Dr. Jung and Faust By Goethe


There is no doubt that this work by Goethe is a Masterpiece of psychology in the soul of man. The soul within the confrontation between dark and bright side. We can easily compare it with ours and our wishes, and learn a lot about it: Our Unconsciousness.

Faust is a tragicplay in two parts by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, usually known in English as Faust, Part One and Faust, Part Two. Although rarely staged in its entirety, it is the play with the largest audience numbers on German-language stages. Faust is considered by many to be Goethe’s magnum opus and the greatest work of German literature. Wikipedia

First, let’s have a little part from the beginning, which I translated from the original.

From time to time I like to see the old man,
And be careful not to break with him.
It is very nice of a great gentleman,
So human to speak to the devil himself.

Faust: (at night)
I have now, alas! Philosophy,
Law and medicine,
And unfortunately also theology
Thoroughly studied, with ardent effort.
There I stand now, poor fool me!
And am as smart as before;
Hot masters, hot doctors even
And already pulling for ten years
Up, down and across and crooked
Fool my students and see that we can know nothing!
It just wants to burn my heart.
I am smarter than all the monkeys
Doctors, masters, clerks and priests;
I have no scruples or doubts
Don’t be afraid of hell or the devil, for that all joy has been torn from me
Don’t imagine what is right to know
Don’t think I can teach
To reform and convert people.
I also have neither goods nor money,
Still the honour and glory of the world;
No dog would like to live this longer!
That’s why I surrendered to magic
Whether through the strength of the spirit and my mouth
Not many secrets would be revealed;
That I no longer have sour sweat
Need to say what I do not know;
That I know what the world is

We have all our wishes, in certain unknown. But wishes are always uncertain! Let’s have a deep look.

I have look for a quote by Jung on Goethe’s idea, but I have found only bullshits! Therefore, we take this one.

Honestly, I am reading one of Dr Jung’s books, which I haven’t dealt with so intensely lately. The book is in the original language, so in German. And I have a heartbeat when I read it, as this great man is sitting in front of me and talking with me. The name of the book is: “Die Beziehungen zwischen dem ich und dem Unbewussten. In English: (The relationships between the self and the unconscious.) {www.dtv.de

I know how difficult, is to read and understand Jung. Therefore, I try to make it as short and easy as I can understand myself. He goes in this way to explain his (amazing) point of view on the Complex in the personal identity. It could be everyone. I’ll give my best to translate it understandable.

A very common case is the humourless identity of many men, whether it be their occupation or their titles. Certainly, my office is the activity that belongs to me, but at the same time, it is also a collective factor that has historically come about from the cooperation of many and owes its existence to this dignity, only to a collective consent. When I identify myself with my office or title, I behave as if I were the whole complex, a social factor that an office represents, as if I were not only the bearer of the office but also the consent of the Society. With this, I have expanded myself unusually and usurped properties that are by no means in me, but outside of me. L’état-ç’est moi, that’s the motto for such people.In the case of inflation through knowledge, it is in principle similar but psychologically more subtle. It is not the dignity of an office, but significant fantasies that cause this inflation. What I mean by that, I want to explain with a practical example: I choose the case of a mentally ill person whom I knew personally and who mentions Maeder (Psychological examinations on Dementia Praecox sufferers) in a publication. The case is marked by high inflation (in the case of the mentally ill, one can namely observe all those phenomena, which are only hinted at in the normal on a coarsened and enlarged scale.)

Surely I will come back to this later, more fully. But right now, I add this short paragraph as an anecdote for the explanation of his thought.

just follow the old saying and my aunt, the snake. One day you will certainly be afraid of your divinity. In the case of the mentally ill, one can observe all those phenomena that are only hinted at in the normal, on a coarsened and enlarged scale. When I was still a doctor at the psychiatric clinic in Zurich, I once guided an intelligent layman through the medical department. He had never seen the inside of an asylum before. When we finished our tour, he exclaimed: But listen! That’s a small city of Zurich! A quintessence of the population! It’s like having all the guys you meet on the street every day collected here in their classic specimens. Loud owls and splendid specimens from all depths and heights! I had never looked at things from that side, but the man was right to a not inconsiderable degree.

