Legacy of the Wise Ones
with Annette Høst
Assisted by Shenoah Taylor
Wednesday 1st – Sunday 5th May 2019
Trigonos, Plas Baladeulyn. Nantlle, Caernarfon. Wales, LL54 6BW
I am excited and delighted that Annette has agreed to return to the UK in 2019 to offer for the first time in English the Legacy of the Wise ones.
Throughout the ages, the ones we call shamans or witches today, have been called by many different, local names: Trollkunniga, galdr-men, seidr-women, tietäjäs, noaidi in the Nordic countries. Wise or cunning folk, wicche in the British Isles. They were seers and healers, wise in the ways of magic. For thousands of years they practiced the tradition through changing conditions, each adding their specific experience to a vast body of sacred knowledge and magic wisdom.
Most of us today have not been able to learn directly from our wise elders, or our grandparents. Instead we have been searching for surviving knowledge, often in far away cultures. Annette has spent decades researching the magic and shamanic traditions and those who carried the craft, learning more about who they were. Even though her focus has been on wise folks of the Nordic lands, many of their methods and ways of relating to spirits and nature, are also found in the British Isles and elsewhere in Northern Europe.
On this course, we will explore the actual legacy to us from some of these historical wise men and women, who lived and worked in our lands. From each of them we will learn directly, hear their story, be introduced to their special skills and their approach to power. On drum or sung journeys, by doing ceremony in nature, as well as lone work by lake and forest, we will ourselves experience their skills and craft, and learn how to integrate them into our own practice. We shall explore well known ways, like viking age seidr – combining the power of song and staff. We shall also be introduced to lesser known powerful methods, like ancient shamanic divination with power objects from nature. And we shall experience the healing power of song and word in blessing spells and incantations from later ages. And more….
The aim of the course is to inspire your practice and to root it in a historical perspective. Knowing our shamanic history, and appreciating the lives of those who have gone before, brings both richness and deeper authenticity to our work. During our work together you will acquire new skills and hone those you already have. The “new” skills, together with the mighty landscape that we work within, will also deepen your shamanic relationship to nature’s forces and beings.
This course is for both almost-beginners and the more advanced. Participants must have completed introductory course The Shaman’s Journey or agreed equivalent. http://www.shamanism.dk/shamansjourney.htm
Price £630 – £875 depending on choice of bedroom, includes all teaching, food and accommodation. Deposit £275.
The Venue – Trigonos
Wales is steeped in mystery and magic and nowhere more so than the land we will be living and working on in the Nantlle Valley, famous in Wales for being the main setting for the Fourth Branch of the Mabiniog – a 12thC book of Welsh Mythology.
Trigonos is situated within a beautiful mountain landscape on the shores of Nantlle lake in the Nantlle Valley. The venue looks up to the west face of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and lies within the Snowdonia National Park. For more information about Trigonos see www.trigonos.org
To download more information and a booking form please click this link Legacy booking form May 19
If you would like me to email you a booking form or if you have any questions please contact Shenoah Taylor at email@example.com / 020 8993 8392 / 07941544961