Something I saw on Facebook, advertising for a mobile app. What does it have to do with our times, "spirituality" and such? Well, at first one could think this is so typical of the stressed modern man, fragmented knowledge, etc. But it's actually an old concept.
I'm reminded of something author and small-town mystic Sture Emby once told me from when he was young. 40s, maybe? He then lived in an alternative collective in the forests outside Rättvik, which was led by the health pioneer Agne Windmark. It was certainly a spartan, quiet existence.
They lived cheaply, picked berries, worked on their personal development. And - that's where I wanted to get to! - had some income from writing for that thing called (called?) Reader's Digest, i.e. booklets that people could subscribe to that briefly reproduced the main points from various books.