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Obsessed with this song: Raven brings runes

The Nordic Animism channel (which you should definitely follow!) released a music video on Sunday. Raven brings runes is the result of the collaborations between different artists and speaks of the connection between humans and humanity and nature. Such an important message in our time:

Trans Day of Rememberance 2022

**Content warning: mentions of suicide, murder, transphobia** Today is Trans Day of Rememberance. I thougth I’d write something, maybe a poem to honour the trans people who have lost their lives to murder or suicide. But I could find no words. When I go through the list of those whom the world has lost (thatFortsätt läsa ”Trans Day of Rememberance 2022”

What is capitalism, really?

What is capitalism, exactly? Some say that it simply means a market-based economy and the terms free market and capitalism are often used interchangeably. But markets existed long before capitalism did and the modern so-called ”free market” isn’t exactly free, especially for the lower classes. The basic definition of capitalism is a system with privateFortsätt läsa ”What is capitalism, really?”

Celebrating 6 years on testosterone

A couple days ago, I celebrated six years since the beginning of my physical transition. A lot of things have changed since 2016. Not only in terms of how my body has ever increasingly felt more like my own, but also in how the world is treating trans people. Cis society has long looked downFortsätt läsa ”Celebrating 6 years on testosterone”

Why do nazis love wearing Thor’s hammer?

It recently came out that yet another politician from the far-right Sweden Democrats has ties to a neo-nazi group. This time it was Rebecca Ädel, an elected official from Nynäshamn, who was revealed to have been active in the Nordic Resistance Movement. Not only that, but she was a columnist on their website. While IFortsätt läsa ”Why do nazis love wearing Thor’s hammer?”

I tried making pumpkin spice ice chocolate

If there is one type of confectionary I’m obsessed with, it’s ice chocolate. The basic recipe is incredibly simple: melt together equals amount in grams of coconut oil and dark chocolate. It’s one of the first recipes many children learn in Germany and Sweden, where the treat is the most popular. The recipe is alsoFortsätt läsa ”I tried making pumpkin spice ice chocolate”

How to make your own pumpkin spice

I’m going to try a new recipe tomorrow and I needed some pumpkin spice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any anywhere. So, I looked online for a way to make my own. Fun fact I learned: there is actually no pumpkin in pumpkin spice. It’s just call that because it’s made of the spices that typicallyFortsätt läsa ”How to make your own pumpkin spice”

Knowing Freya. Part 13: Freya and modern Heathens

The world of today is incredibly different to what it was when the worship of the Norse Deities was the main religion in Iceland and Scandinavia. The culture, the language, the values and technology have changed to the point that a Viking Age heathen would feel utterly lost if they somehow found themselves in ourFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 13: Freya and modern Heathens”

Already October

Month of rain, wind and gray skies. Also month of breast cancer awareness. Johanna in Brunnsparken is wearing a pink ribbon to remind us. Learn more about breast cancer and its symptoms here.

Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck

One of the most difficult things for many westerners to understand about Hinduism is its relation to and worship of images. Because we grow up under monotheist and Abrahamic hegemony, we are often influenced – whether or not we are actually religious – by its views. And in the Abrahamic traditions, the worship of imagesFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck”