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AUTUMN 2018 -

On a misty day you can see forever
If you close your eyes and
Listen to the sound of the clouds
Caressing the mountain’s face
Then there are no secrets
To be kept away from anyone
You only have to listen

This year has been a time of deepening for us. A time not so much about the new or finding more, but being deeper with where we are. Peeling off the layers, letting them fall away and allowing them to enrich us.

Shamanic practice is a kind of spiritual archeology. On every cou…

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THE GIFT OF TIME

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WINTER SOLSTICE 2018 -

Often in everyday life we find ourselves under pressure or caught up in a rush, trying to reach a destination, achieve a result, or find an answer. Both time and space are entities many people feel they do not have enough of - but Time is an elastic magical creature and we can work shamanically with it. Consciously deciding to make more space and take more time are strong intentions and essential tools of a spiritual practice. We can slow down and come into ourselves, we…

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IN THE CIRCLE IS MY HOME

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AUTUMN 2019 -

When teaching, we often hear ourselves say: “The Circle is my Home.” We have come to feel the truth of this more and more. The feeling of sitting together, around a center, sharing intention, touches the heart and soul. In the Circle we see people begin to heal and become more themselves. We see them open to the Spirits and to new possibilities. In a Circle, we don’t all have to be the same. We don’t have to be anyone else but ourselves. We learn from each other’s experiences and…

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MEGIN - Life Power and Spring Energy

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SPRING 2021 - by ANNETTE HØST

Every naked spring, on the very day when the Sun for the first time has Power to really warm me through and make my cheeks glow, the old Nordic word MEGIN springs up in my consciousness, because it so precisely expresses the energy that bursts forward. In the Sun, the Earth, the Light, the Tree - in Everything.

The concept of megin has inspired me since I first came across it in Folke Ström's old "Nordic Paganism - Faith and Customs in Pre-Christian Times"(Nordisk…

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MASKS: New Challenge & Shamanic Tradition

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AUGUST 2020 - by ANNETTE HØST

Masks are for the time being a part of our social life. I know some people have a hard time accepting wearing a facemask. Who feel it is a loss of individual freedom. Or – if in a shamanic circle or ceremony - some people can hardly imagine approaching the spirits with a mask on.

So I think it is time we take a good look at the use of MASKS in shamanic traditions, and see what we can use right here and now:

Connection, Protection, Flow of Power  – all this is at …

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CEREMONY - a Way of Life

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EARLY SPRING 2020 -

In shamanic practice, ceremony is used in a wide variety of ways. Sometimes we hold big healing ceremonies or ceremonies to honour a special place or time of year.  They are also used for big life events that mark important communal thresholds – births, coming of age, separations, marriages, deaths. But they can also be with us in small, intimate, regular rituals. We can make a ceremony out of everyday actions such as making food, drinking a glass of water, opening a door, l…

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SHAMANISM IN TIMES OF CRISIS

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SPRING 2020 -

Dear friends. Here we are.

A few weeks into these deep changing times. Where are you now? Where do you find yourself? What is this time bringing you?

One of the original meanings of the Greek word “krisis” is a "turning point in a disease, that change which indicates recovery or death". In the 15th century it came to mean a "vitally important or decisive state of things, point at which change must come, for better or worse”. Crisis is the time when there is no choice but change…

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FUTURE VISION

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LATE SPRING 2020 -

As we move into the next phase of this special time, it can be helpful to consider – after all you have experienced these weeks, where are you now? What has changed? What do you want to leave behind? What do you want to bring with you? What is your deepest wish for what we are about to step into as we cross the coming thresholds?

As many countries begin to open up, it can be tempting to “go back to normality”, even in small ways in our daily lives. When we are tired or worn …

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BE RIGHT HERE

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SUMMER SOLSTICE 2020 -

Be right here. Just be right here.
Here – where you are
Stand like the Sun, stand still at the Solstice,
Stand still in your life and see where you are.
Don’t run away. Take time 
to discover where you are
instead of looking back to where you were 
or looking forward to where you might go.
Stand still – right here, right now – 
deepening into this moment, and listen: 

Listen to what your hands are telling you
Listen to what your feet are telling you 
Listen …

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COMING TO FRUITION

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AUTUMN 2020 -

As we go through Harvest days, this is a deep time to reflect on where we are. For many of us, it has not been an easy year, and it may feel like there is still a long way to go. But simply waiting for it to be over will not bring real change. There is no choice now but change. We cannot go back, we have to be where we are. Open our eyes and open hearts to the new beginnings that are waiting.

Even if you don’t know what it is, is there a way you can welcome the new growing out of…

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