Imelda Almqvist

United Kingdom

Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr/Old Norse Traditions (the ancestral wisdom teachings of Northern Europe). So far she has written four non-fiction books and two picture books for children. Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit for Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) in 2016, Sacred Art: A Hollow Bone for Spirit (Where Art Meets Shamanism) in 2019, Medicine of the Imagination - Dwelling in Possibility (an impassioned plea for fearless imagination) in 2020 and North Sea Water In My Veins (The Pre-Christian spirituality of the Low Countries) will be published in June 2022.

The Green Bear is a series of picture book for children, aged 3 – 8 years. The stories and vibrant artwork, set in Scandinavia, invite children to explore enchanting parallel worlds and to keep their sense of magic alive as they grow up.

Imelda has presented her work on both The Shift Network and Sounds True. She appears in a TV program, titled Ice Age Shaman, made for the Smithsonian Museum, in the series Mystic Britain, talking about Mesolithic arctic deer shamanism.

Imelda is currently working on a handbook for rune magicians (about the runes of the Elder Futhark) and on more books in the Green Bear Series.

Please note that Imelda's shamanic practice is at full capacity. She is unable to take on more clients for one-to-one work but takes on new students at regular intervals.

Please check out her on-line school Pregnant Hag Teachings, where all classes she teaches remain available as recordings which can be watched any time! For information about in-person courses and sacred art intensives, please email Imelda (or sign up for her newsletter).

  • Modern languages: Dutch, English, Swedish
  • In my community I am known as: Author, Certified Shamanic Practitioner, Teacher of Sacred Arts and Spiritual Traditions
  • The origin of my shamanic practice is: European, Norse
  • Additional healing modalities: Art Therapy
  • My areas of strength / passion include: Addiction / Substance Abuse, Ancestral Issues, Anxiety, Chronic Illness, Death and Dying, Depression, Grief / Loss, Life Purpose / Finding Your Call, Life Transitions, Parenting, Past Life Work, Relationship / Co-dependency, Spiritual Possession, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD, Women’s Issues / Menopause
  • I work with people who have: Beginner experience with shamanic healing, Intermediate experience with shamanic healing, Advanced experience with shamanic healing
  • My client focus is: Adults, Children, Elders 65+, Families, Teens
  • Years in practice: Over 10 years
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