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The Crow’s Nest ~ Ian Mackenzie speaks with Stephen Jenkinson & Rune Hjarnø

August 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

​Join this LIVE Conversation here AUGUST 30th (1pm PDT​/ 4pm EST/10pm in Denmark/ 8pm in Melbourne (Aug 29))

You’re invited to join us this Wed, Aug 30 for a special edition of The Crow’s Nest.

At 1pm Pacific, host Ian MacKenzie will weave a conversation with culture activist Stephen Jenkinson and Nordic animist scholar Rune Hjarno.

You will have the opportunity to join us LIVE and ask your questions.

The recording will be available immediately on Youtube and all major podcast platforms soon after.

The Crow’s Nest is a podcast series with Ian MacKenzie and special guests.

Topics Might Include:

– an elaboration on the consequences of Europe’s conversion to Christianity
– Animism in relation to Death, perhaps relating that to contemporary experience of individuality/personhood that makes death particularly difficult today and recovering traditional north European ways of knowing and being.
– and more.


Learn about the guests:


Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is a spiritual activist, author, ceremonialist and farmer. Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is the author of several books including the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and A Generation’s Worth Spirit Work While the Crisis Reiogns. Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary,, Griefwalkerhttps://orphanwisdom.com


Rune Hjarnø Rasmussen is a Historian of Religion, Ph.d from Uppsala University in Sweden. His research into Afro-diasporic strategies for maintaining animist reality in the modern world has lead him towards reading North European cultural history from the perspective of rejected animist knowledge and practice. The objective is to recover Euro-traditional forms of land-connectedness ecological knowledge and kinship with the greater community of beings. Rune has lived in a number of countries in Europe, Africa North- and South America and presently runs the platform “Nordic Animism.” https://nordicanimism.com/


The recording of the conversation with be publicly available on Youtube as well as wherever you listen to podcasts.



August 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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