Happy new year. With great comfort I quit cold science to do something new this year. I am, however, in gratitude for my life, for my family, for my colleagues and friends. That includes many of you. I am blessed and lucky. I have learned many times that challenges and failures have great purpose, they … Continue reading
Category Archives: Travel
Symbols live on when language is lost – Archetypes of the Picts in Scotland
I learned recently during a trip through Scotland more about the Picts, who were a group of Late Iron Age and Early Medieval Celtic tribal people living in ancient eastern and northern part. Their language has been lost, except for fragments, although they left behind a wealth of “picture stones,” large monoliths carved with mysterious symbols whose meanings … Continue reading
The wolf in us from an Jungian view: “lupus est homo homini”
Recently I attended a catholic retreat in a Benedictine mountain monastery. The theme was: The wolf in us. We discussed the archetypes and myths of the wolf, a topic I had explored in great length before, their archetypes here and here. The point was raised, that the wolf represents greed, one of the seven deadly sins. What … Continue reading
Four more tears – when symbolic images deceive
The world is governed by very different personalities than those believe, that do not look behind the scenes! Benjamin Disraeli. Re-election without mandate Now what. The story of Obama’s re-election was all about (changing) demographics, hollow phrases and deceiving images like ” saviour of the poor” and looking presidential. The opponent was successfully smeared down, without showing a sound … Continue reading
Shadows of the Presidential debate 2012 part II : What is truth and does it matter?
What is truth and does it matter? To a survey question – “Is there absolute Truth?” – sixty-six percent of American adults responded that they believe that “there is no such thing as absolute truth; different people can define truth in conflicting ways and still be correct.” Seventy-two percent of those aged 18 to 25 … Continue reading
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