Andreas Kornevall is offering 2 options -
Saturday 24th Sept The workshop with music, story, singing and deep journeys from 1pm till 5pm
A day workshop here at Clophill in Northern Myth, Seidr, Ritual and Runes. Andreas will introduce us to the enchantments, practices, wonder tales and myths that form the dreaming of Northern Europe. Here in England there was an ancient ceremony called the "Acerbot" which helped heal the landscapes in order to bring a full harvest. We will learn the practices and also work on how to make this ritual relevant and poignant today for our land and water. Kathleen Herbert writes that the first mention of the English (Angli) in Tacitus’s works was that to foreign eyes they were “Goddess-worshippers; they looked on the earth as their Mother.” The field remedy ritual is an echo from this time past.
From 6pm the evening Harvest Blot ceremony begins, we will be sharing and celebrating with the fruits and blessings of the Earth Mother. During the Harvest Blot ceremony there will be a High Seat prepared for the Seeress to serve the community and to journey for us into the worlds with our songs and drums. The ceremony and ritual is suitable for those over 18 years of age.
A time to prepare for the darker times again.
The Gods and Goddesses invited to the feast and ceremony will be Sunna (the personification of the Sun), Skade, Ull, Frey, Freya, Frigga or Odin. We will also toast and praise words for Thor and his wife Siv. We come together to transform our emotions and alchemically turn them into gifts to the land. This ceremony lies at the heart of the old Heathen custom.
For the evening blot what to bring: gifts, food and drink - mead is traditional - but please alcohol is not for everyone, apple juice with cinnamon is an excellent blot elixir as well. Bring your drinking horns or vessels as we can't share the big horn for hygienic reasons. For the high seat we will make a large altar with offerings around it, bring along that which is held sacred to you, such as photos, stones, skins, herbs, all holy bundles.
The costs for the day workshop is £55 per person (evening ceremony part is free)
Hail this fertile and fruitful Earth!
Andreas Kornevall is an author, storyteller and ecological activist. He grew up in South America, Sweden and Switzerland, and now directs the Earth Restoration Service charity. In response to the sixth mass extinction, he was the catalyst behind the Life Cairn movement: memorials for species rendered extinct at human hands. As a storyteller, he works with old myths and fairytales which shine a torch light on life’s journey; his stories tend to gravitate around the Norse material which have led him to lecture and perform in universities and other educational centres. He is a member of the ‘Forn Sed’ (Old Customs Association) in Sweden which works closely with ancient Norse culture, traditions and spirituality, unearthing old legends, forgotten folklore and endangered Norse languages. Through his charity he has planted over 200 woodlands in the United Kingdom and he has recently been noted by the University of Southern California as one of their 100 spiritual exemplars. www.kornevall.com
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