Since the posting of April 19, 2018, I’ve let my brain gallop around the field awhile.This won’t be the final words on this subject as there are other runerows which were consolidated into the Northumbrian Runerow used in the writing of English. Another name for Wyn is Wunjo which is described as joy, harmony, balance between things and opposites. This gives us a mental image to use in finding the common denominator of sense among words using W in any way.
U is Ur for the /fundamental principle/ of group energy. The Romans wrote U as V and I don’t buy that it was because their writing was on stone. The letter V is not in any runerow I’ve found including the Northumbrian however, both are included in the various peoples’ languages. V is visually directional as in victory, victim, vicious, viscous, very, vested, vain, vein, vanes, vase, vast, venery, venerate, voice, vocal, asf. As a voiced F, most of these words are implausible.
W as the UU of Anglo-Saxon would have the sense of joy, harmony, balance between things and opposites. In making lists of words using V and W at the beginning, middle and end, they are both /active processes/ of /directiona//l /Ur energies, both between and in opposition to things. vane, vain, vein and wane, wain, wave, all have a sensory relation to one another. Wave contains both energies, the -ave in words represents a directed or directional offering as in gave, have, save, cave, favor, favour, flavour, Ave Maria asf.
An example of W which demonstrates the versatility of the idea-imagery is window. We know that window is an old Norse word for wind-eye. The ow in a word always references seeing, perception, eye and various ways of seeing, as in the words window, how, sow, cow. These words give us both balance between things and opposites, a balance between our eyes for focusing and seeing depth and distance. In wind we have directional energies of several kinds, in opposition to the window pane and in the winding of atmospheric waves of air.
Joy and Harmony, all nature moves in wave-like motion: the entire electromagnetic spectrum travels in wavelengths differing only in the lengths in which the various fields vibrate. Observation shows us that our atmosphere, the flying creatures (including humans) and the Green world all move in syncopation with the waves. Earth moves in waves also, varying based on many variables of Earth. The waters of Earth move in waves also dependent on many variables.
Since sound is also vibration, a simple understanding is available for Harmony. Now Joy could be simple but I find the unabridged version more gratifying as it supports and is enlightening. We the human race, as well as many other lifeforms are EMS phenomena and are animated by wave action: the entire autonomic nervous system including alimentation, digestion, excretions; blood circulation and oxygenation; auto-immune systems; heating, cooling, perspiration; our reproductive process including hormonal regulation and excitation, arousal, erection, orgasm, childbirth, nursing. There is also the spectrum of perceptions we call instinct and awareness which we often perceive with a chill, thrill or shiver. Grief and laughter are also wave-actions.
For more Joy, there is singing, dancing, making music, gymnastics, playing ball and shooting baskets. All these are dependent on the shifting wave-like planes of our body which triangulate our center of gravity. Our awareness of that center is something we learn early and sometimes develop. Our center is expressed as OM, though I’m not yet privy to whether we have more ways of centering. I suspect we do since, so far, there has been a minimum of three of everything.08-02-2018 JOH
- Judith has written (and re-written) the pages below, initially for a book and now for this website. These files are still under revision, and should not be treated as stable documents.