Who better to take into the sensuous desert than these Sufi masters.
The Berber are a people of ancient lineage and rich tradition.
Deserts at first sight appear to be incapable of supporting animal life.
Dar Sidi Bounou is an oasis of calm and beauty on the edge of the Sahara Desert.
Leaving the 4×4’s far behind, the trek into the interior began.
It’s a watery battle of the sexes.
One must never take the people out of the ecology.
Though the deserts appear lifeless, they can and do support incredible abundance where water is found.
The great Erg is the meeting point of stillness and movement, space and intimacy.
Sunsets in the desert are brief and dramatic, like the land they enliven.
The journey continues into the interior.
The road ends at M’Hamid El Ghizlane. Beyond this the vastness of the Sahara opens out to cross the whole of North Africa.
The great deserts are unforgiving places, here life always exists upon the edge.
People have lived with the unforgiving and seemingly lifeless desert since the dawn of our Sapient kind.
The long journey to the sand desert ended as the night fell. All around the landscape hinted at its great beauty in the monochrome darkness.
Many of us zero waste lifestylists focus on direct waste; the materials that we interact with daily. As it turns out, though, these direct materials are just the tip of the wasteberg…