“Was that life? Go ahead! Once again!”

The 1.Chairwoman of the kronacher kunstverein e.V., karol J.Hurec, could go to 16. Literary matinee buried a large audience. In his introductory remarks, he referred to the extremely positive response to this literary offering of the kunstverein, which had developed into a popular and permanent institution from the very beginning.
"Becoming myself or "how you become what you are" is the book published in november 2017 in germany by the 1931 washington D.C. Born irvin D. Yalom presented by krystyna hurec-diaczyszyn. This u.S. Psychoanalyst, psychotherapist, psychiatrist, writer and since 1994 professor emeritus of the university of stanford is considered one of the most important living representatives of existential psychotherapy and group therapy. For his merits in research and teaching he was awarded several times, u.A. He has been the recipient of the international sigmund freud award since 2009.
As the author of numerous scientific books and novels, he writes with excellent linguistic formulation, content of high clarifying value, humanly moving, driving and, as also in his "memoirs of a psychotherapist, self-supporting and honest. In the 40 chapters of his life story, yalom tells about himself and the upheavals that affected him and his work. The recollections of the author, who is now 87 years old and whose parents were jewish immigrants from russia and ran a small grocery store, describe a childhood marked by poverty, loneliness and feelings of inferiority, but also by a single-minded determination to leave this behind. Yalom’s high school life, his medical studies, his residency, and his life-defining decision to research and teach at the university of stanford in california are accompanied to this day by his wife marilyn. In his own words, she is the most important mentor or. Mentor for whom he had searched in vain as a child. In his memoirs, he refers to psychological phenomena such as transference and counter-transference, which can be a problem for any psychiatrist in therapy.
At the end of his book, yalom himself looks back with gratitude on a life full of meaning and quotes nietzsche’s zarathustra: "was that life?? Go ahead! Once again!"

526 easy to read pages

Man – the crown of creation or the terror of the ecosystem? The book "a brief history of mankind" the 37-year-old historian and professor at jerusalem hebrew university yuval noah harari was introduced by hinrich ruyter. This universal history stayed at number one on the national nonfiction bestseller list for more than 100 weeks and offers the reader a fast-paced journey through the past 100,000 years on 526 easy-to-read pages. The author’s aim is to show the three major revolutions in the development of the human species: the cognitive revolution 70,000 years ago, the agricultural revolution around 12,000 years ago, and the scientific revolution that began just under 500 years ago. The book tells what consequences these three revolutions have had and are having. In his analysis, harari dispels popular misconceptions about history and points to the influence of politics, economics and religion as key drivers of development. Hinrich ruyter read excerpts from harari’s chapter on religion, which can be considered one of the most brilliant in the book. Monotheism (belief in one all-powerful god), polytheism (many powerful deities), animism (all living beings have their own personalities, needs and desires) and, as a mixture of all these incompatible ideas, rituals and practices, syncretism (mixing of religious ideas or philosophies to form a new system or world view) – according to harari, the average christian of today believes in a monotheistic god, a dualistic devil, polytheistic saints and animistic spirits. Harari elaborates that religion was the third major force that contributed to the unification of mankind.

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