Thank you for sharing this. In China feng shui concerns have traditionally, even in modern times been taken seriously. In Hong Kong businessses with good feng shui generally are quite spectacularly successful so most people can respect the obvious:-) it would be great if such attitudes stopped being mocked and respect for the land becomes normal again.
Oh, those Icelanders and their elves! This headline appeared in Sunday’s edition of The Guardian (thanks, Tania!):
“Supreme court to rule on case brought by Friends of Lava, who cite environmental impact of highway and effect on elf culture”
The article details the complex debate among environmentalists, elf-communicators, politicians and would-be highway builders. Although road projects have been halted before due to elf concerns, this one threatens to go right through an “Elf Church,” and so it’s raised particular concerns in a country where an estimated 62% of the population believes that elves at least might exist. One of my favorite excerpts:
“Terry Gunnell, a folklore professor at the University of Iceland, said he was not surprised by the wide acceptance of the possibility of elves.
“‘This is a land where your house can be destroyed by something you can’t see (earthquakes)…
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