Book tip: Peter Darling by Austin Chant
Today I wrote the last page of the 151 pages long novel I wrote and which is inspired by my experience as a trans person in Sweden. To celebrate, I had a slice of pie at Fröken Olssons Kafé, one of Gothenburg’s cosiest cafés. I’m going to work the coming week on proofreading and editing.Fortsätt läsa ”Book done!”
Books I read/listened to in januari 2023
I usually read more books than I have the time to write about. So, I thought I’d once in a while write shortly about books I read or listened to during a certain period of time. Today, I’d like to share my reading experiences of 2023’s first month: Dual-aspect Monism and the Deep Structure ofFortsätt läsa ”Books I read/listened to in januari 2023”
Arthur Eddington on the mystical experience
Interesting quote by physicist Arthur Eddington on the truth revealed in the mystic experience. From an academic book I’m currently reading, and quite honestly struggling with because it’s very intellectually challenging.
The 5 queer books who moved me the most in 2022
One of the goals I had set myself for this year was to read more LGBTQ+ books and I’m happy to say that I did. Here are the five books that moved me the most of the ones I read. Lesbiska ligan by Mian Lodalen Swedish language novel. The title translates to ‘The Lesbian Gang’.AFortsätt läsa ”The 5 queer books who moved me the most in 2022”
Elliot Page will be releasing an autobiography in 2023!
I nearly jumped for joy when I saw this while scrolling on Insta yesterday: Considering the current culture war the right is waging on trans people, it is of great importance that we get to tell our stories. Elliot is making great use of his privilege and platform once again! This is the book I’llFortsätt läsa ”Elliot Page will be releasing an autobiography in 2023!”
Book recommendation: ‘The New Queer Conscience’ by Adam Eli
A very short book (more of a booklet, really) but with a clear and powerful message: queer people anywhere are responsible for queer people everywhere. Drawing inspiration from his Jewish faith, Eli proposes for the international queer community a way forward characterised by solidarity, intercommunal responsibility and radical empathy. Considering how queer people are treatedFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘The New Queer Conscience’ by Adam Eli”
Book recommendation: ‘Old Ones in the Old Book: Pagan roots of the Hebrew Old Testament’ by Philip West
This book retraces the origins of the worship of Yahweh not from a strict monotheistic religion, but a polytheisitic one where He was among many other Deities. The likely political, cultural and historical reasons why He went from being the protector God of Israel to being seen as the only and one true God areFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Old Ones in the Old Book: Pagan roots of the Hebrew Old Testament’ by Philip West”
Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck
One of the most difficult things for many westerners to understand about Hinduism is its relation to and worship of images. Because we grow up under monotheist and Abrahamic hegemony, we are often influenced – whether or not we are actually religious – by its views. And in the Abrahamic traditions, the worship of imagesFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘Darśan. Seeing the Divine Image in India’ by Diana L. Eck”