HOLY NIGHTS ONLINE CLASS with Kristena West
The Dream Song of Olaf Asteson is an ancient Norwegian Folk Song. The Dream Song is an ancient Norwegian Folk Song. It was lost in time, but a clergyman named Landstad rediscovered it one night when he heard it in a winter’s deep valley in Telmark Norway.
The song tells us Olaf falls asleep on Christmas eve and “sleeps” through the holy nights waking on January 6th epiphany. Olaf while “sleeping” experiences secrets of the human being and cosmos. The dream-song gives us the “spiritual” pictures in poetic form of his initiation journey. As Joseph Campbell reminds us, the Hero’s Journey is found in myths, legends and poem-songs.
The 13 holy nights have been called, “time outside of time” or “sacred time.” It’s a wonderful way to end the year and begin the new.
Every Night a part of the dream-song is revealed along with dream techniques, virtues to ponder, and a journey through the zodiac.
Two videos on how to enter into Olaf as our “character” or “hero” of the story.
Each day is revealed another part of the dreamsong poem along with many things to ponder.
If you are traveling for the holy-days folks love checking in with Olaf! If you are home, it’s good to have a table you can sketch at every day.