The Gospel of John and the Gnostic myth of redemption
Catholic / Gnostic / Gospel / Johannes / Meditation / MonasteryRetreat / Papst Benedikt / Spiritual

The Gospel of John and the Gnostic myth of redemption


Last weekend I checked in for a three-day time-out at my local monastery to prepare for Christmas. The countdown to Christmas is on and for many, the Advent season is one of the most beautiful in the year. But! Have we ever realized, that this story with Mary and Joseph and birth of the Messiah … Continue reading

Crazy Wisdom – the Archetype of the Fool, the Clown, the Jester and the Trickster.
Archetypes / C.G.Jung

Crazy Wisdom – the Archetype of the Fool, the Clown, the Jester and the Trickster.


When I lived in California I listened often to the KFOG radio commentator Wes (“Scoop”) Nisker who happened to be also a comedian:  “If you don’t like the news … go out and make some of your own”, was his frequent catchphrase.  Comedians are often called jester, fool, trickster and clown. Very recently many European ( foolish) fools call an Italian comedian a clown. Because he … Continue reading

C.G. Jungs Self in Quaternio Series of Aion – Jesus or Abraxas?
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Christian / Gnostic

C.G. Jungs Self in Quaternio Series of Aion – Jesus or Abraxas?


C. G. Jung had shown a pronounced and informed interest in Gnosticism and Alchemy. This is evident in the Quaternio Series of the Self in his book. “Aion”.  In his early works “Seven Sermons to the Dead” (“Die sieben Reden an die Toten ”) and “The Red Book” (recently published) he perceived the outstanding psychological relevance of Gnostic insights. Was Jung really a Gnostic? I … Continue reading