A Course in Runes
From the Hávamál
"Dost know how to write, dost know how to read,
dost know how to paint, dost know how to prove,
dost know how to ask, dost know how to offer,
dost know how to send, dost know how to spend?"
-- 134. Hávamál, Sayings of the High One.
In this course, we will explore the answers to Odin's questions above relating to the runes.
Do you hold fascination for the mysterious Norse Runes?
Coming soon, we will begin an in depth online course that will be empowering and mystical in nature. You will learn what each rune means, its associated mythology and practical applications to modern life. You will be able to interpret their symbols and your learning will be enhanced by pairing each rune with a unique essential oil blend, adding the wonderful spirits of the plant kingdom to heighten your understanding. Come away after the program able to interpret rune readings for yourself and others and use them to create positive change in your life and the world. Additionally, you will learn how to do a shamanic journey, a singular healing modality that allows us access to the hidden meaning of each rune.
What are the Norse Runes?
The Elder Futhark is an ancient alphabet used by the Old Norse and Viking Age people that emerged around the 1st Century. There are 24 letters with a literal meaning and also a more lengthy symbolic representation that mirrors the typical hero's journey or mythic quest for wholeness and soulful life experience.
What is a Shamanic Journey?
A shamanic journey is a specific healing modality in which a shaman enters into a trancelike state via drumming or other rhythmic musical track. In this altered state, he or she observes and interacts with 'soul parts' that have been lost or stuck due to traumatic events in a person's life. Journeys, also called Soul Retrievals, are very effective at restoring vitality, life force and helping a person move through processes of grief, anger or other turmoil. Combining runes with journeying adds a new dimension and powerful catalyst for positive change.
As your teacher...
I had the opportunity to teach an abridged version of this course during a shamanic apprenticeship I co-taught during 2017. The apprentices were more than able to duplicate the experiences I had while studying the runes myself, and reported transcendent journeys and new knowledge of self they didn't have before. I know you will benefit greatly from this program. One student asked me, "How did you get so geeked out on runes?" The answer, essentially, is that it was and still a subject I love and that has blessed my life. There is something vital about the runes, the figures of myth that inhabit the stories, and how they come together in a cohesive soul adventure that adds meaning and synchronicity to life.
Connect with the ancient.
Your mythology awaits...
Note, we are not enrolling students at this time.
Thank you for your interest in "A Course in Runes!"
A Course in Runes Description
- Our online course will be held in seven, 5-week sessions, with two week integration breaks in between each. We begin January 15th, 2018 and end December 7th, 2018.
- Each week, there will be one live class call using the Zoom platform. The audio will be recorded for later listening.
- Lesson material will be accessed via a password protected website and we will have a 'secret' Facebook group page for interaction and posting of homework!
- You will receive a digital copy of my book, Rune Journeys, as well as a hard copy of a quick Norse rune reference guide, or 'cheat sheet.' I will also provide you with an essential oil blend for each of the runes we study.
- As part of the course, you also will have a rune reading + soul retrieval journey done by me. The benefit you get from that is direct experience with a personal rune reading for soul guidance and the SRE helps with processes of past trauma, grief, or other stuck emotions or unhelpful patterns.
- In the first weeks of the course, you will learn how to do a shamanic journey for yourself, so that you can directly access the shamanic realms and bring back information.
- As your teacher, I bring you my knowledge of the Norse myths, ancient poems, and sagas which when combined with the runes, gives you a powerful tool for empowerment and, to add to work you may already do or will do, on behalf of others. Mythology provides our maps and context for our current life experience.
- We will have partner work and practice work during the course to give you confidence, guidance from me and hands on experience.
- I do ask that you purchase your own set of Elder Futhark runes prior to the start of class, rather than have me provide them for you. There are many wonderful sets available on sites like Etsy, the selection is a highly personal process. If you would like input, I'm glad to help. Just ask.
Prerequisite? The most successful participants will come with a strong desire to learn and have felt recently or sometime in the past compelled to know what Norse runes are all about. If you already have some knowledge, you'll deepen it.
Why am I adding essential oils to the Course in Runes? The pure essential oils I work with have profound effects on our bodies on the mental, physical, spiritual and emotional levels. They come from the abundant world of plant life and each of these plants is a spirit ally for us. Pairing runes and oils, which are really extracts from plants, adds a component to our study that deepens your experience and knowledge, and will help you in cultivating a relationship with each of the runes you encounter through the duration of the course.
Not ready for a class? That's okay too! You can experience a rune reading, soul retrieval or both by going to MythMaker tab. Learn more and contact me to set up a personal session by phone or Skype. My ebook on runes and quick guide are also available for purchase on that page.
Best wishes on all your journeys,