[gha] Re: Some Thoughts of First Two Chapters + + Our discussion is prolonged until May 31

  • From: Роксана Садыкова <roksana.sadykova@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 26 May 2014 13:11:10 +0600

Dear members of the GHA!

The book, which we produce is extremely important and necessary in our
time! All normal conscious people dream about peace, but few know and
proposes ways of achieving it. How to reach the world not only in selected
countries, but in universal peace? Our book just and offers one of the
possible options.

The book is innovative, offers a new way of thinking - thinking spheres and
sphere approach to organizing activities. Sphere approach can be applied to
solve almost any problems and tasks. Great prospects opening up in applying
this theory!

Therefore, I consider it an honor to participate in creating this book and
thank Leo for his work, and all the authors of the ABC of Harmony!

As regards the first two chapters of the book, let me make a few

1) I would like to remove in the introduction comparison GPS with two-faced
Janus and just leave: "still facing both sides of the time...".

 2) I suggest to reduce a little the methodology outlined in the

3) In the Second Chapter to start with a paragraph 2.8 (about theoretical
aspects of the study of the CSSS), then the practical part 2.1 (examples
statistical research schools). Because this paragraphs get separated the
monitoring of war and peace.

4) May be, we need to correct conclusions in statistical surveys. Perhaps
it is necessary to specify, specialists in what spheres is not enough to
harmonious activities in specific institutions?

Sincerely, Roxana Sadykova
GHA Ambassador of Peace and Disarmament of Harmony in Russia
Journalist Address: Ufa, Republic Of Bashkortostan
E-mail: roksana.sadykova@xxxxxxxxx

2014-05-23 17:19 GMT+06:00 Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>:

>  Dear Bruce,
> Many thanks for your deep thoughts and kind words of support and also for
> your editing.
> You put some very important questions that I do not have the clear answers
> now.
> The first question is how to involve the governments and leaders in the
> new peace thinking with peace classification of the population? The first
> thing that is required here - it is change in education, as we have talked
> a lot in the GHA. Second - this is understanding of the political
> importance of such thinking. Third - it's understanding of the advantages
> of the new thinking of spheres and SPHERONS. Of course, it sounds very
> abstract yet but a more specific answer I do not have now.
> The second question is the psychology of peace. This is another science,
> although it is closely linked with GPS. This requires the private
> approaches similar to Galtung, etc. Every new theory not only solves the
> old problem but also raises the new questions, which takes many time to
> answer them and test those answers. This will be our next step.
> With love, best harmony wishes,
> Leo
> Dr Leo Semashko:
> State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
> Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
> Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
> Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA) since 2005;
> Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
> Global Peace Science from Harmony:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=585 and
> In Russian: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=606;
> World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=541;
> GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace:
> www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478;
> GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA;
> My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
> Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
> Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
> Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn
> ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Bruce Cook, AuthorMe.com, cookcomm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>   To: leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: 21 мая 2014 г., 17:36:40
>   Subject: [gha] Some Thoughts of First Two Chapters
> Dear members,
> Leo has asked me to share some thoughts on the first two chapters of the
> GHA's  new book, which I have edited.
> Perhaps others in the group will have a similar reaction.
> First, I believe we should state that our purpose is to create harmony in
> the world. And our individual articles in the book will suggest some ways
> in which that may be made more possible.
> With regard to the chapters themselves, I admire the intricate structuring
> Leo has devoted to his theory of Global Peace Science.  My problem lies
> with the *purpose* of the categories he describes in the complexity of
> his theory. I also admire his objectivity in presenting the theory.
> Naturally we can argue that there are various "classes" of people in every
> country of the world. And the world's census workers constantly work to
> refine these categories, especially the areas of employment, which is
> contrasted with age, sex, race, culture. Leo has created a separate
> classificatory system in which it is easier to pinpoint those in the
> world's populations who might be categorized as peacemakers. As Leo
> observes, until this peaceful mindset is adopted, the existing militaristic
> mindset is most like to prevail.
> What's missing, for me, is the jump between these classifications and the
> leadership of nations. For example, it's possible (and very likely) to have
> a nation with almost 100% of the population in agreement with a peaceful
> mindset. But, as we all know, the leaders of nations feel themselves in
> competition for power in relationship with leaders of other nations and
> tend to become obsessed with their personal charisma (like a Hollywood
> actor or singer on drugs). In that situation, despite the most favorable
> sociological classifications, peace takes second place. And our problem
> becomes how to handle these power brokers. How to persuade them to work
> with each other in productive ways. Thus, we find ourselves discussing
> conflict resolution and psychology, etc. in the school of thought founded
> by Johan Galtung. And, above all, how to persuade leaders to avoid killing
> people as a measure of a success.
> But I lack the sociological perspective that seems to cover this lapse.
> Perhaps there is some way in which classifying people in a new way will
> lead to harmony and peace. If so, I endorse the exercise. I will do my best
> to edit the book to help clarify everyone's ideas.
> Yours in pursuit of harmony and peace,
> Bruce
> Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
> President, GHA-USA
> Vice-President, GHA
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