What you'll learn
- Nordic Mythology and the VIking Way. How to Live Without Fear and Shame
- History of Nordic Mythology and the Vikings
- The ability to think outside your programming
● Learn how the world was created and how it will end
● Become acquainted with the main gods and myths in Nordic mythology
● Understand how the Vikings thought and perceived the world
● Become inspired to integrate the knowledge and strength of this mythology into your life
A fascination with the history and life of the Vikings is growing. Movies and television series about their way of life have had a surge in popularity. This online course offers a view into the Viking world and an understanding of its fascinating origins.
The culture that arose from this mythology created a self-reliant people with a great need to explore and expand their reality.
My intention is to guide you towards a life of strength and empowered integrity. As you delve into the reality of the Nordic mythology, you may become inspired to live a life without shame and fear. This course contains practical exercises which you can use in your own life. You may also share these powerful ways of thinking and being with others who wish to find their own way and power. By the end of the course you will have practical, academic and scientific knowledge about the Vikings and Nordic mythology.
You will, like the Vikings, discover how you can trust, and cooperate with those who share the journey. One of the earliest examples of actual democracy comes from the Vikings of Norway. They had councils which determined the laws of the land. Every free adult, including women, had influence and power in these assemblies. We might say that one of the reasons the Vikings conquered so much of the world was that women were powerful and respect.
Nordic mythology is a complete cycle,beginning with the creation of the universe and ending with Ragnarök, where all the powers of the universe clash in a great battle. In the end, the same powers of fire and heat that created the earth also destroy it. However, you will find that there is always a new hope rising.
In this world of mythology there is no clear definition of good and evil. The greatest of the gods can do bad things, yet the vilest of them can save the day and create unimaginable gifts for the future.
You will also become acquainted with the idea that the whole of existence can be perceived as a great tree, called Yggdrasil.
As you journey through this course, you may be astonished by the depth of insight and wisdom that pervade every story and myth. Your ability to understand humanity, and yourself, will be enhanced and enriched. You can:
● Become wiser
● Learn to empower yourself
● Receive an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the culture that created this mythology
You may be captivated to learn how much these myths have, at their roots, a common human understanding of the universe. Perhaps you will find it refreshing to encounter a mythology that does not condemn, nor speak of sin or even right and wrong.
In many respects, you will meet a worldview that shares many similarities with science. It is a worldview that also struggles with the conflict between the powers of chaos and the powers of order. However, it speaks in the language of stories and images and through the lives of powerful yet fallible beings who resemble humans. You will even encounter a graphic description of the relationship between the powers of chaos, the powers of order and the human way of life.
If you are a scientist, you may be intrigued by the depth of these myths and the practical wisdom contained within them. If you are spiritually open-minded, you may just enjoy them and smile with this addition to your search, your quest for diving deeper into the mysteries of life. And if you follow a specific religion, Nordic mythology may inspire a deepening and renewal of that which you already hold as your belief.
As you embark on this journey, imagine yourself following in the footsteps of Odin. By hanging himself from the tree of life, he falls and finds the runes of wisdom and insight. Odin is willing to let go of a reality he already understands, in order to be allowed to drink from the well that contains all the wisdom of the world.
So, I welcome you to do as Odin … let go and drink deep from the well of wisdom.
Who this course is for:
- Those interested in Mythology, History,Psychology, Spirituality and Humanity
My name is Per Henrik Gullfoss.
Throughout my life I have pursued science, art, and the mythological and spiritual aspects of life. I have the equivalent of a master's degree (cand. phil.) from the University of Oslo where I studied, among other things, history of religion, Nordic mythology and mysticism were my areas of specialty within this field.
In my artistic pursuits I have worked mostly with theater, as actor, writer and director. The best review I ever received was from an inmate in a jail where I played a one-man show about the rise and fall of the world in the Nordic myths. He said, “ I dunno what theater is… but if this is it, I wanna see more.”
Through most of my adult life, I have been a teacher, a guide and a coach, seeking, above all, to inspire.
I have written many articles published in Scandinavian magazines as well as over thirty books, including children’s books. With themes of mythology, philosophy, spirituality and astrology, my books have been published in Norway and Denmark. One of my books , entitled The Complete Book of Spiritual Astrology was published in the USA.
In Norway I have been a founder and teacher of a school that trains people to become astrologers and tarot readers.
In the course of Mastery of Power and Love; I have used my experience with being the coach of thousand of people and reading a similar amount of horoscopes to seek the souls intention with every incarnation
The further read on this biography might just be of interest to those who are interested in Nordic Mythology.
To the rest of you I can just say, Welcome to become Masters of Power and Love.
The very first book I wrote was The Eye of Odin (Odins øye), about the real meaning and wisdom contained within all the beautiful stories of gods, elves, dwarfs and humans.
When I was six years old, I received an enormous book about Nordic mythology and the Norwegian Viking kings, ( Snorres Kongesagaer) from my grandfather. By the time I was 10, I had read it many times over.
As I grew older, I never lost my childhood’s fascination with the marvels and mysteries that played themselves out in the Viking world, where everything was about love, power and the struggle between life and death. I was fascinated by the striving to do great things and by the exciting, magical world these men and women lived in.
This fascination developed into a grown man’s respect for the depth of understanding contained in these myths. For me the Viking mythology and way of life revealed new layers of wisdom as my understanding deepened. I have always longed for the mythological and a bit of the "larger than life" aspect. To delve into this material touches me deeply and opens my mind to other ways of thinking, being and perceiving the world.
It is my pleasure to share this Nordic mythology with you. It is my hope to share with you, and our world, the many insights and joys gained through my fascination with the language and wisdom of Nordic mythology.
So again, this internet course is my invitation to you: to do as Odin … let go, expand your understanding of our world and drink from the magical well of wisdom where Odin quenched his thirst..