The Runes


"A Judo of the Spirit exists; we are referring to the Runic exercises. These are formidable in order to attain the awakening of the consciousness. Whosoever wants to work with this Judo must begin to work with the Rune of Mercury, which has a violet colour that originates extraordinary cosmic forces. Therefore, it is necessary to know that this aforesaid Nordic Rune encloses in itself the whole potency, an impulse for fecundity. We need the Fohat’s breath, the Pentecostal sparks, in order to fecundate our own psyche, in order for us to become Self-conscious"

-Magic Runes, Samael Aun Weor

The Nordic runes are very ancient letters known to contain great spiritual mysteries, but their true nature has remained untapped by modern seekers of knowledge. Each rune represents a circuit of energy in Nature. By understanding how the runes are present everywhere in Nature, one learns how to utilize them in daily life to empower the awakening of the consciousness. One such method is to use the physical body to emulate a rune in combination with prayer and sacred words. By mirroring the runic circuits of Nature, we become capable of receiving and transforming great amounts of energy.


They are secret postures which, practiced adequately, by the connoisseurs of the matter, can help them to become holders of such energetic and, at the same time, divine fluxes, with the evident purpose of harmonizing themselves mentally and physically for helping themselves in the Intimate Auto-Realization of their Real Being.



Rune FA

When we get out of bed, we must salute each new day with immense happiness, by raising our arms towards our Lord, the Sun-Christ. The arms must be placed in such a way that 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 Rune FA. 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.

Let us imagine in those instants 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.

You must also practice this Runic Judo in the mysterious and divine nights, before the starry sky of Urania, with the same posture, and praying like this:

Marvelous Forces of Love, revive my Sacred Fires, so that my consciousness will awaken.

This short yet great prayer can and must be prayed with all of our heart, as many times as we want.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 3




Standing in a straight position, let us raise our arms in order to form a straight line with the whole body, and after praying and asking for help to our Divine Mother we must sing the Mantra ISIS, as follows: IIIIIIIIISSSSSSSS….IIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSS. Prolong the sound of the two letters and divide the word in two syllables IS-IS. [Sounding of the letter I is similar to that found in the word “tea”]

Afterward, the student must lay down with his relaxed body and filled with ecstasy must concentrate and meditate on the Divine Mother.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 7



 Rune AR

The Mantra ARIO prepares the Gnostics for the advent of the Sacred Fire. This Mantra must be chanted every morning, dividing it into three syllables: AAAAAA……. RIIIIIII…….OOOOOO……….. prolonging the sound of each letter. It is advisable to work with this practice for ten minutes daily.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 10


NOTE: The hermetic tradition indicates that this Rune should be done standing, with the arms resting alongside the body, and with the right leg extended to the side so that the tip of the toes touch the ground. 



You must seal all of your magical works, invocations, supplications, healing chains, etc., with the Rune Sig. The zig zag of lightning must be traced with your hand and your extended index finger, at the moment when you also sound the letter SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS as a prolonged sweet and affable whistle.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 13


NOTE: Ceremonial magic indicates that the drawing of this Rune can be made either with the index finger of the extended right hand, as well as with the three fingers (thumb, index, and middle fingers) of the same hand, equally extended, in order to represent the Three Forces.





The practices corresponding to the Rune TYR or TIR consist of placing the arms high above the head, then descending them to the sides while the hands are cupped like seashells. When lowering the straight arms pronounce the mantra “TIIIIIIIRRRRRRRR” (The sound of the letters ‘I’ and ‘R’ should be prolonged in order to awake the consciousness.)

The letter ‘T’ or TAU strikes the consciousness in order to awaken it. The letter ‘I’ works intensely within the blood which is the vehicle of the essence. The ‘R’, while intensifying the circulation of the blood in the veins and in the sanguineous vessels, is operating marvels with the igneous flames by intensifying and stimulating the awakening.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 16


NOTE: The Gnostic tradition indicates that when the arms are up and they start to descend, while pronounces the mantra TIR, they are lowered until forming an angle as shown in our drawing of the RUNE (45º angle to the floor).

It is recommended to practice this Rune in combination with Rune BAR (first one and then the other, alternating in that way).




We must intelligently combine the exercises of the Rune BAR with the exercises of the Rune TYR or TIR.

Place the arms high above the head, descending them while the hands are cupped as shells, and while singing the mantras TIR, BAR, as follows: TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRRR…………., BAAAAAAAAARRRRRRR……….

