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Lessor Hallowing Ritual of the Hammer (LHRH)

This is a spiritual exercise to be done every day or even if wanted more then once a day. The purpose of this ritual is many-fold. It helps to clear the energies of an area and drive away away negative energies which may be present. It also sets up a powerful field of protection on the doer that lasts for awhile. It banishes any negative energies that may be at work on the doer. As well it invokes spiritual energy from the World-Tree Yggdrasil, as well as spiritual energy from the runes if that optional runic part is done, into the one doing the ritual. All told this is a very useful ritual to do on a everyday basis. No other opening or closing ritual is needed for this.

Optionally you can use a wand for this ritual or if not can just use your fingers, using the first two fingers as pointer fingers like a sort of finger wand. You should use your right hand.

-The Ritual-

Start by facing east. Picture in your minds eye over your head a powerful white light energy. Reach up with your wand or fingers and draw this ball of energy with your wand and touch your forehead and loudly call out in a galdr (chanting) tone:

“ASGARD!”

Briefly now touch your heart area and then point your wand or fingers down towards the floor and loudly call out in galdr:

“MIDGARD!”

Now touch your right shoulder:

“MUSPELHEIM!”

Touch your left shoulder:

“NIFLHEIM!”

Now bring both hands together like a prayer pose at your heart, the wand can be between the hands:

“ALFHEIM”

Make a Hammer Sign to the east:

“Thor Hallow!”

Make a Hammer sign to the south:

“Thor Hallow!”

Now make a Hammer sign to the west:

“Thor Hallow!”

Make a Hammer sign to the north:

“Thor Hallow!”

Face again east and extend both hands outward and hold them this was for the next parts.:

In a chanting voice:

“Hail Odin who is before me.”

“Hail Freyja who is behind me. ”

“Hail Thor who is on my right. ”

“Hail Freyr who is on my left.”

“For about me flames Mjolnir.”

“And in the column stands the great tree, Yggdrasil”

Now we repeat the first part:

See the light above your head and draw it down and touch your forehead with the wand or fingers:

“ASGARD”

Briefly touch your heart area and then point your wand or fingers down towards the floor:

“MIDGARD!”

Touch your right shoulder:

“MUSPELHEIM!”

Touch your left shoulder:

“NIFLHEIM!”

Bring both hands together like a prayer pose at your heart, the wand between the hands:

“ALFHEIM”

-(Optional rune ring invoking)-

At this point now stand facing north and now start with the first rune Fehu while facing north and each rune turn an 1/8th turn. This should make for 3 circles as you chant all 24 runes. If you don’t know how to properly pronounce the runes then you can learn how to pronounce them at this page, or skip this part as it is optional anyways.

Face north and trace the rune shape in the air before you using your wand and loudly chant: “FEHU!”

Fehu

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “URUZ”

Uruz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “THURISAZ”

Thurisaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ANSUZ”

Ansuz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “RAIDHO”

Raidho

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “KENAZ”

Kenaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “GEBO”

Gebo

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “WUNJO”

Wunjo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “HAGALAZ”

Hagalaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “NAUDHIZ”

Nauthiz

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ISA”

Isa

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “JERA”

Jera

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “EIHWAZ”

Eihwaz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “PERTHRO”

Perthro

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ELHAZ”

Elhaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “SOWILO”

Sowilo

Face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “TIWAZ”

Tiwaz

Face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “BERKANO”

Berkano

Face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “EHWAZ”

Ehwaz

Face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “MANNAZ”

Mannaz

Face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “LAGUZ”

Laguz

Face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “INGWAZ”

Ingwaz

Face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “DAGAZ”

Dagaz

Face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “OTHALA”

Othala

-Grounding-

This last part is not optional. It is important to always ground after any ritual. One simple way to do this, is picture a ball of light over your head, and let this ball of light slowly descend into your body. As it does let it take with it any excess, negative, old, and/or unneeded energies. Let this ball of light descend all the way down through you till it gets to your feet and then let it drop into the floor and keep going into the Earth, taking all the unneeded energies with it to be recycled by the Earth. Not grounding after every ritual can have very adverse effects about you in the long run, even in the short term can have bad results so always ground after all rituals. Another common way to ground is to picture yourself as a tree and see yourself having roots that grow into the Earth. Also after any major ritual you can eat a little food as a way to ground too. But for this daily ritual eating as a way to ground is not a good way to go unless you time the doing of this ritual for right before one of your normal meals.

Feel free to copy and use this ritual so long as you acknowledge the source.

Volmarr’s Heathen Ritual Outline Jan-1-2013

Need:
• drinking horn
• mead (or beer or wine or even can use juice)
• spring water in small bowl
• fresh pine twig
• offering bowl
• candles
• wand (if you don’t have one you can use your fingers instead)
• Thor’s Ritual Hammer (optional, can use it for the Hammer Hallowings)
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This ritual, as are all Heathen or northern rituals, is done while facing north, except where otherwise noted. The altar should be such that it is in front of you when you face north.

If you don’t know how to pronounce the runes see my webpage on how to pronounce them here.

Put spring water in small bowl. Trace 3 Laguz runes over it.:

Laguz

“LAGUZ… LAGUZ… LAGUZ”

“From the Well of Wyrd does this water flow, and to the Well of Wyrd does it return”

Make Hammer Sign at item and then splash each ritual item with blessed water using the pine twig and for each item say:

“I bless this ______ with the waters of the Well of Wyrd”

Now trace Hammer Sign at person being blessed and/or self and splash them with water using twig.

“I bless ______ with the waters of the Well of Wyrd”

Use twig to splash ritual space with water.

