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Gurus (Goeroes)

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Original Language: Dutch | 256 pp. | March 2019

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For fans of the documentaries Wild Wild Country (Netlix original) and Kumaré

SPIRITUALITY

A philosophical account in which Jensen scours the ethical borders of modern spirituality through literature, interviews and TV series. **** NRC

Stine Jensen examines the temptations and dangers of modern spirituality.

A lot of modern spirituality is not as zen as we think it is. The comparison with a repressive religion is obvious when there is a dependency on a spiritual leader. On the other hand, the power of modern spirituality often lies in the appealing idea of a community within an individualistic society.

In Gurus, Stine Jensen examines the relation between dependency and independency, autonomy and resignation and a desire for subjugation.

Stine Jensen (1972) is a philosopher, (television) program maker and writer. Hollands Diep previously published THE EDUCATORS, in which she and Frank Meester offer philosophical tools for exasperated parents. January 2019, Stine Jensen wrote the essay for the Dutch Month of the Spirituality, First Love.