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Fragmented continent united through lore, nature & legends
Mindful Voices of Europe project is a fierce defender of the European project, as well as a supporter for local heritage preservation and lovers of our native land. Here lies a collection of short stories from 44 European writers capturing the heartfelt atmosphere of their native countries. The book allows us not only to discover new facets of other people’s culture and manners of thinking through the shared knowledge of their beliefs and customs, it also encourages us to set forth on our own journey of self-discovery. It is an authentic celebration of the pleasure of words and an invitation to share in the folklore that legends carry. Cultural preservation is in line with cultural biodiversity. Myths serve as representatives of our collective psyche and therefore to how we assign value and conduct ourselves, especially so when nature, awareness and mindfulness rooted in personal experience.
We can still see how they help shape our society today. We believe they are the essential life lessons passed on throughout generations of humanity. There are so many myths relevant today. In many Indigenous cultures, oral traditions were mostly myths that were like a code of ethics for their society. The stories were updated from each generation so the lessons were still relevant for current times. Overall, they are still ancient stories from life lessons we simply cannot forget, otherwise we may risk making the same mistakes our ancient ancestors made.
Participate in a journey through which the experiences will give you goosebumps and at the same time enhance your own spiritual growth, like a path to serenity and towards your truest self, for reading is after all one practice of the mind.
The book true essence
Fellow mindful individuals; lovers of culture and nature alike. Join us on our magical adventures from edge to edge and across the vast and mystical landscapes of Europe in a series of stories through which time holds no boundaries.
The beauty of imagination expands consciousness, cleanses the mind, all the while painting vivid pictures in our heads of the stories bespoken. It is so often claimed that one good mind is worth a million dollars. Over forty-four magnificently written stories, one per nation, open a window into their beautiful minds and histories of their homeland – with a twist.
Variety is the spice of life, yet upon reading this collection we can infer that no matter where men come from – we are all connected – we are all but men. Men with our own traditions, morals, and stories which shape the world for us and for generations to come.
The beauty of a language melody
All native writers share common values: a love for the homeland, a great enthusiasm towards this project, an ability to express feelings through writing and a wish of a call for wisdom and consciousness through the myths and legends known in a country.
Three of the stories within the book are fully translated into the writer’s language as a way of emphasising the pleasures of the alphabet, and the beauty of something you don’t understand. This captures the true experience of travel and of being a stranger in a unfamiliar land. On your travels you may hear music sung in a different language; you may not understand the lyrics, but the beauty of the melody still translates.
Folk tales (rejuvenated lore and legends/myths)
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaïjan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia y Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Malta, Moldava, Montenegro, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine