I am spending the Christmas period with family, so no rune casting this week – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t exciting things afoot! At StarFire Alchemy we already have a packed programme for January including Mediumship with Emma Cole, Shamanic Regression Therapy training, and a workshop on intuitive drumming and voicework. In February I will be running the Introduction to RuneCraft, the Rune Making workshop and the Introduction to Rune Casting and the 2011 cycle of Intuitive Healer will also be commencing.
I have also started a new project Journeys with the Elder Futhark which will be roled out during January. This has been a pet project for some time as I wanted to provide a resource for peole who would like to get to know each of the runes of the Elder Futhark but struggle memorising long lists of correspondences. I was inspired by the pathworkings provided in Teutonic Magic: A Guide to Germanic Divination, Lore and Magic, which I found very helpful, but too complex (and often too bloodthirsty!) for a single pathworking to meet the rune (entire rituals could be made out of the material). When I started the Introduction to RuneCraft, I created pathworkings for each of the runes which form part of the course; my students have often asked that these be available as recordings so they could work with each of the runes individually in their own time – Journeys with the Futhark is the result. On my courses techniques for protecting your space as you work are very important, for the benefit of people who don’t have their own techniques yet each of the Journies includes a guided meditation to open and close your working space. There are already three Journeys available – so follow the link above and give them a go (they are also available in the Shop under ‘Downloads’!
In 2011 I will also be adding rune casting cloths to my shop as well as a new stock of clay runes and additional woods for the wooden runes.