The runes are an integral part of a Nordic shamanic way of knowledge that was long forgotten but recreated towards the end of the 20th century. The aim was to pull the essence of the runes, their origins and meanings from the recesses of history and let them flow into our own time in a dynamic and creative way.
Jörgen I Eriksson has been working with the runes and the Nordic shamanic tradition since the early 1980’s and his book Rune Magic and Shamanism is available in English. The runes possess a great inherent power. They represent knowledge from Mother Earth and do express the totality of all knowledge that is dispersed everywhere. The runes are archetypes originating from the beginning of creation and they are doorways into Dreamtime, the non-ordinary reality. They can be utilized to bring healing, harmony and balance to humans, animals, plants, minerals and Mother Earth. The runes are a sacrament in Nordic shamanism and by combining the runes with other shamanic methods such as soul journeying, magical singing, vision quests and ceremonies they can manifest their full potential.
In this course the participants will work with the runes in several shamanic ways in order to get a personal understanding of their origins and meanings and how they can be used as tools in order to think and act in beauty and contribute to harmony and balance in the world. The runes represent a manual to the shaman’s philosophy and practice and the aim of this course is to help participants to find their own unique ways to knowledge and power.
Venue: The Abbey Sutton Courtenay. For more information about the Abbey and its surroundings please visit The Abbey's site.
Practicalities: The workshop starts at 18:00 on Friday 4 November and ends at 16:00 on Sunday 6 November 2016.
Price: £385 – fully residential. Early-bird price of £345 if you book before 1 July 2016. A more detailed information with a booking form can be found here.
To book: Send the attached booking form to Sabrina Biscardi at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact her on 07816650275.