What is the Bock Saga?

The Bock Saga is the story of mankind as passed down through the generations of the Bock family, the Finnish family of Ior Bock whom, according to him, was the keeper of an ancient oral tradition that not only sheds new light on the heathen culture of Finland and its history, but on the shared origins of humanity itself.

Author Carl Borgen

The Bock Saga should not be seen as the sole property of its followers and academics. In its essence, it makes for an interesting read to anyone open to exploring completely new thoughts and insights into our shared humanity.
It might even be true…

Carl Borgen

Author of The Bock Saga: An Introduction

Below is a brief summary of The Bock Saga, for further details and more information please visit


Ior Bock
Ior Bock, 17 January 1942 – 23 October 2010

The Bock Saga

The Human Origin story passed down the millennia

It begins with the first two people dwelling on this earth and ends with the untimely and tragic death of Ior Bock in 2010. It covers a huge time span and an enormous number of events have taken place since then. The Bock Saga narrates this all in great detail. It is, in short, an enormous story…

Finnish historian, actor, mystic and eccentric Ior Bock claimed, from the age of seven to the age of 27, he had been educated on the Bock Saga by his mother, Rhea, and her sister, Rachel Boxström. He would have to sit for two hours every day and listen to his mother and aunt relating the Saga. He was not allowed to say a single word; he could only listen. The two storytellers were very strict taskmasters. If, for some reason, a day was skipped, the listening time would be doubled on the following day. Needless to say, this all happened at the expense of the young Ior’s formal schooling.

And in this way, the family story of the Saga was passed on from his mother and aunt to Ior over the course of 20 years. Rhea and Rachel, in turn, heard it from their father and their father’s sister, who got it from their parents, and so on. The family tradition was to educate the children in the Bock Saga, passing it on orally for countless generations.

The Bock Saga Explained

The "Root Language"

Oral traditions have the unfortunate reputation of not being trustworthy, because when passed on they slightly change so that, over long periods of time, a story can change considerably. 

The Saga differs in that it lays on top of what is called the “sound system”, which is similar to a mathematical matrix that controls what is true and what is not in the Saga. This particular matrix is formed by the Root language, a language in which every sound has a meaning and a mark. All syllables, words and sentences are combinations of these building blocks of meaningful sounds.

Since the meaning of the sounds are fixed and cannot be altered, the Saga can be passed on to the next generation without any changes in its purest form. Just as mathematics is the language in which the natural cohesion between numbers is described and can be thus passed on, so is the Root language the natural means of describing the Bock Saga.

When in symphonic music a discordant note is played, you can immediately hear it is not in harmony. The same is true for spoken words that do not fit into the Bock Saga. When names or facts are given that are not in harmony with the sound system, we know it does not fit into the story and is fictitious. The sound system is carried by the Root language.

Temple of Lemminkäinen
The entrance to the Temple of Lemminkäinen/Balder’s Temple, under the hill 'Sibbosberg’. Situated on the Bock Estate, it is believed by some to house the Lemminkäinen Treasures.

Ior Bock details the Root Language alphabet

Map of the Temple
Map of The Temple of Lemminkäinen

The Root Language is the basis for all Human language

Sa = To Get
Ga = To Give

According to the Saga, the Root language was the first language on our planet. It was formulated in the brain of the first human. It is a simple, natural language that firstly describes body parts, and analogue to that, a person’s immediate surroundings (nature), the heavens above and, from there on, it progresses to abstract concepts. Many times, the meaning of the sounds in the Root echoes from the human body’s layer of meaning to the other layers of meaning just described. 

Examples of this Root Language and its meaning and principles occur throughout Carl’s new book, Temporarily Insane.

One of the implications of the sound system being the matrix of the Bock Saga is that it is, and always will be, primarily a story transferred orally. An analogy to this can be found in music, which is best passed on from ear to ear instead of through written notes.

The Bock Saga was kept strictly within the Bock family for almost a thousand years. The family’s plan was, among other things, that Ior would be the first and the last member of the family to share this story with the outside world in the year that his mother passed away.

Before she died on 6 April 1984, Rhea Boxström, who was the family’s last female member, gave Ior her blessing to start relating the story on 24 February 1984the day Skottdag (Leap Day) was celebrated.

At the time of her death, Ior Bock was the last surviving member of this once-great family and the only person in the world who knew the Saga.

The tale of The Bock Saga is told in Carl Borgen’s book, The Bock Saga: An Introduction.

Carl’s new book, Temporarily Insane details the trials and tribulations of a dedicated group dubbed the “Temple Twelve” and their endeavours to prove the Bock Saga, and Ior Bock’s claims, correct.

Bock Saga Timeline

The Bock Saga relates the story of the first civilisation, stretching back eons before recorded history begins. 

The Temple of Lemminkäinen is sealed to protect its priceless knowledge and treasures from Swedish invaders.

Ior Bock, the last guardian of the Bock Saga, is born.

With the death of his mother, Rhea, Ior Bock is finally allowed to reveal the Bock Saga.

Having heard Ior Bock speak about the Bock Saga, a team of followers travel to Finland to commence excavations at the Temple of Lemminkäinen.

Carl Borgen, whose friends had dedicated themselves to discovering the entrance to the Temple of Lemminkäinen, begins work on preserving the Saga for posterity. 

Carl Borgen publishes The Bock Saga: An Introduction

Carl Borgen publishes his second book, Temporarily Insane, which recounts the incredible story of the Temple Twelve and their ongoing hunt for archaeological evidence of the Bock Saga.

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