Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ingwaz Rune

Ingwaz for ng (masculine, expectations)  q.  Freyr.

Only when we know our solitude to be different from our loneliness
can we be whole enough to honor another’s place.


The Inguz rune represents Nerthiz, the God Ing (or Freyr), who is the embodiment of fertility. It is this fertility that we call upon to create .

Agriculture represents one of the first attempts by mankind to control the environment, the sustainability of crops and the animals used to maintain them. Throughout ancient times, a primary concern for mankind was the production and harvesting of successful crops for the survival, health and well being of its people.

In ancient times, the land was revered as a source of survival as well as one of wondrous beauty.  The shape of the Inguz rune shows balance, representing the harmonious relationship between ourselves and the four elements or four directions. Inguz reminds us of the ancient connection between the Gods and the land.

In today’s Western society, many (if not most) have lost their connection and contact with the land and the process of growing things. The spiritual consequences of this have been disastrous as most people now find it difficult to connect with their own survival instincts and natural intuitions. It has become evident also, in the disrespect given to the Earth, the environment and natural resources.

Inguz is concerned with male fertility, gestation and internal growth. It is all about common sense and simple strengths, the home and love of the family, caring and human warmth.

Inguz presages a period of rest and relaxation when anxieties disappear and loose strings are tied. It implies that you are free to move in new directions.

Inguz signals the integration of the four selves: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It is the drive toward completion and totality and acts as the catalyst for movement toward wholeness.


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