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THE SPIRITUAL MEANING

OF THE SIXTIES

 The Magic, Myth and Music of the Decade That Changed the World

 Tobias Churton



No decade in modern history has generated more controversy and divisiveness than the tumultuous 1960s. For some, the '60s were an era of free love, drugs and social revolution. For others, the Sixties were an ungodly rejection of all that was good and holy. Embarking on a profound search for the spiritual meaning behind the massive social upheavals of the 1960s, Tobias Churton turns a kaleidoscopic lens on religious and esoteric history, industry, science, philosophy, art and social revolution to identify the meaning behind all these diverse movements.

 




 

THE AGE OF ALUMINUM

 The Dark Side of the Shiny Metal

 Bert Ehgartner



One hundred years ago hardly anyone knew the first thing about this metal commonly found in the earth's crust. Today aluminium is ubiquitous. It would nowadays be unthinkable to have to make do without it in our daily lives. Aluminium is especially popular in the cosmetics industry - it helps to prevent sunscreen from congealing and facilitates its even distribution on the skin; in deodorants, it reacts with the cells of the skin and changes them so much that they can't produce sweat anymore; medicines for heartburn often contain a high proportion of aluminium; aluminium is included in two-thirds of all vaccines as an active amplifier; water companies use aluminium compounds to eradicate impurities and then supply our households with drinking water, which inevitably still contains traces of the metal.

THE AGE OF ALUMINUM explores the metal's little-known darker side and reveals how aluminium exposure has triggered serious health consequences and environmental damage, despite representatives of the aluminium industry continuing to defend its safety record. The book calls for more research to be done on aluminium and human health and what can we do now to avoid its negative impact on our lives?