The Nine Pillars of History

A Guide for Peace Sixth Edition

by Gunnar G. Sevelius, M.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/8/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781491817162
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781491817155
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 392
ISBN : 9781491817148

About the Book

Human society, as we know it, goes back some 200,000 years to a time when we learned to speak and communicate our thoughts. The “Nine Pillars of History” are defined from nine basic requirements for a healthy and prosperous society during the following 190,000 years of Hunting and Gathering. Sexuality, a fundamental human need that goes even further back in history than society, had to be mitigated with a social rule: The Golden Rule. The “Nine Pillars of History” are used as non-political common denominators to judge the political evolution of some thirty major countries or cultures. In addition, the Pillars are partnered with the Golden Rule to explore five world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The relevance of The Nine Pillars of History is proven by the fact that they exist intergraded across multiple societies since the dawn of time and are still relevant for our modern world. This historical review reveals that dogmatic religions and harsh politics have caused 10,000 years of war by challenging the relevance of “The Nine Pillars of History”. Dr. Sevelius gives his views as nonpolitical, nonreligious thoughts. Each paragraph has been numbered to offer an easy to use reference system for community discussion of specific statements. “The Nine Pillars of History” gives you, Dear Friend and Reader, a vision for peace. As Dr. Sevelius respectfully borrows President Lincoln’s enduring truth, “that governments of the people, by the people and for the people shall not perish from the earth”.

About the Author

Doctor Sevelius is a Swedish-American physician with a unique life history. He grew up in neutral Sweden during WW II. With Sweden surrounded by war-torn Europe he married a medical colleague from Estonia. He asked himself: Why do people go to war? Is something wrong with state constitutions? After a busy life as a medical scientist, practicing physician, medical director at NASA and Lockheed Missile and Space Company and besides farming in both Sweden and California doctor Sevelius took again up the question of war. On top of his medical education he received academic input from professors of history, anthropology, philology, theology, feminism and economy at Stanford and San Francisco Universities in the US and Lund University in Sweden. After nine years of complimentary studies he has created a unique review of social history and human rights, free from religious and political prejudices.