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Dr Thomas Daffern talks about the work and vision of the The Centre for Peace Policy Research which is a project of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy launched in 2009. This work consolidates and extends the sustained interested shown by IIPSGP in formulating, articulating and advocating a rational peace policy for the UK, Europe and globally.
The aim of this Mt Haemus research is to examine developments in 20th century transpersonal psychology, including Jung, Maslow, Wilber and Grof and to assess their potential for contributing to the development of transpersonal history, which in turn can be used to re-examine Druid history.
This short talk explains the concept behind the whole Education Aid proposal. This is not a small project. Our job is to reach out to Education Minsters worldwide, official Ambassadors to UNESCO, other international educational bodies and senior professionals involved in education worldwide, and to persuade them all to back and support Education Aid as a major new global project.
This short talk is an excerpt from the comprehensive course taught by Dr Thomas Daffern in 2010-2011 on Transpersonal History - and this excerpt covers the relationship between transpersonal history as a field and Integral theory, as developed by Aurobindo, Haridas Chaudhuri and above all by Ken Wilber.
This short talk is an excerpt from the comprehensive course taught by Dr Thomas Daffern in 2010-2011 on Transpersonal History - and this excerpt covers the relationship between transpersonal history as a field and Intellectual History as developed by A.O. Lovejoy, Sir Isaiah Berlin and John Plamenatz and many others.
This talk was given at the New York conference of the Sri Ramanuja Trust in 2015, addressing the theme of the "Voice of the Voiceless". It provides an introduction to the overall work of the Interfaith Pace treaty project. The Interfaith Peace Treaty is a unique and comprehensive attempt to create a lasting solution to the ongoing religious and ideological conflicts raging on planet earth.
This talk covers the ideas behind the new classification, research and analysis tool for categorising and harmonising our perceptions of religious and philosophical traditions alike; an associated website page at www.educationaid.net has also been set up to showcase this work and its future developments.
The Essence of Druidry
This short talk is an excerpt from the comprehensive course taught by Dr Thomas Daffern in 2010-2011 on Transpersonal History - which explains that the ideas behind transpersonal history have a very wide source, and go back a very long way.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission for the Middle East Film (excerpt) - this is a film about the TRCME which is an independent, interfaith, academic and philosophical initiative for peacemaking in the Middle East.
The purpose of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Britain and Island (hereafter abbreviated as its acronym, TRCBI) is to create a forum for the examination of historic wrongs that different communities within Britain and Ireland feel were committed during the period of history in Ireland known as the time of troubles, particularly concerning the split between Catholics and protestants and their paramilitary wings.
This series of second talks by Dr Thomas Clough Daffern are meant as both an overall introduction to Druid studies on the part of beginners, and also as suitable for advanced level thinkers who have been exploring Pagan and Druid philosophies for many years. They are suitable for those who wish explore in more depth the spiritual traditions and teachings which underpin Druidry and how they can be applied in the current complex world situation.
These short talks commemorate the work of Saints and sages celebrated on particular days of the calendar, taken from the Universal Calendar of Saints and Sages, compiled over 20 years study by the author.
This commentary is on the First Book of Enoch, which were written down during the second temple period of Judaism from about 400BC to 70AD, but probably dates back much earlier to oral traditions, going back to the time even before the first temple was built in around 1000 BC and consist of detailed revelations given to the Prophet Enoch from his travels to the heavenly kingdoms.
Although scholarship is divided on the details, the majority of the evidence points to this Gospel as having been written by John, brother of James, close friend and disciple of Jesus, the son of Zebedee and Salome, who hailed from Galilee, writing towards the end of his life (d. 100AD) when he was in exile in Ephesus.
Luke was a young Gentile disciple and friend of both Peter and Paul, almost certainly by profession a medical doctor, who originally lived in the Hellenistic city of Antioch in Ancient Syria, although some scholars and theologians think Luke was actually a Hellenistic Jew.
Mark was a young student of Jesus Christ who was apparently with him in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night Jesus was arrested. His mother organised the last supper in the upper room in Jerusalem. Later Mark became a student and close friend of St Peter and accompanied him to Rome.
