Hrainison - Þursian Cleansing Ritual

Updated: Feb 18

This is the ritual for cleansing the hearg and ritual items according to the Thursian tradition of Abgrundjaskalkaz. Take in consideration, that the rituals and formulas presented to the public are simplified, but fully working. It's considered to release the Proto-Germanic formulas later, but it is most important to understand the significance of the spoken word. English, being a Germanic language, therefore fulfills all criteria to be used in a ritualistic context.

Before a hearg and the ritual tools can be used further within your spiritual workings they need to be purified and some also hallowed.

In this description you will find instructions how to do this with the hearg and the four (4) main personal tools:

  1. A black candle hallowed to Surtr (the procedure will have to repeated when it's time to replace the candle) to use on your personal hearg.

  2. A dagger hallowed to Loki

  3. A drinking horn hallowed to Mímir

  4. A seiðstafr hallowed to Gullveig


All tools which are intended to be used ritually should be cleansed. Even though it lists 4 items to hallow you should start with focusing upon the 3 first ones. These will be used more frequently in the beginning than the 4th one (the seiðstafr). Instructions on how to make a seiðstafr will be explained by a later occasion.

Remember that after items have been hallowed they can ONLY be used for spiritual purposes and should be stored in a safe location where there is no risk of other people touching them (and thusdisturbing the intimate energies which will be accumulated within them during their use).

Hrainisôn - Harugaz

(Cleansing of the hearg)

Tools:

  • Compass

  • That which will become the hearg Take the care of the direction towards which you are placing the hearg!

  • Lighter or matches

  • 2 incense holders

  • 2 pieces of charcoal for the incenses

  • Muþspellhaimaz incense (Devil's dung)

  • Nebulahaimaz incense (Camphor)

  • A black candle (symbolizing the fire of Muþspellhaimaz and the black flame)

  • Bowl with water

  • Container with salt


The intention of the ritual:

Before a hearg can be used further within your spiritual workings it needs to be purified (and later hallowed). This will be done through the cleansing powers of the primordial worlds of fire and ice – Muþspellhaimaz and Nebulahaimaz. The candle and Devil's dung-incense stand for the fire and smoke of Muþspellhaimaz, the Camphor-incense and the salt-water for the mist/freezing winds and the primordial waters of Nebulahaimaz.

Preparations:

  • Place candle and incense holders: Place the black candle in the middle of the hearg, the incense holder for the Devil's dung on the right and the one for the Camphor on the left side on the hearg. Place a piece of charcoal in each of the holders and the associated incense next to it.

  • Place the bowl and container with salt: Put the bowl with water on the left side of the hearg and put some salt into it. Mix it with your index finger in anti- clockwise direction for eleven times.

  • Take a final look: Make sure that everything is in order.


The Cleansing procedure:

Stand or kneel in front of the hearg. Light the black candle and the charcoals until they have a good glow. Move the candle slowly in an anti-clockwise direction over the hearg and call out:


By the fires of Muþspellhaimaz I cleanse this hearg. Let the primordial flames rise and purify it with their dissolving powers. Cleanse it from its mundane form and let the flames burn away all forms of spiritual attachment.

Visualize the candle-flame growing and spreading over the hearg. See the fire growing into an inferno, consuming all rests of its former state, burning away all cosmic attachments, making the hearg inhospitable to cosmic re-manifestation.

When you are done, put back the candle in the middle of the hearg and place the Muþspellhaimaz-incense on the appropriate charcoal. Now move the incense holder in anti-clockwise direction above the hearg and call out:


By the smoke and the poisonous fumes of Muþspellhaimaz I cleanse this hearg. Let the toxic fumes and hot winds blow away and suffocate all mental attachments and devour each remnant of thought on it.

See the smoke building a protective layer against all unwanted energies around the hearg. See the fumes engulfing it and the smoke suffocating and penetrating all spaces of it. When you feel it’s properly done, continue with the procedure. Put the Nebulahaimaz incense on the other charcoal and move the incense holder in anti-clockwise direction above the hearg while calling out:


By the mists of Nebulahaimaz I cleanse this hearg. Let the freezing winds purify it with their inhospitable coldness and cleanse it from all astral attachments.

