tisdag 10 januari 2017

Antropolis: bilder


Godmiddag.




Dessa bilder föreställer Antropolis, staden som ÄR.

Bilderna torde tala för sig själva.

Jag övergår nu från tal till sång, 50 kronor till den som märker någon skillnad:
Jag har en spegel där jag kan se
alla världar i Omniversum --
Rokkana, Landet, Bostrons bolag
och Jenro Klaos antropol --
se dem upphöjda i omnisk virvel,
glorifierade, med gyllene skimmer --
gudamänniskor, skarpskurna figurer,
pregnanta sällar som sällar sig
tillsammans och sjunger, "helig-
helig-helig".

Jag har en spegel för spahis och
gardister, maxkultur och korvmångel,
rytande i natten som en Norrlandsbjörn
över fabriksvisslor och sillgrisslor,
Hi och Flippo, Fix och Foxi. Spegeln
speglar, degeln deglar, Omniversums
verser tonar ut -- och sedan träffas
vi på Trosa konditori.












Relaterat
Köp Antropolis på SF-Bokhandeln
Mer info om romanen
Antropolitansk profil 1: Hadar Lacq
Antropolitansk profil 2: Elander Lysion
Antropolitansk profil 3: Gotsis Fripp


måndag 2 januari 2017

Kurs i att skriva krigsberättelser


Idag är det måndag.




Välkomna till denna kurs i att skriva krigsberättelser. Det gäller både film och romaner. Allt är mycket enkelt och kan sammanfattas i punktform:
. Du behöver inte ha någon kunskap om stora operationer, massverkan och "striden som tillstånd". Nej, ett litet löjligt kommandoföretag räcker, ett gäng grabbar på äventyr. Som i "Saving Private Ryan", "Kanonerna på Navarone", "Örnnästet", "Bron över floden Kwai" och "De nakna och de döda". All action i denna sista roman är ju koncentrerad till en patrull. Och de övriga fokuserar på liknande patrullföretag.

. Överhuvud taget är action inte så viktigt, nej koncentrera dig du på gruff mannarna emellan, lägerlivets nolltillvaro, "sergeanten är dum, majoren är dum" osv. Detta kan lösas genom att ha all eller stor del av handlingen förlagd till utbildning, som i "Full Metal Jacket".

. Känslopjunk är ett måste. Detta löses lätt i filmen med att ha smetig musik i bakgrunden till varje scen. I textform utförs det hela med introspektion i personernas psyken, gärna med tillbakablickar över vad som hänt innan, allt med målet att visa hur synd det är om dem.

. Ett tillgjort språk måste till. Kalla för all del inte en spade för en spade, nej sökta omskrivningar är alltid bäst. I film är detta lika med löjliga kameraåkningar, överdrivet långa inzoomningar på själsplågade ansikten och frosseri i militär formalia vilket ger en "ironisk" effekt.

. Du behöver inte känna till något om hur militära operationer och ledning går till, nej alla bara rusar i en skock och skjuter. Samurajartad coolness kan du strunta i. Däremot får alla soldater gärna skrika och kommentera vad de gör, à la "nu är det hett om öronen", "vi kommer aldrig att klara det här" (q.v. "Pearl Harbor").

Så går det alltså till enligt handboken. Vill ni däremot ha en krigsstory som bryter mot alla dessa regler -- som behandlar stora, sammanhängande operationer med befäl mitt i smeten som leder sina förband, utan fredsmässigt gruff och känslopjunk, med ett avskalat språk där en spade kallas spade -- kolla då in "Eld och rörelse".

"Eld och rörelse" är en novellsamling jag gav ut som pappersbok 2007. Nu finns den som fri pdf. Titelberättelsen är en gråzonsberättelse från ingenmansland. Den bryter som antytt mot alla de regler och syndrom som idag gäller för denna konstform.

Här känslopjunkas inte, här skildras inte futtiga patruller. Här GESTALTAS. Här råder, mutatis mutandum, SAMURAJARTAD COOLNESS från början till slutet. Apateia, samatva, bushido. Döden som närvarar från första sidan till sista.