This Gospel was found in Coptic in Berlin Papyrus and also some Greek fragments. It tells of a post resurrection discussion between Jesus and the Disciples in which Mary Magdalene steps forth as a profound esoteric teacher initiated into deeper levels of gnosis than the other disciplines had realised at first.
Matthew is probably the same as Levi and worked as a tax-booth collector on the road in Capernaum which ran North of the Sea of Galilee, from Damascus and stations East, all the way to the Mediterranean cost in Phoenicia. He was a Hebrew speaking Jew and it is thought the Gospel was first written in Hebrew.
Recovered to history by a chance find in 1945 at Nag Hammadi in Egypt, the Gospel of Thomas has been recognised as an authentic document stemming from the same Q document that the Synoptic Gospels used. But Thomas gives an extra slant to the stories and teachings contained in the other Gospels.
This commentary is on the final third of the Jewish Bible, which is known collectively as the Tanakh. The final third is known as the Ketuvim and consists of the “Writings”. These include Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon, and other important scriptures. The Commentary discusses the meanings and significance of the text in relation to transpersonal history using the analysis of the language behind the texts, set in their complex historical contexts.
This in-depth commentary on the foundational scripture of the Islamic faith has been produced by Dr Thomas C. Daffern both as an overall introduction to Islamic studies on the part of beginners, and also as suitable for advanced level thinkers who have been exploring Islam and comparative religions for many years.
This series of talks by Dr Thomas Clough Daffern are meant as both an overall introduction to Druid studies on the part of beginners, and also as suitable for advanced level thinkers who have been exploring Pagan and Druid philosophies for many years. They are suitable for those who wish explore in more depth the spiritual traditions and teachings which underpin Druidry and how they can be applied in the current complex world situation.
Cette série de conférences etais une occasion unique de venir en apprendre davantage sur le travail du Musée et sur ses divers projets et réseaux associés. Accueil de l'Institut international d'études de la paix et de la philosophie mondiale, de l'Ordre des Poètes De La Paix, Des Bardes Et Des Druides, et de l'Université Verte Globale, le Musée Des Muses est un nouveau centre d'éducation alternative unique basé en Limousin.
This series of talks from 2012 gives an overview of contemporary spiritual leaders, intellectuals, philosophers, saints and sages from all known spiritual, intellectual and scientific orientations. It is accompanied by the Calendar of Living Saints and Sages. The talks are designed to support and encourage leading global thinkers to work together on a planetary mission for peace and interfaith understanding and to end the scourge of war.
Une série de conférences et de séminaires sur les thèmes suivants. Chaque semaine se concentre sur l'idée de «chemin vers la paix», il est proposé dans l'esprit que la paix est une tâche complexe, multidimensionnelle et donc multidisciplinaire à suivre.
A lecture series advancing understanding of different philosophical and spiritual traditions, enabling students to gain a broad, deep, knowledge of different spiritual paths. This helps in making informed life choices regarding spiritual journeys, and also with guiding others through the complexities of life's initiations.
The Timaeus is the most important dialogue of the Platonic corpus in relation to the creation and purpose of the universe. It is the pagan equivalent to the Book Of Genesis in the Bible. It recounts a discussion between Socrates and Timaeus a famous Pythagorean sage who gives his account of how the universe came into being, how mankind was created, and how and why the various Gods continue to supervise our moral and intellectual development.
The Corpus Hermeticum is a collection of ancient Greco-Egyptian texts collected from around the time of Christ and the few centuries following, when Greco-Egyptian culture was at its apogee; they are a series of dialogues between different Egyptian sages and students, discussing the nature of the cosmos, the relationship between man and the Gods, the reason for sin, suffering and death, the immortality of the soul, the nature of love and sexuality and much else besides.
This course presents a unique overview of the new field of Transpersonal History, which combines the insights of transpersonal psychology with that of scientific and academic historiography. The course presents a thorough overview of the potential insights that transpersonal history can shed on areas of traditional historical scholarship, like shining a light on them from an integral, holistic perspective.