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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".
Centre for Change
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’.
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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.
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.
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.
of Consciousness and Thinking
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
spirituality and personal transformation
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.