Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name Vlado Šolc (pronounced Scholtz). I am a Jungian Analyst practicing in Whitefish Bay, WI. I received training from Charles University in Prague and C.G. Jung Institute of Chicago. I live in constant awe about the miracle of existence. I am particularly interested in phenomena of consciousness and its perils. I am an author of four depth psychology books: Psyche, Matrix, Reality; The Father Archetype; In the Name of God – Fanaticism from Perspective of Depth Psychology, and Dark Religion (with George Didier).
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Dark Religion: Fundamentalism from The Perspective of Jungian Psychology. I was inspired by the most thrilling question: is there some greater intelligence, God, or this is it? I asked myself why are some people willing to kill for their God, while others claim to found enlightenment. The premise of the book is the difference between spirituality and creed.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Not really. I take notes, collect ideas and then when I have time I sit down and write.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Definitely Collected works of Carl Jung, Immanuel Kant, Paul Tillich, Meister Eckhart and many others.
What are you working on now?
Psychoanalytic take on conspiracy theories.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don’t really know how to answer that. I am promoting my books on my web: therapyvlado.com
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t write for pre-defined audience. Write for the universe.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
There is no consciousness without tears.
What are you reading now?
What’s next for you as a writer?
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
Origin of the species, Critique of Pure reason and Rise of Fall Roman Empire.