International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally
International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch Europe Globally

Imelda Almqvist

When you meet teachers so full of knowledge usually they are dead so you can only read their books!

When you can work with someone like Imelda in person you should grab the opportunity!


- Katharine Lucy Haworth, Shamanic Practitioner, UK

 

Your book Sacred Art is much better than The Artist’s Way. It is more scholarly. I like the exercises in both, but the text of your book was more valuable to me.

- Terry Clarbour, US

 

Thank you deeply for being in my life and worlds! I am the woman I am today through your fearless direction and invitations to explore, heal, and expand. You have to keep teaching!!! Your knowledge must be shared and the internet provides that vehicle especially when the world shuts down!! If teachers like you are silenced and unseen, even by a virus, we will find ourselves in the Dark Ages again!! 

-Valarie Budayr, NM, US

Thank you for being such a wonderful teacher that I love crossing oceans and time zones to work with you!

- Megan Anderson, US 

I can totally see you teaching at Harvard!

— Manca Geberl, Slovenia

Finally, can I just say your research and scholarship is outstanding!

-Trevor Greenfield, Publisher/Editor at Moon Books, Formerly John Hunt Publishing, now Watkins Books

 

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 

Welcome to this website! My name is Imelda Almqvist and I am an international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr ("Norse Shamanism" for short). I am also a painter and author of eight books. As well as non-fiction books I write and illustrate picture books for children in The Green Bear Series. (Pandemic allowing) I divide my professional time between London UK, Sweden and the US. My paintings can be found in collections all over the world. I appear in a TV program called Ice Age Shaman, in the series Mystic Britain, on the Smithsonian Channel. My on-line school is called Pregnant Hag Teachings.

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 

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CLASSES, COURSES, OFFERINGS!

Most of my courses are currently taught on-line. Join my lively and welcoming group of students working closely across the Atlantic! Courtesy of the pandemic deep friendships have been forged! In response to FAQ:

Courses in the US will resume once the pandemic situations allows Susan Rossi and me to do so safely and with an acceptable level of predictability. We are in communication with our usual venue: Pendle Hill Retreat Centre in Pennsylvania.

In 2022 my students on the 2-year Seidr program in Sweden will graduate and I can then consider taking on a new cohort (in 2023 earliest).

My plan is to run an in-person sacred art retreat in London in 2022, but the dates have not yet been set. UPCOMING COURSES APPEAR JUST BELOW!

Up to date information always appears in my newsletter. I often run a little behind myself in terms of updating this website!

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 UPCOMING COURSES IN 2022!

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 

This course will consist of three separate modules (each consisting of three classes). It will teach you how the Old Norse peoples viewed the night sky and how some texts in the Poetic Edda describe ancient star lore. It has been claimed that all world mythology is based on the movements of the celestial bodies and planets in the night sky!

 The Elder Futhark has 24 Runes. The Younger Futhark has 16 runes. However, the Anglo Saxon, Northumbrian and Frisian Futhorcs have (give or take) 33 Runes! This gives experienced Rune Magicians nine additional runes to study and work with! This will be a block of three classes, where every class introduces three new runes. (Hosted and moderated by Christian Thurow!) Registration is not (yet) open but the dates are: 10 Feb, 10 March and 21 April.

My first book, Natural Born Shamans, was published in 2016.In this (mini) workshop I revisit some of the material presented in this book adapted to Pandemic Times.I will run through different age groups and discuss how they are impacted by the Pandemic and times of global anxiety. I will present some shamanic tools for the times we live in.

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 OTHER CLASSES IN THE PIPELINE FOR 2022

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 

 Using the Runes to Solve a Mystery or Crime 

(Is it possible? How is it done?!)

Grief and Lamenting: Nordic Death Rituals and Galdr for processing Grief and Loss in Pandemic Times

 Disability and/or Loss of a Body Part and how this relates to acquiring supernatural power in Old Norse cosmology

 

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

 

My sacred art courses and retreats take place in the fertile space where art meets visionary spirituality. 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, ceremonies and personalized Rites of Passage!

International Teacher, Author, Painter and Forest Witch in Europe and Globally

Your Facebook  posts are really good medicine, thank you! 

-Sarah Wharmby 

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   "When the student is ready, the teacher appears!" (and fortunately this also works the other way around: "when the teacher is ready, the students appear!")

I have had the immense good fortune of training with the following shamanic teachers: Simon Buxton, Betsy Bergstrom, Naomi Lewis, Kate Shela, Chetna Lawless, Ruth Aber and last but not least of course Sandra Ingerman, who wrote a wonderful Foreword for my first book Natural Born Shamans! I have learned as much again from powerful creative partnerships with the following people: Simon Cook in London (The Time Travellers and Blind Labyrinth Walks), Anna Kjellin in Sweden (Seidr and Fornsed), Nick Taylor in Wales (Rites of Passage Work with Teenagers), Karmit Evenzur in Spain (Geomancy and Earth Speaks),  Judith Bogner (Public Speaking and Mediation), Hannah Beadman in LA (Film Making), Jill Hunter (Animal Healing),  Sony Baron in Victoria BC, Canada (Ancestral Healing and Peer Supervision) Susan Rossi in Philadelphia (Sacred Art and Crone Medicine Work), Anja Steinbauer for invitations for a shamanic teacher to speak at Philosophy for All Events (and keeping my interest in philosophy alive!), Terry Morgan in Maine USA (Astrology) and Alec Davis in Seattle (ceremonial work in the Desert at both Chaco Canyon and in Santa Fe, New Mexico), Kate Mieczkowska (artist and curator of the Goddess Now Show), Elen Sentier, Valarie Budayr (working with me on project Healing Wise and helping me set up my online school Pregnant Hag Teachings), Christian Thurow for taking my courses on-line during Lockdown - you all changed my life and made it better beyond comprehension!