Courses and Workshops
Storytelling performances, weekend courses, year courses and workshops.
Evening or day workshops in Norse Mythology
Evenings or days to explore the rituals and initiations that are found within Norse Myths and Culture. We will hear about the significance of the runes told through the Norse Creation Myth and the story that lies at the very heart of Norse Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom.
This is a course that I have led in collaboration with the Clophill Shamanic Centre, College of Psychic Studies, the Psychadelic Society, Christ Church University, The Wyrd School (working alongside novelist Paul Kingsnorth) and with the Hedge School (working alongside Mythologist Dr. Sharon Blackie.)
Creation myths are the most important of all myths in tribal societies as within them reside the essential rituals or ceremonies of the people that told them. Through hearing the Norse creation myth we can begin to understand the rich traditions and ceremonies of Northern Europe.
I will also link the runes to the creation myth, and show how each sequence of the creation myth have a corresponding rune symbol. Much of the sources for this course comes from runologist and symbolist poet Professor Sigurd Agrell (16 January 1881 – 19 April 1937).
Much of this material presented in the workshop has never been translated into English.
Contact andreas at earthrestorationservice.org for more information and upcoming dates in 2022.
"It was a great day. Andreas is a superb storyteller, and his performance of the creation myth was wonderful to experience. It should really have been a two day workshop, and I'd have happily attended." Course participant, Trevor Silvester
"I truly was deeply touched. It felt like a proper inner journey, a kind of Initiation!"
Boyan, course participant
"An extraordinary and intense two-day adventure that will stir the soul, break your heart, summon the spirits and send shivers of deep mythic recognition down your spine. Andreas and Paul create a beautiful intimacy of relationships within the group, across the rugged Irish landscape and into the stories of the old North. An unforgettable experience from vastly insightful guides that will leave you with a profound sense of ‘hiraeth’ and wanting more…
Ed Gillespie, Tales from the North attendee, Wyrd School
"Andreas has a gift for storytelling, and for teasing deeper meanings out of things you thought you were already familiar with. His breadth and depth of this subject made for mesmerising evenings.” Participant, College of Psychic Studies
"I began working with Andreas earlier this year and chose an immersive one-to-one experience and journey into Norse mythology and Runic tradition. I chose this pathway because I was looking for something for me, something different to and away from my day-to-day work - I have not been disappointed. Andreas creates a framework which affords a solid base to work from and each step of the journey is treated with the utmost respect and reverence. I find him to be a highly intuitive and sensitive teacher whose breath of knowledge and experience shines through the work. I have enjoyed the material immensely. Andreas possesses a true gift of storytelling which has brought so much alive for me. A very beautiful and profoundly moving course, thank you." Jan May - Jungian Psychotherapist
"There are teachers and there are practitioners. Andreas is both. Thanks to his competent and generous approach, this class was just what I was looking for, and more. Andreas gracefully and mysteriously wove a web of diverse threads into the magical tapestries of Norse cosmology, mythology and magic, revealing a new world of imagination for both spirit and soul. This was my first experience with Zoom in the context of a multi-week class like this, and I was surprised at how little this affected the quality of intimacy - as I experienced it - with the group. I feel fortunate to have found this class when I did and look forward to joining the intermediate course, gods willing, when the time comes.” Participant, College of Psychic Studies
"Over the last two years, I have been diving deep into rune lore and mythology and mysticism. Before that, there were many years of intense pain in my life (which I won't go into here). I now recognise your talk as one of the principle events that helped steer me into a good direction. So thank you. I hope to meet you again whenever that next night be possible." Participant
"The course went way beyond my expectations. It was deep, enlightening and varied. It was exactly the right thing at the right time for me. I see a new way of viewing the world and it allowed me to understand Northern pagan views far better. It opened up my intuition to the wider and wise natural world but also to my interior connecting both. And it showed me the real meaning of runes rather than the very flat view that can be generally understood. Andreas was
incredibly engaging" Participant, College of Psychic Studies
"Andreas Kornevall offers a powerful immersive experience of travelling into Norse mythology and Runic divination, food for both soul and intellect. Understanding Runic script as mythic symbols opens a door into the archetypes that inform all human existence, and Andreas' deep knowledge and love for his subject is truly inspirational." - Professor Angela Voss, Christ Church University
A course on zoom - groups or individual
General course structure and what to expect:
This is an immersive online course for a small group or individual. It can be run throughout the year and also as a one off stand alone.
