The German edition of The Four Directions has been published. The translation is by Angelika Fend, who has been translating me in trainings in the German speaking countries for many years. I am happy that the book has become available so my many German friends can read it in their own language!
Together with a graphic designer I have been working on three wheels that will be made available as prints on textile. The basic wheel of the four directions, the wheel of the four soul levels and the ancestor field will appear as the first series of prints, in various sizes. The proof prints are now being made in the factory. As soon as these are ready they can be evaluated, the last choices for the designs can be made and the production will start!
Jörg Polzer from Berlin filmed and produced a short documentary in which I speak about my work and my relationship to shamanism. Céline Baron and Stephan Mante were so kind to make themselves available and share some of their experiences and point of view as well. The days of chaos in which my Berlin home was sealed off from all daylight and rebuilt as a studio were worth it: I am happy with the result!
In January 2017 my new CD Athalbero was released. I asked video artist Ceven Knowles to make a video for one of the tracks: Birthing Ancestors. Ceven used the old Nordic practice of skrying as inspiration: laying down on the earth, watching the clouds part and let yourself be drawn upwards in the sky to find information and communication with the spirits. Watch and enjoy it here.