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Indo-European Cannabis documentary

My latest video looks at the role the Indo-Europeans played in the spread of the cannabis plant across Eurasia. I'm hoping this attracts a new audience who might get a taste for all things very IE! Lots about Iranic peoples in this one. 

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Faces of the Yamnaya film


My dear patrons I am proud to announce the new VERY INDO-EUROPEAN documentary about Yamnaya is finished. The list of sources is so long that I cannot fit it in the video description with a 5000 character limit! Therefore I have posted all that information in this blog post along with the video itself which is set to premiere in about 1/2 an hour.

I hope you all love the amazing art that all the artists contributed to make this film as good as it is. I had to keep patching the script up with new bits as more papers were published on various relevant topics like milk, horses and corded ware.

Do me a favour and share this on your social media channels. I really want it to reach the audience it deserves.

Apologies again for taking so long - there won't be such a long wait for the next one.

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Origins of Corded Ware and Beaker Folk - New Bohemian DNA paper

Sorry I forgot to post this here in advance of the stream. Hopefully you were notified via YouTube or Gab or Telegram.

I discuss the findings of the very interesting new paper on the genetic replacements of central Europe in the Neolithic and Bronze Age.

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Neolithic Iberia


My latest video looks at the megalith builders of Iberia and also at the Beaker folk who invaded their land in the chalcolithic. Please share this all over facebook as I can't do that myself anymore!

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My wife and I both just had our facebook pages deleted without warning, or reason given nor is there an option to appeal. My page built up since 2013 is also gone. The page was very helpful for me to raise awareness of my video content and was therefore part of my business.

There was nothing on there that went against their community standards. The page had no strikes at all. They have given up all pretence of reason, and are just unpersoning people without reason.

Contact Facebook UK to register a formal complaint by dialling their London telephone number 0203 386 6000 or email [email protected] to complain about what they did to me. Please also Tweet at facebook if you use that website. Gab is great but I just don't have the reach here I do on the mainstream platforms so I appreciate any help!
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Don't miss my next Jive Talk live stream AMA on Friday at 9pm BST, 4 pm ESTPatrons who don't part...

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NEW YAMNAYA FACIAL RECONSTRUCTION: Using their skulls, the latest genetic data about their phenotype, and the latest facial reconstruction techniques, the 3D artist Robert Molyneaux was able to create realistic reconstructions of Yamnaya people for a forthcoming Survive the Jive video. We are pleased to reveal the first one in the form of this infographic which shows us what a male from Bykovo cemetery on the Volga looked like. 
His features are notably robust, particularly his chin and brow but his skull is quite long, which is typical of the dolichocephalic eastern Yamnaya. We have reconstructed him with brown eyes, which is statistically likely for his people, although we don’t have his personal DNA to check what colour hair he specifically had. His skin tone is at the darker end of the European spectrum and was based on that of modern Georgian people from the North Caucasus who have a similar range of complexions as the Yamnaya.
You can see more of him and learn all about the Yamnaya when the STJ documentary is finished later this summer! In the meantime, please share this infographic all around.
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Holy holes: Passing through and looking through


Passing through rituals involving holes in stones and trees are widespread in Europe and beyond and are related to rituals that involve looking through a hole to see spirits. In this video we look at the passing through rituals associated with megalithic structures in Britain and Ireland, and the arboreal passing through rituals associated with oak and ash trees all over Europe, known as träddragning in Nordic countries. We also look at the related customs of looking through holes among the Sami and the Welsh, the Odinic ritual of looking through an arm akimbo as described in the Viking saga of King Hrólfr Kraki, and at the hagstone or adderstone tradition from Britain and the associated magical practices.


