Svetla zvezda

John Keats (prev. Matej Venier)

Bright star Svetla zvezda Bright star, would I were stedfast as thou art—Not in lone splendour hung aloft the nightAnd watching, with eternal lids apart,Like nature’s patient, sleepless Eremite,The moving waters at their priestlike taskOf pure ablution round earth’s human shores,Or gazing on the new soft-fallen maskOf snow upon the mountains and the moors—No—yet still stedfast, still unchangeable,Pillow’d upon my fair love’s ripening breast,To feel for ever its soft fall and swell,Awake for ever in a sweet unrest,Still, still to hear her tender-taken...

Koptsko meništvo

Mark Sheridan (prev. Jan Dominik Bogataj in Janko Potisek)

 Vzpon in obseg meniškega gibanja v Egiptu v 4. stoletjuKljub obsežnim zgodovinskim raziskavam o začetkih in razvoju egipčanskega meništva v zadnjih 150 letih, ostajajo začetki pred 4. stoletjem še vedno nekako zakriti.[1] Ena izmed težav je v tem, kakšne kriterije postaviti za določanje meniške prisotnosti. Zagotovo najdemo nekatere elemente, npr. celibat, še preden se v 4. stoletju razvije t. i. meništvo. Podobno velja za nekatere druge elemente, ki jih sodobni avtorji označujejo s pojmom asketicizem.Sám grški pojem monachos najdemo prvič dokumentiran na papirusu iz 4. stoletja (324 po Kr.), nakar se začne pojavljati...

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...