This blog is living project, way to connect and learn. This is also my personal tool to translate Finnish knowledge to English. I did travel to Canada in spring 2013 to meet people with Finnish heritage, also to make presentations of Finno-Ugric shamanism and Finnish old folk beliefs. After that I have returned to Canada and also traveled to Italy and UK to hold workshops and talk about our traditions. I need tell that norther knowledge to those how want to know about it.
Currently I am a student in Folklore Studies at the University of East- Finland specialising in the study of folk healers in Finland. One of my interests of study is folk metal lyrics, tradition, mythology and the worldview behind them in Finnish folklore.
Today Finno-Ugric shamanism revives many ancient and largely forgotten or hidden practices. As our modern culture is changing, more and more seekers are discovering the ancient spirituality and are remembering and reclaiming the remaining wisdoms.
We need each other, to become together again. We need share the knowledge to our children, to our young generation, to those who want to hear. These old ways are for everybody, no matter where you are born, what is your gender or religion.
Trees are for you, stones are for you, and so is the water, sun, sky and wind.
This is what I want to talk about.


2 Responses to About

  1. ramblingtart says:

    I am so happy to have found your blog, Dalva. I’ve been researching Finnish shamanism for several months now, and your blog is the most informative and beautifully presented. Thank you for the work you put into it. 🙂

  2. I came across your conversation with Algonquin elder, Albert Dumont on YouTube and was extremely grateful. Being born in the United States to parents of mixed ancestry, primarily Finnish and with no spiritual direction and the only tradition I learned was Sauna, I spent most of my life lost. When I found Native Americans open to sharing their teachings with me I felt I had come home. It all made perfect sense to me and as I continued too learn and follow the Red Road I tried to learn more of my Finnish Heritage pre-Christianity. I found very little information yet what I did find was that it was very similar to the Native path.
    Now I am completing my first year of Shaman training which has brought many things full circle. Some of those things are from Native Teachings, some from the Shaman studies and some I just did intuitively. For example, on the property I bought there are five birch trees all growing from one stump. My intuition and/or ancient knowledge has lead me to know these trees as sacred. More so than any and all trees being sacred. I feel they are a portal and the connection to my Finnish ancestry. I am looking forward to working with them more.
    I am trusting that our paths will cross at some time in the future.
    Four Winds,
    Laughing Gull (Laurie)

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