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Dr. Pierre
Dr. Pierre

Welcome to ipublica!

The history of this domain goes back to 1998. You find here my blog, outsourced in the meantime to Medium, some audiobooks I produced back in 2007, and music I composed between 1994 and 2007.

As for my audiobooks, I will produce my entire collection with professional speakers (voices), in various languages, and they will be part of my new subscription service, but there will be enough content that remains published for free.

My music will be published this year in the form of 20 CDs which include the as yet unpublished collections from the years 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

As for my artwork, there will be samples as well of the different styles in which I draw and paint.

—Peter Fritz Walter
March 19, 2015

The Vibrant Universe


The Vibrant Nature of LifeSome people may wonder what a Vibrant Universe is or what this expression means in the context of this site? So let me explain.

Alexander Lowen writes in his book Pleasure, A Creative Approach to Life, Alachua, Fl: Bioenergetic Press, 1970/2004, which I have reviewed:

A healthy personality is a vibrant personality. A healthy body is a pulsating and vibrant body. In the state of health the body’s vibrations are relatively fine and steady, like the hum of a smooth running automobile. When the motor in an automobile goes dead, we sense it by the absence of vibration. In a similar way, it can be said that individuals whose bodies do not vibrate are emotionally dead. /34

What does that mean? It means that health is a state of vibrancy, the fact that our body vibrates, as all vibrates in a conscious, holographic, and self-aware universe. This is true for both physical and mental health. Continue reading

The New Paradigm in Consciousness and Spirituality


The New Paradigm in Consciousness and SpiritualityThese book reviews were written between 2005 and 2014, the result of an effort for making a contribution not only to academia, but more so, to college students around the world who wish to be informed about books that cover the exciting adventure of the paradigm changes in business, science and society that we are currently living through.

The present volume belongs to a reviews trilogy that are intended to be a coherent whole. The two other volumes are entitled The New Paradigm in Business, Leadership and Career and The New Paradigm in Science and Systems Theory.

Invariably, as students, scientists, doctors, consultants, lawyers, business executives or government officials, we face problems today that are so complex, entangled and novel that they cannot possibly be solved on the basis of our old paradigm, and our old way of thinking. As Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem on the same level of thought that created it in the first place—hence the need for changing our view of looking at things, the world, and our personal and collective predicaments.

34 books of the following authors have been reviewed in this volume: Jeremiah Abrams (Ed.), Joseph Campbell, Deepak Chopra, Mircea Eliade, Walter Y. Evens-Wentz, Jonathan Goldman, Stanislav Grof, J. Krishnamurti, Charles W. Leadbeater, Timothy Leary, Alexander Lowen, Terence McKenna, Ralph Metzner, Thomas Moore, Jeremy Narby, Michael Newton, Hal & Sidra Stone, Dora van Gelder, and Alberto Villoldo. Continue reading

The New Paradigm in Science and Systems Theory


The New Paradigm in Science and Systems TheoryThese book reviews were written between 2005 and 2014, the result of an effort for making a contribution not only to academia, but more so, to college students around the world who wish to be informed about books that cover the exciting adventure of the paradigm changes in business, science and society that we are currently living through.

Invariably, as students, scientists, doctors, consultants, lawyers, business executives or government officials, we face problems today that are so complex, entangled and novel that they cannot possibly be solved on the philosophical and scientific foundation of our old paradigm, and our old way of thinking. As Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem on the same level of thought that created it in the first place—hence the need for changing our view of looking at things, the world, and our personal and collective predicaments.

34 books of the following authors have been reviewed in this volume: Victor H. Anderson, Fritjof Capra, Russell DiCarlo (Ed.), Donna Eden, Riane Eisler, Masaru Emoto, Richard Gerber, Amit Goswami, Valery Hunt, Shafica Karagulla, Georges Lakhovsky, Ervin Laszlo, Lynne McTaggart, Michel Odent, Candace B. Pert, Dean Radin, Otto Carl Simonton, Rick Strassman, Michael Talbot, and Vidette Todaro-Franceschi

The volume closes with an extensive review and critique of the well-known movie ‘What the Bleep Do We Know!?’ which is to be considered as a credible testimony for the fact that the quantum field, unified field, zero point field or quantum vacuum now has been finally recognized by modern science within the framework of quantum physics and string theory. Continue reading

The New Paradigm in Business, Leadership and Career


The New Paradigm in Business, Leadership and CareerThese book reviews were written between 2005 and 2014, the result of an effort for making a contribution not only to academia, but more so, to college students around the world who wish to be informed about books that cover the exciting adventure of the paradigm changes in business, science and society that we are currently living through.

