“The Monk by the Sea”  – infinity and mortality
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Fine Art / Photography

“The Monk by the Sea” – infinity and mortality


The Monk is back. Two of the most famous paintings from Germany’s Romantic period are back on display at a central Berlin museum after a two-year restoration. I recently visited that exibition and appreciated the famed landscape painter Caspar David Friedrich. The making of a perfect piece of art has always been a purification process … Continue reading

Attraction of “Adolf Hitler and Obersalzberg” – shadows of the dictator
Contemporary / History

Attraction of “Adolf Hitler and Obersalzberg” – shadows of the dictator


In September we camped on the lake “Königsee” enjoying a few beautiful Indian Summer days. The Königsee is only a few miles away from Obersalzberg, once Hitlers mountainside retreat. There is now a luxury hotel “Intercontinental” in this area situated above the market town of Berchtesgaden in Bavaria, Germany, located about 120 kilometres southeast of Munich. After 1935 Obersalzberg became very fashionable under the National Socialists … Continue reading

C.G. Jung The Haunted Prophet and Wotan’s awakening
C.G.Jung

C.G. Jung The Haunted Prophet and Wotan’s awakening


Jung “seems to inspire extreme responses to his work – either unbounded enthusiasm or barley disguised hostility”. The latter seems to be found in Paul Stern’s biography C.G. Jung: The Haunted Prophet. The work of Carl Gustav Jung had been the result of his neuroses, claims the American psychotherapist former Harvard lecturer and psychotherapist Paul … Continue reading

Projection of the Nazi Complex – the Gunter Grass Case.
C.G.Jung / History

Projection of the Nazi Complex – the Gunter Grass Case.


Guenther Grass 84-year-old social democratic activist and literature nobel prize winner published a poem last Wednesday entitled “What must be said” in the left-liberal Munich-based Süddeutsche Zeitung.  He accused Israel of planning a first nuclear strike against Iran to “extinguish the Iranian people” and noted that Israel is the principal impediment to world peace. Some … Continue reading

C.G. Jung – German romanticism and National-Socialism as a totalitarian religion
C.G.Jung / History / Religion

C.G. Jung – German romanticism and National-Socialism as a totalitarian religion


Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit. Called or uncalled, God is present. Religious experience plays an important role in Jungian psychology. Jung, a Christian maybe of more Gnostic virtue, believed that this experience is nothing but a product of the psyche, and consequently viewed other world religions as an expression of one psychic function that has its … Continue reading