Vol 2, No 8 (2011): Survey of Mysticism in History

Ahsen Yalin explores the unknowns of nature in view of science, mystical factors and philosophy. She contends that mysticism is a good product for marketing to trade in its secrets and promises; she cautions all to be vigilant and ensure the rules of ethics are always maintained in the collaboration between mysticism and marketing.

Vol 2, No 7 (2011): Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Mysticism

Ayberk examines mysticism closely from psychological and sociological perspectives combining Middle Eastern and Western framework from Güleç; Tarhan; Doğan to Maslow; Stace and Jung to name a few. His approach is thorough and honest.

Vol 2, No 6 (2011): Lord Krishna Recognized by Scholars Long Time Ago

The article redefines myth away from falsehood, advances literary, archaeological evidence, valid technological proofs and offers insights into spiritual realities to re-present Lord Krishna as an historical personage making it unnecessary to over argue this reality by consigning erstwhile widely-held oriental outdated myth postulation of the West, which incidentally had also influenced some Eastern indologists to arbitrariness, political motivation and missionary disposition. Professor Horacio Francisco Arganis-Juárez provides a detailed deconstruction of Benjamin Preciado Solis’ the First Historical Evidences of Krishna.

Vol 2, No 5 (2011): Spiritual Talks

Drawing on psychology, theology, sociology and especially the practice of marketing, Saba G. Oral analyzes New Age trends in the media focusing on “Tibet”, a TV commercial; to provide means to understanding the consequential significance of language and words.

Vol 1, No 4 (2011): Marketing Astrology: The Magic Touch

In Hilal Kiliç’s article, the readers are faced with the commercial forces of astrology tending to a future sold as a given and with the contemplation of mystical experiences outgrowing religion almost as a necessity in the twenty-first century to replace the fracturing of community and family life of the twentieth century.

Vol 1, No 3 (2011): Mysticism Meets Life Styles: Elizabeth Gilbert

Dilge Kodak frames the twenty-first century within the unique currents of postmodernism embracing individualized attitude to consumerism.

Vol 1, No 2 (2011): Political Approach to Leisure: The “stop WWI coalition”, 1908 - 1914

Rosamund Ridley in this article based on her original research, 1908 to 1914, expounds on the discovery of the pivotal and memorable role Arthur Leonard played in the transformation, which tourism conjoining with advocacy, brought to leisure and the ideal of friendship; trying to stop coalition for the First World War from taking place.


2013: Final Report: A world map of OER initiatives: Can the global OER community design and build it together?

Final Report: A world map of Open Educational Resources initiatives: Can the global OER community design and build it together?References provided by participants in an international conversation:[1] 12 – 30 November 2012[1]  References are categorised by the context in which they were raised. For full report, see


2006: Report of the discussions on developing a research agenda for OER Appendix 4: Conversations Map

The conversations map represents the discussions outlined in Appendix 3 (see main report document, p.18) in schematic form, allowing users to see the links between different threads. The map page headings correspond to the section headings in Appendix 3.

2006: Report of the discussion on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for OER

Appendix: FOSS tools for OER development, management and dissemination1

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