Michael Gellert


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Welcome to my website. It is designed to be a harbor for my passionate interest in the mysterious workings of the psyche. How the unconscious affects our lives—both psychologically and spiritually, both as individuals and nations—is something very much on my mind these days. We live in times that increasingly demand us to awaken to our own inner forces, for these can have profound effects not only on our personal well-being, but on everyone and everything around us.

Whether you are interested in my writings, talks, or interviews, there is hopefully ample material here to pique your curiosity and answer any questions you may have. If your questions are not answered, please don't hesitate to contact me. I would be happy to hear from you.

Michael's new book

Legacy of Darkness and Light

Our Cultural Icons and Their God Complex

What do Niccolo Machiavelli, Abraham Lincoln, Martha Stewart, Vladimir Putin, and Mel Gibson have in common? In their own ways, they each resemble the stormy God of the Hebrew Bible, Yahweh—known as the Father in the New Testament and Allah in the Qur'an. Whether or not we believe in his existence, we are all susceptible to the Yahweh complex, a distinct god complex modeled upon his attitudes, emotional style, and behaviors. Like the deity itself, the complex can be positive or dark, influencing our relationships, our social environment and culture, our public affairs and international relations, our treatment of the earth, and, of course, our religions. Legacy of Darkness and Light explores both sides of this complex. Drawing upon the experiences of famous individuals as well as the larger factors that shape history, the book aims to help us recognize and understand our own Yahweh complex in order to deal with it in a healthy, conscious, and self-empowered way.

Read more about the book