I hold an MA in philosophy and a minor in psychology.
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. 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.
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 I only refer to myself as a philosopher, and not a shaman, mystic or guru. 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 philosophical counseling.
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." I also enjoy other ways of bohemian traveling, and are actually traveling quite a lot. You can follow my forest wanderings, and other travelings, on my photo blog The Visual Pilgrim, and on Instagram. 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).
Question to Peace Pilgrim: Why don't you accept money?
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.
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