AKI CEDERBERG

Aki Cederberg on Helsinkiläinen kirjailija, muusikko ja elokuvantekijä. Cederbergin suvussa on merimiehiä, pappeja ja lääkäreitä, mistä ehkä juontuu hänen vaellusviettinsä ja monet hänen mielenkiinnon kohteistaan, joiden jäljillä hän on matkustanut laajasti. Cederberg on kirjoittanut kirjan Pyhiinvaellus: Matkalla Intiassa ja Nepalissa (Salakirjat 2013) ja hänen kirjoituksiaan on julkaistu mm. The Fenris Wolf kirja-antologioissa, sekä muissa julkaisuissa ja lehdissä. Hän on ollut osana yhtyeitä joiden kanssa hän on julkaissut levyjä, järjestänyt näyttelyitä ja esiintynyt eri maissa. Hänen osana Halo Manash yhtyettä tekemänsä elokuva Taiwaskivi on julkaistu DVD-kokoelmalla "Back to Human Nature" Njuta Films toimesta. Cederberg on myös osa Radio Wyrd podcastia. Cederbergillä on kulttuurialan tutkinto ja hän työskentelee kirjoittamisen ja elokuvatuotannon parissa. Hän asuu Helsingissä ja harrastaa nyrkkeilyä. 

Tämä sivusto kokoaa yhteen Cederbergin kirjoitukset, matkat sekä meneillään olevat työt.

Aki Cederberg is a writer, musician and filmmaker from Helsinki, Finland. Coming from a hereditary line of seamen, priests and doctors, his disposition and many of his interests and passions can perhaps be derived from these ancestral streaks. Relating to his engagement with various esoteric traditions and realms of knowledge and culture of which he has sought first-hand experience, as well as his interest in sites of mythological or historical significance both ancient and modern, he has travelled extensively. Cederberg has written a book published in finnish language titled Pyhiinvaellus ("Pilgrimage", Salakirjat 2013), as well as contributed to The Fenris Wolf book anthologies and several other publications. He has been part of several musical groups, with whom he has released albums and films, as well as conducted exhibitions and tours both in his homeland and abroad. The film Taiwaskivi, made as part of Halo Manash, was released on the DVD-collection ”Back to Human Nature!” (Njuta Films). Cederberg is also a part of the Radio Wyrd  podcast. He has a Bachelor of Culture and Arts (directing and scriptwriting) and currently works in writing and film production. He lives in Helsinki, and enjoys boxing.

This website functions as a resource on his writings, travels and current works.

 

ULTRACULTURE with Jason Louv

I was recently on Jason Louv's Ultraculture podcast and the episode is now up and can be listened to and downloaded here: https://ultraculture.org/blog/2018/06/08/aki-cederberg/
or by clicking the image below:

Almost a decade ago, Louv published a book titled the ULTRACULTURE JOURNAL, the contents of which had some overlap to the experiences I had in India, and themes partially similar to those of my book JOURNEYS IN THE KALI YUGA. For instance, in his book there is a long article dealing with Mahendranath, and a story told in the book is similar to one I heard first-hand in India, which I retell in my own book (quoted below):

"One of the great Naths was a Westerner, Shri Gurudev Mahendranath (1911–1991), who originally got the advice to delve into the Indian esoteric tradition from Aleister Crowley himself. Rampuri once told me a story of his meeting with Mahendranath, or Dadaji as he was called by the locals. They had sat at his dhuni, and Dadaji had offered to give Rampuri his maha mantra, his great mantra, and Rampuri had of course accepted. Dadaji had come closer and solemnly whispered the mantra in Rampuri’s ear: “Fuck ’em all.”

The podcast opens with a new ALLERSEELEN track, Der Nordische Ring des Wissenden, with vocals by me, from the upcoming album Chairete Daimones (to be available via Aorta mailorder).

RED ICE TV

New interview at Red Ice TV: 

Coming Home to Northern Pagan Traditions After Exploring Eastern Mysticism - Aki Cederberg

"Aki Cederberg is a writer, traveler, musician, and filmmaker who gives talks and lectures on esoteric subjects. He has written for several publications including The Fenris Wolf book series. He is the author of Journeys in the Kali Yuga: A Pilgrimage from Esoteric India to Pagan Europe. Aki is a member of several Finnish musical groups and is a contributor to the Radio Wyrd podcast. He lives in Helsinki, Finland.

