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15:39 01-01-2020
Daragh O'Reilly
Have downloaded your critique of AP from, thank you very much indeed, and then found my way to your site here. Looks like there is plenty of interest here. I'm coming from the perspective of a writer of fiction and non-fiction who is interested in story, psyche and imagination.
19:42 11-26-2019

Thank you for your article on Edinger's inflation and concretization, or as you more frequently say, his reductionism. (I prefer the word concretization ... which of course would lead to reduction.). I happened upon this article by chance, in the process of looking up something else... which also was in the process of preparing for a meeting this evening with another Jungian teacher with whom I had some argument on his rendition of ego-self dialogue. You hit just on what I was about to say to him ... and will! I was very well impressed with the man Ed Edinger and his integrity and continuing wrestling, or so I believe, but at the same time disagree profoundly with his "nailing down" images far better left to remain truly symbolic and therefore/thereby alive. This was timely. I will read more of your articles another day, and wish you continued energy in writing for us.
11:01 10-27-2019
Oscar Del Santo
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the rest of us for free. I have found your articles truly inspirational. Warm greetings from Spain.
14:15 09-13-2019
Panos Louridas
Hello Mr. Mats Winther ,
Dear Chessfriend ,

I found your collection with all these interesting articles...but unfotunatley
I have not the time to read ...everything!
Later...when I will have more time...I´ ll visit your page again… !!!
Best Regards from Germany
Panos Louridas
16:18 07-18-2019
Enrique Pardo
PS - the message I wrote seems to have been cut. I added that "Pretty much all the subjects you address are of interest to me, so maybe some form of dialogue will take place (my life and theatre companion, Linda Wise, often visits Sweden - she collaborates with theatre director Suzane Osten). Or if you visit France. Best regards.
Enrique Pardo
12:01 07-18-2019
I discover with great interest your website and ideas as I started an article titled "What about archetypes?" - after the closing of our yearly Myth and Theatre Festival, dedicated this year to LUCK (reflections on synchronicity but leaning towards serendipity, brought me to your site.) The festival was founded with James Hillman, honorary president of festival and my company, who became a close friend. I notice we differ on his ideas; maybe this is due to the importance of imagination in his and my case: I am an artist, a theatre performer and director. On Jung I find our evaluations similarly and historically appreciative.
06:10 07-03-2019
Neoplatonist here

Love the swedenborg/jung
20:37 06-29-2019
axel baumgart
hi mats,
i'm working on your thanatos text. maybe my text "the mistress of the house" might be interesting for you:

best regards

19:42 03-26-2019
Hello Mats,

I just finished reading your essay about the Puer Aeternus complex, something I am dealing with and recovering from myself (26 year old male) and look forward to reading your essays about synchronicity and quantum physics, it seems some of our thoughts/interests are in alignment.

But really I'm here to seek your opinion about something personal.

I'm at a crossroads between choosing a discipline to commit to, I can go into all the details but will skip over them. One of the disciplines is psychology, specifically depth psychology. This is an area I have pursued on my own for some years both out of interest and to understand/heal my own neurosis, leading to the discovery of my core complexes plus many other amazing things along the way. The issue is I am having difficulty seeing where I can turn any of the passions I have into professions, or simply take them further than the childish understandings I have of them.

I have no desire to go to school, become certified, or open a private practice. I am an elementary school dropout who is just driven by and passionate about these areas. I want to further my understanding in them and my ability to articulate myself much like you have but don't really know where to begin as I lack the discipline and experience. I am stuck because I lack the discipline on my own but I don't trust the educational institutions as they are possessed politically/ideologically and are quite frankly a scam. Yet I am tired of having to do studying from the confines of isolation.

I have my own ideas about what I need to do and I'm not expecting any concrete advice or blueprints from you to solve my problems, would just like to hear the opinion of someone who's work I find of value.

(the other areas of interest I have are mythology and philosophy which is connected to the psychology, but also the practices of fine arts)

09:36 03-24-2019
I google translated your new essay on Subjectivism, a very nice article. The gender fluidity nonsense in particular is getting ridiculous. I don't necessarily agree with your conclusions on certain socio-political outcomes but a very intellectually stimulating read. You tend to focus your diagnosis on spiritual/existential pathology but you don't seem to pay much attention to the effects of childhood and emotional trauma. For example attachment disturbances in the parent/child could massively contribute to the cultural pathologies we see today.
22:23 01-09-2019
Doug Krueger
Dear Mats, Am delighted to find/read your "Jung and Swedenborg:
modern Neoplatonists"
With respect to the introversion required to approach "Jung's
metaphysical edifice" and to anticipate the probable
sociological objection, let me call your attention to the final words
of Husserl's "Cartesian Meditations": (Cairns tr.)
"The Delphic motto, "know thyself" has gained a new signification.
Positive science is science lost in the world. I must lose the world by
epoche in order to regain it by universal self-examination. "Noli foras
ire" says Augustine, "in te redi, in interiore homine habitat veritas." ( "do
not wish to go out; go back into yourself. Truth dwells in the inner man." )
Is there a connection between Jung's phenomenology and Husserl's?
As scientists what have they in common?
04:01 01-08-2019
Jared Cameron
I wanted to know if you had any other blogs or websites that you would recommend
17:24 12-29-2018
Let me share you an article on North American checkers and American checkers which is available in pdf at .
06:33 11-20-2018

I've spent the past two days fixated on an observation that you've apparently made, to some extent, as well; namely the connection between the eternal child and Leftism. I'm an attorney; not a psychologist; so I'm wondering if you wouldn't mind emailing me your thoughts about my observation-- far outside my wheelhouse. Your article on the Puer Aeterna seems to indicate to me that my observation is sound.
Here are the paragraphs I was working on before finding your article:
"Treason doth never prosper," wrote an English poet, "What's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason." The generals who sent Dreyfus to Devils Island were among the most honorable men in France. The men who killed Caesar were among the most honorable men in Rome. And with the help of a sycophantic and co-conspiring media , the parricides who shamelessly violate our defining covenant are deemed above reproach. Why? Because they hate the captain.
And why do they hate the captain? For the same reason the princess despised the frog in Grimm’s fairytale The Frog Prince; she refuses to grow up. In this revised and reversed version of the tale, a charismatic Wolf preaching the infantilizing word of Leftism regressed half the adult nation to the mindset of a puella aeterna; an eternal child princess. Instead of the princess leaving childhood by accepting the physical realties of adulthood, she clings to the utopian sense of self the grifting Wolf sold her—a self far too pristine to acknowledge its own (deplorable) feet—by loathing the frog (Donald Trump) and all the “uglies” of maturity he represents. What’s more, the Wolf and his pack evade discovery and prosecution for their treasonable acts by propagandizing the princess into believing that the frog is guilty of their crimes. Thus, bereft of the honor and integrity normally accompanying adulthood, the self-absorbed eternal child rejects the frog by refusing to accept:
“You don’t work with the captain because you like the way he parts his hair. You work with him because he’s got the job or you’re no good.”
This is the work of Deep State; who, unlike Mister Keefer in The Caine Mutiny, lacks the maturity, self-awareness and self-respect required to feel shame.

Anyway, I thought the similarity between our observations was striking enough to inform you about it. I'd be thrilled to hear what a Jungian scholar thinks about it; especially considering you're the only person I know of at the moment who has made the same observation.


11:53 11-18-2018
Your Puer Aeternus article is spot-on, would love to read more from you on the subject.
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