About Trolldom & Nordic Spirituality - Online Education & Training.
Up until now, only private students have been allowed to learn through our apprenticeship but in Feb 2020 we started our first online beginner’s course in English.
This course teaches the foundational techniques, ideas, models of Magic and Spirituality and then connects it to the land and culture of the Scandinavian tradition of Trolldom and Nordic Spirituality.
The course will provide both the practical foundations of successful magic as well as spiritual development. Why do we teach both magic and Spirituality? Magic can be seen as an expression of Spirituality or Spiritual Development. Using magic successfully indicates you also successfully developed yourself spiritually. If we put this in a cultural perspective then Trolldom is an expression of Scandinavian spirituality. It is not the only expression, but one that - by its practical results - can be seen and taken measure of quite easily.
This is why the course is centered on that which brings practical results. It is not aimed to amuse or entertain but to be a tool for you to use successfully in service to yourself, those around you and to contribute to your community.
The education is divided into three blocks: Foundations, Trolldom & The Nordic Cultural tradition, and Modern Applications.
Teaching Trolldom today is a bit different than what it used to be like in the past agrarian Scandinavian culture. We have another mindset, different living conditions, and with a global - rather than just a local community - we might be in the midst of a whole different culture. Our minds carry a whole set of both new and old assumptions about magic, seership, our self and the world that keeps us from effective magical practice and communication with spirits. Finally, as many of us are part of a global, multicultural society with a never before seen blend of cultures and people we often encounter spirits, magic, problems, and requests particular to each of these cultures and many of us live lives far removed from agrarian life a successful practice must also include modern applications of the old traditional means and methods.
The course contains:
1 hour live online teaching every week.
Each class will be recorded and posted on our education platform so that you can watch it anytime and as many times as you like.
Access to an online community where you can ask questions, discuss the methods, share progress, and much more...
The course signup fee is $100, which covers the first four weeks. After that, the continued subscription fee is $95 per month.
Sample of the schedule:
Lesson 1 - Course outline, how we learn, where to look, taking inventory, contrast and compare.
Lesson 2 - Taking inventory, Claiming space, sending Spirits away and reinviting
Lesson 3 - Spirits with negative influence, positive and no influence but present. "The coin trick" and moving thoughts into things.
Lesson 4 - Sorting out the spirits, postitive come closer. Send the Hugr to quench/satisfy longing.
Lesson 5 - Similarity between parts of you and Spirits of the Dead, right part out, useful parts.
Lesson 6 - Addressing the spirits of the dead.
Lesson 7 - Dealing with obnoxious soul parts, The Higher-self. Creating mind rooms.
Lesson 8 - Trapping spirits. Those without a body as well as those with.
Lesson 9 - The Dead in the Trolldom Tradition.
Lesson 10 - The Deities.
Lesson 11 - Materials - Herbs. How to know what its "magical" properties are.
Lesson 12 - More reinforcements - time, place. Anchoring.
Lesson 13 - More on anchors and anchoring more. Mindrooms. Changing shape & entering. Dropping story.
Lesson 14 - More story, Ethics, Black magic, Releasement. Summoning Sub mind.
Lesson 15 - Soul parts away to bring back. More release.
Lesson 16 - Energy/Kraft/Makt drawing and experiencing.
Lesson 17 - Trolldom to get list, Scandinavian culture, music, food, history, crafts etc.
Lesson 18 - Unusual history lesson. Maps and search tools for Swedish, Danish and Norwegian archeological Sites.
Lesson 19 - Trolldom terms of the art and How to become Trollkunnig.
Lesson 20 - Spadom technique. Reinforcing your second sight with mirrors etc. Midsummer herbs.
Lesson 21 - More Spådom techniques. Stämträd, Eggwhite, coffe etc.
Lesson 22 - General "rules", Troll formulas.
Lesson 23 - Troll formulas II
Lesson 24- Troll formulas III and Galdralag.
Lesson 25 - Materials: Body parts. As links and individual usages.
Lesson 26 - Materials - The elements - Fire.
Lesson 27 - Materials - The elements - Water.
Lesson 28 - Weather and wind.
Lesson 29 - Earth.
Lesson 30 - Materials - The Plant world.
Lesson 31 - Materials - Trees Part 1.
Lesson 32 - Trees part II.
Lesson 33 - The Language of Nature, The natural root & Stones part I.
