The banality of evil from a Jungian view
C.G.Jung / Contemporary / History / Philosophy / West

The banality of evil from a Jungian view


We’ve all heard the phrase “the banality of evil”, coined by the political theorist Hannah Arendt. Her 1951 masterwork, “The Origins of Totalitarianism,” about the parallels between Hitler’s Third Reich and Stalinist Russia, made her an intellectual celebrity. In her book, she argued that totalitarian regimes seek to dominate every aspect of everyone’s life as … Continue reading

The Black Swan as Acausal Connecting Principle
Philosophy / Science / Science / West

The Black Swan as Acausal Connecting Principle


Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s The Black Swan – highly improbable market events – meet C.G. Jung’s Synchronicity – An Acausal Connecting Principle. Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a mathematician who has made a fortune by betting on highly improbable market events.Carl Jung warned that if societies do not attend to their collective shadow, a world crisis can result. Our era is one of failing elites and broken social covenants is fraught with the dangers of unleashed economical, millitary and social chaos. We each can do our part to safeguard each other by unterstanding black swans. I want to apply C.G. Jung’s wisdom as intuitive thinker on Taleb’s book (The Black Swan) beneficial to analyze external events – and yes, I am afraid this has something to do with the financial crisis and current geopolitical risks. 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

Number, Pattern and Kabbalah Symbols – from a Jungian view
Archetypes / Astrology / C.G.Jung / East / Gnostic / Other Gods / Philosophy / Spiritual

Number, Pattern and Kabbalah Symbols – from a Jungian view


Jung has been often (rightfully) seen of being a contemporary Gnostic. However, the interpretations which Jung places on Gnosticism and the texts which Jung refers to on alchemy, were often Kabbalistic, so much so that one would be more justified in calling the Jung of the Mysterium Coniunctionis  or Kabbalistic in contemporary disguise. One of the most serious and arguably criticisms against … Continue reading