I'm a Swedish writer, artist, and historian of ideas, writing fiction and non-fiction books in both Swedish and English. I'm also an aikido instructor. More about me here.
The Greek philosophers and what they thought about cosmology, myth, and the gods, by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
The Taoism of Lao Tzu Explained. The great Chinese classic, translated and extensively commented by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
by Stefan Stenudd. Qi, prana, spirit, and other life forces around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Poem in text and on video
Give me a drink that saves my soul.
Give me a drink to wash away
the dust of the road I walk,
the dust I have inhaled just by living,
year after year.
It slows my blood,
it wrinkles my skin,
and tires my steps on this road
although there are still miles and miles to traverse.
An elixir, no less.
Perhaps only water from the fountain of youth.
That would send a jolt through my spine,
and put a shine on my teeth.
We all know about the Holy Grail.
Anything poured into it is bound to transform,
anything drunk from it is sure to cure.
but I might be the container of them.
I need them, but they don't make me.
I am the Grail of what floats through me.
I'd like to think that I'm Holy.
What liquid is worthy of filling a Holy Grail?
But wait, I just said that the Grail itself takes care of that.
but how I treat it once I've got it inside.
I must take delight in it.
That's the secret of life, as well.
My Fiction Books
Science fiction novel about a quest through the universe for a perfect world. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.
Thoughts on life, death, and the meaning of it all, explored by anecdotes and mythological fragments. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.