Isis, Mithras and Jesus: Clash of male and female Archetypes in classical Rome
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Isis, Mithras and Jesus: Clash of male and female Archetypes in classical Rome


A scholarly fashion claims that only by coincidence Christ and not the Egyptian Isis or the Persian Mithras gained the upper hand as a world religion. There is some truth in it, but also an utter disregard of the attractiveness of Christianity at that time. This article will explore this question from a historical thesis, … Continue reading

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Symbols live on when language is lost – Archetypes of the Picts in Scotland


I learned recently during a trip through Scotland more about the Picts, who were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic tribal people living in ancient eastern and northern part. Their language has been lost, except for fragments, although they left behind a wealth of “picture stones,” large monoliths carved with mysterious symbols whose meanings … Continue reading

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” from a Jungian view
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Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” from a Jungian view


This article explores the psychological underpinnings of  Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” from a Jungian view. Carl Jung left a great deal of ambiguity surrounding his work. He understood, as long as there have been men and they have lived, they have all felt this tragic ambiguity and everybody must accept his or her “Shadow” during the individuation process. Ambiguity between good an evil, and a failed individuation is … Continue reading

Archetype of the vampire in todays culture of Narcissism
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Archetype of the vampire in todays culture of Narcissism


The vampire breaks the rules of the gods, society or nature, sometimes maliciously sometimes cunning or foolish or both.  This article wants to explore the connection between Narcissism, Vampires and contemporary politicians. We experience right now a difficult transition especially in Europe, led by an élite bred more than ever by an increasing culture of Narcissism  The psyche of world leaders, almost everybody in power (over us) can been interpreted narcissistic … Continue reading

Number, Pattern and Kabbalah Symbols – from a Jungian view
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Number, Pattern and Kabbalah Symbols – from a Jungian view


Jung has been often (rightfully) seen of being a contemporary Gnostic. However, the interpretations which Jung places on Gnosticism and the texts which Jung refers to on alchemy, were often Kabbalistic, so much so that one would be more justified in calling the Jung of the Mysterium Coniunctionis  or Kabbalistic in contemporary disguise. One of the most serious and arguably criticisms against … Continue reading

The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”
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The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”


Recently I attended a catholic retreat in a Benedictine mountain monastery.  The theme was: The wolf in us.  We discussed the archetypes and myths of the wolf, a topic I had explored in great length before, their archetypes here and here. The point was raised, that the wolf represents greed, one of the seven deadly sins.  What … Continue reading

Archetype Lupus and Astronomy – the Sirius Case
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Archetype Lupus and Astronomy – the Sirius Case


This is an extension of  the last post: the archetype of the wolf. I am a hobby astronomer and fond of its older sister Astrology. So lets look to the Wolf from that perspective. The wolf is inherently pagan and shamanic, that means American Indian, Chinese, Egyptians, Babylonians should have big stakes in in its Astronomy … Continue reading