Dear spiritual sisters and brethren
One year after we gathered in Vilnius, we are now together in Telsiai. One year of experience, one year of searching, of comparing ideas, one year of – sometimes heavy – discussions, one year of friendship, one year of efforts to see how we could collaborate. Some persons have worked very hard to realise a dream that many of us have. Continue reading A speech by Koenraad Logghe given at the 2nd Conference of WCER, August 11, 1999
Who are you?
I was born in Iceland, in 1940. /…/ By the time I was seventeen, I was speculating on Asatro, or I decided when I was seventeen that I was Asatrua. This had just haunted me all my life. I just wanted to be Asatrua. I haven’t the fainted idea why, because both my parents, my grandparents and my great-grandmother – they all looked at themselves as Christians. Continue reading Interview with Jormundur Ingi by Denis Dornoy March 7, 1999, Antwerpen, Belgium
Paganism or the rediscovery of Identity by Jormundur Ingi, Allherjarsgodi of the Asatru Felagidh, Iceland presented at Pagan Conference in Antverpen, March 7th, 1999
We do not recreate, we rediscover. If we are going to help or support others, we have to start with ourselves. How well have we managed to recreate or rebuild our old ways and customs, this is of course something everybody must answer for him- or her-self. How can we recreate something as fundamental as religion and the customs of our ancestors. Continue reading Paganism or the rediscovery of Identity by Jormundur Ingi, at Pagan Conference in Antverpen, March 7th, 1999
August 25, 1998, Kyiv Ukraine
Dear friends and brothers and sisters of the Ukrainian Native Faith, Dear Ukrainians, confessors of all different confessions, we are on the threshold of the Third millennium. Nowadays humanity begins to realize the importance of the renewal of its spiritual values which have been lost during the millennia. Continue reading Ukrainian Declaration
From the journal “SCROLL OF OPLONTIS”, 1991.
Author: Jonas Trinkunas (Lithuania)
Raza Festival, held at the summer solstice in 1998 in Vilnius, the meeting witnessed a large group of representatives of the pre-Christian or pagan faiths of Europe, USA and India. Such groups exist to Svema the world, including most of Europe. Their isolation had come to an end, and nastoalo time to exchange ideas and to overcome common obstacles. Continue reading The first congress WCER Vilnius, report by Jonas Trinkunas, Lithuania, June 1998
The 1998 WCER Congress (21st – 23rd June 1998)
Report by Audrius Dundzila, Ph.D.
The World Pagan Congress was held 20-25 June 1998 in Lithuania. Lithuania was selected to host the Congress because it was the last Pagan country in Europe. Although the country was officially Christianized in 1387-1410, the last Pagan temple in its capital city Vilnius was closed around 1790. Continue reading The 1998 WCER Congress, Report by Audrius Dundzila