Blue skies and a light breeze welcome us to Hemslingen in Lower Saxony today. A perfect setting. We are celebrating a pagan rebirth festival today at Jeannette and Heino’s ranch near Rotenburg/Wümme.
After all the guests have taken their places, Jeannette is symbolically buried. This allows her to cast off all bad experiences and characteristics and gives her the opportunity for a new beginning. During the ceremony, the eternal cycle of life is told: a perpetual being, becoming, passing away and being reborn.
Jeannette’s closest friends and confidants then give her good wishes and words of love on her new path in life. At the end of the ceremony, she is escorted out of the circle by her beloved, so that he may continue to stand by her side.
To medieval sounds Jeannette and her guests are asked to dance. Everyone is enthusiastic and Jeannette’s birthday is duly celebrated.
Later, as the night sky rises above our heads, the torches of everyone present light up the place. The magic of the flames is felt immediately as Jeannette and her husband Heino light the fire. That is why a flame celebration is always a very special moment.
In the glow of the crackling fire, Heino’s sword is given the name Naegly and the gifts of our sixteen Valkyries to serve its owner in all circumstances.
After many poignant and heartfelt moments, we say goodbye to Jeannette and Heino. We thank you for the wonderful day at your Double H Ranch. May our Gods always be on your side!