Fehu and Organic Gnosticism
I’ve just started some research on the Elder Futhark Runes. Each evening I am meditating on one rune and projecting my awareness into it to explore and receive impressions. So don’t be surprised if the information I get is different than others or similar to others. I can only share what each rune means to me at the deepest levels. After I go through the entire sequence I may need to clarify some of these individual impressions, but I’ve decided to share them as they come to me and are fresh…
Fehu is the source of the shaman’s power. It is vital life energy and the expansive power of growth and of living things. It is root chakra energy in its purest form and the image reminds me of growing things like trees and grain, even cactus, things that branch out and up. It is the living things that shoot out of the very earth itself in a burst of vitality and life force.
The straight vertical line comes straight out of the earth itself and gets its energy from mother earth like the shaman does or like a tree trunk.
I see that in books it is associated with cattle, movement and wealth….these are things that are also associated with root chakra energies! But I think that the association with the expansive vital life force energy hits the closest to its true meaning, for me at least.
This is also like a verb, in motion, constant motion, constant growth, constant expansion out into the world which can be likened to prosperity in a way.
When we think of each rune we need to realize that each rune depicts a psychological truth or spiritual truth and reality. To use that rune is to invoke that particular type of energy so Fehu is very potent in energizing our efforts by aligning them with the vital life force itself…