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. … Continue reading Coming out with Depression
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 … Continue reading Presenting: Teologen
I have previously written about individualism as a sickness. The data confirms this. The longest running study in the world on what gives people a long and happy life – going on for 70+ years at Harvard – states it quite simply: Friends. Loneliness, in contrast, is as lethal as a pack of smokes a day. Loneliness kills. The study is framed in a way … Continue reading How important is community?