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

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

C.G. Jung, Kepler and Pauli – The Synchronicity Triangle
Archetypes / C.G.Jung / Dreams / History / Science

C.G. Jung, Kepler and Pauli – The Synchronicity Triangle


 The psychoanalytic C.G.Jung and the famous astronomer Kepler were both intuitive thinkers and empiric scientists with strong mystic tendencies. Pauli was a famous particle physicist, who collaborated with C.G. Jung on the concept synchronicity. When I studied Kepler’s work, I found a similarity of C.G. Jung’s and Kepler’s view on astrology and to my surprise, … Continue reading

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan
Astrology / Astronomy / Eastern / History / Medival / Other Gods / Rational / Science

The Story of Nasir al-Din al-Tusi and Hulegu Khan


In 1971 and 1972 I traveled parts of the Silk Road on my way from Europe to Syria and later to Afghanistan. The road stretched for thousands kilometers leading caravans across scorching deserts, picturesque oases, and mountain passes but obviously travelling through the USSR was not possible at this time.  Many of  the cities and … Continue reading

Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an
Gospel / History / Medival / Religion

Arianism, Docetism and Ebionism compared with the Qur’an


Survival of the fittest. Religions fight – survive or die. There were formal and near formal heresies ( heresy = a theological doctrine or system rejected as false by ecclesiastical authority ) such as:  Docetism, Ebionism,  Arianism, Nestorians, Apollinarian, Monophysitism  (several heresies ) and Gnosticism just to name few. Christian Gnostics  believed that someone else … Continue reading

Revelation of Saint John – Seeing it for Southern Christian Churches.
Religion

Revelation of Saint John – Seeing it for Southern Christian Churches.


The Revelation of Saint John scarcely merits the title. Far from being a revelation, it is the most disliked book of the anti-religious Westerners and even in some parts of the Western Christian Churches. An apocalyptic book describing the revelation Jesus Christ gave to John.  It connects the  beginning of the Bible (Genesis 1-11)  describing … Continue reading

Glaube im Osten.
Religion / Spiritual

Glaube im Osten.


Ein grosser Unterschied zwischen Ost und West in Deutschland. Einige erfolgreiche Versuche nennt Hubertus Schönemann, der Leiter einer von der Deutschen Bischofskonferenz in Erfurt angesiedelten Arbeitsstelle die “Feier zur Lebenswende” für ungetaufte Jugendliche, die eine Alternative zur Jugendweihe ist, das “Nächtliche Weihnachtslob” am Heiligabend oder ein Gottesdienst für Verliebte am Valentinstag. Das soll christlich sein? … Continue reading