Photo: Anna Maria Biniecka
For the first time in Norway it is our honor to introduce
Laboratorium Pieśni Live @Naturefest. The band has fans all over the world and is renowned for their etheric sound.
Laboratorium Pieśni – Song Laboratory (world/ethno/spiritual/mystic folk music) is a female group of singers from Poland, created in 2013. Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia, Poland and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), creating a new space in a traditional song, adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.
The group will bring with them their new album Hé oyáte.
Laboratorium Pieśni has more than 180k followers on you tube and their song Sztoj pa moru has more than 13 mln plays.
Natureworkshop for the children. we go out in the nature and see what we find and then make something with it.
Runeworkshop, here the children get to learn about the runes and make their own rune that they can take home with them. Through play and creativity they learn about Norse cultural heritage.
Meet E Varg Gráfeldinn founder of Eldengaard. He works with nordic iron age archeology and immaterial cultural heritage. He is a handicrafter and reprodices archeological finds. He will advice the children in woodcarving and will have a central role in the recreation of the Nerthus ritual.
Anette started her career as a program developer for singing and drama in Singapore in 2011 where she worked in kindergartens all over Singapore. In 2014 she moved to Thailand where she opened a small studio where she had the opportunity to do singing lessons, musical camps, baby singing, jewelry/art exhibitions, voice healing treatments and much more. At the same time she worked as a musical teacher for several of the international schools in their after-school programs. Anette has now returned home to Norway and works freelance. In recent years, a completely new world has opened up where Anette uses her voice, intuition and reiki energy in a completely unique form of treatment. Here she takes you on a journey into yourself, where you get in touch with the core of who you are and what is so wonderful about sound is that it resonates with the cells in the body in a completely unique way. “Music has so many wonderful strings to play and I am incredibly grateful that I am allowed to work with children, young people and adults of all ages. When you work with music, a whole new world opens up where you are allowed to express yourself in wonderful new ways” Join the Adventure Trail where the creature from folklore comes to life and meets the children
Singing bowls produce a unique warm vibration that feels good. They produce a clear fundamental tone that sounds as pleasant as any musical instrument. They also produce several harmonic overtones The combination of soft vibrations, warm fundamental tone and vocal overtones make the sounds of singing bowls a very unique experience. But the real magic is in you. The bowl gives a nice vibration, but what happens next? What does the real work do? We are self-healing and self-regulating systems. Our system uses the vibration in different ways. You can sit or lie down to the sound of the bells. My name is Leila Dujmusic and I play for Naturefest 23. I have been using the bowls for healing for 30 years for myself and clients. Will give you the chance to be part of a 30 min journey in the sign of the vibration. Warmly welcome.
Dag Linnerud is the author of runenes magiske verden. Dag has grat knowledge of Norse mythology and is himself a practioner of Norse shamanism. With him is Bonnie Rungarunga who is Maori and shamanic practioner. They are both driven by their engagement to front and revitalize Norse immaterial culture. At this year’s Naturefest, an ancient fertility ritual is recreated in honor of the goddess Nerthus, who symbolizes Mother Earth. The ritual has its origins in an old Northern European cult practice. The goddess who was worshiped was called Nerthus by the Roman historian Tacitus who described the ritual in the year 98 CE. The ritual includes, among other things, a procession, purification with water, a sacrifice and a fire ceremony, where you will hear more about the fertility cult in the pre-Christian era. Seremonien ledes av Dag-Rune Linnerud og Bonnie Rungarunga. Det er ønskelig at alle deltar i prosesjonen som går gjennom festivalområdet og tar på seg noe hvitt for anledningen.
Meet Jens Heimdahl at this year’s Nature Festival. Jens is an archaeobotanist at the state’s historical museum in Stockholm and researches the cultivation, collection and use of plants in ancient times. He will give the lecture traces of magical and ritual plant use in pre-Christian Scandinavia.
