The art of tying Wind Knots dates back to the thirteenth century and is attributed to the wizards of Lapland, the witches of Shetland, and the Isle of Man. To ensure that winds would blow in their favor, sailors would visit wind witches who would sell them a strand of wind knots. These potent charms were used to call upon the wind for guidance. In this workshop, you will be given the tools and techniques to make your own strand of magical knowledge.
Renee Baribeau is The Practical Shaman, a Wind Whistler, and Award Winning, Best-selling Hay House Author of, Winds of Spirit, and creator of the Facebook Wind Clan group. Renee is the “go-to” Soul Coach for innovative change-makers and a dynamic spiritual keynote speaker. In this talk and ceremony, you will be introduced to Wind Knots.
What You’ll Receive
- Wind Invocation for Calling the Winds into Ceremony
- Video and Audio History of Wind Knots
- Step by Step “How To” use this ancient shamanic tool
- Worksheets to support your continued practice
These potent charms were used to call upon the wind for guidance. Magicians gathered winds on mountains tops, enclosing varying intensities into knots. During an expedition, a sea captain would untie a single knot to call up a gentle breeze, two for a half of gale, and three knots to summon a storm. New England sailors had a similar practice; silver pence were tossed overboard to regulate winds.
Much like ourselves in today’s world, sailors were not always adept at calling up the perfect wind to suit every situation; sometimes tossing in too much silver, and raising storms that caused their boats to capsize at sea.
[clickToTweet tweet=”For eons, humans have attempted to control nature. Wind Magic was used to manage intensity” quote=”For eons, humans have attempted to control nature.”] In Greenland women were believed to be capable of raising storms after childbirth. They would step outside, gathering air into their lungs and step inside to release it into their home. Ulysses received his winds in a leathern bag from Aeolus, King of the Winds.
Working with Wind Knots.
Learn how to use wind knots to harness emotions, and to create sacred containers of energy. As you become proficient at knot making you will learn how to use wind knots to harness your thoughts, emotions, physical objects and how to create a sacred container in which to build energy.
Tools: A piece of rope or chord and Wind of varying degrees.
This is best done on the top of a hill or mountain, although it can be done almost anywhere outside on a breezy day. You can work in a group, but your knots should not be in plain sight of other people so that you are able to focus intently on your knots. There is an unspoken law of attraction that states that when we make a wish or prayer we should offer it up to the wind in a sincere manner and expect our prayers to be answered. The same goes for your wind knots. In the old times, knot makers would protect their knots by covering them with their hand, as if he was a storyteller sheltering his flame from the wind.