Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. So far she has published two books: Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) in 2016 and Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit (Where Art Meets Shamanism) in 2019. She has presented her work on both The Shift Network and Sounds True. She appears in a TV program titled Ice Age Shaman, made for the Smithsonian Museum, in the series Mystic Britain talking about Neolithic arctic deer shamanism. Her third book: Medicine of the Imagination - Dwelling in possibility (an impassioned plea for fearless imagination) will be published by Moon Books on 30 October 2020. She is currently working on her fourth book, about the pre-Christian spirituality of The Netherlands.
In this exciting on-line class offered by Imelda Almqvist, in partnership with (and moderated by) Christian Thurow, we explain how the runes of the Elder Futhark can be used to make sigils and even ‘runic vaccines’.
Rune magicians have always used runes in magical workings and to place protection around people, places and situations.
This class has been designed especially for the exceptional circumstances we now find ourselves in: quarantined and dealing with the threat of a Corona Virus called Covid-19.
The runes are not just symbols. They are ancient divine beings who can help us and empower us in all areas of our life. Once we commit to working with them we form a relationship where they become allies and appear to us in dreams, in nature and all around us.
This class is about harnessing their ancient cosmic power to create energetic symbols or sigils which carry magical and divine power.
You can create a very personal sigil and place it on your altar (as place of focus to anchor intentions and burn a candle). It is even possible to create a personalised runic vaccine and use meditation to activate this sigil within our body.
No previous knowledge of the runes is required (but helpful if happen to have it!) Please note that this class introduces only some key runes needed for these workings, not all 24 runes of the Elder Futhark. (If there is enough interest there might be a follow-on series of classes for aspiring rune magicians about mastering the runes!