The G-Rune and the Swastika According to Friedrich Fischbach (1900)
After the M-Rune, Fischbach says “Out of the younger Runes [jüngeren Runen ], the following are probably the most important” and he gives 11 more Runes which he associates with letters (but does not give any additional descriptions). Included among them is ‘G ’, which he does not describe specifically, but he does mention the X symbol in the Jêr-Rune, saying:
X can also signify the four Seasons, but Usually it is the three Main-Seasons that are crossed out or united.
In regards to the Hook-Cross [Hakenkreuz ], Rotating-Crosses [Drehkreuzen ], or the “the Swastika Fire-Character [das Feuerzeichen Swastika ]” (as he has called them), Fischbach says the following in his Introduction:
The Meander on the Abacus of the doric Column consists of Rotating-Crosses [Drehkreuzen ] (Swastikas), which are Fire-Cords [Feuerschnüre ] surrounding the Altar-Plate [Altarplatte ] of Ash-Wood (Eshera) in which the sacred Fire is generated by Rubbing.
He also references this shape in his 1st or Fé-Rune, saying:
In the Character to the left, one recognizes the quadruple F, which has been interpreted as ‘fresh, happy, free, devout’.
On the right, the Triquetrum (which is like a triple F), denotes the Trinity. It is found in large numbers on ancient nordic, greek and etruscan Vases.
-Paraphrase from Origin of Gutenberg’s Letters [Ursprung der Buchstaben Gutenbergs] (1900)
by Friedrich Fischbach
The “Ge, Gi, Gea, Gifa, Gibor” Rune According to Guido von List (1907)
Between the seventeenth and eighteenth Rune the Skaldic-Poet inserts the following Verses:
These Songs are, for Thee, Loddfáfnir ,
Still unlearnable, [at least] for a long time,
Be Happy, if You experience them;
Listen up, if You learn them;
Use them, if You understand them.
After this Intermediate-Stanza, the Poet begins with the mysterious eighteenth Rune, as follows, now letting Wuotan himself speak again:
The Eighteenth I will eternally never
Report to a Woman or Maiden;
it forms the best Conclusion to the Song –
which only One of Us knows,
except for the Lady who embraces me through marriage,
or [who] is even a Sister to me.
In this eighteenth Rune-Song, the Skaldic-Poet therefore steps back again by letting Wuotan himself sing and speak, in order to indicate what is the highest Knowledge of the Ur-Procreation of the Universe [höchste Wissen von der Urzeugung des Alls ].
This is something that can only be known and made conscious to those Divinities [Gottheiten ] joined through the marriage of the “two-one-into-mystical-two Duality [beideinig-zwiespältigen Zweiheit ]”, of the united spiritual and physical Power [der vereinigten geistigen körperlichen Macht ]. They alone understand the thrice high-holy Secret/Mystery [das dreimal hoch-heilige Geheimnis ] of:
1) constant Procreation [steter Zeugung ],
2) constant Living [steten Lebens ],
3) and uninterrupted Recurrence [ununterbrochener Wiederkehr ],
and are able to recognize it in this mysterious (eighteenth) Rune.
Certainly noteworthy, however, is the Fact that the actually existing eighteenth Rune is a Fyrfos that has been intentionally poorly represented. Yet, in both its Name and its Construction we are clearly reminded of a Fyrfos … This is the Intention of the Skaldic-Poet: to keep the Fyrfos exclusively as their innermost Secret/Mystery [eigenstes Geheimnis ], by using its Sigil.
Therefore, only yielding to insistence, they have announced another Character to partially replace the Fyrfos . In this Character, one may see the “representative [stellvertretende ]” of the eighteenth Rune, which is:
ge, gi, gifa, gibor, Gift [Gabe ], Giver [Geber ], God [Gott ]; gea, geo, Earth [Erde ]; gigur, Death [Tod ], etc.
“Gibor Altar! ” = God, the All-Procreator [Allerzeuger ]! God is the Giver and the Earth receives his Gifts. But the Earth is not only a Recipient [Empfängerin ], it is also a Giver [Geberin ] again.
The Primordial-Word [Urwort ] is “gi ” or “ge ” and in it lies the Concept of “Arising (or Coming-into-Being) [Entstehens ]” and thus of ‘giving’. However, it also denotes the “Being [Sein ]” in the concept of the Gift, and the “Passing-Away to a new Arising”, in the Concept of Going [Gehens ].
This Primordial-Word “gi ” or “ge ” now turns (in Connection to other Primordial-Words) into Root- and Stem-Words [Wurzel- und Stammworten ], whose few examples follow.
In connection with the Primordial-Word “fa” as in: gifa, gefa, gea, geo, it indicates the “gift-begetting” Earth. With “bar ” or “bor ” (meaning ‘Spring’ or ‘Fountain’), it becomes God, the “Gift-Spring/Fountain”.
