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Two workshops, including the long-awaited U.S. launch of  Imelda Almqvist’s Norse Shamanism practitioner training.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE RUNES
3 Day Residential Course
November 8 – November 10, 2020
THE VITKI – ADVANCED TECHNIQUES FOR RUNE MAGICIANS
MODULE 1 of The Norse Shamanism Practitioner Training
4 Day Residential Course 
November 11 – November 14, 2020 
Pendle Hill, Wallingford, PA
Are you curious about the Runes – the ancient symbols that represent so much more than an alphabet? Are they part of a heritage that you want to explore more deeply? Join Imelda Almqvist for an introduction to the Runes of the Elder Futhark as energies of the cosmological cycle of creation and destruction, then stay for an advanced exploration of their deeper mystery teachings.
In the Introduction to the Runes, we work with:
  • the energy of the Runes that underlay cosmic cycles
  • exploring the energy of each Rune of the Elder Futhark
  • carving or painting your own set of runes
  • using your runes in divination for yourself and others
  • using Galder-incantation and chanting the Runes-to align with internal and external forces
In The Vitki – Advanced Techniques for Rune Magicians, we explore:
  • the Circle of the Runes, a mystery teaching that takes us through Gates of Initiation
  • bind runes and how to work with them
  • runes as a tool to perceive the fate of all beings, carved by the Norns
  • working with the Norns to receive a personalized “prescription” for yourself or others
  • taking our first steps on the path to becoming a Rune Magician.
Participants in each course will receive an electronic copy of Imelda’s detailed rune summary.

Registration is now open.

You may register for one or both workshops. A discount is available if you register for both courses at the same time.

Registration information and materials for Introduction to the Runes are here and for The Vitki, here.

Contact Susan Rossi – flyingtotheheart@gmail.com – for additional information about these workshops or Imelda’s 2-year practitioner training in the wisdom and magical traditions of Old Northern Europe.

 

Upcoming courses in 2021:

March – Introduction to Norse Cosmology and

Module 2: Norse Anatomy of Soul

November -Wheels of Fate: Astrology and the Runes

 

What Imelda’s students are saying:

I can tell you this is worth the investment. My life and perspective is forever altered. – Kelly Wyrd, Canada 

This course is a game changer, it will challenge in ways you don’t expect, it is beautiful and magical. Insights come from academic study and the intuitive reflection. I am so glad I joined this programme, I would go so far as to say its the best course I have ever signed up for. – D.K., U.K. 

 

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Imelda Almqvist is a shamanic painter, teacher, practitioner and author who divides her time between London, UK and Södermanland, Sweden.

Her paintings can be found in collections all over the world.

She is the author of NATURAL BORN SHAMANS, A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) and SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where Shamanism Meets Art. Her third book, Medicine of the Imagination: Dwelling in Possibility, will be published by Moon Books in 2020 and is available for pre-order

Imelda is passionate about teaching Norse Shamanism and Seidr. Her school in Sweden is called TRUE NORTH and is situated in pristine forest land by the Baltic Sea. The 2-year Seidmadr and Seidkona practitioner program in Sweden is in progress and will begin in the U.S. in November 2020.

Imelda was a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit with The Shift Network in 2016 and 2017. She is also a presenter on Year of Ceremony in 2018 with Sounds True in Colorado.

www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ODIN – Imelda Almqvist

A 5-day intensive Introduction to Seidr and Old Norse Magical and Wisdom Traditions 

5 Day Residential  Course

March 10-March 14, 2020

Pendle Hill, Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Do you hear your ancestors calling you?  Or feel a longing in the blood to connect with that lineage?

This workshop covers Seidr, a Norse form of shamanism or working closely with spirit, and the larger field of spiritual and mystical traditions of  the  ancestral pathways and spiritual wisdom teachings of Northern Europe.

The material is presented in traditional ways, closely following ancient texts – The Eddas –  and old Scandinavian traditions and folklore.

This workshop is a prerequisite to the 2-year Viking Blood Norse Seidmadr and Seidkona practitioner training to begin iin the United States in November 2020.

 In this course, we will explore:

  • Yggdrasil and the inhabitants of the Nine Worlds
  • The Norse sagas and myths
  • The Web of Wyrd – Urd’s web
  • Creating your own set of runes
  • Trolldom – a brief look at spells and traditional magical workings
  • Shapeshifting and berserking – the anatomy of soul viewed through the Old Norse lens
  • Galder – the magical power of song and speech
  • Blot – ceremonial offerings; the roles of priests and priestesses
  • The Wisdom or Knowledge competitions in the Eddas
  • The Norse Gods and Goddesses
  • The role of humans in the Norse cosmology
  • Teachings of Tyr and Odin – the concept of the Spiritual Warrior
  • Divination and prophecy
  • A High Seat ceremony using a traditional Scandinavian version as conducted in local communities.

Registration is now open.

Registration information and materials are here.  Contact Susan Rossi – msrossi@comcast.net – for additional information about the Introductory Course or Imelda’s 2-year Viking Blood practitioner training in the wisdom and magical traditions of Old Northern Europe which begins in November 2020.

What Introduction to Norse Seidr and Fornsed students are saying:

“It is not just the profound experiences, rich content and comprehensive material that makes Imelda’s Introduction to Norse Shamanism course so exceptional; it is also the community that is woven into being amongst the participants that makes this retreat so impactful.  I return often to my notes, not only as a reference for my practice, but as a way to tap back into that rare and magical essence we birthed as a group that week.  Imelda is a strong and articulate teacher, generous with her knowledge and facilitates these ancient practices in a safe and supportive environment. Her willingness to come to the US to share this wisdom is a gift, and I eagerly anticipate her future teachings.”  – Shana Kestrel   

“Imelda brings a high level of research, scholarship, preparation, and embodiment to her courses. Under her direction, we are given a foundation and skill set to move our practice forward and to deepen our personal growth. Giving her students a variety of experiences inside a Norse ancestral framework has formed a bond and connection for me on a cellular level. I highly recommend her courses. They are life changing in their profound knowledge and experiences.” –  Valerie Budayr  

“Imelda’s work is truly revolutionary. Honoring the Norse spirit, she also updates ancient practices into a modern life of service and fulfillment. Imelda does not shy away from hard truths and personal responsibility, and her coursework is wise and inspiring. I have and will always highly recommend her marvelous class.” – A. B.  

Watch Imelda’s art video about the Healing Mountain of Lyfjaberg and the Nine Maidens who live there:

Imelda Almqvist is a shamanic painter, teacher, practitioner and author who divides her time between London, UK and Södermanland, Sweden. Her paintings can be found in collections all over the world.

She is the author of NATURAL BORN SHAMANS, A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages)

and SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where Shamanism Meets Art .

Imelda is passionate about teaching Norse Shamanism and Seidr. Her school in Sweden is called TRUE NORTH and is situated in pristine forest land by the Baltic Sea. The 2-year Norse Shamanism practitioner program  in Sweden is in progress and will begin in the U.S. in November 2020.

Imelda was a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit with The Shift Network in  2016 and 2017. She is also a presenter on Year of Ceremony in 2018 with Sounds True in Colorado.

www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk

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