Never before in history possibilities of life have been as multifarious as today. Even so it seems as if a brake block prevents people from taking the next step.

The figure above shows cultural development: Stages on Life’s Way

In the article collection a more specific level is added the figure, showing the changes in paradigms, but also some fundamental physical and structural changes in the graduation.

Copyright Arne Frost

Subjects and scientists/writers/individuals mentioned in the articles:

Culture, cultural development, learning by doing: Edgar H. Schein

Paradigms, paradigm shift, cultural stages: Thomas Kuhn

Sagas, Iceland, single combat, the honour of the family

Myths, metaphors, fairytales: Pär Lagerkvist, Gareth Morgan

Christianity, Jesus of Nazareth, virgin birth, resurrection, The Gospel of Thomas, early Christians, Corpus Spirit, original sin: Augustine, Elaine Pagels

The Story of the Creation, Deus ex Machina, divine interference: God, God's existence

Religion, female circumcision, globalization, welfare state

Arrogance the biggest mortal sin today, a spindoctor from Hollywood, September 11, human rights, sense of justice, pornography, carelessness

Interpretation, paradox, existence, truth, belief, Stages on Life’s Way, life lie, secularisation: Socrates, Soren Kierkegaard, Henrik Ibsen, Rudolf Bultmann

Nihilism, atheism: Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre

Science, source criticism, reliability, categorize, natural evolution, the first human beings, the human race, homo sapiens: Nicolas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, Charles Darwin, Niles Eldredge

Psychoanalysis, narcissism, complex, shadow, archetype, aggression, excitement, libido, orgone energy: Sigmund Freud, Carl G. Jung, Wilhelm Reich

Hierarchy of human needs, the meaning of life, human understanding, personality: Abraham H. Maslow, Victor E. Frankl

The youth rebellion, freedom, passion, authenticity: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Cat Stevens, The Graduate

Tantra, consciousness, awareness, the mind, divinity, holistic, psychosomatics, karma, reincarnation: Buddhism, Hinduism, Randit Rajmani Tigunait, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Warrior, discipline, willpower: Don Juan, Carlos Castanedas

Ecology, biodynamic method of cultivation, nature, organism, rhythm, will: Rudolf Steiner

Ethics, pollution, DDT, pesticides, the less developed countries, poverty line, sociosomatics: Greenpeace, India, Mahatma Gandhi, Amartya Sen