Kenaz – Literally: “Torch” – Esoteric ‘Ken’ or Knowledge
Key Concepts: torch as a symbol of knowledge and intellect, illumination, searching for enlightenment, shedding light on matters, quest for truth, skills and abilities, creativity, art, craftsmanship, cunning, acquisition and application of knowledge, occult female secrets, intuition, enthusiasm in teaching/learning, study, kin-fire, opportunity, playfulness
Psi: observation, clarity of thought, cognitive faculties, humility
Energy: Controlled energy, transformation (pheonix fire), teaching/learning dynamic, illumination
Mundane: art, technique, improvement of skills, school, the stars
Divinations: Artistic or technical ability, craft, transformation, offspring, new information; or disease, decay, breakup, inability, lack of creativity, ignorance, arrogance, elitism, over-conceptualization
Illumination (torchlight) when exploring transpersonal pathways
Creative inspiration, enthusiasm for learning
Exploration of paradigms in the search for truth
Exposing the hidden to gain new knowledge, esp. through study, reflection and new information
Strengthening of abilities in all realms
Female occult secrets
The light within, the observer
How would you express this rune through Yoga, Ti-Chi, Marshal Arts or other body sciences?
Kauna is a rune of illumination, maybe enlightenment even? It definitely is the rune for intelligence, and knowledge. And Fire is an element of harsh transformation.
This rune definitely reflects some key points of meditation in Buddhism, and yoga. Kauna could be hinting at the divine energy called the Kundalini, which is described as a transformative, regenerative, healing, fire. I've added this rune to my kundalini meditations already, lol.
Meditation is a tool whereby one increases the overall strength and intensity of his focus and concentration. Pinpointed focus and concentration on a certain object is said to bring to light all it's secrets, and properties. Hence illumination, knowledge, hidden occult secrets. That's my take on it :-)