Planetary ethics does not exist yet; it has yet to be created. We have a clear understanding of its necessity, and vision of its applications, key external and internal objectives, as well as of the basic points of reference and axiomatic articulation. We have an intuitive understanding of the source of planetary ethics as a truly unifying, universal force based on compromise vis-à-vis multiple value systems that belong to various nations, and characterize different languages, cultures, religions, and rational and mystical constructive teachings. We refer to the source and universalism ability of planetary ethics as global spiritual synthesis.

Major faiths have a lot in common despite their apparent differences. To start with, this similarity concerns basic truths. All religions teach us to be good and just; they condemn vices and show us their path to salvation. Major religions are also united in teaching that people are brothers. This understanding naturally follows from the idea of one God. However, all religions apply the idea of human brotherhood primarily to their own followers. This can be explained by the fact that religious associations focus on the external side of their faith rather than on their basic core. To achieve peace and conciliation we must consistently emphasize what unites us rather than what separates us as different nations, cultures and civilizations.

Global spiritual synthesis has three basic meanings in the philosophy of the Planetary Project.

Firstly, global spiritual synthesis is a colossal potential of affirmation, understanding, image-based, and rational interpretation of basic biocompatible values including life, nature, love, creation, kinship, solidarity and justice contained in all constructive religions, sciences, mystic systems and teachings. We must only reveal this potential, systematize it, translate it into a modern language, and make it universally understandable and familiar.

We believe strongly that all that is most important and valuable for us today, all that is capable of helping people unite and together save the planet and themselves, was already formulated thousands of years ago. Like pearls in their tightly closed shells lying on the bottom of the sea, we can find needed symbols, values and meanings in a multitude of sacred texts, spiritual revelations, metaphysical treatises, scientific theories and novels. It is high time we collected them.

Secondly, by the notion of global spiritual synthesis we understand the future global work of Planetary Project supporters aimed at finding, extracting and the comparative analysis of precious meanings of global spiritual experience. Planetary ethics does not need it for collection or decoration: we expect that when collected in a certain correct sequence, these clues will be able to crack any cultural code. In other words, we need such universal argumentation that could be capable of involving into the Planetary Project even the most reserved and conservative leaders of communities that have not joined globalization.

Thirdly, global spiritual synthesis has an equally important objective to put the house in order finally in terms of defining spirituality itself. It is time to formulate a contradiction-free, concrete and positive definition of this most enigmatic quality of human nature, which holds the key to its understanding. We must turn the concept of spirituality into a scientific category; stripping it of the narratives of individual religions, occult dogmas, and the pressure of various “scientific” theories and ideologies.