What is the secret to runic magic?
There several answers which could be viewed as true for this question. The word rune means secret. Consider this answer.
Whatever the intent of the magic, manifestation or healing, whatever form of magic, shamanic, Wicca, runes, chi gong, prayer etc., there is a secret element. It is so secret that in my experience none of the metaphysical workers know or acknowledge it. I have not even seen it put forth as significant in manifestation. There is rather an obsession with getting what you want.
When one moves past superficial use of the runes, this principle is not only viewed as important, but it is viewed essential to the use of real power. (Sure somethings can be done with out it, but results are tepid and inconsistent.)
In runes this is found in the g-rune or gebo, which is written as a large X.
Gebo is the rune of giving or gift. This principle is true in all of life’s pursuits. Whenever there is a giving in gebo there is a receiving. Whenever there is a receiving there is a giving.
If you are to be consistently effective in manifesting your intent, you need to be able to consistently see the giving as well as the receiving.
There was a lady who prayed for seven years for the receiving of a winning lotto ticket. Finally she said I guess God does not answer prayers. Then she heard a voice from heaven, “First you must buy a ticket.”
Always look for what you must give to receive. Maybe this is why Jesus said it is more blessed to give than to receive.
Sometimes it is extremely hard to find, but look first for a giving and view the intended receiving from the view point of that giving. Stop trying to receive, and start focusing on the giving.
Let us say you want to manifest peace in a relationship. Maybe you should be giving peace in the relationship, peace in the midst of chaos. The Bible says several times cast your bread upon the water and it will return unto you.
State what needs to be stated calmly, and then do not argue about it. Just shut up peacefully.
Look at the other person calmly in the eyes as they attempt to escalate into an angry argument. Try to project (give) the blessing of peace and love; give a pleasant peaceful smile; or just give a calm (unresponsive) listening ear. Be at peace with what you give and say thank you for the harvest of peace that you know will follow.
I had a man come into my office. He was very upset with energies going in every direction at once; he even talked of suicide. My first thought was to say calm down. That is what I intended to happen, to receive, what I wanted to manifest.
If I had done some simple or complex ritual to force his calmness. I dare say it would not have been as quick, and it could not have been more effective. I simply gave him something that put me in the position of receiving my intended manifestation.
I did not try to manifest the intended outcome (calmness). Instead I gave him an autogenics exercise expecting that in the context of that giving to him he would give to me that which I intended to receive, manifest (his calmness).
I had not acted to manifest my intention for the man to be calm. I shifted to thinking about what I was giving, the autogenics exercise.
In thirty minutes he left my office very calm.
Think in terms of gebo; Think in terms of giving and not in terms of receiving, and you will more than likely manifest the desired receiving, the gift, the gebo.
See now the page on rune magic for more info. See also the page on hypnosis and autogenics.