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Klosterruine Eldena, 1825
Born in 1948 in Lünen, Germany, Tolle received no formal education between the age thirteen and twenty-two. He says that he simply stopped attending school due to a hostile environment, a decision his father wholeheartedly supported. On his own time he took language classes, read literature and studied astronomy. Unhappy as a child, Tolle thought about suicide from an early age, something that would periodically haunt him until his later awakening. "How can I eliminate myself from this world," he wondered. Entering the University of London at age 22, Tolle studied psychology and philosophy and graduated with the highest mark possible. He subsequently received a scholarship to continue his work at Cambridge University. It was here, in 1977, at the age of 29, that Eckhart’s life took an unexpected turn.
|Source: ► Article Why Eckhart Tolle’s Evolutionary Activism Won’t Save Us, presented by the progressive Jewish interfaith magazine Tikkun, Be Scofield, US American blogger for Tikkun Magazine, founder of God Bless the Whole World, DJ, producer, writer, 7. July 2012|