In ‘gi-ge-ur ’ (the Gift goes back to the Ur ), as in “Gigur ”, where it appears as the name of the “gift-destroying” Frost-Giant, who became a personification of Death [Todes ], and later also of the Devil [Teufels ].
With the Conceptual-Word “Gigas ” (‘gi-ge-as ’ meaning the Gift goes out of the Mouth, out of the Ur-Source) is understood as the “Fiddle/Violin [Geige ]”.
The Fiddle/Violin refers to the ancient skaldic Magical-Awakening-Instrument [Erweckungszaubermittel ] that introduced the Song [Gesang ]. And since “Song” (Bar ) also means “Life”, then the Fiddle/Violin was one of the many Emblems (Hieroglyphs, Symbols) of Rebirth [Wiedergeburt ]. It is for this Reason that it is often found on Tombs.
It is therefore not necessary that the Dead (upon whose Tomb a Fiddle/Violin was found) was a Fiddler/Violinist.
“Flutes and Fiddles/Violins [Flöten und Geigen ]” enticed people to Dance, to the Excitement-of-Love [Liebeserreger ], and were therefore Banned by the ascetic-minded Church, because they served as a Magical-Instrument [Zaubermittel ] to excite the human Fyr (Fire) of Love.
The Church, therefore, replaced the Wuotanic Awakening-Symbol [Erweckungssymbol ] of the Fiddles/Violins, with the Christian Awakening-Symbol of the “Trumpet of Judgment”.
The Personal-Names “Gereon ” and “Gertrut ” (or “Gertrud”) are rooted in the Primordial-Word “ge ”, meaning Rebirth [Wiedergeburt ]. And their Hieroglyph is the “Head-of-Gereon [Geronshaupt ]”, which appears as an equilateral Triangle formed by three Profile-Sections of Human-Faces.
Saint Gereon of Cologne (who’s legend states he was a soldier) was martyred by beheading in the early 4th century. But this Gereon is, again, a representation of God incarnate in the Universe [im All inkarnierte Gott ], as the Universal-Spirit, World-Spirit or Human-Spirit. Therefore, the interpretation of the “Ge-Rune” is closest to that of the “Fyrfos ”.
The difference between the two Interpretations lies only in the fact that the Concept of the “Ge-” or “Gibor-” Rune tries to grasp the Concept-of-the-Godhead [Gottheitsbegriffes ] exoterically, that is to say: from below upwards, from the Level-of-Humanity (so to speak) upwards. On the other hand, the explanation of the Fyrfos seeks for (and finds) the Knowledge-of-the-Godhead [Gottheitserkenntnis ] esoterically in the Innermost aspect of the Human-Being themselves.
This is done from the Perspective of Comprehending the “two-one-into-mystical-two Duality [beideinig-zwiespältigen Zweiheit ]”, which the Human-Being themselves knows by being united with God as Human-Spirit [als Menschengeist mit Gott vereinigt ]. Thus, from the inside out as well as from outside in, the Human-Being arrives at a certain Perception/Recognition [Erkennen ].
Here again the Exoteric and the Esoteric are clearly distinguished, and the Fyrfos is recognized as an esoteric Secret-Sign of high Holiness [Geheimzeichen von hoher Heiligkeit ], which is only exoterically represented by the “Ge-Rune”.
So, while the Exoteric Perspective taught that “Man emanated from God [von Gott ausgegangen ] and will return to God [zu Gott zurückkehren ]”, the Esoteric Perspective recognizes the inseparable Connection of the Human-Being with the Godhead [Zusammenhang des Menschen mit der Gottheit ] as the “two-one-into-mystical-two Duality [beideinig-zwiespältigen Zweiheit ]”. It can therefore consciously say, “Human-Being, be One with God!”
-Paraphrase from The Mystery/Secret of the Runes
[Das Geheimnis der Runen] (1907) by Guido Von List
The “Gibor-Altar” and “Gibor-Algar” Rune According to Guido von List (1910)
The Ge-Rune is also called the Erd- or Earth-Rune , which has the Name “Gibor-Altar ” (Gibraltar). It is the symbol of the “Giver and Universal-Procreator [Gebers und Allerzeugers ]” and was used as the Letter G.
It should also be remembered that the Gibor-Altar-Rune replaced the Secret-Glyph of the “Fyrfos ” in profane Life.
The Fyrfos , as a Salvation-Rune and Secret-Glyph, was only allowed to be used by the Initiates for sanctifying Purposes, and therefore its diminished Form was communicated to the uninitiated in place of the highly-sacred Fyrfos .
