I am mortally terrified of bears. It’s a phobia. But a few years ago bears started showing up in my dreams, always chasing me. People give me gifts with bears on them. This year Bear showed up in my shamanic journeys.
This is a school assignment - my first final. The journey is to Midgard, to ask for a 'galdrar' or magical song, and our medicine pouch (pungr) - what it looks like and what should go in it. Also we are to locate our first tools - a staff, precious stones, tin buttons and a … Continue reading Journey to Find a Power Song and Pouch
To prepare for the journey I took a shower and then laid out my mesa/altar. I used singing to go onto trance. It was laborious. I carried with me my yew staff and a rock from my mesa to ground me. I went out my front door and down the path to my garden … Continue reading First Journey to Midgard
At the school we are asked to practice going into trance every week on Freyja's day - which is Friday. This is my first experience with crossing worlds via singing, instead of drumming or rattling. Amazing to be working on this, considering all the trouble I have had with singing this past year - … Continue reading Trance with Song
In the West (last summer) we were guided to meet with Huaskar (Huascar, Waskar), the Peruvian keeper of the Underworld. We were directed to give him a gift and then ask a question. He would give us an answer and a gift back. Because it was a guided journey, or because it was my first … Continue reading Journey to the Underworld