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Thulean Imperial Inquisitor
Monday, January 30th, 2006, 03:12 PM
By Radb÷d ┴rtisson

I have seen a number of commentaries put out by modern rynsters discussing the Black Sun design. There exists one major problem in all these interpretations: all of them have been based on the Common Germanic Fu■ark despite the fact that the designers of this symbol based their conceptions on the Armanen Futhork. The Armanen Futhork was the only runic system available to most Germans in the early part of the twentieth century. Certain antiquarians and scholars knew of other rune rows, but little or no work was done with them, as there was simply no information available at the time.

Would anyone attempt to make a commentary on the Kylver stone inscription in the Frisian Fu■orc? Of course not, as this inscription was carved in the Common Germanic Fu■ark. Would it be wise to attempt to find deeper meanings in Icelandic galdrastafir by using the Common Germanic Fu■ark despite the fact that we know that these designs were based on the Standard Nordic Fu■ark? If this were the case, then why would we not view a symbol such as the Schwarzesonne using the Armanen Futhork on which it was based?

This brief analysis is an attempt to redress the aforementioned issue. All interpretations of the runes in this treatise are taken from Siegfried Adolf Kummer’s Runen=Magie, written in 1933 (tr. Edred Thorsson as Rune-Magic, 1993). Kummer was not only a contemporary German rynster (living in Dresden in the years just prior to World War II, and having founded his Rune School Runa in 1927), but was one of the greatest erulians ever to have worked with the Armanen system. As brief additions to Kummer’s interpretations, the runic keys (descriptions of runic functions) have been added. These functions are those described by Karl Hans Weltz, founder of the modern order known as the Knight of the Runes.

The Black Sun design first appeared on the floor of Castle Wewelsburg in Westphalia before the building was taken over by the SchutzStaffel (SS). Although some of he SS occupants who worked with the runes continued to use the Armanen system, the majority came to favour the runic system invented by Karl Maria Wiligut. Thus, the interpretation of this symbol as used by the Nazis proved to be strikingly different from its original intention.

We may view the Schwarzesonne in two ways: either (1) as a ring composed of twelve SIG runes, or (2) as three overlaid fyrfosen. If one contemplates the symbolism in either fashion, however, one will discover that these two separate interpretations will lead to complementary conclusions.

The first way that we may consider the Schwarzesonne is as a ring of 12 SIG runes spoked in a wheel to appear as solar rays. To consider the number 12 using runic number lore, we must reduce this value to 3.
3 is a “holy number” that is greatly represented in Heathen mythic lore. It represents completion of, or giving life to a process. Complete-ness in the mythic lore is characterized in a number of profound examples: e.g.; the 3 faces of HroptR: Ë­inn, Hœnir, Lˇ­urR; the three roots of Yggdrasil; Ë­rœrir, Sˇn, Bo­n. Even ancient poetic forms were often based on triplicates.

For an interpretation of the SIG rune, let us turn to Kummer:

“The s-rune, Sig, Sal, Sol, the Rune of the Sun’s power, of victory [Sieg], Sal and Sig = Well-being and victory; of the Light, of the Hale, of the soul, of the kindling, lightning; Sig = the sunlight the Sieve, the Seventh (head of the ruling council), the clan of blood-Kin. The Sig-rune is the rune of the fighter and the victor; it provides victory and makes the enemy cowardly, weak and powerless. Numerical values is 11.”

The runic key for the S-rune is “guiding”. If we multiply the numerical value of SIG (11) by the number of SIG runes used to compose the Black Sun design (12), we arrive at a product of 132. We may examine each of the digits composing 132, but we must also reduce this value to 6. Let us see how these numbers and their runic correspondences affect our view:

1 is the number of the Fa :: F :: rune. Back to Kummer:

“The f-rune, fa, Fa-tor = Father; generation in Spirit and in Matter, kindling a fire, fire- engendered magical force which shapes everything; the eternal return of the Fa-tor—pure Love which constantly works in a creative manner.”

The key for the F-rune is “to help.”

3 is the number of the THORN rune:

“The th-rune, Thor; thurs, thorn. Thorn is Will and Deed. Donar = Don-Aar, the singing sun, the thunder, Thor’s hammer. The Thorn of Fate, the Thorn of Life, but also the Thorn of Death which leads to rebirth; no Life without Death, no Death without Life. Sleeping Beauty, who is awakened by the Thorn of Life. The Gate (The Golden Gate and the Gate of Misfortune in folk tales.)” The key for the Th/D-rune is “to protect.”

2 is the number of the UR rune:

“The u-rune, the ur [primal, original], Rune of primal fire, original creation, primal birth, primal Spirit, original knowledge, primal light, original position, primal cause, original eternity, primal time, origin, original writing, judgment [or-deal], primal ba-sis, original mother, the Norn Urda, Uranus, primal arising, primal being, primal passing-away. The origin of all manifestations is the Ur- the Ur of the All, the Ur of the Earth. Urn.”

The key for the U-rune is “to heal.”

