the southern part of Switzerland
lies a small town called Arosa. Until a month ago, the world knew it as a popular ski resort.
Arosa is every skier's dream. Furnished with all the modern necessities, it
attracts thousands of people from all over the world who come for skiing and
relaxation. In 2004, Arosa became attractive for another reason; it became the
center for the World Spirit Forum's meetings.
Now Arosa hosts prominent scientists, thinkers and spiritual leaders from
all over the world coming together to discuss plans to deal with a world filled
with crises. In January 22-25, 2006, the Arosa meeting ran alongside a corporate world leaders'
conference that took place on the other side of the mountain, in Davos. These
two simultaneously-running, global scale think tanks sent shivers through the
air, so to speak, that the fate of the whole world was at stake.
Arosa meeting was a direct continuation of the forum that met in Tokyo. Tokyo's meeting laid out the basic
ideological conception, and in Arosa, the process continued with discussions of
concrete plans and how to realize them. Delegates met in various forums to
discuss many proposals presented. Everyone united due to the sheer importance
of the topic-global crisis-and their mutual responsibility to address it.
his lecture, Dr. Michael Laitman, presents the origin and the nature of
today's global crisis as rooted in the overblown human egoism. Rather than
lingering on the crisis itself, Laitman expounds on the notion that "a correct
diagnosis of the illness is half the cure," and shifts the focus to how we can
heal ourselves through altruism.
describes altruism as nature's underlying principle, and that it is humanity's
goal to equalize with this principle. He envisions that uniting altruistic
organizations to advertise an "Altruism is in! Egoism is out!" message will
solve the crisis and create an elevated, interconnected human consciousness.
Laitman also explains that a modus operandi based on altruism is failsafe,
since it is founded on, and supported by nature's laws.
Pictures from the event
Ervin László and Mr. Hiroo Saionji
Jane Goodall and Michael Laitman
Michael Laitman and Ervin László
Michael Laitman and Ervin László
Members of WWC
Members of WWC
Dr. Michael Laitman - founder and president of the worldwide Bnei Baruch movement and
the Ashlag Research Institute. Dr. Laitman has an MSC in Bio-Cybernetics. He is
a Doctor of Philosophy and professor of Ontology and the Theory of Knowledge. Israel. Dr. Jane Goodall - has spent many years working on environmental problems
and assisting third-world countries, especially in Africa.
She also researches the world's fauna and has received many awards for this
research. She is the founder and president of the Jane Goodall Institute, Britain. Prof. Tu Weiming - director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University, and professor of Chinese
philosophy. In the West, he is considered the leading researcher today in the
field of Chinese Philosophy. Harvard
University. China/USA. Mr. James O'Dea - president of the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS),
Prof. Moty Benyakar - professor of Psychiatry, one of the world's
specialists in the field of trauma therapy and the accompanying psychological
phenomena. President of the World Psychiatric Association, has worked in UNESCO
and other worldwide organizations. Argentina.
Mrs. Lillian Holt - director of the Centre for Indigenous Education, which
works to educate children of ethnic minorities. University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Elisabet Sahtouris - prominent evolutionary biologist who is
world-acclaimed for her work. Greece/USA. Mrs. Audrey Kitagawa - head advisor at the office of the Secretary General
for Children and Armed Conflict, The UN. Hawaii. Prof. Ashok Gangadean - professor of Philosophy at the Haverford College.
Philadelphia, USA. Mr. and Madame Hiroo Massami Saionji - president and chairwoman of the Goi
Peace Foundation, Japan. Mr. Van Jones - founder and National Executive Director of the Ella Baker
Center for Human Rights
(EBC). USA. Prof Franz Josef Radermacher - mathematician, leading Economist, Director
of the Research Institute for Applied Knowledge Processing. Deputy director of
the Ecosocial Forum Europe. Germany. Mr. Jonathan Granoff - president of the Global Security Institute and
Co-Chair of the American Bar Association Committee on Arms Control and National
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