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The White Stone of Ing


The Holy White Stone of Ing -

"To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the Hidden Man-na, and will give him a White Stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knowethg saving he that receiveth it...."     
(Revelation 1 : 17)

The Hidden Man-na is a spiritual force or higher state of consciousness; he that is given this to "eat" will receive the White Stone in which will be written a new name. Since we are told that he will "receive" this, then we are talking here of something given down by a Higher Power. The White Stone is the Holy White Stone of Ing found in the church at Steyning, and the "new name" is Ing. This all becomes clearer when we read another section of the same work -

"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem...and I will write upon him my new name."       (Revelation 3 : 12)

The "pillar in the temple of my God" is fairly obviously the stone pillar in the church porch; this is the Holy White Stone of Ing. The discoverer of these secrets will have the "new name of God" written upon him (Wulf Ingessunu - Wulf, Son of Ing). The name of the "city of my God, which is new Jerusalem is England (William Blake referred to England as "New Jerusalem").

Ingwe or Ing is the Divine Ancestor of the English Folk, and he was also known as Scef or Sceaf ('Sheaf') whose legend we shall relate below, and who should be seen as an avatar or god-force that incarnated in very ancient times as the Golden Age came to an end.
Note that the 'Hidden Man-na' is akin to the idea of the Old English maegan  which is a power or force ('Might and Main') something like Hael (Heil) but not quite the same. The 'Hidden Man-na' suggests a hidden power that some people can tap into - the power of 'Inspiration' we may call it.


Sheaf & the Legend of Thule

The Legend of Sheaf is the Legend of Thule

One of the most important legends of the English is the Legend of Sceaf; yet this legend is not given much importance by scholars. This legend contains not only the origins of the English Race, but also (in my own opinion) takes us back to the legendary Golden Age - many, many thousands of years ago. Indeed, as I am going to try to prove, this legend has some similarity to the Germanic Legend of Thule - the fabled lost island of the North. We have little to go on in the legend of Sceaf, so it is important that we study other traditions so that we can fill the gaps. This will probably open us up to the accusation that we are in some way being "non-traditional" but the people who make such accusations overlook the fact that without other traditions we could never understand our own - since we have lost the vast majority of our own. Indeed, such people, paradoxically, probably still use the Norse Eddas which is not exactly "English", though it would have been the same anyway. Because we use legends and myths of the Norse, the Germans or even Aryan India, Aryan Persia or Greece does not invalidate our arguments, for the Aryans were originally a Northern people. Indeed, just recently an excavation in Siberia has unearthed some large Aryan settlements, showing that some of these peoples moved eastwards and southwards through periods of coldness.

It is first necessary to recount the  legend of the Golden Age, when all things grew in plenty and peace reigned upon the world. This legend is recounted in almost all Indo-European mythologies. We find that the usual account of the end of this era was said to be a flood and the coming of a Great Winter. This is especially so from Aryan Persian mythology, and the Norse Mythology also recounts such an event. This brought an end to the Golden Age, and the beginnings of hardships upon the Earth. Throughout the downward Cycle of the Ages (Great Year) things got gradually worse and worse, until today we are nearing the end of the worst part - the Dark Age or Warg Age, known in India as the Kali Yuga. This has to be understood in order to comprehend the Myth of Sceaf, which we shall now look at in detail.

The famous King Alfred re-organised the royal genealogy of the West Saxons, the Royal House of Wessex. The first ancestor of the West Saxons (as for most of the English Tribes) was Woden, but this did not quite fit with the Christian outlook needed of that particular time. So more names were added in order to take the genealogy back to Noah. Here it is interesting too note certain points -

1. The new genealogy takes the West Saxon line back to Noah, and thus back to a Great Flood. This fits in with the end of the Golden Age. It should be noted that Sceaf is said to have been "born in Noah's ark". In other words, he is "born" in a boat; this should be noted, since it will prove important as the argument unfolds.

2. The names that are added are not arbitrary, but were chosen as being famous names within English Myth.

The names that are added to the genealogy are -

Scef (Sheaf) - Scyld (Shield) - Beow (Barley).

Again, these names are not arbitrary, and should be considered very carefully since they are important symbols rather than mere names. The quotes that will be given hereafter are from Kathleen Herbert's
"Looking for the Lost Gods of England" which is available from Anglo-Saxon Books. Around 990 a nobleman of royal descent from the West Saxon House, Ealdorman AEthelweard, added this to the genealogy -

"This Sheaf came to land in a light boat, surrounded by weapons, on an island in the ocean which is called Scani. He was indeed a very young child and unknown to the folk of that land. However, they took him up and looked after him as carefully as if he were one of their own kin and afterwards elected him king. And King AEthelwulf came from the line of his descendants."

