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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
THE MUSES LOVE JOURNAL - ISSUE EIGHT By Thomas Daffern
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The Muses Love Journal celebrates the work of all visionary thinkers, activists, psychologists, educators, theorists and philosophers who stress the role of the positive aspects of human nature in... More > life, and who believe in the power of the transpersonal dimensions of human nature, to bear witness to the power of peace, sometimes even in the face of huge odds. Since its launch in 1993, the world has witnessed many changes, positive and negative, and still, it remains the only academic journal in the world that consciously reinvokes the Muses, Guardians of the original academic craft, and which celebrates and affirms and researches and explores the powers of love, in all their complexity, as the only force which can bring peace and justice on earth, in our lifetimes. Its 8th issue carries news and information and research concerning all aspects of positive news, and was published in 2006.< Less
MUSINGS VOLUME 5: 2000-2008 By Thomas Daffern
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This is the 5th volume of autobiographical reflections on a life lived for the advancement of peace through philosophical discourse, as well as through poetic and visionary spiritual work for... More > interfaith harmony. This volume covers the momentous events of the start of third millennium and gives a critical perspective on world events through the eyes of a transpersonal thinker and historian.< Less
MUSINGS VOLUME 4: AN AUTOBIOSOPHY OF HALF OF LIFE DEDICATED TO POETRY, PHILOSOPHY, EDUCATION, PEACE AND SPIRIT By Thomas Daffern
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This is the 4th volume of autobiographical reflections on a life lived for the advancement of peace through philosophical discourse, as well as through poetic and visionary spiritual work for... More > interfaith harmony. This volume covers the momentous events leading up the start of third millennium and gives a critical perspective on world events through the eyes of a transpersonal thinker and historian.< Less
SELECTED POEMS 1971 – 2005 VOLUME ONE By Thomas Daffern
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This volume of poetry represents the author's poetic oeuvre covering a long time span, from 1971 to about1998, and covers a wide ranging attempt to articulate the unsayable. The poems comprise a... More > testimony, from one individual, to the living power of the Muses as inspirers and guardians of insight and wisdom, to harness our ability of seership and higher knowing in the struggle for planetary peace and wisdom in a time of confusion and tragedy.< Less
SOPHIAPHOBIA By Thomas Daffern
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The author is proposing a revolutionary argument - that there might be some force or psycho-social blockage obstructing our evolution as so called Homo Sapiens, which gets in the way of our achieving... More > our highest wisdom. Calling this force Sophiaphobia, the fear of wisdom, which is the opposite of Philosophy, the author examines what it is and where it comes from, speculating that it is operative in many levels and walks of society, not least inside the very institutions which are supposed to be promoting our education and intellectual welfare. The author also explores two related problems associated with Sophiaphobia, namely the questions of Recognition and of Philiaphobia, the fear of loving. This book should be required reading for all undergraduate and postgraduate University students and teachers, and for anyone interested in the intellectual and spiritual future of mankind.< Less
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
THE MUSES LOVE JOURNAL By Thomas Daffern
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This 9th issue of the Muses Love Journal carries a wealth of information on all aspect of contemporary global intellectual affairs, and the search for peace. Dedicated to the Nine Muses, and... More > structured into 9 Sections, each named after one of the classical Muses. It celebrates and affirms the power of human creativity, in all its diverse fields of expression, to gradually tackle and solve the mass of problems affecting the globe. A renaissance project, the Muses Love Journal is also the only academic journal in the world dedicated to exploring the nature of love in all its aspects (philia, agape, eros) and seeks to provide inspiration and guidance for its readers on how to manifest their own most creative and positive possible realities.< Less