TOWARD THE SUN
After a two-month long journey which began around Easter (Ostara), we have returned to Finland, our home in the North.
On our pilgrimage of our spiritual homeland, Europa, we visited a multitude of holy places and special sites in Sweden, Denmark, Germany and France. These sites are, in our view, beacons of spirit and beauty in a soulless, crass age. They stand like monoliths against time, which by their majesty preserve something of the nobility of a timeless truth. We were exposed to local pagan traditions thought long-forgotten, and explored various esoteric and exoteric strands of history, lore and knowledge connected to these sites. If one is seeking a deeper sense of connection, one needs only to look at the sun and soil which one is springing from: the mythic wells and fountains of ancestral wisdom and memory are right here in Europe, and even if shrouded, they run deep and strong. Indeed, there seems to be a hidden sun radiating at the heart of these lands, shining its light on seekers such as ourselves, whom are legion.
These travels, as well as many already undertaken and more yet to come, will form the book we have now began working on. It will feature the highly aesthetic and artistic photography by my wife and companion Justine Cederberg, and english-language words by myself. We are currently interested in making connections with interested publishers.
As the Sun reaches its apex, we reunite with our tribe and light our Midsummer Fire, whose flame we carry within us as the Sun starts its descent toward darkness again. It reminds us that we cannot fixate on one point only - the light - but that we need to welcome and understand all that makes up the whole.
We wish to give a great "Thank You" to all old and new friends we crossed paths with, everyone who opened their homes to us and who gave us help and hospitality along the way. Our horn is truly one of plenty, having shared libations with so many kindred spirits.