Visualize how the smoke builds a frost-layer around the hearg. See how the icy winds creep in each hole, corner and particle of the hearg, driving out all astral remnants (like spirits or spirit- rests), making it inhospitable to any form of astral entity or force. When you are finished, continue with the procedure. Hold the bowl with salt-water above the hearg and speak out:


By the ice of Nebulahaimaz and the primordial waters I cleanse this hearg. Wash away all remnants of physical attachment and drown them in the Abyss.

Take up some water with your fingers and sprinkle it on the hearg. See how the water-sprinkles on the hearg begin to envenom all aspects of it, erasing all the physical attachments on it. Feel how the essence of the primordial well Hvergelmir fills the hearg and takes control over the mundane state of its former use. When you are finished, put the down the bowl on the hearg and close the cleansing with the words:


Hailaz Abgrundjam!

Hrainisôn

(General cleansing procedure of artefacts and tools)

Tools:

  • Tool to cleanse

  • Compass

  • Hearg facing North (if in a previously unused location, you can use a ‘temporary’ previously unhallowed hearg e.g. a table with a cloth over it)

  • Lighter or matches

  • 2 incense holders

  • 2 pieces of charcoal for the incense

  • Muþspellhaimaz incense (Devil's dung)

  • Nebulahaimaz incense (Camphor)

  • A black candle (symbolizing the fire of Muþspellhaimaz and the black flame)

  • Bowl with water

  • Container with salt


The intention of the ritual:The purpose with this ritual is to cleanse a magical tool before it can be used further as a ritual-tool within your spiritual workings. This will be done through the cleansing powers of the primordial worlds of fire and ice – Muþspellhaimaz and Nebulahaimaz. The candle and Devil's dung-incense stand for the fire and smoke of Muþspellhaimaz, the Camphor-incense and the salt-water for the mist/freezing winds and the primordial waters of Nebulahaimaz.

Preparations:

  • Place candle and incense holders: Place the black candle in the middle of the hearg, the incense holder for the Devil's dung on the right and the one for the Camphor on the left side on the hearg. Place a piece of charcoal in each of the holders and the associated incense next to it.

  • Place the bowl and container with salt: Put the bowl with water on the right side of the hearg and put some salt into it. Mix it with your index finger in anti- clockwise direction for eleven times.

  • Place item to cleanse and hallow: Have the tool to be cleansed ready and place it somewhere nearby.

  • Take a final look: Make sure that everything is in order.


The Cleansing:Stand or kneel in front of the hearg. Light the black candle and the charcoals until they have a good glow. Hold the tool, that you want to cleanse over the candle and turn it in anti-clockwise direction over the flame and call out:


By the fires of Muþspellhaimaz I cleanse this [name of tool]. Let the primordial flames rise and purify it with their dissolving powers. Cleanse it from its mundane form and let the flames burn away all forms of spiritual attachment.

Visualize the candle-flame growing and spreading over the tool. See the fire growing into an inferno, consuming all rests of its former state, burning away all cosmic attachments, making the tool inhospitable to cosmic re-manifestation. When you are done, put the Muþspellhaimaz incense on the appropriate coal. Now hold the tool into the smoke, turn it in anti- clockwise direction and call out:


By the smoke and the poisonous fumes of Muþspellhaimaz I cleanse this [tool]. Let the toxic fumes and hot winds blow away and suffocate all mental attachments and devour each remnant of thought on it.

See the smoke building a protective layer against all unwanted energies around the tool. See the fumes engulfing it and the smoke suffocating and penetrating all spaces of it. The put the Nebulahaimaz incense on the other charcoal. Hold the tool over the incense-smoke, turn it in anti-clockwise direction and call out:


By the mists of Nebulahaimaz I cleanse this [tool]. Let the freezing winds purify it with their inhospitable coldness and cleanse it from all astral attachments.

Visualize how the smoke builds a frost-layer around the tool. See how the icy winds creep in each hole, corner and particle of the tool, driving out all astral remnants (like spirits or spirit-rests), making it inhospitable to any form of astral entity or force. Hold the tool over the bowl with salt-water and speak out:


By the ice of Nebulahaimaz and the primordial waters I cleanse this [tool]. Wash away all remnants of physical attachment and drown them in the Abyss.

Take up some water with your fingers and sprinkle it on the tool. See how the water-sprinkles on the tool begin to envenom all aspects of it, erasing all the physical attachments on it. Feel how the essence of the primordial well Hvergelmir fills the tool and takes control over the mundane state of its former use. When you are finished, put the tool on the hearg and close the cleansing with the words:


Hailaz Abgrundjam!
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