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

St. Augustine – City of God  –  Love is the greatest power on Earth
Fastenzeit / Meditation / Philosophy / Spiritual / West

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

Rejoice; Jorge Mario Bergoglio the right men and right time – prayers heard
History / Papst Benedikt / Religion

Rejoice; Jorge Mario Bergoglio the right men and right time – prayers heard


The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, now Francis, the 266th pontiff of the Roman Catholic Church.  Our prayers are answered – a non-European was elected.  Not Abraxas but Pentecostal is on the Agenda now. A Jesuit who appears spiritual, taking charge, connecting , ascetic, conservative, even holy.  His first appearance was breathtaking. He knows how to run … Continue reading

2013 Conclave Easter of Abraxas or Pentecostal ? A Jungian view
C.G.Jung / Catholic / Christian / Gnostic / Gospel / Johannes / Papst Benedikt / Thomas / West

2013 Conclave Easter of Abraxas or Pentecostal ? A Jungian view


Most Christians will follow the lead of the new elected Pope in Rome and celebrate Easter in four weeks.  This article will try to summarise the narrative of Jesus’ Passion  (the period  between Easter and Ascension) based on some Gnostic writings. We will particularly view the 1500 year old scripts of the  Nag Hammadi library discovered in Egypt in 1945 and show … Continue reading

Pope Benedict XVI has urged people around the world, to turn away from materialism and egocentric behaviour.
Catholic / Papst Benedikt / Spiritual

Pope Benedict XVI has urged people around the world, to turn away from materialism and egocentric behaviour.


Pope Benedict XVI has in a great homily urged people around the world, to turn away from materialism and egocentric behaviour. The head of the Catholic Church celebrated the Christmas mass at St. Peter’s in Rome yesterday evening along with thousands of believers. The Pope said that often remain no room for God and also … 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