Seidr Practice – deepening Seidr skills

Shamanic Voices and Cadair Idris Centre for Shamanic Studies:

Seidr Practice
With Shenoah Taylor, Christine Mark & Jane Shutt

Seidr Practice are regular events exploring different aspects of working with Seidr. These experiential online practice events are offered via Zoom on UK time.

Practice events are for those who already work with seidr and have an ongoing shamanic practice.
For the next face to face Seidr Intro day go here
For the next zoom Seidr intro day go here

Completion of an introductory course –  The Shamanic Journey or another agreed equivalent as well as experience of working with seidr such as the Seidr Craft course or agreed equivalent is required to attend.

Please get in touch if you are unsure if your previous experience will enable you to attend.

Seidr Practice – upcoming events
To book for any of the events below please email shenoah@shenoahtaylor.com If you have not done seidr work with us before please confirm who you did your shamanic and seidr training with.

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Words of Power – via Zoom
Date: Sunday 21st April 2024

3pm – 6pm UK time via zoom – £20
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Whether sung, spoken, or declaimed aloud, when used with intent, words have intrinsic magic and power within them. 
The enormous benefits of this ancient shamanic knowledge and skill are currently little known and often overlooked when working for ourselves and others. We will explore the value and power of using words as an effective form of healing in the context of Seiđr magic. 
By looking at this primal magic through our work with Seiđr we will come to understand how to integrate Words of Power into our Seiđr and shamanic work.

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Uteseta
1st meeting Sunday 23rd June 2024 3-6pm UK time via zoom
2nd meeting – Saturday 29th June 2024 – 2-8pm UK time via zoom
Cost £95
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Útiseta It is the 4th string of Norse Magic, the others are Seiđr, Galdr, and Runes. 

Útiseta is a ceremony where a person sits in nature with the intention of receiving inspiration, wisdom, and teachings from the spirits.   Útiseta is often carried out overnight or over a liminal point; sunrise, sunset, noon, at point of change; but any time of day or night can offer powerful insights.

Our Útiseta workshop will work with the Staff, the Song and the Seat and will be in two parts. You cannot join us if you are unable to attend both sessions so please do take note of the dates and timings. 

The first session, on Sunday 24th June will be 3-6pm UK time. During this session we will be starting the preparatory work necessary for this ceremony. This will include identifying, with the support of your spirits, a place of power where your Útiseta can take place. We will also be helping you to shape your intention to receive the vision and wisdom you are seeking. 

During the week following the first session, we will guide you in continuing your magical, spiritual, and physical preparations.

The second session will be the following Saturday 29th June 2 – 8pm UK time. We will be supporting you as you step into ceremonial space for the Útiseta to connect with nature in your sacred place of power to receive the wisdom, magic, and teachings from the spirits.

During your Útiseta we will be holding the power for you all. On your return we will join in our final circle, which is witnessing and sharing, an important part of the process to help ground and integrate your experiences. 

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Community Power Seidr Via Zoom
3-6pm – UK time
Next Dates TBC
There are two kinds of community seidr ceremonies. One is for information and the other is for sending power and each has very different qualities. In a power seidr we work together as a community to send power to something the community would like to support. Participants are invited to suggest the intention of the seidr and we agree the intention as part of the process. There is the opportunity for a few people to take their place on the hjel to on behalf of us all. Everyone at the meeting will play an active part in singing the Volvas out and back from their journeys, there will also be an opportunity to ask personal questions of the Spirits.

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Seidr Stepping the Issue – Via Zoom
3-6pm – UK time
Next Dates TBC
These meetings enable us to go deeper into using seidr for problem solving and healing as a community.  We take issues participants brings to the group – either for themselves or someone who has requested help – and we not be taking the seidr hjel but will explore different ways of working with these issues. There will not be the ‘setting the scene’ as we do with the community seidr days but be stepping straight into agreeing which issue to work with, the form the work should take and then doing the work.

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The Song, Staff and Seat – all meetings via Zoom
The song, staff and seat are 3 major components of seidr work. Exploring each of them in more depth supports the deepening and flow of our practice.

