The Approach Of The New Paradigm Journal
by Dr Michael Ellis
 
 

The aim of the New Paradigm Journal is to promote a Renaissance in human thought, values and conscience based on healing, eco-sustainability and openness.

The aim of the Edition of the New Paradigm Journal in October 2007 is to look at the problems of poverty and human development. We are seeking papers dealing with these topics and request abstracts to be sent to us from experts in these fields.

The grave situation in which the World finds itself is based on conservative entrenched values linked to political expediency and also the ingrained habits of wealth accumulation at the expense of anything else.

Poverty is intimately related to pollution, scarcity of resources and illness. It is a vicious circle associated with childhood death and lack of education. Childhood poverty is intimately related to illness and intellectual retardation later in life.

Prevention of poverty is tied up with adequate food and education. Even some diversion from the arms race costing the World several trillions a year could help relieve poverty and the Aids epidemic

The Environment is all intimately related to this. The major issue which strategies for change have to contend with is the momentum of the system they are intending to change.

The scientific industrial system dominating the world has enormous momentum for good and bad and currently the situation is grave

Do we have a lot of time to try to shift things while we wait to get our vision clear. The answer is no. We are clearly well behind the time for sensible change. Our best hope is to try to influence some of the major efforts being made to deliver a sane humane ecological future,

Scientists have predicted a grim future replete with unprecedented biological threats, global warming and the possible takeover of humans by robots.

In the UK ,schools are being privatized not for the benefit of the children, but for the benefit of corporations, and the export economy to which, the government hopes, they will one day contribute. Children are simply the raw materials with which they work. They will, unless their parents demand an end to this experiment, be traded on the world's stock markets like so many barrels of oil

As already stated poverty is multi-factorial process created by variety of intrinsic and extrinsic factors currently 10% of people in the world own 95% of the wealth and almost 3 billion people which is half the worlds population exists on less than $2 per day. When people are in survival mode and live from hand to mouth they cannot look towards self actualization but only to self preservation. The creation of true civilization with true humanistic values requires a basic sustainable existence for all humanity with a new social technology in which we need to navigate between the levels of collective capacity and individual action. What this means is that in order to contribute creatively to the emerging whole we need to pay particular attention to our souls.

The collective ideal also refers to the common ground. In order to avoid conflict and wars we need to find and appreciate what we have in common rather than what separates us.

It is often been said that technology influences culture as much as culture influences technology. We have to bring in play the science of consciousness and understand how this process of life as symbolized by the planet Gaia shows that we are infact an interdependent wholeness. This concept is of course taken up by integrative and wholistic medicine which sees the healed human being as being integrated in mind, spirit and body.

In order to survive we have to break through the planetary fabric of dogma as seen in religious, business and political institutions and understand that our journey is to one of wholeness. This means that we must use forms of healing and conflict resolution which are overarching and inclusive and integrative rather than allopathic and reductive.

In the global crisis we need to see the total picture as when we were first awakened to this realization in the 1960s when we saw for the first time the planet as a blue jewel floating in the infinity of space.

Suddenly, from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth . . . home.- Edgar Mitchell , USA

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DR MICHAEL ELLIS MBBS MRCP DCH MACNEM NPAA BA (Hons) Dip Grad (Nutr Med)
Dr Michael Ellis is an English trained Doctor with over 20 years of General Practice experience both in the UK and in Australia. He has higher qualifications in general medicine and paediatrics. He has a special interest in mind/ body medicine and in optimising the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual.

As well as his medical qualifications, Dr Ellis also has an Honours Degree in Literature, Arts, Philosophy and Social Psychology. He also has Naturopathic qualifications.

He is Founder of The Centre For Change www.peace-era.com and Co Founder of The Medical Renaissance Movement www.medicalrenaissance.org. He is Chief Editor and Creative vision behind The New Paradigm Journal www.newparadigmjournal.com

The 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'.. Dr Ellis has a keen interest in the plight of the ordinary GP and is concerned about creating a more sustainable future for both doctors and the community. Because of this, he established The Medical Renaissance Group www.medicalrenaissance.org in Australia in 2001. The Medical Renaissance Group aims to bring together the global community of doctors and community to lobby their respective governments for the creation of a healing culture which places priority on the health of the individual rather than on the illness of the individual. In this respect, it supports preventative, nutritional, mind / body medicine and Wellness Medicine and sees healing as being a unique partnership between the doctor and the patient.

Dr Ellis has conducted seminars on Globalisation, and Wellness at the Post Graduate School of Medicine Swinburne University, Melbourne.
He can be contacted on
mindquest@ozemail.com.au or on 0414 543 397. He practices Nutritional and Environmental and Anti Aging Medicine in Kalorama Victoria.

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