Social Mysticism is about considering Human Beings as something more than their cultural, sexual, religious, ideological, or artistic manifestations… and, of course, as more than their political ideas.

Social mysticism is recognising yourself in others even if they aren’t part of your culture, sexuality, religiosity, art… and even your political persuasion.

It’s more than exercising a right: it’s the overcoming of human suffering regardless of existential condition.

Politics:

To talk about politics, today, is to talk about corruption, manipulation, overlooking, hypocrisy… It’s a word appropriated by the continued action of many people who shamelessly practice it at an institutional level.

In its current form, politics prevents people from developing, either individually or socially, be it materially or professionally… In other words, kept in a state of survival, how can we realise our potential?

How could we develop our creativity at the service of society and the wider humanity?

Politics must be born again like the phoenix and get rid of its anti-humanism.  It needs social mysticism!  Those who practice it must have the qualities of virtue and truth as their highest priority.  And not rely so much on information, specialisation, and of course, arrogance and condescension in its negative meaning.  Neither should “politics” be a “professional”, or rather, “anti-humanist professional” career.

For humanists, social action, regardless of the field in which it is carried out, has an influence in politics: NGOs, associations, collectives, movements, etc., so politics isn’t just the domain of parties.

Could there be a way of doing politics without politicians and power without the powerful?

What do we need to be able to fight and to keep on fighting, without losing one iota of virtue and truth in our actions?

What do we experience in common with others who, from their organisations or individually, want to change the destructive direction that events are going in?

“So personal and historical responsibility do not arise from what people believe they do or decide, but rather from their support or rejection of the light from the beacon.  It’s the commitment to this light that allows us to speak about responsibility and direction.  Everything else is the shadow of a shadow, the dream of a dream; the image of a mirror in a mirror.”  Silo, 2003

These and many other questions have awakened the need to share, for a few days, with other people from other places, points of view and experiences, in a friendly ambit and treating others the way we would like to be treated.

The inspiration, courage and flame that feeds the sacred fire needed to reach people’s hearts can only come from the most profound part of ourselves.

It’s from this social mysticism, working together, with virtue and truth that our future will come.

We hope you like this proposal that it leaves open the possibility for particular reflections to emerge through presentations, documents, videos, etc.

Moderator:
Charles Ruiz

Speakers:
Guillermo Sullings, Argentina. Economist.  Author of the book “At the Future of Humanity’s Crossroads: the steps towards the Universal Human Nation”.
Florcita Motuda, Chile. Musician, and elected member of the Chilean Congress. (video message)
Paco Vaquero, Spain. Humanists for the Universal Basic Income

Programme:

An Agora of citizens from the present and from the future

These and many other questions have awakened the need to share, for a few days, with other people from other places, points of view and experiences, in a friendly ambit and treating others the way we would like to be treated.
The inspiration, courage and flame that feeds the sacred fire needed to reach people’s hearts can only come from the most profound part of ourselves.
It’s from this social mysticism, working together, with virtue and truth that our future will come.
We hope you like this proposal that it leaves open the possibility for particular reflections to emerge through presentations, documents, videos, etc.

Place
Kitchen
Time
16:15 – 17:45 & 18:00 – 19:45

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