The progam of IASC 2018 is work in progress.
The cult of the Ubian Matronae (presentation and excursion) – Ulrike Pohl
In this presentation and the following excursion we will explore the cult of the Ubian
Matronae, which is documented in the region between Aachen, Bonn and Neuss by many
hundreds of votive stones dating from the 1st century to the 3rd century CE.
Workshop Bronze Casting – Peter Warholm
Peter’s Bronze Casting workshop at IASC 2018 will follow the same concept as at IASC
2009, 2012 and 2015. Instruction will be in English (or Danish). The goal is that you will
make your own model /design, cast it and finish it yourself. Either you bring your own model
to cast, or make it of plastic modeling clay, or use one of the existing models. Bronze/copper
and a limited amount of silver will be supplied at cost. Peter Warholm is available for any
questions on FB or sent an e-mail to <Warholm@gmail.com>
Witches on Wyrd Ways – Frigga, Nancy, Annette
The core of this seidr will be: what could we offer the community. An example for this is the spá-ritual, a way for the people to ask questions to the spirits. Community in a sense meaning
as well the heathen community as the society we live in at home, in our countries.
Frigga and Annette have practiced heathendom for many years. Nancy joined a few years ago. They each have their own expertise and combine their skill in a modern form of seidr.
Ritual re-enactment of the Voluspá – Amanda and Andre Henriques
‘Ritual re-enactment’ is the key concept, as it is not about staging a theatrical drama, but
actually embodying the essence of the poem by invoking the characters within the performers.
We aim to go deeper into the soul of the poem, taking our own souls with it, adding more
layers of meaning to the past, the present, and what is yet to come. ‘Would you know yet
Amanda and Andre Henriques have practiced Heathenry for many years, and are experienced in ritualistic work within the modern Heathen tradition.
The Pagan Franks – Gunivortius Goos
After over four years of research and publishing a book about the coming into being of the
peoples of the Franks, their acting, their coming to power and their from the outset lost cause
against Christianity, a synopsis of that research was created to offer as a lecture to an
Gunivortius Goos, also known by his GardenStone is a know writer about ancient history and mythology concerning the Germanics and their contacts with other peoples. Information about his books can be found at:
Potato Printing – Pernilla Jørgensen
Pernilla Jørgensen from Denmark invites you to her workhop potato printing: let’s use the
potatoes for something completely different. We will use them to make beautiful things. It is a
workshop everybody can join regardless of age. It’s fun to use potato printing for upcycle and
recycle. There will be plenty of potato’s, some ready to print with lovely designs, but you can also cut your own potato stamp and print a unique piece of art.
The cost for this workshop is 30 euro for printing materials, a bag and to pieces of fabric (size
A4). Off course, you can also bring your own fabric and t-shirt.
It is also possible to pre-order t-shirts for 20 euro and sweats shirts for 30 euro, both available
in the colours nature, green and blue. Please sent an e-mail to: <email@example.com >
Flame of Frith – Frigga Asraaf, Nancy Tinkhof, Michiel de Nijs
For a lot of participants of IASC the Flame of Frith does not need an introduction anymore. Flame of Frith is synonym for heathens for peace. On monday evening we will perform a community ceremony to combine our power and potential as heathens to weave a web of piece for the world.
Mead Tasting – Miquel Sancho
This year’s mead tasting will be mainly tasting home brewed mead. Bring your own mead
and let your fellow heathens know how good your brew of Kvasir’s blood is. Of course, it’s
not about giving away your precious beverage for free. The price for the attendants will be
similar to last edition’s which will include the cost the mead plus a contribution to the IASC
fund for the celebration.
So if this is for you, get your brew pitched and join the IASC brewers Facebook group by
sending a to Miquel Sancho <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dynamic Rune Reading and On the Norns – Vincent Ongkowidjojo
The belgium writer Vincent Ongkowidjojo will offer two workshops: Dynamic Rune Reading and On the Norns. His vision is partly rooted in Western esoteric traditions and partly in Daosim. For a number of years he has been teaching Taiji and given diverse talks and demonstrations on runes. Two of his books are ‘Secrets of Asgard, an introduction in esoteric rune wisdom’ and ‘Doors of Walhalla, an esoteric interpretation of norse mythology’.
