Time & Location
May 09, 10:00 AM
Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd, Coupeville, WA 98239, USA
About the Event
This month's book is Looking for the Hidden Folk—How Iceland’s Elves Can Help Save the World by Nancy Marie Brown
In exploring how Icelanders interact with nature—and their idea that elves live among us—Brown shows us how altering our perceptions of the environment can be a crucial first step toward saving it. Looking for answers in history, science, religion, and art—from ancient times to today—Brown finds that each discipline defines what is real and unreal, natural and supernatural, demonstrated and theoretical, alive and inert. Each has its own way of perceiving and valuing the world around us. And each discipline defines what an Icelander might call an elf. Looking for the Hidden Folk offers an intimate conversation about how we look at and find value in nature. It reveals how the words we use and the stories we tell shape the world we see. It argues that our beliefs about the Earth will preserve—or destroy it.
Anyone interested in discussing this book with us is welcome!