Late Summer 2017 – Events

Nordic Roots at Norway House Series  and Nordic Women’s November Retreat!

Released Winter 2016

The 10 Year Anniversary Rune book!

In 2007 we gathered at Ingebretsens – It was the Celtic First Harvest Celebration, Lugh – Nordics start the Freyblot into Winter Nights. My mentor, Tamara Rogers, placed a Ukrainian beaded crown on my head to match hers. Karin, Robin and I  wore string skirts. Then we heard the news that I-35 W Collapsed. We danced rune prayers on Lake Street that day.

The Runes: A Deeper Journey replaces that book. It is a third larger and ten years deeper. We continue to sing and stav and dance
rune prayers!
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 Nordic Root recordings

Nykken and Bear CD cover

Nykken and Bear by Kari Tauring

Nykken and Bear (2013) – Nykken, Nøkken, is the Scandinavian water spirit of the shorelines, always male entities who want to consume the magic poet women. Th Bear is known all around the world for its magical potency: shape shifter, dance leader, winter sleeper, biter.

Traditional and Original stories and songs in English, Norwegian, German, and Swedish.


Original Release Page




Ljos by Kari Tauring

Ljos (2016) – Light – the beings seeking sun!

This release follows Otso (the bear) in Finnish tradition and sings to the sun and moon in German. It includes a studio version Kari’s original invocation song, Komme Alle, usable for dance!

Original and traditional songs and stories in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and Norwegian.


Free Scholarly Notes Available



Svart by Kari Tauring

Svart (2016) – Black – beings of the deep underground!

This recording begins with the final version of Voluspa KariOla – a telling of the staff carrying woman’s prophecy and ends with a 17 minute staff rhythm journey into the nine worlds, recorded live at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis. In between is Avalanche – Kari’s original rendition of the Hogganvik Runestone.

Original and traditional stories and songs in runes, Old Norse, Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, and English.

Free Scholarly Notes Available



Special Box – Very Limited Quantities of the Kickstarter Complete Box Set, Ljos/Svart CDs, Art Cards and – – “Frigga’s Key” Kari’s complete works on a 4 Gig “stick” –

Archived music from Rose Absolute and Thorn (1990’s) to A Yuletide Celebration Even videos and recording (1999 – 2006) to Kickstarter Supported Releases Nykken and Bear (2013),  Ljos (2016) and Svart (2016) with recent concert footage. Scholarly notes and Nordic Roots Dance curriculum and videos are also on here. Plus, the pre-release editors copy of The Runes: A Deeper Journey

Archived 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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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 Kari Tauring's Nykken and Bear - along with embedded ...

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Circus Juventas Opening Ceremony

NORÐRSAGA Join the volur, staff carriers Kari Tauring and Aneesa Erinn Adams in celebrating the opening night of Circus Juventes new original summer saga with Nordic blessing ritual outside in the gazebo. Offerings of local water for the ancestors of the place pair with geitost cheese for the ancestors of those whose stories we tell! Join in Komme Alle (Come Everyone) ...

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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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