Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar’s Social Cycles, World Unity and Peace (1996)

By Johan Galtung, dr hc mult, Professor of Peace Studies; Universitaet Witten/Herdecke, European Peace University, Universitetet i Tromsoe; Director, TRANSCEND: A Peace Network Introduction: On Sarkar at 75 We are honoring a great thinker and a great practitioner. I have chosen to honor him as a great macro-historian, focusing on his theory of social cycles […]

Beyond the Dominant Paradigm: Embracing the Indigenous and the Transcendental (1996)

By Ramana Williams Ramana Williams is a spiritual teacher and freelance writer currently (1996) based in Brisbane, Australia. He has an academic background in political science and, more recently, in communications research, working with the Communication Centre at the Queensland University of Technology. The predominant influences on his work come from the socio-spiritual teachings of […]

United We Drink: Inquiries into the Futures of the World Economy and Society (1995)

Sohail Inayatullah “United We Drink: Inquiries into the future of the World System,” Prospectiva (April 1995, No. 3), in English, and Catalan as Bevem Units: estudis sobre el futur mundial de l’economia i las societat, 4-31. UNITED WE DRINK In a United Airlines commercial, we are told that from the outback of Australia we can […]

Towards a Proutist View on the Gulf War (1991)

Sohail Inayatullah (Written in 1991) Coming to terms with the present Gulf crises is a difficult task for an inhabitant of this planet as well as for the planet and her eco-system as well.  It is especially difficult for Muslims and those sympathetic to civilizations who have found their meaning systems cannibalized by various colonialists.  […]

Cycles of Power (1990)

Sohail Inayatullah “Cycles of Power,” first published in Edges (March 1990) I left work early last Friday, largely to go home and watch an amazing event. No it was not star American basketball player Michael Jordan soaring through the sky, rather I went home to watch the Chinese revolution. Like many other developments in telecommunications […]

Sarkar’s Theory of Social Change (1990)

By Sohail Inayatullah PERSONAL HISTORY Prabhat Rainjan Sarkar was born in May of 1921 in Bihar of an old and respected family that had its roots in regional leadership and in ancient spiritual traditions.  Sarkar’s early life was dominated by fantastic events, spiritual miracles and brushes with death.  He was nearly killed in his early […]

The Futures of Culture (1988)

By Sohail Inayatullah Present Images, Past Visions, and Future Hopes Presented at the World Futures Studies Federation Conference, Beijing China, September 1988 Present and Past:  Like a running stream of water, Culture is ever changing, ever moving. This is not to say that cultural change is one continuous motion. Rather, like almost everything else in […]