My name is Morten Tolboll, and I´m a native Dane. English is only my second language, and I therefore apologize for eventual grammatical errors in my texts.
I hold an MA in philosophy (University of Southern Denmark 1996-2001) and a minor in psychology (Aalborg University 2002-2005). I have practiced yoga and meditation since 1985 and have during this period developed the concept of Meditation as an Art of Life, which I have written a series of books on (read more).
The teaching is developed on the background of an awakening of kundalini, and the following years of spiritual crises (see texts in the bottom of this page to follow the stages of my kundalini process),
This has caused a critique of New Age, and its infringement of tradition, preparatory work and experiences with such. The critique is therefore not a part of the modern skeptical movement (which doesn´t understand that critical thinking is philosophy, and not science), but a defense of the original wisdom traditions. I have collected the critique under the title The Matrix Conspiracy.
After I realized that the crisis was a calling, and followed it, I finally found peace. My whole work is flowering from this primordial experience.
So, I have somehow managed to create a philosophy and a teaching. This teaching could be said to be a mix between Nordic Shamanism, Christian Mysticism, and Tibetan Dream Yoga, but essentially it is a revival of Greco-Roman philosophy - see the explanation in my article, Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth (a Shamanic Ritual).
What I want to share, is my experiences of dangers and pitfalls on the spiritual path, as well as the solutions I have developed out of distress. In this I offer personal mentoring.
An overall covering label for the intention of my work is The Peter Pan Project.
I´m all in for bohemianism. I consider myself as a forest pilgrim in Rold Forest, Denmark, where I, as Bruce Chatwin said: “have a place to hang my hat.” When not staying in Rold Forest, I spend my time as a vagabond somewhere in the world (mainly in the old cities of Europe). You can follow my forest pilgrimages, and vagabonding, on my photo blog The Visual Pilgrim, Instagram, and on my blog. Also see my booklet The Art of Pilgrimage.
I like to refer to myself as a philosophical globetrotter, life artist and idler. I campaign against the work ethic (a religious, Protestant dogma, which capitalism is introducing worldwide, and which is making both people and environment sick) and promote liberty, autonomy and responsibility; in reality: the fine art of doing nothing. In this I take an anarchic approach to the everyday barriers that come between us and our dreams. So I´m in for spiritual anarchism, civil disobedience, and the right to be an idler (see my Links to Idlers).
I will not be writing in English anymore. The process of thinking in Danish and hereafter translating into English (which only is my second language), requires too much intellectual work. It is not good for my mental health. But I will continue writing in Danish on a new blog: Skovfilosoffen.
Texts on the process of my Kundalini Awakening (The texts will alter between objective general descriptions of kundalini, and subjective, autobiographical and poetic descriptions. They will be part of an ongoing series which you can follow below):
1) The Awakening of Kundalini (article. Introduction to Kundalini).
2) Philosophy as a Rite of Rebirth (a Shamanic Ritual) - (In this article I describe the spiritual practice which caused my kundalini awakening, and how I discovered the similarities with ancient incubation rituals. The awakening happened in a dream about Karen Blixen).
3) Karen Blixen - The Devil´s Mistress (in this Ebook I go further into the mystical connection between my kundalini awakening and Karen Blixen, as well as the relation between storytelling and philosophy in my teaching).
4) My Life as a Vagabond (some autobiographical reflections on the relation between kundalini, alcohol abuse, madness, shamanism, art, bohemianism and philosophy).
5) Seiðr Shamanism and the Art of Song Healing (in this article I continue my autobiographic accounts of my kundalini process seen in relation to shamanism and art. I see it especially in relation to the Scandinavian Seiðr tradition).
I have no view of my own. My critical arguments are simply reduction to absurdity of the views ignorance has created.
The delusion of money is not something I enjoy
Hercules Chasing Avarice from the Temple of the Muses
(1516-17 CE) Design by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi
Jesus driving moneychangers & merchants from the Temple
Engraving by Gustave Doré
Jesus, in his sermon on the Mount, preached idleness:
Sadhu of India
The greater blessing to all those living moneyless in the world without publicity
Question to Peace Pilgrim: Why don't you accept money?