Shamanism: The spirit of the Raven

Corvus_corax_(NPS)Yes, the ravens are speaking to me as of late, a lot. It feels like I have one raven sitting on each shoulder at all times. So, what are the qualities of the raven as a spirit animal? Every culture and tradition has its own views on what a spirit animal means, does and what powers it possesses. Some cultures view the raven as a bad omen, an omen of death, while others as wisdom, cunning and intelligence. What is real then? Let us take a quick look into some qualities of the raven. Continue reading

Shamanism: What have the ravens seen and heard today?

Harald_Haarfagres_saga_-_vignett_3_-_G._MuntheThis is a form of meditation or rather a form of seeing, that I use. In our norse mythology the One Eyed God sits in his high seat, Lidskjalv, and there he calls his two ravens, Huginn and Muninn, memory and thought. Every morning at sunrise the ravens fly off. They flies above the world and sees everything with their sharp eyes, by the power of their minds they understand it all and with their keen memory they remember, so when the Grey Bearded One calls them back in the evening they can tell the stories of what they have seen and heard. Continue reading

Story: Askeladden beiler solen og månens datter

Det var en gang i fornminnes tider at Solen og Månen, jordens konge og dronning, skulle gifte bort sin datter, Håp. Det var mange som ville beile, men alle som gjorde det kom løpende ut av slottet, bleke som lik og med redselen bunnet fast i deres hjerter. Som om ikke det var nok lot Solen og Månen det bli skåret tre remser hud av ryggen på dem og som deretter ble smørt inn med både salt, pepper, chili og masse annet godt krydder, deretter ble de dyppet i tjære, fjær og en eller annen desert. Continue reading