Posts Tagged ‘ Imelda Almqvist ’

Rune Drum Video: Warning Trees About Logging

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By

  Earlier this year a shamanic teacher colleague in the US gifted me a large drum. The drum and I flew across The Atlantic together and it expressed a strong preference for living and working with me in Sweden, not in London (where I spend more of my time as my children attend school there).

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Rune Activism for Fallen Trees

Jun 1st, 2018 | By

By Imelda Almqvist In Germanic regions, it was believed that mankind was created from tree trunks, echoing the perception that people and trees have much in common. In Sweden, some trees were considered ‘wardens’ and could guard a home from bad luck. The warden was usually a very old tree growing on the lot near

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Gratitude for Death

Jan 30th, 2018 | By

 By Imelda Almqvist  Gratitude for Death Our youngest son Brendan published a book in 2014, when he was 9 years old.  He loved nothing better than writing and drawing. His big dream was to be a published author.  On his ninth birthday received a big box for a present: full of copies of his own

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I Can Ask And You Can Say No – Right?!

Jan 18th, 2018 | By

By Imelda Almqvist This week I have been feeling somewhat overwhelmed. The word “somewhat” is only inserted here because after living in the UK for nearly 30 years I think and write in British English (rather than my mother tongue, which is Dutch). British people are masters at the art of understatement: they do not

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Ancestor of Place

Dec 31st, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Without our ancestors we would not be here. – This is a very simple truth, but one we forget or gloss over in Western society. For indigenous or tribal peoples the honouring of ancestors is at the very heart of of community life. Without the gifts and blessings of our ancestors we

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The Divine Child

Dec 26th, 2017 | By

By Imelda Almqvist Today is Boxing Day or Annandag Jul in Swedish (our family is in Sweden). I always pay close attention to dreams and my dreams last night were full of children: I am wearing a warm furry silver cloak and walking around a forest. There is a spectacular night sky overhead. The stars

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Pagan art videos

Nov 27th, 2017 | By

Some of the Moon Books authors are distinctly arty folk. Here are some videos for you to enjoy that are full of art. From Laura Perry, this video is full of illustrations from her Minoan Tarot Deck. If Minoan style art calls to you, you might want to check out her book, Ariadne’s Thread.  

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The Global Apology Project

Nov 25th, 2017 | By

Does our world need a Global Forgiveness Project?! Earlier today I ran the following post on my personal Facebook page: “While I was teaching in Philadelphia recently I received a piece of guidance (and it made me sit up in bed and pay attention): “our world will not heal until there has been acknowledgement and

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Talking To Teens About Reincarnation

Nov 24th, 2017 | By

My first blog here will be about what has been coming to attention. all week. Perhaps strangely that is conversations with my three teenage sons about reincarnation. So let’s jump in !at the deep end” as it were… As my sons (aged 17, 16 and 13) move through different stages it brings fresh (and often

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Winter sleep – a new art film

Jun 27th, 2017 | By

Moon Books author Imelda Almqvist has a gorgeous youtube channel full of art films. We’re delighted to announce that she’s just released a new film – about the Dreaming of a Mother Bear. Imelda says: “On another level it is about dissolving separation between humans – animals, self – other, ancestors – future generations, inner world

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