SACRED ART COURSES

 

On the current 'pandemic teaching schedule' my intention is that both the upcoming Sacred Art Retreat and the Sacred Art Introduction course in January WILL RUN. However, this could change due to Covid-19 spikes and/or government guidance closer to the time.

With apologies to all people who have waited for a long time for these courses to run! However, the good news is that I am now offering on-line sacred art classes in my new school: Pregnant Hag Teachings!

REGISTER FOR THE FREE INTRODUCTION WEBINAR

Meet The Pregnant Hag

Imelda Almqvist, 13 October 2020

 

 The Sacred Art Introduction course  is the beginning of the journey, the labyrinth, the pilgrimage. It has been the start of going deep within myself, to survive the unconscious and receive consciousness and healing back. It’s learning how to listen to the signals and accept all that emerges. It’s a wonderful, magical, intense and necessary experience to do in life!!!”

-Milena Bedin

Vicenza - Italy, http://www.milenabedin.it/

 The 2-day Introduction to Making Sacred Art course was my first experience of being taught by Imelda. Having heard and read so much about her, she did not disappoint. My anxieties of not being "an artist" were soon laid to rest. Imelda holds a safe space for all on a physical, emotional and spiritual level whatever your previous experience. These two days took my Shamanic journeying to a deeper level, journeys within journeys unfolding and unfurling as the art is created. We were taught so much in such a short time, leaving me hungry for more. If you get the opportunity to work with Imelda grab it with both hands you won't look back!

-Lyn Hill, therapist, West Yorkshire, UK

This picture shows my maternal grandfather, Nico Oud, who was a teacher in Ursem, The Netherlands!

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 HONOURING OUR ANCESTORS THROUGH OUR ART!

Tuesday 10 November at 7 pm, UK Winter Time (please adjust for local time!)

The class will be recorded and the recording will remain available to those who register!

In our upcoming November on-line sacred art class we will explore how we can connect with our ancestors and use various forms of creative expression to honour them. I will introduce the Old Norse custom of the Álfablót and Dísablót (dedicated )offering ceremonies to the ancestors and also introduce some key principles from the field of Ancestral Healing work.

Please consider joining us! And if you do, your ancestors will be joining us too!
(This class is also a good starting point for people who wish to explore Seidr)

ENROLL!

 

THE BONE MOTHER

Tuesday 1 December at 7 pm, UK Winter Time (please adjust for local time!)

The class will be recorded and the recording will remain available to those who register.

In this class we will connect with the ancient wisdom teachings of The Bone Mother. We will learn how the twin processes of Creation and Destruction operate in our lives and how Winter is a time for reflection, hibernation and releasing all that serves no more. The Bone Mother is one of the manifestations of The Pregnant Hag (see the FREE welcome webinar!) and her great secret is that if we surrender willingly to the process of letting go - She (and Life) will treat us less harshly when our dark nights of the soul occur...

ENROLL!

 

 THE WILD HUNT

Tuesday 12 January 2021 at 7 pm, UK Winter Time (please adjust for local time!)

The class will be recorded and the recording will remain available to those who register.

This class has been created due to popular demand, because so many people have asked me to explain what The Wild Hunt is and create an on-line class for pandemic times, introducing this extremely important work at a time of no travel and no on-line gatherings. In the Northern and Germanic traditions of Old Europe, The Wild Hunt took place in the Autumn and Wintertime. Great soul conductors collected the souls of the dead (who had not crossed over) and also cleared the air space of old/stuck energies and thoughts forms that served no more, creating spiritual (and physical) space for a new year and new beginnings! 

ENROLL!

 International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 SACRED ART: A HOLLOW BONE FOR SPIRIT

"Making Sacred Art means stepping outside the realm of ego-led consciousness to become a hollow bone for spirit, so art becomes as mystery school process. When we connect to Divine forces greater than ourselves, creative blocks do not exist and healing occurs naturally"

Please note that my second book makes a great companion and handbook for people taking my sacred art classes! This is because I explain things in more detail (than webinars allow) and every chapter ends with a thought-provoking (even mind-bending) activity!