And in German:

folg nur dem alten Spruch und meine Muhme, der Schlange. Dir wird gewiss einmal bei deiner Göttlichkeit bange bei Geisteskranken kann man nämlich alle jene Phänome, die beim normalen nur andeutungsweise vorhanden sind, in vergröbertem und vergrößertem Maßstab beobachten. Als ich noch Arzt an der psychiatrischen Klinik in Zürich war, führte ich einmal einen intelligenten Laien durch die Krankenabteilung. Er hatte noch nie eine Irrenanstalt von innen gesehen. Als wir unseren Rundgang beendet hatten, rief er aus: Aber hören Sie mal! Das ist ja eine kleine Stadt Zürich! Eine Quintessenz der Bevölkerung! Es ist, wie wenn man alle Typen, die man täglich auf der Straße trifft, in ihren klassischen Exemplaren hier gesammelt hätte. Laute Käuze und Prachtexemplare von allen Tiefen und Höhen! Ich hatte allerdings die Sache nie von dieser Seite betrachtet, aber der Mann hatte in nicht unerheblichem Maße recht.

Take care and be you! I have this requiem, by Mozart, all day long. I just put it here as a finishing point!

Between the legs of the sphinx: the stele of the dream of Thutmose IV


What a giant hilarious lion, sitting or lying proudly in front of the mysterious Pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx itself is also a mysterious work, which, according to new research, its year of construction goes back to eleven thousand years.

There is a stele erected between the front paws of The Great Sphinx of Giza by Thutmose IV in the first year of the king’s reign, 1401 BC, during the 18th Dynasty. As was common with other New Kingdom rulers, the epigraph claims to a divine legitimisation of kingship. And it’s called The Dream Stele.

Now let’s read about the interesting story of this find in this brilliant reportage by Marie Grillot. 🙏💖

Entre les pattes du sphinx : la stèle du songe de Thoumosis IV


via https://egyptophile.blogspot.com/

Left. : watercolor by Mariette
Right. : “The Great Sphinx” – Photographer: G. Lékégian & Co.

To establish their divine filiation and legitimize their power, the pharaohs sometimes let themselves go to interpret their dreams or the voice of certain oracles…

It is always, of course, the occasion of a story close to the marvellous, where the story loaded with unreal generates a history, with a capital “H”. It is a: “literary genre that is called the ‘Königsnovelle’. They are more or less romanticized accounts of a concrete event in the life of a pharaoh. It is always an event that illustrates the close bond between the king and the gods. In general, the king’s entourage is also included in the story. The king often dialogues with his advisers.

Thus, a grandson of Thutmose III and son of Amenophis II, who, according to some sources: “was not born of a royal wife and led the obscure and idle existence of a royal bastard”, therefore relatively distant from the succession to the throne, or who was, according to other sources: “certainly the legitimate and predestined successor of his father Amenhotep II, went hunting in the Libyan desert on a chariot drawn by horses faster than the wind ‘, accompanied by such or such of his servants “. This prince, who held the post of head of the royal chariotry, indeed liked to devote himself to hunting, especially on the Giza plateau, very: “prized by kings for hunting wild animals and gazelles, the ancient Egyptians l ‘ called then “La Vallée des Gazelles”.

At the time of the siesta, the prince and his companions settled down in the shade of the Sphinx for restorative rest.

The “future Thutmose IV” would thus have dozed off between the legs of the great sphinx. In his sleep, he would have presented himself and revealed himself to him. “This august God speaks to him with his own mouth as a father speaks to his son: ‘See me, look at me, O my son Thoutmes! I am your father Horemakhet-Khepri-Re-Atum. I give you my kingship on earth, at the head of the living. You shall wear the white crown and the red crown in the earth of Geb. Yours is the earth in its length and breadth, whatever lighteth the eye of the universal Lord, the provisions of the Two Lands and the great contributions of every foreign country are yours.

The sphinx would then have expressed the wish to be delivered from the suffering caused by the silting up and would have pronounced these words: “Come to my help since you are my son and my protector.”

