Mayan calenders and archetypes of apocalypse – a collective unconscious “death wish”?
Archetypes / Astrology / Astronomy / C.G.Jung / History / Science

Mayan calenders and archetypes of apocalypse – a collective unconscious “death wish”?


The world might come down tomorrow according to Mayan calendar. Actually the Mayan never predicted an apocalypse, but a reset sure would be nice, at least in politics. There are many of unlikely astronomic mishaps which could happen, but I am convinced mankind’s stupidity is on the very top of the list.The vigesimal system (that means … Continue reading

Kepler’s harmonic archetypes and C.G. Jung’s spiritual wholeness
Astrology / Astronomy / C.G.Jung / History / Medival / Science

Kepler’s harmonic archetypes and C.G. Jung’s spiritual wholeness


 In the sixteenth century, the time of Johannes Kepler, fields such as alchemy, astrology, and harmonics were considered important subjects eyed suspiciously by theology which overtook metaphysics. Narrowed down to chemistry, astronomy and (some) art and a materialistic positivism, C.G. Jung gave us back an holistic and spiritual view very compatible with Kepler’s religious motivated … Continue reading

Conversion from the Top – A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610
Astronomy / History / Religion / Science

Conversion from the Top – A Jesuit in the Forbidden City: Matteo Ricci 1552-1610


Das Buch ist eine vollständige, zuweilen recht wissenschaftliche und sehr detaillierte Biographie , dessen Kapitel hauptsächlich nach Wirkungsorten und in den letzten zwei Kapiteln nach sein Hauptwerken angeordnet sind.   Der Autor ist Chinese-American, der daher auch chinesische Quellen berücksichtigten kann. Das Buch wird  vom Kapitel Beijing an ausserordentlich lebendig, und brilliant, geradezu einzigarig wenn es Riccis Argumentation beschreibt. … Continue reading

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan
Astrology / Astronomy / Eastern / History / Medival / Other Gods / Rational / Science

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan


In 1971 and 1972 I traveled parts of the Silk Road on my way from Europe to Syria and later to Afghanistan. The road stretched for thousands kilometers leading caravans across scorching deserts, picturesque oases, and mountain passes but obviously travelling through the USSR was not possible at this time.  Many of  the cities and … Continue reading