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 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. (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. (website) (blog) (YouTube channel: interviews, presentations and art videos)

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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  

Ancient Goddesses Indigenous to The Netherlands: Nehalennia, Hludana and Tanfana

In this blog Imelda Almqvist describes a ceremony she performed to connect with three ancient goddesses indigenous to her country of birth, The Netherlands: Nehalennia, Hludana and...  more  

Nordic Prayers for Death Rituals and Funerals

In this blog international teacher of Sacred Art and Seidr Imelda Almqvist presents ancient sacred texts from the Nordic region offering material that can be used for death rituals...  more  

What is wrong with the word “shaman”?! (Reflections and Alternatives)

In this article international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr Imelda Almqvist explains why the use of the words "shaman" and "shamanism" by western people is controversial and she ...  more  

The Runes: Uthark versus Futhark

Imelda Almqvist, teacher of Seidr and Northern Tradition material, discusses what the rune row known as Uthark is and how it relates to the Futhark.  more  

Staying In The Place Of Love

Staying In The Place Of Love is a blog about a vision that appeared in a recent dream, about asking The Divine Mother (as you understand her) to create a temple in your heart for h...  more  

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  

Álfablót (The Sacrifice to the Elves)

International teacher of sacred art and Northern European Tradition shamanism Imelda Almqvist describes the small Álfablót (Sacrifice to the Elves) Ceremony she performed on her la...  more  

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