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

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

Had Jesus a wife? Professor Karen L. King publish or perish: “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”
Gospel / Spiritual

Had Jesus a wife? Professor Karen L. King publish or perish: “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife”


There has been a bit of noise about a dubious a “business card size” piece of papyrus which purportedly provides evidence that Jesus had a wife. That Jesus was married, many hope, is somehow undermining  the core doctrines of Christianity.  Apart from the fact that it the tiny scrap is currently dated a few hundred years after Jesus life and … Continue reading