There are certain points that we should note here; points that will later show to be important to this argument -

1. Sheaf comes to an island in the North in a boat.

2. He is surrounded by weapons.

3. He was a young child.

4. The Royal House of the West Saxons descended from Sheaf.

About 150 years after this time an English historian named William of Malmesbury retold  the Legend of Sheaf with some details added. Again, we find some important details coming to light -

"He was brought as a child in a ship without oars....he was asleep and a sheaf of corn lay at his head. Therefore he was called Sheaf and taken for a miracle by the people of that region and carefully fostered. When he grew up, he reigned in a town that was called Slaswig and now called Haithebi (Hedeby). Now that district is called Old Anglia..... from it the Anglii came to Britain."

There are some points that need to be noted here -

1. Sheaf came in a
boat without oars.

2. He was asleep with his head upon a sheaf of corn.

3. Here he reigned in Old Anglia from whence the English Tribes came to Britain.

What we need to note here is that the location has changed from an island in the north named Scani to Old Anglia where the English were said to originate. According to Kathleen Herbert the place named "Scani" was the southern tip of Sweden which was the ancient home of the Danes.

The son of Sheaf is named Scyld Scefing (Shield, son of Sheaf), and this name occurs in the Beowulf Saga where he is a wonder-child who comes alone over the waves, and become the ancestor of the Scyldings, the Royal House of the Danes. In Danish Lore, Scyld was the grandson of their founding ancestor, Dan, who had a younger brother named "Angul". The latter obviously refers to the English (Angles).

Kathleen Herbert also quotes Alfred Lord Tennyson who put the story of the "wonder-child" into the Legend of King Arthur where, she says 'it has no place'. Here I have altered my view on this since a study of the figure of Sheaf as an archetype, for this figure does arise 'from the great deep' as we have also shown with the rune-row (Tir-Row) where Ing  (Sheaf) follows Lagu (The Deep). Sheaf appears as if from nowhere and when he leaves he disappears as if into nowhere. It could well be suggested that Sheaf actually appears from another world (dimension) and returns to this other world when he has completed his destiny. Tennyson obviously recognised the archetype that underlay the figure of Sheaf, just as a Hyperborean Archetype underlies the figure of 'King Arthur'. Indeed, since there is a close connection between the constellation of Bootes and that of the Land of England, we should not dismiss the link between 'King Arthur' and the star 'Arcturus' in Bootes. The 'Celtic-Christian' figure of King Arthur has nothing to do with the archetype of Ar-Thur - the Once and Future King.

"From the great deep to the great deep he goes."

This short phrase should be noted since it is very important, for the wonder-child arrives over from the seas, and departs over the seas again at the end of his reign. Now we move on to yet another link to the Legend of Sheaf, quoted by Kathleen Herbert again. This time, in the reign of King Edmund I (941 - 946) certain monks of the Abbey of Abingdon (Oxfordshire) were in dispute about some meadows bordering the Thames River, and they used a strange method to prove that the Abbey owned the land. I am not going to quote the whole thing, but just to quote the important symbols used in the passage -

....The monks put a sheaf of corn, with a lighted taper at its head, onto a round shield.....Because of heavy and prolonged rainfall...its own waters had flooded the land behind....the disputed meadows were now an island...The current swept the shield, with its sheaf and taper...."

The underlining is mine, emphasizing the italics used by Kathleen Herbert; she obviously sees the Sheaf of Corn and the Shield as being the prime symbols used here. I am here going to outline the symbols that I feel are important -

1. Sheaf of Corn - Agriculture.

2. Shield - a Boat.

3. Lighted Taper - Fire.

4. A Flood - Water.

5. An island is specifically mentioned.

The last quote that I am going to make here is from the English Rune-Row, and deals with the Ing-Rune; at first glance this may not seem relevant, but as we shall see it is perhaps of extreme importance to the English -

"Ing was first among the East Danes,
seen by men until he later eastwards
went across the waves, the waggon sped behind
thus the hard men named the hero."

The translating is by Stephen Pollington; I have used his translation because he is a well known and well respected Anglo-Saxon (Old English) scholar and so knows his business well. The Legend of Ing, as we shall see, seems to be none other than the Legend of Sceaf. For we can see certain points of resemblance, which we shall later expand upon -

1. Ing is first seen among the East Danes; here, as Sheaf, he is linked to the Danes.

2. He crosses the waves, going eastwards (*) as did Sheaf.

3. He follows a waggon.

4. He is named The Hero by the "hard men" (Heardingas).

(*) Please note carefully that he goes "eastwards", following a "waggon",  since this will be an important part of a later argument concerning the White Stone of Ing.

