Pilgrimage to the Mountain of Healing

Jan 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Articles, Books for Shamans

By Imelda Almqvist

Yesterday I had a small operation under local anaesthetic. I decided to view this as a shamanic journey. As the doctor entered my body, I also “walked in” using the “x-ray eyes of the shaman”. It was an incredible experience!

Of course I know that our human body is a gift from Mother Earth and that ultimately there is no distinction between the two. This is a key teaching in shamanism and one I am forever sharing with my students of shamanism and sacred art.

However yesterday I ended up walking deep inside my own body and it was like walking around the root system underneath a forest, where all organisms are connected and all the trees are communicating with each other through their roots .

In that moment I knew that my own body literally IS the Earth and that death is an illusion because after death our body only returns to what is has been all a along: OF THE EARTH, a particular constellation or particles gifted by – and on loan from – our Ultimate Mother: Mother Earth.

There is incredible healing in accessing that deep knowing. For me it briefly dissolved the boundary between Life and Death, between Being and Not-being, between Time and Eternity. What a gift!

Today I have decided to share an art video I made about Norse Shamanism about one year ago. It explores a mysterious Mountain of Healing (or Medicine Mountain – depending on how you translate from the Old Norse!) at the very heart of Norse cosmology where we find a goddess called Mengl√∂√į. (most likely a manifestation of Freyja) surrounded by Nine Mysterious Maidens who are all powerful healers in their own right.

I have worked extensively with these Nine Maidens and discovered that we can all make a pilgrimage to Lyfjaberg (the Healing Mountain) and receive healing from these Divine beings any time.

They are great allies in my own life and my healing work – and today I invite you all to connect with them!

And if this work does not speak to you – that is completely fine!! It is rather esoteric and mysterious! Some will love it and others will leave it!

Imelda Almqvist


Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. Her book Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) was published by Moon Books in 2016.  She is a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit  2017 as well as on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True. She divides her time between the UK, Sweden and the US. Her second book Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit (Where Art Meets Shamanism) will be published by Moon Books in the Autumn of 2018.

www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk  (website)

https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/  (blog)

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=imelda+almqvist  (Youtube channel: interviews, presentations and art videos)

http://affiliate.soundstrue.com/aff_c?offer_id=124&aff_id=2260&url_id=86  (Year of Ceremony)



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