An introduction to the thousand-year history of the runes
Storytelling: stalking the mead of poetry, A Northern myth cycle
The runic mysteries and the sacred numbers of Mithras
Magical talismans of the ancient world - what can we learn from them?
Different rune scripts and rune rows across the ages
An inner journey through the sacred tree: Yggdrasil
Finding the Anglo-Saxon lost star constellations through the poetic Edda.
Stories of renewal: one green shoot of hope within the ashes of the world
A personal journey - making the Nine Runes of Power - how to send, how to pray, how to bless
Ceremony: Blot Ritual to Goddess Frejya - A Ritual of Reconciliation
Singing our ancestors home
This course also covers areas of inquiry such as, witchcraft, runes, alchemy, symbolism, Norse culture and Paganism. It is also possible to have a "one to one" sessions. The one-to-one session is only available online and with preset dates and times that we can agree on.
Please write to andreas at earthrestorationservice.org for full details and availability.
Sitting By The Apple-Wood Fire
This session is suitable to those looking for guidance for anything relating to the practical part of the content I teach.
A session can be arranged where we look at the potential for working together or in a group.
More info e-mail: andreas at earthrestorationservice.org
Below is the course Waking the Dragons - held on the 16th July, 2022, but I am including it here for information on the content:
Waking the Dragons - College of Psychic Studies
Come and meet the extraordinarily powerful characters of the Northern Pantheon. Alongside their enchanting stories, poetry and songs, you will also discover the local spirits that may be found living in the rivers, forests, meadows and hilltops in parts of the British Isles and north of the Rhone and beyond.
The symbol that will guide our day will be the dragon. In ancient Northern Europe, the dragon was a symbol for merging the underworld and upper-world. As the serpent descends into dark, difficult places to look for soul, the golden eagle ascends towards illumination to reveal spirit. When the serpent and golden eagle alchemically merge, the wisdom of the dragon is born.
We will work and rediscover what it means to 'descend' (soul), and to 'ascend' (spirit), and get clear on the difference between these polarities.
The thousands of years-old runic oracle will be alongside each step of this journey as an initiatory path for inner work and outer transformation.
This in-person workshop includes:
- The Norse Creation Myth and the story that lies at the heart of Norse - Mythology: the Birth of Wisdom
Ritual: Exploring how reconciliation rituals can heal parts of ourselves and our greater community
- Fylgja Dreaming: Understanding the animal totems from the Well of Memory, their gifts and purpose in our lives
- Discovering the Lost Gods of Wonder: - Examining mythologies and folk-magic practices of Northern Europe
- Time as a Water Cycle: Orlog and Wyrd
- Runes: Exploring the rich tradition of the runes with castings, spreads, rune-readings, bind-runes, and working with sigils, insignias and personal emblems
Additionally, the lesser known branches of the great World Tree (Yggdrasil) will be explored as we hear about reconciliation as a road to wisdom and the mythical underpinnings of climate change and its central relationship to grief. These subjects will make the day truly contemporary with a mythical cosmology as guidance.
This Northern tradition is a magical tradition at heart, containing practical "heritage" arts of creating runes, sigils and forming (elaborate and simple) rituals to the Gods and ancestors.
All are welcome to come along regardless of experience, sexuality, and cultural/spiritual background: the spirit is warm and always enthusiastically inclusive.
Previous participants say:
"Such an enjoyable, rich, and meaningful class. I had expected to find it fascinating but I did not realise how deeply it would touch me!"
"Thank you so much! I can't express what an excellent tutor and how knowledgeable Andreas was. The event exceeded my expectations."
"Andreas is a fabulous teacher with a rich reservoir of knowledge to draw upon. He's a fabulous addition to the College!"
"Andreas is a wonderful teacher who brings groundedness together with an 'appreciation of the mystery' to this beautiful and powerful work. He held a safe and sacred space within which we could work and play."