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.
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.
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I got such positive responses to my pieces of writing from Greenland (a painting sabbatical in October 2022) that my Norse and Art students have now demanded a sacred art retreat in Greenland, in September 2024. A detailed course description is now available.
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Answers to FAQ:
Yes, I am back to in-person teaching but will continue to offer some classes on-line as well (for my student communities overseas). My on-line school (Pregnant Hag Teachings) has a large collection of classes (in Sacred Art, Seidr and Rune Magic) available as recordings. Just sign up and watch! There are several free webinars as well. (Most people start with myFREE Welcome Webinar: Meet The Pregnant Hag! but there is also a free 2022 workshop about pandemic spiritual support for children and teens.
On the Shamanic Healing page here you will find a listing for several shamanic practitioners who have availability for one-to-one sessions. All are trained by me personally and I wholeheartedly recommend their work! For an international listing of practitioners who work with children and teens, please visit the Global Grid of Practitioners for Kids page.
If you would like to receive an occasional update from me (about 6-8 times a year) in the form of a newsletter offering soul food, articles, art videos and an up-to-date listing of all upcoming (on-line) courses and events - please drop me an email on email@example.com. Courses and events generally appear in the newsletter before I manage to list them on this site. This will change as soon as I master the ancient magical arts of cloning myself and bilocation (or hire a VA, whichever comes first!)
Please remember that your own life is the greatest piece of art you will ever make!
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