Welcome to Taivaannaula
Taivaannaula is a Finnish organization dedicated to furthering, fostering and protecting suomenusko.
Suomenusko is about our Finnish roots: traditional spirituality, culture, nature and the traditional way of life. By this we mean the old beliefs, customs and holidays, which are connected to the ancient worldview and Finnish nature.
Officially, Finland has been a Christian country for over a millennia. Yet many later beliefs, customs and attitudes towards nature reflect deeper and far older nature-based spiritual worldview. This tradition, which has its roots Uralic nature-based religions, has sometimes survived almost to the present day.
For instance, bear was still considered sacred by some people less than a hundred years ago. Old sacrificial trees and springs were visited still around 1940s. In addition, many of our annual feasts and holidays have been more about Finnish nature and traditional lifestyle than about Christian theology.
If you are interested in indigenous Finnish spirituality, folklore and culture, but can’t speak Finnish, then you might want to register to the Hiitola discussion forum. The forum is mostly in Finnish, but you can write in English too.
You can find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/suomenusko.