Author Archives: ekieft

Who Owns the Sacred? A Personal Search beyond (European) Indigenous Knowledge

For almost 35 years nature has been my sacred place. As an 8-year old, I started to pray to Mother Earth even though the protestant tradition in which I grew up only recognised ‘God the Father’. I went outside in … Continue reading

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Autumn Equinox with the Ancestors, or after ecstasy indeed the laundry*)

As I hang the laundry back home, I remember how just 24 hours earlier I arrived back on the beach after an incredible time at the ancestral burial mound where I spend the night in ceremony at the Autumn Equinox. … Continue reading

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Collage as Research?

I love making collages, usually exploring a specific topic that knocks on my door. This can for example be something I want to learn more about, something I’m struggling with, or something I like to celebrate or express gratitude for. Usually I … Continue reading

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Clearing Space for Inspiration

Imagine you just stumbled across a clearing in the woods where you may encounter the unexpected… A clearing, where you can meander through droplets and seeds of inspiration and reflection… A clearing where you can take a moment to pause and breathe and come back … Continue reading

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