this.]
I will now use an example of this in healing. As the vitki, runes practitioner, would learn a rune, he would get in touch with vibration or feeling that the rune pointed him to. When he could contact that feeling or power, he would not necessarily need the rune. He would go straight to the feeling and apply it to the situation. The rune always existed in his practice, but it was just a door to that which was behind, the vibration of its meaning.
[This parallels in the practical use of archangels. The rune becomes an archetypal symbol of that which is beyond. You can use the concept of the archangel in the same way. Calling on the archangel and calling on the rune is doing the same thing using different cultural symbols and jargon. This is a practical usage methodology.]
In the runes one of healing runes is the uruz.
It is the ancient symbol of the now extinct aurochs of the northern wood of Europe. They were a giant wild cattle. The shape of the rune was a depiction of the horns of these beasts. Caesar, when he saw these behemoths in his European campaign, wrote in his diary that they were only slightly smaller than elephants. They were the kings of the forest.
As a result, they became symbols of vital energy and healing energy. So the vitki would meditate on the great symbol until his connected with the vibration of vital/healing energy. He would then use that feeling in his healing work. [There is more detail but in general this is the why they used this. The Chinese healers have a saying, “When the feeling of health returns, health returns.]
When I was studying the folklore of the runes, I meditated on this rune and its symbology. In deep meditation I entered the ancient wood and in the darkness of night had this giant bull come to me. It was emince and energetically over powering. That was a connection with the energy that the uruz pointed me too.
The closest thing that I can compare this to was in the real world when I was in the Canadian out back and heard a bear roar.
You can not believe the power that you can feel. On that calm day it was like all the leaves in the trees were shaking from the vibration of that sound.
Now when I do a healing sometimes I call on this vibration. I can imagine the rune and vibration. And then I send the vibration to the needed place. Or I can just remember the vibration and bypass the rune. It is about that which is beyond the rune and not the runic character.
Modern runster get all caught up in the character and think the power is in the character or some bindrune. It is not; it is about that which the character or bindrune points you to. But many moderns put their faith in the symbol and do not really pass through the door to access the power.
Moving this into the archangels, the archangel for healing arts is Raphael.
To be continued