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Jenny L. M. (2022-04-26 15:41:27)
Mr Kaaven,

Thanks for telling me about Ailo Gaup. I was able to find his old website and had an interesting time reading his texts and the comments from a myriad of people posting there. Unfortunately it came to and end with his disease and then death.

Mr Gaup appeared to be a spiritual soul and a leader, but also a businessman and a most talented communicator. What is your stance on his work?

Best regards,

For various reasons, I’m not really personally attached to his work. He died before I started my own investigations, so I never had the chance to meet him. (And sometimes I wonder if this might not be a coincidence, like perhaps the spirits meant for things to happen this way, for one reason or another.) I do have to respect him for what he’s done for the Sámi people, but it has turned out his way is not going to be my way. I’ve read a couple of his books, but they leave many questions unanswered. Perhaps some of them were meant to be answered by future generations, once he passed on his knowledge to them. But unfortunately, as I said, I’m not among the people he got to pass it on to before he died, and perhaps for a reason. The spirits may have wanted one thing from him, but from me they seem to want something very different. Which means I have to take a quite different path, and try to figure things out my way, not his way.

For that reason, I’m not really in a position to personally judge his work. All I’m in a position to say about him, is that I have to respect his commitment and dedication, and that I’m sure his work has the power to inspire generations to come. While I’m not sure he managed to fully bring the ancient wisdom to Sápmi on his own, I’m sure he did manage to plant many of the seeds that needed to be sown. Perhaps they will turn out to be important for the things that are to come. (And the way things are going with our planet right now, perhaps those things will come uncomfortably soon. Why is it so hard for humanity to learn?)