Posts Tagged ‘Finland’

Tree Beings, New Age Bodies, and Censored Folklore

Here is the table of contents of the latest Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics ( vol. 7, no. 1 ), published in Finland, “a multidisciplinary forum for scholars. Addressed to an international scholarly audience, JEF is open to contributions from researchers all over the world. JEF publishes articles in the research areas of ethnology, folkloristics, […]

Sky Full of Saucers

I watched Iron Sky last night — and then this: Must be a meme here somewhere. You can crowd-fund the sequel to Iron Sky.  This is all part of my appreciation of homegrown Finnish films — they are rare exports.

A Survey of Finnish Pagans

For residents of that country — take it here.

The Geography of Metal

Metal bands expressed in terms of population, from Steve Sailer. Related: the article in Witches & Pagans on “Viking Chick Kaboom,” in  which Madder Mortem  and Nightwish, among others, figure prominently.

Gallimaufry with Bones

• I like animal skulls—I have a wall of them. At Crooked & Hidden Bones, read about the revival of a technique for “reddening the bones.” Talk about going back  to very old ways of treating special or sacred bones. This is what the family did with your great x 150 grandfather. • Here is […]

Quick Review: ‘Pagan Metal’

M. and I watched Pagan Metal: A Documentary (dir. Bill Zebub, 2009) Saturday night. It was flaccid. We gave up on it midway through. (Netflix has it.) What we saw was primarily rambling interviews with members of three bands: Alan Averill of Primordial (Ireland), and musicians from Korpiklaani and Finntroll, both Finnish groups. From these […]