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HOLISTIC PEACE AND THE CREATIVE FORCE OF LOVE IN THE WORK OF MEDIAEVAL ANDALUSIAN SPIRITUAL TRADITIONS By Thomas Daffern
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This work can be considered a pioneering essay by the author in the field of transpersonal history. The attempt was made to compare and contrast three deep esoteric systems, Kabbalah, Sufism, and... More > Christian mysticism in the tradition of Ramon Lull, and to examine something of their historical origins in the context of the Andalusian miracle of the convivencia of cultures which took place in Mediaeval Spain. This was the crucial place where the Mediaeval University was born (through Abelard, who got his Aristotle from Spain); this was where Adelard of Bath had been to learn advanced Arabic mathematic techniques. In a sense, the whole of the modern world is a child of Andalusia…< Less
THE PERIODIC TABLE OF THE WORLD'S RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL TRADITIONS By Thomas Daffern
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The Periodic Table of the World Religious and Philosophical Traditions is a new attempt to codify, categorise and present the entire gamut of human spiritual, intellectual and scientific searchings... More > over the history of our species. Taking the idea of Mendeleyev, to group all the atomic elements in systematic order, the Table does the same with the universe of religious and philosophical teachings. It lists all known spiritual and scientific systems of thought, knowledge and belief according to one of 168 separate entries. The Table is intended for use in schools, colleges, Universities, seminaries, Mosques, Synagogues, Gurdwaras, temples, libraries and wherever people are interested in comparing and analysing the different belief systems of the planet. The purpose behind publishing this accompanying book to the Table itself, is to explain the motivations, history and reasons for its creation, as well as to give scientific explanations for the protocols and procedures that were adopted in devising the Table.< Less
MUSINGS VOLUME 3: 1991-1992 By Thomas Daffern
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This volume documents a crucial period of the author’s life in London and the UK, working on a peace studies project at the University of London and its follow through phase, during the first... More > Gulf War. Having been elected as coordinator of International Philosophers for Peace in Moscow in 1990, it was with a growing sense of unease and dismay that he witnessed the breakdown of international relations both in the Middle East and the Balkans region. The International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy was launched during this time to try to marshal the world's leading minds in the cause of conflict resolution and peace-making, and inter-philosophical dialogue, at a critical time in our planetary history. This work documents in full the story of these developments.< Less
THE HISTORY OF EDUCATIONAL IDEAS AND INSTITUTIONS AND THE SEARCH FOR PEACE 1945-2001 By Thomas Daffern
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This crucial work documents the history of the peace education community in its attempts to generate the institutions of learning which can advance scholarship and understanding for peace, in a world... More > riven with violence and terror. Mainly narrating developments from 1945-2001, the appendices give a glimpse of early decades of peace education work, dating back to the 1820's, with the founding of the University of London, where much of the work was first researched.< Less
COLLECTED POEMS VOLUME 3 By Thomas Daffern
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This is the third volume of Thomas Daffern's Colected poems and covers writings from 2005 to 2008 written in diverse places worldwide.
ENLIGHTENMENTS By Thomas Daffern
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This book is the first yet published to examine in detail the teachings on enlightenment in the world's great spiritual and philosophical traditions. It is based on over 30 years of teaching and... More > research experience on the part of the author, an expert in comparative global philosophy and peace research. It is intended to help lay the foundations for a global pluralistic civilisation at peace with itself in which each person alive can develop their own spiritual awareness in a world free from dogmatic imposition.< Less
WISDOM AFFAIRS: TOWARDS A CARTOGRAPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT, ENLOVEMENT AND JOYISM FOR WISDOM LOVERS By Thomas Daffern
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WISDOM AFFAIRS: TOWARDS A CARTOGRAPHY OF ENLIGHTENMENT, ENLOVEMENT AND JOYISM FOR WISDOM LOVERS is an exploration of the powers and dynamics of human relationships, as a vehicle for the advancement... More > of wisdom, learning and enlightenment on planet earth. It is a manifesto for the liberation of mankind from false desires and towards the realisation of authentic nirvana and enlightenment within the context of human relational existence. All serious spiritual seekers and those who are not wishing to leave behind the path of personal relationships and love are invited to study its arguments and philosophy in depth, and to apply its teachings. For further details see www.educationaid.net< Less
THE MEMORY OF LIGHT By Thomas Daffern
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The essential premise of the play, that Dionysus can save the world from actual destruction, through effecting a dramatic catharsis, is surely at least worth a try. Joyism as so conceived has a long... More > intellectual heritage, going back into the mists of the ancient world. Certainly under Dionysus’ direction it emerged on the stage with the comic plays of antiquity, not least the work of Aristophanes, who in his Frogs has Dionysus journeying to the Underworld with Heracles in a classic supernatural comedy. The Memory of Light is neither comedy nor tragedy, but includes elements of both, as a classic tragic-comedy. It is also a deliberate homage to the Miracle plays of the Middle Ages, in which Creation, Redemption and the Last Judgement were performed in the cycles of York and Chester, and which saw the rebirth of theatre in Britain, after the long dark ages.< Less
MUSINGS - VOLUME 2 1981-1990 By Thomas Daffern
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The intellectual autobiography of half a life of study, writing, teaching & research, dedicated to the achievement of intercultural and inter-philosophical peace and spiritual understanding, this... More > volume documents an important period of the author’s life in Canada and in London, working on a comprehensive study program in response to the threats to global peace and security occasioned by the cold war and ongoing international conflicts.< Less
MUSINGS: VOLUME 1 By Thomas Daffern
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AN AUTOBIOSOPHY OF HALF OF LIFE DEDICATED TO POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION, PEACE AND SPIRIT