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

Home page of Imelda Almqvist

When you meet teachers so full of knowledge usually they are dead so you can only read their books!

When you can work with someone like Imelda in person you should grab the opportunity!
- Katharine Lucy Haworth, Shamanic Practitioner, UK

 

Your book Sacred Art is much better than The Artist’s Way. It is more scholarly. I like the exercises in both, but the text of your book was more valuable to me.

- Terry Clarbour, US

 

To me you are amazing and I hope that sinks in-even a little!  I do love it when my sisters emerge in this world to shine... And doing the most important work of our time, in my humble opinion. I've known you for many years and have watched you share your sacred knowledge with so many!
- Robin Romeo, Founder, Center for Light Body Healing, US

 

Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher that I love crossing oceans and time zones to work with you!

- Megan Anderson, US 

I can totally see you teaching at Harvard!

— Manca Geberl, Slovenia

Finally, can I just say your research and scholarship is outstanding!

-Trevor Greenfield, Publisher/Editor at Moon Books, John Hunt Publishing

 

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

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

 

POST-PANDEMIC NOTE TO ALL VISITORS!

1 October 2021 update

Hi everyone! I will return to in-person teaching in January 2022. My intention is for my in-person courses in 2022 to follow the hybrid model (so participants can choose to participate in person or on-line). Having said that, I am no Tech Goddess and I don't have a Tech Team at my disposal, so I am going to keep things fairly simple. If that fails to provide acceptable sound and instruction quality, I will revert to teaching some things (only) in person and other things (only) online.

A document explaining hybrid mode will soon be available as a direct download from this site. On-line classes will continue (I promise!!) but I will space them out more to reflect the "new normal" we are all learning to navigate.

Dates for 2022 in-person courses have just appeared in my October Newsletter (make sure you are subscribed!) 

As regards in-person teaching in the US: 

My US East Coast coordinator, Susan Rossi, and I have not (yet) been able to set new dates. Staff at Pendle Hill Retreat and Conference Center (our usual host) are still working towards a safe and comprehensive reopening. More about that in future newsletters (not the October one). The US border remains closed and the US does not yet recognize the AstroZeneca vaccine as valid (I am double vaccinated).

For the same reasons as above the Seidr Introduction Course in Wisconsin, coordinated and hosted by Amy Wilinski at Golden Light Healing (near Green Bay) will be rescheduled for the Autumn of 2022 (once the US border opens and there is more clarity on inter-continental travel).

In 2020 I opened my on-line school called Pregnant Hag Teachings in response to the Pandemic. Writing short but intense courses in accordance with the Zeitgeist has been an interesting experience. Teaching entire sacred art retreats on-line has been a steep learning curve but... it is possible AND people on different continents can work together in real time!

The thing I have enjoyed most is co-dreaming workshops into being, in partnership with long-term students. The most recent Witch Wound class was inspired by a dream one participant had, about The Witch in the role of Private Investigator or Private Eye!

I always follow government guidance for all the hosting countries involved!

PREGNANT HAG TEACHINGS: ON-LINE OFFERINGS!

MY FREE webinar titled Meet The Pregnant Hag remains available (just register and watch!) on Teachable  + check out all my upcoming classes:

PREGNANT HAG TEACHINGS

Another FREE webinar, recorded in October 2020, to mark the publication of my third book, Medicine of the Imagination:

BOOK LAUNCH WEBINAR

UPCOMING WEBINARS:

Here are the two remaining Seidr Classes for 2021, set for Nov 17th and for Dec 1st respectively:

BUNDLE OF 2 SEIDR CLASSES: SHIELD MAIDENS & MODRANIHT

I am also offering an on-line 2-day "trans-Atlantic" Sacred Art Retreat/Intensive:

THE STAR NURSERY OF MOTHER GOOSE 1-2 March 2022

 

VIDEO PODCAST: THE PREGNANT HAG

Recent offerings:

Elen Sentier on Rewilding, Rune Algiz and Deer Trods

Kelley Harrell on "Elder Well, Die Well, Ancestor Well" and the Runes

Rachel Goodwin on Parenting a child with ASD and ADHD and using a spiritual toolkit in that process

Ciara Roberts  -About the Inner Physician, Kidney Donors and Sacred Art

Katharine Haworth on The Revelation of a Society's Soul: How the Pandemic affects children and teens

Valarie Budayr on Kalevala Singing and the reconstruction of Finnish Heritage material and The Song Lands

PLEASE support my channel by leaving a "LIKE", COMMENT or ideally a "SUBSCRIBE", to feed the YT Algorithm. THANK YOU!   PODCAST

Welcome to this website! My name is Imelda Almqvist and I am an international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr (or Fornsed) and also a painter and author of five (and counting!) books. I divide my professional time between London UK, Sweden and the US. My paintings can be found in collections all over the world. I recently appeared in a TV program called Ice Age Shaman, in the series Mystic Britain, on the Smithsonian Channel.  I am the author of:

My sacred art courses and retreats take place in the fertile space where art meets visionary spirituality. They have a strong Mystery School aspect: the focus is on engaging in fresh and innovative ways with ancient material and wisdom traditions to create powerful art work, ceremonies and personalized Rites of Passage!

