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By Horatio Clare

From the slums of Cape city to the palaces of Algiers, via Pygmy villages the place pineapples develop wild, to the Gulf of Guinea the place the ocean blazes with oil flares, throughout continents and fourteen international locations - this epic trip is not anything to swallows, they do it two times a 12 months. yet for Horatio Clare, author and birdwatcher, it's the excursion of an entire life.

Along the way in which he discovers previous empires and sleek tribes, a witch-doctor's recipe for stewed swallow, explains the right way to shuttle with no funds or a passport, and describes a terrifying incident regarding 3 Spanish infantrymen and a tiny orange puppy. by way of trains, motorbikes, canoes, one camel and 3 ships, Clare follows the swallows from reed beds in South Africa, the place thousands roost in February, to a barn in Wales, the place a couple nest in might.

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Die Idee von der biologischen Uhr taucht neuzeitlich erstmals zu Anfang des 18. Jahrhunderts auf. Daraus entwickelte sich die Chronobiologie, die sich etwa seit der Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts als ernstzunehmende Wissenschaft etabliert hat. Mittlerweile, ist man bezüglich der Funktionsweise dieser inneren Uhr zu verblüffenden Erkenntnissen gelangt, die unsere Arbeitswelt wie auch die Medizin in naher Zukunft tiefgreifend verändern dürften. Das System stellt ein ausgeklügeltes Zusammenspiel zweier Komponenten dar: des suprachiasmatischen Kerns (SCN) zum einen und des sogenannten Clock-Gens zum anderen.

Christus sprach vom „Paradies auf Erden«, und ich verstehe nicht ganz, warum wir damit bis zu seiner Wiederkehr warten müssen. Dieses Paradies will von, uns selbst erschaffen werden; hier können wir damit beginnen. Moderne Passageriten für unsere Zeit entwickeln Wie also können wir für uns heute angemessene Formen der Würdigung solcher Phasen der Wandlung erschaffen? Denn ehrlich gesagt scheint es mir nicht sehr sinnvoll, aus einem Moment der fernen Erinnerung an die Bedeutung des Überganges in einen neuen Lebensabschnitt dem Geburtstagskind zu erklären, daß mit fünfzig alles vorbei ist.

Wiedereingliederung des Initianten in die Gemeinschaft Ich werde diese einzelnen Punkte nun näher erklären und ihre Umsetzung innerhalb unserer modernen Kultur am Beispiel des Erwachsenwerdens erläutern. Auf diese Weise werden Sie dann in der Lage sein, eigene Passageriten für weitere Übergangsphasen innerhalb des menschlichen Lebens zu entwickeln. Unser Initiant dürfte etwa vierzehn bis achtzehn Jahre alt sein - je nachdem, wie früh seine Einweisung in die Aufgaben des Erwachsenenlebens begonnen hat.

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