Will the dream at the foot of the sphinx condition the prince to think about the possibility of achieving a royal function? Will he see there the promise of destiny he had to fulfil and be helped by the “highest”? Or more prosaically: did he use – or did he invent – this dream to justify his seizure of power? Still, he will indeed achieve royalty at the age of barely 20 years.

Thoutmosis IV

From “year I” of his reign, he will honour the request made by the sphinx and will remove the sand. But he will also perform another act intended to commemorate his recognition and the memory of this dream: he will build, between the legs of the sphinx, a chapel …

Illustration dated 1878 – author unknown

The back of this chapel is composed of a stele which happens to be almost applied to the chest of the sphinx. Carved from a block of red granite and arched. It is 3.61 m high and 2.18 m wide. “The arch of the stele has the representation of two leaning sphinxes, lying on plinths: in both cases, the text specifies that it is Harmakhis. In front of each of these sphinxes is King Thutmose IV. On the right, the king wearing the crown ‘khepresh’ offers incense and pours a libation. On the left, wearing the ‘nemest’, he makes a libation using a ‘nemset’ vase “. As for the hieroglyphic text, it reproduces the story of the dream.

Stele of Thutmose IV’s Dream – © Projet Rosette

This stele is rediscovered in 1818 by Giovanni Battista Caviglia, a Genoese, who: “arrived in Egypt on a merchant ship, of which he was the captain.” He settled in Egypt, where he soon made important excavations.

The sphinx in 1817

From 1817, it was on behalf of the Consul General Henry Salt, and the banker of Alexandria, Samuel Briggs, undertook excavations in Giza. His exploration of the underground galleries of the pyramid of Cheops will prove to be daring and interesting but will not, however, lead to the discovery of antiquities. “On the other hand, the excavations in the surroundings, in the vaults and the small truncated pyramids, which the Arabs designated under the term ‘mastabas’ (marcha), had brought to light beautiful statues and limestone stelae, dating from the Ancient Empire that Salt had reserved. Belzoni was particularly impressed by Caviglia’s work of clearing the front of the great sphinx. Between the two claws of this colossal animal, he found a small temple, and, on the chest, a large table of granite, adorned with hieroglyphs and various sculpted figures, including two sphinxes. “

At left above: photo of Félix Bonfils – at left below: photo of Francis Frith.
At right above: photo by J. P. Sébah -at right below: unidentified author

But the desert quickly regained its rights, and the stele was again covered with sand, as it was part of the sphinx. “The fight against the invading sand was perpetual, and less than a year after these discoveries, only the head of the sphinx still emerged as the Count de Forbin, notes with annoyance:” I arrived too late to benefit from the work of Mr Salt “. The same regret expressed by Jean-François Champollion in a letter of October 8, 1828: “I would have liked to remove the sands which cover the inscription of Thutmose IV, engraved on the chest (of the sphinx); but the Arabs, who had come running around us, from the heights crowned by the Pyramids, told me that it would take forty men and eight days to carry out this project. So it became necessary to give it up, and I took the path to the Great Pyramid. “

Karl Richard Lepsius will also have his teams work on removing the sand from the sphinx. And the sand, constantly carried by the desert, returns …

Auguste Mariette shows, in one of his aquarelle, the progress of the excavations in 1853: “The legs of the Sphinx are not cleared, but in the excavation dug at the base, stands the monolithic stele of pink granite of Pharaoh Thutmose IV, discovered by Giovanni Caviglia in 1818. “

Desolation of the great sphinx in 1886
(drawing by Boudier from a photo by Emile Brugsch)

Gaston Maspero, in a letter, on March 6, 1886, addressed to his wife Louise, attaches a “photo of the excavation of the great sphinx” which he describes to him thus: “the stele of Thutmose IV comes out of the ground, and a group of workers have crouched above it, and it is about half the height of sand, which remains to be removed. “

It is the Egyptologist Émile Baraize who planed to clear the body of the sphinx completely. It is a work that will be continued from 1936 by Selim Hassan. From 1979, the Egyptian Antiquities Department will undertake numerous restorations, notably under the direction of Zahi Hawass.

