Abstract of my book “culture of benevolence”
1. People think in many different ways.
In relation to society there can be some structures identified as hierarchic – democratic – humanitarian. But we have to go further than that. All these structures – according to the Anima Magna culture – need to be filled with benevolence for all and magnanimous thinking for all:
“I want to live and I want, that you live. We all care that we all exist well”.
2. People believe in different religions.
There are different religions and cultures in the world, but we are all human beings. When we lead a spiritual life, we can all have very similar “spiritual experiences”, despite the fact that the various religious traditions find different ways of expressing them.
We have more in common than laws and rules, and even more than ethics: our fundamental and existential spirituality.
The conclusion of this is, that we all, regardless to which culture or religion we belong, can meet at the spiritual level
– knowing about the relatedness of our existences
– and act from there when we meet: with love, benevolence, kindness and respect.
The next paradigme could therefore be the culture of benevolence, which is rooted in spirituality.
Its essence are the three pillars of
* biophily- love and respectful friendliness for life as such, including mankind and nature – and
*“Seinskohärenz” , – which means to aim to live in coherence with the “Highest”.
3. Anima Magna
“Anima Magna” – culture of benevolence aims at implementing and distributing these ideas. There are two activities planned for this:
• The Anima Magna Project, to find ways to teach these ideas effectively in schools
• The Anima Magna Initiative, to build a common ground for all institutions and parties who want to support the ideas of the Anima Magna culture of benevolence.