By Dr Frank Malone
Recently I was in Norway to present at the International Association for the Psychology of Religion. I was delighted to discover that Norway has stone circles! My conference was near a ring of 12 stones (named Tolvesteinringen) on the eastern shores of Lake Mjølsa. The circle is located on an easy 2 km walk north of the small town of Moelv, in Hedmark County.
Beautifully preserved, it is 25 meters in diameter. Not much is known about the circle other than it dates to the Iron Age (2000-2500 years ago). Archaeologists did find a skeleton buried in the centre. After my wife and daughter took their snaps, they headed back to town while I felt drawn to spend more time with the stones.
OBOD and Shamanic training are excellent for knowing on how to approach a site like this. I thus knew how to address the spirits of place, and each of the stones. I spent 2 hours there. I ended my time with a 20-minute breath meditation before heading back to my family. I left feeling deeply relaxed and blessed to have had such an encounter.