In the modern Western world we think that man consists of body, mind and spirit, but our ancestors had a more complex division of spirit or the soul. It is thought that they had an animistic view of the world and also part their soul could be seen as a living being.
In Old Norse literature we can find several consepts of the soul: the líkamr (“vital processes”), the hamr (“shape/form/appearance”), the hugr (“thought”), munr (“desire”), the hamingja (“luck”) and the fylgja (“follower”).
Fylgja literally translates as “follower,” but, as often as not, it’s depicted as traveling ahead of its owner, arriving at the intended destination before its owner or appearing in the dreams. The Fylgja as the Valkyrier, Norns, and Diser all belong to the same category, devine entities that descend into the world as fate-spinners, to protect, guard and advise human beings.
Inger will in introduce they why she works with Norse shamanism and her Fylgja. What do we really know about this type of being and is it possible to get in contact with our Flygja. Ends with a guided drum meditation