We live in a world that offers us an infinite amount of ways to describe coffee, such as americano, espresso, cappuccino, latte etc. and only one word to describe LOVE. And is it not love that moves mountains? Is it not love that makes us explore our deepest selves? And even then, we still have only one word describe it. It is for this reason, we want to take advantage of the fact that this week has Valentine’s Day, to give back the love that it deserves. <3
Did you know that the Greeks have 11 words to describe love? We present to you the project “The Words of Love” powered by Magalie Magovsky, which aims to offer knowledge about feelings that emerge from love, not just from studying but from co-creative workshops all over Europe. What is the purpose? To create a completely new narrative about Love, using the ancient Greek and Latin words that describe it. In this project, Magalie explores with the attendees, how love feels, discovering new concepts, obtaining ideas and being precise about what we experience when we feel “love”.
The “Words of Love” project offer us 11 words that can help us understand concepts, which up until now were considered abstract. Agape, Charis, Eunoia, Pragma, Storgè, Philia, Eros, Ludus, Mania, Pothos and Porneia are the 11 names that can help us better understand the complexity and beauty of love.
You can learn more about “The Words of Love” on their website and Facebook, and also check out their tour schedule here to participate in their meetings and workshops, in which the Love is used as a source of self-discovery, self-healing and self-growth.
We also recommend reading the book “The art of loving” by Erich Fromm , an amazing and completely timeless work (just like love!). This book is an exploration of love in its broadest sense, and represents a very interesting vision of how we conceive relationships according to the societies in which we live.