Relaterat
Eld och rörelse åter tillgänglig
Det röda massanfallet
Kaninbibeln

onsdag 28 december 2016

Eftermiddag i Antropolis


I Antropolis ryktas det, framhålls det.




Antropolis är staden som är alla städer. Den är belägen i astralvärlden, i drömtidens icke-tid.

Bilderna visar Avenyn i Antropolis någon gång, någon dag i denna icke-tid.




Relaterat
Köp Antropolis på SF-Bokhandeln
Mer info om romanen
Antropolitansk profil 1: Hadar Lacq
Antropolitansk profil 2: Elander Lysion
Antropolitansk profil 3: Gotsis Fripp

måndag 26 december 2016

From My Collection of Model Soldiers

I have a collection of military miniatures, collected since my early childhood. They are kept in store in a secret location Beyond the Beyond, only accessible by pump trolley along a disused railroad track. This is a selection of my plastic figures.





1. German WW II soldier, 1/32, Airfix. Actually an Afrika Korps soldier that I've painted in regular, "mainland Europe" garb. How to paint figures like these, see caption for figure 7. Details aside, learning how to paint these ready-cast, one-piece, unpainted-on-delivery figures has been a process over the years, and now I'm reasonably satisfied with the result, the highlighting giving the figure some depth, some stature, some Gestaltkvalität as the Germans say.


2. Ready-made, factory painted Britains figure, 1/32, medieval archer.


3. Various (click on the picture for blow-up).


4. Vitrine.


5. Britains and Herald indians, 1/32, factory painted.


6. German 1/32 soldier, probably Matchbox. Painted by yours truly.


7. American Paratrooper, 1/32, Airfix, painted by me in a kind of highlighting fashion gained by priming the figure in light grey, then letting it dry. Then it's about painting it in olive drab, then, while paint is still wet, rubbing some of it off with a cloth. Further, the face is done by first painting it in flesh (and letting it dry), then adding a darker color, then wiping this off. This results in having the darker paint only settle in the cavities of the face, gaining some sort of detailed paint job without having to add every single brush stroke for this. -- Details like boots, weapon, belt are then painted, done without fuss, no highlighting.


8. The previous figures, both Airfix and Britains, are solid, one-piece ones, cast in one single piece. The one in this picture is an assembled model from Taimya, 1/35, panzer grenadier, with parts like body, arms, weapon, helmet glued together. This allows for a rather fine detail job, easy to paint before assembly. I assembled this figure while I was, say, 16 or 17, and it still looks quite good -- despite absence of highlighting in the painting, that was an unknown feature back in the day. In comparison, figure 1, 6 and 7 have been painted by me this year as a middle aged artist.


9. Various.


10. Various.




Related (in Swedish)
Kluge: "Slaget"
Melina Starr -- agent i befrielsen av Sverige
Castanedas värld: en ordlista
Recension på svenska av Jüngers "Der Kampf als inneres Erlebnis"

lördag 24 december 2016

Merry Christmas Everybody


Indeed.




It's Christmas. And I'll celebrate it with this picture of me as a six-year-old at pre-school, doing a mosaic. Color and pizazz, then as now. Enthroned on a part of my opus.

Merry Christmas and a happy New Year. And acknowledge the I AM, the divine light within.




Related
Nordic Sphinx (poem)
The New Improved Sun (poem)
Secular Hymns -- Ordinary Songs With Religious Feel
Who Are the Ascended Masters?

onsdag 21 december 2016

New Book in the Pipe


Acclaimed author Lennart Svensson has written another ground-breaking work.




If everything goes according to plan, the next title by Lennart Svensson will be Actionism -- How to Become a Responsible Man.

The publisher is Manticore Books, Australia.

The new title, Actionism, is a moral statement and a selfhelp guide, teaching you to sum up your will and become a Responsible Man.

