Spellings: laguz, laukaz, lagus, lagu, logr
Translations: water; leek; sea
Water is to people seemingly unending
if they should venture out on an unsteady ship
and the sea-weaves frighten them very much,
but the ship does not mind its wheel.
~ Old English Rune Poem
The Book of Rune Secrets says:
KEY CONCEPTS: the unconscious, unity of all life, biosphere, imagination, psychic power, dreams, karma, projection, collective memory, archetypal patterning, depth, flow of reality
“… Lagaz means water, which is a symbol of unconscious and invisible life currents, unity, flow and formlessness. It is the psychic landscape of all life, that which transcends thought and integrates mind into being…”
“… The substance of Laguz is everywhere present, pervades all things and underlies all manifestation. It is the living energy of which everything bases itself. Most of Eather’s surface is covered in water — it is the dominant feature of this living planet, making it an apt metaphor…”
“… Our actions, no matter how small, circulate the entire system, but unconsciously, blindly. We rarely see their results directly. By tapping into the secrets of Laguz we can get a deeper understanding, however, of how these actions work…”
Alternate Rune Meanings for Divination & Alchemy:
Edred Thorsson says:
Laguz – Life, passing a test, sea of vitality and of the unconscious, growth; or fear, circular motion, avoidance, withering.
LORE: Rune of the context of becoming or evolutionary processes, which may be at times largely unconscious (re. laguz). Rune of the matrix of action. Rune of upward growth out of roots in the unconscious to unfoldment and blossoming in the light.
Freya Aswynn says:
Laguz: Emotions; stability; imagination; psychic matters; affections.
MAGIC: “Laguz is strongly connected with the occult. Its name is linked to logr or laukar, which are words for sorcery; and sorcery is the usual use of this rune. It is used to gain access to someone else’s unconscious… Magically, Laguz also can be used to attract love.”
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