TNP159 Norse Ritual Animism and Seidr with Maris Bergrune

73 minutes

Maris Bergrune is a ritual animist, a spirit worker, a sound medium, and singer/musician. I’ve taken two of her programs - one on Norse animism and one on seidr mediumship and we’ll talk about them in detail today. Maris teaches skill development in intuitive perception, boundaries and discernment, and offers a very good foundation in animist ritual and relational practices with the Other Than Human worlds. She focuses on developing healthy relationships with spirits and ancestors and also on accessing self-sovereignty and voice.

As you’ll hear in this interview, her practice is characterized by this very clear intention to partner with only the most compassionate aspects of spirit. I find her approach very grounded and practical; and she’s clear that this approach is not a way to bypass the challenges of humanity but are rather offers ways to be deeply resourced while facing these challenges. 

Here's her website:

Click here for her program, Gather at the Well: Norse Ritual Animism

Resources Mentioned:

Betsey Bergstrom

Tom Kenyon

Annette Höst

Seed of Yggdrasill, by Maria Kvilhaug


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