Kenaz means to burn, especially to burn with passion…Until we are able to connect directly with cosmic powers and channel them this is what we need to rely upon, our own passion. It is in the consuming of the physical body through life that the seven bodies of the soul are formed. We need to sacrifice ourselves to the process so that we can be reborn.
The reason that I am writing about each rune is because each rune tells a truth or mystery that is concealed within it. Each rune represents a power or an experience that can be felt and lived by even the most primitive people.
The mystery of Kenaz is the secret power of passion and how it can get us through the darkest of times, can get us across the great abyss! We can intellectually believe something and we can spiritually believe in something, but are we willing to die for it? Are we willing to sacrifice everything that we are? That is the mystery of this rune of transmutation.
To achieve the ultimate in life we need to die…and it might be a spiritual death instead of a physical death. By a spiritual death I mean the destruction of the astral cord between our human body and our highest self.
This happened to me many years ago shortly after I had permanently crossed the great abyss with my awareness. My awareness had connected with Source and wanted to live forever in that blessed union.
In a dream or vision someone approached me and directed me to a large book on a pedestal. I was directed to open it and read it. As I opened the book the person cackled evilly and said that if I ever let go of the book I would die. I shouted “No!” and slammed the book shut. Immediately my astral cord that connected me to my physical body erupted into flames and I was forced upwards for my own survival. My awareness was forced to retreat across the great abyss and take refuge in Source where if found shelter and safety.
In later years I realized that was my spiritual death! It was an initiation and a very powerful one that connected me in a very powerful way with Source. Over the years I gradually rebuilt my astral bodies and astral cord from the top down, back to the earth. But that consuming fire was the fire of Kenaz and initiates of the world’s great mystery schools knew of that mystery and spoke of it…