A year…

A year is something full of seasons, occasions, important days, moments…

Some of them, dates, days an nights are since the far away past known as those special. Connected with beings, the mighty veil, spirits running around… legends and myths, beings which can be very dangerous, so better is to know how to protect yourself. How to… be safe, or just to know…

Or… there is more.

If you are truly interested in so called Nordic Life, its ethnology, cultural anthropology… stories and fairy tales, check “the Nordic Animist Year”. Got one myself few months ago. Must admit, was not cheap but, in Danmark books are not cheap. Ever. And to be even more honest, I was expecting something better reading quality… you know, different paper, thicker spine, something looking more like a book than a brochure. Photos bigger, words, everything just differently combined.

More like a true story about a forgotten folklore of this part of Europe. But, I get it. It was a struggle to create it, it was published by author sooo… oh yes, and the author – you can see him here. You can also check his Instagram. Or read about Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen here. On his own page.

Sooo… why have I hunt for this book? Well, because it is all year round, it is not only for 2022 or 2023… it is a generic knowledge, a story about religions, heathens, about those bits, forgotten maybe or being only the reflections of its own big past but… I wanted to have it all combined. And this little book gave it to me. The rest, the research, deeper, you can do yourself.

Or just ask grandparents of you are lucky to have them.

Well…

… this is something we heathen ones like. The old bits still being seen here, in those new traditions. Is it good? Is it bad? There is no correct answer. The knowledge is power but can also be overwhelming, the most important thing is, if you have a book you have a choice… to go deeper, or just read, know an not use it. But stupidity is never a fancy things, so if you are scared that those words will change you, no worries… only if you let them. Only if you have some hunger for the past in you.

PS. Not only for animists! I should mention that first. And to be honest, I would love this book in this bigger form, with more stories, more tales, more… pictures. You know, the way the books in my Uni library. Thicker cover, less white pages… yes, I know, details, but details make a lot for me. Me a scientist and me a bibliophile. I would love it with photos from now, photos from shamanic spots you can find around Scandinavia. And northern parts of this lower Europe.

Of course…

But for now, for many of you it can be a discovery,

And maybe a deeper understanding of those remaining bits.

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