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Thomas Cormack - Elf blot
Christian Sloan Hall - Odin
Graman Folcwald - Anglo-Saxon burial
Christopher Steininger - Odin

Sources

Camden, W., ‘Britain, or, a Chorographicall Description of the most flourishing Kingdomes, England, Scotland, and Ireland’ (London: George Bishop and John Norton, 1610) Copyright 2004 by Dana F. Sutton.Sources:
Campbell, J. G., ‘Witchcraft & second sight in the Highlands & islands of Scotland’ (1902). Davies, J. C., ‘Folk-lore of West and mid-Wales’ (1911).
Evans, George E., ‘The Pattern Under the Plough’ (1966
Guðmundsson, H., ‘Handan hafsins’ Háskólaútgáfan (2012)
Hand, Wayland D. “‘Passing Through’: Folk Medical Magic and Symbolism.” Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, vol. 112, no. 6, 1968, pp. 379–402. JSTOR, jstor.org/stable/985938.
Kuusela, T., 'He met his own funeral procession': The Year walk-ritual in Swedish folk tradition. Chapter in: "Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural". Edited by Tommy Kuusela & Giuseppe Maiello. Beewolf Press 2016. Pp. 58-91.
Saxo Grammaticus. Gesta Danorum: the History of the Danes I, ed. Karsten Friis-Jensen, and trans. Peter Fisher (Oxford, 2014), book 2, ch. 7, pp. 138–39.
Marwick, E. (1975) The Stone of Odin. In Robertson, J. D. M. (1991) An Orkney Anthology: The Selected Works of Ernest Walker Marwick (Vol 1). Scottish Academic Press: Edinburgh.
McDowall, Sue ‘PASSING THROUGH & UNDER: A RITUAL HEALING IN ENGLAND’ Folklore Thursday blog
Ryan, Derek ‘Hag Stones, are they an example of authentic Irish folklore or a neo-pagan import?’ The Tipperary antiquarian blog (2019)
Rydving, Hakan. (2010). The 'Bear Ceremonial' and Bear Rituals among the Khanty and the Sami. Temenos. 46. 31-52. 10.33356/temenos.6940.

Skott, F., ‘Passing Through as Healing and Crime’ (2014).
Thoms, William J. “Divination by the Blade-Bone.” The Folk-Lore Record, vol. 1, 1878, pp. 176–179. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/1252358.


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JIVE TALK: THIS FRIDAY - Greece and Italy DNA news.


I will discuss some of the recent findings in archaeogenetics and archaeology, mainly the two DNA papers regarding Indo-European invasions of Greece and Italy.

Florian Clemente et al, The genomic history of the Aegean palatial civilizations, Cell (2021). DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2021.03.039

Saute et al, Ancient genomes reveal structural shifts after the arrival of Steppe-related ancestry in the Italian Peninsula (2021) https://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822(21)00535-2

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Podcast: Dr Mark Mirabello


I interviewed Professor Mark Mirabello on the subject of the soul, the afterlife and related beliefs in different ancient cultures and also asked him about his knowledge of the mysterious British society known as "The Odin Brotherhood."

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Wolcensmen interview


The man behind the "haaail haaiil" StJ theme tune was good enough to grace my podcast with an interview. Dan Capp of Wolcensmen discusses the pagan themes in the lyrics of some of my favourite selections from his discography in this musical podcast.

Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe to the Survive the Jive podcast on Spreaker, Apple podcasts, Spotify or whatever one you use!

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https://survivethejive.blogspot.com/2021/04/pagan-english-folk-music-with-dan-capp.html 

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Anglo-Saxon Paganism: Elves, ents, orcs


What exactly are elves in the Anglo-Saxon pagan belief system? Did Anglo-Saxon pagans believe in an afterlife and Hell? I will answer all these questions in this video which is the second part of a 2 part series - I will also show you what their pagan temple at Yeavering looked like, and explain how the elves, orcs, dwarves, land wights and ents of their belief system were all classed as demons after Christianisation.

