As I am working on my Runic Healing Curriculum, with the Rune URUZ, this came to mind (I’m also preparing a podcast on Runic Diagnosis, which should be uploaded on this blog shortly).

#time is not linear : past, present and future overlap. It's something you can feel when you connect energetically with an #ancient site : the past is still #alive and happening, #unfolding. #healing can happen at any point of the time-line : by healing your #ancestors you can change the past and alter your DNA. The present changes and morphs each time you make a decision (and #divination is a useful tool in that regard). The future is in a constant state of #becoming, therefore everything and #anythingispossible – especially with clear #intentions. #runes #runichealing #urdverdandiskuld #norns #uthark #futhark #uruz #healing #metaphysical #spiritual #paganism #pagansofinstagram #shamanism #shamansofinstagram #northernshamanism #europeanshamanism

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Rune secrets

“The runes contain esoteric knowledge about the world and they are a philosophical tool that helps us to understand the world and its workings. But the runes are not only for understanding how everything works but also for doing magic, trying to influence the world, helping and healing people, animals, plants and Mother Earth. The runes are tools that enable us to intervene in the cosmic web. By using them in this respect they may function as an act of healing and an agent of change…”

Jorgen I Eriksson / Rune Magic & Shamanism

After years of hoping, dreaming…and trusting. I’m finally taking the leap and creating my very own Runic Healing tradition.

“…Many mystical traditions, including Western animistic Paganism, teach that at the very core of our being there is no self to find. At our centre, there is simply the empty darkness of nothing. , in part that is why Paganisms are reviled by those who value only light.

It is also why deeply esoteric journeys can indeed take us to the brink of madness: searching for who we truly are, we discover we are nothing. yet here too is our dark goddess, she that is the formless unknown of complete release and pure potential…

For the woman who has not hidden the hag within herself, that darkness at the centre of the soul is a magical sanctuary. In Druidry, we speak of it as a nemeton deep within the soul, a place of exquisite peace and natural healing.

Indeed, it is often referred to as a great dark cauldron; it is only when a woman is able to sit, balanced and grounded, upon the three feet of that inner cauldron, that she is able to find the strength of her soul’s creativity, an ancient and bottomless pot containing that infinite universal darkness, this is the great cauldron of myth and legend…”

Emma Restall Orr / Kissing the Hag (The Dark Goddess and the Unacceptable Nature of Women)

It’s still a work in progress, but it’s slowly starting to look like something…

Because I must be slightly insane, I decided to work on an #illustration for the #bearspirit #medicine I made on the #solstice. Considering that I haven't drawn or really held a pencil in years, this turns out to be a little bit more challenging than I initially thought. It still needs some work but I'm slowly getting there. I plan to include the uses of medicine, which is in fact a #vibrational remedy made with an #ancient cave #bear #fossil (I just grossed and upset a whole bunch of vegetarians and vegans… Sorry). The fossil is stable, I'm using the medicine daily and I haven't developed any adverse reactions nor disease… And I haven't turned to a pumpkin so it's safe. I'll talk more about it soon, when I'm done with the illustration. #beargoddess #arctolatry #vibrationalmedicine #energymedicine #ancestralwork #shamanism #paleoshamanism #shamansofinstagram #animism #paganism #pagansofinstagram #metaphysical #spiritual #healing #innerwork #paganart #artio #beserker

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Today I taught my last Runic class/meditation with the last Rune of the wheel: Dagaz. It was a learning process for me as well as for my students. But the wheel is turning and it’s time for me to give form to that old dream of mine and put it on paper…