Stele from the dream of Thutmose IV – photo S. Bickel – elearning.unifr

As regards more particularly the stele, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities declared, at the beginning of 2017, that after having completed successfully, the first phase of restoration of the lower level, which was very dilapidated, He began the second phase, which consists of restoring the upper part of the stele, reinforcing the fragile parts, removing the encrusted dust and treating the surface.

The rebirth of a dream inscribed in stone for more than 3,400 years …

Marie Grillot


The Harvest of the Gods, Jean-Jacques Fiechter, Julliard, 1994 Le grand Sphinx de Giza, chef-d’oeuvre du règne de Chéops”, Rainer Stadelman (“The Great Sphinx of Giza, masterpiece of the reign of Cheops”,)
Mohamed al Kamy, “Essais sur l’antique Égypte”, “Essays on Ancient Egypt” La revue du Caire, n° 102, septembre 1947″Egypt initiates second phase of restoration at Giza Plateau” (Egypt Independent) “Egypt initiates second phase of restoration at Giza Plateau
Le Caire et ses environs : caractères, moeurs, coutumes des égyptiens modernes, Henri de Vaujany, E. Plon Paris, 1883 (Cairo and its surroundings: characters, manners, customs of modern Egyptians)
Gaston Maspero, Letters from Egypt, Correspondence with Louise Maspero, Seuil, 2003
Stèle du rêve de Thoutmosis IV” (Université de Fribourg) “Stele of the dream of Thutmosis IV”
Stèle du Songe de Thoutmes IV” (Projet Rosette) “Stele of Thutmose IV’s Dream”
Auguste Mariette et le grand sphinx de Gizeh”, Alain Galoin, Histoire par image Posted 10th March 2017 by Unknown “Auguste Mariette and the great sphinx of Giza”

Movie Time!


Actually, we are invited to a birthday. My sister-in-law (one from the five!) has turned sixty and wants to have a big party. Of course, with everything needed: vaccinated, recovered or tested! Although this is an involuntary event for me. But, as I know, life is not a wish concert, and there is a “must” sometimes!

But before I go on this unforgivable trip, let me introduce two movies I have watched lately. These two might be known to you, because, they were made some years ago. Or also it might be not! Anyway, here they are:

First, it is HER, the movie. With Joaquin Phoenix, famous for his master play in Joker (at least for me.) He plays a totally different role and shows his skill in the matter of making a character.

And the story is a fascinating idea, to show the relationship, if ever, between human and machine. Between a man (Theodore Twombly) and a voice in computer: the unique erotic voice of Scarlett Johansson.

Her is a 2013 American science-fiction romantic drama film written, directed, and produced by Spike Jonze. It marks Jonze’s solo screenwriting debut. The film follows Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a man who develops a relationship with Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), an artificially intelligent virtual assistant personified through a female voice. The film also stars Amy AdamsRooney MaraOlivia Wilde, and Chris Pratt. Wikipedia

The second is The Best Offer, by Giuseppe Tornatore, an intriguing movie with a surprising end. Some say it is in Hitchcock manner! Anyhow, very mysterious and gripping. Worth watching.

The Best Offer (ItalianLa migliore offerta – entitled Deception in the UK) is a 2013 English-language Italian psychological thriller film written and directed by Giuseppe Tornatore. The film stars Geoffrey RushJim SturgessSylvia Hoeks, and Donald Sutherland. The music score was composed by Ennio Morricone. Wikipedia

I hope you will enjoy one or both! Anyhow, I wholeheartedly wish you all a great weekend.


By Regina

Hello again, dear friends. I’ll try today to put the final cut on my travel. Included my Master in photography: my adorable wife, who else!

Let’s begin with some more views.

A Church, among the others.

Some taken by the adorable Regina.

We always had the view towards the East. Therefore we could see only the rising progress and not the setting ones. And I was lucky to catch the Rising-Moon.

And the Sun…

We’ve started towards heights.

Twilight in the early morning!

