Secular | Scientific | Spiritual | Religious | Integral
Architecture for Holistic Democracy
Out of Many, One

We are exploring the development of an idealistic integral alliance and universal politics grounded in the fundamental concept ONE. The objective is to define and activate inspired new possibilities based on universal wisdom and emerging new capacities for social networking and bridge-building.

This approach is based in the vision and ontology of "the one", as per classical philosophy and all major spiritual and religious traditions, in a form that recognizes unique distinctions and differences among traditions and demographics yet comes together in wholeness. We believe we can spearhead the emergence of a new kind of activism, intended to interconnect activists of every demographic and tradition and including civic, spiritual and religious groups in every direction, grounded in a simple covenant for co-creative politics that transcends boundaries and remains anchored in ONE.

This definition of One from Plotinus is the core concept of Perennialism and universal spirituality

"Plotinus taught that there is a supreme, totally transcendent 'One', containing no division, multiplicity or distinction and beyond all categories of being and non-being. His One 'cannot be any existing thing', nor is it merely the sum of all things but 'is prior to all existents'. Plotinus identified his One with the concept of Good and the principle of Beauty."
"Perennialism is a perspective within the philosophy of religion which views each of the world's religious traditions as sharing a single, universal truth on which foundation all religious knowledge and doctrine has grown. According to this view, each world religion, including but not limited to Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto, Sikhism, and Buddhism, is an interpretation of this universal truth adapted to the psychological, intellectual, and social needs of a given culture in a given period of history. The universal truth which lives at heart of each religion has been rediscovered in each epoch by saints, sages, prophets, and philosophers." | Bruce Schuman, online database programmer |
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