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Aims and Objectives

  • Promote global inclusiveness using educational tools based on the fundamental spirituality of all existence
  • Research, develop, deliver and promote formal and informal education on the core spirituality of humanity which is unifying and all-inclusive
  • Focus on education that helps readers get to know and embrace this all-encompassing spirituality

Content Requirements To achieve the stated purpose Cloverleaf content will:

  • Be contemplative, transformative, comprehensive, experiential and focused on deep knowledge and understanding
  • Promote one human family based on mutual respect, love, understanding, inclusion, co-existence and tolerance for all
  • Be open to all differences
  • Respect all individuals’ right to freedom of religious expression
  • Act with the understanding of Oneness and integration of existence
  • Be equally applicable, meaningful and inclusive of all of humanity
  • Be academic yet approachable in content and style
  • Complement other educational disciplines
  • Incorporate any and all human experience through a comprehensive range of educational, spiritual and wisdom teachings
  • Promote the respect, care and responsible use of our natural environment
  • Promote positive personal involvement in improving human condition through Oneness, education, nonviolence, understanding, respect, love and service
  • Respect individual needs and rights to evolve to their highest good and purpose
  • Avoid faith, dogma and ritual
  • Engage with other educational wisdom disciplines
  • Avoid preaching or proselytizing
  • Promote inclusion, unification, union and coming together
  • Avoid affirming, diminishing, or denying any religion, faith, culture, race, gender or gender orientation

Basis for the Content Requirements: Life is a beautiful expression of conscious energy in which we unknowingly have created the illusion of separateness within the human family and from the natural environment which supports us. We are infinite source energy engaged in the eternal dance of creation. Science and spirituality are converging on an understanding of the nature of being. While many of us live our lives happily and unconsciously within a finite material worldview, there are those who pursue the infinite realm of the Spirit. Our purpose is to bring the knowledge, understanding and experience of wisdom traditions together with the knowledge, understanding and experience of science to conclusively show that we humans, other inanimate beings, and the inanimate nature are all inter-beings, connected on many levels by the source energy which pervades us through and through. We are indeed one! To that end, the following specifics generally characterize the all-encompassing spiritual education envisaged by the Cloverleaf:

  • The material realm is within sense perception and the spiritual beyond it
  • Beyond sense perception, the spirit is beyond words, forms and understanding
  • The material realm is inherently exclusive, dualistic and finite
  • The spiritual realm is inclusive and unifying by nature
  • Increasing spirituality increases inclusiveness and universality
  • Increasing materialism increases exclusiveness and individuality
  • The higher the grossness, concreteness, solidity or perceptibility, the higher the separateness
  • The higher the subtlety, elusiveness and mystery, the higher the unification and inclusiveness
  • The entire gross and subtle universe exists, without exception, within the spirit and nothing can exist outside of it
  • All-inclusive and universal spirit is infinitely subtle, imperceptible, elusive and a total mystery
  • We use the words ‘God, Divine, One, Source, Source Energy’, etc. to refer to it
  • The goal of spiritual education is to teach, through experiential wisdom, that the spirit animates the entire cosmos, animate and the inanimate
  • Natural sciences today, unknowingly, support the value and purpose of spiritual education, revealing with increasing frequency and staggering revelations, the powerful, formless energy underlying and permeating all existence
  • Energy inheres consciousness and consciousness inheres energy
  • The spirit is infinite energy and consciousness, unconditional love and dynamic change
  • The spirit can be only be known through deep inner experience which in itself is inexpressible
  • The spirit has no limitations and cannot be expressed in definite forms or words which in themselves are limiting
  • Religions tend to use words or forms to characterize the spirit as God with a personality thereby imposing limits on the infinity of the spirit
  • Particularity of religious form can only build communities of cultural infinity and not a universal family
  • All forms imposed upon the formless spirit for intelligibility represent the same spiritual essence and are therefore equally worthy of our respect
  • Modern science is not about energy which is merely mechanistic without consciousness otherwise how can there be any interactivity in the material world?

Authoring Guidelines Language of Publication: The Cloverleaf will be an English language journal. Articles will primarily be written in English although they may contain quotes in other languages in which case English translations must immediately follow and the quotes along with English translations will not exceed 10-15% of the occupied by the article. Contributions for Publication: Authors may make their contributions to the Cloverleaf in the form of essays, reports, commentaries, poetry, stories, meditations, book reviews and interviews. All forms of contributions may be referred to as articles. All articles for publication must be in accordance with the content requirements. Authors must declare in a form prescribed by the publisher that they have the copyright of the entirety of the matter included in their articles and they yield that copyright to the owner-publisher, their heirs and assigns in perpetuity for the purpose of spiritual education and republication in any form and/or language for researching, developing, delivering and/or promoting spiritual education. References: Articles must acknowledge the sources of their material as a matter of academic honesty. The format used for the references will be in Chicago style. Size of the Articles: Articles will not exceed 20 pages in length in 10 point size Arial font single spaced on a 5 ½  by 8 ½ inch page with 6 point spacing between paragraphs and leaving 0.4 inch margin on the left, top and bottom and 0.25 inches on the right side of the page. Monetary Compensation: Authors will not be paid any monetary compensation but they would receive a free subscription for the e-journal.