Actionism is a perennially footed, esoterically oriented selfhelp guide. It's a vortex of erudition and experience, an ethic for the active and educated man and woman.

Read more about it on the publisher's website.




Related
Forthcoming: Actionism -- How to Become a Responsible Man
Borderline (2015)
Secular Hymns
The image is a bust of Julius Caesar, a man quoted in Actionism: "I am the brother of danger... I am like the northern star... I am not afraid to tell grey-beards the truth...!"

söndag 18 december 2016

Written 18/12 2012


Good evening.



You see the image above. It's a view from Antropolis, city of cities, all cities and none. More can be read about it in my eponymous Swedish language novel, "Antropolis".

Here's a link to it (in Swedish). Not that I'm trying to sell it. I guess many are tired of buying stuff now, just before Christmas. It's just that many want to have links to stuff in any blog post.

Anyhow, this image is from Antropolis. Specifically, what we see is the Regimental Facility = "Regementets stad" in the book.

These are barracks. In Swedish, "kaserner". In German, "Kaserne". Makes you think of the song, "In den Kasernen, da warten sie -- auf menschen Brüdern, da schiessen sie."

Now I'll go and read Monier-Williams Sanskrit dictionary. Or whatever. Pre-Christmas coma prevailing.




Related (in Swedish)
Antropolis
Blogginlägg från oktober

tisdag 6 december 2016

"Science Fiction Seen from the Right" Reviewed


An important thing for a published book is to be reviewed. This is part of the reception of the book. And now the first review of Science Fiction Seen from the Right has seen light of day.




The first review of Science Fiction Seen from the Right has been published. James O’Meara of Counter-Currents has meticulously read my essay, and meticulously pointed out this and that in the case. Read the review here.

You could say that the review is about 51% positive about the book. The later part of the review has some praise for it. With that in mind, there’s also some criticism aired.

As for instance regarding the traditional angle of the book.

O’Meara intimates that the book isn’t really covering traditional strains. For instance, he says that Herbert’s Dune would be “pretty much the only – book/author that fits” the traditional costume.

To this, I, as the author of the book, say: with the method employed by O’Meara, not even Dune would pass the traditionalist test. For in book 2 of the series, Dune Messiah, Herbert reverses everything heroic and grand about book 1, Dune. And God Emperor of Dune (book 4) can be read as a scathing criticism of monarchy, feudalism, religion and all. As I say in my study, Herbert had this “bipolar” strain and it’s all over the Dune series. It has instances of “anti-tradition” throughout, along with the glorious archaism and traditionalism.

The thing of it is, to find 20th century authors showcasing traditional ideals isn’t easy. There virtually aren’t any thoroughbred traditional fiction authors nowadays. Examine them closely and out comes a man that might seem like a flaming liberal in many cases. True, we do have essayists like Evola and Guénon stating what tradition is and is not. However, when looking at 20th century fiction, I find it more fruitful to examine authors who may not “be” textbook traditionalists, but who “represent” traditional strains.

With this in mind, I think it’s justified to speak of for instance Heinlein and traditionalism. For instance, look at him when he (in Space Cadet) has a general saying that an officer must be “a true and noble knight”. And when he in Glory Road has the hero giving a beginner a lecture on how to be heroic. In modern literature it doesn't get any more traditional than that.

Further, it’s justified to speak of traditionalism when looking at Tolkien and C. S. Lewis with their worlds imbued by “the feudal spirit” and faith. It’s justified to examine the authors the way I do because — again — maybe they would fail a traditionalist exam — but, the important thing is what they in critical cases “represent” — and that, to me, is traditionalism. They acknowledge eternal values like duty, honor, courage, faith and justice.

That is why my general outlook still holds, I figure.

True, in some instances I might profit from what O’Meara calls “minuscule Tradition” along with the defining, “majuscule Tradition”. The attitude of fleshing out the study with “ordinary conservatism” along with the cutting edge, archaic Traditionalism. However, this I put up on the “grey area” account. And maybe I should have supplied some disclaimers regarding this in the introduction. You can’t have too many disclaimers these days, I’ve noticed.

