A new Year, blogging.
Leisure

A new Year, blogging.


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

Archetypes / History / Other Gods / 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”
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Catholic / Leisure / Meditation / Pope Francis / Travel

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

Jungian Models applied to global corporations: Kings, warriors, magicians and lover archetypes
Archetypes / Business / C.G.Jung

Jungian Models applied to global corporations: Kings, warriors, magicians and lover archetypes


Recently I attended yet another team building “Engagement workshop”. It occurred to me, while I do understand that this sector in a well performing multinational corporation has rather particular objectives by its mission, why it has such multiple and interesting cultural contexts. Culture is something we all experience, but have great difficulties defining. I want in this article to align C.G. Jung’s … Continue reading

Four more tears – when symbolic images deceive
Contemporary / History / Recent Events

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?
Archetypes / Ethics / Recent Events

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