September 14th, 21st, and 28th (Thursdays) 6:30-8:30 pm
The Norse Runes are more than just
letters in an ancient alphabet. They are symbols with sounds,
meanings, and stories that describe the ancient migrations into the
the Nordic lands from the Ice Age to the present. Ru is the Sanskrit
root of Indo-European runes and Finno-Ugric runos. The oldest
complete alphabet (circa 300 ACE) is organized into three ætts (8
letter family groupings) with mythic connections to the Vanir, Aesir,
and Jotuns of Norse mythology. They speak of things every Minnesotan
can relate to: Birch, Lake, Cow, and Ice.
The first ætt starts with cows and
wild bison. The second ætt may well be the oldest group whose
meanings and stories tell of creation, the Norns, and our place in
the World Tree cosmology! The third ætt summarizes the first two and
brings everything into balance. Finally, Kari will help you translate
your name into the runes, discover its meaning, and sound as you
sing/chant it. We will also pay special attention to the four water
runes: Estuary, Hail, Ice, and Lake.
Space is limited, so reserve your spot in the class today!
The Runes: A Deeper Journey, by Kari Tauring - available in advance or at time of the course at the Eye of Horus and Karitauring.com.
About Kari Tauring, MA
Based in Minneapolis, Kari Tauring is a
völva, a staff carrying woman, expressing the fullness of her Nordic
öorlog through voice, staff rhythm, and Nordic body alignment, with
ancient poetry, runes, runos, medieval ballads, and folk songs and
dances. She is a member of the Scandinavian folk music and dance
community and the broad pagan community in Minnesota and beyond. Kari
travels frequently to Norway, Sweden, and Finland to deepen
relationships and learn from relatives and friends, teach, and
perform. She is the originator of Volva Stav and Nordic Roots Dance
and teaches these Nordic principals through ceremony, performance,
workshops, and private consultation.
Her new book, The
Runes: A Deeper Journey (2016) and Nordic roots recordings Nykken and Bear (2013), Ljos (2016), and Svart (2016) are
available at the Eye of Horus and on KariTauring.com.