My name is Michael Ellis and
I am an integrative medical physician. It is thanks to Lesley Pocock
Publisher, that I have been able to realize my aim of creating a
magazine which expresses a new vision for Humanity. With the help
of Cisilia our Web Designer and the the contributions of our distinguished
Authors, artists and musicians I am able to express in form and
writing what Einstein described as a substantially new manner of
thinking so that we can contribute to a transformation in consciousness.
It is unusual for a person such as me to become
involved with the whole process of existence and transformation
which this magazine encompases.
However I have been interested
in this field for over 20 years and became aware of the irreversible
destruction of living and non living resources of the planet in
the 1960s with the publication of the book Limits to Growth. At
that time there was a wonderful musical composition called Oxygene
by Michelle Jarre.
This music was evocative for
me in that it expressed the dance of life on the planet and the
way the biosphere is like a pulsating matrix--a process which is
constantly interconnecting, dividing, living and expressing itself.
I realized at the time that we were forgetting to talk with nature
and have forgotten our deep connection not only with the earth but
also with the cosmos.
the past few years I have seen tremendous growth in science particularly
with the development of knowledge of the brain and mind and consciousness.
This is intimately tied up with the technological revolution in
computers and bioengineering. This marks a new phase in the evolution
of humanity. However as Peter Russell said in his book The Awakening
Earth we are forgetting that we are all connected and have hidden
and wonderful potentials that we possess but are not expressed.
calls current Humanity skin encapsulated egos. We are still unable
to realize our common ground of existence with all of life and the
global interdependent community of humanity, despite all the aid
we give as climatic and natural disasters are increasing.
aim of this magazine is to enable us to realize that we are connected
and to increase awareness so that we begin to understand the deception
placed on us by the old system and the old paradigm.
The old paradigm is being forced on us to an even greater extent
by the neo-conservative Orwellian, economic rationalist regime of
Western Society. This gradual intrusive process is by its very nature
eroding creativity and freedom of expression of art and culture.
when it is narrow cruel and inhuman effects human beings in a very
significant way. It is a sad day when Australia a land of freedom,
individuality and mateship is being compromised by a neo-conservative
regime based on a Washington consensus model.
are all aware of the illegality of the preemptive strike of America
against Iraq and the unnecessary suffering caused to thousands of
Iraqi citizens and children by years of trade restrictions followed
by the massive air strikes which have left thousands without electricity
indeed is becoming a country governed by economics at the expense
of anything else. I am sure this is why I see so many patients with
their immune systems compromised by stress and depression and pharmaceutical
treatment. Stress and depression in one in three people in Australia
are surely signs that in terms of community, support and caring
we are losing out. People are competing for survival and work rather
than creating friendships and developing mature relationships and
governance becomes more participatory and people have a real say
at what they want in terms of their dreams and how they can express
themselves in terms of real values and positive attitudes our society
will become like those dictatorships in Africa run by cruel bureaucratic
elites and watched over by a very wealthy minority.
need to get back to the concept of true education and true healing
if we wish to see a society which will flourish in every way including
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Economics and Politics
What was peripheral becomes central
Bringing consciousness back into the equation
Exploring New Economics
Communication and Conflict Resolution
The nature of the Global monetocracy, and exploring the nature of
all forms of fundamentalism and their causes
Environmental degradation, inequity and exploitation
are a vicious circle
How do we treat poverty and inequity. The UN millennial goals
Environment and Resources
Is environmental degradation a reflection of people`s lives like
the shadow follows the body
Unity and diversity
In favor of pluralism
Higher creativity-integrating science and spirituality
In favour of progress
Open forums and openness of dialogue
In favour of ordinary words and listening to others as much or more
than talking to others
Against the exploitation of illness by the
pharmaceutical industry and unnecessary medical intervention
The creation of a healing culture- self responsibility and self
Against corporatization of education
Education as a quest for realization and creativity
Against misinformation and media which is tied
up with government
The creation of freedom of expression and pluralism and multiculturalism
Against fascism and neo conservatism in all
its forms and agenda
For freedom, equality, altruism and mateship
Against inequity and poverty in the community
The social determinants of health are intimately tied with a supportive
community and a health environment
In favor of a renaissance in consciousness,
conscience and thinking
Think Cosmically and act Globally
There is a new way of thinking occurring
in the world. Einstein said that we need a substantially new manner
of thinking in order to survive . This was echoed by Vaclav Havel
when he said that there should be a massive change in consciousness.
As is the title of our new magazine New Paradigm we discuss the
significance of paradigm shift within our lives and how this manner
of thinking is expressed in the way we navigate our world and interpret
the nature of human existence.