However, I do have disclaimers in the book. Like regarding Heinlein. Which I both give pride of place in the book, giving him chapter 1 to shine in plus a major part of the last chapter. To me, he is the “iconic” right-wing SF writer because he gloriously represents the conservative, traditional mindset in SF garb. Then, of course, he also had liberal and libertarian attitudes and this I note. I do “disclaim” Heinlein as a Traditionalist stalwart through and through. Yet, in many a good book he represented conservative attitudes and for this he will, to me, remain the iconic SF rightwinger for ever and ever amen.

Another thing. The book is not a translation, as O’Meara intimates. It was written in English, by me, from start to finish.

The review is critical. Some criticism is delivered...! But — as hinted, there’s some praise too. In all, it’s a fine text doing the book some justice. Do read it, I say.




Related
Svenssongalaxen Presentation of the Book
Buy the Book on Amazon
Buy the Book on Adlibris
Counter-Currents Reviews my SF Essay

måndag 28 november 2016

Some Poems Posted in November, 2016



Hereby some poems by Lennart Svensson, author of several modern classics.




I will now publish some choice poems, creations of timeless beauty and wisdom. The first poem is called Obey the Bey.
Badilidam, badilidoo,
I'm a singer and a poet, I sing as I go.
Dig-a-loo, Waterloo,
that's what we sing in Sweden
in Eurovision and so.

Summer breeze, makes me feel fine,
oh yes, oyez, you'd better obey --
obey The Bey, Ardath Bey,
the wise ol' Egyptian,
the adept and scholar,
the mystic, the rustic,
the king of it all.

I sing for fun, I blog on the net,
writing my poesy for all and sundry.
This blog fares well, there are readers
and stuff, visitors in the night.
It all fares well -- so I bid you,
for now, farewell!
You've just read a poem by me, Lennart Svensson, the editor and proprietor of this blog. There seems to be some visitors to this site and for that I'm glad. I mean, currently I'm not so eager to push it among people. The readers come anyway.

By the way, the pic above is of the Temple of Debod, Egypt.

- - -

Now for the next poem: The Sun in the Dark.
The sun shines in the dark
beaming through space, illuminating Earth
lighting my way as I go shopping:

- sunripe tomatoes

- solar grain bread

- mellow yellow bananas

- Solisan vitamin drink


Sol invictus! Triumphant Sun!


The sun burns in the dead of space
boils in 5,000, maybe FIVE MILLION degrees
radiating its heat into the abyss
and reaching our clod of earth
filtering through the atmosphere
sieving through the air
shining through a tree
and shining on me
as I go home from the store
with solar bread in my basket.



I'm a legend in my lunchtime, a poet and a pundit, a king and a clown, for ever seeking Harmony, Beauty and Spiritual Passion.

I seek and I find, the journey's over, I've arrived. "Home is the sailor, home from the sea / and the hunter is home from the woods" as Stevenson put it. Or, as I myself am putting it in the next poem, called Flower in the Desert.:
The Pilgrim went out into the desert
and there he found a flower,
who said "pick me, I'm nice".
So the Pilgrim picked it and
right then he just knew
this was the Flower of Sun.

Shall I stay in this desert, he mused
or shall I bring this Flower of Sun
to the people, let them rejoice
in its beauty and marvel at the colors?

From desert plains I bring you love...
From desert plains I bring you love...


With these lines from Judas Priest,
those Metal Gods of yore,
the Pilgrim went along and headed
for The Great City, whose lustre
shone ever so brightly beyond the horizon
of the nocturnal desert.

(The rather fine picture is "Desert Flower" by alien9875.)


How sweet it is...! Oh I dare say.

What then, do I say? I say: how sweet to express yourself in poetry. It's so tight, so dense, so full of information in the tiniest space possible.

