Art Video

July, 2017

Winter Sleep

This short art video is about the Dreaming of a Mother Bear presented by My Bear Self!

It was made spontaneously while we were in Sweden in April and unexpectedly experienced a White Easter (rather than the White Christmas we had hoped for a few months earlier in the same location).

One of my long-standing dreams was to put on a bear costume, roam in the forest and hibernate in a cave – so I took the opportunity to do just that.

On another level this art video is about dissolving separation between humans – animals, self – other, ancestors – future generations, inner world – outside world, life -death and so forth.

In the final reckoning this short film is my living will as it communicates my wishes for my own death and beyond. 

Imelda Almqvist


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.

Imelda is a presenter on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True

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