American Politics Go Deeper Than Politics From Paul Von Ward (September 11, 2012)
A large majority of citizens think elections in the United States do not affect change in Washington’s policies. They believe government decisions mostly benefit the wealthy who rig the system for themselves. So, why do so many uninformed voters support policy-empty slogans? Could it be more of an emotional exercise than a mental one?
At some level, each of all seven-plus billion of us lives in a different reality. I can’t fully get inside your mind. With our best efforts, you cannot see the world exactly like I do. However, we humans cluster into a half-dozen or so powerful existential worldviews. War of Worldviews The current campaign is a battleground to control reality-shaping beliefs. In a waning, but still powerful world culture—it is part of a worldwide struggle of unprovable beliefs being fought with evangelical ferocity regardless of their religious or secular bases. American politics is just a proxy war for these competing existential worldviews. Continue here...
FRONTIER SCIENCE/SOCIAL CHANGE SERIES
Paul writes occasional articles and book reviews on new developments in frontier science and research relating to the emerging new view of human history. He provides analysis of their implications for individuals and social institutions. They are published by newspapers and other periodicals in the US and internationally. A selected list follows.
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Paul Von Ward, a former U.S. naval officer and U.S. diplomat, was receiving Happy Birthday calls from family and friends when television and radio announced an airplane hitting the World Trade Center in New York City. His day of joy and celebration swirled into one of anguish for the dying and concern for friends and colleagues possibly caught in the Twin Towers. Recognizing the tragedy and threat for its Earth-reshaping power, but with a military and foreign affairs perspective, Paul foresaw the event's challenges to American leadership. Based on 30 years of international experience, Paul cautioned Americans from the President on down to carefully craft a nation's response.
In another article, five years later, he assessed the nation's inappropriate resort to war against Iraq which had nothing to do with the attack. The Adminstration's shunting aside of nations who could have brought successful experience fighting terrorism to America's aid was described as an unnecessary mistake that would set back international peace and prosperity for decades.
Written for world-wide circulation on Paul's birthday (9/11) as a
critical five-year retrospective on the piece he wrote for global
distribution as the events of 9/11/01 were unfolding in New York and
This review was written for publication in the Association for Humanistic Psychology's periodical Perspective. It describes the need for a high level of professionalism in the use of hypnosis in dealing with cases involving possible abuse and past lives.
February 2009 - Living as Self-Conscious, Self-Learning Souls
Written by Paul for Curt Butzís book The World I See ó A Foundation for the Co-Creation of Our Future, this article suggests the processes studied in quantum physics, evolutionary biology, genetics, neuroscience, and consciousness studies converge in research on the phenomenon of reincarnation. Life and death, mind and matter, past and present, and potential and manifest merge in this apparent spiral of the universe's evolution of consciousness.
November 2008 - World Views, Consciousness and Human Development
This article, published in the Association for Humanistic Psychology's monthly Perspective magazine, examines the impact of unquestioned assumptions that comprise the individual's mode of consciousness or worldview. It illustrates how these unexamined belief systems shape our thinking and behavior.
This book review by Paul Von Ward of the book Past Life Dreamwork by Sabine Lucas, Ph.D., connects the end-of-life reflections by Carl Jung on the possible role of past lives in the dreams of his young patients and in his own sense of life purpose and tasks to be done. Lucas's well-developed case studies makes the case for use of dreams as clues to previous lives that can then be corroborated and enable one to take conscious control of his or her self-actualization.
March 2008 - IONS Preview of The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation
This preview of Paul's 2008 book The Soul Genome: Science and Reincarnation describes the pilot study approach used to develop the cases and their implications reported in the book. It also summarizes some of the most important ramifications for individual and scientific exploration of possible past-life legacies.
Published in the Association for Humanistic Psychology (AHP)
Perspective. Edited by Savely Savva, it introduces the work of 15 international scientists
studying the internal, informational and energetic patterns that enable
organic entities to develop, maintain themselves, reproduce, and die.
October 2007 - ET's as Sources of Human Knowledge
A brief musing about the many reports, historical and contemporary, from humans (including the founders of various religions) who claim their inspiration came from discussions or meeting with more advanced beings (ABs). How should we evaluate such Biblical, Koran, Book of Mormon, channeled material and ET experiencer reports?
A description of the four greatest challenges facing the democratic republic of the United States of America after the 2006 mid-term elections. They are the four "Horsemen of the Apocalypse:" war, famine, pestilence, and death.
A discussion of use of the "war metaphor" in political manipulations and the misuse of preemptive war to cover another agenda. It suggests the "false pretenses" of various administrations in the U.S Government's "wars on terrorism, cancer, poverty and drugs".
Written for world-wide circulation on Paul's birthday (9/11) as a critical five-year retrospective on the piece he wrote for global distribution as the events of 9/11/01 were unfolding in New York and Washington.