Runes and their power – a surprising result to a visit to Glastonbury in the UK. (I’m in the photo to the left, in the flowery top!).
On a recent visit to my homeland, a close friend and I went on a tour of what I like to call power spots. We visited Stonehenge, Avebury (a lesser known location of a very large stone circle close to Stone Henge) and then drove to Glastonbury.
Jeremy White’s Wizarding tour
We only had a short time to be in Glastonbury, so decided on a tour with someone who knows the area.
We were fortunate to connect with Jeremy White, who regularly gives tours and is a practicing British shaman. Here’s his website link if you would like to book a tour!
Talking about synchronicities…
The day before on the way to Stonehenge, my friend and I were talking non-stop since we hadn’t seen each other for several years. I started talking about synchronicities and the power of the 11:11, and the energy of the area we were headed towards started to work on us.
As we approached Stone Henge, we realized it was 11: 11, which popped up on the GPS. On arrival, I paid for parking and they directed us to… row 11. Very amusing.
My friend stopped by a big bowl of runes and decided to follow the instructions. I was continuing to wander and didn’t pay much attention until she read out the instructions.
Put your hand in, pick up a handful of runes, and drop all but one. Then your rune will be selected for a reading.
Once she had picked a rune, I couldn’t resist and picked one too. Then I noticed two books by the side of the bowl entitled Raising the Runes: A Shamanic Journey through Avalon and mentioned that the name seemed similar to the guide we would be meeting in Glastonbury.
As I looked closer, I realized he was the author of the book! My friend and I had a good laugh about synchronicity and I joked that we should buy the books and have Jeremy sign them the next day.
Opening up the books, we realized they were already signed…
So, of course, we bought them!
A very different view of Glastonbury
Meeting Jeremy the next day, we took a rainy tour of both the feminine and masculine power spots in Glastonbury. By the Holy Thorn, Jeremy helped us with a traditional shamanic ceremony, where a little mead was involved.
Immediately I felt a shift to another dimension of awareness walking with Jeremy (and it wasn’t just the mead!). I began to feel the energy of this power spot more and more strongly.
By the time we reached the foot of Glastonbury Tor, I strongly felt the influence of other dimensions and other levels of consciousness.
When Jeremy mentioned Freya, (a Norse Goddess) a 3-D image of her seemed to rise up through him so I could see both of them. Now I knew I was in a really powerful place if I was having open-eyed visions.
Shamanic work with Runes
Jeremy had explained to us that his main work is to connect with the Norse Runes, and those that resonate will connect strongly with meanings for themselves.
Before we climbed the Tor, we experienced a short Shamanic Journey with Jeremy, picked a rune of our own, and shared our findings with him. It was a powerful experience and left me with a powerful sense of presence and a connection with the beauty of the energy at this magical location.
What are Runes?
Nordic Runes are symbols originating from the ancient Germanic alphabet. They are an early form of language and can be found engraved on ancient monuments and artifacts.
Since being able to write or record a thought, feeling or object was considered to be powerful and magical (and I still think being able to write our thoughts is magical!) some Runes became imbued with more power, especially if they represented a god (such as Odin, for example) or a revered object (such as a birch tree).
Certain Runes became engraved on stones or pieces of bone and can be used as divination tools.
After my experience, I’ve decided to take Jeremy’s online class, called ‘Awakening with the Runes’. I’ll be reporting back and letting you know more about my progress!