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CLASS #1 Labyrinths and the Medieval concept of Life as a Pilgrimage (8 February 2023)
CLASS #2 The Woman Who Repairs Stories (29 March 2023)
CLASS #3 The Leavings of the Wolf: Norse God Tyr (10 May 2023)
This workshop explains what makes sacred art different from other forms of art. It introduces ways of making sacred art and invites people to start making their own sacred art. This course does not require great skills in drawing and painting, only an open heart and sincere willingness to engage in making spirit-led art.
This workshop introduces the medieval concept of a human life as a Pilgrimage. We work with the glyph of a labyrinth as representing our ‘umbilical cord to Source/Spirit’ laid out in spiral form in the room. We start unravelling personal myths and weaving healing stories with the help of great gods and goddesses. We meet ‘The Woman Who Repairs Stories’. We start engaging with the concept of ‘The Leavings of the Wolf’ (and the teachings of the Norse God Tyr): i.e. the understanding of personal sacrifice in return for knowledge and spiritual strength. (The word ‘sacrifice’ literally means ‘making sacred by offering to the gods’).
I request that people read my book, Sacred Art, and use it as a textbook, completing all Chapter Exercises while working with the webinar material. This will bring a lot of enrichment, deepening and shifting of perspectives!
Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr/Old Norse Traditions (the ancestral wisdom teachings of Northern Europe). So far she has written four non-fiction books and two picture books for children. Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) in 2016, Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit (Where Art Meets Shamanism) in 2019, Medicine of the Imagination - Dwelling in Possibility (an impassioned plea for fearless imagination) in 2020 and North Sea Water In My Veins (The Pre-Christian spirituality of the Low Countries) was published in June 2022.
The Green Bear is a series of picture book for children, aged 3 – 8 years. The stories and vibrant artwork, set in Scandinavia, invite children to explore enchanting parallel worlds and to keep their sense of magic alive as they grow up.
Imelda has presented her work on both The Shift Network and Sounds True. She appears in a TV program, titled Ice Age Shaman, made for the Smithsonian Museum, in the series Mystic Britain, talking about Mesolithic arctic deer shamanism.
Imelda is currently working on a handbook for rune magicians (about the runes of the Elder Futhark) and on more books in the Green Bear Series.
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