*Please note, these courses are always expanding; so if something isn’t offered here that you are looking for, simply reach out and ask!
- Teacher training.
- Networking, support and promotion of seiðr workers and their professional practice.
- Rites to teach as a Journeyman the full curriculum of The 21st Century Heathen reclaiming the Arts of seiðr.
- Continuing education specialty courses within seiðr (both then and now) material from Masters.
- Tribal support as a Kindred and Guild.
Courses offered by both Master Teachers or Journeymen in Forn Sed Hearthfire:
Storytelling Storycrafting: The Art and the Power of weaving an epic story; The Magic of the Skald.
You’ve been surrounded by stories all your life, but has anyone explained how they work?
Deep down you know that learning to write well is about more than manipulating words. It’s about learning to tell a great story.
Story is a language of emotion—like music. It operates by principles that strike at our shared humanity. That’s why it’s the main engine of Norse Practices in the form of the Edda’s and sagas. It’s the core language a Skald uses to speak truth across cultures and time.
As a student of the Skaldic path, you’ll learn the principles of storytelling. You’ll explore techniques for pulling your audience step-by-step into any story, but with an eye to the special demands of sacred tales, hidden meanings and skaldic magic. You’ll discover how to reveal truth through a story’s conflict and resolution instead of through a tacked-on or heavy-handed message. And you’ll experience what it means to rely on your kennings and your connection to (Urd) Wyrd as the source of your creativity.
Song Design Creating Emotions and Calling the Spirits…one note at a time.
Songs of seiðr Creation/Composition class will focus on several facets of music composition. Though composing music is an art form that requires years of discipline and experience, this class will give each student a solid introduction to understanding of some of the most basic, important elements of music composition within singing and ways to begin creating one’s own songs of seiðr immediately.
This course also will teach you how to develop your vocal skills to speak with nuance and power.
Work with both Ancient and modern techniques to explore non-standard “song” crafting is done. Explore the power of sound, how to emulate what sound does in nature, and how it all can be used to support the art of Spa, magic, and storytelling.
Sacred Pantomime: The True Art of Ritual and Its Power:
Today, the power of beautifully complex as well as elegantly simple rituals and ceremonies is lost due to 1500 years of being conditioned to handing our personal relationships with our Gods and Ancestors into the hands of monotheistic clergy.
Ritual and Ceremony is a form of Scared pantomime, and just as the space we use to interface with the otherworld’s are never the same, nor are the reasons why we gather to commune with the nine worlds.
There are many ways to do Scared pantomime, from weddings, to seeking guidance, blessings or answers from the Ancient Ones.
Just like any “performance”, there are steps and skills that are easily learned for this very important yet much overlooked Art; so any apprentice interested in this path will come away more confidant and powerful journeyman in the creation and adept use of Sacred Pantomime.
Foundations for Farming: Growing Food to Reach True Heathen Stewardship and Understanding.
The heart of this class is to equip Heathens to be leaders in sustainable and personal agriculture by basing their gardens and farms in the foundation of the Vanir and direct connection to working with spirits of place and Landvaettir.
A Heathen tribal mindset of co-cocreation, industriousness, hospitality, awareness, attention to the task at hand, and hard work emulate the Old Norse way of Land/Tribe/Gods.
In this course, each apprentice will model the excellence that comes from respecting the design of a Living Creation, animated by the intelligent consciousness of Earth; along with the Vanir, the Alfs and the very spirits of plants, rocks and mud. In this course each seeker will share the heart of Jord that is behind it all and learn to tend to her needs and the seekers needs organically and esoterically.
Root work in seiðr.
This course is focused on making tools of seiðr, medicines, charms, tools, and mouth-watering foods through which the root work of HANDS ON earth magic is revealed.
You will receive an overview of foundational skills such as tool designs and usage.
A deep overview and exanimation of the nine scared Herbs as well as detailed curriculum on mind-altering use of plant allies on this path is also included within this course.
We will also go over in detail the making of medicines, salves, tinctures, elixirs, smudge, and hex powders as well as when to use them, how to use them, and by what amounts.
Magical cooking and food/drink Augury will be covered here, as well as the ever popular POISONOUS PLANTS module. *Every strange plant is edible…once!