In a few weeks, there is Whitsun, and I will make one of my occasional trips to the monastery. The rock monastery St. George is a development center of the Benedictine order in the Austrian Inn valley. The religious exercise will be lead by a Benedictine monk, who happens to have formal psychoanalytic credentials and introduced the theme ”The archetype of the wolf” for what to my understanding is a spiritual hiking weekend.
It became clear during my research, that in mythology, religion, in legends and fairy tales the wolf has played an outstanding ambiguous, dualist and multidimensional role. The wolf archetype is so central, that how the wolf is viewed , is a mindset indicator of human, secular or spiritual organisations or of the society we live in. But there is much more.... (click title to keep reading)