Ancient Wisdom Of The Phoenicians

First Democracy in Action: Every Phoenician Had a Vote in Ancient Times

Posted by: Rita George on March 04, 2015 - Leave a comment

Throughout the centuries, all members of the Phoenician society had a say in the governing of his or her city and in the trade partnerships conducted by the city.   The original decision to govern with equal representation was... [Read More]

Creation of the Alphabet: A Transformative Moment to Modern Civilization

Posted by: Rita George on January 28, 2015 - Leave a comment

As the Phoenicians traveled from country to country across the Mediterranean and Aegean, they encountered different systems of record keeping for trading transactions.  Different cultures had been using tokens pressed into soft clay... [Read More]

The Phoenician Soul and a Shift in Consciousness

Posted by: Rita George on June 02, 2014 - Leave a comment

For centuries, we have focused on individual self interest and ignored our natural impulses.  By continuing to work against our nature, humanity will continue to create more economic crises, more ecological disasters, more political... [Read More]

The Blueprint: A Model for Leadership

Posted by: Rita George on May 28, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Seven Principles are a model for leadership.  All people can use them in their personal lives to create a solid foundation for family success.  Political, business, religious, educational, and community leaders can use them... [Read More]

The Phoenicians: Epic Heritage

Posted by: Rita George on May 21, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Phoenicians left the world an epic heritage.  Even though many Lebanese, who are direct descendants of the Phoenicians, carry the cellular memory of these Seven Principles in their DNA, it does not mean they live them.  It... [Read More]

The Blueprint is a Vision for Success

Posted by: Rita George on May 19, 2014 - Leave a comment

We can see that the Phoenicians had a moral code by which they led their lives.  They created an economic and social justice model where they valued life, freedom, fairness, and caring about others and were highly committed to their... [Read More]

The Seventh Principle: Privacy in both their Personal & Professional Affairs

Posted by: Rita George on May 14, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Phoenicians understood human nature—you might even say that they were highly evolved psychologists.  They understood that people had a tendency to attack people who were different from themselves and who were wealthy. ... [Read More]

The Sixth Principle: Equality

Posted by: Rita George on May 12, 2014 - Leave a comment

Since everyone was a partner in the trading ventures and everyone was involved in the decision making process, everyone profited from the trading ventures.  The risk and the wealth were shared by everyone in each city.  The eco... [Read More]

The Fifth Principle: Respect for Women

Posted by: Rita George on May 07, 2014 - Leave a comment

  Like many ancient societies, the Phoenicians did not elevate men over women or Mother Earth. Their deep reverence for Mother Nature extended to respecting and appreciating women since they gave life.  Women’s power... [Read More]

The Fourth Principle: Religious Tolerance

Posted by: Rita George on May 05, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Phoenicians believed that Mother Nature was the source of all things. Since Mother Nature was created by God, they respected it. They built majestic temples to honor Mother Earth and referred to them as “Our Lady” dependi... [Read More]

The Third Principle: Creating Peaceful Resolution of Differences

Posted by: Rita George on April 30, 2014 - Leave a comment

What did the Phoenicians think and how did they act when the Egyptians eventually set out to expand their empire in 1500 BC?  Or, what did they do when other cultures like the Assyrians, Babylonians, or Persians set out to conquer t... [Read More]

The Second Principle: Partnership among Themselves and with Others

Posted by: Rita George on April 28, 2014 - Leave a comment

The story continues.  In 3200 BC, an Egyptian leader wanted to build a large temple and he needed five huge massive cedars.  Except this time he offered the Phoenicians gold instead of linen or grain.  When the Phoenician... [Read More]

THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES: The First Principle: International Trade

Posted by: Rita George on April 23, 2014 - Leave a comment

  Our story begins in 4600 BC, when the Phoenicians began building cedar boats to fish and earn a living at Byblos—which is north of Beirut.  Soon they were trading half a day’s journey from home.  By 3600... [Read More]

Phoenician Heritage and Synchronicity of History and Science

Posted by: Rita George on April 21, 2014 - Leave a comment

Until recently, the Phoenician heritage was in the shadows—mainly because they were not writers of history like the Egyptians, Romans or Greeks.  Now, this is ironic since they created the first alphabet.  However, enough... [Read More]

The Phoenician Blueprint and Heart Coherency

Posted by: Rita George on April 16, 2014 - Leave a comment

The Phoenicians survived, thrived and flourished because they avoided conflict, resolved conflict and lived in peace for over 3000 years.  They were totally unique because they were prosperous while holding unwaveringly to peaceful... [Read More]

Phoenicians Are a Beacon of Light

Posted by: Rita George on April 15, 2014 - Leave a comment

Humanity is at a crossroads living between two markedly different worlds.  We can choose to stay the present course and witness one crisis after another—economic collapse, ecological disaster, governmental mismanagement, high... [Read More]

Ancient Wisdom of the Phoenicians

Posted by: Rita George on February 24, 2014 - Leave a comment

On September 23, 1983, I was walking across the bridge at King Farouk’s Palace in Alexandria, Egypt on the Mediterranean Sea contemplating my life.  Exhausted from managing my personal, political, and business life, I was stru... [Read More]