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Editorial Commentary The New Paradigm Journal

 


The new edition of The New Paradigm Journal
Our survival as a species, is dependent upon the new meta Paradigm which brings together science and religion.

This is in fact happening, as we begin to see the supreme importance of consciousness, in our lives, and the significance of love, gratitude, and the essence of light from which all true wisdom emanates.

The raising of consciousness and awareness is the only way that humanity has to free itself from the potential of ecological and species catastrophe.

Thisw edition of the newparadigmjournal is devoted to these important issues, placing emphasis on the nature of consciousness, healing and ways by which we can raise awareness, and articulate the true nature of our predicament and also the true nature of consciousness and true holistic education.

I would like to emphasise a new frame of reference as to the true nature of the human being and our connectedness with the total universe.

I feel that the priority this new edition is to highlight healing, education and social integration as an integrative whole. We also should be be looking at the nature of peace which includes healing in the broadest possible sense. Indeed vibrational healing and non local healing especially prayer and meditation are ways in which we can influence the morphogenic or bioenergetic field of the planet.

The dawning of a paradigm shift is upon us. Can we make the jump to the realization that a new era and a new millennium implies the evolution of consciousness above everything else.

A new era and a new millennium can bring us to an 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.

What is needed is a new international humanitarian era based on the common ground of humanity - looking to life and common humanism as the core value for a sustainable society. This means not just human life. It means the whole spectrum of life that creates the biosphere.

Our aim is to create a movement which will expand into a new way forward focussed on a future of hope and peace.

Vaclev Havel, President of Czechoslovakia has said, "Without a global revoltion 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 civilization will be unavoidable".
n Let us open the gates of wisdom
And the final frontiers of perception
And cast the gleaming jewel
n Of the Human heart
Like a ball Into the Universe
That our words and thoughts
n Confront and transform
A Humanity torn from ashes
Into the Phoenix which soars
Into the skies of infinite peace

We all are keys to the unguessable future of humankind, of infinite potential based on transformation of consciousness through global awareness of the dignity, uniqueness, sacredness and interconnectedness of all life. Transformation means healing.and inner change to love of self, of humanity and of the planet.

The New Prardigm Journal provides a focus, a creation of awareness and of consciousness for the need for change to radiate throughout the globe, This is a call not only to human intellect, our comprehension and reasoning power, but also to the driving force of our underlying spirituality.

Basis for Action

We have to re-evaluate ourselves as the prime cause of the problems we are facing, and redefine the profound value inherent in every single human being. This is something that the United Nations conferences, as yet, have not really addressed.

A human Renaissance of thought, conscience and ethics is required if we are to survive
'The highest wisdom has but one science - the science of the whole - the science explaining the whole creation and man's place in it.' (Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace)

Thomas Kuhn introduced the idea that science functions under the control of a paradigm. For centuries science has been guided by a paradigm based on the intellectual achievements of Newton and Descartes, who saw the world mechanistically and reductively, with its division of inside and outside, subject and object. This has been overturned by the work of Einstein and his theory of relativity, the atomic physicists and others who have discovered laws that don't fit the old paradigm. The new paradigm which is emerging takes into account the observer as well as the thing observed, and the fact that the two cannot be separated. There cannot be objective knowledge without a knowing subject: what we see must be relative to and influenced by where we are and who we are.

In human affairs, objectivity on its own does not work because it contradicts what it means to be a human being. A human being is not an object. He or she is not only a thinking but a feeling person with emotions, values, hunches, intuitions, sensitivities which have a tremendous influence on what they do and how they perceive the world. He or she is both an individual, alone in their own private world, and also a member of a particular society; and, in turn, that society belongs to a wider community, the human family, with which every individual shares common experiences and aspirations and a common global environment.

Comment

It has been said that "the scientific manipulation of public opinion was necessary to overcome chaos and conflict in a democratic society."
Indeed those who manipulate the unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of any country. We are governed, our minds molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested largely by men we have never heard of.

The outcome of a new era for Humankind is dependent on the conception of a new ethos leading to definitive action by those individuals, organisations, institutions, industries and nations who wish to create a better world than that described above.

Our health system worldwide is in crisis. This crisis is exacerbated by the costs and profits generated by the pharmaceutical industry. The combined worth of the worlds top five drug companies, is twice the combined GMP of all Sub Sahara Africa and their influence on World Trade is extremely powerful because they bring their wealth directly on the levers of Western power. (The Governments)

Chronic diseases represent a huge proportion of human illness. They include cardiovascular disease (30% of projected total worldwide deaths in 2005), cancer (13%), chronic respiratory diseases (7%), and diabetes (2%). Two risk factors underlying these conditions are key to any population-wide strategy of control-tobacco use and obesity. These risks and the diseases they engender are not the exclusive preserve of rich nations. Chronic diseases are a larger problem in low-income settings The evidence shows that it is critical to intervene early in the epidemic's course. Now is the time to act to prevent the needless deaths of millions. (Lancet)

It is no wonder that the health system is in crisis when the whole essence of health care is based on the use of allopathic drugs. The pharmaceutical industry exists and feeds on illness. Without illness it cannot grow because it cannot create new drugs to band-aid the illness. Yet it is known that iatrogenic illness or illness caused by drugs or technological intervention is such that the treatment of illness is now the fourth commonest cause of death in Western Society. (Journal of the American Medical Association)

This information is a followup of the Institute of Medicine report which hit the papers in December of 1999, but the data was hard to reference as it was not in peer-reviewed journal. It was then published in JAMA July 26, 2000;284(4):483-5 which is the most widely circulated medical journal in the world.
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It said that Doctors are the third leading cause Of death in the US causing 25000 deaths every year. 4% and 18% of consecutive patients experience negative effects in outpatient settings. 250,000 deaths a year averages out to nearly 750 deaths a day, every daySixteen per cent of patients who enter hospital either die or come out worse than when they went in. (Medical Journal of Australia 1995)

The health system based on a band aid approach takes advantage of a global market, placed there, simply to make money at the expense of anything and anybody else

It is also evident that the quality of so called scientific research is deteriorating
The New York Times reports In The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are now so thoroughly beholden to industry that they are broken, unable to perform their duties to protect the public.

The Los Angeles Times reported July 11 that allegations of faked scientific findings increased 50% between 2003 and 2004.[1] But the Times also noted that the federal Office of Research Integrity cannot keep up with the rising tide of scientific fakery because it's budget is far too small. The office received 274 allegations of scientific fakery in 2004, but was able to complete only 23 investigations.

Corporate suppression of data is now so routine that no one raises an eyebrow.

Our world faces the challenge of healing in every conceivable way- from the healing of grief, the understanding of death, the suffering of millions within the developing world, where lives are cut short, often to a couple of decades, and where one out of every three children will die from a preventable disease
An integrated health system which is based on communication between all specialties of doctors, as well as other health professionals, with the prime aim of giving members of public the opportunity to heal themselves by using the latest understanding ofMedicine of light, body-mind medicine, psychoneuroimmunology, nutritional, environmental and preventive medicine as well as accessing the very best of complimentary medicine.

Above and beyond all of this is the need to change attitudes and mind-set so that we may have healing in the broadest possible sense- healing not only of our Global society, but also of our planet as they are all related and all vitally connected.