Now I would like to put the whole thing together in terms of the true and original meaning of the Legend of Sheaf. For the first clue we need to consider the name "Scani" which has also been rendered "Scandi", from which the name "Scandinavia" could originate. The Aryan Root SCAND means - "to shine"/"to glow", and here we have a clue to the real mystery of the Island of Scandi.

The Island of Scandi is the "Shining Island", and this is a name that features in Aryan Indian Mythology, as well as that of Tibetan Mythology. This is called sveta-dvipa in Indian Lore, and can be rendered both as "Shining Island" or "White Island", or even "Island of Splendour". This is the lost Hyperborean Island of Thule, known so well in Germanic Legend.

If we piece together the lost legends of a Golden Age we can see exactly where the Legend of Sheaf comes from, and why it is of the utmost importance to the English Folk today. Indeed, it is the very deepest roots of the English Race.

During the Golden Age there was no need for fire, since the climate was mild and like an eternal spring; there was no need to grow food, nor to hunt for food, for it grew plentifully of its own accord. The English Folk lived upon an island in the north, the original homeland of the Germanic Race. But all this came to an end with the catastrophic ending of the Golden Age, and the onset of a Great Flood and Great Winter that followed. The legendary homeland "sank" (either physically or sank into the subconscious mind) and the people were from then on to suffer great hardships.

Just before the end of the Golden Age, the Gods sent down one of their own kin to the Island of Thule/Scandi with certain things needed for the folk to adapt to the coming changes -

1. A sheaf of corn - Sheaf brought to the folk the art of agriculture, growing for food.

2. A lighted taper - Sheaf brought the art of fire-making through the Nyd-Fire or Friction-Fire, sent down by the Gods to Mankind.

3. Weaponry - Sheaf brought with him the art of hunting, killing animals for food, necessary during a cold Ice Age. The art of war was to come at a later date (see the Helgi Lays to find the secret of this legend).

The Legend of Sceaf is the Legend of the Culture-Bearer which can be found in so many ancient cultures; in Egypt this was Osiris, whose Egyptian name "As-Ar" connects him to the AEsir-Gods of the North. This is also the "White God" of the Central and South Americas, also a Culture-Bearer, white and bearded, as the "Indians" are not.

There is yet another hint at who this figure of Sheaf really is, for the Northern God associated with fire is Hama (Heimdall); this is the "White God" or "Shining Ase". We need now to look at various ideas concerned with that of an avatara, an incarnation of a god-form upon the Earth. We also need now to look at the concept of the Sacred Centre, which is always associated with the avatara, especially the Last Avatar - Kalki Avatar (from Aryan India).

Kalki Avatar (India) or Rudra Kalkin (Tibet) comes from a place named "Shambhalla", and it is this name which we need to look at now - as being a profound symbol. It is related to the root skamba which means "a prop", "a support" and thus "a pillar". It is also related to the idea of "to support"/"to bear". Now we move to the Aryan Root TAL which means "to lift", "to bear", "to suffer". These roots give a clear indication that Shambhalla is the same as our own Thule/Scandi.

1. TAL is the root of At-tal-land (one rendering of the name) which is the sunken Island of Atlantis (later transferred to an Atlantic island of the West, rather than the original Northern Homeland).

2. TAL is also the root of the Greek At-al-as (Atlas) who "suffers" and "bears" the world upon his shoulders. We shall see later how the name At-al-as means "Racial Ase".

3. Another rendering of TAL is TUL, the root of Thule.

4. It should also now  be noted that the most ancient name of England was Albion, a name that could be rendered either - White Island or Shining Island. This ancient island was symbolised by the White Rose of Albion which is a specific symbol of the English, as opposed to the Red Rose which has usurped the destiny of the English.

5. The IE Root * At-al means "race" and so At-al-land actually means "Racial Homeland". This name (Atalland) is used in Norse Mythology. The Greek name, Atlas, can thus be rendered "At-al-as" i.e. At-al-Ase = Racial Ase.

Scani/Scandi/Thule and Atalland are all names of the lost and vanished Island of the North, the Primal Homeland of the Northern Folk (Aryans). The original god of the Golden Age was Baldaeg, and his myth tells us that he was the Sun-God. A Roman account tells of an island where Apollo - the Sun-God - was worshipped, and this island was originally Thule or Scandi - the Shining Island.

