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Inner voice = the prime mover. Also inner voice = prima materia = first matter. It’s a part of the bigger order and doesn’t focus on human whim. I do what the voices tell me.

Use of Thurisaz in Thurisaz

Thiuraz Rune

As far as rune crafting goes, you incorporate this rune into anything and anywhere you feel it’s especially important to be mindful. In this aspect the rune is protective. Thor’s hammer is also akin to Damocles’ sword. It strokes both ways. If you would use this rune, you will discover that vigilance has both its rewards and its costs. Seeing everything constantly with your mind on its end, or the conditions in which it is not really true, can lead to loss of your souls integrity, the encounter with the wolf Fenrir, to the Greeks Cerberus and to the Egyptians Anubis. You run the risk of becoming callous, mercenary and opportunistic. The consequences be damned as they say.

Scary canines. In Harry Potter, they had the black mastiff. Yes, which has its origins in older lore, actual legend. Single minded vigilance and living entirely by the hammer leads to an early death.

The work of runemal or runecraft requires that every application be tempered by viewing it with the eye of Odin, the removed eye, the inner eye. Every rune is a gift, but the gift that consumes everything owns you instead of being owned by you. Non-attachment has a flip side that people overlook. Non-attachment also requires non-disinterest. To adopt an attitude of disinterest toward everything is its own form of attachment.

So to bring the rune here to practice, the practical… If you intend dedicated use of this rune, you are embracing the role of the rolling stone which is another symbol associated with thunder in legend. I don’t mean you will pull up your roots and abandon all that you strive for, but living with this rune as your rune magick focus is living in a way that treats life as a journey and not a destination, success as a process and not as a goal.

That is a good thing as I see it. Indeed. If you want to really feel like things are building up for you, this is not your rune. Thor’s hammer has an element of renunciation to it. You take it up when you reach a point in your life where you want to live more simply like Thoreau on Walden’s pond.

Strangely, it’s the hammer of the smith as well, very creative despite a disregard for claiming the fruits of your labour. Those with a passion for work like the Habitat for Humanity project would be well served by this rune.

What sort of objects would you want to inscribe this rune on to gain its benefits? Oh, anything would work, but it would work especially well with power tools say. It might be a good thing for a doctor to have marked in his locker as he gets ready for work in the hospital. You can mark your rune on some personal token to carry with you as a reminder. They aren’t that hard to find worked into jewellery if you look in the right places. You can meditate on them as a focus.

Your desktop. Yes, it can be emblazoned on your desktop. It’s the understanding and being reminded of what it calls to your awareness that gives you the insight and power you seek.

Constant vigilance would be good for security devices, like cameras. Yes. It would work on security devices, locks. You can even use it as the basis of a code or password system, words that incorporate the “th” sound, all of this is valid runecraft.

Rolling stone aspect might be good for hiking boots or camping equipment. It is good for hikers also, keeping them mindful of their safety and reasonable limitations.

Unless we promote consciousness actively in living out our lives we will succumb to entropy. Yes, without Thor’s hammer the ice settles back in.

Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.

Travis Saunders
Dragon Intuitive

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