The „Academy of Holistic Culture
AHC“is based on a holistic ethics and the international „Proclamation
of Sofia“ declared for supporting the establishment of holistic regions
called „Holotops“. People of holotops are trying to realize
a holistic life style in agreement with the laws of nature and an according
wisdom of wholeness called „Holosophy“.
Holotops are holistic, self-similar or
fractal habitats reflecting the wholeness of our planet Earth at different
regional scales and climate zones where the four spheres of Earth, i.e.
water, air, earth‘s crust and life are interacting in a self-organizing
and synergetic way with the light of the sun. The knowledge of this holistic
interacting system and its application for sustainable development of holotops
are the essence of „Holistic Culture“ to be supported in the
frame of AHC.
The planet Earth, but also the whole solar
system, finally the whole cosmos itself, are underlying permanent and irreversible
changes at different long-time scales. From geophysical point of view there
are relatively slow phases on Earth in lithosphere, like mounain forming
by the drift of continents. On the other hand and besides of their geologically
slow and relatively stabile phases like mean sea temperature or carbon
dioxide consentration in the air, hydrosphere and atmosphere are also ruled
by rather fast changing dynamics like tides or wheater. All these spherical
dynamics are influencing the biosphere because the four spheres of Earth
are a strongly connected to each other and therefore an unseparable, but
also evolving wholeness. All these actions are not only formed on a global
scale, but are also reflected locally in all holistic regions or holotops.
The knowledge of these systemic and dynamic laws of nature – panta
rhei – and life in agreement with cosmical laws or logos – like
the ancient philosopher Heraklith used to say – are the content of
the science and philosophy to be taken into account in the frame of AHC.
The civilized part of mankind is now causing
more and more disturbing influences on the dynamical equlilibrium
of the four spheres like increase of carbon dioxide in the air, pollution
of water in rivers, lakes and sea, reckless exploitation of lithospherical
ressources and decimation of biological species. Consequently and in agreement
with the knowledge of nonlinear dynamical systems considered in the AHC,
the dynamics of the Earth is changing in the direction of more or less
short-time spherical rhythms, a behaviour that finally could lead to complete
unpredictability - as we know today from the scientifically proved laws
of Chaos Theory.
Hence, the AHC is supporting the knowledge
of the laws of the dynamics of nonlinear coupled systems and its application
to the whole Earth as well as to holistically organized local regions or
holotops. AHC is planning and performing national and international projects
on these topics. It is striving for the establishment of corresponding
local institutions for teaching and learning the theoretical principles
and practical actions based on the laws of nonlinear dynamics. Finally,
the main goal of AHC is to establish model-holotops as contributions helping
to solve present geopolitical problems.
Holotops are self-similar
or fractal and self-organizing regions reflecting locally the
wholeness of our planet Earth in different ways.
holotops take the knowledge of science about the holistic interaction
of the four spheres, i.e. hydrosphere, atmosphere, lithosphere
and biosphere, together with the light of the sun into consideration.
in holotops are striving to those holistic wisdom or „holosophy“ that
the ethical responsibility for the unseperable network of the
four spheres is the essence of their life.
the application and artistic expression of the holosophical
wisdom in all areas of holotops people in holotops are taking
in love responsibility for our planet Earth, too.
AHC is performing its goals by public
work, seminars and symposia, support of media, publications
AHC is researching in fields like dynamical
networks and fractals, energy, strategies of evolution, holosophical
AHC is striving cooperation by initiatives
for regional development , institutions with similar goals,
holistic education institutions, holistic application institutions
AHC aims to establishment of model-holotops,
holistic agraculture, holistic medicine, holistic architecture
AHC is based on holistic reasoning or principles which
do not regard opposite notions as two parts of an excluding
logics (tertium non tatur), but as two complementary poles. In this way,
the two complementary parts are forming a unit (in Greek: monas) or a wholeness
(in Greek: holon; in China: dao).
From this point of view, body and soul
(or spirit) are forming a wholeness. This philosophical positions
is called „holism“.
The corresponding wisdom is called „holosophy“, the wisdom
of wholeness in science, philosophy, art and ethics.