We have answers….
If I am going to put this in my blog, I guess I need to provide some explanation for the many who will have no idea what I’m talking about.
Way back in 1990, I started working with the survivors of the first rune class to recover the oracular practice of the Viking period, known as spae or oracular seidh. I worked out a ritual based on elements from the Eddas, the account of such a ritual in the Saga of Eric the Red, and the journeys to Hel described in Saxo and elsewhere.
A year later, we tried it out at Ancient Ways, and we’ve been presenting this as a service to our larger pagan community ever since. We work every year at Pantheacon and four times a year we have smaller gatherings at the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists hall, on the corner of Cedar & Bonita in North Berkeley (on Cedar between Shattuck and MLK). This is near the Downtown Berkeley BART station, and the 7, 9, and 18 local AC Transit lines.
As in ancient times, people ask questions about relationships, livelihood and decisions, as well as ancestors or the gods.
Tomorrow evening, Tuesday, Nov. 11th at 7:30 p.m., we’ll be there. If you are in range, or know someone who would be interested, encourage them to come.
You can find out more at our seidh-related website, seidh.org.