The “Fa, Feh, Feo” Rune According to Guido Von List
fa, feh, feo = Fire [Feuer ], Fire-Procreation [Feuerzeugung ], Fire-Borer [Feuerbohrer ], Livestock [Vieh ], Property [Besitz ], to grow [wachsen ], to hike/migrate [wandern ], (to destroy [vernichten ], to shred [fetsen, fetzen ]).
in Struggle and in Misery
and in every Difficulty.
For List, the root word “fa” (which is symbolized as the “primordial word” in this Rune) is the triple conceptual foundation of  arising, of  being, and of  passing away to new arising. Being is also said to be made of three aspects: Doing, Working, and Ruling.
Thus, this is also the Rune of the transitory nature of all existence and of the stability of the self in constant transformation.
This Rune conceals, then, the Scandinavian poet’s solace that true wisdom only lives for the progress of the future, while only the fool mourns over decay: “Generate your Luck and you will have it!”
-Paraphrase from The Mystery/Secret of the Runes [Das Geheimnis der Runen] (1908)
by Guido Von List
The “Fa, Fe, Feo” Rune According to R.J. Gorsleben
Fa or Fe Rune, Cattle/Livestock, back line of the cattle, as that which is fertile based on youthful energy and which procreates itself.
Its Ur-word is Lenkung meaning “Direction” as well as Steering, Guidance, etc.
In sorrow, sickness and pain:
In eternal change, man goes forth;
From death to new creation.”
It is the father-Fa-tor-Rune, procreation in the material and spiritual realms; it means (pro)creation of fire, drilling of fire, domestic animals, property, growth, wandering; its demonic energies mean also destruction, shattering, running away.
The stem FA, Fik = testify/beget/procreate, Father [Vater ], Priest [Pfaffe ], Pope [Papst ], Abba; fire [Feuer ], Spark [Funke ], Leader [Furor ], to make fire [fachen ], Fever [Fieber ]; Fat [Fett ]; zeal/enthusiasm [Eifer ], create [schaffen ], Fiber [Faser ], Thread [Faden ], Yeast [Hefe ], to stick [haften ]; to fall [fallen ]; Puppet [Puppe ], Bumper [Puffer ], Pipe [Pfeife ], take care of a sick person [päppeln ], babble [pappeln ], from this comes the Poplar Tree, to grasp [fassen], to catch [fangen ], solid [fest ], to pack [packen ], to patch [patschen ], Whip [Peitsche ], Feud [Fehde ].
According to the Indian book Dzyan, which is possibly the oldest document of humanity (according to Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine), which contains the Ur-creation myth: “Fo-hat” is the Ur-procreating energy in nature, bio-electricity, it is “That, That, That” [Der, Die, Das] ! That which embosses the Ur-ideas of the world spirit into matter, the element of Ur-procreation “Fo-hat”.
The root word fa = beginning, it is at the beginning of the Futhark Runes, it is the basic concept, the preface of the trinity of becoming ( arising,  being and  passing away), the preface of the ring of that which is happening, of the eternal return of the “fator” (maker, father).
Fa is the Rune of procreation, the Rune of the man or of the father, pater (in Latin), faire (‘to make’ or ‘to do’ in French), fare (‘to make’ in Italian), fasing, fashing = to procreate, Farren, Fasel (babbling), fa-st-en (to fast), and thus includes the end result of procreation. Latin: fa-cere = to make, fa-mily; Fa-Ma (Father and Mother principles).
-Paraphrase from The Peak-Time of Humanity [Die Hoch-Zeit der Menschheit] (1930)
by Rudolf John Gorsleben
The “Fa, Fiu, Fe, Feo” Rune According to Kummer & Other German Authors
Fa, father, pontiff, spark, fever, thread, fiber, grasp, catch. Fa is the basic concept of the trinity of  arising,  being, working, managing, becoming, birth through fire,  passing away, returning to new emergence: the eternal Return of the Fa-tor [die ewige Wiederkehr des Fa-tors ].
Fo – Buddha, Froh, Freya, Fuotan/Vuotan = Wotan, the father of the Asir.
Fa is the man-begotten, the Father-rune; also the fire-generated, the creative cosmos. The all creating; the purest Love that constantly works creatively. Primordial-Fire [Ur-Feuer ]; Fire-Procreation [Feuerzeugung ], the fire-begotten magical Might/Power [die feuergezeugte magische Kraft ] that creates everything. Fire, the salamander or fire spirits. Change of all kinds, shreds, slash, cut through, wear through.
