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Philosophical Counseling with Tolkien
This Ebook is not an academical treatise dealing exclusively with Tolkien´s philosophy. It is book about how I use Tolkien in connection with Philosophical Counseling in Rold Forest in Denmark, and is in that way as much a summary of my own philosophy.
In the book I claim that Sauron´s One Ring has two demonical movements which are seen in our culture of today: the movement into the ego (the will to power), and the movement out towards the others in ideology. Hereby the Truth, Beauty and Goodness of the Wholeness is reduced to power and ideology. The danger is the reductionism of modernity.
Tolkien´s philosophy is a pre-modern world-view, where the Wholeness is more alive, more dreaming, more awake. In modernity (and even worse: postmodernity) the Wholeness is reduced to its parts. Truth, Beauty and Goodness is sleeping, suffering and dying. In Middle-earth, Truth, Beauty and Goodness is dreaming and eventually awake. More than that: there is so much life in things that we would call it “magic”.
There are two very different kinds of magics in Tolkien´s work. The two magics are not just different but opposed. In fact they are at war, and our civilization is in crisis because of the war between these two kinds of magic. One kind of magic, Enchantment, is our healing, and the other – the kind exemplified by the Ring – is our destruction.
The aim with the book is to inspire to a re-enchantment of our dying world.
The Nine Gates of Middle-earth (this booklet shows how the journey of awakening happens when seen in connection with the chakra-system).
The Runes of Rold Forest (Ebook. An update to chapter 2: Philosophical Theology, part 2: Divine Providence and Free Will, and chapter 3: Philosophical Angeology. Overall, it is an update to chapter 8: Philosophy of Language. In The Runes of Rold Forest, Tolkien´s view of language is explained further, hereunder Tolkien´s invented scripts, and his view on runes).
Philosophical Counseling as an Alternative to Psychotherapy (shows the background for the term).
Philosophy of Mind (booklet. An extended explanation of the theory of consciousness, I give in Chapter 1. Metaphysics; B: Ontology. Part 1: The Problem of Mind).
Tolkien Gateway (a Tolkien Encyclopedia)
This Ebook is the fourth version, and is still not fully edited and updated (look out for version 5, 6 etc.).
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The Tragic New Age Confusion of Eastern Enligthenment and Western Subjective Idealism
In this Ebook I will show how New Age is building on Western Subjective Idealism, a monistic metaphysical doctrine which claims that only minds and mental contents exist. Complete subjectivity. From this doctrine New Age has created the idea that you can create your own reality from your thoughts or mind alone. New Age often seek to justify this by using the Eastern concept of Maya, which means illusion. Illusion is the reality others have created and which you are a slave of. Instead you should create your reality. This is referred to as enlightenment.
In this Ebook I wll explain that this is a misunderstanding of Maya, which hasn´t anything to do with a thought created subjective reality, but with the lack of understanding that everything is impermanent. The Eastern concept of enlightenment is about getting free from attachment, and entering a complete objectivity, the direct opposite of idealism.
Finally, I will also explain how this confusion has led New Age into a world of fantasy, relativism and even nihilism.
[Update: The Eckhart Tolle Show - a Critique. Tolle should have been included in the book as a Neo-advaita teacher].
The Scientology Game - and The Matrix Player´s Handbook
Over the past decade, Scientology’s bizarre belief systems have become a matter of public record. Given all the controversy and pop culture jokes, it can be difficult to come up with a frame of reference to understand why the controversial organization has managed to survive for so long.
In this Ebook I will reveal a quite special explanation, namely that Scientology is a role-playing game!
The concept of games is embedded in the very fabric of Scientology’s worldview. The founder, L. Ron Hubbard wrote endlessly on the subject of games, identifying them as a core concept of the Scientology metaphysics, while daring us to identify the entire enterprise as a giant game.
In this Ebook I will take a look at the things Scientology has in common with role-playing games, especially Dungeons and Dragons. I will also look at how the line between fact and fiction systematically is seeked blurred in Scientology, and how Scientology has this in common with other New Age systems. A demonical aspect. The ethics of Dungeons and Dragons (and other role-playing games) is contrary to this a training in the discrimination between fact and fiction.
Finally I introduce my book Lucifer Morningstar – a Philosophical Love Story. It is this book which is The Matrix Player´s Handbook – a manual for philosophical navigation in the Devil´s game.
Richard Dawkins and the Rise of Atheist Scientism (Scientism Critique: Part 1)
Scientism is the ideology of science, and hasn´t anything to do with the actual scientific methods used by researchers all over the world.
