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The Key to Triumph

Author: Carlos Adelantado

November 7, 2022

At the outset, I believe we must differentiate between what we call “success” and what we would consider a true “triumph”. Success comes through the happy outcome of a matter in which we have been involved, or the actions we have taken to achieve a certain end. But to do something successfully does not mean [...]

Without Ethics, Nothing is going to Work

Author: Gilad Sommer

October 23, 2022

In March this year, the British Journal of Medicine, one of the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed journals in the field of medicine, published an article called “The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine”. In a nutshell, the article argues that “evidence-based medicine has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialisation of academia.” The [...]

Harmonizing with Nature: The Ashaninka Tribe

Author: Axelle Defrasne

October 9, 2022

Modern-day living seems to center around finding as much comfort in life as possible and aspiring for some growth, usually material. As a result, we are facing the great challenge of seeing our planet’s resources declining, and a general concern about our survival on earth. The fact that ecological activism is on the rise is [...]

A Lifetime Of Architecture: In Conversation With B V Doshi

Author: Zarina Screwvala and Nupur Sampat

October 9, 2022

“Projects must go beyond the functional to connect with the human spirit through poetic and philosophical underpinnings.” – The 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize Jury Citation for Mr. Doshi On 30th October 2021, New Acropolis Culture Circle hosted renowned architect Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi, sharing his life experiences in a talk titled ‘A Lifetime of Architecture’.  Charting [...]

Qawwali: Call of the Spirit

Author: Harianto Mehta

October 9, 2022

This article serves only as an introduction to the legendary origins, metaphysical purpose, and the traditional form used in the practice of Qawwali. It would be impossible to capture the cultural nuances, complex history, and social impact of the genre in this brief work, but I hope to share some principal themes that have emerged [...]

The Measure of Success

Author: Yaron Barzilay

October 9, 2022

It is natural to wish to live a successful and meaningful life; to feel we managed to contribute, and make some difference, some impact on the world around us; to feel we fulfilled our life. To do so, it can be logical that one would seek to influence others,  to be considered successful in their [...]

Interview with Delia Steinberg Guzmán, Honorary President of New Acropolis

Author: International Organisation New Acropolis

September 11, 2022

Introduction In 1991, Delia Steinberg took over the presidency of New Acropolis following the death of its founder, Jorge Angel Livraga Rizzi, under whose guidance she had worked very closely over a period of more than 20 years. She is currently Honorary President of the International Organisation New Acropolis. Under Delia’s leadership, New Acropolis has [...]

Interview with Carlos Adelantado, International President of New Acropolis

Author: International Organisation New Acropolis

September 11, 2022

Introduction  New Acropolis is an international organisation that promotes an ideal of timeless values. Its aim is to contribute to the development of individuals and societies through its work in the fields of philosophy, culture and volunteering. New Acropolis is present in over 50 countries across the five continents and has more than 400 centres [...]

The Feathered Serpent

Author: Nataliya Petlevych

July 6, 2022

Stories of ancient civilizations appear and evolve in the flow of time. The symbols they contain are multivalent and complex and the pursuit of meaning is never a simple task. Ancient Mexican legends tell of great cycles of construction and deconstruction of the world. There was a new dawn, a new age was about to [...]

Astrology in the Renaissance

Author: Agostino Dominici

July 6, 2022

The European Renaissance was a period in history in which important philosophical ideas and teachings derived from antiquity witnessed a rebirth. In this period of eclecticism and creativity in which many ancient ideas were re-formulated the human being took central stage. Thus a sentiment of ‘rebirth of the human spirit’ took form within various disciplines: [...]

Many Cultures, One Humanity

Author: Sabine Leitner

July 6, 2022

A few years ago, I watched the documentary Babies by Thomas Balmes. It follows the first year of the lives of four babies from Mongolia, Japan, California and Namibia. The film does not contain any narration, it just lets the images speak for themselves, presenting the huge contrast that exists between these four cultures. It [...]

Ancient Britain

Author: Paul Cummings

July 6, 2022

What is the history of the Prehistoric peoples of Britain, how far can we go back, and who were the people of these ancient Isles? Britain’s history of human occupation goes as far back as the Palaeolithic age, which means ‘Old Stone Age’. Archaeologists have uncovered remains of our early human ancestors dating to 40,000 [...]