Epoch of Harmony Globalisation:
Global Harmony World Achievements since 1947
Global Harmony Association (GHA) List.
Or: The GHA Book of Harmony ‘Records’.
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This List covers today 65 achievements of global harmony since 1947, shown in the different places of the world and in four spheres of humanity: social, information, organizational and economic. They are distributed on one in a year on average. These achievements are important for humanity as the patterns of harmony for all people and nations. Each of achievements is a revolutionary change, qualitative shift and corresponding direction of harmonization within these spheres and between them. The multitude of these directions makes a modern tendency of global harmonious change and epoch of harmony globalisation. What is a historical meaning and importance of this great modern change? We emphasize four its aspects.
1. The modern harmonious change is characterized by two opposite properties. on the one hand, from the point of view of diversity, place, time, quality, degree and intensity of the achievements/directions of harmonization, it is a chaotic and disharmonious process of bifurcation of an industrial civilization or industrialism. on the other hand, all directions of harmonization have a united quality of nonviolence and common vector toward harmony. This allows to unite all similar, while unsystematic, directions and their achievements in the general tendency of “global harmonious change” (“harmonious revolution”) as a transition from industrial to an information harmonious civilization or harmonism. This civilization is born from chaos of industrialism and its spontaneous directions of harmonization.History transforms chaos into harmony. It occurs through a birth among the listed below 65 achievements/directions of harmonization a science of social and individual harmony - Tetrasociology, which allows to understand the fundamental elements and laws of harmony and, hence, to manage them. In this way the spontaneous chaos turns to conscious harmony. Therefore the List expresses it as coming epoch of a harmonious civilization of humanity.
2. The global harmonious change of modernity is a harmony alternative to disharmony of two basic forms of industrialism: capitalism and socialism. The real alternative of modernity is not making the alternative capitalism-socialism as both of them are identical in their industrial chaotic state and they differ only by priority of private or state ownership. The real alternative of modernity is made the alternative of industrialism-harmonism. The property question is not key one. But the question of organisation or integrity (whole) of all life of humanity, including property as the subordinated aspect is the key. The spontaneous market and competitive organisation of industrialism exhausted itself. It is not capable to answer on the global challenges; therefore it gradually gives the way to the conscious (controllable) market and competitive-partner organisation of harmonism. 65 achievements of global harmony testify about increase, acceleration and strengthening of the harmonism alternative. The harmony alternative aspires to harmony of alternatives, to harmony of their diversity and plurality, presented in the list below.
3. The global harmonious change of modernity historically comes in the stead of capitalism and socialism confrontation in the 20th century. Their alternative dominated until 1989. Since 1990, with collapse of world socialist system led by the USSR and notable approach of information society there was a change of alternatives. To the place of alternative of capitalism-socialism the alternative industrialism-harmonism comes. From 65 achievements 20 have arisen up to 1990 (for 43 years) and 45 – since 1990 (for 20 years), that proves the sharp historical acceleration of the global harmonization tendency.
Since 1990, humankind entered essentially a new epoch, consisting of two fundamental long tendencies connected by two opposing civilization processes: decline of an industrial civilization and rising of a harmonious civilization.
The first trend leads humanity to self-destruction. Threats of mankind’s self-destruction are shown by the expansion and strengthening of the following pernicious factors: nuclear weaponry, environmental pollution, climate change, corruption, a growing gap between rich and poor countries, terrorism, pornography and violence on the Internet, corporate conglomeration of television and other mass medias, armed confrontation between nations and local civilizations.They are expressed especially sharply in the global crises that involve abuses regarding economics, currency, power, food, demographics, politics, and values.
The second trend leads humanity on a qualitatively new, unknown, historical step of global peace, common good and sustainable harmonious development.This tendency of a modern epoch is expressed in the listed 65 achievements/directions of global harmonization. They define the basic quality of a modern epoch.
Harmonism is the third way of social development of humanity, alternative to capitalism and socialism. on this way there is a synthesis of the achievements of capitalism and socialism at qualitatively new level of a global information society and harmonious civilization.
4. The global harmonious change of modernity, presented today by 65 achievements/directions, expresses a rise of culture of harmonism or culture of a harmonious civilization. This culture is, first of all, a culture of harmonious peace as the major characteristic of harmonious holistic humanity. The culture of harmonism excludes wars and violence. It replaces dominating industrial culture of war and industrial peace culture subordinated to it as a break between wars and preparations to them. The culture of harmonism is also culture of a conscious sustainable development of humanity, which the industrial culture is powerless to provide. The culture of harmonism provides the common good and prosperity to all nations but the industrial culture was not capable to make that. The culture of harmonism is capable to solve all global problems on all aspects of holistic humanity. This culture is expressed today in 59 achievements/directions of global harmonization. It is born in all the spheres of humanity. It arises in the modern epoch changing its quality and giving to it character of an epoch of global harmonization. The historical meaning and importance of harmonious change of modernity consists in it. It is expressed in its achievements listed below.
