What is Stav?
Stav is the family wisdom tradition, based upon knowledge of the runes, of the Hfskojld family. They lived in a remote part of Norway and built the tradition over fifteen hundred years.
Stav teachers can trace their teacher’s lineage back to Ivar Hfskojld. I was taught by Master Shaun Brass-field Thorpe, who was taught by Ivar.
These are my thoughts on Stav, and I was (obviously) very influenced by Shaun. I am not holding this up to "be" the truth about Stav, rather this is my truth about Stav.
A living tradition that has changed my life, and continues to be the foundation of everything I do.
But what is Stav?
I think of Stav as a multi-disciplined wisdom tradition, based upon the 16 runes of the younger futhark.
It can include;
Stances (yogic type exercises)
Rune law and mythology.
Rune reading & shamanic practices.
Energy, herb & physical healing practices.
A psychological system to aid better understanding of yourself and others.
A wheel of the year festival, helping you to live in tune with your surroundings.
Animal & pant spirit wisdom.
A wealth of practical knowledge, for crafts & life skills.