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A Way…A Path…twenty-four ancient symbols that by their very nature possess hidden meaning, story and truth. The runes light the way.
Deepen and/or discover your connection to your own intuition and guiding resources. Through the divine guidance sourced in Norse mythology and the ancient sagas, the meaning of the runes become clear.
Working with the runes, you will find a path of a life time. The learning never really ends, and that is mirrored in the cyclic nature of the runic alphabet. There are three distinct families of eight (Aetts) that we will study in turn, and at each journey’s close, you find yourself back at the beginning, for another pass and further refinement. Ever deeper you go!
You will connect with ancient gods and goddesses through your study, and gain introductory knowledge of the feminine practice of Seidr…there were women in the past known as Völva in ancient germanic/Teuton society who were healers, story tellers, medicine women, workers of ‘magic,’ and priestesses. The runes were just one of their sacred tools. They would travel from home to home in service to their communities and enjoyed a high standing in their world.
Fairy Mother refers to my deep relationship to and embodiment of the mother archetype and the love I feel for the ‘fairy realm.’ Medicine Woman is the best description I have for my work in the world. It is said that we carry the cure to help others for all that we have restored in ourselves. To my path as a shaman woman, I bring a love of ancient myths, the goddess, and working with symbolic tools to facilitate greater well-being and wholeness.
I bought my first rune set about 20 years ago on sight and have loved working with them ever since. I mainly used them to do readings for personal insight and for friends. Over time, my practice with them became deepened, especially as my path in Contemporary Shamanism grew. I set aside 30 days to spend a day with each rune in the alphabet as well as the important associated deities and spirit guides, journaling my insights, dreams and experiences. You could say I was ‘Spirit Taught’ during this time.
I have come to recognize the runes as a path or a Way to understanding and connecting with your own soul’s path. In working with symbol, we are speaking the language of the Universe and, with the runes, can find alignment between passion and purpose. We know that ancient women practitioners utilized the runes and served as Seers for their communities. It is this beautiful and sacred tradition I hope to invoke in my work and in sharing the hidden mysteries of the runes in teaching others.
You do not need to know anything about the runes before signing up for this course, however, I do ask that you come with a fascination, a ‘yearning’ to know them on a soul level. What do I mean by that? Well, you saw the poster for the course and you leaned forward, you felt something light up, and felt a yes, oh yes. THAT!
My style of teaching is most likely different than what you have previously experienced. My approach to the runes is a deep steep in Norse Mythology. Through the lessons, I hope to show you how to apply the runic alphabet to a ‘soul map,’ meaning, the story hidden in the symbols has universals that can help guide you. If you do have some previous knowledge, I believe you will find your practice enhanced and deepened from this point of view.
No. You only need to be able to access your email, play back password protected videos. A general knowledge of Facebook is helpful but not required. I am happy to get you started if you need assistance.
I taught myself to read the runes and work with them by way of a variety of sources. As my path as a Shaman took form, I learned that the Norse Runes are just one of my specialized tools, albeit an important one. In my training, I began to understand that the runic alphabet is oh, so much more than a simple divination tool. These ancient symbols were originally transmitted to the god, Odin and returned with him from his journey to the World Tree. I have deepened my own knowledge and bring to you a love for the old myths and legends that shaped the lives of the people who originally took up the runes for writing, magic, and seeing.
Once you have registered, subscribe to my list with your name and email. Each week day there will be a lesson sent to this email. I will not send anything new on weekends so you can always use those days to catch up if need be, although you’ll be working at your own pace in this self study format.
This will vary from person to person, especially depending on how fast you read and your style of learning. To read and then do the ‘homework,’ my estimate is that each day will take about 30 minutes.
An introduction to Norse Mythology. Meet the gods and goddesses who are some of the key forces behind the runes. Odin and his beloved wife, Frigga. Freya, goddess of love, beauty, war, and magic. Hel, the goddess of the Underworld, wise and sure. Thor, sky god of strength and protection, who wields Mjölnir, the crusher. Tyr, one of the most ancient of divine beings, first god of truth, justice and the way of the spiritual warrior. Loki, trickster, shapeshifter, magic worker. Explore the realms of the World Tree, Yggdrasil, and meet the spirit guide or guides that will work with you through this course and beyond.
Odin’s Words from the Hávamál…
“Know how to rist!
Know how to read!
Know how to paint!
Know how to pry!
Know how to ask!
Know how to offer!
Know how to send!
Know how to sacrifice!”
Begin to work with the First Aett (family of eight); sometimes called “Freya’s Aett,” the first rune cycle of three begins with wealth and ends with joy. You will receive a lesson with two runes each day and a brief homework assignment.
Going into the Second Aett, starting with a metaphorical hail storm and ending with the Sun…we go ever deeper into the lessons and hidden messages of the runes.
Tyr’s Aett…the final eight runes, an ancient god is met and we end with the a new beginning when we take up our spiritual inheritance.
An introduction to the practice of Seidr…reading rituals, sample readings & further instruction, bind runes and scripts, the Helm of Awe, creating your own rune set.
Jenn is the owner of Fairy Mother Medicine Woman. She is a contemporary shaman with specialized training in ‘Healing with Presence & Beauty.’ She has been reading & working with the runes for almost twenty years and her path of the heart has been evolving on many levels over that course of time. Jenn also offers Shamanic Soul Retrieval sessions, Soul Mentoring, ‘Your Own Fairy Godmother’ 3-weeks of support for children & young adults, Rune Readings & Courses, and writes custom sacred ceremonies to celebrate your life’s rituals.
In the Tarot Within course, you’re going to get:
You want to know what messages the Tarot has for you.
You’re ready for some self-exploration and soul-searching.
This deep 8-week course can be started at any time and is self-paced. You’ll receive daily e-mails for 8 weeks after signing up with links to a special password-protected area on my site. I am so excited to be your guide on your journey towards knowledge not only of the Tarot, but of yourself.
& while on the surface, this course is about learning the Tarot, it’s really about self-exploration, intuition, and connection.
In this course, you’re going to get:
Arna Baartz of the I AM PROGRAM and CREATOR of the I AM CHANGE PROGRAM now brings you the opportunity to BE THE CHANGE in your own life through the I AM CHANGE course. The I AM CHANGE course can truly bring positive change and direction to you! It is time to BE THE CHANGE you wish to see in the world in a literal sense and we have a new and empowering way to bring that change into your life! IS IT TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE THE I AM CHANGE CHALLENGE…..
Your I AM Change Healing Intensive includes:
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Arna Baartz is the Founder and Director of the I AM PROGRAM and the creator of the I AM CHANGE 30 DAY CHALLANGE. Arna is an Emotional Intelligence/Self-Esteem Educator, visual artist and mother of eight wonderful children. She is a Wild Woman Writer for the Community. Click here for her contributions.
Arna developed the I AM CHANGE 30 DAY CHALLENGE as a result of her own life experiences and personal journey into consciousness and positive transformational change.
A word from Samantha Wilson, Founder of the Wild Woman Community
Hello Wild Women! What an amazing opportunity to individually and collectively BE THE CHANGE you wish to see! I completed my 30 day challenge and the results have been amazing! I hope you join Arna in this amazing group course and you can follow my experiences by clicking here. It’s time to BE THE CHANGE WILD WOMEN! Much Love, Samantha
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