Spiritual Awakening: The Hidden Key to Peace and Security, Just and Sustainable Economics, a Responsible European Union

Front Cover
Isd, 2008 - History - 235 pages
0 Reviews
This remarkable book, written by a former senior Dutch diplomat, offers a penetrating analysis of some of the major threats to humanity. Its special feature is that it goes beyond the usual pragmatic approach by putting the emphasis on a spiritual awakening. Edy Korthals Altes makes a convincing case about the need for a fundamental transformation in our deepest motivation; a reappraisal of man's place in Ultimate Reality. Here is, according to the author, the base for the so urgently required change in attitude towards man, material goods and nature. This 'spiritual approach' has not only far-reaching consequences for our personal development, but also for the society we live in. Spiritual values should not be treated as abstract notions, but have to be translated into hard reality. Hence, the inspiring chapters about just and sustainable economics; a comprehensive concept of security and a responsible European Union. This is a challenging and most timely book in a world short of hope and vision. It should be widely read by all those who care for our time.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.


Foreword by Ruud Lubbers former Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Disoriented man in a selfcreated dark world
Major threats to humanity

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information