A primal heart still beats in Europe. Deep beneath the gloss of cell phone sophistication lie rituals that hark back to harvests and solstices and fear of the winter dark. Monsters loom in this shadowy heart, but so does the promise of spring’s rebirth and fertile crops and women cradling newborn babes. It turns out that Europe — at least pockets of it — has not lost its connection to nature’s rhythms…Full Story Here!
Text by Rachel Hartigan Shea via National Geographic
Photographs by Charles Fréger