In Navigating towards the destiny of life
Wolfgang Fischer places emphasis on the need for a new science of
humanism. This is contrasted with the alienation and non-humanization
or even dehumanization, which is so characteristic of our modern
world, which seeks to quantify things in terms of Economics and
Collateral damage of human beings in wars.
It was Albert Einstein in The World as I See
It, emphasizes the need for a cosmic way of thinking and a philosophy
of oneness, which sees all life and all things as having an interdependence
Professor John Mack in Deeper Causes: Exploring
the Role of Consciousness in Terrorism explores the role of
consciousness in terrorism seeking to understand the causes of terrorism
and how if we are to eliminate terrorism and wars we have to substantially
redefine the nature of humanity and their evolving consciousness.
Although Glen Barry in Earth Meanders sees
a positive future ahead of us despite the tremendous challenges
we face in terms of environmental degradation and pollution,it is
evident that our consciousness and our perception of the way we
view reality is being challenged as we are faced with the grim reminder
by Michael McCarthy that Global warming has passed its tipping
The world Watch Institute proclaims the
need for humanitarian political action as we face the rising toll
from ecological disasters and we are reminded that this toll of
human disaster is contributed to by the vast amount of environmental
degradation inequity and exploitation in the world. (United Nations
Department of Information) Indeed in the article Weapons:
A Trillion-Dollar Trade from the ZENIT Journal - The World
Seen From Rome the military industrial complex spends currently
trillion dollars a year on armaments and this spending continues
The mind bogglers as to what the world could do
with a trillion dollars devoted to World Peace, ecological Sustainability
and supporting the UN millennial goals for eliminating poverty and
enhancing health and education for all.
It is evident that we do need new ways of thinking
in politics, economics and medicine and indeed why should we constantly
allow ourselves to be hoodwinked by the sensationalist media which
in Loss of a Legend: George Gerbner --a commentary by
Dr. W. Curtiss, Dr Curtiss Priest shows clearly how our minds
are changed by the information we get through the channel of the
In politics as well as in economics we are seeing
news ways of thinking based on new systems theories and new ways
of creating societies, which are more sustainable cooperative interdependent
and participatory in the democratic process.
Our world is interdependent in so many ways. Environmental
change is no respecter of national boundaries. It is conceivable
that we need an over arching body which is transnational and devoted
to true human values and which is able to play a significant role
in contributing towards an interdependent and peaceful planetary
society and sustainable global civilization.
The Inauguration of our New Paradigm Magazine
is very close to the Equinox and the celebrations of earth and environment
day as well as international action day against racism and World
The Declaration for World Citizenship
and Democratic Global Governance http://www.worldcit.citymax.com
states in their manifesto that it is time to acknowledge the inescapable
reality that the greatest hope for the survival of life on earth
is the establishment of a democratic organization of World Governance,
with a World Parliament that is accountable and answerable to the
The Centre For Change www.peace-era.com
In its Proposal for Transition to a Sustainable Civilisation
expresses a new paradigm, encompassing a consciousness of oneness
in which all life maintains itself at the expense of everything
else. In other words we are all connected -not separate. The big
turning is an integration of the human being with ecology and technology.
We need to see ourselves as inextricably connected---mind, body,
spirit, society, environment in which we take a holistic approach
to ourselves and our relationship with society and the environment.
The World Unity Celebration and Global Sunrise
Meditations through Love Flow http://www.loveflow.us/wuc.html
and The Awakening project
hold World Unity Celebration and Global Sunrise Meditations on Solstices
and equinoxes Unifying the world with unconditional universal source
In The Evolution of Medicine we review
the current progress of medicine from the biomedical reductive approach
to the ill Human Being classified as as a dis ease and illness to
a new view of the Human individual as having pivotal place in the
cause and cure of their illness . The new Human Being is truky an
integrated Being with a consciousness as vast as the Universe!!
In America ,Medical treatment is the primary cause
of morbidity and death. (JAMA) This is an indictment on the pharmaceutical
industry, which seeks band aid approaches and whose drugs cost a
substantial amount of the GDPs of all countries of the world. In
The Eyes Of Truth we observe the way that doctors cope in
the third world with climatic and ecological disasters.
Of course personal and planetary transformation,
which is the essence of the new paradigm, requires personal work
on the self and accessing the wisdom and the spirituality, which
is common to all peoples in all cultures.
In the past two thousand years we have somehow
lost our way and lost our connection with the cosmic universe and
There are now profound changes of awakening and
critical mass occurring on the Planet. In every conceivable discipline
transformation is occurring in Human Consciousness. In medicine
we begin to understand the influence of the mind on the body to
heal and to understand the role of focused consciousness in healing
and well being. In science we begin to realize that we indeed live
in a living universe.