Fa is the permanence in the impermanence of everything existing. Fa, torch, phallus, the light of the spiritual, and the physical generation that emanates from it. To procreate, fathering (to generate); Procreation in Spirit and in Matter [Zeugung im Geistigen, im Stofflichen ]; fire-making, the fire-master. Possession, livestock, waxing, hiking/migrating.
The reverse, inverse or ‘demonic’ of the Fa-rune is: inhibition, counteraction, antagonism, reluctance, selfishness, greed, lechery, contamination…
Kummer says that the Fa-rune is associated with the sign of Aries and is under the planet Jupiter. – Numerical value 1.
• “The Primordial-Fire, the most secretive, highest All-Power creates Inner Refinement and a higher Self-Consciousness”.
• “All-Father … always be in your son/daughter, I came out of you, I come back to you… You are the purest Love. Irradiate your Love to me, and Enlighten me.”
Sound Formulas: “F” and “fa, fe, fi, fo, fu”; as well as “Far”, “Fiu”, “Feo”, “Fehu”, “Feu”.
Full Body Rune Exercise:
Take the passive Is-Rune position (basic military position of “at Attention”); both arms are raised diagonally upwards, with the left arm slightly higher than the right: this is the Fa-Rune position. One’s palms should face the sun so that its rays fall directly on them. The purpose of this exercise is to absorb strong solar forces, thereby strengthening one’s personal magnetism.
1) Practice with the Sun. Begin with the breathing exercise, in which the student strongly visualizes that they receive a strong electrical force when inhaling, and that they expel the exhausted force while exhaling. After that, strongly concentrate on how powerful sun-waves penetrate into the palms and flow in a stream of power through the whole body. Later, these solar powers will not only be visible to the practitioner, but they will also be able to perceive a strong, luminous intensification of their aura.
The practitioner takes advantage of this rune position every sunny day because it enables them to have a great impact against the lower and demonic influences, and the practitioner’s physical body is charged by the sun in this position with a large amount of electric current.
2) Practice with the Stars. Additionally, once a week, the student goes out at night under the starry sky, takes up the Fa-rune position, and then meditates:
“All-Father, great creator of the worlds, be always in your son/daughter, be in me! I came out of you, and I come back to you in bliss. You are pure Love; radiate, enlighten me! I long to fight joyfully for you!”
The breathing exercises follow. During inhalation, one sees oneself absorbs strong Universal-Love forces; while exhaling all lower sensations are expelled. With the palms turned towards the stars, in the Fa-rune, and cosmic power waves are now pervading the whole body. Softly sing or whisper ‘F’ or ‘Fa’, then “fa-fe-fi-fo-fu”.
The student is closely connected with the great cosmos, with the all-mighty of all worlds, who is speaking high waves in him from immense vastness. The practitioner feels that at one with the triune, most holy God, All-Father. The primordial fire, the most secret, highest all-power, creates refinement and a higher self-consciousness inside of him. Witness within you, dear student, the great, cosmic happiness.
3) Practice with the Moon. The student has been instructed how to take sun & star forces into themselves in this rune position. But it is also worth taking in waves that strengthen one’s spiritual and occult abilities. Now, when the moon is waxing, the practitioner goes into solitude (a place where they are unobserved), faces the moon in the Fa-rune position, and performs the breathing exercise with hands up and with the magical gaze fixed on the moon, meditating as follows:
This rune position should last 7 minutes and must be repeated al least 3 times. The student should then go to bed immediately and avoid any conversation or entertainment. His thoughts should be directed only to the above exercise.
Hand Rune Exercise:
Take up the passive Is-Rune body position; then the left arm is raised vertically, with the index, middle and little fingers likewise raised vertically, while the thumb and ring finger are obliquely outstretched and parallel to each other, like in Figure 1.
For this Rune hand-sign, Kummer recommends the “fa-fe-fi-fo-fu” repeated three times. By the third repetition the one can detect a strong prickling sensation in the middle of the left hand (this is the emerging of the Primordial-Fire).
At the end of the practice, one should integrate the energies from their hand into the entire body.
With daily repetition the entire glandular system and bodily centers are stimulated to such an extent that the collection of energies continuously increases in the left hand and produces a real burning sensation. Your hand will begin to appear to turn red, and often it will vibrate with glowing red rays, during which time it may happen that astral perceptions appear (images may be seen, and voices may be heard, etc). These appearances will be different for each individual depending entirely upon the composition of their blood and their spiritual development.
