Jep Stockmans, a Belgian researcher, did research in Ethiopia and was fascinated by the “sacred forests”. He wonders why nature is protected in these sacred places, but not elsewhere in the city of Addis Abeba. He further argues that there is a distinction between good and evil trees in Orthodox Chritianity.
Some weeks ago, I watched the movie “Dune (part 1)”, the latest adaption of the science fiction book by Frank Herbert, published in 1965. One of the scenes that struck me was the introduction of […]
A couple of years ago I lived for a year in a campus in Thailand, joined a couple of times my local friends to the forests and learned about some old customs and folklore about […]
This week I got to know the work of religious study scholars from Scandinavia and the Baltic countries, after I talked with a scholar from Lithuania, who has been rooting in Belgium for a long […]