5-day workshop.

July 24-28, 2023.  FULL! No more admittances.

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About the Location:  

The training takes place in the beautiful forests of countryside Sweden, in the small village of Hedekas. Today a sleepy Swedish village shared equally shared by human farmers, elves and ancient dead but once upon a time the home of Seafaring Rock Carvers of the Bronze age and an important part of the old Kingdom of Alvhem (Elvenheim), ruled by kings like Gandalf The Old. This is where events like the kingly wars mentioned in the Heimskringla the crowning of king Sverre of Norway in the 12th century and Ages and last but not least, where J.R.R. Tolkien found lots of inspiration for his books on the “Hobbit” and “Lord of The Rings”.  In other words; The perfect place to connect with the spirits of the land throughout time and learn the magic of these lands.


Schedule and Content:

Day 1. Kultur & Natur - Introduction to the Lands, Culture & Folk magic of the Scandinavian tradition.

Day 2.  Spådom - The ability to see spirits, spells, and the unseen. Diagnosis, fortune telling and divination.

Day 3.  Naturens Språk - The Languages of Nature and how to use them. Trees, Herbs, Stones, Minerals, Animals of the Tradition.

Day 4. Väsen - Spirits of the Tradition. Ancestors, Tomte, Trolls, Elves, Dwarfs, Nature spirits and the spirits of the dead. Relating & Communicating.

Day 5. Besvärjelser. Spells and trolldom methods to heal, hurt and everything in between.  



The workshop is held by Johannes B. Gårdbäck, author of “Trolldom – Spels & Methods of the Norse Folkmagic Tradition”. Johannes has 30 years of experience as a professional practitioner and for the last 5 years he has taught hundreds of students and apprentices the ways of Trolldom & Nordic Spirituality.



Date: The 2023 Swedish workshop takes place on July 24-28.

Fee: The training fee is: USD $650.

Food & Accommodation: Meals and accommodation are not included and must be arranged by the participant.

There is a local fast food place (no vegetarian, no vegan, no lactose/gluten free food). There is a nearby grocery shop. We can assist in recommending accommodation.

Travel Directions: Hedekas is a bit off the beaten track but we can assist travel directions and information from anywhere within Sweden.

Fika (Coffee, team cookies) are included on training days.

For further information contact: [email protected].