During the practices, one should focus on the unfolding of the primordial fire and on fire-generated magical power & strength; as well as on the pure Love of the Fa-tor (Father) of all Worlds.
-Paraphrase from Holy Runic-Power [Heilige Runenmacht] (1932)
& Rune Magic [Runen-Magie] (1933) by Siegfried Adolf Kummer.
Possibly also from Karl Spiesberger’s Rune-Magic [Runenmagie] (1954)
Rosicrucian and Gnostic
The “Fa” Rune According to Huiracocha
The alphabet, for the majority of the Languages , begins with the A and ours (the Spanish) concludes or ends with the ZEE or ZED. Z, which is the last letter of our Alphabet, is a Gibor Rune or “Gea”, that of Genesis, that of birth, which is realized, after having been engendered in the Fire Rune FA…
With this F of the FA Rune we are going to begin our study.
In order to take the first step, it is very necessary for us to verify as an amalgamation in ourselves, of all the value of this Rune ( ), Father, Vater , Fecundate, Facer , Fire, Face, Factor, Faculty, Facundia , Faena , Phallus, Front. In all these words the FA Rune has been preserved.
According to the book of the Dzian “Fo-hat”, it is the Generating Force, the Central Fire of Nature… The word Pyre (fire) comes from Fyr, Fir and then became the English word “First” (and the first thing that was done was the Light). From Fyr came the English Fir or “Free” that forms the word “Freemason” in order to signify that masons should be the first ones who (with the realization of their symbols) should awaken the Sacred Fire in themselves.
Throughout time, all words suffer their changes and alterations and thus the same things happened with Foutan , it became Wotan, the God of Fire for the Germans and the God or Great Spirit of the Mayas, the First of all or the God of the Gods. Pyre has the same etymology as Pir , where the Fire burned, and Pyramid. As well as Varon (Spanish meaning “Male”), Farones , Pharaohs.
The “F” Rune is what is enclosed in the words Veruna, Verina or Verín (Spain) and in Verona (Italy).
Thus varon (or “male”) is the Universal God. We have already spoken a few times in our magazine about this same theme and we have referred our readers to Fuste, Faute, Faust, Fausto, Fuero (the Law).
We encounter this initial rune in a multitude of Spanish Shields and our brothers can study Spanish heraldry and they will be truly delighted with the many Runes that there are in those coats of arms.
FACER (Galician meaning “to Do” or “to Make”), FECUNDATE, that is to say ‘awakening’ is, therefore, the object of the exercise of this Rune.
In the early morning, when rising from the bed, we must raise both arms towards the sun, making sure that the left is raised higher than the right, and that the palms of the hands are in front of the light in the attitude of receiving its rays. In this position our body depicts the FA Rune.
Once like this, one begins to breathe rhythmically, breathing through the nose and exhaling through the mouth, but sinking the stomach so that there is no air inside, always thinking that the current of the Solar Light (Spiritual Light) penetrates into us through the arms and floods our whole body.
Let us also think that this current of Light received does not leave our body and let us also think that this current of Light received does not leave us but remains in our organism, because if we have prepared ourselves properly with the previous practices from the Zodiacal Course, then it will indeed occur, and in our aura one will notice a New kind of brightness that one did not have before.
It should be noted that the FA Rune is the Rune of the Light, it is the one that encloses (within itself) the Christonic substance and we will speak of it in dealing with an even more important one and the etymology of the word CRYST-AL (All), that is to say, CHRIST ALL.
Additionally the FA Rune is that of activity and, therefore, invites the disciple to Magic, to perpetual and constant activity, because it is not possible for one who practices the Runes to be a lazy person and to stop seeking for a continuous activity and a perennial work.
While we raise our arms towards the Sun, as we have said, the focus of all our activity must be extremely consistent with this act of seeking continuous activity and perennial work in order to take advantage of all the activity that produces this ‘attaining power’.
The Nordic Rose-Cross Adepts and the Runes themselves, teach us that work is not a punishment from God, a curse, to which man is subject according to the Bible.
But that work is a joy, a pleasure, therefore, working to transmute the solar forces within ourselves is how we can cultivate Art through the Royal Art itself and be true human beings through love of the truth itself, equally one must love the work through the same work, that is to say, for what it is.
Only one who assimilates this new principle in their mentality will be able to take advantage of all the benefits that comes from the FA Rune.
Those who have suffered the misery of being a member of the Army of the unemployed, have not realized that they mentally attracted their unemployment because they have spent too much time in the desire to rest .
