art video

Art Video

August, 2017

SEVEN DESERT MAIDENS

As an Apprentice of the Waning Moon, I needed to walk into the Desert to find the wide open spaces within myself. This art video shows how that journey unfolded after Six Maidens appeared in a dream and told me to go looking for the mysterious Seventh Maiden.

As the external journey unfolds through extraordinary landscapes the inner journey of soul-making occurs at the sane time. Along the way there are encounters with Kokopelli (Fertility Deity and the Spirit of ) and The Man In The Moon.

This film explores he essence of creativity and the keys to creative flow. It also explores how dreams offer a window on greater truths and mystery.

The photographs used in this film were taken in California and Nevada (in particular Death Valley and Joshua Tree). The photographs of rock art are from La Cieneguilla, Petroglyph Site, just outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. The images of the 1677 AD Solar Eclipse are from the Chumash Painted Cave just North of Santa Barbara in California.

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About Imelda

Imelda Almqvist teaches shamanism, sacred art and internationally. 

Her book “Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life”, Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages was published by Moon in August 2016. 

http://www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk/

https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/

Imelda is a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True

http://affiliate.soundstrue.com/aff_c?offer_id=124&aff_id=2260&url_id=86

And she will present on the Shamanism Global Summit with The Shift Network on July 25tth

http://shamanismsummit.com/program/132

Art Video

June, 2017

SEAL MOTHER OF SOULS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t5VP0Me24Q&t=4s

This short video was inspired by a powerful dream I had in California, October 2015.

In the early 19th century the native Chumash and Tongya people were forced to leave the Channel Islands off the coast of California. They were taken to Spanish missions and pueblos on the mainland. One teenage girl ran back to look for her baby and the ship left without her. She lived alone on San Nicholas Island for 18 years, when she was ‘rescued’. Her name was Juana Maria.

I had a powerful dream in which she appeared and showed me images of her life in those 18 years of profound solitude. She appeared as a Seal Woman (in Europe we would say “Selkie”) who became a great shaman and the Seal Mother of Souls over time.

She developed an intimate relationship with the Moon, the stars, the seals and the whales passing on their epic migration journeys.

My small film does not claim to portray ‘the truth’ about Juana Maria’s 18 years alone on San Nicholas Island. We will never know for sure. (When she was ‘rescued’ after 18 years she had no language in common with the people who welcomed her to the mainland).

What I do know is that a powerful Seal Woman and Shaman invites us to dream with her, her seals and her spirit child.

Imelda Almqvist

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About Imelda

Imelda Almqvist teaches shamanism, sacred art and internationally. 

Her book “Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life”, Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages was published by Moon in August 2016. 

http://www.shaman-healer-painter.co.uk/

https://imeldaalmqvist.wordpress.com/

Imelda is a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True

http://affiliate.soundstrue.com/aff_c?offer_id=124&aff_id=2260&url_id=86