Extrasensory perception ( ESP ), psychokinesis
( PK ) and healing ( Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, Reiki, prayer
healing ) enabling human interactions with other humans and other
organisms are indeed supported by impressive research. This is also
the case with the mind influencing random number generators ( RNGs
) We begin to see we are an inextricable part of the universe and
that each of us is a hologram of the greater whole.
Bringing consciousness and spirit into the field
of science we begin to integrate these processes into a larger,
more highly evolved and integrated world view.
It is the aim of the New Paradigm magazine to
create a holistic approach to art religion and science seeing them
all connected through the context of consciousness on the premise
that we all live in a living conscious universe
We welcome art by Anna Kumashov , poetry
and The Music of the Cosmos as researched and composed by Darren
as new ways of creative expression, of the
global and cosmic paradigm.
Substantially New Manner Of Thinking
If human kind is to survive there has to
be substantially new manner of thinking (Einstein) and a massive
change in consciousness. (Vaclav Havel)
Humankind has reached a state of development in
which old modes of thinking and behaving threaten to destroy our
planet. We can either view our present situation as one which can
be repaired through cosmetic surgery, with arms agreements and so
on, or we can see it as a turning point in history and an opportunity
and challenge to create a better world through reappraisal of what
it means to be a human being in harmony with the environment.
We reject the idea that the human being is inherently
evil, destructive and untrustworthy and believe the time has come
to get the heart, head and hand working together to create new ways
of thinking, being, communicating and acting. To speak from the
heart means to end the domination of cerebral manipulative thinking.
Thirty two thousand nuclear weapons with a destructive
force equivalent to several thousand megatons of conventional explosives
are still deployed. The risk of nuclear war by accident may have
increased and new threats include war between newly declared - weapon
states and the construction by terrorist groups by crude but effective
devices. It is not enough to remove nuclear weapons. We must remove
the ideas, the obsolete thinking, that created them in the first
place, and replace them with new attitudes based on respect, co-operation
and understanding. As a UNICEF declaration puts it, "If wars
are started in the minds of men, then peace must be reconstructed
in the minds of men".
We are treating our planet in the same way as
we treat ourselves, with no kind of respect. Every day we hear of
some new ecological disaster. To give just a few examples,: 3% of
the ozone layer of the biosphere has been destroyed by man-made
chemicals in the last 10 years; the tropical rain forests and huge
tracts of woodland are either being chopped down or destroyed by
acid rain with disastrous effects of the health of the planet; arable
lands and the genetic diversity of plants and animals are disappearing
at an alarming rate.
The New Paradgm Journal believes that it is our
thinking that has got us into such a mess and proposes developing
a new paradigm - a new vision of reality which will bring about
a profound change in our thoughts, perceptions and values.
We live in a culture divided against itself and
separated from the natural world, and into thinking that you need
money to dominate and control nature. 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.
There is also a need for people to work in a mutually supportive
community whilst valuing and preserving human uniqueness and diversity.
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.
On a personal individual unique basis our personal
wholeness of sovereignty is expressed by understanding and integrating:
- our relationship with the material physical
- our expression of our uniqueness, creativity
- our connectedness with the ultimate principle
and life force of the universe, and
- our realisation and expression of the multi-dimensionality
of human experience.
The global crisis of values and attitudes can
change if the following conditions exist:
- we are suffering and are aware that we are,
- we recognise the cause of our ill being,
- we recognise that there is a way of overcoming
our ill being, and
- we accept that in order to overcome our ill
being we must follow certain norms for living and change our present
practice of life.
We as unique individuals have to change
society. We cannot rely on anybody else. We have to look carefully
at all aspects of society - local and global - and then attempt
to do tangible things and create practical projects that can change
If we are to survive as a race, humankind
will have to do a 180 degree turn in the way it approaches the ways
and means of survival. Old ways of thinking and the way we run businesses
and institutions will have to change. Nation no longer being against
nation will have to co-operate to create a transnational body that
can look after the common good of humankind.
Our planet is ill. There is irreversible destruction
of living and non-living resources. It is not infinite in its abundance.
The system is no longer working.
The new system has to be placed into position
by the ordinary person. This is where people power takes precedence.
We as global citizens have to acknowledge the
supremacy and sacredness of each human life on this planet and recognise
the infinite potential for creativity, love, growth, transformation
and joy in every person.
Each person has to recognise within themselves
their responsibility to heal themselves and their land. They have
to take responsibility for what is around them. They are prime mover.
We can no longer rely on governments to do things. Governments are
ineffective, bureaucratic and authoritarian.
The new order has to express an attitude of tolerance,
freedom and love if we are to survive.
Within this milieu of fundamental openness and
tolerance we can then individually foster an expression of interdependence
and co-operation in communities, between nations and over the whole
planet. It is fundamentally a new feeling, a new ambience, a new
awareness and a new energy.