THE VISION OF HOLOS®
HOLOS is a symbol for Love, Peace, & Unity of our One Humanity. The causes of violence are born in our feelings of separation and fear. Our vision is to shift our awareness from fear and separation to unity and love. HOLOS is a 3D peace amulet that transcends language, religion, politics, and other man made divisions. It communicates non-verbally the message of love, peace, and unity, reminding us of our interconnectedness as One Humanity.
ABOUT BRIAN BERMAN
Born in New York in 1949, Brian was deeply affected as a child when viewing images of the Holocaust and wondering through a child’s eyes why? All people are part of the human race, no differences under the skin. It wasn’t until 2002 when he was facilitating a Jewish German Reconciliation Project in Germany, that he realized Hitler had made him, inadvertently, a peace-maker. In 1969, he was trained as a peace marshal by a Quaker group to hold the peace during the Moratorium March in Washington DC. Through a series of violent events, he turned his attention inwards to find the source of peace, In 1970, Berman studied yoga and meditation and began teaching for the Integral Yoga Institute.
In 1988, he began Citizen Diplomacy work in Russia, and attended the International Peace Marathon in Moscow. He returned to the US after being with people from over 70 nations running a marathon for peace. He began lecturing on the vision of our one global family working for peace.
In 1989, Berman joined the group Global Family and went back to Russia teaching meditation. In June of that year, he helped facilitate with Global Family, “Seeking the True Meaning of Peace”, hosted by the Costa Rican government and the United Nations, in San Jose, Costa Rica. The 14th Dalai Lama, and 700 other peace builders attended this conference.
Following 9/11, Berman started a listening group in his community to facilitate building listening skills for conflict resolution and inner peace. In 2002, he was invited by the director of The Compassionate Listening Project to travel to Germany to facilitate a group of Jews and Germans heal the emotional wounds resulting from World War II and the Holocaust. As a Compassionate Listening facilitator and the former co-director and facilitator of the Jewish-German Reconciliation Project, Berman’s work centered on reconciliation and healing the wounds of war. Together with his wife Lisa, they facilitate healing and reconciliation workshops in the US and Europe and The Art of Listening – a skills building workshop for building peace. Berman is trained in Hakomi Therapy, Attitudinal Healing, and taught yoga and meditation for many years. He is an award-winning sculptor and teacher. The theme of his artwork is “Art for Peace.”