The Gibor-Altar-Rune is composed of the Is- and the Sal-, Sigi- or Zilgi-Runes. It references the “Great Eternal Giver [Ewige Grosse Geber ]”. Specifically, the Gibor Altar : the Giver as Universal-Generator/Procreator [Geber Allerzeuger ] and Gibor Algar : the Giver as Universal-Finisher/Perfector [Geber Allvollender ].
These Runic-Characters are, likewise, related with the Stallion [Hengst ] = Hengist (which is recognized as a Name-of-God). Hengist is a Symbol-Word for the ‘Great Eternal Giver’ and a Name-of-God equivalent with Hangatyr (the Hanging-God): the great Giver and Procreator [der grose Geber und Zeuger ]. Thus, the Stallion [Hengst ] as a Glyph or Symbol is a Spoken-Word sign for the Solidification of this Concept-of-God.
-Paraphrase from The Pictographic-Script of the Aryo-Germans: Aryo-Germanic Hieroglyphics
[Die Bilderschrift der Ario-Germanen : Ario-Germanische Hieroglyphik] (1910) by Guido Von List
The “Ge, Gi, Gibor, Gifa” Rune According to Ernst Tristan Kurtzahn (1924)
Exoterically: Fulfillment [Erfüllung ]
Esoterically: God-All [Gott-Alles ]
Generally: God, Gift, Giver, Earth as well as Death as the Beginning of eternal Life.
This Rune stands for the Hook-Cross [Hakenkreuz ] which was intentionally represented incompletely in the Ge-Rune in order to prevent its Profanation.
The Character was also called Fyrfos = Fire-Producer/Generator [Feuererzeuger ], but here Fire is not the Element, but rather the Fire of Love, which can lead to Perfection/Completion [Vollendung ].
This Mystery/Secret shall be known to no one
“except the Woman, who embraces me forever
or perhaps who is also a Sister to me.”
But Frigga , Wuotan’s Spouse [Gemahl ] is at the same time his Sister, as every Wife [Gattin ] should be the Sister of the Husband [Gatten ]…
The mysterious/secret Significance is only revealed by correct Knowledge of the sacred Marriage [sakralen Ehe ] and thus remains reserved for the few real Gnostics.
The Hook-Cross is not a political Battle-Character [politisches Kampfabzeichen ], as it is unfortunately so often presented, but the greatest Salvation-Sign [Heilszeichen ] of the Wihinei : the Ur-Religion and Ur-Knowledge-of-God.
The Start of the Rune-Songs and of the Rune-Alphabets was formed by the Fa- or by the Ur-Fire-Rune, which one can interpret (if one wants) as God. Especially since the Fa-Rune belongs to the Planet Jupiter, to which Wuotan corresponds in the Germanic Pantheon. The Futhork thus begins and ends with God, like a closed Circle.
So the Hook-Cross symbolizes the “Mechanic”, the “Driving Agent” (or however one may choose to call it) in the Universe [Weltall ], which is even thought to be mechanical because of this…
It is unnecessary to say much about the Hook-Cross, since this has already been done abundantly by competent Parties. We would just like to state that it was, or is, in use pretty much all over the whole Earth since Prehistoric times, among highly cultivated Peoples, right up to the present Day.
So it came and comes in Europe and Asia, in the northern and middle Africa, in Middle- and the southern North-America as well as also more sporadically in South-America, apparently however not in Australia and on the South-Sea-Islands.
According to Theobald Bieder, in his writing about the Hook-Cross, it has (at all Times) been a Religious and Cultural-Sign, but never a Battle- or Party-Symbol.
The Ge-Rune therefore means pretty much the same as the Hook-Cross about whose divine Qualities and Relations [Eigenschaften und Beziehungen ] one should think for oneself on the Basis of the clarified Rune-Explanations [klargelegten Runenerläuterungen ] and their Relations to God.
-Paraphrase from The Runes as Salvation-Signs and for Unbinding-Fate
[Die Runen als Heilszeichen und Schicksalslose] (1924) by E. Tristan Kurtzahn
The “Gibor, Gi, Ge, Gifa, Gea, Geo” Rune According to R.J. Gorsleben (1930)
Letter G and Number 18.
The G Rune: Gi, Ge, Gifa, Gea, Geo. Gibur, Gyfu, Gifu, the concealed swastika, fullness of divine powers of grace and splendor, the guild of the opponents of Loki (the Nordic Devil) at the meal of Egir, the Cup of the Grail [Graal ].
Dr. Friedrich Teltscher did not give this Rune an Ur-word.
Between the 17th and 18th stanza of the Rune song by Wodan (the Divine poet), there is an intermediary stanza:
“And should these stanzas, oh son of men
be unlearnable to you for a long time
Grasp them, when you experience them
use them, when you hear them
Blessed you are, if you retain them!”
