The duty to remember

Recent surveys about how first time voters voted in the elections show something alarming: more than half of them chose far-right or far-right adjacent parties. Contrary to the stereotypes, it seems the new generation is a lot more conservative and close-minded than older generations. I’ve been asking myself: how come? Did they learn nothing fromFortsätt läsa ”The duty to remember”

A monastery in rural France

I am currently in France to visit family and today we were in one of the most beautiful parts of the country: Auvergne. We were there to visit my dear grandfather’s grave and on the way back, we stopped by a well-known monastery in the region: the Notre-Dame-de-l’Hermitage nunnery and sanctuary. Here are some photos:Fortsätt läsa ”A monastery in rural France”

Greek Deities in Gothenburg

Here’s a little fun fact: there are along the main avenue of the Swedish city of Gothenburg several representations of Hellenic Deities. But most famous is of course the fountain of Poseidon:

The need for trans separatistic spiritual spaces

TW: transphobia, transmisogyny, castration I’ve been thinking a lot about the galli lately. Partly because I’ve read this book about the Mother Goddess Cybele and partly because I’ve had a few run-ins with transphobes in Pagan spaces. The galli, if you’ve never heard of them, were a class of priest/priestesses who worshipped Cybele. They wereFortsätt läsa ”The need for trans separatistic spiritual spaces”

Knowing Freya. Part 9: Brisingamen

The Norse Powers and Deities are described has having a number of fascinating objects. Odin has a magic spear that never misses. Frey has a sword that fights on its own. And who can forget Mjölnir, Thor’s mighty hammer which both crushes Jötunn skulls and blesses weddings? But few objects in Norse lore are quiteFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 9: Brisingamen”

This Pride Month, remember those who fought for your rights

It’s finally Pride Month! For those of us lucky enough to live in a place where we are allowed to openly be ourselves, this mean we’ll get to party, parade and celebrate. And that’s awesome. But we cannot forget all the millions of people worldwide who are still living under violent cishet oppression. So, soFortsätt läsa ”This Pride Month, remember those who fought for your rights”

Wanna see something cool?

In the Stampen neighbourhood of Gothenburg, there is a square called Odinsplatsen (Odin’s place). It connects several streets, among them Odinsgatan (Odin’s street), Friggagatan and Baldersgatan. You can see a theme here. On the roundabout in the middle of Odinsplatsen, you can find some interesting things, like a large fountain and a fastfood joint withFortsätt läsa ”Wanna see something cool?”

Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals

The old Norse religion, as well as much of modern Heathenry, could be quite accurately described as shamanistic. As such, it shares many components that are common in shamanistic spirituality. One of these is the belief in guiding animal spirits and power animals. The fylja, for example, is a personal guiding spirit which takes theFortsätt läsa ”Knowing Freya. Part 6: Animals”

I am obsessed: ‘Brunhild’ by Saltatio Mortis

Lately, I’ve been listening to a lot of Pagan and Pagan themed metal. Old and newer favourites like Amon Amarth, Brothers of Metal and Eluveitie have dominated my playlist. I also just recently discovered the German medieval metal band Saltation Mortis. They have so many awesome songs, many which have Germanic Pagan themes. Of them,Fortsätt läsa ”I am obsessed: ‘Brunhild’ by Saltatio Mortis”

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