Hweols of maegen

Wheels of might. The Nordic chakra system. I’ve been dying to know if such a thing existed. Apparently Runic John was inspired with such a system. Here’s a brief run down of what I’ve learned.

Having some exposure to the chakra system of 7 wheels I was surprised this Nordic system only had five. But that’s all he wrote.

The first hweol is the foot wheel. It is located just below your feet. It’s color is brown.   It oversees your physical body and vitality. The rune is uruz.

The hype hweol is at your groin or hips. The color is blue-green. It governs creativity and sexuality.  The rune is othala.

The Midgard hweol is at your navel. The color is a swirling rainbow. It governs the conscious mind and ego. Isa is the runic affiliation.

Next is the heorte hweol located at the center of you chest. The color is red. It looks after emotions. Ehwaz is the Rune.

Last is the hafela hweol. It is located just above your head. It’s color  is white. It is in control of the growth of consciousness.   The rune is Ansuz.

There’s more of course but I just wanted to give a brief introduction to this school of thought. I admit I was a bit skeptical of this. But I figured I’d give it a try. I’ve worked with it for several days. It’s growing on me. The Book of Seidr gives exercises to work on. I admit they’re pretty powerful. But don’t take my word for it. Use this system to create your own meditations and exercises. That’s what being a vitki is all about — creating!

Author: vitkimusings

A fifty-something Vitki living in the suburbs of Chicago. Follower of the Nordic Path for the last fifteen years. Student of runes for the last 23 years and seidr for the last seven years. Always learning and growing!

2 thoughts on “Hweols of maegen”

  1. Interesting! I did not know that the Norse had a system likened to chakras.
    Thanks for sharing the information – I have yet to find a copy of Runic John’s book at a reasonable price – but I will have to be patient. 🙂


  2. This is “Close” to the attributions given in “The Nine Doors of Midgard” by Flowers/Thorsson. These are given as part of building the complete “Yew” tree in the vitki’s energy system (aura). A sometimes criticized take on Thorsson modeling his Yew/Yggdrasil tree upon the Qabalistic Tree of Life.

    There is also a “Rite of the Wheels” given in Grundy/Gundarsson’s “Teutonic Magic”, though his attributions of the runes and colors are Not close to those mentioned by Runic John, and/or The Nine Doors! I’ve been unable to discover the sources either one of these authors used for their systems of “Wheels”, but I am working on it!

    I enjoy your blog and look forward to a possible dialog at some point!


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