Today we are seeing a rising tendency to that science is being abused as a way of getting an ideology induced into people. I have in my articles and books several times asked this question:
How, given the recent and sorry story of ideologically motivated conceptions of science – Lysenkoism in Stalin´s Soviet Union, for example, or Nazi critiques of “Jewish science” – could it again have become acceptable to behave in this way?
We see it especially in the rise of atheist scientism and new age scientism.
This Ebook will be the first of a three-part series on the rise of scientism. The two others in the series are called: Rupert Sheldrake and the Rise of Neo-Lysenkoism (Scientism Critique: Part 2), and, Gregg Braden and the Rise of New Age Scientism (Scientism Critique: Part 3).
Recently I stumbled over an article by Rupert Sheldrake, where he openly supports some kind of Neo-Lysenkoism. This was quite a shock for me, and I knew I couldn´t let it go. I realized that my previous article on Sheldrake had to be revised, and that I had to do a bit more research. Then I discovered his almost complementary relationship with Richard Dawkins. Remember: Dawkins´s most notorious work is called The God Delusion. As an answer to this Sheldrake has written a counter-work: The Science Delusion. Richard Dawkins is a head figure in the skeptical movement (which claims to represent real science), and Sheldrake has in fact created a counter-skeptical movement, consisting of New Agers (the new, real scientists, according to him).
In this way, Dawkins and Sheldrake represent the two extremes in the so-called heredity and environment controversy. Together, the "Heredity and Environment Controversy" forms scientism as we experience it today.
The Runes of Rold Forest
This Ebook is a back-up to my philosophical counseling practice in Rold Forest, Denmark, as well as my article, Nordic Shamanism and Forest Therapy.
In my philosophical counseling practice I offer the counseling forms Healing and Divination. Healing and Divination is based on The Runes of Rold Forest.
Rold Forest was an ancient place of Freyja worship, and healing and divination with The Runes of Rold Forest is based on what I call Freyja´s Healing Cosmology and, Freyja´s Oracle, both of which I will present in this Ebook. Finally, I will present a section about Freyja´s Moon Runes, which is about how The Runes of Rold Forest works in dreams.
The Runes of Rold Forest belongs to what I call "base magic". In my Healing and Divination practice, I combine this base magic with what I call "higher magic". Higher magic is Meditation as an Art of Life, but in Healing and Divination there is a focus on icon mysticism.
This Ebook is a presentation of the philosophy behind The Runes of Rold Forest. It is a personal account, but it will also be able to shred light on a more broad account of Nordic Shamanism.
Karen Blixen - The Devil´s Mistress
In this Ebook I will explain Karen Blixen´s mysterious relationship with Lucifer. I will show that it has to do with the mystical experience.
In many ways Blixen´s work and life is a rebellion against the mediocre Christianity, which tried to clip her wings as a child. In her works this comes to expression in her “counter-stories”, for example when she reverses Kierkegaard´s three stages on the way to becoming a true self: the aesthetic, the ethical, and the religious.
The mystical experience is about returning to nature, which she decribes as a fall, a Luciferian movement from the religious and ethical, to the aesthetic. She claimed that the true human nature is that of an artist.
The concept of a return to nature is also the background for her depiction of herself as a witch, a concept which came to expression in her magical circle of male students, to whom she tried to transform creative energies and images. A relationship which they described as demonical, a kind of seducement into her personal Earth-Moon Kingdom.
In the book I will also describe my own mystical connection with Karen Blixen, and emphasize that her Luciferian relationship hasn´t anything to do with satanism, but with the surrender that is necessary in order to receive the mystical experience.
Lucifer Morningstar - A Philosophical Love Story (This is the first book about Karen Blixen´s relationship with Lucifer. My own concept of Lucifer Morningstar is inspired by Blixen, and is a provocative counter-story to chaos magic, the left-hand path and satanism, since I support many of the same topics: anarchism, civil disobedience, rebellion. The practice of these was what Blixen referred to as "The Luciferian Movement". In the below links you can find examples of my counter-theories):
Timothy Leary - A Psychedelic Shaman Playing a Fascistic Game (Timothy Leary was a supporter of chaos magic and the left-hand path. In this article I explain agreements and disagreements).
Final Secret of The Illuminati (about Robert Anton Wilson. Robert Anton Wilson was also a supporter of chaos magic and the left-hand path, and in this article, I also explain agreements and disagreements).
Philosophical Counseling with Tolkien (Tolkien is supplying us with a counter-magic to our days chaos magic and technological magic. It is quite rebellious and anarchistic, and could therefore be seen as an example of Karen Blixen´s “Luciferian Movement”).