“I bless this space with the waters of the Well of Wyrd”

Few silent deep breaths.

All stand in Elhaz position.

Elhaz Position 1

“Bi-Frost’s rainbow light shine down upon this space and myself so that I may form a portal between the worlds of Asgard and Midgard”

Few silent deep breaths.

All face north and trace the Hammer Sign while chanting:

“Hammer in the north hallow and ward this stead”

All turn east and trace the Hammer Sign while chanting:

“Hammer in the east hallow and ward this stead”

All turn south and trace the Hammer Sign while chanting:

“Hammer in the south hallow and ward this stead”

All turn west trace the Hammer Sign while chanting:

“Hammer in the west hallow and ward this stead”

All return to north and look up and trace Hammer sign while chanting:

“Hammer above hallow and ward this stead”

All look below and trace Hammer sign while chanting:

“Hammer below hallow and ward this stead”

Return to facing north and all stand in the Elhaz position and chant:

“Around me and within me Asgard and Midgard”

Dagaz Position 1

and move into the Dagaz position in the end.

Few silent deep breaths.

(Highly recommended optional casting of the rune ring)

(face north and trace the rune shape in the air before you using your wand and loudly chant: “FEHU!”)

Fehu

(face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “URUZ”)

Uruz

(face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “THURISAZ”)

Thurisaz

(face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ANSUZ”)

Ansuz

(face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “RAIDHO”)

Raidho

(face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “KENAZ”)

Kenaz

(face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “GEBO”)

Gebo

(face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “WUNJO”)

Wunjo

(face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “HAGALAZ”)

Hagalaz

(face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “NAUDHIZ”)

Nauthiz

(face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ISA”)

Isa

(face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “JERA”)

Jera

(face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “EIHWAZ”)

Eihwaz

(face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “PERTHRO”)

Perthro

(face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “ELHAZ”)

Elhaz

(face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “SOWILO”)

Sowilo

(face north and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “TIWAZ”)

Tiwaz

(face north-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “BERKANO”)

Berkano

(face east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “EHWAZ”)

Ehwaz

(face south-east and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “MANNAZ”)

Mannaz

(face south and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “LAGUZ”)

Laguz

(face south-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “INGWAZ”)

Ingwaz

(face west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “DAGAZ”)

Dagaz

(face north-west and trace the rune shape and loudly chant: “OTHALA”)

Othala

(Few silent deep breaths)

Hold up the bottle of mead:

“I now brew the holy mead of inspiration. Won by high Odin long ago!”

Chant into the bottle of mead:

“Odhroerir! Son! Bodhn!”

“Now I hallow this drink with staves of light!”

Chant and trace these runes over the bottle:

“Othala”

Othala

“Dagaz”

Dagaz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Ansuz”

Ansuz

“Raidho”

Raidho

“Isa”

Isa

“Elhaz!”

Elhaz

All say:

“Hail Odhroerir!”

Few silent deep breaths.

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(Use the pine twig to splash a bit of the liquid in the offering bowl on yourself, on any others in the ritual with you, on your altar, on the ritual space, and in all general areas of your dwelling as well. Does not need to be much splashed around, just a little is fine. This helps to imbue more of the energies of the ritual on you, and others who may also in the ritual with you, and to your place.)

“Now my rite has ended. May all gathered here fare well on their return to their home places. And may the bonds of frith between us grow, gods, wights, and humans alike. Until we meet again.”


Pour out the offerings from the offering bowl outside:

“A gift for a gift”

Trace gebo at spot offerings were given to.

“GEBO!”

Gebo

Pour out remaining blessed water outside.

“I pour the sacred water back to the Earth so it may find it’s way back to the Well of Wyrd”

Now at this point it is very important to ground your energies. This should always be done after every ritual. Not doing so can lead to problems in the long-run. Grounding is like shifting gears in a car, except it is the process of shifting brain states. During rituals you create a trance like brain state, which is desired for during rituals or for during any spiritual practices. But trance states are not good for doing everyday mundane things. You need to return your mind back to the normal state of consciousness after the ritual is finished. That is what grounding is.

The most simple and common method to ground is to visualize yourself as a tree and see roots growing into the ground from the base of your spine and going down into the earth. Sometimes rituals require industrial strength grounding as they can really create some intense energy. In that case you can try the following triple grounding method.:

First visualize your chakras. You picture in your mind closing first the top one and then seeing a sort of lid closing over it, then proceed with the net lower chakra and so on. You want to leave the bottom most chakra, the root chakra fully open as this is your connection to grounding. Don’t be concerned about having the others closed, the normal proper function of them is that they open and close as needed. Problems with being ungrounded happen when one of more of them are stuck open. Only the bottom one is to be left open at all times.

Next step is to picture a ball of pure white light above your head. Now let this white light slowly descent downward into your body and slowly move lower. As it descends it takes with it any unneeded, old, and negative energies. It is sort of sweeping downward through your energies taking all you no longer need with it. Once it reaches your feet let it move lower till it passes down through the floor. If you are on an upper close let it pass all the way to the ground. Let the earth take this energy to recycle it.

Now final step is to do the traditional grounding. Picture yourself as a tree. Visualize roots coming out of the base of your spine and going down into the Earth. Feel the calmness of a tree, the rooted solidness.

If after these three things you still feel hyper or spaced out you can either eat some food, or put a small amount of salt on your tongue. Another thing you can do is prostrate down to the ground, placing your head on the ground and stay like this for a few moments.

Feel free to copy and use this ritual so long as you acknowledge the source.