YMIR AND ORION
First Ancestor, First Shaman
During a sunset walk in the snow, one afternoon in Sweden, the star constellation Orion appearing gave me a powerful vision that involved the primordial giant of Norse mythology: frost giant Ymir. (In truth I had never before assumed any connection between them!)
Ymir was the First Ancestor and First Shaman. The gods dismembered him and created the world from his body parts.
Therefore Ymir was the first person to die and he became the Lord of the Dead.
The word root of the name Ymir means “twins”. A profound mystery involving twins resides in both the night sky and world mythology.
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About the Author:
Imelda Almqvist is an international teacher of shamanism and sacred art. Her book Natural Born Shamans: A Spiritual Toolkit For Life (Using shamanism creatively with young people of all ages) was published by Moon Books in 2016. She is a presenter on the Shamanism Global Summit 2017 as well as on Year of Ceremony with Sounds True. She divides her time between the UK, Sweden and the US. Her second book SACRED ART, A Hollow Bone for Spirit : Where Art Meets Shamanism will be published in December 2018.
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