A clean and beautiful Church with all different juices! 😉

And finally, a view from above on the return flight home.

But let’s take the sea with us, just to remember the music of the beauty of Mother Nature.


Fifty+ Years Loneliness VIII


Under the Influence of the Pink Floyd Music.

I had actually no idea for my second post today. I just feel empty a little, again?! By the way, I am alone today (the other part of me is on the road with friends) and I had to do all the household requirements: buying, cleaning, washing, cooking! Honestly, I am such a type who, when eating, always begins with the unfavourable part to reach the best part at the end, or, when I drive a car, I don’t mind driving over the white lines, or, I never brake at the yellow light! A little anarchist, but also a perfectionist.

Now, to overcome the void, I thought, let’s have a look back again and open another chapter by continuing my life-tells. With Pink Floyd, who is famous enough and don’t need to be introduced.

They are another main focus in my memories for sure. We have got to know Pink Floyd and listened to them since they got famous. It might be our continual habit, as the Beatles separated, and we have tried to keep staying truthful to the music. There were a lot of good music bands, which come from England. And as I believe Pink Floyd is one the best music bands of all time. After all, there was a connection between Al, me, and Roger Waters. It was almost the same situation in our childhood. I mean: to lose the father so early. We found some common feelings in the album “The Wall”, which I will explain later.

The first one, which got our attention, was Ummagumma. With this, we’d got a lot of “Highlights”!

After that, it follows with ” Atom Heart Mother” and Meddle, which pushed our flight higher, Then the Masterwork: “The Dark Side Of The Moon“, and with “Wish You Were Here“, we have begun our LSD trips. Of course, I must mention that we had a look back at one of their first albums, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, in which we could find the basis of the Floyd music. In that, we can find harmony in chaos!

Anyway, it went on with “Animals” and the cape of top: The Wall. As you might know, it is all just breaking the wall!! We have surely needed such a “tearing the wall” in Iran, those days!

In “The Wall”, we found out the suffering of a kid, without father, and a helpless mother. It was so close and common feeling.

In that album “The Wall”, we have found our situation behind the wall, crying for freedom. But nobody was there, could help us.

Goodbye Cruel World Lyrics (Waters) 1:05

Goodbye cruel world,
I’m leaving you today.

Goodbye, all you people,
There’s nothing you can say
To make me change my mind.

Oh yes! Pink Floyd had a big influence on us, when they sang: We’re just two lost souls
Swimming in a fishbowl,
Year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.

“Wish You Were Here”


Since, my friend, you have revealed your
Deepest fear,
I sentence you to be exposed before
Your peers.
Tear down the wall! …….. and we did!

And we knew that it could not be so easy, but the danger and pressure have been too much.

Outside the Wall Lyrics
(Waters) 1:42

All alone, or in two’s,
The ones who really love you
Walk up and down outside the wall.
Some hand in hand
And some gathered together in bands.
The bleeding hearts and artists
Make their stand.

And when they’ve given you their all
Some stagger and fall, after all it’s not easy
Banging your heart against some mad bugger’s wall.

After all, The Wall came out as a movie, and there, it has completed itself!

How many times, Al and I had hit the wall to hear a voice but, no one could hear us.

Let it do, as best as we can do!!

Love you all! 🙏💖🙏

The censer: a ‘utensil’ of worship under the eye of Horus

Panel from the Osiris temple: Horus presents royal regalia to a worshipping pharaoh.

The scent of the Gods! It should smell divine. It’s known enough that this ceremony is also used in other religions, like Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But of course, the odours are different!? The Frankincense (Weihrauch) is by Christians and Jews, to make their ceremony well-smelled, in Islam, rose water is the common utensil. And the Egyptians? What was their magical aroma?

