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There's a new book by Peter Sloterdijk which should soon be available to you in English. This article tells you some basics about it: http://pervegalit.wordpress.com/2009/05/31/sloterdijk-you-must-change-your-life/ I was given the book as a present and have started to read it. As Sloterdijk tends to keep some things open and ambiguous I cannot tell you final judgments about the book until I have read it in full. But I do recommend the book as a philosophy book which can possibly be very useful to occultists. I even find Sloterdijk's style highly entertaining. The whole topic of the book is exercise and training and it opens a philosophical perspective, or even many perspectives on this topic. Matters of Esotericism, Mysticism and the Occult are not dealt with very explicitly but sometimes lightly touched upon, at least within the 200 pages I have read. However the ideas in this book can very easily be aplied by occultists in their practice I think. Presently Sloterdijk gets criticised (once again) for political implications some people see in his present work. But once again the journalists prove at least selective perception. Some passages look politically weird to me as well, but I don't have the final judgment, yet, as I said. It's very much a matter of context. And there are clearly very humane concepts in this book, which get ignored by some journalists. Some passages show a uniquely humane version of Nietzscheanism, which I am very fond of. Sloterdijk often causes his own problems with sentences that selectively quoted look highly stupid in political matters. However I swear, in context it's entirely different. Maybe I'll tell you more about this book when I have finished it.