Powerful Civic Ancestor Work

I have rarely been so powerfully moved as I was when reading about this. A second article is here. This is some of the most powerful [civic] ancestor work that I have encountered. All over Russia, volunteers go out with metal detectors and equipment, on their own time and dime, to find the remains of soldiers MIA across the battlefields of WWII. One of the volunteers says about her work:

“They are still lying where they fell. The soldiers are waiting for us – waiting for the chance to finally go home.”

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on November 15, 2014, in Ancestor Work and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I think I remember you writing about this a while back as well…this is amazing.

    Not remotely the same thing, but it might be of some interest as well, mainly for the records of WWI veterans that resulted from it:

    http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/Monica-Roberts—an-alternative-Irish-WWI-heroine-.html#

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