As an aside here, it is interesting to note that J.R.R. Tolkien (of "Lord of the Rings" fame) in his "Lost Tales" has it that England was the original homeland of the English, and that they returned  to their homeland ages afterwards. This would link to the idea that the Shining Island or White Island was the Ur-Island of the English.

Shambhalla is the Sacred Centre, a concept we need to look at now. The name can be equated to the Sampo of the Kalevala, Finnish Mythology. This is the Immovable Centre around which the cosmos and the world turns. The World-Turner in Norse Mythology is named Mundelfore, and Hama (Heimdall) is the son of Mundelfore. Mundelfore whisks the worlds into being through movement around the Pole Star, his symbol being the Fire-Whisk (Cweorth-Rune of the English Rune-Row). Mundelfore send his son down to mankind as Sheaf/Ing/Hama.

What we need to remember here is that there may be a confusion of names to this god-form (archetype if you like), but an avatara does not incanate just once but many times during the Cycle of the Ages, using different forms and names. In Aryan India we find  around 10 or more incarnations of Vishnu (the equivalent to Woden), including Rama (connected by symbolism to Hama - the "Ram-God"), Krishna and Kalki as the Last Avatara. The Legend of Helgi Hundingbane is that of another avatara, and the name "Helgi" is a direct equivalent to the Indian "Kalki". Indeed, to further emphasize this point, Kali is the Dark Goddess who is connected to Kalki, and Kara is the Walkyrie-Wife of Helgi; Kara is the same as Kali - it can mean "time", for it is "time" that destroys all things!

I think this is enough to show that the English have here a legend that goes way back into the mists of time, and that this is the ancient Legend of Thule. This argument is not finsihed yet, and in a following section I will show how a stone found in a church in Sussex contains further secrets, and further proof of the Legend of Sceaf.

Legend of the English Kin-Man

The Legend of Cuthman -

I have recounted this legend before, but here I am going to go into it in far more detail, since it is of great importance to the English Folk. It is centred around a "Saint Cuthman" of Steyning in West Sussex, and a strange Heathen Stone marked with Anglo-Saxon Runes which stands in the Church of Saint Andrew, formerly dedicated to "Saint Cuthman". In the last section I will show how a biblical prophecy foretold how this ancient stone would be found in this particular era of history - but that is another story.

Rather than boring people with the whole tale of "Saint Cuthman" I am going to outline the relevant points, and comment upon them as I go along -

1. The name "Cuthman" is itself a clue as to the nature of this "Christian saint". It stems from cuth from which we get the term kith and kin; from the same root comes the English word uncouth which means "un-kin", i.e. a stranger (originally). "Saint Cuthman" is really Kin-Man i.e. he is the Divine Ancestor of the English Kin. This we shall see now.

2. "When his father died, Cuthman supported his mother who was an invalid....He decided to wheel his mother eastwards in a barrow...." Immediately the name Ing springs to mind, following his waen (waggon/barrow) eastwards over the waves. This is nothing less than the Legend of Ing recorded within the history of a "Christian Saint"!

3. Cuthman was a shepherd which immediately links him to the figure of "Jesus"; in the legend it is said that he drew a line around his sheep, forbidding them to cross it, i.e. he had magical powers of speech!

4. It is said that he sat upon a stone which had "miraculous powers"; we shall see that this is the Holy White Stone of Ing in the final section of this page.

5. In his tale it is said that the rope with which he pulled the barrow snapped, and he was mocked by some reapers in a field. Their work was ruined by a sudden storm; in other words he could raise storms by his magical powers.

6. When the rope broke again he built the church at Steyning. Here Cuthman srgued with a local woman, Fippa, who took his oxen that had strayed into here territory. Cuthman took her sons and harnessed them to his plough, whence Fippa came to curse him; he returned the curse, upon which Fippa was taken up into the sky and, when she fell to the ground, the earth opened and swallowed her.

Here we should note that both the oxen and the plough are associated with the Great Bear which our ancestors named Woden's Waen (Woden's Wagon or Barrow). We shall see later how this is truly related to the Northern Skies, and that the Legend of Ing also refers to an astronomical event as well as an earthly event.

7. When he came to build the church Cuthman is said to have hung his gloves on a sunbeam, an obvious symbol of the Sun's rays.

8. When he neared the completion of his building work, he struggled to fix the main beam, and a stranger appeared to help him raise it. Cuthaman asked his name and the reply was -

"I am he in whose honour you are building this church."

