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We take what nature gives us 19.11.2019 – Finland Travel Article

We take what nature gives us 19.11.2019 Tonight we hoped for our hill top to open up the cloud, the dark sky in the early evening was searched for signs of stars breaking through. Before the moon came up the stars and the northern lights would have the cloudy sky to themselves to illuminate from above, oh how we wished for this. Meanwhile the orange glow of the birch wood fire was casting shafts of light out of the kohta…

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Lappish shamanism magic around the fire 20.11.2019 – Finland Travel Article

Lappish shamanism magic around the fire 20.11.2019 Our time at our viewing spot started with explaining how the northern lights are created along with some folk law and language of the northern lights. Now while I was talking I was watching the sky for any signs of stars or northern lights activity, as I talked the glow of the fire grew brighter through the windows of the kohta inviting us in. The food was soon warming over the fire, sausages…

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Fresh snow sparkling in our torch light 14.11.2019 – Finland Travel Article

Fresh snow sparkling in our torch light 14.11.2019 We stopped to check the sky at our usual spots, we saw stars and patches of clear sky at both of them but no signs yet of the northern lights. We climbed up to our hilltop and once we arrived to our viewing location the stars began to appear, one by one as our little hill top began to open up the cloud above us. The sky to the west also began…

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Lappish shamanism around the fire and northern lights on the way home 07.11.2019 – Finland Travel Article

Lappish shamanism around the fire and northern lights on the way home 07.11.2019 Our birch wood fire was an attraction tonight as we waited for signs of the northern lights, the moon even hiding from us. The flickering light of the fire is so perfect for story telling and the sharing knowledge of Lapland. We had fun with serving the warm drinks, quite a revelation! Then we had time to share a bit of Lappish shamanism, our futures cast it…

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