Michael Conneely

Michael Conneely

Learn the Runes. Enrol on my Runes Course: The Runes are powerful and ancient magic. Each Rune tells us about a key facet of our life. Each Rune is a key to deep personal transformation. Explore The Runes Courses Now.

The Runes were the alphabet of the ancient Norse and other peoples of Northern Europe. But they are also Gateways to new ways of being, ways of bringing in needed change.

Learn how to transform your understanding of the events in your life.

Use the genuine magic of making a Rune, chanting its name, rune stance and journeying for its true meaning as applied to your life at the present.

Connect with the magic of the Runes through Michael Conneely’s worldwide distance learning course.

Seeress leading visionquestI have students all over the world, and currently a most wonderfully positive, macical and empowering rune group in Latvia. For each Rune you receive an audio recording download with information. For each rune you also receive a guided meditation with opportunity for trance drumming and chanting and divination.  You then correspond with myself as guide, friend and counsellor as your personal spiritual and life-journey progresses, helped through the perceptions and magical transformations offered by the Runes. you can learn how to transform your understanding of the events in your life and you can use the genuine magic of making a rune, chanting its name, rune stance and journeying for its true meaning as applied to your life at the present time.

Every student handles the runes differently. Here is a very philosophical section from a long and vibrant report from a student in California, USA, on the rune of joy: the 8th Rune: Wunjo: ‘All the runes are medicine in their various ways, but probably none more so than Wunjo, which is pure healing joy.  Joy is connection to something far beyond human beings and doings.  It is not connected to hate, fear, or war (or elections).   The Norse people used joy to give their people something to fight for and preserve, because it was needed.  But now, we need to go beyond the concept of tribal boundaries and into universal life, with a diversity of expressions.  The one and the many.
Wunjo is the “oneness” when we recognize the commonality of all things (both organic and nonorganic) and the “many” when we begin to appreciate the myriad forms of existence, to value all of it, while recognizing our own uniqueness within it.  Wunjo is also the flow of existence, where forms appear and disappear, but the essence, the spirit always remains.  When we truly realize this, we no longer fear.  Wunjo is the antidote to fear.
For my rune journey, I travelled to Runewald, my sacred runic forest.  I noticed that there were colored pennants along the path, with the rune Wunjo inscribed on all of them.  They were gaily waving in the breeze.  Each one seemed to beckon me onward, further along the path.  Eventually the path led to a meadow, where there was a festival going on.  I noted that the meadow was lined with pennants hanging from the tree boughs, of the first Aett of runes – Fehu, Uraz, Thurisaz, Ansuz, Raidho, Kennaz, Gebo, and Wunjo.’

Hagalas: By contrast, here is a very vibrant use by another student of the energy of the rune of dreadful times: the 9th Rune, the Hail Rune: Hagalas:

‘So my Hagal journey began with me in an open space, turning to the beat of the drum.  Hands upraised, I am catching hail grains in my hands.  As I do, the grains explode into the star burst version of Hagal.  Then they dissolve into water which streams down my hands, arms, and body to the ground.  The constant streams of water running down my hands, arms and body dissolves my outer skin until finally a new layer free of old patterns is reached.

The pattern-free “me” then steps forward and begins forming the Stav Hagal stance of crossed fists in front of my chest with the palms facing away from me.  I now repeatedly push those crossed fists outward away from my chest and from me.  Starburst Hagal shapes explode like so many fireworks going off.  Again and again, I repeatedly repel and “send back” all the negative energies and curses that have been and are being sent to me.  Again and again I send them back, until every one has been “returned to sender”.

Next I begin stomping one foot then the other against the ground, turning first one way then the other way, as Native Americans do when they dance.  As I stomp, more “old patterns” fall away from my mind and body.  Until finally, not one remains.

The journey ends with me fresh and ready to create new patterns and scripts for my life.  I feel a sense of positive anticipation.

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