Taltos – Drum Circle


On the outskirts of a small Hungarian town, the Karabaska group, led by a Taltos, a Hungarian shaman, recreates and pieces together the ancient rituals of their ancestors. By borrowing techniques from native Americans and looking back to ancient witch hunt documents, these Hungarians are rebuilding shamanism and a community for their descendants.

Vilnius Old Town

The Old Town of Vilnius has a large number of Churches, holy sites, and temples from numerous religions. From Christian Orthodoxy to traditional pagans, temples in Vilnius have been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times. What can Vilnius teach us about how faith defines a city, and how that evolves over time?

Gutman’s Cave

We travel to Gutman’s Cave in Latvia, an ancient site of pagan rituals where the water is said to have life-giving properties and the names of pagan pilgrims are etched all over the walls.

Romuva

In Lithuania, the Romuva movement works to bring back practice of the country’s ancient pagan traditions. Scholarly debates and recreations of rituals piece together a culture lost to time, but how does this build into a religion for the modern day?