After this admonishment, Wodan continues with the 18th Rune (the last Rune of the Futhark).
“An eighteenth I learned, but I would never
allow this to be known to a woman or girl
Because everyone knows his best things for himself
That which leads to the end of the songs
Only the one who is in my arms
as married wife and as sister knows it.”
The Rune is called Gea, geo = Earth, but also gibor = gift, the one who gives, God. It stands for the swastika (which is purposefully given incomplete in the Gibor rune, in order to avoid its misuse). In this shape, it is the four-foot, the fyrfos, the fire-foot, the creator of fire.
In its other shape, it is the Cross of St. Andrew, the two pieces of wood in the shape of a cross: Ask & Embla (the Nordic Adam & Eve), the first humans. Ask or Askr literally means Ash Tree (a hard wood), and Embla is Elm Tree (the soft wood). These two help the “thridi ” (the third one), the Try , the Tyr , the turning, and then the four is created: the fyr , the fire of life, love.
The Giver-GIBOR-Rune contains the multiplying symbol of the crossing, of the crucifixion, of multiplication, of the wedding [Vermählung ] of two forces, which have their origin in the One Basis, Odhin , and which wants to get back to the One (which they find in the child or works). Words, which carry this meaning are: “bride-groom”, Gamma (the Greek letter G), Gammon (the celebration of the birth of Mohammed), Gamos = wedding, Genesis = creation, generation, generate, ingenious (procreating spiritually), genital, Geed (Spear) as a phallic symbol.
The Giver-GIBOR-Rune and the Cross of St. Andrew have found many uses in the art of heraldry using this shape. Besides the simple arrangement of its X-beams in the shield, it is also found as two crossed spears or swords, and occasionally also as pure GIBOR Rune in the ornamentation of a coat of arms. Also the swastika, where it appears openly or concealed, such as in the Maltese cross or the cross of the Johannites, also belongs to the GIBOR Rune.
The Giver-GIBOR-Rune brings the highest knowledge, about which Wodan says: The Ur -procreation of the universe is only consciously known to the spiritual and physical powers that are tied together through marriage and siblings (brotherhood), the secret of continuous procreation, of continuous life and continuous death, which means the uninterrupted chain in the cycle of eternal returns.
Gibor is the giver and Altar is the All-Tyr , All-Zeus, All-procreator; therefore the name “Gibraltar” is a “giver-altar”, a place of wedding, upon which heavenly and earthly testimony of the procreative forces is given.
God as Giver is the gift-giver and “Gea” is the one who receives, the Earth that, again, gives the gifts: Gea and Gifa. God and the Earth are one, because everything from the Earth (including man) comes from God and will merge with God once again. The ancient teaching recognizes the inseparable connection of the human with his Divinity. The Rune calls to us: “Human, be one with God!”
The person who has become rigid from an overestimation of the intellect (which can never give higher knowledge) has separated themselves from the Divine Ur-Ground [göttlichen Urgrund ]. Even though we have a highly progressed knowledge of nature in individual situations, we often trample all natural laws under our feet…
The GIBOR Rune is composed of the IS Rune and the tipped over Sal or SIG Rune , therefore it means Sal-Is, the Sun-Being, the Sal-Self, the Heil-Self of the Salig ones, of the blessed ones or holy ones (saints).
As the full symbol, the swastika is the Ur-symbol of the “Christos”, the Haristos, the holiest one, the first one.
GIBOR = giver, the God rune X, which also has the name of Fyrbock, fire-buck, fire god, light god. “Be aware of God, the giver!”
-Paraphrase from The Peak-Time of Humanity [Die Hoch-Zeit der Menschheit] (1930)
by Rudolf John Gorsleben
The “Ge, Gea, Geo, Geber, Gibor, Gibur” Rune According to S.A. Kummer (1932-1933)
(G) The G-Rune, Ge, Gibor, Gea, Geo = Earth, God, Gift, Giver. Gibur , the representative Rune of the Fyrfos (the Hook-Cross [Hakenkreuzes ]), the Fire of Love [das Feuer der Liebe ]; that is to say: of constant Procreation and eternal Rebirth [Zeugung und ewigen Wiedergeburt ]. – Numerical value 18.
Giboraltar = the Altar of the All-Father, the Giver. The Giver-Rune [Geber-Rune ], within which is contained the Multiplication-Cross [Malkreuz ], the Crossing, the Wedding of two Selves [Vermählung zweier Iche ], of two Forces [Kräfte ].
Gibor , the Rune of the high Wisdom, which leads to the Flowing into All-Father himself [Einfließen in Allvater selbst ], the harmonious Oscillation/Vibration [Schwingen ] in the Universe, the Spiral-Course of the Sun, the Turning-into-Itself/Oneself [Sich-selbst-hineindrehen ].