Dynamic Rune Reading endeavours to lift the traditional art of rune divination into the realm
of modern day needs and techniques. Different approaches will be demonstrated to increase
the interaction with the querent. At the same time a strong emphasis is laid on sensing the
energy of the runes rather than merely falling back on an intellectual associative train of
thoughts. Inspiration for all of this is taken from the principles of family constellations work,
also called systemic work.
On the Norns: The Norns evoke an image of myth, magic, and last but not least destiny. But
who are these beings really? Where do they come from? What were they really about? An in-
depth discussion threaded together by the stories that have come down to us will ultimately
reveal the identity of the Norns.
Chakra meditation and mantra meditation – Andre Henriques
Andre Henriques has practiced different Hindu teachings and traditions for over 20 years, and
has given occasional private workshops on these subjects.
Chakra meditation: In this meditation session there will be exercises to experience different perspectives of what
the chakras can be, and explanations on how to develop our inner balance and attunement to
ourselves with these techniques.
Mantra Meditation: After some silent mantra meditations, this session will continue with an exploration of different recordings of mantras, from different practitioners, to experience varied ways of how sounds and ‘mantric songs’ can deepen the spiritual journey.
On a final part, bridges with the Heathen tradition will be discussed, and how words and
symbols embedded in the Heathen lore can follow similar principles of uplifting us, and
deepening our experiences through sound.
Ár nDraíocht Féin Ritual – Robert Lewis
Ár nDraíocht Féin (ADF) is an american druid fellowship. This ritual will be an example of
how a blot or sumbel can be performed within the ADF ritual structure. Everyone will be
able to and are encouraged to make offerings to the various beings we will call into the ritual.
A short discussion on our ritual format and what to expect will take place prior to the ritual.
Rev. Robert Lewis has been a member of ADF since 1999, and a priest since 2008. Within
that time he has held various roles within the organization and has sucessfully started a local
congration where he serves as priest. Currently, he is focusing on spreading inclusive
heathenry/asatru and bridging the gap between the US, European and other international
Big Wednesday Blot – coordinator Miquel Sancho
Another favourite traditon of IASC is the Big Wednesday Blot created and performed by
participants. Everybody who would like to be part in creating and/ or play a part in the blot is
welcome to join the two BWB-meetings.
Excursion to the city of Trier – Daniel
You will be introduced to the general history and founding of the city of Trier and Roman
times in the Moselle valley. Roman paganism and the coexistence with Christianity will be
Yggdrasil – in micro-cosmical perspective and Carving runes in wood – Per Lundburg
Yggdrasil: A lecture and workshop with focus on various parts of the world tree and how this
can be applied in life. The three roots and wells have meaning and can be viewed to describe
energy-flow in the human system of soul, body and spirit. The structure and parts will be
described and applied and then discussion and some practical applications and inner work will
Carving runes in wood- a hands on experience: Partake in a practical workshop in carving
runes with sharp knife on wood. The practical aspect of how to carve, in what direction and
angle etc. We will also talk about how runes can be used and combined in bindrunes.
Per Lundberg is gode in Forn Sed Sweden, Master NLP and hyposis therapist.
Circle of Memory – Nathalie Cue Gomez
A sumbel to honour the ones we of our IASC community we lost.
Nine Worlds in Sound and Song – The Cunning Crone and Heathen DJ Andre
An evening of art, music and dancing in four sessions:
The Cunning Crone Voluspá performance
Contemplative / shamanistic folk
Late night heathen metal party
One of the traditions is the IASC Auction to raise money for our heathen summercamp.
Please be generous as well in contributions as in bidding high for all lovely items sold at the
auction. Both items and services are welcome, such as home made mede, second hand
heathen books, a rune reading, art, jewelery and more.
Heathen Movie: ” The wikker man” – Peter Warholm
both the ‘original’ from 1973
and the Holywood cover with Nicolas Cage from 2006
Concert: The IASC Ensemble
Musicians and singers who would like to play altogether with other attendants as to perform
covers or own songs one evening in front of all our friends in a festive and kick ass concert.
Music could range from folk to even metal. No matter if you play the tagelharpa, shamanic
drum, sing yodel, be an accordion virtuoso or even shred the most extreme metal on a guitar.
Market – Exhibition
From sunday to friday each day traders, craftspeople and artists show and or sell their arts, crafts, books, jewellery and more.
More details on the workhops and a time table will be published in the post-IASC Herald beginning of July!