There's nothing as terrible and polarizing as war. As thousands of Ukranians flee their homeland, cramming into trains headed for the European continent, the rest of us scramble to come to terms with a war that has blindsided us. What on earth is going on? Did Putin just lose his marbles? Has he embarked on
I take a more than average interest in conspiracy theories. Last May, I recorded a video on it that got quite popular, where I explored the archetypal dynamics of this fascinating phenomenon. In essence, I used my deep familiarity with the psyche and the collective unconscious to reject a lot of conspiracies as psychological projection.
As a student of the Collective Unconscious for more than a decade, cults are of great interest to me. They are laboratories of archetypal phenomena, where groups of people gratefully project their sovereignty onto a leader, principle or idea, until one day the whole thing blows up. The most prominent cults active
Happy International Men's Day, dear Brothers across the whole world! I'm happy today to see that November 19 is finally starting to gain some traction as a symbolic day of celebration for and of men. Posts celebrating the day have flooded across my Facebook feed today, and that is truly heartwarming. We men are not
In the previous article, released in the summer of 2016, I explored archetypal possession as well as the Shadow King and his campaign of terror in the world. Tolkien's lord of darkness Sauron is one representation of this archetype that has left an enduring impact on the collective psyche. From deep inside the barren lands of
Listen in as Reclaim your Inner Throne founder Eivind Figenschau Skjellum, and author, teacher and spiritual activist Terry Patten, share their thoughts on the forces of chaos and polarization that are moving in the world. Is it the end of the road, or are we in an initiatory process to the maturation of our species?
It's Inauguration Day in the USA. Donald "The Trickster" Trump, is about to ascend the throne of the USA, and many people are afraid. I was experiencing a lot of stress around this possibility at the beginning of 2016. Several nights, I didn't find sleep because of my worry. But then the worry vanished. At
The Facebook Archetype Chronicles part #1: An Integral perspective on the Apocalypse, radical Feminism and Donald Trump
Note: I've started posting more on the archetypal themes I see playing out in the world these days on Facebook. Since we may not be connected there, I want to give you the opportunity to follow along here as well.---The psychological currents of humanity seem to be escalating towards a crisis point. This is deeply