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Peace from Harmony
Prince of Wales. Harmonious Worldview: Revolution in Thinking

Charles, Prince of Wales

 

 

Harmony

A NEW WAY OF

LOOKING AT OUR WORLD

HRH

THE PRINCE

OF WALES

TONY JUNIPER

IAN SKELLY

 

Blue Door

An imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers

Published by Blue Door 2010

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

ISBN: 978-0-00-734803-9

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/newsandgallery/focus/harmony_a_new_film_and_book_by_the_prince_of_wales_1075448342.html

 

Contents

 

1 Harmony 1

2 Nature 29

3 The Golden Thread 85

4 The Age of Disconnection 143

5 Renaissance 185

6 Foundations 257

7 Relationship 293

Acknowledgements 326

Index 327

Picture Credits 330

 

 

This is a call to revolution. The Earth is under threat. It cannot cope with all that we demand of it. It is losing its balance and we humans are causing this to happen.

Revolution is a strong word and I use it deliberately. The many environmental and social problems that now loom large o­n our horizon cannot be solved by carrying o­n with the very approach that has caused them. If we want to hand o­n to our children and grandchildren a much more durable way of operating in the world, then we have to embark o­n what I can o­nly describe as a Sustainability Revolution and with some urgency. This will involve our taking all sorts of dramatic steps to change the way we consider the world and act in it, but I believe we have the capacity to take these steps. All we have to see is that the solutions are close at hand.

I would suggest that o­ne of the major problems that increasingly confronts us is that the predominant mode of thinking keeps us firmly o­n this wrong path. When people talk of things like an environmental crisis or a financial crisis what they are actually describing are the consequences of a much deeper problem which comes down to what I would call a crisis of perception. It is the way we see the world that is ultimately at fault. If we simply concentrate o­n fixing the outward problems without paying attention to this central, inner problem, then the deeper problem remains, and we will carry o­n casting around in the wilderness for the right path without a proper sense of where we took the wrong turning..

I was among a number of people who began to piece together a great jigsaw which revealed, much to my surprise, a profound insight into what really lay at the heart of ancient thinking. I shall explain this with lots of images in the section called The Grammar of Harmony in Chapter 3, which gives context to the history of modernity..

The point was to emphasize the principles of harmony that we had lost sight of.

Our ambition is to seek ever more specialized knowledge rather than take a broad or wholeistic view.

This book offers inspiration for those who feel, deep down, that there is a more balanced way of looking at the world, and more harmonious ways of living. It will not o­nly outline the kinds of approach that depend upon us seeing Nature as a whole, but also examine the great and practical value in seeing the nature of humanity as a whole. What I hope will become obvious is just how many answers we already have at our disposal, if our goal is to re-establish our rightful relationship with Nature and pull back from the brink of catastrophe. It is a goal I truly believe is achievable, if we remind ourselves of the essential grammar of harmony a grammar of which humanity should always be the measure.

 

GHA President, Leo Semashkos comments.

The Prince of Wales speaks about "the essential grammar of harmony." The GHA says more than 6 years about "the deep ABC of harmony." These positions are essentially identical and are expressed independently of each other. It lends special cogency to understanding of the need for a new, harmonious worldview and thinking to overcome the industrial ignorance in social harmony and prevent the catastrophe of humankind.

May 25, 2011

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Harmony - a new book by The Prince of Wales

http://www.princeofwales.gov.uk/newsandgallery/focus/harmony_a_new_film_and_book_by_the_prince_of_wales_1075448342.html

 

26th October 2010

 

Harmony is the new book from The Prince of Wales. Working for more than two years with Tony Juniper and Ian Skelly, The Prince has set out his own personal view of how we can live sustainably to protect the long-term future of our planet.The book is accompanied by a film.

 

Harmony challenges the reader to reconsider the assumptions that determine how we live, and how we might change in seeking a more durable future for humankind.

 

For the better part of four decades The Prince has been at the forefront of a growing ecological movement. During this time he has worked with an array of environmental activists, business leaders, academics, and charities in developing more balanced and sustainable ways of living.

 

In Harmony The Prince brings together his unique wealth of experience to present a positive agenda for a wide array of modern challenges. From farming and engineering to medicine, architecture and education, Harmony suggests that by taking the best of modern science and technology and combining these with traditional knowledge and methods, we can begin to restore the balance between Man and Nature.

 

Harmony goes further, however. For the first time it reveals the philosophical convictions that drives The Prince of Waless diverse initiatives, highlighting the truly interconnected character of the world and demonstrating how Nature herself can help us to mend the crisis of perception that lies at the heart of so many modern challenges.

 

Harmony presents an integrated view of how we might positively address the awesome challenges that confront humankind. Harmony is a timely call to global action.


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Harmonious Civilization: Spiritual Culture

Citizens of Earth!

Unite in harmony for love, peace, justice, fraternity and happiness!



