Susan van Soest
Thursday 3rd August – afternoon
Workshop: Freya, the beauty in every woman; a quest to obtain your Brisigamen
Freyja is the most beautiful Goddess of North West Europe. Her beauty runs way deeper than the surface: She is a wild woman dancing to Her own drum and She is the beauty in every woman. To this day, people are still devoted to Her. She is Goddess of the fertile land and related to the cycle of life, death and rebirth.
In this workshop we focus on Her beauty mirrored by the Brisigamen, a necklace (or girdle) she obtained by lying with four dwarfs. We start with a retelling of this story as Freyja’s initiation in the four elements – represented by the dwarfs – and becoming the Shining One. In ritual space will explore the myth by sharing and visualisation how Her journey resonates in us, both the obstacles as well as Her beauty within.
Susan van Soest is a Dutch Priestess and a university teacher trainer. She offers workshops to experience de Vrouwe – the Lady, or in old Norse, Freyja – in the land, in yourself and in a circle of people. With labyrinth, a local Maria prayer route, and archetypal myth she has found ways to create these experiences. Susan enjoys the beauty of diversity and supports people to acknowledge their qualities and face their shadow, also in her professional work.