"WILDERNESS" IS MORE THAN A COLLECTION OF ANIMALS, plants, water and air. It is a redemptive space. Nature connects this outer landscape with an inward safari home, exploring the spirit of our own wild natures.
ITS FAIR TO SAY THAT OUR SOCIETY IS FRACTURED on most fronts; socially, economically religiously, environmentally and politically. But nature is one such sacred attitude that is capable of transcending chaos, culture, creed or continent. This, for me, is why the conservation of our natural world is one of the most urgent priorities of our time.
What is 'elephant' in:
UNJOVU - Bayei (Okavango)
NDLOVU - Zulu (SA) and Ndebele (Zimbabwe)
NDLOPFU - Shangaan (SA)
QHWAA - San dialects (Botswana)
TLOU - Setswana (Botswana)
NZOU - Shona (Zimbabwe)
ZHOU - Kalanga (Zambia)
ONJOU - Herero (Namibia)
ONJAMBA - Ovambo (Namibia)
#AB - Damara (Namibia)
ONZOVU - Kavango (Namibia)
The similarity throughout Africa, not to mention between Shona and Japanese, is beyond fascinating. An ancient connection? And the consistency within multiple languages and dialects of India. For me, this indicates a meaningful cultural and spiritual significance of elephant on both continents. Please feel free to add or comment.
SEMINAL ELEPHANT ENCOUNTER
Celebrates a transformative view of elephant in specific, and wilderness conservation in general. To acknowledge that energy is real and how it resonates with our environment and others around us. It’s time to see nature in a different light, how it reflects a higher power in our lives that is essential to our own wholeness and well-being.
Discover more about the encounter, the story and further insights in "articles".
All rights reserved. Alan McSmith. 2018