Yuval Noah Harari: The Historian who Wanted to be a Philosopher in Place of the Philosophers
The Israelian historian Yuval Noah Harari has achieved international fame for having written a history of Homo Sapiens (humankind), a prophetic prediction of its end, and the beginning of new species called Homo Deus: an immortal cyborg with divine powers.
This Ebook will, besides being a critique of Harari´s books, be written as a general philosophical-pedagogic treatise on the methods used by The Matrix Conspiracy, where science is being abused as a means of creating perverted theories of human nature, and of deliberately distorting (suppressing) philosophy. Because Harari is neither the first, nor the last, Matrix Sophist, whom we will see promoted on the international scene by an obscure Matrix elite, preaching transhumanist fundamentalism.
As in my other texts, I will use the concept of The Matrix Conspiracy, simply because it is the best covering depiction for what ideologically is going on globally right now. It is not a conspiracy theory, but a theory of conspiracy.
The Dark League Behind The 2020 Presidential Candidacy of Marianne Williamson
The Nine Gates of Middle-earth
This booklet is an introduction to my personal interpretation of the chakra system. It has to do with my Nordic Shamanism and Forest Therapy practice, and during the text you can find links to other articles and books, which explains further what this booklet only briefly mentions.
Philosophical Counseling with me is about the spiritual practice in itself, a journey which I describe as mythos-logos-mythos. You start out in the mythic life, or magical thinking, are using philosophy as a navigator (logos, discrimination), and return to the mythic life, transformed by an otherworldly enchantment. This three-phased journey can be described as sleep-dream-awake; that is: a process of awakening.
In this booklet I will describe the nine chakras in a mythical way, and give them names according to their storytelling qualities.
The Peter Pan Project
The Peter Pan Project is about rediscovering the child within. It involves the Luciferian break with the top-heavy Indo-European symbolism of human growth seen as a ladder. Instead is introduced the symbolism of the embryo and the circle.
It involves my concepts of being a philosophical globetrotter, life artist and idler. I campaign against the work ethics 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.
The Luciferian movement involves the three aspects of spiritual practice, which can be seen as a pre-modern counter-theory, and a reverse practice (also see the page My Teaching in a Nutshell):
1) Head: the introduction of the Navigator (critical thinking, the philosopher).
2) Heart: the introduction of Tonglen (investigating the shadow, ethical practice, learning to see with the heart).
3) Hara: the introduction of The Compass (going beyond all images and ideas).
In this booklet I will explain the philosophy of the Peter Pan Project by relating it to, partly, of course, J.M. Barrie´s Peter Pan figure, but also James Cameron´s movie Avatar, the philosophy of Tolkien, and Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, who was another author with focus on the child within.
The Psychedelic Experience versus the Mystical Experience
Today we are witnessing a renaissance of the proposal of using psychedelics in connection with spiritual practice. In this booklet I will give a warning against this by seeing the difference between genuine mystical experiences and psychedelic experiences. I will look at the real Kundalini experiences of the American author Christina Grof, and the LSD induced experiences of her husband, the psychiatrist Stanislav Grof. I will furthermore see this in relation to the real Kundalini experiences of mystic Kate Thomas, as well as my own Kundalini experiences.
All this wil finally be put into the context of the most famous account of the advocacy of the use of psychedelics in connection with spiritual practice, namely the book The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead, by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass).
Plastic Shamanism Versus the Traditional Shamanic Awakening
Plastic shamanism is a pejorative colloquialism applied to individuals who are attempting to pass themselves off as shamans, holy people, or other traditional spiritual leaders, but who have no genuine connection to the traditions or cultures they claim to represent.
In this booklet I will show how plastic shamanism has its root in the American anthropologist Michael Harner´s concept of core shamanism. I will investigate the problem of cultural appropriation, and on a broader scale: the problem of New Age colonialism, and the systematic destruction of the original wisdom traditions.
I will also claim that plastic shamanism doesn´t seem to build on actual spiritual experience but on psychological constructions. In this connection I will give a presentation of what a traditional shamanic awakening consists in.
Finally, I will look at shamanism seen in relation to spiritual practice.
Feminism as Fascism
The main manifest of fascistic feminism is the so-called SCUM Manifesto, written by Valerie Solanas. Solanas was a radical feminist, and she claimed something, which fundamentally seen is the same as what was said about Aryan physics and Jewish physics in Hitler´s Germany: since women have two x-chromosomes, where men have one x- and one y-chromosome, then the female perception, thinking and picture of the world et cetera, are different from, and truer, than the masculine.