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

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-Sarah Wharmby 

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 I pioneered a shamanic program for young people called The Time Travellers. This offered safe sacred group space for children and teenagers to develop a viable spiritual toolkit.  In 2015 LA-based film maker Hannah Beadman made a film about The Time Travellers using guidance from spirit allies to resolve bullyingI was interviewed by Sandra Ingerman about her shamanic work with young people as part of her Shamanic Journeying for Guidance and Healing course on The Shift Network. 

I am passionate about teaching the ancestral wisdom traditions of Northern Europe: Seidr (Fornsed) and Northern Tradition material. Longer programs run at my school in Sweden called TRUE NORTH, situated in pristine forest land by the Baltic Sea. 

I have been a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit with The Shift Network in  2016 and 2017. I was a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True in Colorado (together with my 13-year old son Brendan I offered a ceremony, titled Drawing Down The Divine Child, marking the Blue Blood Moon of January 2018). After that I worked for Sounds True as a regular presenter on The Shamanic Path. My upcoming presentation is about uncovering the pre-Christian spirituality of The Netherlands.

My Seidr and Northern Tradition programs also run in the US courtesy of Susan Rossi. For more information please contact Susan Rossi on msrossi@comcast.ne

The pandemic has reshuffled our lives. As many things became impossible for now (such as teaching in person), other things could be prioritized.

For me personally, painting was one such thing. In recent years I have divided much of my time between teaching and writing books. Art time often got squeezed into very small pockets of time, which changed overnight!

I invite you to check out the paintings I have made in this extraordinary period. Many of these paintings have sold but some remain available and new paintings are being created all the time! In periods when time allows, I accept commissions too.

THE BONE MOTHER

FOREST STUDIO

FALL 2020

ART PHOTOGRAPHS & RUNE ACTIVISM

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

 

 

 < Sounds True has given permission for me to share the Year of Ceremony video titled The Human Family (about the vigil and Full Moon Ceremony of The Time Travellers to Cross Bones in London) with the general public. The video appears on the left!

> The Shift Network has given permission for me to share my 12 year old son's bonus video about using dreaming as a technique for navigating the cosmos with the general public. Please note that this film was made for the Shamanism Global Summit of 2016, where I did a presentation about using shamanism with children.

With gratitude to my friend and colleague Simon Cook who was of immense help in the making of both films!

 

 

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

Sheena Cundy interviews Imelda Almqvist on Tree House TV, April 2018

 NEW 2021 INTERVIEW!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

   "When the student is ready, the teacher appears!" (and fortunately this also works the other way around: "when the teacher is ready, the students appear!")

I have had the immense good fortune of training with the following shamanic teachers: Simon Buxton, Betsy Bergstrom, Naomi Lewis, Kate Shela, Chetna Lawless, Ruth Aber and last but not least of course Sandra Ingerman, who wrote a wonderful Foreword for my first book Natural Born Shamans! I have learned as much again from powerful creative partnerships with the following people: Simon Cook in London (The Time Travellers and Blind Labyrinth Walks), Anna Kjellin in Sweden (Seidr and Fornsed), Nick Taylor in Wales (Rites of Passage Work with Teenagers), Karmit Evenzur in Spain (Geomancy and Earth Speaks),  Judith Bogner (Public Speaking and Mediation), Hannah Beadman in LA (Film Making), Jill Hunter (Animal Healing),  Sony Baron in Victoria BC, Canada (Ancestral Healing and Peer Supervision) Susan Rossi in Philadelphia (Sacred Art and Crone Medicine Work), Anja Steinbauer for invitations for a shamanic teacher to speak at Philosophy for All Events (and keeping my interest in philosophy alive!), Terry Morgan in Maine USA (Astrology) and Alec Davis in Seattle (ceremonial work in the Desert at both Chaco Canyon and in Santa Fe, New Mexico), Kate Mieczkowska (artist and curator of the Goddess Now Show) and Valarie Budayr (working with me on project Healing Wise and helping me set up my online school Pregnant Hag Teachings), Christian Thurow for taking my courses on-line during Lockdown - you all changed my life and made it better beyond comprehension!