Gibur , the Eternal in Human-Hearts [Menschenherzen ]. Gibur Arahari! = “Human, be one with God!” or “Give us Ur-Force [Urkraft ], Solar-Soul Arahari !”
Gibur-Arahari! Victory-and Universal-Rune-Salvation to all Practitioners!
Kummer does not give a reverse, inverse or ‘demonic’ of the Ge- Gibor- Gibur-rune and says that it is associated with the sign of Virgo.
Kummer’s Full Body Rune Exercise(s):
The Practitioner again takes up the Ich-Rune-Position followed by 7 Deep-Breaths through the Nose as in the 1st exercise.
The Practitioner, again, takes up the Ich-Rune-Position, and then spreads themselves out of it by moving the right Foot sideways. One now stands with their Feet tense and placed sideways (directed North or East). Now raise both Arms diagonally upwards in order to depict the X-Shape.
The Gibur-Rune-Position has the following Sound-Formula: “ga – ge – gi – go – gu” and “Gibur
Arahari!“ (or “Human, be one with God!”).
Additionally, the Practitioner may also turn themselves slowly, rhythmically, in a Circle, keeping the Legs tense and spread.
Note: Kummer gives a second Posture for this Rune in his book (depicted above right), but does not seem to describe it. He only gives a description for the X-Shaped Position.
Kummer’s Hand Rune Exercise (‘Mudras’ or “Rune-Grips”):
The Rune Practitioner should take up the Ich-Rune-Position (Military “At-Attention”); this is followed by a deep Breathing-Exercise three times, with thoughts directed toward physical and spiritual purification; which must be observed with all the Rune-Grips.
In this Grip the Hands are joined (or interlaced) above the Head, except that the Fingers remain stiff and straight (see Figure 17). The Sound-Formula is: “ga-ge-gi-go-gu”.
Thoughts are focused on All-Connectedness [Allverbundenheit ], and to Activating or Switching-On [Einschaltung ] to the harmonious Oscillation/Vibration [Schwingen ] in the Universe.
This Grip is also well suited for Meditation and Prayer.
Through this Grip, spiritual Clarification [geistige Klärung ] and a Feeling-of-Happiness
[Glücksgefühl ], of Security and of inner Peace/Calm are especially achieved. Inherited-Memories and high Knowledge are revealed to the conscious Rune-Practitioner.
Remember that each Rune-Grip must be repeated three times (for 3 Minutes each, followed by a short Pause in the Ich-Rune-Position between sets), since otherwise no satisfactory Collection of Subtle-Force [Feinkräfte ] can be reached in the Hand-Centers.
At the end of the Exercise, the Rune Practitioner should direct the collected Subtle-Forces [Feinkräften ] throughout the entire Body by conscious-willpower [willensbewußt ]. The astral Color is golden-yellow by Day, red-golden by Night.
-Paraphrase from Holy Runic-Power [Heilige Runenmacht] (1932)
& Rune Magic [Runen-Magie] (1933) by Siegfried Adolf Kummer.
Rosicrucian and Gnostic
The “Gibor, Gibur” Rune According to Huiracocha
We were studying Logosophy, and we had to begin with the Great Master Heraclitus (the sublime Initiate of Ephesus), whose figure we were really interested in after having carefully read the conquest of Mexico, where the Catholic Fathers figured out the belief that Quetzalcoatl had been the famous Greek Initiate.
“The LOGOS”, said the Masters of Ephesus, “has its material exponent in Writing and as a consequence, Peoples of equal or similar writing, are karmically united by an inescapable law.”
Then there arrived in our hands, Paleography, runic characters from all over America, rare forms of writing, alphabets completely different from those of the East, and in the midst of these studies, this German was especially interested in their magnificent poetic compositions written in those same runic characters.
One day our Guide, having followed our research step by step, offered us something that was known to him and asked: “What are these characters?”
“We do not know”, we responded.
“Well, that is Spanish writing…” But he rectified this immediately and gave them the name “Iberian” and suddenly we could observe that the Karma of the Spaniards conquering America was closely united with that of the Americans through the Logos. That is to say, the preservation of a writing equal to that of those unknown peoples. (Today we already know that these Iberian characters existed 10,000 years before our Era).
Next we bought works on Iberian writing and that’s when our disappointment came. There are authors who say that the Iberian people had received their alphabet some twelve or fifteen centuries before our Era and that it came from the Tyrians. Other authors asserted that it came from the Phoenician alphabet and there were also not missing those authors who looked for its origin in the Archaic Hellenic alphabet.
This is the eternal error of past centuries placing the matrix of all things in the East.
