March 16, 2024
2:00 p.m. ET
About The Program
Norse Myth and the Birth of Wisdom
Join us for a deep journey into Northern Myth, Ritual, Runes and Cosmology by a Swedish Skald (Storyteller/Poet) – Andreas Kornevall.
Through storytelling, commentary, and lively conversations, we will explore Norse Myths and their underlying history and culture. Andreas will share the Norse Creation Myth and tell the story that lies at the very heart of Norse Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom. Who are the Gods behind our names of the week? What Anglo-Saxon elements lie at the root of many of our customs today? Why do we call our galaxy the milky way?
- Journey, through sound and story, into the main myth-cycles of Northern Europe, as an act of remembrance and as an offering to a largely forgotten ancestral world.
- Explore how the myths give us answers and insights into our own lives, and into deep-rooted societal issues such as run-away climate change, culture wars and gender identity conflicts.
- Discover how runes and charms can expand our explorations.
- Learn about the ethical and moral principles of ancient and modern Scandinavia.
This program is ideal for anyone who is just beginning to learn about the Northern tradition, as well as for those who would like to immerse themselves into the teachings, from both an experiential and a cultural perspective.
Expect an evening of insight and thought provocation from the Northern myth-world and the rich characters that make up the mythical Pantheon.
Much of the material presented in the workshop has never been translated into English.
Andreas’s sessions are fully LGBTQIA+ friendly and diversity of thought and form is enthusiastically welcomed and celebrated.
Meet the Presenter
Andreas Kornelval is an author, storyteller and ecological activist. He grew up in South America, Sweden and Switzerland, and now directs the Earth Restoration Service charity. In response to the sixth mass extinction, he was the catalyst behind the Life Cairn movement: memorials for species rendered extinct at human hands. As a storyteller, he works with old myths and fairytales which shine a torchlight on life’s journey; his stories tend to gravitate around the Norse material which have led him to lecture and perform in universities and other educational centres. He is also a prize-winning author, whose work has been published in magazines such as Resurgence, The Ecologist, Permaculture magazine and in the Dark Mountain series. He is a member of the ‘Forn Sed' (Old Customs Association) in Sweden which works closely with ancient Norse culture, traditions and spirituality, unearthing old legends, forgotten folklore and endangered Norse languages. Through his charity he has planted over 200 woodlands in the United Kingdom and he has recently been voted by the University of Southern California as one of their 100 spiritual exemplars.