Presentation of The Digital version of The Book of Inter-religious Peace

The Book of Inter-religious Peace In Word and Image - Cover Design

The Book of Inter-religious Peace In Word and Image – Cover Design

The five main goals:

The Book of Inter-religious Peace is the product of 40 years of philosophical, theological and artistic research. The book and exhibition contain 7 sections, and the works explore the intersections among the various, religious side traditions and beliefs. The psychological foundations of the research and art works mark 5 inter-linked aspects:

a)  The accumulation of knowledge is fulfilled by gradual transmutation of thought-feelings-energy.

b) A non-preferential approach is daily practiced to enhance the spirit of Sharing rather than the territorial experience emphasizing the way of possession and separateness.

c) An awakening of the adventurous zest in oneself, serving to overcome prejudice and break through conventional fixations.

d) Emphasis on the common religious heritage of humanity by touching ancient as well as new spiritual archetypes.

e) The usage of text and pictorial language to communicate rationally and associatively by means of analysis and imagination.

The book is composed as an integrative research. Interlinking five aspects:

The personal aspect – A biography based on a continuous intercultural and inter-religious adventure.

The academic aspect – Theses along the academic life have all aimed to integrate different domains as history, theology, philosophy, art… in search of a relative dynamic truth running solely by the necessary process of individuation.

The psychological aspect – Previous theses as Caravaggio as a modernist and Zen Buddhism as means to increase creativity have attempted to find dynamic criteria to enhance the process of individuation.

The theological aspect – The book refers to universal trends characterizing periphery beliefs granting legitimization to the individual to worship The Divine according to his/hers idiosyncratic way.

The practical aspectThe Center of Inter-religious Peace also functions as a shelter for sick animals, a living dynamic garden and a retreat to meditate, relax, enjoy and study.

The religious sections of the book:

Judaism The Kabbalah Tree of Life: an attempt to visualize the Abstract or The Divine and the concrete as a non-separate Essence.

ChristianityThe Inheritance of Saint Francis: Abstraction or The Divine and concreteness are reincarnated in Spirit / soul (intellectual and emotional intelligence) / body.

IslamThe Inheritance of Sufism: Enhancing tolerance by fulfilling the unity of Spirit / soul / body.

HinduismChakras or Virtual Energies: Inducing theoretical and practical phases to fulfill Oneness of Spirit / Soul / Body.

Zen BuddhismZen Way: Presentation of gradually acquired insights to free oneself of territorial and dependent conceptual / emotional systems.

African and Native-American FaithsThe Teaching of The Earth: learning and practicing the different languages of all sentient beings.

The Book of Inter-religious Peace in Word and Image suggests a way of life and hopes to contribute to the cultivation and practice of the spirit of tolerance  

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About Dr. Dorit Kedar

Forced to continuously change nations, cultures and schooling - I had to develop a wider sense of communication, a way of thinking-feeling-behaving which stresses the common denominators. The need to adapt new landscapes and land-souls has taught instinctive means to overcome separatism, prejudices, dogmatic beliefs and suspicions. While looking for the common gathering denominators, I have also increased the ability of perception and individuation. Being constantly in estranged places has triggered psychological processes to turn the unfamiliar into familiar. As an art critic in the Israeli press, a curator, a writer - have always dealt with the otherness, the different and the infinite variety of the Existent. My Book of Peace is the result.
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