Objective of this practice:

  1. To wisely mix within our own interior universe the magical forces of the two Runes.
  2. To awaken consciousness.
  3. To intimately accumulate Christic Atoms of high voltage.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 19


NOTE: The hermetic tradition indicates that in this Rune the left arm will be placed in the shape of a jug with a handle, with the hand supported on the waist and the left leg also forming a jug in the way that the tip of the toes touch the floor. It is recommended that this Rune is practiced in combination with Rune TYR (first one and then the other, alternating in that way).



Loving our Divine Mother and thinking in that great womb where the worlds are gestated, let us pray daily as follows:

Within my internal real Being resides the Divine Light, RAAAAAMMMMM  IIIIIIIIOOOOOOO  is the Mother of my Being, Devi Kundalini, RAAAAMMMM  IIIIIIIOOOOOO, help me… RAAAAAAMMMMMM  IIIIIIIIIOOOOO assist me, illuminate me.

RAAAAAAMMMMM  IIIIIIIIIOOOOOOO, Divine Mother of mine, Isis of mine, Thou hast the child Horus, my true Being, in thy arms. I need to die within my self so that my

Essence might be lost in Him…Him. ..Him…


This prayer must be performed before the sun, with raised arms and hands. The legs must be opened, and the body slightly crouched, thus awaiting to receive Light and more Light.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 22


NOTE: We warn that in this Rune, the body must form an inverted letter “U”: legs opened, body inclined to 90 degrees, arms extended downwards and palms of hands raised in the way that they face the floor.





In the military position, on our feet, firm, and facing towards the east, place your right arm in such a way that your hand will remain resting upon your waist or hips, thus, performing the form of this Rune.

Now, you must sing the mantric syllables, TAAA…., TEEEE….., TIIIIIII…., TOOOOOO…… TUUUUU……, with the purpose of developing in yourself Christ-Will.

This exercise must be practiced every day at sunrise.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 22






Observe very carefully the two diagrams of the Rune Os. In the same way that the Rune FA has its two arms upwards, the Rune Olin has them downwards, and this is profoundly significant.

During these esoteric practices, there is the need to successively alternate movements by placing the arms in the first position (downwards), then, in the second position (placing the arms on our waist as in the Rune Dorn or Thorn). I repeat, examine very carefully the two diagrams of the Rune Os.

During these Runic practices, you must combine the movement with harmonious and rhythmic breathing. Inhale the Prana through the nose, and exhale it through the mouth along with the mystic sound TTOOOORRRRRNNN, prolonging the pronunciation of each letter.

When inhaling, imagine the sexual forces rising, ascending from the sexual glands throughout the pair of sympathetic nervous cords, which are known in India by the names of Ida and Pingala.

These nerves or tubes reach the brain, then after they continue through other nerves towards the heart. These nerves are other channels, the Amrita Nadi is one among them.

When exhaling, imagine the sexual energies entering the heart, and even penetrating more deeply, reaching to the consciousness in order to awaken it. Strike the consciousness with force, with THELEMA (Will-Power), thus combining the Runes Thorn and movement.

Afterwards, pray and meditate. Beseech the Father who is in secret, ask Him to awaken your consciousness.

Beseech your Divine Mother Kundalini, beg Her with infinite love to raise, to make the sexual energies reach the heart and even further, to the very profound bottom of your consciousness.

You must love and pray, meditate and supplicate. Build faith even the size of a grain of mustard seed and you will be able to say unto a mountain, “remove hence to a distant place”, and it shall remove. Remember that doubt is the beginning of ignorance.

“Ask and it shall be given you, Knock and it shall be opened unto you.”

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 28


NOTE: Gnostic tradition adds for the better comprehension of this Rune, that the legs will be opened, arms will be placed forward with hands at the height of the waist and palms facing downward; one will inhale through the nose and at exhaling one pronounces the mantra TORN, in the way that when one is pronouncing “R”, one will start to draw back the arms and when the hands touch the waist, one will finish with “N”.




The fundamental mantras of the Rune Rita are: RA…….. RE………. RI……….. RO……… RU…………

In the Rune F, we had to raise the arms. In the Rune U, we opened the legs. In the Rune D, we placed the arm on our waist. In the Rune O, the legs were open and the arms upon the waist. So, in the present Rune Rita we must open one leg and one arm. Thus, in this position, the Gnostic students will see that they in themselves are forming the Runic Letters, such as they are written.

