The banality of evil from a Jungian view
C.G.Jung / Contemporary / History / Philosophy / West

The banality of evil from a Jungian view


We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil”, coined by the political theorist Hannah Arendt. Her 1951 masterwork, “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” about the parallels between Hitler’s Third Reich and Stalinist Russia, made her an intellectual celebrity. In her book, she argued that totalitarian regimes seek to dominate every aspect of everyone’s life as … Continue reading

Female Janissaries in Liberia – Girls fighting in wars.
Contemporary / History / Medival / Religion

Female Janissaries in Liberia – Girls fighting in wars.


When Liberian Child Soldiers Grow Up A generation of girls fought in Liberia’s brutal wars. What they tell their own children about the past will inform the country’s future. Many Liberians are former child soldiers. More than 38,000 children are estimated to have taken part in the war as fighters, porters, ammunition carriers, cooks, and … Continue reading

Archetype of the vampire in todays culture of Narcissism
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Contemporary / History / Literature / Movies

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

Contemporary / History

German Waterloo against Putin – Repost Putin at his best


Putin at his best – harpooning an unsuspecting German journalist (via http://fallenangels2ndlife.dyndns.org) The world is used to macho images of Vladimir Putin hunting bears, harpooning whales or fly-fishing. A  German TV journalists was recently granted unprecedented hunting  lessons by the Russian prime minister. Vladimir Putin appeared as witty, well-informed and surprisingly likeable man, just harpooned… I … Continue reading

Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.
Catholic / Contemporary / Gospel / History / Pope Francis / Spiritual

Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.


Pope Francis has already warned the Catholic  Cardinals of an “egocentric church”. “The evil which develop in the course of the time in the church institutions have her root in this self-centeredness”, said Jorge Mario Bergoglio according to Radio Vatican before the cardinals. The archbishop of Havana, cardinal Jaime Ortega, has published this “inflammatory speech” against “theological … Continue reading

Contemporary / History / Spiritual

Repost: The lost History of Christanity


Western foreign policy a pattern for genocide. (via http://fallenangels2ndlife.dyndns.org) The war in Syria becomes increasingly religious. Out of personal experience and sympathy for the country and its people, I have  written some articles, which anticipated that. Should he Assad regime drop, the minorities have to fear worst. The UN Special Adviser on the prevention of … Continue reading

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?
Catholic / Contemporary / History / Spiritual

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?


Charismatic Christian (Whitsun) movements have been a huge challenge for the Roman-Catholic church in Africa, South America and India largely ignored by Europe’s clerical mainstream. I was first made aware of this by Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom”.  He gives not an entirely optimistic analysis but a profoundly helpful up-to-date eye opener. To me the election of … Continue reading