Then we learned that Writing, like all our language, were of divine origin and that there was no possibility of specifying the date when humans had begun to write. But what we were looking for was the connection between Spain and America, that is to say: the Karmic Key, and the Runes taught us the path.
Knowing this, we comprehended that these runic writings had occult forces and inherent powers, and it was then that the idea arose in us of awakening those powers in our Spanish-Indian disciples.
Nobody, until now, had thought about it and a year ago we decided on the bold undertaking of offering our runic course. Although the material was superior to our possibilities in order to synthesize everything, we first tried to make the Runes known, since they were then unknown, making the hidden background of each and every one vibrate in Spain and in America.
We now come to the last Rune which is certainly the most important GIBUR. It corresponds to our G.
The G, the sacred letter of initiatic Masonry, and upon which rests so many concepts, symbols and emblematic significations which have never been given with their true Key.
The G is the Swastika Cross, it is the Amen, it is the end of all prayers.
The swastika Cross is nothing more than two Gibor runes put together or crossing each other, signifying in one way the germination of the physical light and in another way the Spiritual Light. It is therefore an ancient symbol of Light known in the world from its beginnings.
It is ‘GEO’ (earth), Geometry, Grammar. It is GOD in its meaning of ‘Gimno’ (engender) or that of the ‘genesis-zing’ principle of all things.
It is the Gymnastics or way to awaken or to make one’s internal powers strong (in the runic sense) and in the Generation where everything begins and, despite this, with this Rune the runic alphabet ends.
It is curious that in the Iberian alphabet, they lack the Swastika, since they had it as a symbol and isolated it in order to give it all its importance. However they have put the Rune Odil or Odal (the rune of life) as the final letter. This means that when the Iberians received the Runes, they confused the physical and material life with the purely spiritual impulse.
In Mexico, the God of Life carries the Swastika Cross on his forehead and the Priests had it as an ornament in their garments.
G is also the ‘Gott’ or ‘Got’ which signifies God in German.
Gibraltar was formerly called GIBURALTAR. i.e., altar. The altar of Gibur, of divine life.
Gibur means, likewise, the return to God, the return to the Divine life and the Cross, it is a SYMBOL OF LIGHT, but of DIVINE LIGHT.
It is the one that tells us: “Human, return to God, identify yourself with God, reawaken the divine life in you and thus you will have fulfilled all the Runes and, since you are of divine origin, as is the Logos, if you validate the internal forces that you possess, you will be a Magician, you will be an Initiate, you will be God himself ……..”
The current that we have learned in the zodiacal course (which comes from above and stops in the heart) is the one that waits for the current from the earth from below to rise in order to form a single, unique current.
From above, the celestial forces arrive. From below, the sexual forces. When both are united, transmutation enters and becomes pure divine essence. Such is the Cross.
A beam comes from above, another ascends from the earth, while the transverse beam joins both and makes the vertical, horizontal current. The ancients called this “FIRFUSS” Cross and from it they have mistakenly made four legs or four beams. Etymologically “FIR” is fire, it is our Gnostic Cross, the fire-Cross that purifies everything.
If we unite the I (IS) Rune with the SIEG (Sal-Sol ) Rune, then we form the Gibur Rune.
The Crosses of Saint Andrew and that of Malta have identical significance, and very few have known or conceived that the Cross, the Rose-Cross and the G of the Masons, are the same thing.
Now the symbolic importance of the Christian Cross is comprehended, since this Cross is only a symbol of death for the exoteric Christian, whereas for the esoteric Christian or Initiate, the Cross, as the G, as Generation, is the ultimate symbol of Life.
Almost all practices related to the Runes have been lost over the centuries. Only one has been kept alive, which is the practice of the Cross.
We see in all the occult practices, in the Legends and even in History, that when Evil (the Devil) persecuted humans, they made the sign of the Cross, and Satan fled. This is not a preconception, it is real, since the Cross or the sign of the Cross certainly has a real value.
We have been led to believe that the Devil was a coward and that he persecuted his victims, until the Knight took his Sword by the blade showing the cross.
Both in sleep as when awakened, we make the sign of the Cross and it is a beautiful custom that has prevailed in all Christian Churches, but those who call themselves “believers” take this into practice mechanically like a routine, as a S.O.S. for the being in danger and suppose that it only has a religious value. It is not thus.
The Cross is a symbol of High Magic, it evokes Life, and God within ourselves and if we make it consciously, it has an even greater meaning and becomes most powerful.
We do not need to give special instructions because everyone knows how to make the sign of the cross and it speaks to the student of Magic, who wants powers, who yearns for help from the Invisible, since to make THE SIGN OF THE CROSS is always a call to the superior forces. Amen.
