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Jens Jorgen Thorsen

Jens Jørgen Thorsen (2 February 1932 Holstebro – 15 November 2000) was a Danish artist, director, and jazz musician whose works sometimes created controversy.

Thorsen began his artistic career attending periodically the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. Jens Jørgen Thorsen was part of the Situationist International Movement, in particular his happenings and collaboration with Jørgen Nash are well documented.

Thorsen also wrote, directed, and starred in a number of films, the most notable of them being Quiet Days in Clichy (Stille dage i Clichy,1970), based on the Henry Miller novel.

In painting, Thorsen painted a number of abstract works, which have become increasingly collectible. He also stirred up controversy with a work depicting Jesus in a manner some considered pornographic. Thorsen planned a film called The Many Faces of Jesus, later The Sex Life of Jesus, and was to have involved both heterosexual and homosexual acts. The film plans met with strong national and international protests and accusations of blasphemy resulting in the Danish Film Academy withdrawing its financial support. The film was to have been made in Britain, but it faced intense opposition from Christian morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse, pressure groups, as well as from the Queen [2], then Prime Minister James Callaghan, the Archbishop of Canterbury Donald Coggan, and Pope Paul VI, who called the film "an insult ... which transforms Christ into sacrilegious bait for filthy falseness". The Return of Jesus (1992) (a completely different project) was made after the ban on the original project was rescinded in 1990.Thorsen was also a jazz musician and co-founder of the group Papa Bue's Viking Jazzband.

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Some of their strengths

Jens Jorgen Thorsen has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Intellectual, Analytical, Easygoing, Adventurous, Energetic, and Imaginative.

Idealistic and Altruistic

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Jens Jorgen Thorsen is someone who is an idealist and an altruist who possesses an innovative, intellectual, and analytical mind, and who approaches life in an optimistic and easygoing manner. A person who is known for being fun and creative.

Soulful and Intuitive

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Jens Jorgen Thorsen well know them as someone who can be graceful, romantic, and reserved, like gentle rain.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Jens Jorgen Thorsen as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Inquisitive and Progressive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Jens Jorgen Thorsen is someone who is an eternal student who is always interested in learning new things, and who has a desire to shake things up and change things.

They are also someone who is creative, expressive, and insightful, and who has a pioneering spirit with self-determination and natural artistic expression.

Altruistic and Innovative

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Jens Jorgen Thorsen tends to be someone who sacrifices things for the good of others and wants to do "good" in the world. Who is often thought of as an innovator or rebel who thrives when trying to chase a breakthrough of some sort, who has a clear and sound mind, and who can be charming and sociable.

Some of Jens Jorgen Thorsen's challenges

While Jens Jorgen Thorsen has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Jens Jorgen Thorsen can be Sensitive, Pleasure-seeking, Rebellious, Emotionally Distant, Impulsive, Careless, and Hesitant.

Rebellious and Emotionally Distant

One of Jens Jorgen Thorsen's key challenges is that they are someone who can be rebellious and emotionally distant.

Jens Jorgen Thorsen must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive, and can be excessive and unrealistic.

Sensitive and Critical

Jens Jorgen Thorsen is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Serious and Callous

Finally, Jens Jorgen Thorsen also can be too giving, come across as too "high and mighty", and can have a hard time expressing feelings.

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