Seiður and Saga
the roots and branches of shamanism in Iceland
Facilitator: Valgerður H. Bjarnadóttir
Friday May 12th , 7 pm to Sunday May 14th, 2 pm
The practice of shamanism has been an important core of everyday life, culture and customs of women and men the world over probably as long as human societies have existed. We still have living shamanism among the indigenous populations of our world, and we are slowly discovering its importance for our age. We are also blowing life into the cinders of this almost forgotten knowledge and culture, where it is buried in the ashes in our Western, modern, dualistic and mecanistic societies. It is hidden in the myths and stories, in the art and in Earth, we just have to listen well and be willing to receive the messages.