Amazon award winning Looking-Glass Ethical Arts and Media web
retreat was created to enlighten and empower you as a compassionate
individual - and ultimately encourage global healing for all.
its earliest incarnation back in 1995, Looking-Glass has evolved
to appeal to all who aspire towards an environmentally sound and
harmonious future - and ultimately a more refined level of ethical
A main principle of the Looking-Glass philosophy is to research
and develop pragmatic solutions. This is achieved by first setting
aside counterproductive elements from both ends of the spectrum
such as eco-extremism and internet alarmism at one end and
marketing jargon, political rhetoric and greenwashing at the
other. Secondly, establishing and analyzing cause and effect at
the deepest level, and thirdly, working a common-sense solution
which self-generates natural stability. Fore example we are
currently focused on the jewellery industry and have now spent
some years researching this highly contentious monetary giant
of the vanity world where the devastating effects of mining are
washed over with ethical labels and "eco" style glamour.
The truth beneath the surface is far from ethical.
Looking-Glass is also continuing to develop The NOVA Key - which,
to comments being expressed by NOVA Key site is the
clearest and most pragmatic non-greenwash ethical labelling system
created. We have now applied The NOVA Key to the works of a jewellery
artist to show how versatile the labelling system is - not just
on foods, but all kinds of consumer items ... even artworks.
The Ban The Bang! fireworks campaign continues to serve as a resource
for the concerned public worldwide (but predominantly in the UK
where fireworks are still grievously under-regulated. Again,
with Ban The Bang, we have brought about a set of balanced
workable proposals which should greatly reduce nuisance fireworks
- but at the same time satisfy all sides of the argument.
are other connected websites orbiting the Looking-Glass nucleus,
but which all gravitate towards aspects of compassionate living
solutions - a continual quest for new ethical horizons.
Looking-Glass and its sister site VeggieGlobal.com offer extensive,
ethically based resources, news, campaigns and appeals - mainly
covering animal welfare, humanitarianism, conservation and a meat-free
Not all of
Looking-Glass is updated regularly because of administartive
limitations and to enable more focus on issues we are actively
researching at great depths. Therefore there are some areas
which have laid dormant for many years and have now become
archive areas. This doesn't usually mean
that the information provided is no longer relevant, as many aspects
of the site exist as an oracle - a reminder of things we should
always be aware of and aspire to and which may help lead us towards a more harmonious
future. As time permits however, many areas of the site will eventually
be reorganized or specifically archived to make it easier for important research
updates to be more easily sourced.
on-line retreat is interlaced with information and advice to inspire
and stimulate the mind. There is discussion and analogies to stir
the conscience - a kaleidoscope of interplay as the Looking-Glass
mission guides site visitors towards a globally peaceful and humane
In seamless design, Looking-Glass also offers a broad menu of
interests and complimentary services - plus further exploration
on philosophy, meat-free nutrition advice, news, interactive campaigns,
good-cause support programmes, charity
listings and a variety of learning
modules for all ages. You can set Looking-Glass as your home page
with the assurance that you won't be showered with irrelevant
and intrusive advertising and settle into the relaxing atmosphere
within these environs knowing you are truly immersed in a balanced
combination of (perhaps) your favourite things.
can read more about Looking-Glass below ...
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away from the internet rush-hour, Looking-Glass
has grown slowly and organically ... long before the dot com gold
rush came then dissapeared. Free of religion and most politics,
this retreat emphasises the importance of a pragmatic, common-sense approach and always
aims to provide properly researched and accurate information.
It also includes many everyday lifestyle interests for
everyone's benefit. You'll find
- one of the most popular and longest serving veggie/vegan
resources of its kind worldwide,
plus areas of selective reviews,
related subjects and discussion.
from environmental discussion, Looking-Glass is also interwoven
with evolutionary philosophies - such as a journey towards universal
awareness.The essence of this philosophy extends towards mood
environs and other inspiring perspectives scattered throughout
this on-line "retreat".
reflect your mood or emotion, Looking-Glass helps you find
solace during times of reflection and gently leads you along a path
to help you unwire yourself from the
hive-like interplay and superficiality
of social media and associated apps which have instilled so
much dumbing-down into the connected world.
and inspiration - in times of solitude
"Like" free, and therefore deeper
inependent thinking and judgement - through inner realization
- an informed choice without blind influence.
of giving - through a heightened sense of outward compassion
... but without grabbing for kudos.
and peaceful change in your life - through compassionate interaction
... where gratitude takes precedence while seeing through the
eyes of others.
please get involved in our campaigns,
other important contributions towards world healing.
After you have browsed
through the main contents you may find paths around Looking-Glass
that lead you deeper into its philosophy or else future adventures
of the Looking-Glass community - and ask yourself ...
Are you reflecting?
the planets and moons
Looking-Glass is like a solar system ... Where you are right now
is the nucleus ... the Homelands ... and beyond are planets (like
moons and satellites all encircling ... and ever evolving. Amongst
all of this are gateways and paths to help you find what you are
looking for. But if you ever get lost in this labyrinth of literally
thousands of pages, you will be brought back to this Homelands
Reception page by clicking on the house on the top right or bottom
of almost any page. If you want to search for something more specifically
please use the labyrinth / map links.
hope you find Looking-Glass
both fun and enlightening, and
that you'll come back and visit us often ...
through the Looking-Glass.
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