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Dr Mike Ellis
Email: mindquest@
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Lesley Pocock

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Pathways to Transformation

 


This theme of the The New Paradigm Journal is transformation.

During the last few decades, a radical change has occurred in humanity's awareness of itself. In simple terms, we have, over the millennia, translated ourselves from "oneness to aloneness". The truth is that all life on the planet is connected. This newly acquired state of aloneness and alienation causes considerable discomfort. The Centre attempts to understand what we have become and illuminates our future potential.

Our self reflective consciousness and our inextricable relationship with all phenomena give us the opportunity to develop ourselves and our environment. We can then become more integrated within ourselves and express deeply positive human values and virtues.

The vision of The New Paradigm Journal is to contribute towards the creation of a Planetary Peace Culture looking to life and common humanism as the core values for a sustainable society. It will be expressed as a series of conferences, working groups, projects, community activities and festivals.

The problems of overpopulation, environment and resource depletion seriously endanger continued successful human habitation of our planet..

Virtually every aspect of Earth's eco-system and resource base is currently affected, threatening the continual survival of the human race and all life as we know it. Ultimately, this Earth can be saved by humankind only if people are prepared to live with nature rather than upon nature. We need to put the "eco" back into economics

The New Paradigm Journal calls for spiritual, ecological and holistic world views, derived from perceptions of connectedness and interdependence

A substantially new manner of thinking is required integrating all sciences and creating a holistic approach which takes into account the life of the universe and the individual human being as being paramount. Such a science needs to integrate scientific materialism and consciousness and requires a profound change in human values and attitudes.


On social, environmental and health fronts, we are confronting a critical transsition. We are facing the results of an epistomology which focuses on material and rational values, human supremacy and competition for domination. Will this transition be into chaos and destruction or will it be into a new paradigm based on spiritual, ecological connectedness and cooperation ?

The New Paradigm Journal intends to enhance the process of global change in a way which recognises the sacredness of the human psyche and consciousness, the integrity of the community and the sacredness of life itself. It is a process which by its very nature, is qualitative in that it is dealing with values which lie at the heart of true humanity.

The New Paradigm Journal stresses the life sciences with particular reference to conventional and holistic medicine, psychotherapy, social psychology, family therapy, mind/body/spirit interaction, the science of consciousness, nutrition, psychoneuroimmunology and the cultivation of humanism in all human endeavours, bringing in close proximity the arts, humanities and science.

Whilst the future cannot be predicted, "future knowledge" generated by The New Paradigm Journal over the next ten years should produce on-going action, new ways of thinking and a real agenda for change. This will be assisted by a Global Information Data Bank, to be set up by The New Paradigm Journal as an international networking resource.

"When I went to the Moon, I was as pragmatic a test pilot engineer and scientist as any one of my colleagues.... but there was another aspect to my experience during Apollo 14......The first thing that came to mind as I looked at Earth was its incredible beauty...I knew that life in the Universe was not just an accident based on random processes. This knowledge came to me directly.... It was an experiential cognition. But still as real as the objective data upon which say the navigational programme was based."

Edgar Mitchell (Astronaut, supporter of The Centre)