26 Feb 2024
Study of Religions Research Seminar Series - Dr Yael Dansac
Dr Yael Dansac: "(Re)Sacralizing Stones: Spiritual Engagements with Megaliths in Belgium" You are invited to the next lecture in the Study of Religions Research Seminar Series on Wednesday 28 February 2024 from 5-6pm on MS Teams: Ethnographical studies increasingly show the conversion of megalithic sites into places used for a myriad of spiritual purposes, mostly associated to contemporary rituals that celebrate nature as a sentient being. Analyzing data recently gathered at Pagan practices held in Wéris, a Belgian megalithic site dating from the Neolithic period, this ethnography examines material evidence (offerings) and ritual interactions (ceremonies). This presentation provides understanding on the processes of sacralization of ancient spaces, while also suggesting further inquiries to assess the relationships between non-religious spiritualities, identity transformation, and the re-enchantment of nature. Please contact Dr Yael Dansac at firstname.lastname@example.org for the MS Teams link. All are welcome. Open to the public.