The Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God
C.G.Jung / Catholic / General / Spiritual

The Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God


Translation of my article “Gedanken zur Predigt in St. Ottilien 2012-11-18 The Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God“ By fallenAngel This sunday sermon in St. Ottilien (2012-11-18-0915-konventamt.mp3) addressed an interesting line of thought: in order to experience God (via the Self), we need to kill the Ego in us. A very tough call indeed. “We … Continue reading

The Self – God’s window between pantheistic Taoism and Catholic personal god
C.G.Jung / Catholic / East / Gnostic / Philosophy / Spiritual / West

The Self – God’s window between pantheistic Taoism and Catholic personal god


Last Saturday (yesterday). I went on a retreat (religious exercise) at the Benedictine monastery St. Ottilien with twenty others men and women looking after their private center and true selves: “Looking for the self” What do we know of the psyche and soul? The discussion was lead by two monks – the longtime Prior Claudius and … Continue reading

Jianghu seen as Archetypes defined by C.G. Jung (Magician, King, Lover, Warrior and Hero)
Archetypes / C.G.Jung

Jianghu seen as Archetypes defined by C.G. Jung (Magician, King, Lover, Warrior and Hero)


The Jianghu is the fictional alternative universe coexisting with the actual historical in which many Chinese wuxia stories are set. It seems jianghu, a literary tradition going back to the Ming Dynasty,  can easily be explained  as collective unconscious in which the Chinese universal themes which run through all human life. Inwardly, the whole history of the human race, … Continue reading

Christentum und Wissenschaft entlang der Seidenstrasse. Christentum in Asien.
Eastern / History / Religion

Christentum und Wissenschaft entlang der Seidenstrasse. Christentum in Asien.


Viele hundert Straßen, Wege und Pfade summieren sich zu einem Geflecht, das heute als Seidenstraße bekannt ist, und besonders intensiv von vielen Kaufleuten und Händlern genutzt wurde. Eroberer,  Gewürzhändler, Seidenverkäufer, buddhistische Mönche und Nestorianer bereisten diese schon vor mehr als tausenden von Jahren. Sogar der erste Vorstoss des Christentums – auf der Flucht – nach … Continue reading