Swedish Torch

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  1. BethC

    BethC Senior Registered

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    The other day, my husband was watching a youtube video that showed people using a Swedish Torch. He pointed it out to me for some reason. I definitely had a deja vu moment. It was a 'yeah, I've seen that done before' feeling, and I asked my husband if he had known about that before, and he said he hadn't.
    A Swedish Torch is a semi-split log, set upright, with kindling put inside of it, then lit, and the flames come up from it, very high.
    After I saw it, I could not think of any time I had actually seen it, but just knew that I had. The only other connection, I have is a Swedish foreign exchange student who lived with us for a year, when I was around seven/eight...but I can't recall learning about it from him.
     
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    BriarRose Senior Registered

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    It could be a case of cryptoamnesia. I think we all may experience a touch of that - unconsciously incorporating something we heard about long ago into our memories. On the other hand, I presume that your exchange student was a teenager, and they don't spend much time talking to eight year old girls. It's a very specific memory. That must be quite an impressive sight. Is it associated with Jule?
     
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    I've lived in Sweden all the 48 years of this life and has never heard about any "swedish torch".


    Ok, I never jouned the boyscouts, maybe they would have used that technique? From googling it seems like the term originated in Germany in the 17:th century during the 30 years war.


    So I just wanted to say it's unlikely your knowledge about the torch came from the swedish exchange student since the practice isn't very well known in Sweden at all.
     
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    Thank you, Indian. That was very helpful. It might help Beth narrow things down a bit.
     
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    BethC Senior Registered

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    Swedish Torch


    Right..Thanks. In the show I saw, it was some people in Norway using the technique in the wilderness. I think they referred to it as a Swedish candle. I saw it in Wikipedia as Swedish Torch.


    I guess it's like how French toast isn't necessarily from France. LOL
     

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