Imelda Almqvist is a Dutch painter and international teacher of Sacred Art and Seiðr/Old Norse Traditions, the ancestral wisdom teachings of Northern Europe. She is passionate about Rites of Passage work with children, and has published four non-fiction books, including the well-loved “Natural Born Shamans" and three picture books specifically for children. She works with colleagues to bring back the concept of safely-held initiatory experiences for teens. She is a mental health advocate, viewing the current mental health crisis in young people as a “parallel pandemic,” and campaigns for children’s voices to be heard in global decision-making processes about right action in stewardship of the Earth. Imelda has presented her shamanic work with children on both The Shift Network and Sounds True and she appears in a TV program, titled Ice Age Shaman, made for the Smithsonian Museum. Imelda runs an online school called Pregnant Hag Teachings.