Imelda Almqvist is a shamanic painter, teacher, practitioner and author who divides her time between London - UK, Sweden and the US. Her paintings can be found in collections all over the world. She is the author of NATURAL BORN SHAMANS, A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages). Her second book. SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit: Where Shamanism Meets Art will be published by Moon Books on 29 March 2019.
Imelda’s sacred art courses take place in the fertile space where art meets shamanism. 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 and ceremonies.
Imelda pioneered a shamanic program for young people called The Time Travellers. This offers safe sacred group space for children and teenagers to develop a viable spiritual toolkit. LA-based film maker Hannah Beadman made a beautiful film in 2014 about The Time Travellers using guidance from spirit allies to resolve bullying. Imelda 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.