So enough of my yakking, whaddaya say, let's boogie -- with the next poem -- the fourth and last -- called, Searching:
Searching for tomorrow,
searching for a read,
searching for a blogpost,
searching for some fun...

So how 'bout that apatia they talk about:
enjoy the silence, enjoy the nothingness,
shûnyatâ... how is it done, how...?

Just sit down and dream, la-la-la...
think about nothing, the nothingness now...
I am nothing, I am void, space, infinity...
extinction -- and expansion, evolution:

I have become Cosmos, the galaxy whirl:
"sarva-loka-pravriddha", dance with me Shiva...




Related
My Amazon Page
Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Not-So-Good of Philip K. Dick
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tisdag 22 november 2016

Nioårsjubileum


This is the nine-year jubilee of this blog, presented in Swedish. -- Det är alltså nioårsjubileum för Galaxen idag. Det första inlägget postades 22/11 2007. Det var en annan värld då, tänk vad tiden går.




Bloggen fyller nio år idag. Tjoho.

Jag har inget särskilt att säga om bloggens förflutna just nu. Annat än att denna blogg har varit en trevlig hobby under dessa år. Från november 2007 till idag.

Jag har genom åren bloggat om ditt och datt. För att ge ett slags tvärsnitt av eländet denna jubileumsdag, härmed några länkar till personer jag bloggat om.

Ska vi börja i Sverges samtid kan man ju nämna detta inlägg om David Nessle. Nessle är en serietcknare och kreatör som kan förtjäna några rader.

En figur som vagt påminner om Nessle är Leonard Borgzinner. Denne norrman avled 1990 och förtjänar också några rader. En kreativ man, allt annat lika.

- - -

Nu gå vi till historien. Jag har även bloggat om den. En av de historiska figurer jag berört är Alkibiades, en athenare under peloponnesiska krigens stormar.

En person som är diger på historiska innebörder är vidare Robert E. Lee. Han var sydstatsgeneral under amerikanska inbördeskriget. Lika innebördsrika var andra världskrigets Patton och Rommel. Rommel var en något udda figur men visst var han historisk, ett generalsskap väl värt att studera.

En god representant för amerikansk general under efterkrigstiden är annars Norman Schwarzkopf. USA:s krigsmakt är iofs en imperialistisk erövrarmaskin, det har vi sett sedan Vietnam men ännu mer sedan Afghanistan och Irak. Men alla militärer gillar inte att användas som instrument för elitmaffian. Därför finns idag en gruppering inom Pentagon som kallas "White Hats", omnämnt i detta inlägg. Folk som Schwarzkopf tycks mig ha det rätta virket att vara en Hederlig General, en som förstår att uppfylla den ed man svurit, den att försvara konstitutionen. White Hats idé är att som soldater försvara konstitutionen, det har man gått ed på, inte US, Inc. som är elitmaffians rofferi- och utsugningsprojekt.

- - -

Det handlar om människor på min blogg. Går man till andliga storheter finns det ju några stycken. Men jag inskränker mig till de mer biografiska texterna. T.ex en sådan som den om Vivekânanda. Han var en indisk guru som verkade under början av 1900-talet. Han och hans lärare Râmakrishna hade sina poänger.

Fler porträtt av andliga typer som getts på bloggen, är t.ex denna över Swedenborg, en storsvensk andeskådare, och denna över Carlos Castaneda. Denna länk går till en recension av hans första bok. Här har ni bloggens hela Castanedatråd.

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Personer jag bloggat om under dessa nio år: de är så många att jag knappt kan räkna dem. Men jag har till exempel skrivit några rader om Lasse Holmqvist (1930-1996), som hade ett möjligen gripande levnadsöde som stor TV-kändis på 80-talet. En skåning likt Holmqvist var för sin del Åke Ohlmarks (1911-1984) som jag alltid kommer att digga. Han var översättare, författare och bråkmakare.

