Gather at the Well:
Norse Ritual Animism

Prerequisite: Foundational Ritual Skills and Ancestral Healing or the equivalent in ritual skills and ancestral healing session work.

Full description pending as I am changing the format of the class, but most 2019 topics below will still apply. Scheduled to begin in January of 2020.

Classes will have both didactic and experiential components and ritual High Seats will be integrated into the class structure. Participants will also receive supplemental material in the form of articles and pre-recorded additional lectures.

This work is offered in the spirit of diversity and inclusiveness. While this class may be particularly appealing to those with Norse ancestry, it can also be relevant to people with other Germanic ancestry (English, Dutch, German), those who have a soul affinity, and those who are just drawn to Norse mythology, cosmology, and history. Participants of all ancestral backgrounds are welcome. We are LGBTQ+ positive.

Part 2: The Bellowing Cauldron
The Ancestral Earth & Natural Powers

May 14 – July 9, 2019
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST

Prerequisite: Part 1

Registration Deadline: July 2, 2019

In this series participants will develop relationships with the Earth, land spirits, and other natural powers. We will look at how these powers are represented in medieval Norse literature and accounts of early Germanic culture and how we may be in relationship with them today.

Topics can include Medieval Norse and Early Germanic Sources, The Ancestral Earth and Matronae, Pronouncing Old Norse, Early Germanic Animism, Land Spirits and Jötun, Old Norse Representations of Ancestors and the Afterlife

Classes: May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25, July 9

Group Ancestral Lineage Healing Sessions: May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2

(Alternative Section Numbers Permitting: May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1)

Part 3: The Well of Origin
Wisdom, Magic, and the Ruling Powers

September 10 – November 19, 2019
Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:30pm PST

Prerequisites: Parts 1 & 2

Registration Deadline: September 3, 2019

In Part 3 we will explore Old Norse cosmology as a wisdom tradition that speaks to the initiation of the soul into self-knowledge, magical practices as described in medieval Norse sources, and some of the divine powers.

Topics can include Magical Practices, Practitioners, and Gender Fluidity, Dreaming in Medieval Norse Literature, Óðinn: the Knowledge-Seeking Spirit, Freya and the Divine Feminine Powers, Norns and the Awakened or Sleeping Fate.

Classes: Sept 10, Sept 24, Oct 8, Nov 5, Nov 19

Group Lineage Healing Sessions: Sept 17, Oct 1, Oct 29, Nov 12

(Alternative Section Numbers Permitting: Sept 16, Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 11)

On-line classes will use the Zoom conferencing platform, accessible from computers, tablets, or phones. Live participation and engagement is requested as class content will be partially driven by participation. Technology permitting – classes will be recorded and archived but are not guaranteed. Classes will include a lecture portion of variable length followed by an open Q&A and/or an experiential exercise.

Rate: TBD. Payment is due by each of the registration deadlines. Fees are non-refundable or transferable after the registration deadline for each section. There are no refunds for missed classes or group sessions.

Recommended Resources:

Ancestral Medicine by Daniel Foor

Seed of Yggdrasill by Maria Kvilhaug

Questions? E-mail Maris at

To Apply:

Step 1: Read Community Agreements

Step 2: Fill out the application.

Step 3: If approved, submit your payment for Part 1. (Payment links below)