Dante’s Divine Comedy – symbolism and archetypes
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Fine Art / Literature / Literature & Art

Dante’s Divine Comedy – symbolism and archetypes


Dante is not just any poet. With his epic poem “Commedia”, in English “Divine Comedy” he created an Italian cultural Monument, a journey through Hell, Purgatory and Paradise full of symbols, archetypes, historical and allegorical references. The article wants to revisit the work of Poet Dante Alighieri from a Jungian view in the light of … Continue reading

A primatologist image of God: The Ultimate Chimp
C.G.Jung / East / Ethics / History / Religion / West

A primatologist image of God: The Ultimate Chimp


Maybe it’s because I am an “unchurched”, humanist religious person, but todays anti-religious tracts and rants do bore me.  However, a new book of  the primatologist Frans de Waal, raised hope for new insights: The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates. He made accidentally an interesting point – the reciprocal imago dei (God’s imago modelled after human) of todays … Continue reading

“become what you are” C. G. Jung’s answer to aging
C.G.Jung / Spiritual

“become what you are” C. G. Jung’s answer to aging


Todays answer to aging of medicine, psychology and sociology (or the happy union of postmodern and materialistic society) is contrary to common sense and spiritual void: Accept to be incomplete and fragmentary and the own life – regardless of the question how incomplete, unsuccessful void it has been. Consume if you have money, don’t bother us if you don’t. To the contrary C. G. … Continue reading

The Jesuits – Ricci, Schall, Verbiest and the ancient observatory in Beijing China.
History / Medival / Religion / Science

The Jesuits – Ricci, Schall, Verbiest and the ancient observatory in Beijing China.


The ancient observatory in Beijing China, once part of the city walls, is mounted on the battlements of a ten-meter watchtower close to the “First Ring”. As one of the oldest and famous observatories in the world, it covers an area of 10,000 square meters. The observatory dates back to Kublai Khan’s days when it … Continue reading

Katholische Kirche machte Frieden mit der Aufklärung
Papst Benedikt / Philosophy / Religion

Katholische Kirche machte Frieden mit der Aufklärung


Eine interessante Begegnung mit konservativen katholischen Glaubensbrüdern in einem BLOG http://hocestenim.wordpress.com/. Ich teile sonst viele der Einschätzungen, die in diesem Blog geäußert werden aber “gegen einen Artikel”  musste die ich Aufklärung verteidigen und von der sogenannten bösen Moderne abgrenzen. Auch interessant, von der Wertung eines gläubigen Christen musste ich darüber hinaus viele der (politischen und philosophischen) Standpunkte Papst … Continue reading