The Rescue of the Spirit and of Nature- Victor M. Toledo

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“All this meant living in an enchanted world, in a living envelopment, where each natural element was incarnated in a deity.” This reminds me of what I was sometimes told in the rural Cumbum Valley in south India – (in Tamil) “they welcome all who come, the deities of the forest” – about what the world was like before people changed for the worse and the gods fled the land.

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