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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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Hitler’s Guardienne

[EDITED; see below] Previous posts have introduced the concept of The Guardienne, an unconscious, autonomous protective region in the brain that can bypass the frontal cortex and take action in an emergency. More information is posted at ResearchGate, here: bit.ly/2tnFyhv It occurred to…

The Psychology of Hitler, Part III

Reblogged from 8GreatStoryTellers.com The Mind of Hitler, continued… There were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. Question 1 was addressed in a previous post. Questions 2, 3, and 4…

The Psychology of Hitler, Part II

Reblogged from 8GreatStorytellers.Wordpress.com The Mind of Hitler As stated in the previous post, The Guardienne [link], there were twelve important questions about Hitler that needed to be answered in my historical novel, In the Mouth of the Lion. They were: Did Hitler have…

The Psychology of Hitler

Reblogged from 8GreatStorytellers.WordPress.com. The Guardienne Every writer should be an amateur psychologist. If your characters act in ways inconsistent with human behavior, your readers will throw up their hands and say, “Nobody would do that!” Their suspended disbelief will drop like a dead…

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…