helhet + toleranse

What we stand for

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We live in challenging and interesting times. Great changes in the conditions for individual and societal development are taking place.  At the same time the world is becoming smaller and our society has become profoundly multicultural.

This not only affects the way we think we should live our lives on earth but it also affects our life philosophies, spiritual truths and perceived connections between the material and spiritual worlds. Holism is a comprehensive way of thinking – an overall philosophy built upon the understanding that everything is connected, and that we all are individually and collectively responsible.          

A changing World

Just as laws, ethics and lifestyles are changing, so our perception and understanding of existence are changing. We live in a world where existing belief systems are dissolving, new systems arise, old ways of thinking are reborn and new ways of thinking develop. This provides opportunities and fertile ground for new and more profound insights.

Our understanding of the world and of the relationship between spirit and matter is ever changing – this is a fundamental principle of the Holistic Society. 

Spirituality and Religion

The Holistic Society distinguishes between spirituality and religion. We see religion as a system of beliefs confined by the frames of dogmas and doctrines, while spirituality is unconstrained by these.

The Holistic Society seeks to strengthen the individual’s right and freedom to pursue deeper understanding and comprehension of the meaning of our existence, without insisting upon one, and only one, truth.

Spiritual Reality can be experienced

The Holistic Society promotes endeavors that seek clarity and diversity by stimulating lively reflection on spiritual issues, free of preconceptions. Our key message is that there exists a spiritual dimension that can be experienced by human consciousness, and that we can improve our understanding of this spiritual reality.

The Holistic Society believes that mankind has potentials that far exceed our present level of development.

The Relationship between Reason and Spirit

The Holistic Society looks upon both spiritual enlightenment and scientific research as valuable contributions to increasing our understanding of ourselves and our relation to the universe. Together they form a whole that offers greater opportunities for development and awakening at all levels, from the understanding of the smallest parts to that of the individual’s role in their communities and our relation to the universe.

The Holistic Society believes therefore that spiritual development and enlightenment are not contradictory to a rational and scientific way of thinking.  

Ethics

The Holistic Society believes there is a need for ethical renewal and redevelopment on various levels. This applies to political and economic systems as well as to inter-human relations and spiritual understanding. We believe that political and economic structures should be based on holistic thinking with love and respect for all life.

The Holistic Society believes that building bridges between different philosophies, different religions and different cultures is critical to the development of a global ethic and a peaceful world. We therefore believe that conflicts should be solved through dialog and peaceful means, and that respect for all life supersedes desire for profit, greed, and hunger for power.

The Holistic Society seeks to create possibilities for improving our understanding of the unity and interdependence of all things in such a way that will benefit humanity as a whole, animals and plants, the whole earth and the universe.

Ecology

Holism and holistic thought also implies a responsibility for the planet of which we are an intrinsic part. We therefore wish to promote a more holistic lifestyle.

The Holistic Society therefore supports ethical animal husbandry, ecological agriculture, and better access to ecological food and other health-food products. The Holistic Federation also works for the use of environmentally friendly energy and ecological construction methods.

Alternative Medicine

The Holistic Society considers it to be a human right to be able to choose health-related treatments in accordance with one’s own convictions. We promote complete acceptance for alternative treatments and medicine, and a holistic focus on the human as a whole.

The Holistic Society sees it as necessary that alternative medicine and traditional medicine are given equal status. We would also like to stimulate a better dialogue and cooperation between these disciplines in order to meet individuals’ needs in the best possible way.  

Rituals and Ceremonies

The Holistic Society values the importance of rituals and ceremonies for life’s transitions.

We will therefore try to meet such needs by creating, counseling and conducting rituals and ceremonies for transitions including infant to child, from child to teenager, from youth to adult, from adult to senior, etc.

The Holistic Society also develops its own rituals in connection with special events such as confirmations, weddings, births, and funerals.

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Holistisk Forbund satser på sine ritualledere

11. oktober 2018

Hvert år arrangerer Forbundet rituallederkurs i mars og i oktober. Holistisk Forbund inviterer både gamle og nye til våre kurs. Dette gjør at erfarne ritualledere kan dele med seg av sin erfaring til den som ønsker å gå inn i rollen.

6.-7. oktober ble kurset arrangert i Hurdal. Hele 11 deltakere møtte opp, hvorav 7 er ritualledere og 4 er ritualstudenter. (3 kom med fly og ble hentet på Gardermoen)

Det er kun blitt arrangert 2 dagers kurs en gang tidligere. Ønske om å ha et lenger kurs har kommet både fra ritualledere og fra kursholdere. I år har også Forbundet profesjonalisert sitt opplegg i forhold til spesifikke kursmoduler. Dette var første gang opplegget ble satt ut i praksis.

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Interreligiøst klimanettverk i Hurdal

24. september 2018

Interreligiøst klimanettverk er en løst sammensatt gruppe som består av tros og livssyn som ønsker å sette klima på dagsorden.

De siste tre årene har Patrik Swanstrøm vært Holistisk Forbunds representant i denne gruppen. Gruppen møtes 2 ganger i året og arbeider imellom møtene med felles markeringer i forhold til klima. Denne gangen var det Holistisk Forbund sin tur å være vertskap for møtet og siden Patrik bor i Hurdal Økolandsby så valgte man å forlegge besøket dit.

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alternativ behandling - en mer nyansert debatt trengs

5. september 2018

Lege Kaveh Rashidi ga i Aftenposten fredag 31/8 råd til alternative behandlere om hvordan forebygge unødig skade.

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Blir den frie tanke forfulgt?

15. mars 2018

http://freethoughtreport.com/

Freedom of thougt report er et nettsted hvor man finner ut av hvor i verden mennesker blir diskrimenert og forfulgt.

Tankefrihetsrapporten er en unik kilde til informasjon om diskriminering og forfølgelse mot ikke-religiøse globalt sett.

Hele grupper av mennesker kan ha sine rettigheter krenket på en gang, for eksempel ved en enkelt lov eller ved en handling av hat. Det kan også være tilfeller av krenkelse av "miljørettigheter" og "økonomiske rettigheter", tom "folke rettigheter" - men grunntanken og det som driver enhver rett kommer tilbake til den enkeltes rett. Kollektiv bekymring for vårt miljø, økonomisk rettferdighet og bekymringer for hele folk er avledet fra vår individuelle menneskelighet.

Fra introduksjonen:

"Våre funn viser at det overveldende flertallet av land ikke respekterer rettighetene til humanister, ateister og ikke-religiøse."

Se mer her.

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Ny personvernlov

13. mars 2018

Fra og med 25. mai blir det starten på en ny personvernlov i Norge.

 

Den nye loven blir kalt for GDPR General Data Protection Regulation. Mer om den nye loven finner du på datatilsynet.no. 

 

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Kalender

Holistisk Konfirmasjon

1. mars 2019

Påmeldingen til neste års konfirmasjon er i gang.   Du kan lese mer om arrangementet på facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/601350523547099/