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Join our huge and varied Pagan, Heathen, Wiccan, Reconstructionist, Indigenous, spiritual and magical groups in education and celebration February 2016 in San Jose, CA. More information can be found about the conference at www.pantheacon.com

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Saturday, February 13 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Seiðstaffs of the Völur: Excavating Norse Women's Ways

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This visual talk begins with a brief look at the neolithic background, gyðjur on the Kivik stones, sun discs and women's belts, the Gundestrup cauldron and Gallehus horns. Then we scan the Edda and sagas in search of the völur (shamanic seeresses). Archaeology yields up their seiðstaffs (many with significant distaff symbolism) and other regalia, including the nine-cat-cart and ritual tapestries of Oseberg, amulets, and cannabis orhenbane. Iconography of metal figures, Gotland stones, Swedish runestones, pagan church sculptures -- and some intriguing woodcuts from Olaus Magnus.

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Max Dashu

Max Dashu has been researching and teaching global women's history since 1970, through her Suppressed Histories Archives (www.suppressedhistories.net). She brings the Old Ways to life through her inspiring visual talks on ancient iconography, global Goddess traditions, witches and shamans and priestesses. Visit her booth at Pantheacon! for her art and dvd Woman Shaman: the Ancients. She's currently teaching an online course based on her book... Read More →


Saturday February 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
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