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Slutligen en figur i gråzonen: Arne Treholt. Han var intressant. Och skyldig. Denne norske Sovjetmedlöpare förtjänade sitt straff. Det sägs aldrig i MSM. Där hålls han om ryggen av mediavänstern.

Så denna dag är "lite festlig". Men det ska inte hindra mig från att polemisera om ditt och datt. Som i de länkar jag gett som ibland har lejonklon framme.




Relaterat
David Nessle skrev "Stadsliv"
Leonard Borgzinner
Carlos Castaneda

onsdag 16 november 2016

Secret History Wordlist


What's happening? Don't ask me, I'm just a blogger. However, as a theory of what might be going on in the world right now, a possible pattern of some operators wielding "power," I suggest the below outing into the realms of "secret history". Actually, it's rather much "contemporary times" -- but -- the historical perspective is there too. Thus the caption. -- Disclaimer: I don't take responsibility for every aspect of the things listed below. I merely report. You decide.




DRAGON FAMILIES: not to be confused with the White Dragon Society (q.v.). The Dragon Families might be old Chinese royalty forced into exile to the Philippines after the Communist takeover in 1949. Or maybe they are mainland Chinese, who knows. -- The head of the families is one alleged figure called "Grandfather". Reportedly, these families have enabled the revaluation of world currencies, especially the US currency, by lending the new US Treasury in Reno, Nevada, a lot of gold. Thus, these Dragon families call the shots and they even -- they say -- demanded that Paul Ryan became interim President of the Republic. Because, the US that Obama leads is the illegal US, founded surreptitiously in 1871 (q.v. "US, Inc."). -- A synonym for "Dragon Families," sometimes used, is "Chinese Dragon Elders".

FULFORD, BENJAMIN: Canadian journalist born in 1961, working out of Japan. He reports rumors etc. from the intelligence and secret society communities. His reports are in a virtual grey area, forming a pattern of elsewhere unreported political phenomena. Fulford is a mystery and we don't support him at all. However, sometimes his reports present real titbits, like saying that the Pope Benedict would abdicate, one year before he actually did that (he abdicated in February 2013). In this way even the posting of rumors can be of value. Here we have his website.

NESARA: a reform package doing away with much of the ills of today, like ending economic slavery, creating world-wide peace and returning the US to constitutional government. More of NESARA in this post.

OLD EUROPEAN ROYALTY: old European imperial and royal families dethroned 1790-1918 (the Russian Romanovs, the Austrian Habsburgs, maybe even France's House of Capet). Allegedly they still hold power, along with still enthroned royal families like Windsor, Bernadotte and Orange of Holland. Their power consists in, on the one hand, real estate and amassed fortune -- and, on the other hand, "invisible" power like tradition, contacts and "the royal aura". -- What's the role of "Old Royalty" in this pattern? I don't know -- but -- it seems that we shouldn't count this faction out in the ongoing power struggle. See also "Dragon Families," they might be ancient Chinese royalty, and they now reportedly "run" the US by way of gold supplied to the new US Treasury.

US, INC.: a mimicked corporate copy of the original Republic of the United States. After the Civil War 1861-65 the US Republic was bankrupt. In this situation, shady forces united to make it a corporate entity by drawing up a document called "The Constitution of the United States of America". The real, 1789 document was entitled, "The Constitution for the United States of America" -- see the difference? Such wordings are important in legal matters. With this technicality the Cabal could have congressmen and servicemen unknowlingly swear allegiance to them and not the Republic. It virtually created a "US, Inc.", in its latest incarnation domiciled as an off-shore company in Puerto Rico. -- Then there was the Federal Reserve act of 1913 whereby a private bank cartel created the dollar, as such, a sort of debenture and not "valuable money." With this, the Cabal took economic control along with the political, done in 1871. -- The Fed's 99 year charter ran out in 2012 -- thus, US, Inc. went bankrupt on December 24, 2012. The issue was formally settled in an international court in 2013. Reportedly, the US, Inc. was formally disbanded by the Roman Catholic Church CEO, Pope Francis, on September 22, 2015 (since the Catholic Church had a stake in the US since way back, this also being part of the Cabal shenanigans). Pope Francis himelf visited the US in September, 2015 to formally "give back" the land to its citizens, these formalities of course done in secrecy, in some official locale by signing some papers and whatnot. At the same time the Chinese, in order to regain its American investments, then started the process of creating a new US currency and a restored Republic, done by ledning out gold to a new US Treasury in Reno and demanding that Paul Ryan (Rep) became Speaker of the House. The then Speaker, John Boehner, was made to resign. Ryan officially became Speaker of the House in October, 2015, Ryan would also become interim President of the USA. Reportedly he was sworn in as such the same year, 2015. If so, Obama is just a "spokesperson for the now bankrupt US, Inc." [Edit: this October 24 update on Sananda website explains how the "US, Inc." was formed in 1871.] [One minor error in the just linked post is that it has founding father "Alexander Hamilton" as the key player of these 1871 events; instead, it must mean Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State of the U. S. Grant government.]

