Kari’s Voluspa

Things that concern the health of our Folk Soul,our Human Soul, and our Planetary Soul.

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Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

I am a Völva. Völva is Old Norse for “staff carrier,” the traveling spiritual guide learned in the ways of my European/Scandinavian Folk Soul. Like Thorbjorg from Eric the Red’s Saga, I am invited into communities to lead ceremony, share information, impart wisdom, and perpetuate the folk ways through song, story, and dance. I heal oorlag at it's source and read wyrd for individuals and groups.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Muses led me here

I am at a crossroads. My muses led me here.
They told me to be patient while the road signs re-appear.

I know just where I need to go but can not see the way.
It's like the rune called Daeg, the dark before the day.

Winter comes and I go deep inside my snowy cave.
My dreams are clear, in them I hear the music that I made.

I'm waiting for the snow to end and frost to freeze the lake.
Then I can glide on skis and songs where muses will me take.

I love the ease of Winter, the crystals piled high.
Much easier to wait when I know Winter is close by.

My fiddle player finds me, he sings in tennor sweet.
And in the crossroads waiting, who else might I meet?

Sweet voices in my head, sweet singing in my ear.
I have a choir of angels, muses led me here.

Huldre in Transition

So much happens in the Fall. The shift from Summer and sunshine to Winter and darkness is always so transitional.

My Huldre project was defined fully in my Bush Fellowship which you can read on my web site at this link.

Maren Amdal has left the group to begin her own journey as a singer in Minneapolis. Ken Sherman and I are up to our eyes in December Gigss. You can read about them here.

Finally, my site re-design means I will be posting blogs directly onto my site. No more ping-pong ball from site to site to read my work. The transition will happen by 12th Night, 2007 (that's January 6th).

Yours in the mist of the change,

Rune book

An update:
we are working on getting it published on the web for you by Yule!

Join my email list at karitauring.com to get the news right away.

I am performing a lot throughout December, check my calendar on my site. I have written a new rockin' rune chant called "Runes of Winterfinding" which we will play, yes, in the Mall of America.

Everyone should be able to feel this shift!

Your random rune for December is Gifu.

Gifu is the X
The gift of humans in relationship, the relationship in gifting. In Norwegian the word for marriage is the same as the word for gift.
Gifting entails relationship, a giver and a receiver.
It creates ritual.
It creates community - the very essence of survival as humans.

So when you are gifting this year, make it intentional, ritual, meaningful, and void of attachments and expectations.

The Wiccan saying "what ever you put out comes back to you three fold" has been proven true in my life. So giving/gifting without attachment has meant so many blessings that have come my way unexpectedly.

Love is the best gift of all!