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The Shaman's Journey
29-31 March 2019, Denmark
17-21 July 2019, Halland, Sweden
15-17 Nov 2019, Denmark

Into the Journey
29-31 March 2019, Ireland
Being Home
4-7 April 2019, Ireland
Help for Helpers Retreat
23-28 April 2019, Åsbacka, Sweden
Legacy of the Wise Ones
1-5 May 2019, Wales
Shamanic Practice Day
4 May 2019, Åsbacka, Sweden
Living Gifts
17-19 May 2019, Åsbacka, Sweden
29 May-2 June 2019, Hvalsø, Denmark
Stories of Nature
24-30 June 2019, Åsbacka, Sweden
Shamanic Healing & Soul Retrieval 
24 July-3 Aug 2019, Tokalynga, Sweden

Shamanic Counselling 1
18-24 Aug 2019, Åsbacka, Sweden

Shamanism, Death & Life
19-22 Sept 2019, Samsø, Denmark
Iceland Seidr
29 April - 3 May, 2020, Iceland


Earth Rights Conference
10-11 May, Sigtuna, Sweden
Spirit Voice  
Peace and Power
Return to Spirit
Spiritual Ecology
Spirit Dance & Ceremony
Shamanic Healing 2
Shamanic Counselling 2
Rhythms of Life 
Step Into Change

ICELAND SEIDR - Craft, Vision 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. On this course we have the unique opportunity of working in and with the Icelandic land: “Sitting out” alone with our staff between mountain and sky, singing with dusk and wind, our seidr work takes root in both our own time and the Nordic landscape.

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 deities.

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.

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. It is a unique opportunity to learn seidr in the very landscape of Edda poems and sagas.


To participate: To apply for the course, please write a short letter to about your shamanic training and own experience, and why you want to come on this course. Previous shamanic training is not required, but it is indeed helpful. Participants need to understand and speak English. Please also send an email to the organisers below to book your provisional place. Once your application has been accepted they will contact you regarding paying the deposit.

29 April – 3 May, 2020: Bjarnafjördur, Northwest  Iceland.  Taught by Annette Høst in English, assisted by Shenoah Taylor. The course is arranged by Olafia Wium and Kristina Haraldsdottir, for info and to book a provisional place, please contact them at Price including room and board, and transport Reykjavik – Bjarnafjördur and back: 1.300 €. Deposit 300 €.

Our venue is situated in the East part of the Westfjords, and a good part of the course takes place in the outstanding landscape of open mountains, coast and valleys at Bjarnafjördur. You can see more about the venue and the area here:

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.