With heartfelt thanks, let’s enjoy this brilliant description of the “Divine Aroma” of the Egyptian Gods & Goddesses by Marie Grillot.

https://egyptophile.blogspot.com/2020/03/lencensoir-un-ustensile-de-culte-sous.html via; https://egyptophile.blogspot.com/

Arm censer – gilded wood discovered in 1893 in Medinet Dimaï
Cairo Museum – JE 30700

In the worship of gods and divinities, the fumigation of incense is, along with the libation of water, one of the most important rituals of the Pharaonic liturgy. Its high function was to “restore life by incense supposed to be an emission from the body of Osiris”. This scene is often reproduced on the walls of temples or tombs, most often performed by a sem priest or by Pharaoh himself.

The perfume of resinous secretions is placed in a censer to allow them to burn, be consumed and thus to spread their fragrant and purifying benefits.

Sethi I offering a casserole of incense to a deity in his temple of Abydos
temple de sethi Ier – abydos

This “utensil” of worship can take the form of a cup, a simple pot or a casserole dish. It was in the Middle Kingdom that censers in the shape of an arm appeared. This form continues to be used in the New Kingdom and until the Greco-Roman era. The censer of this type has the shape and size of a human arm ending in a hand. The length of censers kept in museums is around 50 cm when they are full. ; the largest up to 60 cm. This length corresponds to the Egyptian cubit of 52.5 cm.

Jean-François Champollion used to call this “utensil” of worship “amschir”.

Arm censer – gilded wood discovered in 1893 in Medinet Dimaï
Cairo Museum – JE 30700

This censer was recorded in the Journal des Entrées of the Cairo Museum under the reference JE 30700. It was found in the Fayoum at Medinet Dimai in 1893 and dates from the Ptolemaic period when the Greco-Roman city was called Soknopaiou Nesos. Its Greek name means “the island of the Crocodile-god”, and within its enclosure was a temple dedicated “to Soknopaios, who was a form of the crocodile god Sobek”.

Detail of the censer with arms – gilded wood discovered in 1893 in Medinet Dimaï
Cairo Museum – JE 30700

While most are bronze, this one is made of gilded wood. It measures 55 cm, and one of its ends represents a falcon’s head, treated in a very realistic way. The eyes, of a dark blue, being particularly well worked. In the middle of the handle is an oval, cartridge-shaped box, which presumably had a lid. It was intended to “store” a small supply of the precious substance. “The papyrus flower begins just after the reserve and is followed by a well-sculpted hand in the round.” The represented hand is the right one. It is flat, palm open, and fingers extended. The nails are carefully sculpted.

Detail of the censer with arms – gilded wood discovered in 1893 in Medinet Dimaï
Cairo Museum – JE 30700

In the centre of the palm is a dish, relatively high, wider at the top than at the bottom, in which incense burned during religious ceremonies or cults rendered to Pharaoh. From this receptacle then escaped, in a halo of smoke, the purifying and perfuming vapours released by the aromatic resins.

Ramses III offering incense on the walls of his million-year-old temple in Medinet Habu
Arm censer – gilded wood – discovered in 1893 in Medinet Dimaï
Cairo Museum – JE 30700

In the “Visitor’s Guide to the Cairo Museum, 1915, Gaston Maspero presents it as follows:” At the top of the cage, on the upper plaque, lies a gilded wooden censer (n ° 4220) consisting of a head handle of a falcon which ends in an elongated hand carrying a vase: It is discovered in Diméh, and it dates from the Ptolemaic period. But it is identical in shape to the censers, which can be seen on monuments from the Pharaonic period “.

“The priests offered Re (Ra) three kinds of incense every day, one at his rising, one at midday, and one at bedtime.” The atmosphere of the temples was then filled with vapours and smells quite conducive to entering into communion with the divine.

Sethi I. holding the censer – scene from the temple of Abydos

Frankincense, a rare product in Egypt, was mainly dedicated to the worship of divinities and the pharaoh, but it was also used as a household or a simple perfume (incense cones) and to repel dangerous animals such as snakes or scorpions.

It could be olibanum, terebinth, myrrh, or styrax … but the most sought after, the most prized, was kyphi, produced by a mixture of 10 to 50 substances. “Ideally, it consisted of 16 ingredients which included, among others, old wine, honey, seeded raisins, terebinth resin, asphalt, myrrh, mastic, two species of juniper and cardamom.” (Jean-Pierre Corteggiani, Ancient Egypt and its gods).

