Oil, Canvas 65x55cm 2012
Rurik is a legendary viking, a founder of the princely dinasty of Rus.
Rørik, ( Old Scandinavian, South Danish) «*HróþiR» – “Glory” («Слава» – Glory in Russian “Slava”). Slav-onic people – People of “Slava” = People of Glory.
He is depicted as a magician, as a warrior in the mystical sense, which has alchemically transformed
the Scandinavian to the Slavonic. The dragon head of the bow of the Viking battle ship Drakar in his hand has becoming a birch tree, a symbol of Rus.
Rune “R” – “Raido” symbolizes : the Raid, Journey, Way, Path ( Dao ). The Path of R: Raido>R>Rurik>Rus>Russia.
Rørik, ( Old Scandinavian, South Dannish) «*HróþiR» – “Glory” ( Glory in Russian “Slava”). Slav-onic people – People of “Slava” = People of Glory.
Russia being started as a Raid of Rurik, has become a Path of Glory.
Holy Russian Ax.
Oil. Canvas. 60x80cm 2012
The ax of the Russian god Perun is someway similar to Vadjra. It symbolizes a spiritual lightening and a cut-off attachments.
In general the Slavonic native religions have a lot in common with the rest of the Indo-European spiritual traditions and have a direct connection to Vedanta. A Russian word Veda (t’) means “to know” or just a “knowledge”, “awareness”, came from Sanskrit.
This is a knowledge, awareness and an especial sort of Weltanschauung, which energy is still hiding under the thousand years of the suppressions.
An energy as invincible, as unwinnable the “defeated” ethnic gods. They just wait in the wings.