-Paraphrase from Runic Course [Curso Rúnico] (1931-1935)
by Arnoldo Krumm-Heller (Huiracocha)
available in Gnostic-Rosicrucian Runology
The “Gibor, Gibur” Rune According to Samael Aun Weor
In the Nahuatl and Maya conception of the world the Sacred Swastika of the Great Mysteries was always defined with the Cross in Movement; which is the Nahuatl “Nahui-Ollin”, the sacred symbol of Cosmic Movement.
The two possible orientations of the Swastika clearly represent the Masculine and Feminine principles, the Positive and Negative principles of Nature. Two Swastikas, one in each direction perfectly superimposed, undoubtedly form the Cross Potent, and in this sense it represents the erotic conjunction of the sexes.
According to the Aztec legend, it was a couple, a man and a woman, who invented Fire and this is only possible with the Cross in Movement: INRI, Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra – “THE FIRE RENEWS NATURE INCESSANTLY”.
-Paraphrase from Ch.4 of The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of the Tarot and Kabalah
by Samael Aun Weor
The Rune GIBOR is the letter “G” of Generation and thus, the Gibur Rune signifies: generation, Gnosis, the sexual force.
This electric force is the ‘cross in movement’ or the swastika (continuous movement). The cross in the profane is not a swastika because once the chemical copulation ends, the movement ends. On the other hand, in the Gnostic Cross, the movement does not end because the electricity continues transmuting itself.
Samael Aun Weor used the transcendental electricity (which turns like a vortex) in order to form the Gnostic Movement.
The Gibur Rune is an alchemical, cosmogonic, and anthropological sign with seven clues of interpretation. In the Macrocosm, the Gibur Rune represents the incessant evolutions and involutions of the seven cosmoses. Its elbowed arms represent the inexhaustible terrestrial rotation and the rejuvenating movement of the cosmic garden. The Swastika in the Microcosmos (in the physical plane), represents the human being with his right arm aiming towards Heaven and the left arm aiming towards the Earth.
The Swastika is a profoundly significant esoteric symbol. Such an ineffable sign shines on the head of the great serpent of Vishnu. All ancient peoples always put the Swastika at the head of their religious emblems.
It is also Thor’s hammer [Mjölnir ], which is the magical weapon forged by the pygmies against the giants (or pre-cosmic Titanic forces) who were in opposition to the Law of Universal Harmony. The sacred Swastika is, then, the hammer that produces the tempests which the Heavenly Lords use.
The Swastika is a symbol of transcendental electricity, the Alpha & Omega of the Universal Sexual Force. It is the electrical windmill of physicists. All of the mysteries of the Lingam-Yoni are enclosed within it. It is the Cross in movement, that is to say, Sex Yoga, Maithuna, Sexual Magic. Intimate Self-Realization, the Second Birth, becomes something impossible without Sexual Alchemy, without the sacred mysteries of the Cross.
Gnostics know very well that the Ens Seminis is contained within the sexual endocrine glands and is the “Water of Life”, the “Fountain of Immortality”, “Elixir of Long Life”, the “Nectar of Spirituality”, etc. Intimate Self-Realization is exclusively rooted in the medulla and the semen. If someone tells you that it is possible to achieve Self-Realization without the Holy Cross, that is to say, without the sexual crossing of two people, then they lie.
It is fundamental to build the Solar Bodies, which is only possible by transmuting the Ens Seminis , the Sexual Hydrogen SI-12. Then, based on incessant sexual transmutations, we can condense this Hydrogen into the marvelous forms of the Solar Astral, Mental and Causal Bodies. Therefore, only by means of these Alchemical crystallizations, can we Incarnate the Divine Spirit within ourselves. Thus, by working with the mysteries of the Sacred Swastika, we arrive at the Second Birth.
To ignore these fundamental postulates of Gnosticism is very serious, because the result of such an attitude is that our intelligence becomes bottled up inside distinct dogmas and theories (which are sometimes enchanting and fascinating, yet, absurd when we examine them). In no way can the Solar Bodies (the Wedding Garment of the Soul) be built without the Sexual Mysteries of the GIBUR Rune. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, except you be born again, you cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven.”
People have already forgotten the runic practices, but fortunately the CROSS Rune has not yet been forgotten. When tracing the sacred sign of the Swastika with the thumb, middle and index fingers, we can defend ourselves from the tenebrous potencies. The columns of demons flee before the Swastika.
-Paraphrase from Ch. 15 of Igneous Rose [Rosa Ignea] (1954)
and from The Magic of the Runes [Magia de las Runas] (1969)
by Samael Aun Weor
A Mayan Baphomet and the “Gibur” Rune According to Samael Aun Weor
THE GIBUR RUNE
THE JAIN CROSS OR SWASTIKAS CROSS IN MOVEMENT
Represents: sex yoga, Maithuna, sexual magic, sexual alchemy.
