Millions of 'Cultural Phoenicians' Worldwide Share Similar Values

Posted by: Rita George on February 12, 2016

Cultural Phoenicians are those modern day individuals who believe in the Seven Principles of the Phoenician Blueprint.  Millions of ‘Cultural’ Phoenicians are living in every country and on every continent and these women and men share similar values and a worldview. They believe:

  • in direct democracy and want all parties to be involved in the decision-making process; 
  • that the human and natural world are interconnected and want to live in a sustainable environment;
  • that women and men are to be treated equally in business, politics, civic affairs and all aspects of life;
  • that forging alliances and the peaceful negotiation of conflicts can avoid wars and create peace;
  • in creating business partnerships and developing trade agreements that benefit all stakeholders especially employees;
  • that it is a basic human right for all people to have upward mobility and access to prosperous opportunities;
  • that we are all part of a larger spiritual experience, and we are all connected; and
  • in making decisions that benefit the collective and not just one’s own personal self-interest.

When I first learned about the revolutionary new discoveries of the ancient culture of the Phoenicians, it reminded me that even though the Seven Principles were established over 5,000 years ago; they were relevant today and provided modern wisdom.   The principles governed Phoenician society throughout the Eastern and Western Mediterranean and had a profound positive impact on all other culturea.

In the late 1980’s, I had an opportunity to meet anthropologist and sociologist Paul Ray.  Paul had been conducting cultural creative research and I was privileged to learn about his unpublished research.  When he concluded this research in 2008, he co-authored the book, The Cultural Creatives.  The book discussed how over 50,000,000 Americans were changing the world.  In Ray’s updated research, he states that over 200,000,000 people in America, Western Europe and Japan alone are transforming the world through various social movements. 

So are you a cultural creative?  I imagine that the over 200 million people who are cultural creatives would resonate with the Phoenician Blueprint.  Here is a list of characteristics as defined by Paul Ray; if you have 10 or more of them, he reports you are probably a cultural creative:

  • love nature and are deeply concerned about its destruction;
  • are strongly aware of the problems of the whole planet and want to see action to curb them, such as limiting economic growth;
  • would pay more taxes or higher prices if you knew the money would go to clean up the environment and stop global warming;
  • emphasize the importance of developing and maintaining relationships;
  • place great importance on helping other people;
  • volunteer for one or more good causes;
  • care intensely about psychological or spiritual development;
  • see spirituality and religion as important in your own life but are also concerned about the role of the religious fundamentalism in politics;
  • want equality for women and men in business, life and politics;
  • are concerned about violence and the abuse of women and children everywhere on Earth;
  • want politics and government to emphasize children's education and well-being, the rebuilding of neighborhoods and communities, and creation of an ecologically sustainable future;
  • are unhappy with both left and right in politics and want a new way that is not the mushy middle;
  • tend to be optimistic about the future and distrust the cynical and pessimistic view offered by the media;
  • want to be involved in creating a new and better way of life in our country;
  • are concerned about with big business and the means they use to generate profits, including  are exploiting poor countries, harming the environment, and downsizing;
  • unlikely to overspend or be heavily in debt;
  • like people and places that are exotic and foreign, and enjoy experiencing and learning about other ways of life.

Imagine the possibilities if 200,000,000 people were inspired:

  • to embrace, express, and promote all of the Seven Principles;
  • to develop a social network to create global social change; 
  • then people on every continent would begin to experience peace and prosperity. 

Is peace and prosperity possible?  Yes. 

We are witnessing an intergenerational social revolution unfolding in the U.S. that will have profound consequences in the future.   Throughout the world that are a multitude of international social change initiatives that if interconnected would create profound and abiding change, peace, harmony and prosperity.

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