By Hallfridur J. Ragnheidardottir
Quest for the Mead of Poetry
is a translation and interpretation of 7 Icelandic stories. In look for the which means of a dream during which she used to be given a silver necklace by means of a poet, the writer occurred upon the main to hidden layers of her ancestral background.
That key used to be Brísingamen, a mythical necklace that belonged to Freyja, goddess of affection and fertility. Freyja’s necklace, she came across, conceals in its identify the union of the solar and the Moon as obvious in an eclipse, her purple embers bleeding from lower than his coal black disk in a flaming necklace. It was once a revelation that led her to appreciate that the tabooed menstrual movement of her ancestresses discovered expression in symbolic language.
“Only Hallfridur J. Ragnheidardottir along with her knowledge, intelligence, wisdom and poetic abilities may perhaps create a readable and exciting examine menstruation as with regards to Icelandic Fairy stories. Quest for the Mead of Poetry: Menstrual Symbolism in Icelandic people and Fairy Tales is a striking accomplishment. It adeptly weaves own desires, tarot, Jungian psychology (archetypes, symbolism, dream interpretation), and mythology, in addition to her grown-up intimate institutions to her formative years stories of fairy stories and to the telling of the collective event of menstruation. Ragnheidardottir stocks her own tale of being attracted to the subject in a strong dream, in addition to the global view of woman's fertility as obvious in Icelandic folks and fairy stories. it is a major paintings that opens new methods of taking a look at girls and their fertile roles in lifestyles whereas deepening our knowing of ourselves and of human nature in general.”
-Justina Lasley, MA, founder and director of the Institute for Dream reviews, writer of Wake as much as Your goals: rework Your Relationships, occupation, and overall healthiness when you Sleep
-Justina Lasley, MA, founder and director of the Institute for Dream stories, writer of Wake as much as Your goals: rework Your Relationships, occupation, and overall healthiness when you Sleep
“Quest for the Mead of Poetry: Menstrual Symbolism in Icelandic people and Fairy Tales joins the canon of works through writers reminiscent of the Brothers Grimm and Bruno Bettelheim in untangling the key value of folklore and fairy stories. Its concentrate on the critical but frequently neglected portion of menstrual which means in the tales is very worthy. each tradition has its personal exact method of examining the mysteries of the menstrual cycle, yet few writers have taken up the duty of deciphering the nuances concerned. Ragnheidardottir has performed so with insight.”
-David Linton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Marymount big apple university, member of the Board of the Society for Menstrual Cycle examine (SMCR) and editor of its publication, "The Periodical”
“With intelligence, perception, scholarship, and fervour, Hallfridur J. Ragnheidardottir is going deeply right into a topic that—amazingly—has by no means been explored. through targeting her local Iceland's specific culture of fairy tales—many of to be able to be regularly occurring via their opposite numbers in Grimms' and elsewhere—she either sharpens her insights and permits her personal existence historical past to notify her arguments. Quest for The Mead of Poetry is a important, even very important paintings of scholarship and proposal. it's also a real satisfaction to read.”
Hallfridur J. Ragnheidardottir is a poet and a dreamworker with M.A. in Icelandic literature. In her master's thesis she explored her mythological history throughout the lens of Jungian psychology. It was once the start of an adventurous trip looking for her personal song. during this ebook, she supplies voice to her ardour for delusion, desires, tarot and poetry. From 1970 her existence has been divided among ny and Reykjavik, the place she and her husband have now settled. Their son, daughter-in-law and grandsons stay in big apple, holding alive the relationship among the 2 towns.