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.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Woodburning and Rune making

I'm a busy squirrel. Cleaning, sanding, waxing up my kick sled. I will burn runes into it this year.
My name
a few other things.

It is my stage for staving, clogging, and singing.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ur and Tyre

The names of two ancient cities in the Middle East.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Dreamwork step two

Print it out. Circle the symbols that occur most often. Body parts, animals, colors, settings, feelings all are symbols to consider.

on a separate sheet take the circled words one at a time. Draw legs off the word in the circle with random thoughts, relationships, rhyming words, anything that pops into your head. Refer back to the circled word each time.

If something seems important about one leg, free associate down that path and see what comes up.

This is the Karl Jung approach to dream interpretation and symbology.

The first step is writing it down to improve your memory of it.

Best first step for some is talking it out and orally diagraming it.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sacred Harvest Festival

For a chance to hear my new songs and take a workshop on Volva Stav, join me at the
Sacred Harvest Festival near Albert Lea.

Friday and Saturday August 14-15.

It's a wonderful festival to attend. Many fine workshops and a chance to meet and learn from Prudence Priest who comes from the West Coast. She is a great contributor to the ancestral folkways of our Indo-European traditions and I can't wait to meet her, share my work and learn from her.

Other than this, Drew and I continue to record and are gearing up for a Minneapolis debut of our new work September 17th at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis. Mark your calendars!

Random Rune Pull for today - Othel. It just keeps popping up! As I create in the living tradition of my ancestral folkways, I am in constant awareness of the layers of ancestors who make up my being. I tip my horn to them and bless them with all the thanks and love in my heart.

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