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

Can Hitler go to heaven? The evil presented in Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot.
C.G.Jung / Contemporary / History / Philosophy / Spiritual

Can Hitler go to heaven? The evil presented in Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot.


The problem of evil has been a subject of interest in religion and philosophy.  For our purpose here we want to approach the question in a inductive and  psychoanalytic way looking at historic persons: Mao, Stalin, Hitler, Pol Pot: what is evil and what is the cause of it.  If we consider them evil – and I do – what … Continue reading

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 Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God
C.G.Jung / Catholic / General / Spiritual

The Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God


Translation of my article “Gedanken zur Predigt in St. Ottilien 2012-11-18 The Death of the Ego as prerequisite to find God“ By fallenAngel This sunday sermon in St. Ottilien (2012-11-18-0915-konventamt.mp3) addressed an interesting line of thought: in order to experience God (via the Self), we need to kill the Ego in us. A very tough call indeed. “We … 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 / East / Eastern / Religion

Roots of Carl Gustav Jung in Gnosticism, Christianity, Buddhism and Taoism – Draft


The relationship of the depth psychologist Carl Gustav Jung with religion, in particular Christianity, Gnosticism and Zen Buddhism is of great interest. Religion and its psychological interpretation by C.G. Jung, which is based entirely on empirical facts, is ambiguous and often rejected, or – too frequently – simply ignored. To understand Carl Gustav Jung correctly … Continue reading