[gha] Re: (peace from harmony) Re: Some Thoughts of First Two Chapters + + Our discussion is prolonged until May 31

  • From: "Bruce Cook, AuthorMe.com" <cookcomm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Takis Ioannides <takis.ioannides@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gha@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 May 2014 08:40:47 -0700 (PDT)

Dear Takis,

Thank you for these thoughts. I believe you are leading us in the correct 

All the best to you,

Yours in pursuit of harmony and peace,
Bruce L. Cook, Ph.D.
President, GHA-USA
Vice-President, GHA
Director of CSSS Publishing and Editorial team
President, World Writers Resources, Inc.
Author, Harmony of Nations: 1943 – 2020, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
1407 Getzelman Drive
Elgin, IL 60123 USA


On Monday, May 26, 2014 1:59 PM, Takis Ioannides 
<takis.ioannides@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>Drar Leo and co0peace makers of GHA sisters and brothers in soul,
>please find below my approach to the deep questions, as follow,
>How to involve the governments and leaders in
the new peace thinking with peace classification of the population? 
>That’s a
very good question.
>If we
accept that in every rule there are exceptions, I believe that nowadays the
governments of the nations do not want peace, and this is evidenced by their
practices. Some nations attack to other nations, they conquered them with
weapons, or money buying politicians or exercise tyranny. 
>If we take
the seeds of a plant in granite, the plant will not flourish. In my opinion
politicians are like granite, so the seeds of peace can not be flourished in
stone souls. The belief that education will make people able to adopt peace, is
a fallacy. Politicians are very educated, like whoever scientists who have the
knowledge and manufacture weapons, nuclear, biological weapons, mutated, etc.
they all don’t care about peace, at all. 
>The implementation
of grabbing the money , the raw materials , the soils of a country , as it
happens currently in my country Greece , brought hunger and poverty ,
desperation and fear in humans. How these people can be considered free
citizens , to think freely , to be interested in the concept and practice of
peace under such adverse conditions? Look at yesterday's results of elections
in Europe. How then can be convinced us that the Europe of unemployment and
hunger is no peace . who manages Europe. The governments.
>So, the
governments have no will to educate the population properly about peace, but
the opposite. 
>The year
775 b.C. king of the ancient city of Elis Ifitos sent a messenger to the oracle
of Delphi to ask the oracle Pythia, what will bring harmony and peace in the
Greek cities societies. Τhe
oracle of Delphi proposed to revive the Olympic Competitions, and to crown the
winners with a branch of wild olive. this award was called kotinos. “Kotinos” 
from the Greek world “kotos” which is the highest level of a mix of malice plus
rancor, odium and bad blood in the soul of humans. During the competition the
runner for example was trying to win the other runners by himself. That was the
real meaning of Olympic Competitions.  
>So Ifitos,
the legislator Lycurgus of Sparta and Kleisthenis of Pisa made ​​the vast
antiwar triumph of antiquity. They concluded a treaty term, the Sacred Truce,
which was respected by the Greeks all around and applied as an inviolable rule
of international law, even in the dramatic conflicts of the ancient world. With
this Sacred Truce the area of Olympia and Elis declared as sacrosanct denied
crossing troops from there lands and set the Sacred Month of the Olympic Games,
during which they stop all hostilities. 
>That’s why I insist for the SOUL CULTUR
, and I sent my article for the GPS based on this.  This I think may reach also 
the second good question, the psychology of peace.
>Of course
we can not compare the governers like Iphitus, Cleisthenes and Lycurgus, with 
current politicians and rulers. But if we can educate directly the people,
especially children in schools and in families with the idea of Peace, then I
believe that we will achieve our target, not via  the current rulers and 
politicians I repeat.
knowledge nowadays is spread out via internet, reaching citizens and children.
But If we manage to enter the GPS book in the universities, it will be a great
>with haronious wishes and Love
>Takis Ioannides
>ps tomorrow morning my mother will make a critical abdominal surgery. I shall 
>try during nights to find time to contribute to two chaptres of GPS book till 
>31 May. 
>2014-05-26 11:21 GMT+03:00 Takis Ioannides <takis.ioannides@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>Dear Leo and co peace makers of GHA.
>>About the first question I think I have the answer, coming from the order 
>>given by Delfi to king of city of ilida Ifitos, in order to bring peace and 
>>progress of the Greek cities-kindoms, via OLYMPIC competitions, not games.
>>When i return home tonight from the hospital I shall sent it to you. I have 
>>mentioned this in a book of mine.
>>About the phsyhology of peace, i describe it via my essay i sent for the GPS 
>>Sorry i have to stop my message here, problem....
>>With peace and love
>>Στις Παρασκευή, 23 Μαΐου 2014, ο χρήστης Leo Semashko leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx 
>>[peace-from-harmony] <peace-from-harmony@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> έγραψε:
>>>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 
>>>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,
>>>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:
>>>GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace:
>>>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 
>>>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 L. Cook, Ph.D.
>>>President, GHA-USA
>>>Vice-President, GHA
>>>Director of CSSS Publishing and Editorial team
>>>President, World Writers Resources, Inc.
>>>Author, Harmony of Nations: 1943 – 2020, Just Fiction Editions, 2012
>>>1407 Getzelman Drive
>>>Elgin, IL 60123 USA
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