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*LIVE REMOTE ONLINE OFFERING* SEASONAL ANIMISM
May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm$45.00
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The lecture will focus on the turning of the year, how people participate in the natural transformations of the land through euro-traditional animism. Traditional holidays are really points in those lines of transformation, transformation of light through the cycles of the moon and the sun. The changing of the seasons, and transformation of crops and lifestock, which through their lifecycles become staple food, meat, milk, bread, and sacred essences such as alcohol. The lecture will look at some of those animist Ritual technologies through which people have participated in these transformations, masking, offering, sacrifice and handling of fire.
Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen is a Ph.D in History of Religions. He has researched how Afro Brazilian orisha religion succeeds in maintaining animist reality in the modern world. He has lived in a number of countries in Europe, Africa North- and South America. His present work focuses on reading North European cultural history from the perspective of rejected animist knowledge and practice. The objective is to recover Euro-traditional forms of land-connectedness, ecological knowledge and kinship with the greater community of beings.