What is Einzelgänger?
Well, let’s start with Einzelgänger is not.
Einzelgänger is not a spiritual teacher, guru, saint, holy man on a mountain, psychologist, psychiatrist, or a mental/spiritual health organization. Although Einzelgänger discusses topics that might be beneficial for people’s well-being, its goal is to entertain, inspire, resonate and share the love of ideas with others.
What is Einzelgänger then?
This project is made possible by several people, who are responsible for footage, animations, writing, music, management, and inspiration. You could see Einzelgänger as a portal to many different subjects in the areas of philosophy, religion, and psychology, from analyzing movies to exploring Stoic ethics and Carl Jung to looking at the world through a Taoist lens. Some topics are presented superficially, while others have more depth to them.
The author behind the pseudonym Einzelgänger is a lover of wisdom in the widest sense of the word. He has been studying Stoicism, Buddhism, and Taoism since 2013. His interest in the meaning of life led to him obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies and a master’s degree in Religious & Ritual Studies. He approaches this project mainly from the viewpoint of a scholar (or just out of curiosity and willingness to study), exploring a wide range of different topics and presenting them to you through his own lens.
The theme of Einzelgänger is “in search of”, meaning that we don’t support a fixed view or teaching, but instead explore many different (and often contradicting) topics. Dogma and narrow-mindedness are not what we’re about, as we try to stay open to a wide range of ideas. Even though definitive answers to the universe’s riddles will not be provided, we’re happy to propose interesting ideas for people to reflect on.
Words of caution
The author behind Einzelgänger does his utmost best to apply logic and reason when making videos, study topics well, use correct sources (and correct references) to support his essays, and make them entertaining as well by adding music and visuals by working together with other creative people.
However, he doesn’t claim to be an authority on anything but his own life experiences. Einzelgänger is not an academic resource or a replacement for the original texts it studies and talks about. Rather, it’s a library of reflections, opinions, and interpretations by the author, which hopefully provide some food for thought. Please, always do your own research to deepen your knowledge about topics that appeal to you, using (many) different sources.
Lastly, the material provided by Einzelgänger is designed for educational, inspirational, and entertainment purposes only. This is not a clinical/medical service or replacement of mental health professionals.
For ideas, feedback, business inquiries, or general questions regarding Einzelgänger’s content or products, or anything else, send an email to: info(at)einzelganger.co
Einzelgänger is under the supervision of the Dutch Regulatory Media Authority (Commissariaat voor de Media).
“Rely not on the teacher/person, but on the teaching. Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words. Rely not on theory, but on experience. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.”The Buddha, Kalama Sutra