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21:27 03-10-2017
What accounts for the joy animals and being in nature bring to humans? We experience a wholesomeness in contemplating animals and nature, as if they are the embodiment of goodness and purity, but isn't goodness a value belonging to consciousness? Isn't morality strictly human? Please email me back if you have a response. Thanks.
05:39 02-25-2017
Regarding the puer aeternus he is not the immature being unable to evolve but the god condition of never being linked with the worldly customs and rules. He is so to speak out of this world, that is self-born and self-managing. He is just like the child Jesus who has but only one father the heavenly one.
19:20 01-10-2017
Lisamarie Solano
Regarding Edinger and reductionism of the true nature of the symbol, I can see your point. However, Edinger's conceptualization of the phenomena of individuation offers an essential entry into the subject. Edinger points to landmarks, and it is for the student/novice to pursue the more ethereal levels of the soul..
18:15 12-08-2016

I have read you article Puer Aeternus, Underminer of Civilization. Although I believe we should be cautions about the term, I liked the way you described the current sameness ideology and its shallow character. Moving on to other articles, I noticed you criticize Jung for allegedly using Christianity to suit his own agenda and sort of building a new pseudo-religion. Now I have read myself Jung. Truly not all his books, but I believe the best of him. When you read too much by the same author, you start developing some sort of resistance. This too-much then turns into a critique. I believe we should pay respect to great people and move on, in the direction traced by them, into the unknown. They only open doors for us, but we must enter by ourselves. Note: I do not consider my self Jungian. But I have a lot of respect for him.
07:29 08-16-2016
Brett Watts
Thank you Mats for your thoughtful work. You've done such a lovely job of situating Carl Jung's epistemologies within their appropriate philosophical contexts. This is very helpful for my dissertation work, as I have been struggling to situate my own views of the study of consciousness within their ancestral networks. Your critiques of Jung's ideas of individuation and subjectivity trouble me, and I consider this beneficial.
21:20 03-28-2016
Kirk Scott
Hi Mats, found an old post by you on the abandoned newsgroup alt.alchemy, and it lead me to your site. Enjoyed reading the "puer aeternis" essay. I'm in the process of returning as an old man to alchemical studies, which was something I enjoyed very much when I was young, but didn't really understand. I'm looking forward to exploring your ideas in more of your essays.
22:01 03-14-2016
Mark MArtin
Found your posts in WetCanvas and decided to check out your site. You ARE an interesting individual. West, Gurdjeiff, Flowers, Ouspensky and Csikszentmihalyi have always been of an interest to my psychological evolution.
15:15 01-24-2016
Sergio C F Mendonça
Dear Mats,
I have been a biomedical scientist for more than 30 years.
I was hooked by the Jungian thought several years ago, when I started to read his books
Now I intend to retire and I have been studying analytical psychology to become a therapist.
In this process, I got in contact with some very celebrated post-Jungian thinkers, like James Hillman and Wolfgang Giegerich.
Well, I saw your work for the first time because, when I read Hillman´s article Psychology: monotheistic or polytheistic? I thought that more than a post-Jungian, this guy was “an anti-Jungian”. So, I went to Google with these words to see if anyone else had had the same thought. And I have found your text Critique of Archetypal Psychology.
Now I am studying Giegerich and I had more or less the same feeling. Then I have found you again saying what I wanted to say in your article entitled The Happy Neurotic Island of Modernity and Technology.
This message is to inform you that you have at least one fan in Brazil.
I found amazing how the cited thinkers have met so much success in the Jungian community by negating the very core of C. G. Jung’s, namely the concepts of the Self and individuation.
I am happy to hear your voice against the deconstruction of Jung´s legacy.
14:37 12-05-2015
I have only read one article, your being one of the few on the internet going into the issue of Mysterium Iniquitatis that I could find that wasn't specifically Catholic. I appreciate that immensely. What I found to be most interesting is that you think that Christianity best exposes us to a world in which we can learn of the ego, and then in turn be exposed to our own true nature (ie, the spirit/soul.) For me being exposed to my true nature came about through Taoist poetry, and Buddhist scripture. I find these sources to be more direct, and less filled with silly stories that seem to be able to distract people away from finding out about their ego.

Also, I have been searching in my mind, and your writing is pointing to me to places to look for more information about religion before writing, and the issues of polytheism and monotheism. To think that Jewish people were the best of the monotheists, or that Abraham was "the original", it's just depressing and misinformed, but it is seemingly the dominant model for the average person who is not inclined to more informed which also seems to be the majority of people paid to be givers of information, aka "the media".

Lastly, I would hope that your thirst for knowledge, or gnosis, will take you in ever more frightening places that will challenge everything you believe is real.

-good luck
20:04 11-27-2015
I forgot to describe my blog (below). It is about the trinity and quaternity and mandalas and their gnostic implications and relationship with modern physics.
18:36 11-27-2015
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14:56 11-16-2015
Sister Helen E. Prov
Your writing are quite unusually well done! Very inspiring! I like reading your very profound insights. I found you on Depth Psychology Alliance.

Thank you

Sister Helen
19:50 10-10-2015
Namik Zade
Dear friend! I have some problems to write zrf file for board 10x10 with drop variant like Seirawan chess. Can you help me?
With best regards Namik
13:25 08-07-2015
Sena Fernando
Thanks for your article "The animistic archetypal nature of
the unconscious".
17:23 07-16-2015
Hi Mats. Thank you for your essay on Thanatos - I consumed it within one go! I wonder if you would like to contribute on my website to spread the knowledge about the Unconscious and Jungian psychology?
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