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Tina Turner: Rock’n’roll legend and great spiritual teacher

As you may have heard, Tina Turner passed away two days ago at the age of 83. She is remembered as a woman of incredible talent and a legend in music history. So much so that she has been dubbed ”the Queen of Rock’n’roll”. With massive hits such as ‘The Best’, ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘What’sFortsätt läsa ”Tina Turner: Rock’n’roll legend and great spiritual teacher”

Book recommendation: ‘The Way of the Gods: Polytheism(s) around the World’ by Edward P. Butler

There is this widespread idea in the West that Polytheism is dead. Not only that, but that it was inferior and less intellectually complex than Monotheism (which is in turn often seen as inferior to materialistic atheism, which is seen as the pinnacle of human wisdom and understanding). But Polytheism is far from dead. DespiteFortsätt läsa ”Book recommendation: ‘The Way of the Gods: Polytheism(s) around the World’ by Edward P. Butler”

Counsel of Akka

My steps are heavy, oh sister My burdened heart has fallen into my shoes,If only I could close my eyes and sleep away from this world… Oh, brother! Why do you weep?Why has Maya rattled you so? Do you not see that she rages in vain?Be not saddened by this great illusion. Sister, I begFortsätt läsa ”Counsel of Akka”

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”

Excerpt from chapter three – the simplicity of happiness

This excerpt is quite small but the message needs few words. Here the sage tells the protagonist about the secret to happiness, which like the self needs no finding. “Happiness, like the self, is something people try hard to find and like they do the self they believe it is to be found somewhere inFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter three – the simplicity of happiness”

Excerpt from chapter two – the Flow of Life

My computer is working again so it’s time for excerpt number two from the upcoming novella Last Words of The Sage. More information about the topic of this chapter will come at the end of this post. “Here then is the story: There once was a little pebble on the bank of a river. EveryFortsätt läsa ”Excerpt from chapter two – the Flow of Life”

A time for peace and a time to hiss

The second-last chapter of my novella is finally finished. It took way longer than I’d planned but writer’s block strikes when it strikes. I’m just happy I got it done at last. Much of what that particular chapter is about is a difficult and perhaps controversial subject: When, if ever, is it right to useFortsätt läsa ”A time for peace and a time to hiss”

A small excerpt

Currently, I am working on two writing projects. The longer one is a crime novel that I hope one day will get published and help me make a living as an author. It’s not something I’m writing purely for money. If I wanted to get rich, I’d chosen a different path. But it is aFortsätt läsa ”A small excerpt”