Lesson 34 - Stones part II.
Lesson 35 - Stones and Minerals Part III.
Lesson 35 - Stones and Minerals Part III - last part.
Lesson 36 - Minerals part IV - Iron, Salt, Sulfur etc.
Lesson 37 - Symbols, Signs and Runes.
Lesson 38 - Trolldom Herbs part 1.
Lesson 39 - Herbs part II.
Lesson 40 -Trolldom Herbs Part III.
Lesson 41 - The use of time in Trolldom. Part I.
Lesson 42 - Use of time in Trolldom. Part II.
Lesson 43 - Scandinavian Jul & Winter. Review the year that past and slow down.
Lesson 44 - Scandinavian Jul & Winter. Review the year that past and slow down. Part II.
Lesson 45 - Scandinavian Jul & Winter. Review of the year that past and slow down. Part III.
Lesson 46 - Scandinavian Jul & Winter. Review of the year that past and slow down. Trolldom Spiritual Calendar work. Part IV.
Lesson 47 - Besvärjelser. Introduction to Spells.
Lesson 48 - Besvärjelser & Spells, Part 2.
Lesson 49 - Besvärjelser & Spells. Part 3.
Lesson 50 - Trolldom locations and places.
Lesson 51 - Deconstructing spell requests into actions, Animals part 1.
Lesson 52 - Animals Part II.
Lesson 53 - Animals Part III.
Lesson 54 - Animals Part VI.
Lesson 55 - Methods and Materials - Trollbag & Trollbundles.
Lesson 56 - Trollstav, Trollkäpp & Trollspön. Wands & Sticks...and some summoning.
Lesson 57 - Trollpulver & Trollrök: Powders, Scents, Incense.
Lesson 58 - Troll-ljus Candles and Colors.
Lesson 59 - Trolldockor: Working with dolls.
Lesson 60 - Spiritus, Trollkatter, Trollharar and other familiar spirits.
Lesson 61 - Troll Knots, Strings & String figures and Troll knifes.
Lesson 62 - Folkmedicine & Humorism, Bloodletting & Cupping.
Lesson 63 - Methods - Stöpning, Chalked hand and Stamping.
Lesson 64 - Methods - "Kasta bort", "Supa i mun", "Hugga bort" and more.
Lesson 65 - Väsen. Spirit beings of Trolldom.
Lesson 66 - Traditional Work summed up.
Lesson 67 - Picking ingredients and Traditional Cooking
Lesson 68 - Modern practice.
Lesson 69 - Professional work.
Lesson 70 - The role of a Trollcunning person in the local community.
Lesson 71 - The Trolldom Society.
Lesson 72 – About sharing, Graduation, test.
Be aware that the schedule can be subject to changes and the reshuffling of lessons to adapt to the individual flow of each class.
The whole education takes about 1,5 years to complete.
Upon completion, those that ask for it can apply for a test when educations are completed. If passed successfully a certificate of competence will be issued.
Corinne Boyer (US)
"Coming from a background in traditional witchcraft, folk magic, plant lore and trance work, I felt that even with all of the tools that I had already acquired, there was something missing. I am so glad that I followed my intuition and had the opportunity to work with Johannes. My training with him has far exceeded my expectations….
If you are called to working closely with spirits, helping others in the invisible realm, doing the practical and getting your hands dirty type of folk magic, if you enjoy being challenged and problem solving, and if you have high ethics in regards to your magical work, Johannes is a wonderful guide, mentor, teacher and resource."
Carl Nordblom (Swe)
"I started being interested in the occult in my late teens, and have been “dabbling” with ceremonial and modern types of magic since then. However, I never found a practice which really seemed to put emphasis on results, as well as being comprehensive enough to really go to the depths of things…With decades of experience and being extremely well-versed...Johannes has the ability to meet the student at their individual level and sees where their strengths are at, along with where they need more training…Each session brings about a new discovery, method or insight, which deepen and solidifies my practice of magic and spirit work in ways I previously thought were impossible."
"Due to some small but significant coincidences I found out about Johannes Gårdbäck, and I reached out to him to learn more about becoming an apprentice. From our very first session I found that I had learned more practical and useful material than from my 15+ prior years of researching on my own.
As a teacher Johannes has a keen ability to cut through to what's immediately effective...I find the training challenging in many ways, but the rewards are immense. And I value every minute of it."