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

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

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

“Don’t be a maybe” – a Junganian view of postmodern, post-metaphysical, post-philosophical neo-pragmatism
C.G.Jung / Ethics / History / Philosophy / Religion / Spiritual / West

“Don’t be a maybe” – a Junganian view of postmodern, post-metaphysical, post-philosophical neo-pragmatism


That movie title “The Right thing to do” of Spike Lee would not fly today. Rather Raymond Chandlers “The Big Sleep”. Maybe. Something feels not right any more. Specifically the “Right” (as opposed to Wrong not to Left) is an endangered species. One has to decode first all the Western mental systems before separating Wright from Wrong! … Continue reading

Queen, Mother, Wise Woman and Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Feminine
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Gnostic / History / Philosophy / Religion / West

Queen, Mother, Wise Woman and Lover: Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Feminine


This article complements the concepts explored in my article “Archetypes of the Mature Masculine” and applies them to the other half of humanity—women. In doing so I apply the same principles, not in a mechanistic way, but in the spirit of Jung’s archetypes and their rationale. Lets start with a few words of C. G. Jung himself where he talks about the Anima.
Thomas Moore and Douglas Gillette adopted and extended Jung’s approach in their exploration of the masculine psyche by using the collective archetypes of the King, the Warrior, the Magician, and the Lover. Obviously those four male archetypes can be translated and mapped in female clusters of virtues, specific attributes associated with four major female archetypes: the Queen, the Mother, the Wise Woman and the (female) Lover found in history and myths. This has been done before. Continue reading