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This is a map showing the route that would have been taken by Carl Jung and Mary Bancroft from Zurich to Bludenz in 1942.
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The German High Command compels a psychiatrist to assess Hitler´s sanity. An OSS analyst joins him, posing as his secretary.

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Review of Mouth of the Lion

Synopsis: It’s June, 1942 and the German blitzkrieg in Russia is stalling and Hitler’s behavior is becoming increasingly eccentric. The German High Command (OKW) suspects Hitler has become insane and approaches Carl Jung to request an evaluation of “The Fuehrer’s” mental state. Neither…

Book Review: The Forger

The Forger, by Cioma Schoenhaus, reads like a scary novel. There is tension from start to finish as Schoenhaus navigates the treacherous world of 1940s Berlin. The book illustrates all too clearly how pervasive Nazi control was, infecting every facet, every tiny crack…

Locations, In the Mouth of the Lion, Part III

Berghof Hitler’s Berghof (“Mountain Farm”) was at an elevation of 3022 feet, about 9000 feet due east of Berchtesgaden. It was Hitler’s main residence away from Berlin. Located in the Obersalzberg, it was in an area Hitler knew well, having vacationed there before…

Locations, In the Mouth of the Lion, Part II – Schattenburg

Schattenburg is an actual castle in Feldkirch, Austria. I placed part of the action for In the Mouth of the Lion in Schattenburg partly because of the name, Schatten, or shadow, + burg, or castle. Given that one of the more important archetypes…

Locations, In the Mouth of the Lion, Part I – “Loewensburg”

In the Mouth of the Lion takes place primarily in 1942 Switzerland, Austria, and Germany. The major action, the Jungian analysis of Adolf Hitler, occurs near Bludenz, Austria, not far from Liechtenstein. Why Bludenz? Bludenz is a reasonable driving distance from Zurich for…

Why Did Hitler Hate the Jews?

To say that the Holocaust demonstrates Hitler’s hatred for the Jews is to utter a breathtaking understatement. Seldom in history has a sole person wrought so much death and suffering on a class of people. That this was hate-driven is obvious. [There was…

The Death of Geli Raubal

Most students of Hitler are familiar with the story of Geli Raubal, Hitler’s niece. Geli, the attractive young daughter of Hitler’s half-sister, was also Hitler’s girl friend. On the morning of September 19th, 1931, Hitler’s housekeeper tried to wake Geli, knocking on her…

Spies of World War Two

ALLIED SPIES OF WWII Introduction: There were many who served as spies for the Allies during WWII, and we owe them more than we can repay, in many cases. Their work was harrowing and their reward was often a slow death at the…

Jung’s Lecture – The Psyche

Jung turned to the blackboard and chalked a horizontal line high up. He stood back and, pointing, said, “The human psyche. Up above, on the surface, we have the conscious mind. Below it, the unconscious: the Cave of The Shadow. Notice that I…

Excerpts: The Prologue & The Visitation

The Prologue Löwensburg, Austria June 30, 1942 Carl Jung, tall and scholarly, faces a pair of massive brass doors gleaming in morning sunlight. Above them, an over-sized Nazi eagle spreads golden wings, clutching a globe in its talons. Jung looks up at it…