Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Dagaz rune

I tried unsuccessfully to copy an image of Dagaz rune but obviously still don't know how to use Blogger properly.

Dagaz is the 24th rune in the Elder Futhark and in the Anglo Saxon poem:

"Day is the Drighten's (God's) herald, dear to men
Great Metod's light, a joy and a hope
To rich and poor - for all to use."

Because of its shape which looks like 2 triangles with the top points touching, it looks like the shape of a double axe, and so celebrates the double axe which was a sacred weapon both for the megalithic cultures and the Indonesia-Europeans. This is also the shaped of Mjollnir, Thor's hammer.

Dagaz symbolises consciousness, awakening, conceptual, realisation, enlightenment, non-duality, synthesis, transmutation, awareness, paradigm shift, faith, reason, safety and justice, shedding all confusion in favour of clarity.

The meaning of the rune is "day". It is like the light of day. It is the sunrise of consciousness, that hazy moment when out of the night emerges the light of day. A new reality dawns on us and we are refreshed, infused with rested energy and excitement for the day ahead. It indicates that good things are coming, though possibly slow and measured.

It is the rune of spiritual awakening and brings inspiration of hope. It signifies a powerful and important deep shift in perspective if we can realise it within ourselves.
Using the magic of Dagaz we can transmute ourselves powerfully into increasingly awakened beings, shedding all confusion in favour of clarity.

Osborn and Langland (1964, "Rune Games") see Dagaz as the light of strength and comfort that comes from the creator, the sun. Thorsson states that Dagaz is the rune of daylight, especially at dawn or twilight, and of awakening. It is the mystical moment of paradox and liminality. Diana Paxson says Dagaz is the midwinter rebirth of the sun.

This can be backed up by the fact that Dagaz symbols were found carved by some later Viking visitor at the entrance to the ancient monument of Newgrange in Ireland by a later Viking visitor, where the light of midwinter's dawning strikes down the
Assays to the centre of the mound.

Freya Aswynn writes that she finds it particularly useful in transmuting consciousness by linking the activity of left and right brain by drawing Dagaz from one eye to the other so that the line crosses over the 3rd eye in the centre of the forehead.

Drawing the rune across yourself nine times for nine days and nine nights (9 is very sacred to the Norse people's and modern day heathens) will initiate powerful changes within yourself and circumstances around you, that will slowly unfold over the coming months. Let me know how it works for you.

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