Universe Story

Timelines
Mysteries of Deep Space – an interactive timeline.

The Great Story Timeline – Connie Barlow and Michael Dowd’s site … perhaps “one of the most concise tellings” of the epic of evolution, as the authors say – these stories always have one’s own bias as to what is considered noteworthy: so delete some and add in your own!

Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry
Brian Swimme – the New Cosmology. All his DVD’s are available – including some on webstream. Canticle to the Cosmos is his first, and a bit dated for some, but still very good. The Earth’s Imagination – “the human imagination is the way in which the future reaches into the present, and shapes the life process. We begin to create ourselves by a vision that arrives out of the future. The Not-Yet influences the present … what attracts us creates the space for what is next.” There are some excerpts of some DVD’s on YouTube pagaian channel: for example, Brian Swimme Interview: a Cosmological Perspective on the Present, which is excerpted from Neil Rogin’s video The Awakening Universe and an older excerpt from Brian Swimme’s Canticle series Desire, the Universe and Earth-Sun Creativity

Journey of the Universe … Brian Swimme’s new work: film, companion book, and the multi-part educational series.

Brian Swimme talks at Google May 2016: “while this account will certainly be in contention with older cultural narratives, it could ultimately lead to positive effects for future human evolution. Brian will point to some of the epic’s long term consequences for humanity as a whole.”

Thomas Berry – Geologian, cultural historian – books, essays, films available here. Some videos of Thomas Berry (and a bit of Brian Swimme) from the 1980’s and 1990’s (from the library of Lou Niznik) that have been made available), and some essays by Thomas Berry. I suggest strongly searching for access to this essay, via the American Teilhard Association: Alienation in a Universe of Presence (2004). And EarthHeart.org is a great resource of Thomas Berry’s work. Remembering Thomas Berry by Noel Debien ABC.

Powers of the Universe – Brian Swimme “Experience the joy of recognizing that you are the Universe.” “Develop a deeper intimacy with Earth, an erotic relationship with Life.” “The cosmological powers of the Universe are coursing through us moment by moment.”

Thomas Berry – 12 principles for Understanding the Universe – this version is slightly different from Thomas Berry’s Twelve Principles of a Functional Cosmology

Interview with Brian Swimme – What is Enlightenment
Comprehensive Compassion

More of the Story

Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey – this is a 14 min excerpt for the series, created, co-directed and produced by Ann Druyan, and hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Carl Sagan Portal – “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent a universe.” Carl Sagan

Deep Time Journey Network – a global community exploring an Evolving Universe as a foundational context and offering online professional development programs

The Great Story – great site of Connie Barlow, well known science writer, and partner Michael Dowd – lots of links, meta-religious essays, rituals, and their schedule. An article by Michael Dowd on God: Personification not Person

Genesis of the Cosmos: The Ancient Science of Continuous Creation by Paul A. LaViolette – exposes the contradictions in the Big Bang theory and offers a scientific basis for the ancient myths and esoteric lore that encode a theory of continuous creation. He shows how these myths encode a theory of cosmology in which matter is continually growing from seeds of order that emerge spontaneously from the surrounding subquantum chaos

A Pagan meta-religious essay: The Universe Story as Unfolding of the Triple Goddess and Her Seasonal Celebration

Universe Story for children – big or little – by Jennifer Morgan.

Australian Liz Connor’s great blog about our unfolding story And contact Liz there for an e-copy of her book “Our Seven Ages”.

Epic of Evolution … a lot of good resources at this site, including a Tree of Life meditation.

Cosmic Walks

The Cosmic Walk – Ruth Rosenhek and John Seed

Cosmic Evolution Story – Neal McBurnett

Cosmic Walk Script – Glenys Livingstone

Other Resources
The View From the Center of the Universe … about the book by Joel R. Primack and Nancy Ellen Abrams, and the video.

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