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Seidr

WITH SPIRIT, STAFF AND SONG

Exploring seidr, ceremony and wild nature with Christine Mark, Jane Shutt and Shenoah Taylor

The practice of seidr is deeply woven into nature and while much of our sacred isle has been cultivated wilderness still lives in the heart of the earth. The magical coast of West Wales allows us to touch easily the essence of the Mountains, Sea, River and Forest and receive wisdom from the spirits of the land.

During our time together we will work with the spirits taking our already honed seidr skills to new levels of understanding and experience. We will explore working with the elements, the land, the setting of the sun, the fullness of the moon and the power and energies of the mountain, sea, river and forest. We will step through the door into wild connection and discover the treasures and joy the practice of seidr offers the modern practitioner of this ancient tradition.

The craft of seidr calls for deepening further our own spiritual traditions and experiencing the magic and ecstasy of spirit connection. Working in nature in different locations we will explore the relationship between ourselves, nature, the song and the staff using community ritual, paired and lone work.

This workshop is for experienced seidr workers; to be considered you must have attended a seidr workshop run by one of the facilitators, Annette Host or an agreed equivalent.

Our chosen venue, Frondderw, is a large and comfortable house in the village of Llwyngwril in the Snowdonia National Park. It is a few minutes walk from the sea and also Amynedd, the home of Jane and Christine which is nestled at the foot of Cader Idris Mountain; one of the highest mountains in Wales. Amynedd, which means “Patience”, offers 10 acres of mountain side, woodland, streams and magical places to explore.

The course is fully residential and all meals will be provided. Some of the areas we will be working in are accessed by steep inclines so participants need to be physically active.


CADAIR IDRIS CENTRE FOR SHAMANIC STUDIES
PRESENT
“AN INTRODUCTION TO THE MAGIC AND POWER OF SEIDR”
With Jane Shutt, Julia Crabtree & Christine Mark

10th to 14th June 2019

Frondderw, Llwyngwril, Gwynedd, Wales, LL37 2JQ

“Seidr is an old Nordic form of shamanism, practitioners traditionally used a unique combination of staff, ecstatic song and a magic seat as means for the soul to journey. Seidr is described in late Viking age written sources, but the origins are much earlier in fertility cults and shamanism.” Annette Høst

We have worked with Annette Høst of SCANDINAVIAN CENTER FOR SHAMANIC STUDIES since 1993; and all our work honours what she, and her spirits, have taught us since that time.

On this introductory course, we will explore both the craft and the spiritual basis of the seidr tradition. We will work with seidr as a community ritual as well as in pairs and alone.

The practice of seidr is deeply woven into nature and while much of our sacred isle has been cultivated, wilderness still lives in the heart of the earth. The magical coast of West Wales allows us to touch easily the essence of the Mountains, Sea, River and Forest and receive wisdom from the spirits of the land.

During our time together we will work with the spirits to take first steps in developing the skills of seidr working; deepening and widening our own understanding of shamanic practice. We will explore working with the elements, the land, the setting of the sun, the fullness of the moon and the power and energies of the mountain, sea, river and forest. We will step through the door into wild connection and discover the treasures and joy the practice of seidr offers the modern practitioner of this ancient tradition.

The craft of seidr calls for deepening further our own spiritual traditions and experiencing the magic and ecstasy of spirit connection. Working in nature in different locations we will explore the relationship between ourselves, nature, the song and the staff using community ritual, paired and lone work.

Our chosen venue, Frondderw, is a large and comfortable house in the village of Llwyngwril in the Snowdonia National Park. It is a few minutes’ walk from the sea and also Amynedd, our home, which is nestled at the foot of Cadair Idris Mountain; one of the highest mountains in Wales. Amynedd, which means “Patience”, offers 10 acres of mountain side, woodland, streams and magical places to explore.

The course is fully residential and all meals will be provided. Some of the areas we will be working in are accessed by steep inclines so participants need to be physically active.

Cost: £350 - £400 depending on accommodation choice

“Open your arms to what the Earth gives.
She’s your mother. You are her child.
This is your birth right – she’ll give it to you –
And together, you’ll re-seed The Wild.” Jane’s spirits

If you have questions, or you wish for us to email or to post you a booking form, please email or phone: Christine at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 01341 250807

The spirits are alway with me - jane shutt

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