Imelda Almqvist's Personal Blog

This blog is about paying close attention to the mysteries and magic of life that inform my paintings, poems and art videos!  It is also about the Northern European Ancestral tradition and Old Norse wisdom teachings. I have committed to writing regular blogs about major festivals and feast days - because I feel it is important for those people who feel ancestral or spiritual resonance with this to find inspiration and quality information here. Also because many of my students have requested I do so! 


I hope that you will enjoy my blogs! If you would like to receive some soul food delivered directly to your in-box (about 6 - 8 times a year) please consider joining my mailing list!


Please note that for years I used to write a blog on Wordpress.com offering a shamanic perspective on many life issues and major world events. Those blogs are still up and they offer wealth of specialised information on tricky questions and matters.

https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/  (blog)

This blog is about paying close attention to the mysteries and magic of life that inform my paintings, poems and art videos! It is also about the Northern European Ancestral tradition and Old Norse wisdom teachings. I have committed to writing regular blogs about major festivals and feast days - because I feel it is important for those people who feel ancestral or spiritual resonance with this to find inspiration and quality information here. Also because many of my students have requested I do so! I hope that you will enjoy my blogs! If you would like to receive some soul food delivered directly to your in-box (about 6 - 8 times a year) please consider joining my mailing list! Please note that for years I used to write a blog on Wordpress.com offering a shamanic perspective on many life issues and major world events. Those blogs are still up and they offer wealth of specialised information on tricky questions and matters. https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/ (blog)

Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. Her book Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) was published by Moon Books in 2016 and her second book Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit (Where Art Meets Shamanism) will be published in March 2019. She was a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit in both 2016 and 2017 and is a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True. She divides her time between the UK, Sweden and the US. She is currently working on her third book Medicine of the Imagination. www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk (website) https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/ (blog) https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=imelda+almqvist (YouTube channel: interviews, presentations and art videos)

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SITTING IN COUNCIL WITH ANIMAL GODS

During the Covid-19 pandemic and Lockdown period Imelda Almqvist shares a significant dream where she was invited to Sit In Council With Animal Gods and hear what they have to say...  more  

Valborgsmässoafton - Walpurgisnight - Witches’ Night

Article by Imelda Almqvist, originally written for her publisher's website in 2017, about Valborgsmässoafton or Walpurgisnight, and how this is really Witches’ Night, as demonstr...  more  

COVID 19: VIRUS – ANCESTOR - KILLER - TRICKSTER - WALKER BETWEEN WORLDS

In this blog Imelda Almqvist, teacher of sacred art and seidr, examines how Covid 19 acts as a dangerous (but perhaps vital) change agent and how viruses are the ancestors of human...  more  

TJUGONDAG KNUT - WHEN THE CRONE TIES THE COSMIC KNOT!

In this article Imelda Almqvist explores a Swedish festival called Tjugondag Knut, (in pre-Christian times the crucial day where the Crone Goddess ties the Cosmic Knot that holds t...  more  

Julgröt: Offerings of Christmas Porridge for the Gårdstomte and for Frau Holle

In this blog international teacher of Sacred Art and Seidr Imelda Almqvist introduces the Swedish Yule tradition of making an offering of Julgröt (Christmas porridge) to the Gårdst...  more  

Of Call-out Culture and 21st Century Witch Hunts

In this article Imelda Almqvist, international teacher of Sacred Art, Seidr and the Ancestral Wisdom Teachings of Northern Europe, shares her reflections on a deep-seated sense of ...  more  

Forgiveness vs. Restitution (an Old Norse lens of perception)

In this article Imelda Almqvist, international teacher of Sacred Art, Seidr and the Ancestral Wisdom Teachings of Northern Europe examines the modern concept of forgiveness with to...  more  

My Mushroom Teachers

In this blog Imelda Almqvist, international teacher of Sacred Art and Seidr/The Ancestral Wisdom Teachings of Northern Europe, asks mushrooms in the Forests of Sweden to be her tea...  more  

A Winter Night With Baduhenna

In this blog Imelda Almqvist, international teacher of Sacred Art and Seidr, (/The Ancestral Wisdom Teachings of Northern Europe), seeks an audience with an old Frisian goddess cal...  more  

PERSEPHONE LIVES - A Blog for Autumn Equinox 2019

Blog by Imelda Almqvist, international teacher of Sacred Art and Seidr : "The day of the Autumn Equinox is approaching fast. Recently I have found myself wondering: on what days ex...  more  

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