History of time III: From Solar to Lunar Year
Astrology / Astronomy / History / Religion / Science / Science

History of time III: From Solar to Lunar Year


As societies moved from from from per-historic to complex civilizations their calendar system adopted from nature and weather calendars to direct observation and lastly to calculated calendars (see here). In this transitions, the switch from lunar calendars to solar calendars (pure solar, lunar-solar or solar-lunar) was an important step seen in many cultures but most … Continue reading

History of Time Part II: Calendar basics
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History of Time Part II: Calendar basics


Calendar Basics About prehistoric calendar not much is known, and even the old calendar of literate cultures can often only  reconstructed incomplete. However, a comparison with various known types of calendars can historically classify calendars. This is a supplementary draft is an overview of the calender development in North Africa, Middle East (including Egypt and … Continue reading

History of Time I: The face of God from ancient cultures to the big bang.
Astrology / Astronomy / History / Other Gods / Religion / Science / Science

History of Time I: The face of God from ancient cultures to the big bang.


The history of time reflects culture – interconnecting temporal powers, religion and science. For millenniums priest were gatekeeper of time and calendar(s). Now scientists have taken over. Today we are able to contemplate beyond the creation of time, even beyond the big bang. I got the idea to this essay after I read a  book, … Continue reading

Jungian archetypes of Nefertiti and the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten
C.G.Jung / History / Other Gods / Religion

Jungian archetypes of Nefertiti and the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten


Akhenaten (Echnaton) is the most mysterious and interesting of all the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. In the following essay I will try to interpret what little is known about the androgynous pharaoh, who brought down the Egypt empire with his daring cultural and religious revolution, the enigmatic chief queen Nefertiti (Neferneferuaten), and his overpowering mother Tiye. Continue reading

Female Janissaries in Liberia – Girls fighting in wars.
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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

Jungian Archetype of the wolf – gods and godnesses, warriors and mothers, demons and outlaws, evil and uebermensch
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Jungian Archetype of the wolf – gods and godnesses, warriors and mothers, demons and outlaws, evil and uebermensch


In a few weeks, there is Whitsun, and I will make one of my occasional trips to the monastery. The rock monastery St. George is a development center of the Benedictine  order in the Austrian Inn valley. From the monastery to the St. George mountain (Karwendel) on foot takes approximately one  hour. The religious exercise will be lead by a Benedictine monk, who happens … Continue reading

A primatologist image of God: The Ultimate Chimp
C.G.Jung / East / Ethics / History / Religion / West

A primatologist image of God: The Ultimate Chimp


Maybe it’s because I am an “unchurched”, humanist religious person, but todays anti-religious tracts and rants do bore me.  However, a new book of  the primatologist Frans de Waal, raised hope for new insights: The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates. He made accidentally an interesting point – the reciprocal imago dei (God’s imago modelled after human) of todays … Continue reading