O LANOO! THE SECRET DOCTRINE UNVEILED

Book: O Lanoo!
(A lanoo is a seeker of spiritual truths.)
by Harvey TORDOFF
“…we are spiritual beings in physical bodies; we go through many incarnations on our path to enlightenment. “
The Secret Doctrine by Madame Blavatsky was reviewed in The Book Reader, May/June 1988.
This massive study of man, of nature, of spiritual evolution, of the essence of reality is an astonishing document.”
This quote is remarkable for the reaction of the reviewer; it takes a special kind of book to astonish 100 years after publication. The Secret Doctrine‘ was published simultaneously in London and New York in November 1888.  Blavatsky, a self-educated woman, sub-titled it ‘The Synthesis of  Science, Religion and Philosophy‘. [Read more…]

“EDUCATING YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP THROUGH INTERCULTURAL LITERACY”

UNAOC & Mission of Kazakhstan Join Event:
“Educating younger generations to global citizenship through intercultural literacy”, co-organized by the Permanent Mission of Kazakhstan in partnership with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
Date: 2 May 2018
Time:  3.00 PM -5.30 PM
Venue: Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters
Participation: All are invited with a valid UN pass

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I’VE HELD ON TIGHT TO THE WINGS OF THE COSMOS…

 Autobiographic Poetic Diary

Dedicated to my dear sister Olcay Ünver and my immediate Family in Istanbul…

One half of me is from Turkey
The other half America
My country of birth – my roots and the first half of my life rests in Turkey
The second half of my life – almost thirty-years-long following it rests in America


Bircan ÜNVER

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1000 KORKAĞA 60 YILLIK BİR HAYAT HİKAYESİ

Nermin Abadan Unat

Nermin Abadan Unat’ın hayatına sığdırdıklarını kırpın 1000 korkağa 60 yıllık hayat hikâyesi çıkar

Yazar: Naci KAPTAN
ALMANYA’YA göçün 50. yılında, göç olgusunu küresel ve ulusal anlamda kavrayabilmek için Nermin Abadan Unat’ın Bitmeyen Göç -Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa kitabını mutlaka okumak gerekir.
Kitabın başındaki Teşekkür’de çalışmasının özelliğini vurguluyor:
Bu kitap, 1963’ten bu yana Türk kadın ve erkek emekçilerin yeni bir yaşam kurmak üzere izledikleri sıkıntılı yolları anlatmak, karşılaştıkları güçlükleri açıklamak, oluşturulabilecek politikaları önermek, davet edildikleri, seçtikleri, gittikleri ülkelerin hukuki, siyasi, sosyal ve ekonomik önlemlerle mevzuatlarını belirtmek amacıyla yazdığım kitap ve makalelerin, Türkiye içi ve dışı alan araştırmalarının bir özetidir.
Kitap bunun ötesinde, uluslararası göçün küreselleşme süreci karşısında almış olduğu yeni biçimler, oluşturduğu yeni kavramlar ve kuramların yorumudur. Kısaca, ömür boyu sürdürdüğüm bilimsel çalışmalarımın sentezidir.” [Read more…]

THE FIRST SPACE NATION: ASGARDIA

Poetic Diary II.
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Following “A City in Space” titled dream, 1.5 – 2 years later, this time I am in Istanbul… 

To my son John Unver’s  21st Birthday…

It was exactly fifteen years before this event that
the Passport of World Citizenship had grabbed my attention…
I had first seen it among his prizes in the library of Sir Arthur C. Clarke
at the Barnes Place in Colombo,
during my first visit on December 20, 2002…

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A CITY IN SPACE

Poetic Diary – I. While I was in New York about one-and-a-half to two-years ago…

There is a perception that everything exists in the universe as if it has been reflected through the mind of mankind…

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I was in a forest densely filled with very tall and wide pine trees
There was a hillside at the entrance of the forest…
Just like the one at the entrance of the Forest Park by the Park Lane
which is 10 minutes from where I live
However, all the pine trees on the hillside were uprooted and carried away
The earth in the denuded open area was still very fresh and wet
As if it was fallowed that day with the purpose of farming!

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TO MANY MORE MILLENNIA DEAR SIR ARTHUR… December 16

Poetic Diary | by Bircan ÜNVER  (for the original format, click here for the pdf file).

Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s Birthday…

December 16, 1917 – December 16, 2017 

I.
Many people used to mention the impossibility of interviewing you…
Once I was influenced by your vision, I wanted to interview you…
At that time, I had read in the newspapers that you were in New York…
I had immediately found out where you were staying and called
This hotel happened to be the one where you had written the book “2001: Space Odyssey”
Much later, I also found out that in front of the hotel wall,
there is a placket in your name that refers you’ve written the “2001: Space Odyssey” there…

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A GENERAL LOOK AT ISTANBUL BEFORE THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE

On ISTANBUL – A mini-series – Part 1  | by Ayse OVUR*
Istanbul* is the only metropolis with territories both in Europe and Asia in the world. The metropolitan city has inhabitants for thousands of years, has been the capital of two different empires more than 1500 years.
Today, even though it is not the official capital of Turkey; it is accepted as a cultural capital of the Republic of Turkey. Throughout history, many different religions, languages, and cultures were able to coexist within its borders.  Tourists visiting Istanbul may encounter churches, synagogues, and mosques next to each other. 

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NİCE BİNYILLARA SEVGİLİ SIR ARTHUR… | 100. Yaşında

Şiirsel Günce:
Sir Arthur C. Clarke’in 100. Doğum Yıldönümüne ithafen… 16 Aralık 1917 – 16 Aralık 2017
Kaynak: IŞIK YOLLARINDA ~ İçindeki ışığı arayan tüm yeryüzü dostlarına… kitabı | BIRCAN ÜNVER ŞİİRLERİ |  Sayfa 133 – 138
I.
Çoğu kimse, sana ulaşmanın – görüşmenin imkansızlığına dem vururdu…
Girmiştim bir kez vizyonunun etki alanına ve bir röportaj yapmak istiyordum…
Bir gazetede okumuştum New York’ta olduğunu o sıralar…
Hemen otelini öğrenip aramıştım ki, bu otel “2001: Uzay Macerası”nı da yazmış olduğun
Adına bir Plaket’in de duvarında asılı olduğunu da çok sonradan öğrenmiş olduğum bir otel…
Ve ne büyük bir rastlantı ki, New York’a 1990 yılında ilk ayak bastığım ve benim de kalmış olduğum oteldi, Hotel Chelsa…
Haberi okur okumaz hemen aramıştım oteli…
Maalesef o sabah ayrılmıştın Sri Lanka’ya dönmek üzere
Çok üzülmüştüm ama yapacak bir şey de yoktu o an… 

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"The U.S. Turkish Library & Museum For Friendship and Peace" project joined, and has been produced under the umbrealla of The Light Millennium Organization effective on October 15, 2015.