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Cohn & Zacharias – The Journals of Knud Rasmussen [2006]

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen is the sad story of the abandonment of shamanism for Christianity by the Inuit in 1922 in one community. It is partly based on the words of the last great Iglulik shaman, Avva, and his life story. The drama reveals the interesting cross-cultural experiences of the explorer as he tries to understand the Inuit people and their customs. Overall, they are a happy people who love music and dancing and laughter. The ones who turn to Christianity are less interested in these things; they are aiming for Heaven and trying to make sure they don’t wind up in Hell. This, unfortunately, results in a hatred of the world [sublinierea imi apartine].

Satul bibliotecilor

Am visat ca nimerisem intr-un mic sat de munte, pierdut printre paduri, care era locuit in intregime de biblioteci. Erau multe si veneau din toate partile lumii. Unele mai tinere, altele mai batrane, isi carau rafturile-ridurile cu demnitate, snobism sau infinita curiozitate

Nimeni nu mi-a dat nici o atentie.

Bibliotecile stateau tot timpul impreuna, chiar daca intre ele, asa cum am putut vedea, nu exista nici pe departe un raport de prietenie. Dimpotriva, ele se tachinau, se invidiau sau chiar se urau reciproc – dar in tacere. Stateau impreuna: isi schimbau  intre ele carti, prezentau raritati, desfasurau harti, analizau stampe sau alfabete ciudate, isi taceau propria istorie. Fiind ignorat, am reusit sa ma strecor intre ele si am tras cu urechea.