Visiting Volva – Summer 2017

Kari in RegaliaThis Summer I will be story telling, singing, dancing, and reading runes all around Minnesota and Wisconsin.


See when I’m in your area!

Private consultations available year ’round – contact me directly!


Released Winter 2016

My New Book: The Runes a Deeper Journey, released at Jul, 2016, replaces my 2007 release The Runes: A Human Journey (now out of print).
Get an autographed copy and a birch rune set made by my husband here!

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ls-box-IMG_2649Three Nordic root recordings available:

Nykken and Bear (2013) – Songs and stories about the water spirit and the bear spirit in Norwegian, English, German, and Swedish.

Ljos (2016) – Songs and stories about the above ground beings in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and Norwegian. Plus a dance version of Komme Alle!

Svart (2016) – Songs and stories about the below ground beings in Runes, Old Norse, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English. Plus a 17 minute Volva Stav journey session and a long dance song you can work with!

All three recordings were supported by family, friends, and fans through Kickstarter!

Völva Songs (2008) has limited copies left and will not be re-issued. Live at the Capri (2009) is no longer available.  A New Yuletide Celebration is still available as a disk on this website and on

Here’s something cool – limited quantities of the Kickstarter Complete Box Set, Ljos/Svart CDs, Art Cards, and my favorite thing- “Frigga’s Key” my complete works on this 4 Gig “stick” – Archived music to the 1990’s, video and recent concert footage, and writings including an editors copy of the rune book and curriculum for Nordic Roots Dance plus all the scholarly notes to the music!

POD CAST – SHEathenry – Full length interview with Kari Tauring on Volva Stav, Nordic roots dance, new books and recordings!

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Ljos and Svart: Double Album

Kari Tauring and Drew Miller mark the culmination of their 8-year journey together into Nordic tradition with two albums: Ljos and Svart. Another long-time Kari collaborator, Lynette Reini-Grandell, joins in Finnish charms and Kalevala songs. Scott Nieman once again mixes brilliantly and adds the magic of his strings. In the over 100 minutes of original and traditional music, spoken word, and instrumentals, the Sun ...

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Defining öorlog and wyrd

Öorlog in Old Norse means primal law. Like other concepts in Old Norse metaphysics, it has a deep root in Sanskrit. Öorlog is akin to to the Sanskrit concept dharma, "a derivation from the root dhṛ, which has a meaning of "to hold, maintain, keep", and takes a meaning of "what is established or firm", and hence "law" (Wikipedia). In ...

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My First Visit to the Mountain

In the Footsteps of My Mothers by Kari Tauring for Underdølen Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015.   In the Footsteps of my Mothers I am Kari Tauring, Grace's daughter who was Myrtle Engen's daughter who was Thea Marie Nykreims's daughter who was Oline Gudvangen's daughter who was the youngest daughter of Turid Nedberg and the only member of the family to leave Norway for America. ...

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Stephen D. Winick reviews Nykken and Bear

Folklorist, music critic and editor Stephen Winick, in his article about Eurotrad: European Roots Music for the Huffington Post, said: "Tauring's hypnotic storytelling and singing make for a charming and instructive trip to the northlands." The article starts with Finnish band Kardemimmit. Minnesotans will have two chances to hear this charming quartet of women in September. Then yours truly - along with embedded video ...

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Circus Juventas Opening Ceremony

NORÐRSAGA Staff Carrier, Kari Tauring, opens the summer show with horn blasts, Edda poem, and a ceremony dedicated to the spirits of the Northern lands both here in Minnesota and Scandinavia. You won't want to miss this special summer show, a new saga, a spin off of the myths and stories from Old Norse Eddaic poetry. The perpetual battle to balance ...

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