The author brings together 250 "happenings of the Sacred Waters" in a chain of symbolism. It links diverse aspects of the universe with our daily experiences, our human condition.
The author explores our willingness to acknowledge mythical thinking as an original constituent of our person. He finds that we are called upon to evolve in ourselves the myths and symbols of the sacred.
About the Author:
Frans Baartmans (1936) is a member of the London-based International Society of Mill Hill. After his seminary studies in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, he lived and worked almost ten years with the Kenyah and Kayan people in the interior of Sarawak, Malaysia, at a time when their traditional longhuose culture came under pressure from larte-scale timber industry.
He bacame deeply involved in efforts by the local population to preserve their traditional cultural heritage and protect it against multinational timber corporations. He graduated in Anthropology of Religion and Ethnic Theology from the University of Nijmegen, The netherlands. In 1979 he came to Varanasi, India, to study Indian Philosophy and Religion. In 1985 he received a Ph.D. degree from Banaras Hindu University. He is currently engaged in research and community development in Varanasi.