Join us for a full-day immersion in the rich living tradition of Northern Europe, with the dragon as our guide. 

Come and meet the extraordinarily powerful characters of the Northern Pantheon. Alongside their enchanting stories, poetry and songs, you will also discover the local spirits that may be found living in the rivers, forests, meadows and hilltops in parts of the British Isles and north of the Rhone and beyond.

The symbol that will guide our day will be the dragon. In ancient Northern Europe, the dragon was a symbol for merging the underworld and upper-world. As the serpent descends into dark, difficult places to look for soul, the golden eagle ascends towards illumination to reveal spirit. When the serpent and golden eagle alchemically merge, the wisdom of the dragon is born.

We will work and rediscover what it means to "descend," (soul), and to "ascend," (spirit), and get clear on the difference between these polarities.

The thousands of years-old runic oracle will be alongside each step of this journey as an initiatory path for inner work and outer transformation.

This online workshop includes:

  • The Norse Creation Myth and the story that lies at the heart of Norse Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom
  • Ritual: Exploring how reconciliation rituals can heal parts of ourselves and our greater community
  • Fylgja Dreaming: Understanding the animal totems from the Well of Memory, their gifts and purpose in our lives
  • Discovering the Lost Gods of Wonder: Examining mythologies and folk-magic practices of Northern Europe
  • Time as a Water Cycle: Orlog and Wyrd
  • Runes: Exploring the rich tradition of the runes with castings, spreads, rune-readings, bind-runes, and working with sigils, insignias and personal emblems
  • Additionally, the lesser known branches of the great World Tree (Yggdrasil) will be explored as we hear about reconciliation as a road to wisdom and the mythical underpinnings of climate change and its central relationship to grief. These subjects will make the day truly contemporary with a mythical cosmology as guidance.

This Northern tradition is a magical tradition at heart, containing practical "heritage" arts of creating runes, sigils and forming (elaborate and simple) rituals to the Gods and ancestors. 

All are welcome to join regardless of experience, sexuality, and cultural/spiritual background: the spirit is warm and always enthusiastically inclusive.

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We will not be recording this workshop. One of the unique aspects of the College's online events is that they are highly interactive. Participants are encouraged to discuss and share with the tutor and the group. These sharings can be very personal, and some may not feel comfortable with them being recorded.

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Previous participants say:

"Such an enjoyable, rich, and meaningful class. I had expected to find it fascinating but I did not realise how deeply it would touch me!"

"Thank you so much! I can't express what an excellent tutor and how knowledgeable Andreas was. The event exceeded my expectations."

"Andreas is a fabulous teacher with a rich reservoir of knowledge to draw upon. He's a fabulous addition to the College!"

"Andreas is a wonderful teacher who brings groundedness together with an 'appreciation of the mystery' to this beautiful and powerful work. He held a safe and sacred space within which we could work and play."

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This workshop will be live in our online classroom

All you need to take part is a good internet connection and a computer with a webcam, microphone and Zoom.

On booking this workshop, you will receive an email with the Zoom link to access it. Remember to check your spam folder if you don't receive this confirmation email in your inbox.

Please send us a message if you have any questions. We hope you enjoy the workshop!

About Andreas Kornevall

Image of course leader Andreas Kornevall Swedish author & ecologist Andreas Kornevall has worked with BBC radio, archaeological society Sussex Past & learning centres across the UK to revive the ancient Pagan Anglo-Saxon Creation Myth.
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Register your interest

If you're interested in finding out more about this workshop, please register below and we'll be in touch with more information once available.

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