The present volume belongs to a reviews trilogy that are intended to be a coherent whole. The two other volumes are entitled The New Paradigm in Science and Systems Theory and The New Paradigm in Consciousness & Spirituality.

Invariably, as students, scientists, doctors, consultants, lawyers, business executives or government officials, we face problems today that are so complex, entangled and novel that they cannot possibly be solved on the basis of our old paradigm, and our old way of thinking. As Albert Einstein said, we cannot solve a problem on the same level of thought that created it in the first place—hence the need for changing our view of looking at things, the world, and our personal and collective predicaments.

17 books of the following authors have been reviewed in this volume: Laurence G. Boldt, Tom Butler-Bowden, Edward de Bono, James Borg, Stephen R. Covey, Napoleon Hill, Donald G. Krause, and Sergio Zyman. Continue reading

The Better Life


The Better LifeThe Better Life: Transforming Yourself From Inside-Out is the result of a wisdom quest the author engaged in after having lost more than one third of his fortune in an unlucky real estate investment. During this time of great loss and financial difficulty, he remembered and applied some of the teachings of the ancient stoics, and this helped him overcome the personal crisis and recover both emotionally and financially.

The intention behind this book is to share helpful and practically useful methods the author applied to bring a new balance in his shaken life, and to live life more consciously, more happily, with more gratitude, and a stronger grounding in the present.

The main questions the book asks and answers are how to use the power of your subconscious mind to steer your life in alignment with your higher purpose, and how to adjust your thinking process so as to attract harmonious conditions, success, and wealth. Continue reading

Shamanic Wisdom Meets the Western Mind


Shamanic Wisdom Meets the Western MindShamanic Wisdom Meets the Western Mind: An Inquiry into the Nature of Shamanism provides a synthesis of realms of knowledge that hitherto were either blinded out from human consciousness or that were seen from a disparaging perspective that is in turn the result of a fragmented perception.

Shamanism, perennial science traditions and modern science have been relegated to different cognitive and experiential realms; they were seemingly different topics, while in reality, they belong systemically together. The need for this book is evident in a time where an intuitive and integrative approach to life is going counter to ‘authoritative’ scientism, and where people begin to build awareness of their multiple fragmentations.

The study is destined to broaden the reader’s awareness for apprehending a network of hidden connections that is spanning the whole gamut of human experience, once one honestly approaches living systems with a mindset that is as much as possible free of conceptual conditioning and intellectual assumptions and projections.

The book is designed to show that at the basis of shamanism, there is not myth and mythology, but empirical and logical behavior that approaches nature without preconceptions, and an open inquisitive mind. Continue reading

The Leadership I Ching


The Leadership I ChingThe Leadership I Ching: Your Daily Companion for Practical Guidance is a scholarly yet practical edition of the I Ching both for beginners and seasoned practitioners. The special focus of this divination guide is upon leadership, self-leadership and leading others.

The central concern of the author is to help the reader to understand the I Ching from a point of view of decision-making, and as an aid to decision-making. In this sense, the ‘oracle book’ becomes an effective guide for taking action, which can mean bold action, nonaction or retreat. The wisdom is to arrive at right action, in whatever form it has to be carried out.

The difference between the Eastern approach and the Western leadership approach to leadership is obvious. In the West, only going forward with a project is considered as the correct action to take. Notions such as nonaction or retreat are easily connoted with character weakness or procrastination.

However, such a limited approach can lead one into an impasse and can even potentially be dangerous. This is why the integrated approach developed from timeless wisdom makes much more sense, for it engages one to develop a flexible attitude. Continue reading

Leadership and Career in the 21st Century


Leadership & Career in the 21st CenturyLeadership and Career in the 21st Century: A Complete Road Map presents a novel approach to understanding and training leadership for top and middle management audiences. This guide is more than a book on teaching leadership to professional audiences in that it addresses the lay reader and shows how to raise leadership qualities in everyone’s life.

The author’s approach is original in the sense that he has enriched and transformed the traditional leadership paradigm through basic elements of timeless wisdom, taken from Zen and the I Ching, thereby expanding the paradigm beyond the borders of the Western corporate culture, and adapting it for international audiences.

This book doesn’t offer quick fixes for developing your career. It presents an approach to raise the awareness level of the whole of the person. The author contends that true selfhelp must encourage the reader to be critical in the first place, and develop their self-thinking abilities, which is one quality of several when designing a first-hand life and becoming truly responsible for our destiny. To be critical means to question tradition and authority, in the first place; it means to look for realizing our personal style and cognitive preferences and to activate our heart, which according to newest HeartMath® research is essentially contributing to the sharpness of our cognitive apparatus, and thus a factor of right decision-making. Continue reading