#runichealing is threefold: it addresses mind, body & #spirit. It connects past, present & future. Though the nature of the practice is in essence #shamanic it is accessible to all. It is a form of #folkmedicine that has much to do with #energy, intention & #manifestation. It uses #plants and #herbs and their many applications. It is a practice that is hands-on and experiential, leaving room for the seeker to deepen his/her practice and make it more personal. What I old will be new again… #runes #runicshamanism #futhark #uthark #healing #metaphysical #spiritual #herbal #herbalmedicine #folkherbalism #energywork #shamanism #europeanshamanism #shamansofinstagram #paganism #pagansofinstagram #plantspiritmedicine #plantsheal #witchesheal #wisewomantradition

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By vibrational medicine, I mean energy healing in its many forms, and more specifically what is called essences or elixirs. Nowadays you can find Bach Flower Remedies is most health food stores. What are they? They are considered a form of homeopathy in which the energetic imprint & healing qualities of a flower (in that case) are transferred to a liquid medium (usually a mix of water and alcohol, but I have seen vinegar or even glycerin as well).

Anybody can make flower essences. But you need to be a little bit intuitive or at least in tune with your inner self and/or Nature to come up with the healing properties of your own essences/elixirs. Most of the applications of these remedies are for emotional healing (let’s face it, most of us are emotional wrecks even if we manage to hide it or lie to ourselves) and/or spiritual healing but there are physical applications as well (I know of some Andean flower essences that have been scientifically tested in clinics and hospitals in South America for healing purposes, with official documentation).

If you wish to learn to make your own, here’s a useful link to get you started:

Now I find working with flowers a bit too restrictive, considering that some flowers only bloom once a year and during a short period of time. I have successfully made essences with other plant parts like leaves and stems, I bet that roots would work as well (especially if you wish to work on the root cause of a problem). The advantage of these plant spirit essences is that it can allow you to work with plants that could be considered toxic or poisonous. Since the contact with the plant material is limited to a small quantity and a short period of time.

I once dealt with an unusual bout of depression which isn’t something I’m prone to but for some reason, it lingered but I wanted to find a natural way to get out of it while addressing the problem. So I did a shamanic journey during which I was shown or handed some mistletoe. Mistletoe is one of those herbs that can affect the heart and should only be prescribed by an experienced herbalist. Anyway, right after my journey, I went to do an online research regarding mistletoe essence and I found out that indeed it was used to treat depression: seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I ordered some and it worked pretty quickly.

During the past 5 years or so, I have been using a lot of flower and crystal essences (some of which were my own). They have helped me tremendously with deep healing work (mainly emotional, since I had to rebuild myself) and defining as well as refining my spiritual path, which is always evolving – as so are the essences I use. They work on a subtle level and some people are more sensitive to them than others in terms of efficiency and how fast it starts kicking in. I know for a fact that the more imbalanced and toxic one is, the less sensitive one is going to be to such medicine (initially it was not working for me at all).

Technically you can make vibrational remedies out of just about anything that has an energetic imprint/vibration. Considering that everything in the Universe is Energy, it is a logical choice to use Energy as medicine as well. I have made my own essences with stones & crystals (some of which can contain harmful metals or minerals and thus should be in indirect contact with water), as well as Runes and now I am making some out of fossils…I’ll tell you more about these soon.

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”
― Nikola Tesla

I collect tarot & oracle decks like I collect books. Some of them I acquired years ago when I was less knowledgeable and surely not ready to use them, read them or understand them properly. The Wild Wood Tarot is one of them.

Though I've had it for years, I just recently started working with the #wildwoodtarot. It does seem to resonate with me more these days. This #cernunnos looking character is all about #traditions. I wasn't blessed with any oral tradition or #knowledge being passed down to me through family lineage, nor did I have a teacher… I'm 100% #selftaught via books, #intuition, #dreams, #innerwork, #divination and practice. Yet what I'm trying to (re)create is #ancient. My recent work with #othila has opened a doorway that will allow me to tap into what I need with the help of the #ancestors. This card is just another confirmation… #runes #ancestralwork #darkgoddess #shamanism #shamansofinstagram #paganism #pagansofinstagram #odal #spiritual #metaphysical #guidance

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