And if we reduce all of these by reducing 132 to 6, we arrive at the KA rune: “The k-rune, Ka, is the rune of Cause and Effect, of poetic justice. Its sound, k, indicates to spiritual and physical ability, to cures, art [Kunst], those who can, king, queen, Kun, Kano, the canoe as a feminine symbol; Arkona, the Knowing One, the Norn. Kala, the secret of traditional Knowledge. Ka, the Rune of pure, conscious, Racial generation and multiplication.” The key for the K-rune is “Capability.”

The implication of this symbolism is that the Germanic soul rises victorious. Our fˇlk are healed-- spiritually speaking--after centuries of foreign propaganda that led to our own destructive self-persecution. While a certain amount of anger and extreme reaction is inevitable, in the end our people prove to be resilient. Our reawakened tr˙ is not the same as that of our ancestors [FA] but is equal in its dynamism and purpose.

Another way that we might reflect on this emblem is to see it as three fyrfosen (swastikas) overlaying one another. The significance of the number 3 is discussed above. There are three fyrfosen to embody the three cycles of rising, being, and passing away/rising again.

The fyrfos, of course, is a variant form of the GIBOR rune. Of GIBOR Kummer states:

“The g-Rune, Gibor, Ge, Gea, Geo = Earth, God, gift, giver, Gibor—the Rune representing the Fyrfos, the swastika, the fire of Love, constant re-creation and eternal rebirth. Giborallar, the altar of the All-Father, the Giver; the Giver-Rune, in which is contained the Mal- cross [the "times-sign"], the crossing, the marriage of two Selves, of two powers. Gibur is the Eternal in human hearts. Gibur Arahari! = Man, be one with God!—or—Give us primal power, Soul of the Sun, Arahari! Numerical value 18.”

The key to the G-rune is “Life; Self”. If we were to multiply 18 (the value of GIBOR) by 3 (for each fyrfos) we come to 54.

5 is the RIT rune: “The r-Rune, Rit; counsel [rede], wheel [flarf], red, rita, rota— holy, invulnerable, innate Righteousness. Cosmic rhythm, whispering, raging, rolling, rubbing, rustling, etc. The Savior [Rei-ier], the Righteous, the Rider [Knight], the Hero [Recke], Ararita, the Law, the symbol of the All-Rite. The Rune of Righteousness and Integrity.”

4 is the OS rune: “The o-Rune, Os; East, Easter, Ostara, the goddess of Spring. Os is the rune of spiritual speech, of power, of language; through spiritual regeneration, every negative force can be overcome. Os = womb, Osrun which conceives— that which is conceived by Spirit and Love becomes a reality.”

OS is the only rune in the Futhork with an alternate form. The alternate form of OS is OTHIL, which, while representing the same general principles, carries a stronger emphasis on Heritage and Inheritance.

54 > 9, which corresponds to the IS rune. Kummer describes Is: “The s-Rune… indicates the magical Nine of completion. It is the Rune of the upright, enterprising, conscious leader and magician. Its symbol is the World Axis, the Irmin-column = Irminsul.”

9 itself is the holiest of numbers. While it transforms anything that it touches, it remains constant in and of itself. This number, like 3, is also well represented in the mythic lore: the 9 worlds; Ë­inn hanging from Yggdrasil for 9 nights and returning with 9 prodigious songs; the 9 mothers of HeimdallR…

Again, we may increase our understanding by considering the appropriate runic keys:

GIBOR = Life, Self
RIT= Ceremonial
OS = To Accept (alternate: OTHIL = Inheritance)
IS = True Ego (Divine Will)

Thus, following this route of interpretation, the Schwarzesonne represents the reuniting of the human soul with the divine, the religious/ceremonial acceptance of our ancestral heritage, putting us in sync with the ways of our gods. Our reawakened tr˙ is built on a foundation of Mutual Exchange and Welcome with our ancestral gods. The Black Sun acts, much as a talisman intended to work for the victory of the Germanic psyche. Granted, this purpose was greatly distorted by the unenlightened Nazi ethic when the SS took over Castle Wewelsburg in January of 1939. The Nazis associated the glyph with strange theories of Atlantis and its supposed language called “Vril.”

Today we can reclaim this symbol for what it was intended—perhaps in an even more enlightened interpretation, as our minds are not being affected by the various religious, social, and political extremes of pre-war Germany. This symbol represents the spirit of the Reawakening, the continuation of the work that began in the Germanic Renaissance during which the symbol was developed.

The Black Sun’s shape, as well as the use of the twelve SIG runes, graphically demonstrates the glory of the Reawakening upon the Germanic soul, shining its grandeur among our folk. This meaning is echoed by alternative interpretation of the three overlaid GIBOR runes.

Dr. Solar Wolff
Sunday, February 19th, 2006, 03:56 AM
Karl Hans Weltz has a website and does take questions. I wonder what he would say about this. This discussion illustrates how complex this topic actually is and is an excellent discussion. The last three summary paragraphs are uplifting. This "reawakening" is very important.