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A Sanctuary Where Trees Can Speak - an Interview with Henrik Hallgren

In the world of story and myth there is a sanctuary where trees can speak...
Last autumn in the end of November, I met up with Henrik Hallgren for an outdoor interview. He led me into a nature reserve close to where he lives on one of Stockholm's many islands, and we followed a winding path around a forest lake. 
Storyteller, author, archaeologist, teacher in eco-psychology and gode (heathen equivalent of priest in the Nordic nature religion) – Henrik Hallgren is a man with “many strings on his lyre” as folk say here in Sweden. As a storyteller, Henrik is most passionate about telling stories that reflect the relationship between humans and nature.
The soul of nature is alive in the realm of stories, says Henrik. “In the world of story and myth there is a sanctuary where trees can speak... like small, mythical reserves for the soul of nature. Unfortunately they are growing extinct and often it is only children who are allowed to visit the mythical reserves of nature.”
“I mostly enjoy …

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