Flemming Oppenhagen Behrend Sacred images, Author & Musician
Fifteen years ago, I wrote my first self-published book: 78 RPM The Record of a Family. It explores the origin of my family history, both personally and collectively. Near the end of my career as a dental technician, I embarked on Jungian studies and became an archetypal pattern analyst which has enriched my understanding of spirituality, art, and creativity. Since retiring last year, I have dedicated my time to write a book that traces the roots of my spiritual journey. I had to reflect on what it meant to be an immigrant moving from Denmark to the United States. My daily practice includes Iconography painting, music, and writing.
Sojourner in a foreign land.
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Sojourner in a Foreign Landis a personal story about immigration, the search for spiritual belonging, sexual and gender identity, and how childhood trauma influences a human life. As a Scandinavian immigrant, I was blessed with privileges other ethnic groups did not have. Still, it was a struggle to start from the bottom. The book also describes life in Copenhagen, Denmark, in the fifties and sixties, and what it means to leave your culture and traditions behind.
"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"
Henry David Thoreau
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Olympia, WA 98506, USA