The List does not include the world famous masterpieces of global harmony since the most ancient time, from the Egyptian Pyramids, Parthenon in Athens, etc. Probably, many thousands of the harmony achievements will gather in world history and culture if to assume, that to each of 3 thousand human ethnicities belongs on one achievement of harmony at least. The future science should establish it. Our List is limited only by the modern period since 1947 and only some countries. It is opened for adjustments and additions. The GHA will immortalize a name of everyone who will add this list with new achievement of the global harmony unknown to us.
Achievements and Directions of Global Harmony since 1947
Date specifies the achievement beginning
In Societies and Institutes:
1.India (1947): The National independence for the first time in history reached as a result of national campaigns of non-violent (harmonious) civil disobedience headed by the Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India,
2.Japan (1947): A new "Peace Constitution" with the renunciation of the right to wage war contained in Article 9 as the country first step to conscious social harmony, which moved out its economy on the second place in the world with an annual growth rate averaging 10% for four decades and provided for the population a high standard of well-being: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japan,
3.Costa Rica (1949): The abolition of the military in Article 12 of the Costa Rican Constitution as the country first step to conscious social harmony: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Costa_Rica,
4.European Union (1951, de jure: 1992)based on a harmony principle ‘Unity in diversity’: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Union,
5.India (1968): Auroville Community based on the spiritual harmony and numbering about 2 thousand inhabitants; the founder is Mirra Alfassa, "Mother": http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=329,
6.USA (1969): Creation of the first-ever computer network from which the world information network the Internet (now an estimated quarter of Earth's population uses its services) as a foundation of an information society outgrowing in harmonious one on the basis of the universal information of social harmony started to develop: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet,
7.Malaysia (1970): on the basis of the State Declaration of Five National Principles (Rukun Negara), Malaysia was converted into the racial balanced, socially stable and prospering harmonious society: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rukun_Negara, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malaisia,
8.Greece, Athens (1976): Therapeutic Centre of Harmonious Living,the founder is Robert Najemy: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=327,
9.Russia, St.-Petersburg (1976-1980): “Demiurge” Club of harmonious development for the students and youth, the founder is Leo Semashko: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=305,in Russian,
10.USA, California (1978): Annual National Harmony Festival, the founder is Debra Giusti: http://www.harmonyfestival.com,
11.Russia, St-Petersburg (1985-1986): Family Harmonious Development Studio for Children from 2 to 6 years: the founder is Leo Semashko: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=295, in Russian,
12.Russia, St-Petersburg (1988): Harmony Institute for Psychotherapy and Counseling, the founder is Alexander Badhen: http://www.inharmony.ru/eng/main.html,
13.Tunisia(1989): for 20 years of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali government, Tunisia became the most prospering and respectable of the Maghreb countries, close to the European standards in which a cohesive harmonious society was generated: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunisia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Tunisia,
14.Germany (1990): Peace Reunion of the East and Western Germany: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germany,
15.Russia, St-Petersburg (1992-1993): Group of Sphere Democracy in St.-Petersburg Parliament as a political party of harmony and the beginning of harmonious multi-party system: the founder is Leo Semashko: in L.Semashko's book Sphere Approach, 1992, p.355-358, in Russian: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/file/5162/1992-sema;
16.Singapore (since 1997) provided harmony of interracial and interreligious relations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Harmony_Day,
17.USA, Texas and Louisiana (2000): 14 Harmony Science Schools in education: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony_Science_Academy,
18.Singapore (2003): State Declaration of Religious Harmony as the first in history document of the conscious state policy of social harmony, founder: Goh Chok Tong: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Declaration_of_Religious_Harmony,
19.Kazakhstan (2003) declared itself as the centre for Eurasia harmonization, held the First International Conference of Peace and Harmony, on which has been accepted "Eurasian Charter of Peace and Harmony": http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=333,
20.China (2006) passed from dictatorship of the proletariat to ‘building of a harmonious society’: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=28,
21.Russia, St.-Petersburg (2006-2010), City Administration Program: "Tolerance: Great City Requires Harmony in Diversity": http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=345, (in Russian),
22.Russia, Moscow (2006): Abilities Development Academy "Harmony", founder Alexander Balykin: http://www.osoznanie.info/main.htm, in Russian,
23.Russia and West (2007): The Act of Canonical Communion with the Moscow Patriarchate reunited the two branches of the Russian Orthodox Church: the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) and the Moscow Patriarchate as an appreciable step of religious harmonization:
24.USA and Russia (April 2009): a policy of nuclear disarmament as the beginning of a great era of global harmony: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Joint-Statement-by-Dmitriy-A-Medvedev-and-Barack-Obama/, http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Remarks-By-President-Barack-Obama-In-Prague-As-Delivered/,
25.USA (June 2009): a policy of harmonization of relations with the Islam world and transition from «clash of civilizations» to global harmony: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/NewBeginning,
In Culture, Science, Education and Economy:
