Burning Ahmed Baba and Alexandrian library – Is Sufism haram?
Astrology / Contemporary / Gnostic / History / Medival / Religion / Science / Sufism

Burning Ahmed Baba and Alexandrian library – Is Sufism haram?


In another defining act of intellectual barbarism, “Islamist extremists” (term borrowed by AP – Activists, Islam fighters nor Islamists won’t do) in Mali destroyed a number of tombs in the ancient city of Timbuktu, which in the last year fell under control of a separatist insurgency. Home of the prestigious Sankore University, Timbuktu was an intellectual and spiritual capital and a centre for the propagation of Sufism (an Islam faction) throughout Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its three great mosques, Djingareyber, Sankore and Sidi Yahia, recall Timbuktu’s golden age. “The destruction is a divine order,” said a spokesman from Ansar Dine, a radical outfit with alleged links to al-Qaeda. Ansar Dine or “defenders of the faith” in Arabic is group led by a prominent leader of the Tuareg rebellion in the 1990s which wants the imposition of strict Sharia law across Mali.The Associated Press Posted Jan 28, 2013 @ 07:32 AMSEVARE, Mali (AP) — Islamist extremists torched a library containing historic manuscripts in Timbuktu, the mayor said today, as French and Malian forces closed in on Mali’s fabled desert city. Continue reading

Kepler’s harmonic archetypes and C.G. Jung’s spiritual wholeness
Astrology / Astronomy / C.G.Jung / History / Medival / Science

Kepler’s harmonic archetypes and C.G. Jung’s spiritual wholeness


 In the sixteenth century, the time of Johannes Kepler, fields such as alchemy, astrology, and harmonics were considered important subjects eyed suspiciously by theology which overtook metaphysics. Narrowed down to chemistry, astronomy and (some) art and a materialistic positivism, C.G. Jung gave us back an holistic and spiritual view very compatible with Kepler’s religious motivated … Continue reading

The Jesuits – Ricci, Schall, Verbiest and the ancient observatory in Beijing China.
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The Jesuits – Ricci, Schall, Verbiest and the ancient observatory in Beijing China.


The ancient observatory in Beijing China, once part of the city walls, is mounted on the battlements of a ten-meter watchtower close to the “First Ring”. As one of the oldest and famous observatories in the world, it covers an area of 10,000 square meters. The observatory dates back to Kublai Khan’s days when it … Continue reading

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan
Astrology / Astronomy / Eastern / History / Medival / Other Gods / Rational / Science

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan


In 1971 and 1972 I traveled parts of the Silk Road on my way from Europe to Syria and later to Afghanistan. The road stretched for thousands kilometers leading caravans across scorching deserts, picturesque oases, and mountain passes but obviously travelling through the USSR was not possible at this time.  Many of  the cities and … Continue reading

Gnosticism – the empire strikes back.
C.G.Jung / Gnostic / History / Medival / Religion

Gnosticism – the empire strikes back.


Gnosticism can be considered collective name for a large number of greatly varying and pantheistic-dualistic sects, which flourished from some time before the Christian era down to the fifth century. It became a dangerous corruption of Christianity, even or because its first traces can be found some centuries before the Christian era. That Alexandrian thought … Continue reading

Sylvain Gouguenheim: Der Historiker zum Abschießen
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Sylvain Gouguenheim: Der Historiker zum Abschießen


Wenn ein anerkannter Historiker sich erdreistet, eine der herrschenden Lehre entgegengesetzte Meinung zu vertreten und sich somit in Opposition zu arrivierten Geschichtsdekonstruktivisten stellt, dann muss man um seinen akademischen Ruf besorgt sein. Das haben auch deutsche Wissenschaftler auf ähnlichen Gebieten erfahren, wie Karl-Heinz Ohlig, Christoph Luxenberg, Gerd oder Gerd Rudiger Puin. Sylvain Gouguenheim, Professor für … Continue reading

Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an
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Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an


Survival of the fittest. Religions fight – survive or die. There were formal and near formal heresies ( heresy = a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority ) such as:  Docetism, Ebionism,  Arianism, Nestorians, Apollinarian, Monophysitism  (several heresies ) and Gnosticism just to name few. Christian Gnostics  believed that someone else … Continue reading