Ostara – March 23 – 25 The Seidr Studies Weekend drew kindreds and individuals from far away – Miami (a 16 hour drive!) and Northern Mississippi (an 8 hour drive) and close by – Pensacola and Atlanta.
Organized by Hrefna Busch of Ravens-Nest in Van Cleeve, Mississippi organized a gathering to support my coming to the Gulf Coast.
Our first workshop on Saturday was an in-depth look at oorlog, wyrd, and soul metaphysics. Then we took a very practical turn and discussed healing in the oorlog, boundary setting, shifting emotional responses, and impeccability of word and deed.
After a break we began looking at the stav as spine, as rune, and the most important runes in working on family of origin issues and other deep healing pieces which are nauthiz, gifu, isa and mannaz. We see how two stavs out of balance create nauthiz – need fire.
After a wonderful lunch, we continued talking about how runes manifest in our bodies and postures as well as in the concepts that describe and create the rhythms of our core cultural values. I even had a willing volunteer to do a little polska with me!