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)


 
Årsgång - Swedish Omen Walk for the Year to Come!

In this post international teacher of Norse Shamanism and Fornsidr Imelda Almqvist explains how to perform a typica...

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Sitting Out on Uppsa Kulle Grave Mound on the Morning of Yule

This blog is about sitting out (utiseta) on the Swedish grave mound Uppsa Kulle on Christmas morning, to observe th...

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Mothers’ Night – Mother Christmas (Modraniht or Modranecht)

Long before Western Culture adopted the figure of Father Christmas a far more ancient divine mother was linked to t...

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Årsgång - Swedish Omen Walk for the Year to Come!

In this post international teacher of Norse Shamanism and Fornsidr Imelda Almqvist explains how to perform a typically Swedish "Årsgång" or Omen Walk to "read the signs" as a form ...  more  

Sitting Out on Uppsa Kulle Grave Mound on the Morning of Yule

This blog is about sitting out (utiseta) on the Swedish grave mound Uppsa Kulle on Christmas morning, to observe the turning (and return) of the Sun and Daylight in the frozen nort...  more  

Mothers’ Night – Mother Christmas (Modraniht or Modranecht)

Long before Western Culture adopted the figure of Father Christmas a far more ancient divine mother was linked to the Winter Solstice: The Deer Mother or Reindeer Mother, as explor...  more  

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