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

Jung’s Rebirth Archetypes and Transformation
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Jung’s Rebirth Archetypes and Transformation


A  fellow blogger, SymbolReader, pointed out the Ressurection archetype in the latest James Bond movie “Skyfall”. In my last article I presented transformation as key element in  Tolkiens Lord of the Rings. Both triggered a brief follow up about the Rebirth Renovatio aspect of C.G. Jung’s Transformation Archetype – written in the Easter Night. Jung enumerates … Continue reading

Pope Francis – Cdl. Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 “ready to repent of the evil” (Joel 2:13)
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Pope Francis – Cdl. Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 “ready to repent of the evil” (Joel 2:13)


Little by little we become accustomed to hearing and seeing, through the mass media, the dark chronicle of contemporary society, presented with an almost perverse elation, and also we become [desensitized] to touching it and feeling it all around us [even] in our own flesh.  Drama plays out on the streets, in our neighborhoods, in … Continue reading

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

St. Augustine – City of God  –  Love is the greatest power on Earth
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St. Augustine – City of God – Love is the greatest power on Earth


In his book City of God, St. Augustine famously said, “without justice, what else is the state but a great band of robbers?”  This statement seems to be a favorite of Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus, and he has recruited it in warning lawmakers, particularly lawmakers in the Western nations with Christian heritage, of the way … Continue reading