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Michael Horowitz

Michael Horowitz

is a photographer, journalist, author, and publisher. He has written biographies of numerous creative minds, including Heimito von Doderer, Egon Erwin Kisch, Karl Krauss as well as H.C. Artmann, Otto Schenk, and Helmut Qualtinger. He is the founder of the newspaper Kurier's magazine "freizeit". He has received a number of awards including the "Ehrenkreuz für Wissenschaft und Kunst 1. Klasse."


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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - Fear


Fear is a basic human emotion, but it shouldn’t rule a person’s life. Everyone feels fear at certain times. It is a primal feeling that can dominate our being. Nothing is as defining as mental anxiety. Fear paralyses us. Makes us ill. But it can also drive us to peak performance. Fear opens the gates of the human psyche for numerous mental disturbances: Panic, phobias and personal worries, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders and addictions. What is the nature of fear? What function does it have? How can fear be utilised or overcome? Why do people seek out fear by watching horror films or by participating in extreme sports? In their new book, Georg Psota and Michael Horowitz provide answers to these questions and present a way out of fear.

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Georg Psota Michael Horowitz - The vast lands of our mind

On our mental state in a crazy world

What is good for our mental wellbeing, from our baby years to old age? We live in times where mental illness and confusion are on the rise, our society is rapidly changing, and people are more and more stressed and overwhelmed. Only a few years ago, philosophers described this phenomenon as "a society of fatigue". Increasingly this fatigue seems to expand into fear and helplessness. The authors take readers on a journey through the wondrous world of our psyche. They answer questions that we have all encountered when our minds enter a state of emergency and they ask further questions in a world that's becoming crazier each day.