"Breath they had not, spirit they had not; Blood, nor bearing, nor fresh complexions Breath gave Odin, spirit have Hænir, Blood gave Lodur, and fresh complexions" - Voluspa, stanza 18 Breath is incredibly important in a lot of cultures around the world, and finding a Nordic breathwork is an essential way to connect with Odin. Another aspect of the Cult of Odin is asphyxiation, as a way of connecting with him as the Hanged God. The breath can represent Odin's search for wisdom, as well as his role as a psychopomp. Breathwork practitioners today use pranayama and other techniques to help move and release stuck emotions through the body. But breathwork is also a powerful initiator for ecstatic trance, and can therefore be a way of journeying into the spirit realm. In this talk, learn more about different forms of breathwork, using the breath to help regulate the nervous system, and using breath for both active trance and meditation. Come in comfortable clothes that will allow you to breathe deeply.
About the Presenter:
Siri Vincent Plouff (they/them) works to queer Nordic witchcraft. They are a Nordic witch, rune reader, and tarot reader based in Minneapolis, MN. As an unabashedly queer person, they are constantly interrogating runes and Nordic practices through a unique lens of gender identity. They see witchcraft as a way to break out of expectations, and live outside of society. They are in training with Kari Tauring, a modern-day völva, and Johannes Gårdbäck, a Trollkunning and professional folk magician. Siri teaches about the runes, tarot, and witchcraft. Their signature courses are the Radical Runes Course and the Witchcraft Immersion.
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