This figure is very fascinating. One leg is bent downwards and the other is bent upwards in order to indicate the Gibur rune. He carries in his hand a cup marked with the tao cross. A flame protrudes from the cup.
This simple figure in itself indicates the work in the ninth sphere.
The cup indicates the deposit of the mercury of the wise. The flame symbolizes the sulfur, the fire that fecundates the mercury in order to perform the Great Work. The face represents a Mayan Baphomet.
A Baphomet with the chalice in his left hand; the right hand represents or indicates the region of the solar plexus, the work in the ninth sphere.
It clearly indicates the rune GIBUR: generation, Gnosis, the sexual force.
The chalice represents the feminine yoni, the eternal principle.
Saying Baphomet is the same as saying Lucifer. Lucifer is the reflection of the Logos within us, here and now. If a tree has its shadow, why should it surprise us that the Logos has a shadow?
Lucifer is the one who gives us self-independence and the powers that divinize. Lucifer is the one who gives the sexual impulse—without this, Christification is impossible. Therefore, Lucifer serves as a ladder to descend or a ladder to ascend.
One ascends one more degree on the back of Lucifer when one defeats temptation, when one wounds his side with the lance. This is how one ascends on the back of Lucifer until one day reaching the Golgotha of the Father.
The eight doors indicate the eight great initiations that every adept has to receive and qualify; it also indicates the star of eight points.
The six inferior steps represent the “indecision” in order to launch oneself to the disintegration of the ego. It is the terrible struggle between love and desire, the mysteries of the lingam-yoni, the supreme affirmation and the supreme negation of Satan.
The way this Baphomet is represented here is in order to invite us to enter into the temple; however, few are those who enter into the temple of wisdom.
Inside is a great book of Mother Nature where the cosmic laws are written. Rare is the one who can open and study the book.
The ordeal of the sanctuary is very terrible, and only those who pass it receive the ring or seal of Solomon where the positive and negative forces of universal magnetism are represented.
The seal of Solomon reunites the work of the Great Work. The six points of the star are masculine, and the six deep entrances are feminine. Total: twelve rays, a perfect symbol of the central sun.
The GIBUR rune in the macrocosm represents the incessant evolutions and devolutions of the seven cosmoses. Its elbowed arms represent the inexhaustible terrestrial rotation and the rejuvenating movement of the cosmic garden.
In the physical plane, it represents the human being with one arm towards heaven and the other towards the Earth.
It is Thor’s hammer, maker of tempests, crafted by the pygmies of the earth in order to defend him against the giants, titanic cosmic forces opposed to the law of universal harmony.
The GIBUR rune is an alchemical, cosmogonic, and anthropological sign with seven clues of interpretation.
In its Mexican Aztec interpretation, it symbolizes the God of life who carries the swastika on his forehead.
With the mysteries of this rune, magnificently elaborated in the ruins of Copán, one can reach the second birth. GIBUR: altar, Giburaltar: high magic.
-Paraphrase from The Mayan Mysteries [Misterios Mayas] (1977)
by Samael Aun Weor
A Bet with the Devil
Napoleon would have lost in a fight against the Devil.
It is one thing to be on the battlefield against other people and it is another to fight against oneself.
Satan is a golden enemy, and he is very useful.
The Devil is a ladder to descend and also a ladder to ascend.
The Twelve Labors of Hercules are with the Devil.
The pact with the Devil is the bet itself and, when we win it, we acquire the capacity to make gold.
The electric force is the cross in movement or the swastika, it is continuous movement.
The transcendent electricity which turns like a vortex has served me in order to form the Gnostic Movement.
The cross in the profane and the profaners is not a swastika because once the chemical copulation ends, the movement ends.
On the other hand, in the Gnostic Cross, the movement does not end because the electricity continues transmuting itself.
What is normal in the sexual work should be a minimum of one hour. In India, the degree of culture is measured according to the time that the chemical copulation is realized; the one who lasts three hours is respected and is a “lord”.
The swastika in movement generates transcendent sexual electricity.
Hitler knew about these things and that is why he took the swastika as the symbol of his Party. The “Man with green gloves” belonged to the Clan of the Dag Dupas. Hitler allowed himself be dazzled by this man and he was taught to crystallize everything negatively.
When Von Litz was capitulated, the monks of the Dag Dupas in Lhasa launched themselves to the streets celebrating the capitulation of Berlin. The Second World War was a duel between the teachings of Gurdjieff and that of the Dag Dupas. This duel was imported from Tibet and it was a true struggle between the white and black magicians of Tibet.
-Paraphrase from Ch 6.01 in The Revolution of the Dialectic [La Revolución de La Dialéctica] (1985)
by Samael Aun Weor
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