In this booklet I will explain how this worldview today are repeated in many versions by radical feminists, even on the political left-wing. I will show the difference between radical feminism and reform feminism, and how both have influenced the Metoo campaign. I will also show how radical feminism is an ideology with all its indifference to truth. Finally I will show the influence of radical feminism on the universities, and how the indoctrination of students (and inquisition-like trials) are not much different than what we have seen in Orwell´s dystopian novel 1984.
The Art of Pilgrimage
In this booklet I will describe the art of pilgrimage seen in the light of the pilgrimage narrative in J.R.R. Tolkien´s The Lord of the Ring.
I will hereafter outline a metaphysics of pilgrimage, and describe, that on a pilgrimage you engage in a process of waking up to this metaphysics. I will show how such an awakening process is mirrored in all mythologies. I will do this by seeing pilgrimage in relation to Joseph Campbell´s monomyth about the Hero´s Journey.
Finally, I will show that we in our souls carry a map of a pilgrimage to the home of the soul, and that spiritual practice can make this map visible. When this is happening we will discover that our dreams become important, because now they will attain the quality of quest dreams.
A Critique of the Simulation Theory and the Rise of Digital Totalitarianism
This booklet is part two of two texts. The first part is: A Critique of Ken Wilber – Updated.
The movie, The Matrix, is beginning to achieve more and more influence within philosophy and New Age. It is a 1999 science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis. It depicts a dystopian future in which reality as perceived by most humans is actually a simulated reality called "the Matrix", created by sentient machines to subdue the human population, while their bodies' heat and electrical activity are used as an energy source. Computer programmer Neo learns this truth and is drawn into a rebellion against the machines, which involves other people who have been freed from the "dream world."
The simulation theory is closely related to this film, and this film is also central in my own concept of The Matrix Conspiracy. Very shortly the simulation theory is a theory about that we either live in a computer simulation, or that we ought to create one. There are pro and cons in this discussion, but generally theorists today agree about the possibility of the simulation theory. Therefore it is not far-stretched when I claim that we today can see an American totalitarian ideology, which are based on a Hollywood movie. In my article, United States of America: Homeland of the Matrix Conspiracy, I have shown how far Americans will go in their dream about the creating-your-own-reality utopia.
In this booklet I will present a critique of the simulation theory. In this way it will be a critique of the central assumption behind the matrix conspiracy. I will also show how this ideology is sought introduced globally. I will show how this totalitarian ideology right now is in progress of creating a matrix without that humanity is informed about it. I will reveal shocking documentation of how Google plays a global role in this transformation, and how Google commissioned management theorists advice politicians and business leaders in anti-democratic and illegal behaviors, that can lead to the final goal. This is, of course, something which the Communist party of China fully is embracing and supporting.
Philosophy of Mind
The question What is consciousness? is about one of the central problems of philosophy, maybe even the central philosophical problem. It is about the human nature. Who am I? What is the I, the subject? What is its ontological status? Wherein does its identity consist? How is its role in connection with the question of personal identity or rather the criteria for personal identity? It is a problem which is related to a number of other philosophical problems, for example the psycho-physical problem (mind-body problem), the problem of the external world, the idealism-materialism problem and the problem about determinism contra free will.
In this booklet I will investigate two fundamental viewpoints in relation to the problem of consciousness, namely a reductionist and a non-reductionist. Through history we know reductionism from, among others, materialism, according to which all phenomena of consciousness, such as the sense of an I, which chains these phenomena of consciousness together, are purely illusionary, either an epiphenomenon or something completely non-existent. Today we see this viewpoint gaining more and more popularity, especially in transhumanism, which predicts that consciousness will melt together with computers.
Against this I will defend a non-reductionist viewpoint with roots in the original wisdom traditions.
The Psychedelic Renaissance and David Jay Brown
David Jay Brown is an American writer, who is an advocate of using psychedelics in connection with therapy and lucid dreaming. He could be said to be a present day advocate of the psychedelic renaissance.
My main goal with this booklet is to make aware of his confusion of spirituality and psychedelics. This is a common confusion, and the booklet is therefore not only about Brown, but about the thoughts behind the psychedelic renaissance as such. These thoughts could be gathered under the term “psychedelic transhumanism”.
Their common vision shares much with the rest of the transhuman community, including an embrace of technology and science as both potent and inevitable; an evolutionary model of the universe and humanity; a sense of the human organism as something that can be tinkered with and expanded; a recognition of drugs as a technology that can dramatically reinvent identity.
In this booklet I will show how the uninvestigated philosophy behind this (the proponents are usually not philosophers), will have unforeseen consequences.