Iceland was one of the most magical places I've had the pleasure
to visit. . . although it was a visit involving work - Reykjavik is a place to party!
The peoples of Iceland were a little reserved at first, yet welcoming
even if they are used to their 19 hours of DARKNESS each day!
It was only late 1980 that pubs/clubs/bars etc were
made 'legal' - so the tradition of welcoming visitors with "duty free" was quite evident - it was a tradition then to be invited
to someone's home to "Top Up" before going out - this they did as the drinks were around £5 a shot even then! . . . .but back
to the reason I was there.
In the late 80s there was a huge influx of visitors to London -
and especially to 'Mysteries' where I worked for a few years, the Icelandic people seemed to be fascinated by all things esoteric,
and it was there that I was invited to Iceland to give a demonstration/lecture on The Wiccan Traditions.
Although I don't - For those living in countries where there is
abundance of sunshine and daylight to revive the soul and spirit - the people of iceland, I must say, were a little difficult
to work with - it was however a HUGE challenge to be be that missing sunshine and glow
as best as I could during the (literally) dark days I spent there.
However it was utterly fascinating to feel the darkness encompass
your being, almost just after breakfast!
The workshops went well, the reading were well received, and since
then I believe that mant places of interest with regard to matters of 'psychic' and 'esoteric' phenomenum have opened - mainly
however by proprietors from other countries.
Not a particularly fascinating story, but something I wished to