Ur - Pendant
This pendant showing the rune Ur grants the strength necessary to pursue dreams.
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Runes in the World of the Vikings:
In former times runes were utilized by the northern people as a magic language. They were used to write down messages as well as to prepare talismans and charms which were needed for telling the future and other magic rituals.
In old northern languages the word rune means secret, concealed law and magic sign.
Runemasters normally carried a wooden stick with a bronze head, in which rune signs were carved, as a symbol of their power and status. One could furthermore recognize them by their deep blue capes and their amulet bags made of leather they carried on their belts. The profession of a runemaster could be chosen by men as well as by women - they were, second to the leader of the village, the most important members of the community.
Each pendant of this rune collection comes with a black cord, was inspired by the natural shape of rocks and is made of lead-free pewter, which is associated with earth.
The Meaning of the Rune Ur:
Although strength can be used to overcome one's own oppression, it must not be misused to keep others down: Ur originally stood for the horns of a mighty aurochs, hence it is said to grant the inner strength needed to get along with one's own dreams - however, this power and vitality has to be used in a resposible way. This rune is said to grant the power to go your own way without letting others, who are pessimistic and negative, throw you off balance - it grants peace and strength from within.
Example of a Rune Spell from a Grimoire of White Magic:
1. Purificatio (Cleaning):
In order to clear all adhering energy frequencies the rune should be covered with salt and kept overnight in a safe place before it is charged with energy.
2. Preparatio (Preparation):
Keep ready incense, a compass and a white candle and cover a table with a white cloth in a quiet room. In order to easily absorb the energies of this earth ritual the rune should perferably be made of a metal, which is associated with earth.
Black out the room and take care that you will not be disturbed: Place yourself with the help of your compass in front of the table so that you face north, since the power of our Mother Earth flows from the northern direction. Put the incense and the white candle in the middle of the table, ignite both and place the rune next to them.
3. Potestatem Facere (Charging):
Close your eyes, hold your hands above the rune and meditate for a while over its meaning. Now send the power of your thoughts through your hands into the piece of jewelry and then deeper into the earth, penetrate the surface, wander through the realm of rocks and roots until you have reached the centre of Mother Earth. Feel the fiery energy of the element earth in front of your inner eye then drag it upwards into your body - now feel the heat in your body and take the rune in your hands. The pendant will absorb the whole earth energy until it completely vanishes from your body - during this once again reflect over the meaning of this rune.
4. Salvatio (Reorientation):
Have a meal and recover for a short while in order to bring your body back to this world.
This jewelry is also available in copper, silver and gold
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This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Rune Charms".
This jewelry is part of the jewelry line up "Rune Charms" - you can also download this line up as a printable catalogue if you want to order by fax or mail:
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