The Way of the Völva
Becoming a Daughter of Freyja
Interactive Online Course
Course Start Date 26-27 September 2020
with Zindra Andersson
Priestess of Avalon, Priestess of Freyja and Völva
Due to Covid-19 restrictions the Glastonbury-based Way of the Völva Spiral One training will not run in 2020/21.
However, you can take the whole of the First Spiral by working with Zoom over eight weekends in the year, plus an optional* 4 day visit to Glastonbury at the end.
*Please note that if you wish to continue to Spiral Two from the Online training you MUST select the option to include the four-day visit to Glastonbury, which allows you to dedicate as a Daughter of Freyja. If you wish simply to lean about Norse Goddesses by taking the 8 online circles without coming to Glastonbury, you will receive a diploma on completion but will NOT be able to continue to Spiral Two.
Spiral One Interactive Online Training (that’s this one)
Take the whole of the First Spiral by working with Zoom over eight weekends in the year, plus a 4 day visit to Glastonbury at the end. Dedicate as a Daughter of Freyja. Or learn about Norse Goddesses by taking the 8 online circles without coming to Glastonbury, receive a diploma on completion.
Spiral Two: (Based on Glastonbury Visits) Becoming a Priestess of Freyja
Can only be taken by coming to Glastonbury for 3 x four day visits.
This Priestess training in the Art of the Völva includes Norse shamanism and mythology, including the practice of Seidr, an ecstasy technique which enables the soul to travel to other worlds to seek information. It is old knowledge adapted to modern times. The Völva were wise women, also known as a Seeress and helper. They were honoured and highly respected in Scandinavian society.
The Völva worked in a shamanic way and it is essential in this course to be able to connect to nature and the spirit of all that has life.
In the First Spiral we will be following the Wheel of the Year, reflecting the process in nature within ourselves. This means for example, in the autumn when leaves are falling to the ground and returning to the earth, we also leave behind the things that do not serve us anymore.
Through guided journeys and hearing myths you will connect to one or several Norse Goddesses linked to the appropriate season and learn from them. Although you will meet and work with many Norse Goddesses through the year, Freyja, great Goddess of the Vanir is our Goddess in the centre and you will meet many aspects of Her.
There is also an archetype of the Völva for each season to explore. The Norse Goddesses are very direct in their communication and they want us to rise in our feminine power, dropping the cloak of the tamed women patriarchy has brought to us.
You will follow in the footsteps of the Völva, trying to find their qualities within yourself. Bringing out your wisdom, your gifts and standing in your power, remembering who you truly are. To do this you will need to peel off the things that are stopping you. These can be ideas about yourself, things you have experienced and learned in childhood etc. You will change. If you don’t want to do this, this is not the right training for you.
The Online Training
The online course will include the same kind of content as the Glastonbury in-person course. However knowledge of Seidr cannot be taught online. After finishing the online part of the First Spiral, you can attend a 4-day training in Glastonbury covering the work on the land with the ecstasy training and connection to the spirits of nature. Attendance at these days will make it possible to apply for the second year in person training in Glastonbury.
Online Training Times and Information
Teaching times via Zoom will be Saturdays and Sundays 10am-3pm with a 1 hour lunch break. You will be given additional course material, be able to share in an interactive teaching group, receive one-to-one tutorials, and there will be homework to complete.
You can find the course dates here.
Course Fee Payments
As this online course has an elective four days in Glastonbury fees below reflect both the option to come to Glastonbury and the option to take the training online only.
Full Training, including 4-day visit to Glastonbury
Full Fee: £960 paid in full at the beginning of the course – £100 deposit payable within four weeks of acceptance by the tutor. If you have applied within four weeks of the course start date your deposit must be received by 12 September 2020, and by return if the tutor’s acceptance is after this date.
Balance of £860 payable by 26 September 2020.
Payment by instalments: £1,000 (includes £40 admin fee) – £100 deposit payable as above plus 8 monthly instalments of £112.50, beginning 28 September 2020, by standing order or online by Paypal.
Online Only Training
Full Fee: £768 paid in full at the beginning of the course – £100 deposit payable within four weeks of acceptance by the tutor. If you have applied within four weeks of the course start date your deposit must be received by 12 September 2020, and by return if the tutor’s acceptance is after this date.
Balance of £668 payable by 26 September 2020.
Payment by instalments: £808 (includes £40 admin fee) – £100 deposit payable as above plus 8 monthly instalments of £88.50, beginning 28 September 2020, by standing order or online by Paypal.
In both cases, instalment payments attract a £40 admin fee to cover banking and Paypal costs.
How to Apply
You can find everything you need to apply for the course on this page.
NB: The Priestess of Freyja Training is only open to people living in the Northern hemisphere as we follow the cycle of the Seasons of Her nature here, and you need to be able to visit and experience the land here.