Incense was considered a divine fragrance, assimilated to the Eye of Horus. Adorned with this incredible power to allow “humans” to enter into close communion with the gods. The recognition given to him was such that hymns were even dedicated to him!

Marie Grillot


“Orientalia”, Vol. 78, No. 3
Ancient Egypt and its gods, Jean-Pierre Corteggiani, 2007
“Treasures of Ancient Egypt at the Cairo Museum”, National Geographic
Visitor’s Guide to the Cairo Museum, Gaston Maspero, 1915


“Fayoum excavations: Report on the excavations of Médinet-mâ’di and Médinet-Ghoran”, Pierre Jouguet http://www.persee.fr/doc/bch_0007-4217_1901_num_25_1_3394

Recueil des Inscriptions Grecques du Fayoum , Compendium of Greek Inscriptions of Fayum, Volume 1

Descriptive notice of the Egyptian Monuments of the Charles X Museum, 1827, Jean-François Champollion

Fedor Michajlovic Dostojevskij, One of The Genius of The Latest Centuries.


I have got to know him in the early seventies. I have read almost all his works, and he had changed my life forever. Let’s have some words from him.

One year ago, it was Autumn, I was travelling by train in Germany, and once, of confusion, I missed a station which would have to get off and change the train. I got off at the next station. It was about three pm, with the clear sky. It was a small town. They showed me a hotel because I had to wait for the next train, which would come at eleven pm. I was not in hurry at all, and even happy somehow! It was a small stinking hotel but surrounded with greens and plants and also flowers. I got a small room and dinner, which I ate with an appetite, and because of the long travel, went into a deep sleep.

I’ve dreamed an unexpected dream. Whereas I haven’t before. All of my dreams were always stupid or scary. There was in Dresden an exhibition, with a painting by Claude Laurent, under the name: Acis et Galatée. I don’t know why I always called it The Golden Age. I have seen it before, and when I came by there, I have seen it. I’ve always gone there on purpose to see this. I think all my purpose was to go to Dresden just to see this work. This was in my dream, though not as a painting but in real. (Shortened) It was about three thousand before time: in the Greek archipelago. Sun was shining on everything, and everyone was happy and free. The tears were dripping down my face, and even when I woke up, I was still dreaming! (From “Demons” ) Translated in English, from my old translated from Russian in Persian book! 😜

Stefan Zweig, who himself is one of the greatest contemporary writers, in the introduction to Dostoevsky’s biography, wrote:

“It is very difficult, if not impossible, to explain Dostoevsky’s importance to the world because the power and influence of his character are beyond our rules and precision. There is a magical genius in the world which he has, by the power of his imagination, created, is impossible for us to comprehend.”

Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, (11 November 1821 – 9 February 1881) or Dostoyevsky is, of course, one of the greatest authors in the history of lecture, and everyone who likes books should know him well. Therefore, I don’t need to introduce him to you.

Among Dostoevsky’s last words was his quotation of Matthew 3:14–15: “But John forbad him, saying, I have a need to be baptised of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness”, and he finished with “Hear now—permit it. Do not restrain me!

Here are some very useful quotes, which are fitting our today situation. Our today’s constrictions of information and freedoms. From our wise friends; Searching The Meaning Of Life! 🙏

Because the secret of human existence is this: He does not only want to live but also to know why he lives. If a man does not have a fixed fantasy of the purpose for which he lives, he will refuse to live. He will prefer to annihilate himself. Dostoevsky, Fedor Michajlovic.

Notes from the book “The Great Examiner ” by Dostojevskij Fedor Michajlovic

By SearchingTheMeaningOfLife

photo by Johnny Di

✔ Now, right now, people are more than ever convinced that they are free, completely free, and yet they themselves brought us their freedom and enslaved it at our feet.

✔They finally managed to conquer freedom and make people happy in this way. Man was born a revolutionary. But can revolutionaries be happy?

✔Because for the people and their society, nothing has ever been given more intolerable than freedom.

