Throughout the ages, the ones we call shamans or witches today, have been called by many different names in the Nordic countries. They were “mångkunniga” (wise or cunning) men and women; they were galdr-men, seidr-women, seers and healers; and they were “trollkunniga” - wise in the ways of magic. For thousands of years they practiced the magic tradition through changing conditions, each adding their own experience to a vast body of sacred knowledge and magic wisdom.
Most of us today have not been able to learn directly from our wise elders, or our grandparents. Instead we have been searching for knowledge in often hidden history. Annette has spent decades researching the magic and shamanic traditions of the Nordic lands, reconnecting to those who carried the craft and learning more about who they were. On this course, we will explore the actual legacy to us from some of the historical wise men and women, who lived and worked in Scandinavia through many centuries. During our time in the forest, we will learn directly from some of these “troldkyndige": We will hear their stories, be introduced to their special skills and their approaches to power. In the forest and on drumming journeys we will try out their ways and learn how to integrate them into our own personal practice.
The course is meant as a shamanic experiential journey through the ages. The aim is to inspire your practice, to root it in a historically-based perspective, in appreciation of those who have gone before. The aim is also that you get introduced to some of their powerful, lesser-known methods, like shamanic divination with power objects, and the healing power of Song and Word in blessing spells and incantations.
This course is for both almost-beginners and the more advanced. Participants must have completed introductory course The Shaman's Journey or agreed equivalent. It is also essential to understand spoken Danish.
19-23 Sep, 2018: near Hvalsø, Sjælland, Denmark. Taught by Annette in Danish, assisted by Maria Lisette Jacobsen. For info and booking, contact Maria Lisette Jacobsen, best pr. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, tel (45) 23 95 05 43. Price incl. room and board DKK 5100.
For more information about the lodge and the forest, see www.avnstrup.dk