Following the traces of Esclarmonde de Foix
C.G.Jung / History / Medival / Mystics / Other Gods / Religion

Following the traces of Esclarmonde de Foix


I  just came back again from the haunted and magic Languedoc-Roussillon, where I followed the footsteps of the Esclarmonde de Foix and the heretic Cathars. This essay will focus on Esclarmonde de Foix. Cathars, Catharism and its connection to the holy grail seen through the eyes of Otto Rahn, a shady self proclaimed archaeologist, who … Continue reading

The many faces of Jesus from an Jungian view
East / Gnostic / History / Other Gods / Religion / Spiritual / West

The many faces of Jesus from an Jungian view


A recurring thought in books about Jesus is the thought that every time created its own Jesus. Jesus, like the virgin birth, the crucifix and resurrection, is a major symbol in the Jungian sense of the word, an abstract archetype one can fill with our own multiple meanings recognized in very culture, even non-christian. Now if we look for the many faces of Jesus, we may get access to him as a person,scholarly (theologically), from contemporary views, from other main religions, from sworn enemies of any religion and from the father of symbols – C.G. Jung.
The historical Jesus almost gets buried under his construction, even the catholic church rarely refers to him as real historic person in recent writings. Sometimes it seems that Jesus in the Gospel was also such a creation realizing the striking similarity of New Testament symbols with the Egyptian pantheon and myths. Those faces is what this article is all about. The best I have read in that regard about Jesus is from C.G. Jung, so lets start with him. Warning, this is just an essay but a rather lengthy one. Continue reading

Goddesses of ancient civilizations – Part I
History / Other Gods / Religion

Goddesses of ancient civilizations – Part I


Goddesses (and Gods) have been worshipped throughout history. Already the earliest advanced civilizations  had a rich set religious female spiritual and temporal archetypes which permeated every aspect of society. I want to invite the reader to follow with me the trail of Goddesses from the first advanced cultures until today’s global culture, from Babylon to … Continue reading

A Jungian journey through a land of heretics and Mary Magdalene
C.G.Jung / Gnostic / Gospel / History / Johannes / Lukas / Medival / Other Gods / Spiritual

A Jungian journey through a land of heretics and Mary Magdalene


I followed the footsteps of the Templars and the heretic Cathars. This essay will focus on their similarity with early Christian and Jewish Gnostic thoughts, in which C.G. Jung was very interested. Where did the Cathars came from and what were there beliefs? What was the mystic and symbolic importance of Mary Magdalene, who is still worshiped prominently there in Catholic Churches? Continue reading

History of Time I: The face of God from ancient cultures to the big bang.
Astrology / Astronomy / History / Other Gods / Religion / Science / Science

History of Time I: The face of God from ancient cultures to the big bang.


The history of time reflects culture – interconnecting temporal powers, religion and science. For millenniums priest were gatekeeper of time and calendar(s). Now scientists have taken over. Today we are able to contemplate beyond the creation of time, even beyond the big bang. I got the idea to this essay after I read a  book, … Continue reading

Jungian archetypes of Nefertiti and the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten
C.G.Jung / History / Other Gods / Religion

Jungian archetypes of Nefertiti and the Heretic Pharaoh Akhenaten


Akhenaten (Echnaton) is the most mysterious and interesting of all the ancient Egyptian pharaohs. In the following essay I will try to interpret what little is known about the androgynous pharaoh, who brought down the Egypt empire with his daring cultural and religious revolution, the enigmatic chief queen Nefertiti (Neferneferuaten), and his overpowering mother Tiye. Continue reading