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Introduction to Peace and Conflict II

Introduction into Transrational Peaces and Elicitive Conflict Transformation
UNESCO Chair for Peace Studies
University of Innsbruck
Wolfgang Dietrich

Energetic Interpretations of Peaces – Peace out of Harmony

Energetic Interpretations of Peaces are mainly concerned with the link between peace and fertility. Historically speaking, this leads back to the Matriarchal Monotheism and questions such as: Why am I here? The answer – which is rather self-evident, but ironically does not come intuitively to many of us – truly is Because I am born.
The myth of the Great Mother and the idea of the human being as the manifestation of the universal existence tell us yet again that peace only makes sense if there is a perceiving subject (human being born out of fertility of our species). The Great Mother from the Matriarchal Monotheism thus represents the Peace out of Fertility.

While Dietrich passionately speaks about peaces during his lecture, one of the participants is duly taking notes

While Dietrich passionately speaks about peaces during his lecture, one of the participants is duly taking notes

But to be human beings, what other fertility do we need? The answer is simple: nature. It is not only the fertility of humankind, but everything that nourishes the humankind, which is essential for our existence. This interwoven web implies that nature is not only our environment, but also ourselves: We are nature (nature is whatever yields products). When this attitude is finally adopted, we cannot say we are living separated from nature – we too are that very nature.

Peace can never go alone – it needs a companion for being understood. Without fertility, there is no life. In the more philosophical sense, we can also refer to the Great Goddess myths that say: when you feel peace, there is harmony. And this is the Peace out of Harmony.


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