WHITE DRAGON SOCIETY: Japan (?) based secret society, reportedly on the good side though this is hard to judge. Journalist Benjamin Fulford (q.v.) often mentions the WDS in his reports.

WILCOCK, DAVID: spiritual American writer born in 1973, educating us with titles like The Synchronicity Key (2013) and The Source Field Investigations (2011). Along with spiritual matters he covers "secret history," money issues and politics of the surreptitious kind. Here is his website.

WHITE HATS: supposedly "good" operators within a government, like "Pentagon White Hats," "FBI White Hats" etc. In the current context, with the US Military refusing to conduct imperialistic wars all over the world, for instance Pentagon might indeed have a White Hat hegemony these days.




Related
Wordlist for New Republic, Disclosure and Such
Restoration of the US
Sananda Site Post-Election Summary
David Wilcock Site
In Swedish: Review of Source Field Investigations
Aquarelle by Robert Svensson: "Passage to Paradise".

tisdag 15 november 2016

Rave Review of Borderline


My essay Borderline was published in 2015. The current year, 2016, in April, Heathen Harvest had a review of the book.




The review is written by American poet and author Juleigh Howard-Hobson. Apart from praising the book for being what it was meant to be, a readable overview of perennialism for today's culture, she appreciates the book's style. Like saying this:
And because Borderline is a supremely well-constructed book, [a certain chapter] concerns the creation of all that shares in the state of being (...) [T]his could be heavy-going, but Svensson manages to punctuate the ponderous with light “unscripted” statements like, “I must have forgotten noting it when putting this down on paper once” (concerning the ultimate source of a creation myth), that make a chapter’s worth of philosophical musings on the beginning of existence lively and interesting rather than deadly and dull.
To this I say: indeed, some effort on style was made when writing the book. I suspected that hundreds of pages of conceptual discussion could be hard to digest, therefore, I aimed at a style of "tight but loose," allowing for passages like the one noted above.

The review continues saying this, also touching on the style of the book:
Svensson gives a quick summation of Vedic Philosophy after this, having dived into it (so to speak) while discussing the creation of everything. It is fascinating to note that when he talks about The Rigveda, “the Upanishads and its successor, the Bhagavad-Gita,” the translations he uses are his own. This is even more fascinating when you realize that the book you are reading is in English although Svensson himself is Swedish, and he still manages to convey both personality and intelligence.
The review says a lot of things, virtually all of it in a positive vein. This paragraph sums up the text rather well:
There are twenty-six chapters that make up the bulk of this two hundred thirty-three-page book, which is also comprised of an introduction, a coda, aphorisms, a list of sources, and an index of persons mentioned. Spanning from Plato to Castaneda, Svensson manages to not only capture the essential spark and esoteric meaning of conjectures regarding ontology—the nature of being—but he also manages to recast these conjectures in a new light, “so that the educated reader of today gains clarity in the matter.” Achieving such a feat is not an easy task, I imagine, but achieve it Svensson most certainly has.
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