A such journey without any mental support and existential inspiration does not prove being an easy task. Therefore you shall know who had or is still having an substantial influence on my preparation.
Generally speaking many thinkers and believers have gone over and some of their insight remained preserved in society, culture and truth. Some became rotten fruits and some gave birth to new ones. As there isn’t enough brightness and recognition for every boughs, I consider lighting those up in order to show you their hidden beauty.
Friedrich Nietzsche – Being devoured by insanity and madness he took the path of the misunderstood artist refuting the fiction behind absolute truth and societal values.
« You great star, what would your happiness be had you not those for whom you shine? »
« The knight of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies, but also to hate his friends. »
« There are no facts, only interpretations. »
Carl Gustav Jung – Being chased by his own very real nightmares he took the path of mysticism and hidden knowledge.
Hermann Hesse – Being pursued by cultural conformity he took the path of a lonely anarchist dreaming of irrefutable consciousness.
« In the beginning was the myth. »
Fyodor Dostoevski – Being limited by societal decadence he took the path of the oh so human believer by knowing his own soul at the very best.
« Nothing in this world is harder than speaking the truth, nothing easier than flattery. »
Silvio Gesell – Being emprisoned by inherent values he took the path of equity defending nature and naturalness.
More honorable people would be Kahlil Gibran, Albert Hofmann, Rudolf Steiner, Alan Watts and Oscar Wilde.
Even if they seem to fight for different causes, a strong bond keeps them together, at least in order to feed my innocent, curious understanding. A bond telling the story of distress, loneliness, escape and the journey itself.
I don’t intent to accurately read them, nor to dogmatise my own feelings about them upon you. What I may say citing their names should only be seen through that specific lens of my own words.