The present Runic practice has the power of liberating the Internal Judgement.
We need to convert ourselves into judges of consciousness. To awaken the Buddhata, the soul, is urgent.
The present Rune has the power of awakening the consciousness of the Judges.
Let us remember what is called remorse, which certainly is the accusing voice of the consciousness.

Those who never feel remorse are truly very far from their Interior Judge. Commonly, they are lost cases.
People like that must work very intensely with the Rune Rita, thus, this is how they will liberate their Interior Judgement.
We need with urgency to learn how to be guided by the voice of the silence, that is to say, by the Intimate Judge.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 31


NOTE: Hermetic tradition indicates that it is the left arm that is placed in the shape of a jug (hand is supported on the waist), and that it is equally the left foot that is opened to the side (tip of toes resting against the floor).




The gnostic student will stand up facing east, lifting his left arm as indicated in the figure of the Rune Kaum. Breathe rhythmically and vocalize the mantra “KAUM”, like this: KAAAAAUUUUUMMMMM…

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 34


NOTE: The primitive Gnostic tradition indicates that the left arm must be raised to 45º with respect to the floor, and that the palm of the hand must face downward. 





Beloved disciples, you must meditate profoundly on the Unity of Life, on the Great Alaya of the universe, on the invisible world, on the parallel universes of the superior dimensions of space.

Concentrate your thought on the Walkirias, Gods of fire, air, water, and earth.

AGNI is the God of fire. PARALDA is the God of air. VARUNA is the God of water. GOB is the God of the element earth.

Through meditation is how you can enter into contact with the Gods of the elements.

You must trace the Rune Hagal on a blank paper, then afterwards, concentrate your mind on any of the four principal Gods of the elements. Call upon them so they can help you when it is necessary.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 37






The practices of the Rune Not take us to the performing of Pranayama, that is to say, to the wise and intelligent combination of solar and lunar atoms.

You must profoundly inhale the vital air, the Prana, the life, through the right nostril, and exhale it through the left nostril while mentally counting up to twelve. Then after, inhale through the left nostril and exhale through the right one, and vice versa. Continue with this exercise for ten minutes. In this practice, you must control your nostrils with your index finger and your thumb.

Afterwards, the Gnostic student must sit down or lay down in dorsal decubitus (on his back, facing upwards). With his body relaxed, he must concentrate and try to remember his past lives.

In the case of requiring the assistance of Anubis, if you urgently need to negotiate with him, then, you must open your arms to the sides. While in this position, you must form the Rune by placing one arm at an angle of 135 degrees and the other arm at an angle of only 45 degrees.

Then, the arm which is forming the angle of 45 degrees will move in order to form an angle of 135 degrees, and the other arm will move to form the angle of 45 degrees.

During this exercise, you must chant the Mantras, NA, NE, NI, NO, NU, while having your mind concentrated on Anubis, the Chief of Karma. In this manner, beseech him for the negotiation you wish, and ask him for the help urgently needed.

You must observe well the form of the Rune Not, imitating with your arms this sign. The right and left arms must alternate in their movements.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 40


NOTE: Samael Aun Weor indicated that for a better efficiency of this rune, the devotee should  facie the East, on his knees, and with a candle lit in front of him.  





The practice which corresponds to this Rune consists of going towards the Sun in the morning. In the moments of sunrise, adopt a mystical attitude, that is, lift the hands as shown by the Rune. In this way one implores unto HE (the Sun, Christ) for esoteric help.

This practice must be performed by sunrise on the 27th of each month.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 43




The sacred Swastika is then the hammer that produces the tempests which the Ases or heavenly Lords use. It’s rectangular, elbowed arms in the Macrocosms, clearly express without the least bit of doubt the incessant evolutions and devolutions of the seven cosmoses.

The Swastika in the Microcosms, represents the human being with his right arm aiming towards heaven and the left arm aiming towards the earth.

The Swastika is an alchemical, cosmogonical and anthropological sign with seven distinct interpretative clues. In short, it is (as a symbol of transcendental electricity) the Alpha and the Omega of the universal sexual force, from the Spirit to the matter. Therefore, whosoever achieves the grasping of all of its mystical significance remains free from MAYA (illusion).

Without any doubt, the Swastika is the electrical windmill of physicists. All of the mysteries of the Lingam-Yoni are enclosed within it.

The Swastika in itself is the Cross in movement (the Rune Gebo in movement), that is to say, Sex Yoga, Maithuna, Sexual Magic.


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.

Samael Aun Weor
Esoteric Treaty of Runic Magic, Chapter 43