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Ludvig Almgrens podcast om sufimystic Ivan Agueli

Publicerad 2020-02-05 18:07:00 i Ivan Aguéli, Mystics and mysticism,

A year ago, poet and philosopher Ludvig Almgren did a short radio program (podcast) about the Sufi mystic Ivan Aguéli . Hear this . It is an extremely good introduction to this one of Sweden's most internationally known artists of all time. As many of you may know, I am cautiously Muslim, and Ivan Agueli has of course been an important role model for my special kind of Sufi Islam. I belong to the same movement as Agueli, traditionalism , and was initiated into it by Mohamed Omar (now Eddie Råbock) and a Sufi mystic (janitor in a Suficenter) in the small village of Orgiva in the Spanish countryside 2011. Oddly enough, Agueli also lived in Spain for a long time, and was a "militant" animal rights activist and anarchist just like me. 
 
Agueli belonged to the Shadiliyya , a Sufi Muslim monk order, I unofficially belong to the Naqshbandi,  a monk order too, in the Sunni tradition. My mosque, the mosque at Medborgarplatsen (Björn's garden) in Stockholm, is Sunni, and I often pray there early in the morning. My spiritual twin Marcus Mahdi in Stockholm is also Naqshbandi-initiated. Without knowing that I was that too. Typical. 
 
But what about the order I started myself? " The Order of the Holy Nature "? Of course it belongs to Islam and Naqshbandi somehow, but is pretty ecumenical and interreligious, as the traditionalists always are. How many initiates this order will be revealed on the doomsday. 
 
(excuse for some english interruptions, I have problem with my computer, it automatically translates into english)

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Lars Larsen

Born 1984 in Finland, Norwegian, lives in Österbybruk, Sweden, poet, ecotheologian and ecophilosopher (though not an academic such), is also called "The monk" ("munken", he is monk in a self-founded monastery order, "Den Heliga Naturens Orden", "The Order of the Holy Nature"), he calls himself "Forest Man Snailson" (Skogsmannen Snigelson) because of certain strong ties to Nature and the animals, founded among other things through many years of homelessness living in tent, cot, cave and several huts in the Flaten Nature Reserve and the Nacka Reserve outside of Stockholm. He debuted as a poet in 2007 with "Över floden mig" ("Across the river of me"), published by himself, he has also published an ecotheological work, "Djurisk teologi. Paradisets återkomst" (Animalistic theology. The return of paradise") on Titel förlag 2010. He has published the poem collection "Naturens återkomst" (The return of Nature) on Fri Press förlag 2018 together with Titti Spaltro, his ex-girlfriend. Lars' professions are two, cleaner and painter (buildings). Before he was homeless, but right now he lives in Österby boende, a group home for mental patients 45 km northeast of Uppsala. His adress is: Harviksvägen 6A, 74830 Österbybruk, Sverige. One can reach him in the comments section on this blog. His texts on this blog are without copyright, belonging to "Public Domain".

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