has studied and practised shamanism since the early
eighties. She has been teaching in Denmark and Northern
Europe for more than two decades, and co-founded the
Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies with Jonathan
Horwitz in 1986. In her work, Annette has especially
explored the legacy of earlier Scandinavian shamans,
folk healers and wise women. She is considered an authority
on seidr, the old Nordic shamanic tradition. Born 1951,
and with a background in art and occupational therapy,
Annette lives and practises in a green village community
in the heart of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is author of
on the power of nature in Nordic tradition.
more about Annette's work here.
has been working with shamanism since 1972, and has
a masters degree in anthropology. In 1986, he
founded the Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies
together with Annette Høst and has been teaching
internationally ever since. Jonathan is known for his
grounded, present and warm teaching style. He has travelled
extensively, and from 1984 to 1993 he worked with Michael
Harner as a teacher and field researcher at the Foundation
for Shamanic Studies. Jonathan is a frequent contributor
Hoop magazine and is European Editor for Journal
of Shamanic Practice. He lives and practices
with his partner Zara in the woods of southern Sweden
more about Jonathan's work here.
has been working shamanically since 2005, and joined
the Scandinavian Center for Shamanic Studies team in
2010. Originally from Sweden, Zara spent nearly 30 years
living in the UK, where she trained with a range of
different spiritual organisations. As well as teaching
shamanism and working as a shamanic counsellor, she
has helped to set up and run the International Shamanic
Community. She is also a writer and filmmaker, and has
published two books on creative writing. She has a deep
interest in the role of story as a spiritual and healing
tool that helps us to hear the Spirits and connect to
magic. She lives and practices with Jonathan at their
retreat center Åsbacka,
in southern Sweden.
more about Zara's work here.