Sources:

Abram, C. ‘In Search of Lost Time: Aldhelm and The Ruin’, Quaestio (Selected Proceedings of the Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic), vol. 1, 2000.
Dowden, Ken (2000). European Paganism: The Realities of Cult from Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Doyle, Conan. (2018). Dweorg in Old English: Aspects of Disease Terminology.
Gunnel, T., ‘How Elvish were the Elves?’ 2007.
Hall, A., 'Are there any Elves in Anglo-Saxon Place-Names?', Nomina: Journal of the Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland, 29 (2006), 61-80.
Hall, A., (2004). The Meanings of Elf, and Elves, in Medieval England. 2007.
Lund, J., "At the Water's Edge" in "Signals of Belief in Early England"
Lysaght, P. ‘the banshee: the irish supernatural death messenger’
North, R. 1997 Heathen gods in Old English literature.
Pollington, S. 2011. The Elder Gods: The Otherworld of Early England.
Price, Neil & Mortimer, Paul. (2014). An Eye for Odin? Divine Role-Playing in the Age of Sutton Hoo. European Journal of Archaeology.
Semple. S., A Fear of the Past: The Place of the Prehistoric Burial Mound in the Ideology of Middle and Later Anglo-Saxon England. (1998)

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Interview on Cosmic Keys Podcast


I was a guest on the astrology podcast Cosmic Keys where I discussed many matters relating to paganism.

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Woke activists are angry that not everyone believes in their black viking!


A skeleton found in a coffin in North Yorkshire in 1989 and labelled as SK 3379 was identified as an adult male based on shape of the skull and the pelvis. It was dated to the 10th/11th century so this is regarded as a pre-Norman conquest body. He was quite twisted, with deformity of the spine and shoulder alignment, and with two crushed vertebrae as well as evidence of joint disease in the spine. He also had five abscesses in his gap-toothed mouth. An analysis of skull morphology led researchers in 2015 to conclude that he “may have been of African or mixed ancestry and may have migrated to York or descended from those that did”

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Anglo-Saxon Paganism part 1: The Gods

Wow this took so long. More than two months of work. I hope it was worth it. It is the longest video I have made and I tried hard to make it short! It is quite dense and will hopefully serve as a resource people can go back to. The audio isn't great at times because I am currently only able to work in a caravan on a windy hill where I just cannot get good sound when it is windy (which it is up there!)

Please let me know your honest thoughts on the video.

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AMA at lunch time (UK) tomorrowI will do an hour long patron exclusive stream tomorrow in which I...

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Anglo-Saxon Pagan Temple


This is a reconstruction of building D2 at the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Yeavering. It is widely agreed to be a pagan temple or shrine room which the early English called a weoh or hearg. The building contained no evidence of human habitation at all, but did have a large pit containing sacrificial animal bones, mainly oxen skulls. There are also three post holes behind a partition wall which are thought to have been where the idols of the gods stood.

 Such temples are well attested in historical sources. Bede says that King Rædwald kept a temple with shrines to the old gods. Elsewhere Bede recounts the story of Coifi the pagan priest in Northumbria who defiled a temple, and he also says that the Christian King Earconbert of Kent destroyed many temples and idols in 640AD. A letter from Pope Gregory to Abbot Mellitus, written in 601AD, requests that the temples of the English idols are not to be destroyed, but instead only the idols destroyed and replaced with altars, holy water and relics, which means early church buildings may originally have been pagan temples. The idols were most likely made of wood and then decorated but none survive in the archaeological record, but such idols have been found in Celtic and Nordic contexts and are also attested among Slavic and Baltic pagans.

Art by Robert Molyneaux

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Jive Book Review: The Final Pagan Generation

You said you want it, so now here it is!

The Final Pagan Generation recounts the story of the lives and fortunes of the last Romans born before the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity. Edward J. Watts traces their experiences of living through the fourth century’s dramatic religious and political changes, when heated confrontations saw the Christian establishment legislate against pagan practices as mobs attacked pagan holy sites and temples. Watts examines why the "final pagan generation"—born to the old ways and the old world in which it seemed to everyone that religious practices would continue as they had for the past two thousand years—proved both unable to anticipate the changes that imperially sponsored Christianity produced and unwilling to resist them. This book is relevant today due to obvious modern parallels.
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