Terje G. Simonsen

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Born
Terje Gerotti Simonsen

(1963-04-23) April 23, 1963 (age 59)
Kristiansand
NationalityNorwegians
CitizenshipNorway
Alma materUniversity of Oslo
Occupation
  • Historian
  • Non-fiction writer
AwardsParapsychological Association Book Award (2019)[1]

Terje Simonsen (born on April 23, 1963) is a Norwegian historian and nonfiction author.

Biography

Simonsen was born on April 23, 1963 in Kristiansand[2] and grew up in Mandal (town).[3][4]

He graduated from the University of Oslo in 1993 and 8 years later his thesis on :no:Janus (tidsskrift)|no:Janus journal and Alf Larsen was published by :no:Solum Forlag|no:Solum Forlag as a book “JANUS—A Journal and an Era”.[5][6]

In 2003, he wrote a comprehensive introductory essay to a Norwegian edition of I and Thou by Martin Buber, published by Bokklubben World Library.[7][8]

Simonsen is considered to be a pioneer concerning the introduction of an Gender neutrality in languages with gendered third-person pronouns|androgynous pronoun in Norway.[9] In the article “En språklig mutant i anmarsj” (“A Linguistic Mutant Approaching”), published in Morgenbladet, in 2006, Simonsen suggested that gender related changes in culture and society would result in an androgynous pronoun appearing through a evolutionary process resembling natural evolution.[10]

Simonsen’s main interest has been esoteric traditions—hermeticism,kabbalah, sufism etc.—and he has also edited and authored writings within this field.[2] Among other things, he instigated the first Norwegian translation and edition of the antique esoteric text Book of Enoch in the series “:no:Verdens Hellige Skrifter|no:Verdens Hellige Skrifter” (The World’s Holy Scriptures), where he also wrote an introductory essay.[2][11][12]

In 2013, Simonsen authored a book on parapsychology, where he explored various paranormal phenomena in a historical context as well as the evolution of the intellectual foundations of parapsychology.[13][14][15][16] In 2018, an expanded and updated English edition was published by an Italian company Pari Publishing.[17][18] In November 2019, it received the Parapsychological Association Book Award.[1] A new and upgraded edition was released in the UK and USA in 2020 by Watkins Books|Watkins Publishing (2020).[19]

Publications

  • Janus—et tidsskrift og en tid [Janus—a Journal and an Era] (in Norwegian). wikt:no:Solum Forlag. 2001. ISBN 9788256013128.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  • Simonsen, Terje (2013). Våre skjulte evner—telepati, klarsyn og fremsyn [Our Secret Abilities—Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Precognition] (in Norwegian). Pax Forlag. ISBN 978-82-530-3559-8.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  • Simonsen, Terje (2018). Our Secret Powers—A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal. Pari Publishing. ISBN 978-88-95604-33-6.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2019 PA Book Award Winner - A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal—Our Secret Powers: Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Precognition". Parapsychological Association. 2019-12-10. Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Syvertsen, Emil Otto (2004-06-22). "Veiviser til mystikken i Enoks bok" [Guide to the mysteries of the book of Enoch]. Fædrelandsvennen (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  3. Jack Van Der Hagen Nørgaard (2013-10-23). "Gjorde som Snåsamannen sa" [Did what the Snåsaman said]. Lindesnes (newspaper) (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. Jack Van Der Hagen Nørgaard (2014-10-22). "Salsa i tåkete landskap" [Salsa in misty landscapes]. Lindesnes (newspaper) (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. Bugge, Niels Magnus (2001). "Janus sett med friske øyne" [A fresh look at Janus]. wikt:no:Libra (tidsskrift) (in Norwegian) (4). Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2020-09-23.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. Tjønneland, Eivind (2002-02-22). "Porno for kulturradikalere" [Porn for cultural radicals]. Morgenbladet (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-06-21. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  7. Simonsen, Terje (2020). "Et møte med et Du, eller et møte med et Det" [An encounter with a You, or an encounter with an It] (PDF). Norsk Gestalttidsskrift (in Norwegian). XVII (1): 60–71. ISSN 1503-8912. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-09-24.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. Nerol, Valborg Helene (2007). "El Stemme Mellom Dei Andre Stemmene" [A voice among other voices] (PDF) (in Norwegian). University of Oslo. p. 47. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-09-24.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. Krogsæter, Silje Marie (2015). "Hen—et politisk pronomen" [Hen—a political pronoun] (PDF) (in Norwegian). University of Bergen. p. 9. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-04-17. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  10. "Androgynt pronomen" [Androgynous pronoun]. Morgenbladet (in Norwegian). 2006-05-26. Archived from the original on 2019-12-14. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  11. Boccaccini, Gabriele; Collins, Johnh Joseph, eds. (2007). The Early Enoch Literature. Brill Publishers. p. 345. ISBN 978-90-04-16154-2.
  12. "Intervju med Terje G. Simonsen om Enoks bok" [Interview with Terje G. Simonsen on Book of Enoch] (in Norwegian). Bokklubben World Library. 2004. Archived from the original on 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  13. Bach, David (2013-10-15). "Logger på "det mentale internett"" [Logging on to «the mental internet»]. Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  14. Egeland, Tom (2014-02-06). "Bokanmeldelse: Terje G. Simonsen: Våre skjulte evner" [Book review: Terje G. Simonsen: Our Hidden Abilities]. Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  15. Fønnebø, Vinjar (2014-04-08). "Leseverdig reise i bevissthetens grenseland" [Valuable journey in the borderland of consciousness]. Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association (in Norwegian). 134 (748): 748. doi:10.4045/tidsskr.13.1699. Archived from the original on 2016-09-18. Retrieved 2020-09-22.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  16. Skjeldal, Eskil (2014-04-05). "Reisen til randsonen" [The journey to the edge zone]. Vårt Land (Norwegian newspaper) (in Norwegian).{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  17. "Terje Gerotti Simonsen". Pari Publishing. 2018. Archived from the original on 2018-05-16. Retrieved 2020-09-23.
  18. Williams, George R. (2020). "A Far Ranging Tour of All Things Psi". Journal of Parapsychology. 84 (1). Archived from the original on 2020-09-22. Retrieved 2020-09-25 – via Questia Online Library.
  19. "Terje G. Simonsen". Watkins Books. 2020-05-21. Archived from the original on 2020-09-24. Retrieved 2020-09-24.

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