The Online-Magazine of the DATADIWAN
ISSN 1435-1560
Issue Nr. 1 / March 1998
Focal Point: Life Energy
Editorial Editorial (German)
Original Papers  Originalarbeiten 
 Reprints Wiederveröffentlichungen 
 Elements of Holistic Medicine 
  • Environmental Medicine 

  • (coming soon)
Elemente ganzheitlicher Medizin 
Controversial Discussions 
  • Science Wars

  • (coming soon)
 Kontroverse Diskussion 
Reviews Rezensionen 
Notes Kurzmeldungen 
Editorial Board  Impressum
In March 1998, beginning with this present issue, the Diwan Magazine, the online magazine of the Datadiwan, is officially launched. We use the English term, „magazine“, since we will introduce original works in both English and German, which are written by renown authors working in the fields of Frontier Sciences. This online periodical will be published two to four times yearly and can be found at the intenet address The online access is free-of-charge. For those who do not have internet access, a hard-copy print can be ordered through the company, Bernhard Harrer Wissenstransfer, for a cost of DM 25,- (including postage).

As with all specialist journals, the Diwan Magazine has its own ISSN number. Therefore, all authors receive the exact same protection for their scientific priority as if they were being published by a hard-copy magazine and can be internationally cited .

With regards to the contents, the Diwan Magazine focuses on Frontier Sciences, including the holistic understanding of medicine. The goals are the realization and the qualified discussion of the scientific area designated as Frontier Science. There are four frontiers which will be transcended:

The Diwan Magazine introduces theories and experiments stemming from Frontier Sciences, as well as concrete practical applications and controversial discourses. This all contributes to the quality enhancement of the public discussion about individual themes.

Thematically, we wish to depict the whole spectrum of Frontier Sciences. Additionally, we will focus on specific subject matter. All who benevolently and critically approach such subject matter using scientific and humanistic methods, and who have reliable sources are invited to submit works to the Diwan Magazine. However, neither blind euphoria nor blind scepticism will find a place in the Diwan Magazin.

For the first issue, we have chosen as our main focal point Life Energy Research:
The year 1997 celebrated the 100th birthday and 40th anniversary of the death of the psychotherapist, Dr. Wilhelm Reich. His „Orgone Theory“, a concept for life energy, today is still used by some psychotherapists and in certain medical circles, and has received great resonance among patients ("Orgone Energy According to Wilhelm Reich - And what has happened with it"). Reich published many concrete experiments in order to find physical measurments and proof for life energy. His Orgone Energy Field Meter is presented and analyzed in the article "Life Energy, Orgone Energy and Electro-Smog".

Life energy is generally defined as a specific energy of living, biological organisms, and as such it is possible that it can not be physically measured, but rather only indirectly measured using biological indicators. The article, "Wood as a Biological Indicator for Life Energy", introduces corresponding experiments.

In both the past and present, clairvoyents have described a light around both people and other living beings, otherwise known as the „aura“. Can this have to do with fields of life energy and can these fields be captured on film? Kirlian high-frequency photography is a known technique said to be able to photograph auras. Mr. Norbert Moch introduces this technique and describes how one can build one’s own "Kirlian Machine". At the University of California at Los Angeles, experiments were conducted trying to photograph life energy. Here, the Kirlian machine was substituted with an Orgone Accumulator, based on the ideas of Wilhelm Reich. At the Free University of Berlin, such a series of experiments also were conducted using a "Simple Experiment for Photorgraphing Life Energy".

If it is possible to physically measure life energy, it would be theoretically possible to develop economically useful energy resources for generating currents. Many authors not only believe to find life energy in biologial systems, but also postulate an all-encompassing energy in space, comparable to the old ether theories, and connect it with the theme „Free Energy“. Although hundreds of such converters which pull "Energy from Space" have been publicized and patented, none are yet available on the free market. In 1993, Marco Bischof wrote an article which included various interesting concepts, and this article is published under the rubric, "Previous Publications". The author has editted the article according to the actual state of affairs.

In the rubric, Elements of Holistic Medicine, the history and groundwork for Environmental Medicine are introduced. In the other rubrics, we introduce Notes and Reviews.

All readers are invited to (controversially) discuss the introduced themes. If there exists enough interest, we will open up a document- and theme-oriented discussion forum for every article and theme which will be auditted by the Datadiwan’s InfoJockeys.

Best regards,
your  Info Jockey

Bernhard Harrer
- Editor-In-Chief -


Both of these words find their roots in the Arabic language. We wish to shed more light on their linguistic origins under the motto: "Nomen est Omen".

The term DIWAN [di-uân] (in English known as Divan) has many different meanings. The first one designates a collection of poetry, stories, or prosa ("the best of..."). A further usuage is to denote registry offices in ministries and other public institutions. Another definition is for the assembly of an oriental ruler. And last but not least, divan connotes a comfortable sofa used both for loving and relaxing.

Now to the origins of the term MAGAZINE:  it has its roots in the Arabic word "Makhsan" [makh-sànn], meaning warehouse or granary. Next to its published usage, the original technical terminology still is used today in Arabic countries.

The DIWAN MAGAZINE, as proven by its programmatic title, offers the readers a vast collection of topics. In addition, it officiates commented as well as verified knowledge, links up to other database collections and archives, and characterizes a comfortable, user-friendly method of gaining information which subsequently leads to worthwhile counsel and advice.

Info Jockey

Achmed Khammas
- Editorial Board -
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