Aki joins us for a wide-ranging esoteric discussion about the northern European spiritual tradition and his revelatory journeys throughout India. Aki recounts that he reconnected with his own northern European tribal roots in Finland by observing the religious and spiritual practices of Hinduism. Aki likens his wanderings to the journey of the shaman, Odin, and other archetypal seekers of knowledge. Henrik and Aki emphasize the need for a revisiting of our own native European traditions and customs to rediscover our own latent spirituality. Aki describes Journeys in the Kali Yuga as a book about the spiritual crisis of Western man as well as a literal and metaphysical homecoming. In the members’ part, we focus on the Norse tradition and the folk beliefs of Northern Europe. Henrik and Aki address the unique demonization of northern European paganism that has served to sever our roots. We discuss the recent vilification of the Norwegian ski team for their use of ancient runes; and the pessimistic reduction of pagan beliefs by the contemporary Left. "

WHITLEY STRIEBER'S DREAMLAND & OCCULT OF PERSONALITY

I had an in-depth conversation recently with Greg Kaminsky and Rudolf from the OCCULT OF PERSONALITY podcast. You can listen to the first hour for free on their website, on iTunes, or via the YouTube link below; for the second hour, you should consider joining the membership section at https://chamberofreflection.com

Description: 

"Aki Cederberg, author of Journeys in the Kali Yuga: A Pilgrimage from Esoteric India to Pagan Europe, published by Inner Traditions, is our guest in podcast episode 188.

I enjoyed Journeys in the Kali Yuga tremendously. In addition to feeling as though I was accompanying the author on his travels and gaining insights along the way, his razor-like commentary on the differences between modern society and esoteric spiritual tradition are both startling and welcome. Many of the conclusions Aki draws from his experiences echo my own and reinforce to me the importance of authentic tradition and veneration of lineages that produce realized beings. Additionally, the way in which Cederberg is using the wisdom he’s gained to delve deeper into his own pagan tradition is inspiring. A movement from modernism to a futurism informed by authentic traditional ways is a welcome shift from New Age spirituality. 

In the Chamber of Reflection, Aki Cederberg, Rudolf, and I continue the interview. Aki describes the spiritual desolation of modern secular society and his hopes to inspire those looking to reawaken ancestral spiritual legacy. He also stresses that pilgrimage is not complete without homecoming. Join us for that inspired conversation!"

I also had a good conversation with Whitley Stireber on his show DREAMLAND. Again, the first part is free, but for the second part you need to sign up for membership. Description:

"Come on a journey of discovery with a true pilgrim who crossed India and Nepal in search of his own soul and meaning, then returned to Europe where he found powerful connections between the gods of India and the gods of Northern Europe.

Aki Cederberg is a pilgrim in the deepest sense of that word, willing to give up everything for his quest, and to go wherever it takes him, even when that means facing death.

In this powerful edition of Dreamland, Aki takes us on his journey with him, describing what he found in ritual and in connection to hidden masters of the sacred.

Only on Dreamland will you hear a story like this, moderated by a host as knowledgeable as Whitley Strieber. "

AEON BYTE GNOSTIC RADIO & STIRRING THE CAULDRON

I had a great conversation with Miguel Conner on his Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio, which resulted in an episode titled Gnosis of the East, Ragnarök and the Kali Yuga. You can listen to it via the link below, or on iTunes, or the website of the radio show. This is a partial show; to listen to the second half of the interview, you should become a member at thegodabovegod.com

Below is the presentation of the show:

"We gain deep esoteric secrets from one man’s journey to discover authentic and unbroken magical traditions in the East. In a beautifully evocative account, we find ancient Gnosis through his eyes, from forbidden sexual rites to Dionysian religious festivals, from entering the black womb of the goddess Kali to experiencing the Abraxas-like countenance of Shiva himself. Even more, this odyssey brought new awakenings in the West and a return to pagan roots — with an ultimate encounter with forgotten Scandinavian gods ushering Ragnarok (which eerily relates to the dusk of the Kali Yuga). In the end, all these revelations point to how the Gnostic attitude on the cosmos is close to right, as well as the inner nature of all gods."

I also was a guest of Marla Brooks show Stirring the Cauldron. You listen to it on Youtube via the link below. Here is the description of the show: 

"It is believed that human civilization degenerates spiritually during the Kali Yuga, which is referred to as the Dark Age because in it people are as far away as possible from God. And in his new book, Journeys in the Kali Yuga, Aki Cederberg traveled extensively to places like Nepal, the Himalayas and throughout India immersed himself in a wide variety of Indian culture and practice. The odyssey was both amazingly difficult and spiritually enlightening, and the book is not one that the reader can easily put down. After all his journeys far and wide, the circle has closed and Aki's dreams and travels lead his restless spirit back to his ancestral home where he can take the authentic and unbroken magical traditions from the East and reawaken them in the West."

PHALANX INTERVIEW

Angel Millar of Phalanx (phalx.com) recently did an interview with me on the subject of my new book JOURNEYS IN THE KALI YUGA. The podcast-interview has now been released - follow link here or see link below. I encourage everyone to not just listen to the interview, but also explore the Phalanx website, which is full of interesting content.

I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.
H.H.
Olen ollut ja olen edelleen etsijä, mutta olen lakannut kysymästä tähdiltä ja kirjoilta; olen alkanut kuunnella opetusta, jota vereni minulle kuiskii.