26.Tetrasociology as a science about social and individual harmony and laws of deep (sphere) structure of social harmony: Leo Semashko, Russia, 1976, the first publication in 1982: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=324,
27.Understanding of the "Golden Rule of Religions" as the most ancient expression of social harmony: Rudolf Siebert, USA, 1980:http://www.rudolfjsiebert.org/,
28.Matrixes of the sphere indices in tetrasociological statistics of social harmony: Leo Semashko, Russia, 1981: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=176,
29.Information tetrasociological (sphere) technologies of harmonization: Leo Semashko, Russia, 1983: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=177,
30.Philosophical and mathematical theory of structural harmony of systems: Eduard Soroko, Byelorussia, 1984: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=351 (in Russian),
31.Discovery of the most ancient harmonious and highly developed civilization of Dolphins and Cetaceans as the sample for social harmony: Michael Hyson and Paradise Newland, Hawaii, 1985: http://www.planetpuna.com/siriusa/NewDolphinization.htm,
32.Discovery of the sphere classes of the population as the actors of social harmony:Leo Semashko, Russia, 1989: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=180,
33.Statistical study of the sphere classes of the population of Russia and the beginning of empirical Tetrasociology: Leo Semashko, Russia, 1990: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=180,
34.Sphere harmonious structure of legislative and executive authorities of St.-Petersburg as democracy of harmony: Leo Semashko, Russia, 1990: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=310, in Russian,
35.World Harmony Network: Trevor Osborne, Australia, 1991: http://worldharmonynetwork.site.voila.fr/,
36.Family Code of Russia: the project of harmonization of a family, a marriage and relations of parents with children after divorce: Leo Semashko and co-authors, Russia, 1991: Family Code of Russia. The project of Children's Fund of F.M.Dostoevsky. Editor L.M.Semashko. St.Pb., 1991, in Russian,
37.Scientific symposiums "Golden Section and Problems of Harmony of Systems" as the first scientific discussions of a problem of harmony: Alexey Stakhov, Ukraine, and Victor Korobko, Russia, 1992-1996:Professor Alexey Stahov’s testimony,
38.Mathematics of harmony: Alexey Stakhov, Ukraine, 1996: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=330,
39.Hypothesis of Scale Harmony of the Universe: Sergey Sukhonos, Russia, 2000: http://www.trinitas.ru/rus/doc/avtr/00/0010-00.htm, in Russian,
40.Idea of a Harmonious Peace Culture excluding war: Ada Aharoni, Israel, 2000: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=2,
41.International Website "Museum of Harmony and Golden Section": founders Alexey Stakhov, Ukraine and Anna Sluchenkova, Canada, 2001:http://www.goldenmuseum.com/,
42.Project of the "Children’s Suffrage Law," ensuring social priority for children as a necessary condition for social harmony: Leo Semashko, Russia, 2004: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=211,
43.Political "Harmony Centre" (Latvia, 2005), in 2006 winning 17 places out of 100 in the country parliament and initiated a beginning of harmony as a political dimension: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony_Centre,
44.International bilingualism of English and Esperanto, as a way of linguistic harmonization: Leo Semashko, Russia and Renato Corsetti, Italy, 2005: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=97 and http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=107,
45.Discovery of the person harmony dependence from activity and coordination of work of the both cerebral hemispheres, Avtandil Anuashvili, Russia, 2006: http://vkpa.ru/, http://www.vkpd.ru/autor.htm,
46.Pope Benedict XVI appeal: "to discover life meaning to the great cosmic harmony": Vatican 2006: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=308,http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/,
Global Harmony Association Collective Projects:
47.International Website "Peace from Harmony" uniting ideas of harmony from all world and published in 17 languages, February 2005: www.peacefromharmony.org,
48.Global Harmony Association as a WorldNet of global harmony, de facto February 2005, de jure 2007: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=249,
49.Making Children a Priority in the World on the basis of the children suffrage, May 2005: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=121,
50.Harmonious Era Calendar, January 2006: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=190,
51.Magna Carta of Harmony, December 2006: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=3,
52.World Harmony/Peace Academy and General Harmonious Education, May 2007: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=277,
53.Harmony Hymn, February 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=315,
54.Textbook: Tetrasociology: Science about Social and Individual Harmony, July 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=345,
55.Russia - Georgia: Harmonization through education instead of militarization, August 2008: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=337,
56.World Harmony/Peace Festivals similar to Olympic Games, September 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=342,
57.Fractals of Social Harmony and Tetrasociological Mathematics of Harmony, October 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=343,
58.Global Harmonious Change of Modernity, October 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=336,
59.Harmonious Educational Competition-Partnership, January 2009:http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=356,
60.56.Harmonious competition-partnership of two Peace Academies: USA and GHA, February 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=358,
61.WorldNet of Harmony Centers: «GlobHarmony», March 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=365,
62.Alternative Reserve Currency of Global Harmony: “HARMON”, April 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=367,
63.Global Harmony as Guarantor for World Security and Nuclear Zero, May 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=369,
64.Global Harmony International Treaty for Nuclear Disarmament, May 2009:
65.Harmonious Civilization Universal Declaration, May 2009:
This List is an expansion and adjustment of the list of 42 achievements/directions of global harmonization, which has been discussed and approved by the GHA 73 co-authors in the project “Global Harmonious Change (Revolution) of Modernity” in October 2008.
The List previous editions:
Dr. Leo SemashkoSeptember 18, 2009