 

Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more 460 members in 56 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries. GHA Founder and President is Dr. Leo Semashko

Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356, Russia, Telephone: +7 (812) 597-65-71, Email: leo.semashko@gmail.com

GHA 1st Vice-president is Dr. Ernesto Kahan: Address: Hanita 7/2, Kfar Sava 44405, Israel, e-mail: ekahan@post.tau.ac.il 
GHA-USA President is Dr. Laj Utreja: Address: 122 Foxhound Drive, Madison, AL; Telephone: 256-604-6927; e-mail: ish0001@aol.com 
GHA Web: www.peacefromharmony.org 
GHA 33 Projects List: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472


GHA Mission from harmony to peace; or: Pave the scientific, based o­n harmony ABC, way for a harmonious civilization

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May 28, 2011

GHA confers the High Honor

World Harmony Creator

on

HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES

 

In his unprecedented contribution to establishment of harmonious thinking in the book "HARMONY. A NEW WAY OF LOOKING AT OUR WORLD", 2010.

 

This book is the fruit of more than 25 years of thought and activities of the Prince of Wales in the search for a new, harmonious and holistic worldview. It overcomes the fragmented, narrow and mechanical (industrial) way of thinking, steadily leading humanity to crash. Harmonious worldview through harmonious education opens up for humanity a new, harmonious civilization.

The Prince of Wales book continues the tradition of the great Western thinkers from Pythagoras, Plato, Leibniz, and others in understanding the natural and social harmony, its ABC and grammar.



Harmonious civilization
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Harmonious Civilization:Spiritual Culture

Citizens of Earth!

Unite in harmony for love, peace, justice, fraternity and happiness!



 

Global Harmony Association (GHA)

Since 2005, GHA is an international NGO uniting more 460 members in 56 countries and more than o­ne million participants from the GHA collective members in 80 countries.

GHA Founder and President is Dr. Leo Semashko

Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg, 194356, Russia

Telephone: +7 (812) 597-65-71, Email: leo.semashko@gmail.com

GHA 1st Vice-president is Dr. Ernesto Kahan: Address: Hanita 7/2, Kfar Sava 44405, Israel, e-mail: ekahan@post.tau.ac.il 
GHA-USA President is Dr. Laj Utreja: Address: 122 Foxhound Drive, Madison, AL; Telephone: 256-604-6927; e-mail: ish0001@aol.com 
GHA Web: www.peacefromharmony.org 
GHA 33 Projects List: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=472


GHA Mission from harmony to peace; or: Pave the scientific, based o­n the ABC of harmony, way for a harmonious civilization

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This letter was approved by the GHA

June 1, 2011

 

His Royal Highness The Prince Of Wales

Clarence House

London, SW1A 1BA

United Kingdom

 

Subject: Invitation to the Royal Harmonious Patronage over the ABC of Harmony and the major projects of Global Harmony Association as an institution of public sociology of global civil society

 

Your Royal Highness:

 

The GHA has the high honor of recognizing YRH with the GHAs Supreme Honorary Title, World Harmony Creator (http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=477) for the unprecedented contribution in the progress of harmonious worldview in the book Harmony and inviting YRH to the Royal Harmonious Patronage over the GHA fundamental projects of global harmony listed below:

1. The ABC of Harmony (http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478) as the first global textbook for the new worldview in which we invite YRH to include HRH section, Grammar of Harmony and title this book, The ABC and Grammar of Harmony;

2. The World Academy of Harmony (http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=392), giving it the status of the Royal Academy, which will create the foundation for global harmonious education and open the new Age of Harmonious Enlightenment;

3. The Club-2009 (http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=409) as an institution of political support for the harmonious civilization and integration of its political and civil institutions;

4. The World Foundation of Harmonious Civilization with an invitation to the 40 prominent American billionaire philanthropists, and those from other countries for its financial support. (The GHA first proposed the idea of ​​this Foundation to the President of Kazakhstan in October 2010: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=445).

The four projects mentioned above were created by the GHA in the past 6 years. They constitute a unique intellectual potential of sociological imagination for the progress of a harmonious civilization in the 21st century. Together, they will provide Your Royal Harmonious Patronage the great historical status of conscious beginning of this civilization in all its fullness and integrity afforded by the necessary and sufficient spheral fundamental reasons.

The 21st century is led the world to understand the necessity of harmony in equal measure for the citizens and the kings and the heads of states. It is equally understood by YRH, in your great book Harmony (2010), and the GHA in our program book Harmonious Civilization (2009: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=379) as well as in our other 5 books and 30 projects. Through Harmony (2010) YRH has evolved a tradition of the ancient wisdom of harmony and that of the outstanding British philosopher, Anthony Shaftesbury, who created the philosophy of harmonious wholeness (cosmic and social) order in the late 17th century.

The modern history has produced two actors of harmonious civilization, different in origin, but identical in spirit HRH in the person of your Highness and the GHA as an organization of global civil society. These independent actors are mature and ready for conscious harmonious synthesis in the new Institute of the Royal Harmonious Patronage, which provides a qualitative new stage of development for each. In the main, it provides a crucial conscious shift of humanity into a harmonious civilization, releasing it from all social pathologies and crises of the dying industrial civilization.

The GHA hopes for HRH attention to our letter and the historical possibility of Royal Harmonious Patronage as it will continue the spiritual tradition of the greatest thinkers of harmony from antiquity to the present day.

 

Yours Faithfully

 

Dr. Leo Semashko,

GHA President

 

Prof. Ernesto Kahan, GHA 1st Vice President, Israel

Vice-President, IPPNW - the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize

Dr. Laj Utreja,

GHA-USA President

 

 

 


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