The DIY Monastery: Kinäs Kloster

Since I started this blog I have been arguing against the concept ‘the postsecular’, an academic buzzword for almost twenty years. The idea behind that concept is the ‘new visibility of religion’. This idea means a changed relationship between religion and surrounding society in general, and between religion and politics in particular. But the problem is that very little (if any) empirical data seems to … Fortsätt läsa The DIY Monastery: Kinäs Kloster

Coming out with Depression

As some of my readers may know (and some now) I have struggled with depression for some time. Already autumn 2015 it started to get serious, really. I lost my intellectual sharpness in writing my ph d thesis. The texts I submitted to my supervisors was a kind of hit-and-miss, where I never quite could predict if they were good enough. Oftentimes they were not. … Fortsätt läsa Coming out with Depression

Presenting: Teologen

In the early human tribe, the shaman was the spiritual and musical leader; banging the drum in repetitive patterns, urgin the people of the tribe on, making them dance around the bonfire, coming ever closer to ecstasy. Into contact with the divine mystery. This is the path of Teologen, the current day reincarnation of that spiritual and musical leader. After more than a decade of studying … Fortsätt läsa Presenting: Teologen

Lyrics & Interpretations: Sara & The Temple

This here is my vision / What I’m imagining mysticism / a more real reality A space to breathe / to keep secret from the world to safeguard from hurt To share an inner sanctum / for most unheard Sara, let us go there   You’ve seen so many temples / so have I scattered ’round the globe / or oppressively homegrown Telling us their … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: Sara & The Temple

Lyrics & Interpretations: Age Well

My collaboration ”Age Well” with Ten Walls has apparently taken off this summer. Toffler festival even used it for their official promo this summer, although they cut out the first row of the lyrics. I suppose ”then kill yourself” isn’t exactly getting people in the party spirit. However, what the lyrics are saying is of course not that you really should kill yourself. Rather, it … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: Age Well

Lyrics & Interpretations: Distain

Sometimes when I write music I do it from a place of consciousness; trying to express something over a predetermined theme. When I wrote these lyrics for Anton and Rafael, I didn’t however. It was a sort of flow that started with expressing thoughts on cognition, drives and sufferings which are universal, that we all (or at least most of us) experience. And in the … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: Distain

The Forest Interface: What happened in the forest

This last weekend, 35 burners decended upon Stora Kinäs Gård, smack in the middle of the deep forests of Östergötland. For 48 hours, there was a lot of different things going on; cuddles, genuine conversations, a jam stage, electronica yoga, bathing in the lake, a lot of brilliant dj:s and live acts – among them the premieer of Saagan’s (aka Andreas Saag) live set that has … Fortsätt läsa The Forest Interface: What happened in the forest

Lyrics & Interpretations: How We Think About Us

This is a track I wrote together with Luke Harney aka Typesun some time ago. Now it’s resurfacing in the advent of the British election in a new acoustic version, performed by Typesun and Romaine Smith on goosebump inducing vocals! Check it out, and see follow the lyrics below if you want. (No interpretation offered this time, except the message that Luke wants Brits to ponder: Turn … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: How We Think About Us

Lyrics & Interpretations: Age Old Pain

  Oh, so lone, I’m feeling old and broken Feel like I’ve told all my stories to anyone caring enough to listen Must I, do I really have to try another time to fill my life with meaning, purposeful expressions It’s absurd in just one lifetime to pull off this puzzle I’ve accumulated failures for millennia   So throw me a parade, hurray, I have found the age … Fortsätt läsa Lyrics & Interpretations: Age Old Pain

Subsecular Arts: The Forest Interface

Are you a philosopher dreaming of genuine dialogue with others about existential questions? Are you a musician who would like to perform your most personal live set or DJ-set ever? Are you an sculptor, painter, or digital visual arts who is just longing to express your creative craft for others to see? Have you dreamt of engaging others in a workshop which would be transformative for people? Are you aching … Fortsätt läsa Subsecular Arts: The Forest Interface