I have just found another interesting piece related to the White Stone of Ing. Dr. Gideon Martell, a famous Sussex archaeologist, in his journal of 25th June 1825, said that he had "..discovered the Firestone towards the North-East of the town". This statement seems to infer that Dr Martell had discovered the hidden White Stone since we have already found its links to 'Fire' through the figure of Ingwe.
The stone was found face downwards on August 12th 1938 and used as a 'step' in the churchyard.
In regard to Archetypal Myth we can see how this impinges upon history at certain times through certain heroic figures. According to the Legend of Ing (Cuthman) he 'followed his Waen eastwards over the waves' which seems to relate to a time when Ingwe led the Ingwaeones eastwards out of the sinking At-al-land. There seems to be some doubt in the minds of some scholars as to whether this is 'eastwards', and the vagueness of this statement may hint that it can be read as either 'eastwards' or 'westwards' (back) across the waves. Clearly Tolkien meant the movement 'eastwards' in very ancient times, but also the movement 'westwards' at a later time.
Here I am going to suggest that the figure of Ingwe led the Inga-Tribes out of At-al-land, and the figure of Hengest (H-Eng-Gest = 'Geist of Eng") led them back here into England where their origins lay. We must see this in terms of an Archetypal Myth in which Ing and Hengest are Archetypal Heroes. Both of the versions of the Stan-Rune show Twin Horses through the two Eh-Runes. Hengest is merely a reincarnation of Ingwe in later times. Although we have no link between Ing and 'horse' there is no doubt we shall one day find one, and the 'Ancient Britons' used chariots pulled by horses, just as the Chariot of Ing is drawn across the Northern Skies - the Waen.
With the sinking of At-al-land there is also a distinct possibility that these islands (as Marby stated) were made virtually uninhabitable, and thus there may also have been a movement westwards as well as eastwards. We have the legends of the White Gods of the Americas and the Mayan Stela showing a White Stone with the X-XX markings, as well as the red-bearded "Hammer-God" shown above. I have said before that in ancient times these islands, and no doubt At-al-land before they became islands, were associated with Serpent-Cults associated with Ingwe, whose name itself can mean Serpent (Ngw(h)e). Thus, note the serpents entwined around the sides of the ship.
The White Stone of Ing or Firestone would thus also be associated with the Fire-Serpent or 'Kundalini'. The two 'hammers' can also be seen as "crosses" seemingly in a more Heathen Symbolism.We have seen how Ingwe as the 'Son of Man' is associated with the Morning Star, and the White Gods of the Americas were also associated with Venus as the Morning Star. Krist was the 'offspring of David and the bright and morning star...'. We have the people known as the Inkas whose name was originally spelt Ingas, adding to the complexity of this theme.
Where does the name 'Viking' really stem from? We have the usual interpretation of this which is well known but breaking it down we get - Vik-Ings - suggesting the 'Sons of Vik' or 'Offspring of Vik'. Does the term 'Vik' stem from the root *wik- meaning 'to fight', or from the IE Root *weik from which we get 'wicca' meaning 'wise' - the Sons of the Wise. Of course, the idea of 'to fight' and 'wise' are not necessarily that far apart, and the word could have been used to mean both. We know the Vikings went to the Americas, but what we do not know is if they were guided to go there because in much more ancient times their forebears went there. Finds of European Peoples have been discovered relating to some 9,000 years ago, and more and more finds occur with attempts to hide these from the public.
The central rune is the Ken-Rune, or a variant of the Ken-Rune, which is a glyph of a fire and the smoke rising from the fire. But, since the Isa-Rune can be seen as a 'pillar' or 'column' the rune could be viewed as a Fire rising along the Spinal Column - the Fire-Serpent in other words. The above Ing-Rune is made up of two Germanic Ken-Runes which we term the Ken-Fusion. When turned sideways this appears as the Ur-Fusion or the 'fusion of heaven and earth', or again the 'union of male and female'. The Ken-Fusion emphasises the link to the Ken-Rune and to Fire.
The Gyfu-Rune here fits into this pattern since it can be seen to be made up of -
- Two crossed Isa-Runes - ICE.
- Two Germanic Ken-Runes, one upon the other - FIRE.
- Two Germanic Ken-Runes, facing outwards from the centre - FIRE.
The dominant element is FIRE. Gyfu is certainly 'gift' but it is also 'sacrifice' in the sense of 'giving' oneself to a higher cause - sacrificing oneself to oneself. The fire is Feminine Fire which is clear from the glyphs, and is thus connected to Shakti-Kundalini and the Necklace of Freya which is the Necklace of Fire (Brisingamene). The necklace hangs in the shape of an upturned 'V' or Germanic Ken-Rune on its back. The X-Cross is the 'Cross of Sacrifice' and was taken over as a symbol for 'Saint Andrew'. Presumably, 'Andrew' stems from the Greek andros meaning 'man', thus 'Man on the Cross of Sacrifice'.
If the Firestone referred to is the Holy White Stone of Ing then we can see that it was well known at the time of Dr. Martell who lived around 1825 which is nearly 200 years ago. Even with the great oppression by the Norman Barons and the Roman Christian Church the Common Folk of England held on to their ancient beliefs. This may have been the case here where a local legend was held onto throughout the centuries. Of course, these are today dismissed as false and made up, but established scholars have to follow the 'rules' if they are to remain 'established'. We should not forget that a 'stone' was once a 'boundary stone' marking that which is neither in nor out, but is in-between.