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'Wildermann' series by Charles Freger. Pagan rituals of Europe.

These are Shaman cultures not pagan, paganism is about human, not goddess shaman cultures. know herstory before you assume history - 'Wildermann' series by Charles Freger

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A result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs. “More than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of men. Rather than offer an anthropologists report on these disguises, the idea is to pay homage to the beauty of these living sculptures spawned by rituals that remain vital." In a very civil way, he reminds us of the animal within.

The result of photographer Charles Freger’s months traveling in Europe researching costumes and customs. “more than actual carnivals or folklore, what I was trying to represent was the community of.

Two men wear their Malanka costumes. The man on the left is a bear, a popular Malanka costume.

The double lives of Iranian youth

Kupala Night is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia currently on the night of 6/7 July. The celebration relates to the summer solstice when nights are the shortest and includes a number of Pagan rituals.  On Kupala day, youth jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual testing of one’s bravery and faith.

Kupala Night is celebrated in Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and Russia currently on…

LEVIATANO

farmwitch: “Charles Freger photographed and travelled through 19 countries to collect this stunning collection of photos of European Pagan Rituals surviving to this day.

St. Stephen's Day and the Wren Boys, Wild Geese

Creepy ass mummers costumes: Aughakillymaude Community Mummers from County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

Hombres salvajes de Europa

freaky , odd , curious surreal and fun performance art photography French photographer Charles Fréger has been traveling throughout 19 European countries and trying to capture the spirit of what he calls “tribal Europe” in his “Wilder Mann” series

Straw Bear

January - Straw Bear Festival Whittlesea, Cambridgeshire on Plough Tuesday

Charles Fréger visited eighteen European countries in search for the mythological figure named Wild Man. The transformation from man to beast or wild man is a key aspect of pagan rituals that celebrate the seasonal cycle, fertility, life and death. Every year throughout Europe from Scotland to Italy and everywhere between people adorn the skin of the 'savage' in masquerades that date back centuries.

Wilder Mann photographer Charles Fréger book explores ancient traditions of tribal Europe

Still Practiced Pagan Rituals of Europe

Charles Fréger – Wilder Mann - Strohmann The Strohmann (Straw Man) of German rural mythology has been variously interpreted as a Wild Man, a personification of lust and a symbol of winter

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