“I write as a physician, with a physician’s sense of responsibility…I have made every effort to document my material as reliably as possible, and to assist the verification of my conclusions…” C.G. Jung, Aion.
I dedicated my life to the study of topics which are rare or avoided in academic and non-academic research. These topics, such as e.g. a problem of religious in experience, introspection, enhancement of consciousness, nature of death, psychological and spiritual determinants of health, fall through paradigmal cracks till somebody intentionally picks them up. I often do. I bring them out of anonymity, regardless of whether they concern first person experience in the old texts, or the impact of galactocerebroside antibodies on autoimmune diseases of the nervous system. As Osip Mandelstam wrote, ” Blessed are those giving name to a song, in order to free an unnamed song from its overbearingly enchanting scent”.
Philosophy of religion, phenomenology, cognitive science of religion, religious experience, introspection, embodiment. Areas of concentration: cognitive phenomenology; the phenomenology of life, Michel Henry; the philosophies of Shankara, Ibn Arabi, and Suhrawardi; theoretical and philosophical psychology. Positive transformation of character and consciousness in individuals and groups.