The old tradition is not a secret order, she had no hierarchy, no leaders with extravagant titles, as in many modern Asatru organizations in Norway and other countries. We also do not need the clergy, ptomu that it is contrary to our traditions. The old tradition is not a re-creation as claimed by many, it has survived, thanks to popular belief, traditions and myths, having existed for thousands of years without the religious leaders and hierarchy.
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