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
"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."