The days are best taken as a series but can be taken individually

Exploring the Seat in Seidr – via Zoom
3-6pm UK Time
Next dates tbc
The ritual seat is a major component in Seidr. It is most often used in community seidr but working with the seat for personal as well as community rituals can heighten the magical quality of the work of those that step onto the hjel. During this seidr practice meeting we will explore the use of the ritual seat in seidr.

Exploring the Song in Seidr – Via Zoom
3 – 6pm UK time
Next dates tbc
Song is a major component in Seidr. Song not only provides the power that takes us on the journey but also brings the magical component, the enchantment that is often experienced by others when singing or being sung. The song in Seidr is greater than the sum of its parts and during this seidr practice meeting we will explore the qualities of a seidr song, how the song en-chants and how we can more deeply integrate the gift of song into our work.

Exploring the Staff in Seidr – Via Zoom
3-6pm UK time
Next dates tbc
The staff is a major component in Seidr. It provides grounding and enables us to travel between the worlds and offers a very different quality than using drums or rattles. How to work with drums and rattles is clear from the outset but how to work with the staff is more of a mystery despite many people having found or been gifted a staff on journeys or in ordinary reality. During this seidr practice meeting we will explore the use of the staff in seidr.

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Community Information Seidr – Via Zoom
3-6pm UK time
next dates TBC
There are two kinds of community seidr ceremonies. One is for information and the other is for sending power and each has very different qualities. An information seidr is a great opportunity to work together with a joint intention to receive wisdom, insights and advice around a specific question. Participants are invited to suggest the intention of the seidr and we agree the intention as part of the process. There is the opportunity for a few people to take their place on the hjel to on behalf of us all. Everyone at the meeting will play an active part in singing the Volvas out and back from their journeys, there will also be an opportunity to ask personal questions of the Spirits.

Seidr & Ethics
3 – 6 PM – UK time
Next dates tbc
In the course of a day each of us faces numerous choices.  Some are simple, some more difficult, while some may call on us to choose based on our personal ethics. What or who influences our choices and ethics?
Do they come from what we have learned? From our parents, our teachers, our peers or do they come from our spirits?
Are they personal choices, from our own inbuilt sense of what is right? And if so, where does this “inbuilt” sense come from?
What if the spirits we work with in seidr use a different moral compass from the one we live by? What if they lead us to question the ethical stance we would normally take?
This workshop explores some of the ethical dilemmas we may face while working with seidr

Blessings with the Song and Staff – Via Zoom
3pm – 6pm UK time
Next dates tbc
The power of blessings are often undervalued, the perception being that healings are more powerful. In this workshop we are revisiting that perception and aim to explore and experience the power and beauty in the magic of giving and receiving blessings. 
With spirit, staff, song and seat we seek to understand the different ways blessings can be applied to bring us the positive outcome we seek for ourselves and others. 

Previous Seidr Practice Events
Seidr Craft – introduction to Seidr – 23rd March 2024
Blessings with Song and Staff – Sunday 23rd February 2024
Seidr Stepping the Issue – Sunday 21st January 2024
Community Power Seidr-Sunday 10th December 2023
Seidr Craft – introduction to Seidr – 26th October 2023
Seidr Stepping the Issue – Sunday 19th October 2023
Community Seidr – Sunday 17th September 2023
Exploring the Seat in Seidr Sunday 21st May 2023
Exploring the Staff in Seidr Sunday 30th April 2023
Exploring the Song in Seidr – Sunday 2nd April 2023
Seidr Craft – introduction to Seidr – 4th March 2023
Seidr & Ethics – Sunday 26th February 2023
Seidr Stepping and Issue – Sunday 17th January 2023
Community Power Seidr – Sunday 4th December 2022
Seidr Craft – introduction to Seidr – 16th October 2022
Community Seidr – 2nd October 2022
Community Seidr – 12th June 2022
Singing the Spirits Home – 13th – 18th May 2022 – residential
Exploring the Seat in Seidr – Sunday 24th April 2022
Exploring the Staff in Seidr – Sunday 20th March 2022
Exploring the Song in Seidr – Sunday 27th February 2022
Seidr Craft – introduction to Seidr – 23rd January 2022