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Origins of ancient Israel

By Walter Schilling UT-Verlag, Berlin, 2012, ISBN 978-3-11782-3 (Published in Grail World 75/2013) The Old Testament of the Bible, the "Hebrew Bible", is important for three monotheistic world religions. Namely for the "Abrahamic religions" Judaism, Christianity, Islam, which refer to Abraham as the first person who, according to tradition, recognized the only God. The written [...]

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Deadly business

In the Museum für Brotkultur in Ulm, Salzstadelgasse 10, runs from September 12 to November 11, 2012, as interesting as current exhibition on "Speculating with food" Long forgotten is the old saying that I already heard from my grandmother: "with food you do not play". On the poster for the exhibition "Deadly Deals" is as a warning a [...]

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From the original patriarchy to a global crash?

By Bernd Hercksen Shaker Media 2010, ISBN 978-3-86858-408-0, EUR 39.90 (Published in GralsWelt 64/211) In this book that is well worth reading, the author dares to ride through cultural and economic history. His concern is to reveal the causes of the undesirable developments in our society and to look for ways into a more humane, fairer future. So far, everyone is [...]

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The adventurous life of Adam Dreyling

„Der Meister des siebten Siegels“ – nur ein historischer Roman oder doch mehr?  Veröffentlicht in Gralswelt 58/2010 Die Weltgeschichte besteht aus einem Zusammenspiel vieler Kräfte, und nicht selten können scheinbare Nebensächlichkeiten überragende Bedeutung erhalten. So auch bei der bekannten Seeschlacht zwischen der großen spanischen Armada und der englischen Flotte im Jahre 1588. Der englische Sieg […]

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Smart cells

By Bruce H. Lipton Ph.D., Koha, Burgrain, 2006. Published in GralsWelt 57/2010 The Analytical Method In the history of the natural sciences, the decisive advances in the application of analytical methods can be attributed to the 17th century. A problem is broken down into smaller and smallest components until each part is simplified so far that [...]

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1421 - When China discovered the world

By Menzies, Gavin, Droemer, Munich, 2003. (Published in GralsWelt 57/2010) China's historiography mentions a sea expedition that led a Chinese fleet into the Indian Ocean under the command of the eunuch Zheng He. That was almost eight decades before the Portuguese (Vasco da Gama 1498) reached the Indian coast, and against the much larger, more numerous, [...]

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The hatred of the West

How the poor peoples defend themselves against the economic world war By Jean Ziegler, C. Bertelsmann, Munich, 2009, ISBN 978-3-570-01132-4, EUR 19.95 (original edition in French "La Haine de l'Occident" , 2008). (Published in GralsWelt 56/2010) In the Grail World we have quoted the non-fiction author and globalization critic Jean Ziegler several times (e.g. in the box “Monetarism or [...]

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Casino capitalism

How the financial crisis came about and what to do now By Hans-Werner Sinn, Econ, Berlin 2009, ISBN 978-3-430-20084-4 Published in Gralswelt 56/2010 The world financial crisis of 2008, the one world economic crisis is on everyone's lips. The guilty party is sought and not found. Instead, politicians are spreading the hope that the bottom has been reached. By 2011 at the latest [...]

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Religulous

By Larry Charles (director) and Bill Maher (screenplay and talk show host). Published in Grail World 54/2009 In the Grail World we have reported variously on how the religious fundamentalism that was believed to have been overcome in the middle of the 20th century is growing again worldwide. (Cf. “The Apocalypses in the 21st Century” under “History of Religions”; “War of Religions” under “Book Reviews”) This unpleasant development provokes counter-reactions, [...]

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Errors in the history of the earth

by Hans-Joachim Zillmer Langen Müller, Munich 2001. 288 pages with approx. 71 drawings and approx. 79 photos. DM 39.90, ÖS 291, - sFr 37, - ISBN 3-7844-2819-3 (Published in Grail World 21/2001) If errors or gaps in our scientific worldview are discussed, it is good to imagine that we live in the "Middle Ages of tomorrow"; that today's [...]