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TOWARDS A EUROPEAN UNION MEDIATION SERVICE By Thomas Daffern
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This book advocates a lasting solution to the ongoing problems of conflict on the borders of the European Union, and proposes that Europe establish a formal mediation service within its existing... More > diplomatic structures, available in times of emergency, in all conflicts, great and small, that affect the lives of the citizens of the European continent as a whole, and not just members of the existing European Union. Similarly, the EUMS would be available as a neutral service to assist neighbouring non-European countries to resolve their disputes amicably and non-violently. The European Union can afford to create this service. The European Union cannot afford not to create it. This could be part of the peace dividend that we have all been waiting for ever since the ending of the cold war in 1990, and which the citizens of Europe have hitherto been tragically denied, especially in the Balkans.< Less
MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY FOR MULTIFAITH AND MULTICULTURAL MEDIATION, PEACE AND GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY By Thomas Daffern
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The MULTILINGUAL DICTIONARY FOR MULTIFAITH AND MULTICULTURAL MEDIATION, PEACE AND GLOBAL PHILOSOPHY is a research tool for all scholars and students and philosophers interested in languages and... More > philology. It is the first ever published attempt to compile a comparative philosophical dictionary of terms for absolute concepts, which vary from culture to culture and religion to religion, of philosophically charged words such as God, Being, virtue, love, truth, beauty, power, existence, peace, knowledge, wisdom, mind, consciousness, magic, holy, spirit etc. It has a specific irenic purpose as a tool of inter-cultural understanding and reconciliation, on the propoposition that through studying one another's words and concepts and ideas in their own vocabularies, rival spiritual and ideological systems might replace intellectual hostility and feuding with study, dialogue and mutual understanding.< Less
TOWARDS A TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION FOR THE MIDDLE EAST By Thomas Daffern
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Towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East has two main purposes, firstly to explain the background behind the launching of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the... More > Middle East in 2008, and secondly to give something of the theoretical framework in which this project is being based. Unusual among peace institutes worldwide, the work of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy is dedicated not to the political or military or even economic aspects of peace building, although all such are important – but rather to the causal and metaphysical level of peace building – the building of peace in the collective imagination, the collective will and the collective intelligence of mankind’s warring tribes, nations and religions. It is concerned with the psychological healing and philosophical reconstruction of mankind’s inner life, alongside the outermost socio-economic factors.< Less
WHY WE NEED A PEACE POLICY FOR SYRIA By Thomas Daffern
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This pioneering and unique work is an attempt to define a new field of international diplomacy, called "Peace policy". It seeks to apply the ideas behind this new field of practical... More > diplomacy to the test case of the civil war raging inside Syria, one of the most ancient countries on the planet. The book gives practical as well as theoretical suggestions as to how we can end the stalemate inside Syria and advocates some practical steps that can be taken immediately.< Less
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
DRUIDRY AND TRANSPERSONAL HISTORY By Thomas Daffern
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The aim of this Mt Haemus research is to examine Druid histpry in the light of developments in 20th century transpersonal psychology, including Jung, Maslow, Wilber and Grof and to assess their... More > potential for contributing to the development of transpersonal history, which in turn can be used to re-examine Druid history. The paper builds on from the author’s doctoral thesis, which argued for the need for a new genre of historiography (like feminist history, or economic history) namely transpersonal history, arguing that we need an objective, scientific way of doing historical research, that can take cognizance of the subjective and spiritual dimensions of people’s lives, and the immense implications such inner experiences can have for outer events and circumstances.< Less
CLIO ENCOUNTERS THANATOS: ON THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH INTO PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, VIOLENCE AND AGGRESSION IN HUMAN BEHAVIOUR, WAR PSYCHOLOGY AND CONFLICT RESEARCH 1945-2001 By Thomas Daffern
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This study is an attempt at an intellectual history of research into the most difficult and dark places of the human psyche, exploring how people can become mass killers, capable of acts of genocide,... More > or torture. It surveys work in the various schools of psychology and psychoanalysis which have tried to make sense of the pathological dimensions of human nature, and gives a succinct account of the ideas and works of some of the leading theorists of the nature of the human psyche of the 20th century, including Lifton, Freud, Klein, Horney, De Mause, Isaacs, Frankl, Reich, Miller, Arendt, Thompson, Kristeva, Lacan, Keppe, Bion, Bowlby, Erikson, Loye. The work's aim is not to choose which theory is the most useful or helpful, but rather to give an overall summary of each attempt to make sense of human nature, and to do so from a position of epistemological and transpersonal neutrality.< Less
THE PHILOSOPHICAL INTERPRETATION OF HISTORY By Thomas Daffern
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In this work the author examines each of the major philosophical schools East and West and compares and contrasts their views of ultimate historical reality. He searches for the notion of a... More > Underlying Common Wisdom (UCW) and finds this in the idea of a transpersonal historiography, which he proposes as a methodology of historical work which can reconcile and harmonise the best of Eastern and Western philosophies of history.< Less
TOWARDS A HISTORY OF THE INTERRELATIONS OF MARXISM AND ESOTERICISM By Thomas Daffern
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The book takes a detailed look at the rise of freemasonry in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, and examines the strange ambivalence of Marx and Engels' attitude to freemasonry and related secret... More > societies such as the carbonari. The work argues that the secret organisation of communist cells in fact owed a great deal to the earlier conspiratorial milieu of freemasonry and also finds considerable overlaps in their ideological orientations. The work attempts to chart a course which is neither anti-masonry nor pro-masonry, nor anti-Marxism nor pro-Marxism, and instead it is an early essay in transpersonal history, which seeks to uncover the deeper patterns behind history from both a spiritual and scientific perspective alike. The author is Director of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy.< Less
TRANSPERSONAL HISTORY AND PEACE HISTORIOGRAPHY – EXPLORING THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PHILOSOPHY OF HISTORY: TOWARDS A DEFINITION OF THE FIELD By Thomas Daffern
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This book is an initial attempt at an outline of the ways that transpersonal peace history can hopefully cross-fertilise with other fields of historical research and academic thought. Transpersonal... More > history could be defined as the scientific and holistic study of the total contents of the set of all historical events, perceived and unperceived, which have ever occurred in the past history of humanity, including those subtle phenomena which are usually ignored in the historical record, including feelings, emotions, thoughts, motivations, ideas, insights, illuminations, enlightenments, spiritual breakthroughs, feelings of well being, feelings of love, altruism, peak experiences, parapsychological experiences, synchronicities, so called miraculous phenomena, healings, near death experiences, dreams, memories, feelings of happiness and wholeness and inner peace etc.< Less

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