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COURSE CALENDAR

BASIC COURSES:

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


COURSE REGISTRATION
 
ADVANCED COURSES:
Shamanic Practice Day
1 Dec 2018, Åsbacka, Sweden
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
Seidr
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
 
OTHER EVENTS:
 
 
COURSES NOT IN SEASON:
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


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

29 May - 2 June, 2019: near Hvalsø, Sjælland, Denmark. Taught by Annette in Danish, assisted by Maria Lisette Jacobsen. For info and booking, contact Maria Lisette Jacobsen, best by e-mail: maria@hyldemorshave.dk or tel: (45) 23 95 05 43. Price including room and board: 5200 DKK, deposit: 1200 DKK.

Our venue is a lodge and surrounding shelters. The course takes place there and in the hills and forest surrounding it, in the middle of Sealand/Sjælland. For more information about the lodge and the forest, see www.avnstrup.dk

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.