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March 2006, Volume 1 Issue 1

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Editorial
welcome from the editor
Dr. Mike Ellis

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SPECIAL FEATURE
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New Paradigm

Vlakev Havel, former president of Czechoslovakia has said "without a global revolution of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans and the catastrophe towards which this world is headed be it ecological, demographic, social or the general breakdown of civilisation will be unavoidable".

Paradigm Shift - Dr Mike Ellis
Shifting paradigms - Fred Burke
Navigating towards the destiny of life - Wolfgang Fischer
The dream of Jeremiah: The Once and Future Hope for humanity

Centre for Change
The Centre for Change in the Third Millennium is an open forum and ongoing dialogue for humankind on key issues affecting sustainable survival and the search for solutions.  It is a global ‘think tank’, a global ‘watershed, bringing together humanity’s most inspired and creative thinking –a convergence of the spiritual, scientific and humanistic.  The aim is the creation of a planetary ‘peace culture’.

Centre for Change

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Common Ground
We have to move away from the feudalism of our modern society in which people are disempowered by the system and by the nature of the institution.. People are losing there dreams and yet this Millennium has been called the Millennium of the Mind. We need to place value in an absolute sense on human potential. This is essential in a world which appears to be biologically out of control.

Introduction
World citizenship
Transition to a Sustainable Civilisation
World Citizenship and Democratic Global Governance
World Unity Celebration and Global Sunrise Meditations

Future

Do we wish to create a more cooperative and caring global society or will we persist in ignoring increasing inequity and poverty in a world, which is already in crisis from environmental degradation and climate change. Sustainable survival of the human race is dependent on new ways of thinking. Within the context of our society there is a occurring a major change or shift in paradigm in the way we view reality. The new way of thinking shows that everything maintains itself at the expense of everything else and that at the deepest level we are all connected.

Seven global collaboration waves

Science and Religion

The New Paradigm calls for spiritual, ecological and holistic worldviews, derived from perceptions of connectedness and interdependence. There is a need to restore the balance between the masculine and feminine principles and between humanity and nature, that we may recreate a sense of wholeness. The new era needs to use the creative power of the people by respecting the common ground of humanity, understanding the interconnectedness of all life, enhancing female and male creativity and opening the global heart of humankind.

The new physics which underlies our understanding of the world shows that the universe is a biological self referential field of energy and intelligence. We are indeed oneness.

Towards the philosophy of oneness - Albert Einstein

Renaissance of Consciousness and Thinking

The words of wise leaders have cautioned us about the need for a fundamental shift in thinking and perception. Former Czech President Vaçlav Havel and Albert Einstein are two such figures. Havel, in his February 1990 address to the United States Congress, spoke of the "antiquated straitjacket of the bipolar view of the world," and stressed that "without a global revolution in the sphere of human consciousness, nothing will change for the better in the sphere of our being as humans. " Einstein warned repeatedly that without a fundamental change in human thinking, our species would drift toward ultimate catastrophe.

Deeper causes, exploring the role of consciousness in terrorism - John E Mack


Environment and Resources

Increasingly I am convinced that the Earth and her humanity may overcome looming environmental crises. Climate awareness and local actions are proliferating, Brazil is belatedly cracking down on deforestation and
environmental sustainability is again moving to the political front burner. But the Earth will only be sustained in the long-term if we get serious now about ending new environmental damage, while restoring
ecosystems that have already been adversely impacted.

Humanity has already destroyed, fragmented and diminished ecological systems far beyond the requirements for long-term global ecological sustainability.

Earth Meanders - Glen Barry
Greenland ice-melt 'speeding up' - David Shukman BBC
Global warming: Passing the 'tipping point' - Michael McCarthy
Rising toll from disasters underscores need for humanitarian political action- Darcey Rakestraw
Environmental Degradation Inequity and Exploitation - United Nations Department of Information
The Military Industrial Complex - Zenit News Services

Politic

ONE CRUCIAL aspect of the rising disaffection with globalization is the lack of citizen participation in the global institutions that shape people's daily lives. This public frustration is deeper and broader than the recent street demonstrations in Seattle and Prague. Social commentators and leaders of citizens' and intergovernmental organizations are increasingly taking heed. Over the past 18 months, President Clinton has joined with the secretary-general of the United Nations, the director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the president of the World Bank to call for greater citizen participation in the international order.

How website founder Fred Burke came to interpret for President Bush and President Clinton - Fred Burke
Creating a knowledge society - Desmond Berghofer
Bridging the globalisation gap - Richard Falk & Andrew Strauss

Medicine

We have to create a "reculer pour mieux sauter" to revalue the human psyche and human being and to bring commitment, compassion and caring back into hospital wards and general practice.

Western healthcare is now the third leading cause of death in America.JAMA ) However this is not a local problem. The British Medical Journal declares that in America alone, 199,000 A YEAR are being killed by errant medical procedures. In the UK, blunders by doctors are killing 40,000 a year. In Australia, 1 in 5 are being killed by their own healthcare, and in China, bad medicine is killing 200,000 every year, with 60-80% of China's 10 million deaf-mute cases related to The use of inappropriate medicine.

The Eyes of the Truth - Bahjat Safaa
The Evolution of Medicine - Michael Ellis
The Enigma of Medicine

Economic

The traditional model of "homo economicus" - that ever-rational individual, always maximizing his self-interest in competition with others is now acknowledged as unrealistic. This bleak model of human behavior at the heart of economics is not only dismal - but increasingly proven wrong by many other scientists and much recent research by neuroscientists, microbiologists, psychologists, anthropologists and yes, game theorists. This is why many recent Bank of Sweden Economics prizes have gone to scientists studying human behavior beyond the economics profession, from psychologists to game theorists John Harsonyi, John Nash and Reinhard Selten in 1994.

Nobel Prizes and the Bank of Sweden's game - Hazel Henderson

Media

The instinct of the media is to concentrate only on dramatic events, e.g. delivering warfare as an incident full of drama and excitement. Media never really covers a conflict in entirety. It does not seek to pursue or analyse the situation in any depth, and news becomes just a passing fancy, rather than an ability to open eyes or open hearts. We are censored from information. Just as transnational companies become few and powerful, there are only several powerful news agencies in the world, which give information which is often politically or system-biased. We need to learn from events, and even now the Australian Government is thinking of limiting our access to the Internet by charging more for the telephone services that we use.

Loss of a legend: George Gerbner - D W Curtiss Priest

Heroes

Our new feature section for the New Paradigm is on men and women who combine successful careers, with outstanding community involvement. We thank Dr Manzoor Butt for contributing this article on Mr Zahid Bhatti, who operates the Rocky Martial Arts School in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.

Zahid Bhatti

Wisdom, spirituality and personal transformation

A new era and a new millennium can bring us exploration of our inner world. It can be a more harmonious era of peace, cooperation and sensitivity - with emphasis leaning towards feminine energy. Although scientific and technological advances will continue, emphasis will be more on the exploration of the relationship between peoples, surroundings and the cosmos ("relationship" being the key word). During the 2000s Arts will be emphasised and people will become much more intuitive and creative and operate on this level. It will be a time of beauty and goodness. It has the potential to be another Golden Age.( Quote from Dr Jager Holly Co Founder Centre For Change)

Rupert Sheldrake's theory of Morphogenic fields suggests that it is consciousness that moulds the DNA. Conceivably we can mould and change our own DNA within our life time. Stuart Litvak and A Wayne Senzee in Towards a New Brain quote evidence of holonomic systemic influence from brain to body to gonadal cells - inheritance of acquired characteristics.

On Earth Changes and The Shift - Greg Braden
The Promise of the new millenium

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