|Terzo Paradiso / Third Paradise is THE REBIRTH.||Rebirth-day is the worldwide day of change.|
|It is the fusion between the first and second paradise.
The first is the paradise in which humans were fully integrated into nature. The second is the artificial paradise, developed by humans through a process that has now reached globalizing proportions. This paradise is made of artificial needs, artificial products, artificial comforts, artificial pleasures, and every other form of artifice. Humankind has formed a real artificial world that gives rise, in an exponential manner and in parallel with its beneficial effects, to irreversible processes of decline on a planetary scale. The danger of a tragic collision between the natural sphere and artificial has been announced in every way¹.
The idea of the Third Paradise is to lead artifice—that is, science, technology, art, culture and political life—back to the Earth, while engaging in the reestablishment of common principles and ethical behavior, for on these the actual success of the project depends. The Third Paradise is the passage to a new level of planetary civilization, essential to ensure the human race's survival. The Third Paradise is the new myth that leads everyone to take personal responsibility at this momentous juncture.
The Third Paradise is symbolically represented by a reconfiguration of the mathematical infinity sign. In the "New Infinity Sign" three circles are drawn: the two opposite circles signify nature and artifice; the middle one is the conjunction of the two and represents the generative womb of the Third Paradise. 1. The term artifice is rooted in the word art, so art today takes on core responsibilities with regard to the whole artificial world.
Michelangelo Pistoletto, 2003 - 2013
The whole of human society is now in the reckoning and so must face a historic transition, a complete change.
Humanity has gone through two paradises. The first, in which it integrated fully with nature; the second, in which it expanded into an artificial world of its own, which grew until it came into conflict with the natural world. It is time to begin the third stage, in which humanity will reconcile and unite nature and artifice, creating a new balance at every level and in every area of society: an evolutionary step in which the human intelligence finds ways to live in harmony with the intelligence of nature. A new perspective opens up that involves everyone, without exception, in the daily effort to implement the process of rebirth — each according to his or her abilities and possibilities.
Early signs of change can already be seen in every field of human activity, from art to spirituality, culture to politics, economics to science, manufacturing to education. But collective awareness and responsibility at the global level are urgent if we are to start the ascent toward a new era of humanity.
|Rebirth-day is the celebration of the Third Paradise.
Let's work all together to change the world.
Let's work all together to give peace to the world.
Let's create, invent, make.
Let's be united in thought and action.
Every year we have a rebirth in order to improve.
We are fragments of the large mirror.
The Third Paradise can not wait: it's up to us to change the world.
Rebirth-day a great celebration throughout the world - a vital, living, breathing symbol of a new beginning.
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