European civilizations have cultivated immense good for our societies and the world. Our ancestors established the virtue of human rights and the value of democracy. They were brave intellectual explorers who gave birth to the Enlightenment and Reformation. Warriors and emperors advanced and preserved our cultures from invaders. Stonehenge and Christmas markets, Goddesses and the Virgin Mary. Families who struggled to provide a good life for their children, and we all have potent memories of delicacies created in grandma’s kitchen.
We are the descendants of cultures that created human progress. Who we are matters. Blood is thicker than water; our DNA is shared with us by our ancestors - our appearance, mannerisms, beliefs, and personalities echo their own. As humans, we are one with nature and so is our genetic and ethnic connection to our ancestral homeland, heritage, and culture.
Secularization has left many people feeling a void and lack of meaning. If we are to experience meaning in our lives and understand the direction we wish to pursue, we must first know where we came from. Increasingly, more of us are waking up to recognize the yearning within our souls and intuitive depths to understand who we are and why we are here.
This is the reason why words such as ‘fernweh’ (being homesick for a place you’ve never been) and ‘querencia’ (a haunting desire, the place where you are your most authentic self) exist - the longing to truly know ourselves is within us all.
As civilizations, we cherish and preserve that which we value. Join Scot & Saxon on this journey of rediscovering and reconnecting with our European heritage and history.