Meet Gunnar Larsson, founder of Gothenburg City Shamanism. Gunnar has Lule and Forest Sami roots and describes himself as a shaman-practicing witch. He is a social worker and a punk. Get an insight into how shamanism is used in nature activism. Here is Gunnar’s description of Gothenburg City Shamanism: An association for people with their own experiences of psychosocial oppression, where we heal ourselves by arranging restoration ceremonies for society’s outcasts from the past and from our own time .
Meet Istvàn Zsolt Baràt, founder of 4 elements school and Hungarian shaman. He is one of the leading tradition bearers of Hungarian shamanism, artist, ceremony leader, singer and drum maker. He will be at Naturefest 2023 where you can experience him in several contexts. Among other things, he wants to teach how to use the voice. A course that was full last year and therefore strongly wanted us to run again.
Meet Emelie Styrén Berg. Witch, priestess, doula, potter and healer. Emelie is a practicing witch and priestess, living in the forest next to the sea on a power site called Skoghem in Bohuslän, Sweden. She has extensive experience in ceremonial work, transformative healing and spiritual work. In her handiwork with the sculptures, the contact with beings, spirits, goddesses and deities is visible. Make your own goddess/nature creature in clay at Naturefest. In a workshop we will visit the others the spheres and explore the clay together and invite the beings that want to manifest and sculpt in the clay! You take your creation home with you.
Meet the Naturefest troll. At Naturefest, the myths become reality and walk side by side with us humans. Fortunately, Naturefest is trolled by the friendly variety who are happy to hand out candy to the children.
FROM THE HEL OF THE ICE AGE TO GYGRER AND HULDRA KvinneAkademiet and the online course Evas Epler are run by Marit Clementz and Ingvild Forbord. They have held many courses on mythology and women’s history at home and abroad. At Naturefest, they will tell and give lectures about – Hel – the great goddess in the Nordics – Huldra and mother Holle – The books “Goddess Tales”, “Huldra is Hel” and “Vea’s Book”
Meet Espen Bergheim, he is a Reiki healer and Yoga teacher. He is coming to Naturefest 2023, and will give some tasters of yoga for adults and children. I hope you will like it, and maybe some will even be curious enough to try it out for themselves. Yoga is movement and body control, and it gives peace of mind in a world with a lot of stress and pressure. If you are curious about what else I do, you are welcome to take a look at my website islandman.no
Meet Gunn-Evy Olafsdatter Håkaby. She is a ceremony leader in the Shamanist Association. Gunn-Evy will be the fire keeper during the festival and ensure that the energy is maintained. She has a central role during the opening ceremony. You will also meet her during presence exercises and will also hold a fireside healing ceremony. Gunn-Evy also holds the morning greeting, a beautiful way to meet the day and will help set the energy for the day
Meet Gro Hilseth Adriansdatter at Naturefest. Gro is an experienced ceremony leader and has the main responsibility for leading the opening ceremony at Naturefest. Gro is also a director of the Shamanist Association. You will meet Gro in several contexts during Naturefest23
Meet Knut Fuglesteg at Naturefest 23. Knut has a lifelong knowledge of nature and received an initiation and handover of traditional shamanistic knowledge early in his life. As a reindeer herder and mountain guide, he has lived in close contact with nature and what lives there. He is a director of the Shamanist Association and also sits on the executive board.
Meet Finn Bugge at Naturefest 23. He is a minister in Vestfold and Telemark and has extensive experience in leading ceremonies. At Naturefest you get to experience him as part of the sound journeys and also in several contexts.
Meet Jim Flatjord at Naturefest. Jim is the founder of Trøndelag and has been part of the shamanistic community for several decades. At Naturefest, he and others will hold drum trips for both children and adults. You also get to meet Jim in several ceremonies.
Meet Sonnie Konrads at Naturefest. Sonnie is a ceremony leader in the Shamanist Association but is also well known as a Sami traditional healer, medium and much more. At Naturefest, she will take part in ceremonies, drumming trips and not least the nature workshop for children.