This book tells the story of Sacred Art across cultures, continents and historical periods and makes a plea for sacred art to once again take its rightful place in our perception.

The greatest piece of art we will ever make is our own life!

If you complete all chapter activities, you will have an art portfolio by the time you finish reading this book!

BUY BOOK - US!

BUY BOOK - UK & Europe!


 Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

INTRODUCTION TO MAKING SACRED ART WORKSHOP IN LONDON

22 - 23 January 2021, non-residential

(Please note that this is a Friday-Saturday course!) 

This workshop introduces the Medieval concept of a Human Life as a Pilgrimage. We work with the glyph of a labyrinth representing our ‘umbilical cord to Source/Spirit’ laid out in spiral form in the room. We start unraveling 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. We start mapping where we have given power away and we start moving from the concept of the ‘scapegoat’ to making a ‘shape coat’: a personal medicine cloak of personal symbols that reflects our learning journey through life and our soul’s mission. We make sacred art in honour of something greater than ourselves and beings other than ourselves.

Course  Description

"This was my first experience of being taught by Imelda. It was rich, nourishing, inspiring and profound. Imelda created a beautiful physical space, a safe emotional container and lifted the veil to allow us to explore beyond this reality. There were so many techniques and experiences packed into two days, but at no point did the work feel rushed. I would recommend Imelda as a teacher and this workshop to anyone wishing to embark on or deepen their journey into Shamanic practices."

- Helen Payne, Wales 2018

SACRED ART RETREAT

"The Bone Mother & The Wild Hunt" 

7 - 10 December 2020

During this retreat we will explore how the forces of Creation are engaged in a cosmic dance with the forces of Destruction (and how the forces of Destruction are ultimately in service to Creation).  What is the role of loss and destruction in the creative process?  What needs to be left out or let go of in order to create? How do we engage self-discipline and decide what to omit or release in order to make room for the new, for rebirth?   A similar process occurs in a human life: through our experiences and perception of “loss”, space is created for new beginnings.

This process is continuously occurring on all levels: individual, collective and cosmic. To stay safe, we all constantly make decisions about what is “in” and what is “out”.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

 Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

SACRED ART RETREAT 

"Changing the Weave & Working with the Norns"

Ran in December 2019, not currently scheduled

In this sacred art retreat we will develop a personal relationship with the Norns (or Norse "Fates") and work with the threads of fate and destiny. The red thread of spiritual enquiry running through this retreat is: is it possible to Change the Weave, to alter our personal destiny and the destiny of other people, through shamanic work?! 

The prerequisite is having completed the 2 day introduction to sacred art course! This course is non-residential and you remain responsible for your own meals (plenty of shops and cafes just around the corner!) and accommodation

 

 THE 2 YEAR SACRED ART PRACTITIONER TRAINING

The 2 Year Sacred Art Practitioner Training is currently not running, either in London or in Philadelphia.

I am not currently planning to teach the full 2 year program in London but I will be offering stand-alone sacred art retreats or modules for people who have done the introduction workshop and wish to drop deeper into this work.

For more detailed information about upcoming US offerings please click here:

WORKSHOPS IN THE US (East Coast)

Or email Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.net

 Shamanic teacher, painter and author in the UK and the world

 

 

 SACRED ART RETREAT or INTENSIVE

"Becoming a Crucible:
Working with The Poison Mother"

2 - 5  July 2018, London UK

This course is currently not scheduled

Please watch the art video (on the left) first to see if working on the level of soul alchemy speaks to you! 

The prerequisite is having completed the 2 day introduction to sacred art course! This course is non-residential and you remain responsible for your own meals (plenty of shops and cafes just around the corner!) and accommodation

SACRED ART RETREAT or INTENSIVE
"The Sacred Marriage: 
The Cosmic Dance of Inner Feminine and Inner Masculine"

This course is currently not scheduled

Please watch the art video (on the right) first to see if working with these themes on the level of deep soul alchemy speaks to you! 

DOWNLOAD RETREAT DESCRIPTION

The prerequisite is having completed the 2 day introduction to sacred art course!

This retreat is non-residential and you remain responsible for your own meals (plenty of shops and cafes just around the corner!) and accommodation