In order to set the context for the book that we are presenting today, The five higher principles: How to humanity’s great transformation back on track, I will start with the following statement: one day we will recover what humanity lost on the night of 22nd December 1913.
But what did humanity lose on that dark night of 22nd December 1913?
In the book I explain that that night was a key moment in the beginning of the great transformation that is leading us towards disaster.
It is possible that many of you have already made your deductions about what this great transformation is that I refer to, and that you are already on the right tracks.
Perhaps you have thought of the great scientific and technological revolution that has taken place during the last 100 years, and its undesirable consequences: the weapons, especially the nuclear weapons; the environmental damage etc.
Yet the atomic bomb called ‘Little Boy’ was released by the now legendary Enola Gay over Hiroshima on 6th August 1945, nearly three decades after this date in 1913 that I consider the key moment of change.
Neither in 1913 could people have yet imagined the serious environmental problems that now threaten our planet as a result of this scientific and technological revolution.
It is possible that those of you who are particularly well informed about the history of science might recall that in 1913 Albert Einstein was in the midst of his search for the theory that really would represent a profound scientific and technological revolution: the theory of general relativity.
However, he would not publish his theory until a couple of years later. As such, neither am I referring to the work of the father of modern...read more