Völva Staving Workshops

Volva WorkshopThe Völva are women described throughout the Sagas and Eddas performing shamanic oracular work, blessings, and other ritual tasks. They are described as carrying a staff or Stav, which is the tool Kari Tauring uses in this open series of workshops. The Stav is traditionally used in herding, martial arts, and for rhythm. Stav (literally means ‘knowledge of the rune staves’) is used in Völva seidr work, the Norse Shamanic Women’s tradition.

One Saturday each month (usually the 1st–see the store calendar), Kari leads a two hour workshop to explore the history of the Völva and the uses of the Stav. We recommend you bring a staff and another stick or wand. Class size is limited to 5, so please register in advance the secure your spot. Register online or call the store at 612-872-1292.

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Sessions include stretching our bodies and body mechanics, creating rhythms, warming up our voices for chants and songs, discussing the history and uses of the tool as per the topic of the month. The group will use rhythm, chant and other [Read more…]

Wendy Rule with Kari Tauring and Felonious Bosch

Wendy Rule Concert ImageEye of Horus is proud to bring Australian visionary songstress Wendy Rule to the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis for one night only on Wednesday May 28th. She will be joined by local Nordic Roots performer Kari Tauring as well as Felonious Bosch. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 28th, and based on what we’ve learned about the loyalty of her fans who urged us to make sure she would come, we expect swift sales . . . so stop into the store, buy online at the Eye or Ticketweb, or call the Cedar Ticket-line at 612-338-2674 ext. 2.

Renowned for years amongst the world’s alternative spiritual communities, Wendy is now deservedly gaining a much broader following. She is about to embark on her 11th international tour. This will be a rare opportunity to experience one of Australia’s most enigmatic and prolific artists.

“Dark, sensual, sonic theatre…compelling stuff” – Rolling Stone Australia

Minneapolis’ own Kari Tauring returns to the Cedar stage to present Songs of the Völva, the working title of her upcoming CD. A shift [Read more…]

Goddess Belly Dance Class Starts 3/26

Goddess Belly DanceMeld yoga, meditation, and movement technique as you learn to connect to your goddess through belly dance. This six week course is an amazing way to connect with the indwelling feminine spirit in a friendly and fun atmosphere.

Women of all shapes and sizes should feel beautiful and sensual, and healthy and happy above all else. Belly dance is for the fun and adventurous, and most importantly, for brand new beginners! Feel more than free to come try a class!

Save $10 by registering for all six classes in advance!

Classes meet the following Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.

Session One 3/26: Introduction to Oriental Dance, with Inari
Session Two 4/2: Sensual Belly Dance, with Venus
Session Three 4/9: Dance of the Warrior Goddess, with Freya
Session Four 4/16: Veiled Dance, with Hecate
Session Five 4/23: World Dance and Movement, with Pele
Session Six 4/30: Celebrate Beltane! Goddess Ritual, Performance

Register online or Call 612-872-1292. [Read more…]