Rune is multi-functional - a kind of magickal Swiss Army knife.
You might use it as a talisman, chant it, visualise
it, meditate on it, scrawl it on walls/bulldozers, face paint it,
or draw it on letters/leaflets/envelopes.
The symbol is highly adaptable:
- Simon, of London Dragon has developed a series
of meditational movements based on the Dragon Rune.
- Cornwall Dragons danced the shape of the Rune to
- Chalk stones marked & charged with the bindrune
are buried all over Gt. Britain & Ireland.
- Shanti941 has mapped the seven
Chakras system onto the Dragon Rune.
- Several eco-magic rituals
have been created based on the Rune, including the WTO
adopted the Dragon Tree Rune some time ago as a symbol for the Dragon
Environmental Network. It is a very old Norse runic symbol called
a runebind, and represents the World Tree, linking the earth with
upper and under worlds. The rune has the same meaning in Anglo-Saxon
& Norse systems.
It is used to unite the various groups; as well as
in our ritual work and campaigning. Very briefly we use it by "powering
it up" in our rituals or meditations, and discharge the energy in
The Runes are an ancient magical alphabet originating
in northern central Europe about 1000 years BC and were spread across
almost the whole of Europe by the Germanic and Vikings tribes. Popular
mythology attributes their invention to a shaman called Odhinn (an
actual historical character).
Runes are an alphabet for communicating the written
word. They also possess a magical energy to linked the concept of
A Runebind symbol is an amalgamation of the shape
of two or more runes so that their shape is contained within the symbol,
and the energies of the runes is combined into a single force.
The Dragon Tree Rune contains 6 runes:-
|| and Isa.
Why these Runes?
Each rune has multiple meanings but in the context
of eco-magic these are the energies we're drawing on:
Laguz: (Water.) The primal water
which is the source of all life. Life energy and organic growth.
Vital power. Growth. Development. Flow, the healing power of renewal.
Imagination and psychic matters. Success in travel or acquisition.
Fehu (Domestic cattle, wealth.) Movable
possessions. Money. Abundance, financial strength. A rune of hope
and plenty, success and happiness. Anything you use to make a living,
whether tangible or intangible (skills, knowledge) is your Fehu.
Our magical knowledge is magickal Fehu.
Tiwaz: (Tyr, the sky god.) Victory
and success in any competition or in legal matters. Fairness and
justice. The force of law and justice by Orlog. Strong defense.
Honor, leadership and authority. A quest or a cause to believe in
and defend. A spiritual warrior's Rune of success. Spiritual discipline.
Willingness to self-sacrifice. A time of high energy and strong
motivation. Analysis, rationality. Knowing where one's true strengths
Kenaz: (Beacon or torch.) New strength,
controlled energy, and power. Vision, revelation, intellectual knowledge,
creativity, inspiration, technical ability. Good for beginnings
or renewals. The vital fire of life, harnessed power, transformation
and regeneration. Guidance, learning, skills and talents, education,
revelation, books, technology, exploration, and discovery. The receptacle
that holds the fire of creation.
Algiz: (Elk, protection.) Protection
or defense; a guardian or shield warding off evil. Peace, friendship.
Communication between the upper world, Earth, and the lower world.
Awakening, guidance, following instincts.
Isa: (Ice.) Isa reinforces runes
around it and helps to 'fix' the bindrune energies. Also used to
rule the forces of inertia and entropy or to freeze a situation
and look inward for solutions. Binding. Restriction. Patience. The
concentration of consciousness. Useful in revealing psychological
The Dragon Tree Rune Chant.
Each of the Runes incorporated within it is associated
with a sound. Chanting these tones while visualising the image of
the Dragon Rune is especially powerful. The tones of the Rune Chant
are; 'LA' (Laguz), 'FEY' (Fehu), 'TAY' (Teiwaz), 'KAY' (Kenaz),
'EE' (Isa), 'ZZZ' (Algiz). So the chant in full is;
'Laa...Fay...Tay... Kay... Eeezzz.'
(The latter 2 runes are combined as they have a similar
sound). Repeat as necessary. Use as a round or chant it together
as a group.
Why not find out more
about the Runes?
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