I frequently receive questions about Norse mythology, Runes and shamanism. Many different systems exist, but this video gives an excellent overview of shamanism as a proactive, intermediary bridging between worlds. People who feel drawn to shamanism but concerned about cultural appropriation often feel surprised and relieved to learn that those of European background have their own indigenous shamanic tradition. Animism seems hardwired into humans’ brains worldwide; however, this introductory video focuses particularly on the heavily suppressed indigenous beliefs of pre-Christian Europe.
Another teaser here, this one discussing the holographic, divine nature of Runes:
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I also recommend the Basic Rune Course at http://runemagick.com .This particular system self-selects, so if you don’t resonate with the material or presentation, then it’s not intended for you and you won’t be able to focus enough to truly access that system of Runes. At first, I thought that was just hype or somewhat of a platitude, but I’ve witnessed this fact again and again. For those people who have some kind of connection with that heritage or a past life history with these Runes, their lives rapidly morph upon exposure. Those who don’t often cannot even draw or remember a single Rune from that site, let alone grasp how the entire system opens up new realities. They find the site “weird,” too detailed, boring or overwhelming — anything but helpful. If you do happen to resonate with the material offered by Karl Hans Welz, you’ll find that site a never ending treasure trove of information on how to shift reality through a variety of highly effective tools and techniques.
I have studied several systems of Runes, one of which (the Elder Futhark) is quite common online and in most Rune divination books. Karl Hans Welz teaches the Armanen (or Younger FUTHORK) System of Runes, which I have personally found most effective for daily use and for coding intentions into portal paintings. I first began learning the Runa Faery system of Runes back in 2009 from a Druid named Shawn Blackwolf, whom Tania Marie and I encountered in on a mystical trip to Mendocino. Learning that system uncorked part of my awareness and manifestation power in a similar way that beginning to learn and chant Sanskrit did. These are ancient, sacred languages and systems — actually related, if you go back far enough in their pre-history. If you’ve known them before, you’ll recognize them and begin to remember how to re-engage those energies.
If for some reason, none of this material grabs you, then it’s just not your thing, and that’s completely fine. :) I just stumbled on these videos and thought I’d share since people occasionally ask for additional information.