Mandragore Yannig Germain
Picture Credit: ‘Les Carnets Secrets de Merlin” by Yannig Germain

The belief in another reality involving non-human beings doesn’t stem from superstition or old wives tales (though myths and mythologies evolve over time) but from genuine shamanic experience.
The solution to the current environmental crisis can’t be only rooted in the physical: a spiritual reconnection needs to occur as well.


The Irish language  derives from a world in which the unseen is as real as the seen. Photograph: Istock

Photograph: Istock

“…there are some truths about the language that need to be acknowledged, though the grammarians and language academics might not agree. 1 Irish derives from a world in which the unseen is as real as the seen; 2 it acknowledges the existence of other dimensions; 3 it is based on an understanding that nature and the land are vibrant, sentient beings; 4 at its most potent can be a language of incantation, meaning that it has (or might have) the potential to summon up wishes, behaviours, people and things…”

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Please keep in mind that the following is a general trend that may or may not apply to you personally

The Rune of the Week

This week’s Rune is ANSUZ which has to do with communication, inspiration, creativity, connection with the higher realms, seeking knowledge & wisdom, as well as teaching.

Ansuz H Blum

However, as I have already mentioned, we are currently in the Runic month of URUZ so this connection with the subtle realms of knowledge is focused on the self (projects included), self-knowledge and self-care as URUZ supports energy, stamina, and (self) healing.

In short, as you turn inwards, tune in & trust the information that is shared with you, ANSUZ will provide the knowledge and know-how as to how to heal your self and strengthen your physical body (if not the other ones as well). Direct insight and revelations are of utmost importance.

In terms of healing, I do connect ANSUZ with the throat (4th chakra) and the upper respiratory tract. Issues in this part of the body can stem from lack of communication to suppressed or unaddressed emotions (sadness & grief in TCM), it can also be the accumulation of toxins (often in the digestive system) that are trying to find their way out of the body, etc…There’s a whole range of respiratory issues so I will not address them individually here. In any case, a little TLC won’t hurt as detoxing & strengthening your body in the Summer will prepare it for the cold months ahead.

For those of you who don’t already follow me on Facebook and/or Instagram, I have a Runic Healing Podcast in preparation (which has to do with the Runic Healing Curriculum I’m working on) that I plan to upload later this week, in which I shall talk about URUZ a little bit more in-depth.

A few extra recommendations: 

  • For inspiration and focus: galdr with Ansuz & Uruz
  • For physical issues: stadhagaldr (Runic postures also known as Runic Yoga)
  • For emotional & spiritual issues: hoendstadha (hand gestures also known as Runic Mudras

Meanwhile, be well 😉

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Rune secrets

“…By singing the runes you can connect to the primordial forces of the cosmos, you can vibrate in resonance with everything else and with the primordial power of the cosmos. In that way you can say that the runes are sound. And because sound is created by the primordial wind, the holy wind, ond, the runes are also wind, spirit.

By singing the runes you attune yourself to the cosmic web, to Urd‘s web, thereby receiving the knowledge and power of the Dreamtime by going into the creative process emanating from Ginnungagap. This is a way to transform yourself and the world through connecting to the intelligence field of Mother Earth, which contains the memories of those “distant times”. By singing the runes you overcome the gap between yourself and the sacred, tuning into the sacred, in fact, becoming sacred, whole, healed…”

From ‘Rune Magic & Shamanism’ by Jorgen I Eriksson

NB: I have experienced the healing and the ‘becoming whole’, this is why I am so passionate about sharing what I know on this topic with others…

Tree Reflection

Healing the self is wonderful. Healing others is even better.
But healing the land is a necessity. The 4 elements (air, water, earth & fire) work synergetically, and we depend on all of them. Yet healing the land goes beyond a physical approach, it needs to be addressed spiritually as well (because we are not the only ones involved here). I will attempt to address this in my Runic Healing as well…


Today we’re entering the Runic month of Uruz. If you are thinking about starting a new project, business or adventure now is a good time to do so. Uruz will provide the energy and stamina needed to feed your momentum.
If you’re feeling tired or drained, Uruz will definitely recharge your batteries (postures / stadhagaldr (recommended). Now is also an auspicious time to focus on (self) healing and (re) building physical strength (immune system included).