By Sigmund Kvaløy Setreng

Resurgence Magazine introduced this article in 1984 as follows: “Sigmund Kvaløy is a twentieth century sage. He is a fighting philosopher and an active thinker. He has many personalities: storyteller, farmer, traveler and academic. In his Schumacher Lecture he relates stories from the Norwegian sagas to the current struggle to save the rivers and the landscape. His experience of the Himalayan Buddhist culture and the European Green movement makes his lecture both diverse and deep.”