In one version the implication is that this is Jesus, in another it is Saint Andrew, whose name the church finally became named after. But we can see that in a figure shown bearing the main beam, the straps on his shoes are shaped as the Anglo-Saxon Ing-Rune. The church was built in honour of Sceaf-Ing, the Divine Ancestor of the English Folk. Since the English had no difficulty associating Ing ("The Son") with Jesus ("Son of God" or "Son of Man") then this underlines that the original church was founded in memory of Ing of the Ing-lish Folk.

There is no real problem with the later transfer to "Saint Andrew" whose symbol is the X-Cross (Gyfu-Rune); the name "Andrew" stems from the Greek andros meaning "man". Here we have a hint that the founder of the church is the Son of Man. This will be looked at later.

9. Finally, the journey of Cuthman would seem to have been from Chidham, eastwards towards Steyning; the name "Chidham" is rooted in a word for "bag", and we find a later statue of Cuthman holding a bag, no doubt with his tools for building.

It was the oppressive Norman conquerers that erased the name of Cuthman from the church and the area of Steyning, yet the secrets remains in the area through the original Legend of Cuthman. It would seem clear why the Normans sought to destroy the legend, since it was the true and original Legend of the Divine Ancestry of the English. This is why it is - today - so important to revive this ancient Legend of Ing.

There are now certain points that we need to consider in realtion to the Legend of Cuthman, in order to see how really important it is to the English. After this we can move on to recount the ideas around the Holy White Stone of Ing which is itself the Legend of Ing held in stone for all to see.

a) The "barrow" pushed by Cuthman is shaped very much like the Great Bear or The Plough. This itself is important, since I am going to show that Ing can be found as Bootes in the Northern Skies. Bootes is the Driver of the Waen, and follows Woden's Waen eastwards across the Northern Skies each and every night of the year. Bootes looks like a "bag" as well as an alternative (English) Ing-Rune, and can be seen in the Northern Skies as such.

b) Ing is the Son of Man(nus) and this is the figure found in the Christian New Testament (Revelation, Matthew etc.) as well as the apocryphal Book of Enoch, and also the Prophesies of Mother Shipton at a far later date. This is an ancient name, and we can confirm this through our own English Rune-Row, as we shall see.

Ing or Bootes drives the Waen (Woden's Waen = Great Bear) around  the northern skies. Although we can associate the "waen" mentioned in the Ing-Rune Poem as the Sun-Waen, it can also be seen as Woden's Waen in the northern skies, which circles around the Pole Star in the shape of a Fylfot-Swastika.

It should also be noted that an alternative name for Baldaeg is Pol, whose name can thus be equated with the Pole Star too. The term "Fylfot" is really "Pol's Foot" or "Fol's Foot" (the latter is an alternative name for Pol). The Mystery of the Fylfot or "Foal's Foot" can be found in the Merseburg Charms - Old Saxon works. The Fylfot is symbolic of Pol or Baldaeg in the Underworld, and is an important symbol of the era we live in today.

Baldaeg is the god who awaits his time in the Underworld, in Hela in a region known as Odainsacre, where (at the due time) he will arise again to become the God of the Golden Age, and will lead the Asmegir (Coming Race) who will re-people the Earth in the coming age. Odainsacre is the place where no evil can dwell, and the Asmegir are the souls of those of the last Golden Age who were sent to this region where no evil may enter during the Dark Ages between the lost Golden Age and the coming rebirth of a new Golden Age.

It is the Son of Man (Ing) who will appear at the end of the Warg-Age in order to sweep away all evil upon the Earth; he will ride a White Horse and will lead the Armies of Light against the Forces of Darkness and Matter. Cometh the Hour - Cometh the Man!

In Revelation we find that this is the Son of Man who comes wearing a Crown and wielding a Scythe (The Grim Reaper). The constellation of Bootes has been shown as a man bearing a scythe, and near to its "head" is the Corona - The Crown. He will cut away all that is rotten, corrupt, degenerate, and evil upon the Earth as the Crowned and Avenging Son - Ing. He is also known as Wid-Ar the Avenger who is The Woodland God, also known to us as The Hooded Man.

The Light of Thule comes not from the East but from the North. Its tradition derives from Mundelfore - Lord of the Cosmic World Order and of the Paradise of the Aryan Race situated at the farthest North.

"The submergence of Thule was not of the waters, but of the Blood. Sooner or later its Adepts will seek to awaken Thule once more."            

"Ultima Thule - The Vanished Northern Homeland" -
Bernard king.