Coming Home to Northern Pagan Traditions After Exploring Eastern Mysticism
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.