One of the most powerful ways to use Seidr is to use it for personal transformation. This is easy enough to accomplish if you have trance skills. Let me give you an example.
First let me restate my definition of Seidr. For me in my practices any trance work done with a northern tradition as its backdrop is Seidr. Traveling the nine realms qualifies.
First you need to determine what you would like to change about yourself and your thinking or behaviors. This could require some introspection. It’s time well spent though.
Once you have a plan in mind it’s time to journey. For transformation purposes some of the most powerful allies you can have are the Norns. They are the weavers of Wyrd and help control our paths. Whenever I have a change that needs to occur within myself I travel to the well with the Norns.
Next I ask them to see the weaving they are doing of my own Wyrd. If they agree to show me I look for something in the weaving that may correspond to the change I would like to have occur. Many times this appears as a dark or black strand in an otherwise colorful weaving. It looks out of place. I then ask the Norns to cut this thread and continue the weaving without it. If they agree then great. Mission accomplished. If they don’t agree to this request I simply go back to them at another time and it always seems to get done.
Next I return to ordinary consciousness and make a game plan of what I can do myself to bring about the change. This is something else I always ask the Norns. They generally give me a good idea of what I can do beyond their changing of my weaving. This always takes the form of good solid steps to take. It’s up to me of course to follow them!
This technique has worked for me many times. Whether it’s a habit I need to change it a relationship that I need severed I go to the Norns for their aid.
This is just one way to use Seidr for personal transformation. There are many more. The uses are only limited by your imagination. Dream it then do it with the help of the Norns!
The Runes can be used for many purposes. Perhaps my favorite use is to use them in regards to personal power and transformation. This use for me is the primary use of the Runes. It is through this use that we can tap into the strongest and highest use of the Runes. It is through this use that we may achieve the highest goal of the Vitki. The transformation of the Vitki into someone more powerful than before. Someone with greater Self understanding.
How do we do this? Two ways immediately come to mind. Through the use of individual staves and through the use of bind Runes.
In using individual Runes the Vitki would choose the Rune that most suitably matched the desire of the needed change. This may be as simple as using Ansuz for spiritual growth or connection with Odin. Or perhaps using thurisaz for protection and defense. The individual Runes chosen can then be used in different ways. Through galder we can use the element of air to achieve a desired change. Through the use of fire either with a candle sending or simply writing the Runes on a piece of paper and burning it we can release the power of the Runes into the multiverse. The simple act of loading the paper or candle with the appropriate stave through galder should bring about an effect. There is powerful magic in these uses. Explore them for yourself.
Then there’s the use of bind runes. You can choose several staves to bring about a desired effect. For example for spiritual growth you may choose laguz and Ansuz. For material gain fehu and laguz work well. The possibilities are as endless as the imagination of the Vitki. Again you could use the two burning methods described above to send out the magic. I ask you to also try these techniques.
What is the difference between using an individual stave or a bind rune for your purposes? The individual stave tends to be more focused and directed towards quick results. The bind rune is more long lasting in its effects. Slower and more deliberate. At least that’s been my experience with these two techniques.
Changing of Self is a primary calling for the Vitki. Try using these ideas and see what changes may occur in your life!
Being a working full time Vitki is never boring. You get lots of interesting cases to work on. And you get to help plenty of people in the process. That’s what makes it so great and why I love my work so much.
The other day I had a client come in. He asked me if I did chakra alignment. I told him I didn’t work with the eastern 7 chakra system. But I explained that I did work with the 5 energy wheel system which is definitely more Heathen based (thanks Runic John!). After a quick run down we agreed to work together on what he was describing as a blockage.
I laid him down on a table in a comfortable position. I told him to breath in a pattern of in to the count of three, hold for three and exhale to the count of three. It took him a few minutes to get into this pattern.
I took my clear quartz gand and started my assessment. As I felt the energy in his hamr I realized he indeed had blockages in his top three wheels. The bottom two were humming along nicely. I sensed that the problem was a lack of energy exchange between his third and fourth wheels with another disconnect with his fifth wheel. His fifth or head wheel was also spinning very slowly.
I got to work. Using the gand I started creating new energy pathways between his top three wheels. I also started to redirect the energy into the proper flow pattern of spinning clockwise. All of this took about a half hour to achieve.
One of the things I also did was place a clear quartz stone on each of the wheels to help amplify my attentions. As I placed a stone on his head wheel he let out a yelp. I asked him what was wrong. He told me that it had felt like a sharp pain. I assured him that was just the feeling of the realignment taking effect. A few more spinnings of the gand and I could tell that we were done.
The client stood up I asked him if he felt any different. He told me he could feel energy flowing through his body. I thanked him and told him to see me again in a couple of weeks for a tune up. Then he was on his way.
Helping people feel more connected and intune. All in a day’s work for a Vitki!
Air surrounds us. It is everywhere we go. It is huge. But how can a Vitki use it in magic?
One of the easiest ways to use air in magic is simply through galder. Using your diaphragm to breathe in intone the name of a rune. This is a simple yet effective way to access air magic. You can also create a bind rune and galder the individual staves for much the same effect. Don’t underestimate the power of your own voice in magical workings. If it comes from deep inside your chest it is powerful indeed!
Another way to use air is to draw a bind rune on a piece of paper. Go outside if there’s a breeze blowing. Galder the bind rune and rip the piece of paper up into tiny bits. Toss the bits up into the air and let the breeze take them. This will take your magical sending as far as the bits of paper will travel. You are literally releasing your magic into the universe. Powerful work!
A little more unique is to couple the Elements of air and water together this way. Heat water on the stove until it is boiling and steaming. Take a styrofoam cup with a bind rune drawn on it. Place the steaming water into the cup. Galder the bind rune and the magic will be released through the steam into the air. Air will carry it away to do its work.
These are three very simple yet effective ways to use the Element of air in your magic work. With a little creativity I’m sure you can come up with many more!
The elements provide the Vitki powerful ways to create magic. Let’s start with Earth.
Earth is solid. Earth is strength. Earth is the first place to start in magical sendings. We can access the strength and power of the Earth. It offers the Vitki with a long lasting type of magic. In the use of Earth we find a way to make something solid and powerful. Earth can do this in several ways.
First get aquatinted with Earth. You can do this by going outside and finding a pile of dirt to sit on. As you sit feel the solid energy the Earth offers us. Feel it rising up from the Earth into your being to make you solid. This is a great way to literally ground yourself for a magical sending. It offers you a way to actually have the strong powerful sense of being a part of the multiverse.
Another way to connect with Earth if there are no dirt poles handy is to just take a piece of dirt from your lawn. Feel the weight of it in your hand. Feel the solidity of the Earth as you hold it. Feel it’s power flowing into your hand and up your arm. Get to the point where the Earth energy is flowing through you. Once this is accomplished you can approach your magic.
One of the ways I use Earth in magic is to create a bind rune. I draw it on paper and load it with the individual rune names by galder. Then I take the piece of paper and go outside and bury it in the Earth. This sends the energy of the bind rune out into the world with the slow and steady energy of the Earth.
Another way to accomplish this is to simply draw a bind rune into the dirt. Load it as above and allow the Earth to do its thing. These are both easy and direct ways to use the element of Earth in your practice. Try it for sendings that you want a slow and steady effect for. Try it and see how Earth can be a powerful ally for your work.