Dante’s Divine Comedy – symbolism and archetypes
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Fine Art / Literature / Literature & Art

Dante’s Divine Comedy – symbolism and archetypes


Dante is not just any poet. With his epic poem “Commedia”, in English “Divine Comedy” he created an Italian cultural Monument, a journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise full of symbols, archetypes, historical and allegorical references. The article wants to revisit the work of Poet Dante Alighieri from a Jungian view in the light of … Continue reading

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” from a Jungian view
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Fine Art / Gnostic / Literature / Literature & Art

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
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

Jungian Archetype Checklist for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Literature / Literature & Art

Jungian Archetype Checklist for Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings


In his masterpiece The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien created what he called a “new mythos”. There is undoubtedly much in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings that invites us seeing it through the Jungian framework.  However, on a closer look, comparatively few archetypes are present, and the main protagonist’s (Frodo’s) individuation arguably fails. A Jungian view must … Continue reading

Last Print Newsweek – some thought on New Years Eve 2012/13.
Contemporary / History / Literature / Literature & Art

Last Print Newsweek – some thought on New Years Eve 2012/13.


Today I received the last print of the Newsweek. From now on all my information (and 5% of the new books) will be electronically, that is to say via Internet. I discarded all unreliable sources like TV and local newspaper long ago. Time wasters. Now all have been  replaced by Blogs, Skype Video, Twitter, WhisperNet and … Continue reading

Blogsphere as Hesse’s Glass Bead Game against the ‘Feuilletonistic‘ world
C.G.Jung / Gnostic / Literature / Meditation

Blogsphere as Hesse’s Glass Bead Game against the ‘Feuilletonistic‘ world


In Herman Hesse’s final novel The Glass Bead Game, which won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1946, he introduces essentially a hypothetical meta game, which has been compared with a  “neural network of cosmic mind”. This gave me the idea to probe today’s social and knowledge networks of the Internet as it were The Glass Bead Game, … Continue reading