Whosoever thinks only of work will never fail, and (like a Cosmic Law) there is no work without reward, thus they will have it and will never feel needy.
Therefore, if the disciple meditates well, then they will recognize that this Rune encloses the key to well-being through honest work.
We do not know if this Rune can exist everywhere, it has had this same symbolic value, but it is true that wherever it was embedded, there always lived a hard-working and industrious people, whether in Mexico, Central America, Brazil – where we will find it on the banks of the Aiary-Yakare-Cachoeira river, in Peru, Argentina, all over the East and even in the wooden calendars of the Northern peoples.
Every time we see this Rune, WE ARE FIRMLY CALLED TO HONORABLE WORK, that is to say, to a tenacious labor like the one executed by the Aztec People and even the Inca, when demanding and raising their great Temples and monuments.
Once the Disciple has verified the exercises that are recommended to do in the morning when rising in order to charge oneself and inundate oneself with the Solar Force, then it is advisable to also go any night, but with as much frequency as possible, to a secluded place and face the starry sky, raising the arms, taking the same position and bursting forth into this evocation:
this evocation should be said with all fervor and volitional courage, one must then pronounce the following syllables elongated feeling united with the Great All, with the Infinite Cosmos and as if being in the middle of it: “FA… FE… FI… FO… FU…”
FA… in itself encloses all the force/strength, all the energy of Fecundation in the absolute sense of the word.
Seek , Oh Disciple!, To Fecundate all your success and all your happiness with this energy and then they will come towards you in the nocturnal silence of your spiritual night like precious gifts…
FA… has 1 as its numerical value, it is like a determined, firm and indisputable “I WILL [YO QUIERO ]”.
Assimilate it, Oh Disciple! And the energetic potentiality of your sleeping Willpower will take on new vigor so that the God within your interior (who encourages you) will awaken to a new and glorious rebirth.
We are given a beautiful description of the Unity by the Kabbalah, she tells us that people who live the ‘one’, will always be good Engineers, Technicians, Inventors, Diplomats and excellent Speakers and only those who do not know how to assert themselves in the volitional part of this ‘one’ energy, will be mere talkers without results with a passive verbiage who will arrive at nothing.
MERCURY, as a mobile Planet, is the one that influences those who live under the direct action of the Fa Rune… its preferred color will be specified as VIOLET, because with this color the Cosmic Forces are given their beginning.
In the coming instructions, we will unite several Runes together and penetrate more deeply into the Kabbalistic studies of the North until they come to, frankly and plainly, dominate the Science of Sciences which is Magic.
MORNING AND NIGHT
-Paraphrase from Runic Course [Curso Rúnico] (1931-1935)
by Arnoldo Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha)
available in Gnostic-Rosicrucian Runology
The “Fa” Rune According to Samael Aun Weor
A ‘Judo of the Spirit’ exists; we are referring to the Runic Exercises. These exercises are formidable in order to attain the Awakening of the Consciousness.
Whosoever wants to work with this Judo must begin with the Rune of Mercury (the FA Rune), which has a violet color that originates extraordinary cosmic forces and encloses all potency, as well as the impulse for fecundity.
We need the breath of the Fohat , the Pentacostal sparks, in order to fecundate our own Psyche, in order for us to become Self-Conscious.
If we analyze the practice of the FA Rune, we can affirm that Pranayama, Prayer, Meditation and a specific sacred Posture exist within it.
Practice(s): When we get out of bed, with immense happiness we must salute each new day by raising our arms towards our Lord, the Sun-Christ. The left arm must be a little more elevated than the right one, and the palms of our hands must remain before the light in that ineffable and sublime attitude of one who really longs for receiving the solar rays.
This is the sacred posture of the FA Rune. Thus, this is the method in order for us to work with Pranayama, by inhaling the air through the nose and exhaling it through the mouth in a rhythmical way, and with much faith.
In those instants, let us imagine that the light of the Sun-Christ penetrates within us through the fingers of our hands, then circulates through our arms, inundates the whole of our organism, and finally reaches the Consciousness in order to stimulate it, to awaken it, and to call it into activity.
One must also practice this Runic Judo in the mysterious and divine nights, before the starry sky, with the same posture, and praying like this:
revive my SACRED FIRES,
so that my CONSCIOUSNESS will awaken.
FA… FE… FI… FO… FU…”
This short yet great prayer can and must be prayed with all of our heart, as many times as we wish.
-Paraphrase from The Magic of the Runes [Magia de las Runas] (1969)
by Samael Aun Weor
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