We can thank the Age of Aquarius for bringing us the Laws of Quantum Physics. It is the use of these Laws that allow the individual Asatruer to work at home, alone, as a solitary practitioner.
There is no more need to go into the woods with a group of "wanna-be" Vikings. We are in the 21st Century. We are no longer Vikings, just as the Italian man is no longer a Roman soldier, or the Cheyenne a Dog soldier.
We live in different times. But we can still cherish the Gods/Goddesses of our ancestors and bring them into our daily life.
And we can do this with one of the Laws of Quantum Physics, the Law of Mental Radionics.
Quantum Physics tells us that there exists an infinite Ocean of thinking, intelligent energy called the Quantum Ocean (Mind of God). Everything that ever was, is or will be exists there. There is no time there. There is no past, present, nor future. There is only the NOW.
The Gods/Goddesses of our Norse/Germanic ancestors live there. The runes exist there.
We must learn how to bring them out and into our lives. As 21st Century Runic Shamans, we need to connect with them in our minds.
The Laws of Mental Radionics, tell us that whatever you think about, you touch.
An old proverb says " ....Think of the Gods, and the Gods will think of YOU."
But before we can become functional, practicing runic shamans, we must collect our tools. Mentally we will be doing all our Runic Shamnic work on the mental plane.
If you have been following my previous articles, then you know you must get the energies of the Runes inside you. You cannot project energy outward, which is primarily what a Rune Shaman does, if you have no energy in you.
You will also need to get good mental images of the Norse/Germanic Gods/Goddesses you wish to work with, in your mind. We already spoke about Odin and Thor. Today let us speak about Tyr.
You can go out on the Net and gather all the information about Tyr you want. The more the merrier. Also get a good print of him for your meditations.
Here are some of the attributes of Tyr that I use.
He is the God of Courage, Battle and Justice. He is the God who has only one hand. He lost his right hand when he placed it in the mouth of the Fenris Wolf.
Odin and the other Gods wanted to bind the Fenris Wolf because he was getting too big and too dangerous. They wanted to place a magical rope around his neck, but the wolf didn't trust them. So Tyr placed his right hand in the Wolf's mouth. The wolf bit it off when the rope took hold. Tyr is the God of Courage.
Tyr is the Norse name, Tiw is the English, Zio Dutch and Ziu German.
Tyrs's element is Fire , his colors purple and dark red; his number is one. Tyr's primary sigal is Teiwaz Rune and his magical items are his shield, helmet and sword.
You invoke Tyr for battle, Justice, help in court and swearing oaths. His Runes are Teiwaz, Raido, Dagaz and Sowulo.
Tyr means "Sky God" and he was the original All father. His existence goes back far into Northern European History.
When I meditate upon Tyr, I build a clean mental image of him. I picture him dressed in chain mail. He has a shield, buckled to his right arm and he holds his sword high in his left hand. The fierce look in his eyes which stares out at you from beneath his helm, tells you why there wer so few oath-breakers.
Visualize Tyr when you need courage or when you are involved in a legal court case.
But for now build your mental tool chest.
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