Ansuz depicts Odin’s magical staff and is pretty straight forward in its meaning. It represents both a channel and a focus for the energy that is channeled. That is what a magical staff does…but that is also what we do in Organic Gnosticism! Through the development of our astral bodies and their powers we gain the ability to channel various astral or magical energies and to act as a shaman.
Ansuz gives the ability to channel and focus this energy but some important questions still remain…what type of energy are we channeling? What do we want that energy to do? How do we direct that energy in full consciousness?
Are we channeling spiritual energy, mental energy, emotional energy, sexual energy or even perhaps physical energy? Ansuz gives us the tool or ability to channel but we still need to choose the right energy and the right focus and consciously direct it to do what we want it to do.
Compare Ansuz to Thurisaz and you will see an immense difference. Thurisaz as the Wrath of God only blows a destructive hole in blocked places leaving smoking ruin, but also an open channel. Ansuz is a lot more deliberate and delicate in its ability to manipulate and focus energy in a creative way for healing or prosperity as well as creating or clearing energetic channels.
In Organic Gnosticism Ansuz seems to mean the shaman himself or herself because this is what we are…
Some books say that Ansuz is the bridge from the god or goddess realms to the physical realms, but once more in Organic Gnosticism that is what we are! Ansuz is the shaman!