✔Do you see the stones in this bare and fiery desert? Make the bread, and humanity will follow you like a flock, full of gratitude and submission, although it will always live with the anguish that you could pull your hand away and stop giving it your bread …

✔ What kind of freedom is this when it is redeemed with bread? In the name of this earthly bread, the spirit of the earth will rebel against You…

✔Mankind through the mouths of its sages and intellectuals will declare that there were no crimes, therefore no sins, there were only hungry people “Satisfy them and only then demand from them so much virtue”

✔And the end will be for them to lay their freedom on our feet and tell us “Make us slaves but satisfy us”… They can never be free because they are weak, full of flaws, insignificant, troublemakers.

✔What about the millions and billions who do not have the power to despise earthly bread for the sake of heaven?

✔Man, when liberated, has no more lasting and torturous care than how to find as soon as possible someone he can worship, who can deliver to him as quickly as possible the gift of freedom with that, which this unhappy creature comes to people.

✔Because these miserable creatures care to find something that everyone believes in and absolutely loves. For this common worship, they kill each other: this will happen until the end of the world even when the gods disappear from the world, and then they will still kneel before idols.

Only the one who can reassure their conscience becomes the master of people’s freedom.

✔Because the secret of human existence is this: He does not only want to live but also to know why he lives. If a man does not have a fixed fantasy of the purpose for which he lives, he will refuse to live. He will prefer to annihilate himself.

✔Man prefers silence and even death to the free choice of knowledge of good and evil. There is nothing more attractive to man than the freedom of conscience but nothing more torturous.

✔There are only three forces on earth with which one can conquer and forever capture the consciousness of these weak troublemakers: miracle, mystery and power.

✔And because man cannot live without a miracle, he will create for himself a multitude of miracles, his own miracles, and he will worship them even though he is a thousand times a rebel, a heretical denier of God.

✔ You thirsted for love and freedom and not for the slavish charm of a slave in the face of a power that enslaved him forever.

✔What does it mean that he is rebelling everywhere against our power and even boasts that he is a revolutionary? This is the pride of a small child… they are weak insurgents who can not stand even their own rebellion…

✔Because the tendency towards a unity that includes the whole world is the last torment of humanity. As a whole, it always tends to be organized globally.

✔ We will convince them that they will only be free when they give up their freedom for our sake and when they are devoted to us.

✔ Freedom, unrestrained spirit and science will drag them into such labyrinths, will bring them before such miracles in unsolved mysteries, that some of them, stubborn and savage will self-deny, and others, the weak ones, yet stubborn will eat each other. However, the weak and unhappy ones will come crawling to our feet and shouting: save us from ourselves.

✔The herd will gather again, will submit again, but this time everything in the century. Then we will give them quiet humble happiness, the happiness of the weak creatures, happiness in their measure. We will take away their pride… We will show them that they are weak and that they are only poor children, but also that their childish happiness is sweeter than any other happiness. They will be frightened, ashamed and will look at us with respect while they will gather around us like spinners on a spinning top. They will admire us and tremble…In their weakness, they will tremble before our wrath, their spirit will become small-minded, and their eyes will weep like the eyes of children and women.

✔ We will force them to work, but in their free time, we will shape their life into a children’s game… We will even allow them to make mistakes because they are weak and powerless, and they will love us for it like children because we forgive their mistakes. We will tell them that all mistakes are erased when they are made with our consent, that we allow them to sin only because we love them… They will bring the most secret, the most torturous doubts of their conscience to us, and we will solve them .. we will free them from the great worry and the heavy torture of personal and free decision.

✔. I told you before: I just want to live like thirty years (old), and then I say goodbye to you.

by Johnny Di



As promised, today I try to share more pictures from this beautiful island. Actually, in such a beautiful place, one can hardly miss a shot!

I’ve found some stones (that’s a lie! My wife was who did it, of course 😉😁), in very interesting colours.

Trees! 💖💖

I have to make another post (number 3), I am afraid! There is still a lot of pics remain.

Till then, have a nice weekend. 💖
PS: Thanks to everybody for your wonderful wishes. 🙏💖🤗🙏💖