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Too many people?

The estimates of the “Optimum Population Trust” (published in GralsWelt 53/2009) In the GrailWorld we have addressed a taboo topic on various occasions that is rarely addressed in public discussion: the earth's carrying capacity. The “Optimum Population Trust” (OPT), in which world-renowned ecologists work, has recently been dealing with this question. According to projections of the "UN Word Population [...]

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Equilibrism

by Volker Freystedt and Eric Bihl, Signum, Vienna, 2005. (Published in GralsWelt 53/2009) The term “equilibrism” is defined in the book mentioned as follows: “Equilibrism (from Latin“ aequilibrium ”, equilibrium) strives for (re -) Establishing a balance between natural and cultural space, especially between ecology and economy. "(P. 12) So the same goal is meant that in [...]

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No trumpets before Jericho

by Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman, CH Beck Verlag, Munich, 2003. Published in GralsWelt 52/2009 In the GrailWorld we have repeatedly dealt with the Bible, the most influential book, not only of occidental history, but of world history. In doing so, we had to familiarize ourselves with the fact that historically tenable evidence for the [...]

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What the bleep do we (k)now?

Published in GralsWelt46 / 2007 Science and esotericism are mostly alien to each other. Scientists often see esotericism as a relic from superstitious times. Esotericists especially accuse natural scientists of a one-sided materialistic vision. Only in exceptional cases is one prepared to see esotericism and science as two fundamentally different but equal ways of explaining the world; two approaches that [...]

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The global disaster

By Walter Wittman Langen-Müller / Herbig, Munich 1995 (published in GralsWelt 6/1997) When it comes to economic issues, one speaks particularly of the Maastricht Treaties, the imminent introduction of the “Euro” and the seemingly unstoppable globalization of the world economy . It is overlooked that all these expected - good or bad - innovations from the increasingly dangerous [...]

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War of religions

(Published in GralsWelt 45/2007) By Victor and Victoria Trimondi, 600 pp. EUR 39.90 ISBN 3-7705-4188-X, Wilhelm Fink Verlag, Paderborn, 2005. This book closes a gap in the book market. It is an important standard work on religious fundamentalism of the present, behind which old apocalyptic visions stand as the driving force. The end-time expectations of traditional [...]

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Gaia's revenge

(Published in GralsWelt 44/2007) By James Lovelock Why the earth defends itself List-Verlag, 2006 James Lovelock (born July 26, 1919) is a chemist, doctor and biophysicist, one of the most prominent representatives of the environmental movement. As a chemist, Lovelock developed the electron capture detector (ECD) with which chlorinated environmental toxins can be detected sensitively. At the beginning of the 1970s he formulated together with [...]

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An uncomfortable truth

(Published in GralsWelt 42/2007) The most successful documentary of all time has recently been released in Germany (and many other countries): An Inconvenient Truth. The topic is “global warming” and the consequences that it will have to deal with. The updated scientific data and statements in image and sound [...]

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A refined privatizer

Jeffrey Sachs, a refined privatizer? (Published in GralsWelt 40/2006) Jeffrey D. Sachs “The End of Poverty”, Siedler München, 2005. Jeffrey D. Sachs is one of the world's best-known economists. His career is extraordinary. At the age of 28 he was one of the youngest Harward professors. Then he advised governments of several states, and Kofi Anam, the UN Secretary General, appointed him [...]

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The Templars

(Published in GralsWelt 45/2007) By Barber Malcolm, Artemis & Winkler, Düsseldorf 2005. In GrailWelt we have mentioned the Knights Templar several times. Many books and writings - historically correct, esoteric, fantastic, romantic - deal with the history and myth of the Templars, about whose work and decline there are many legends. Recently, [...]