Posts Tagged ‘World Forum of Cultures’

Soft power, Feminine Power and Mayan Prophecies

Friday, February 28th, 2014

I have been asked to chair a round table discussion at the World Forum of Cultures to be held in Shanghai June 18th and 19th this year.  The topic is soft power, a topic which ties together much of my recent thinking and exemplifies the relationship between my novels, the Mayan calendar, feminine power, the possibility that the human species may survive to experience the twenty second century, and what changes in human behavior that survival might require. More details after the conference in June, but I thought I would share my proposed introduction to the discussion with you to give you a sense of what I feel the discussion should entail.

 

Soft power, Feminine Power and Mayan Prophecies

 

This roundtable discussion is intended to provide information and perspective for those interested in creating a positive world that is sustainable and joyful for as many human beings as possible without resorting to military, economic, political, or coercive means to change human behavior. (more…)

THE PATTERNS COME TOGETHER

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Often life is about patterns coming together. We go about our business thinking we are completely independent free thinkers creating our destinies, oblivious to the larger patterns which may be governing our thoughts and actions.

A case in point is how my focus on wellness, authentic feminine power, Mayan prophecies, the behavior of Olympic athletes, and the upcoming World Forum of Cultures on soft power may be reflective of a larger pattern of thought that is emerging through me and not because of me. In thinking about soft power I realized that in essence soft power is feminine power, the ability to seduce and entertain an opponent or adversary into cooperation or even submission rather than through the traditional use of masculine force. The theme of feminine power is at the heart of my novel, The Power of Twelve, and may also be at the heart of this upcoming conference on soft power. (more…)