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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
DRUID OBSERVATIONS ON A CYCLE OF POEMS 2004 - 2006 By Thomas Daffern
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This study is a detailed commentary on a sequence of poems, written in Wales, Europe and Asia from 2004-2006. Many of the poems were of a Druidic nature and draw on the universal imagery of the... More > wisdom traditions of the Celtic imagination. A philosopher, historian and expert in world religions and theologies, the poet is able to relate the complex imagery of his poems to the universal language of soul which infuses the world's living spiritual traditions, whatever outer names they bear. The poems have an irenic purpose and drive behind their haunting imagery - to transform a world based on fear, violence and conflict, to one of love, beauty and transcendental wisdom, through the magical incantations of the Word.< Less
A Shropshire Lass By Thomas Daffern
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A Shropshire Lass is a sequence of poems written in Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, at the gateway of the 3rd millennium. They are an invocation to the beauty of the landscape, the wisdom of the... More > eternal feminine, the mysteries of love, as well as a lament for the inescapable limitations and tragedies of temporality and human frailty.< 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.
UNIVERSAL CALENDAR OF SAINTS AND SAGES By Thomas Daffern
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This unique reference calendar includes saints and sages for every day of the calendar year. Unlike other such Calendars, it includes saints and sages from every religion and faith tradition,... More > including the following: Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Paganism, Wicca, Druidry, Shamanism, Freemasonry, Rosicrucianism, Secular Humanism, Marxism, Freudian thought, Bahaism, Shintoism, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Theosophy, Anthroposophy, Kabbalah, Sufism etc.< 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
SELECTED PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL ESSAYS 1985-2005 By Thomas Daffern
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This collection of essays comprises a survey of the author's academic and philosophical output over a period of 20 years. During the course of my intellectual adventures I have traveled to over 33... More > countries, and visited innumerable libraries, museums and cultural centres, in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Fez, Moscow, Bethlehem, Scandinavia, Russia, India, the Philippines, USA, Canada etc.. I remain optimistic as a philosopher because of our imaginative capacity, our spiritual and intellectual resources, which we can and hopefully will draw on individually and collectively to heal our current< Less