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.
When Dogs Die
Syllable Poem in text and on video
When a dog dies,
does its ghost haunt its grave - if it has one?
Grave, that is.
A place where it's laid down to rest.
you must at first have had a soul.
So, I guess what I ask is:
Do dogs have a soul?
So do pigs, and birds, and ants,
and bugs so small they can't be seen.
Each nut, each seed, is life.
An egg. A germ.
Soul is life, life is soul.
Two words for the same thing.
Do souls stay, when life has gone,
and there's but a corpse that moves no more?
Flesh that rots,
bones that crack and turn to dust.
when flesh turns to soil?
is not the same as that which moves,
then life doesn't stop when legs do.
The soul moves on.
The ghosts of dead dogs bark at their graves.
If you try hard,
if you be still,
and make no noise of your own,
you can hear it.
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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.