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COURSE CALENDAR 2018

BASIC COURSES:

The Shaman's Journey
19-22 July, Halland, Sweden
2-4 Nov, Denmark

COURSE REGISTRATION
 
ADVANCED COURSES:

Shamanic Practice Day
19 May, Åsbacka, Sweden
 

Spirit Dance & Ceremony 
24-29 July, Tokalynga, Sweden
The Deepening Path Retreat
14-19 Aug, Åsbacka, Sweden
Return to Spirit
13-16 Sept, Ireland
Legacy of the Wise Ones
19-23 Sept, Hvalsø, Denmark
 
OTHER EVENTS:
 
COURSES NOT IN SEASON:
Shamanic Healing 1
Shamanic Healing 2
Shamanic Counselling 1
Shamanic Counselling 2
Soul Retrieval
Rhythms of Life 
Shamanism, Death & Life
Spirit Voice  
Seidr
Forest Power
Step Into Change
Voice of the Earth
 


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, in dusk and darkness, singing with river 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.