Helrūna is a Scandinavian Nexion of The Black Order founded in Sweden. It was initiated through a group ceremony on the 20 april 128 yf at an ancient site in the Western regions. The site chosen for the birth of the living Nexion and the opening of the physical Nexion was selected to be an ancient labyrinth next to a burial place, once used by the Ostara lodge of the previous Black Order. During the ceremony forces were drawn up from the Underworld and through the Labyrinth center by successful magickal workings. The Blood Banner of The Black Order was present at this group ceremony and a ritual was held to commemorate the birth of the Man Against Time. Helrūna has also held initation ceremonies at the Midwinter solstice in underground caves chosen for the purpose of Initations and transmutation.
The name Helrūna arrives from the Proto-Germanic “haljōrūnô”, which is equivalent to Hell or Hel (“underworld”) together with “rūna” (“counsellor”, “secret, mystery”). It also cognate with Old High German “hellirūna”, meaning necromancy or sorcery and possibly Gothic “haljōrūna”, meaning witch. A Helrūna is one who is adept in the mysteries of Hell. This means that the order is dedicated to the forces of the Underworld, Hel and the goddess Hela.
The Nexion seal is the Ouroboros encircling a bind-rune of the runes Ear and Yr. Ear is a rune that symbolizes “Death personified” and is closely associated with the Dark Mother Hela. In the Younger Futhark the name Yr means Yew and suggest its association to Eihwaz, thus also meaning the end of man. The bind-rune is connected with Death, Earth and Underworld.
The Helrūna Nexion does especially work to explore the telluric forces in the earth and work with ancient sites connected with burial grounds and labyrinths. Its chosen deity is Hela, but also Odin as the God of Death and transmutation. A series of ancient labyrinths has been worked as Co-Nexions, through acts of group vocalizations and vibrations, direction of force through both spear and crystal. Other tellurian lines has also been studied and used in magickal workings together with other practices such as rune magick, outdoor sitting, pathworkings and meditations at burial sites.
This article originally appeared in The Flaming Sword Vol II, Issue I 131y.f.