Song of the Woods


Sharing songs and stories at the 2018 Shine Sister Women's Festival at Mundekulla Retreat Center.
Photo: Tanja Muratova

The story of The Woodswomen tells of a time long ago when women could be seen in the woods. The woodswomen were guardians of the woods and keepers of the woodland lore. In their keeping was the very heart of the woods and in order to protect and preserve it, they had to keep it drumming by the singing of its songs, the telling of its stories and the remembering of its ancient medicine.
The woodland lore was once common knowledge, known and respected by all. Following in the footsteps of the woodswomen, the people learnt from an early age how to walk in tune with the heart of the woods. The people were friends of the woods and the woodswomen gladly shared their knowledge with them. In return, the people helped the woodswomen preserve the woodland lore by the singing of its songs and telling of its stories, and not only did they help preserve it, they brought it to life by the spirit of their own songs. By the love of the people, the woods thrived as never before. 
Do you remember the songs we once sang together with the woodswomen? 
Come, let us remember together. Let us sing the Song of the Woods and let it be heard far and wide throughout the woods of the world. 



Song of the Woods
The time has come to sing the song, the song of the woods (x2)
The song we once sang, the song we once sang,
the song we once sang, with love for the woods.



Skogens Sång (Swedish)
Vi minns den sången, skogens egen sång (x2)
Den sången som vi sjöng, sången som vi sjöng,
sången som vi sjöng, med skogen.


Photo by Tanja Muratova

On Sunday the 24th of March I will hold a Song of the Woods (Skogens Sång) workshop in Järna, Sweden. Welcome to a healing journey into the heart of the woods where I will guide you with a gentle weaving of singing, drumming and storytelling to connect with your roots and experience nature with all of your senses. Learn more about the workshop here (in Swedish) or, for information in English, contact me by email at sagoheim@gmail.com
I will also hold a story walk in the woods on Sunday the 14th of April (in Swedish) in Järna, Sweden. Learn more here.
Read or listen to the full story of The Woodswomen here




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