50 stopinj vroče puščave

Philippe Frey, Špela Pahor

Odlomki so iz knjige 50 stopinj vroče puščave, v kateri so zbrani spomini z več potovanj. Poglavje »Ustroj trpljenja« je posvečeno potovanju po puščavi Kalahari. Prva polovica julija 1992 med Ukuijem in dolino Auob v puščavi KalahariKdo pravi, da je polpuščava manj nevarna in enostavnejša kot prava puščava? Velika napaka! A prepozno je, da bi iskal izgovore. To je namreč celo morje trnastih dreves, ki rasejo na rdečem pesku, in se razteza vsenaokrog. Ne vidiva dlje kot kakih deset, morda sto metrov v najboljšem primeru. Raskave trave, rumene in suhe, režejo v meča. Z grmov žižol, ki zrasejo do višine...

Athos – the mountain which emanates otherness

Nik Erik Neubauer, Jan Dominik Bogataj

On our planet, there are only a few places that are so special and mysteriously attractive to humankind as – after 1000 years of history even more – Athos.The reason for this otherness is maybe the fact that on this 40 km long peninsula on the Greek coast of the Aegean Sea, inhabited by around 2000 monks, has not yet stepped a woman’s leg. This exotic perhaps stems also from the fact that you have to go through a very difficult and long process to get a limited “tourist” permission to stay on peninsula for just a few days. And maybe Athos holds its mysterious reputation because of its serene and strikingly...

Izbrane pesmi

Don Paterson (prev. Mateja Komel Snoj)

CestaPopotnik, tvoje stopinje soedina steza, edina sled:potohodec, tu ni poti,tu ni zemljevida ali zvezde severnice,le prazna stran in brezzvezdna tema;in če bi se obrnil, da bi občudovalrazdaljo, ki si jo prehodil danes,bi cesta vzvalovala v prah.Ni poti naprej in ne nazaj,tu ni poti, tovariš moj: zaupajv hitri svoj korak, preložitev konca,v izginulo sled svoje lastne brazde,potohodec, morjehodec, Kristus.LučKo sem prišel k njegovi postelji, je bil že slep.Trinajst let je preteklo in moj duh je bil še vednotako temen kakor na dan mojega...

Repetition as a reconciliation with oneself in atonement for the guilt of the other

Boris Šinigoj

From Kierkegaard and Dostoevsky to Levinas, Ocepek and RicoeurI.  Discovering my own untruth in sinMy own untruth is something I could discover only by myself, since it is only when I have discovered it that it is discovered, even if the whole world knew of it before … But this state, to be untruth by reason of one’s own guilt, what shall we call it? Let us call it Sin.[1]Søren KierkegaardHow do we begin in our spiritually eroded time when it is unpopular to speak of human sinfulness to passionately consider fundamental existential questions of the individual? How can we achieve the existential turn, not only...