Who were the Gnostics?
C.G.Jung / Gnostic / Gospel / Religion / Thomas

Who were the Gnostics?


Who were the Gnostics? Christian commentators described them as dualists who pitted ‘divine spark or ‘light’ against the of the material world. Christianity painted many Gnostics as heretics for claiming to be Christ’s true followers while denying his singular divinity. Its claim of a world as a mistake and shadow of the Christian creation myth … Continue reading

The four archetypes of love and their shadows – an Jungian view
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Freud / Spiritual

The four archetypes of love and their shadows – an Jungian view


The four shades of love – derived from the different Greek words for love: agápe, éros, philía, and storgē.
Storge (στοργή) means “affection” in ancient and modern Greek. It is natural love. Philia (φιλία) is “conscious” love, a feeling of friendship. Agape (ἀγάπη) means love in a “spiritual” sense and ” unconditional love”. Eros (érōs) is “physical” passionate love, with sensual desire a withoutcontrol of the consciousness… Continue reading

Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.
Catholic / Contemporary / Gospel / History / Pope Francis / Spiritual

Pope Francis refers to “sweet and comforting joy of evangelizing” and warns against “theological narcissism”.


Pope Francis has already warned the Catholic  Cardinals of an “egocentric church”. “The evil which develop in the course of the time in the church institutions have her root in this self-centeredness”, said Jorge Mario Bergoglio according to Radio Vatican before the cardinals. The archbishop of Havana, cardinal Jaime Ortega, has published this “inflammatory speech” against “theological … Continue reading

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?
Catholic / Contemporary / History / Spiritual

Charismatic Roman-Catholic’s with Pope Francis?


Charismatic Christian (Whitsun) movements have been a huge challenge for the Roman-Catholic church in Africa, South America and India largely ignored by Europe’s clerical mainstream. I was first made aware of this by Philip Jenkins “The Next Christendom”.  He gives not an entirely optimistic analysis but a profoundly helpful up-to-date eye opener. To me the election of … Continue reading

The Templars – Gods militia or Gnostic warlords?
C.G.Jung / Catholic / Gnostic / Gospel / History / Medival / Religion / Spiritual / Sufism

The Templars – Gods militia or Gnostic warlords?


Things are never as they appear but also not otherwise The Templars were the first  trans-national  financial and military organisation,  comparable to a blend of Goldman & Sachs,  Benedictine Monks and a Blackwater mercenaries elite force. Their secrecy, might and  military achievements created awe, envy and myths. Hazy beginnings and their vanishing twenty years later allowed numerous conspiration theories. As soldiers they were the … Continue reading

From language games to mysticism – Allan Watts and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus
C.G.Jung / East / Philosophy / West

From language games to mysticism – Allan Watts and Wittgenstein’s Tractatus


This article explores Wittgenstein’s Tractatus as a mystical, metaphysical insight in the light of Eastern philosophy, Catholic mysticism and C. G Jung. Please be gentle and read this as an (intuitive) essay not as a scholarly article. There are methodological implications of Wittgenstein’s doctrine of silence for transcendental philosophy, Zen Buddhism, psychoanalysis and metaphysics. Or there is a line from Lao-Tse to Wittgenstein, connected … Continue reading