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COURSE CALENDAR 2020

BASIC COURSES:

The Shaman's Journey
13-15 Nov 2020, Jutland, Denmark
29 April-2 May 2021, Halland Sweden
14-18 July 2021, Halland Sweden

COURSE REGISTRATION
 
ONLINE COURSES:
Into the Journey
Begins 6 Oct, 5 sessions
Help for Helpers
Begins 10 Oct, 5 sessions
Open to Power (introduction course)
Begins 5 Nov, 4 sessions
Stories of Nature
Begins 15 Nov, 6 sessions
 
ADVANCED COURSES:
Spirit Voice  
19-21 Feb 2021, Copenhagen
Iceland Seidr
28 April-2 May 2021, Iceland
Circle of Life
5-9 May 2021, Tokalynga Sweden

Shamanism, Death & Life
21-27 July 2021, Tokalynga Sweden

 
OTHER EVENTS:
Talk: Asking for Help
29 Sept 2020, free online event
 
COURSES NOT IN SEASON:
Legacy of the Wise Ones
Shamanic Healing
Soul Retrieval
Return to Spirit
Blessed by the Moon
Spiritual Ecology
Into the Journey
Seidr
Forest Seidr
Spirit Dance & Ceremony
Voice of the Earth
Shamanic Counselling 1
Shamanic Counselling 2
Stories of Nature
The Deepening Path
Help for Helpers
Blessing the Shaman's Way
Rhythms of Life 
Step Into Change
Being Home


SEIDR - Craft and Power

In Seidr, an old Nordic form of shamanism, the practitioners traditionally used a unique combination of staff, ecstatic song and a magic seat as means for contacting the spirit world. Seidr is described in late Viking age written sources, but the origins are much earlier in fertility cults and shamanism.

On this course, we will explore both the craft and the spiritual basis of the seidr tradition. We will work with seidr as a community ritual as well as in pairs and alone.

The spiritual core of seidr is inseparable from nature. Therefore a key part of our practice is connecting with the spirits and powers of the land: “Sitting out” alone with our staff among hills and trees, singingwith dusk and wind, our seidr work takes root in our own landscape and time.

In the seidr tradition we find refined time-tested ways of dealing with power; we will explore the mysterious concept of ergi, a way of handling energy through the shamanic union of surrender and consciousness. This way we strengthen an essential aspect of our shamanic practice: Knowing how to let the power flow through us, how to apply it wisely, how to ground it.

To deepen our understanding of the seidr tradition we will also view our own experiences in the light of the newest research into Norse myths and worldview, which contain so much more than the few well known divinities.

Seidr work is for both men and women, and can profoundly inspire our general shamanic practice. We become freer to choose the right ritual tool for the right task, and we deepen our experience of the power of earth.

To participate you must have clear contact with your spirit allies or -teachers and have completed introductory course The Shaman’s Journey or agreed equivalent. Seiðr work is for both men and women. Good preparation for seiðr is singing, shamanic counselling, finding your staff, or befriending a powerplace in nature.

You can read more in THE LEGACY OF SEIDR and KEEP IT CLOSE TO NATURE

To read about each course, click on the links in the Course Calendar on the left.
To get general information about booking a place, click on Registration.