Long fall nights are a rich opportunities to reflect upon our own stories and the myths, identities, and social paradigms that give rise to our sense of self. This self is not static. It is a dynamic force of being that is constantly evolving. The energy that gives rise to your being is the same energy that transformed from hydrogen atoms to galaxies, stars, planets, and life.
This November, we invite you to sink into this evolutionary energy and recast your identity within a cosmological context.
How does your sense of self change when reflected within the context of the story of the universe?
What will you do with the immense power of creative transformation that you have inherited?
Reimagining your identity and role in society within a cosmological context can be an extraordinary moment in your life. Fall is the perfect season to let go, dive in, and discover your deepest identity. This month's offerings are here to support your journey.
In this conversation Marya and Drew explore poetry and activism, the study of science, and the participation in a Crow Sundance as shared visions of creative transformation that are inspired by the journey of the universe.
Hidden Heart of the Cosmos
by Brian Thomas Swimme
(Revised Edition, Orbis Books, 2019)
First published in 1996, Hidden Heart of the Cosmos sought to answer the question: What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood?
In this new and updated edition, bestselling author and evolutionary cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the “new story” that is developing in response to this age-old question.
Swimme is a professor of cosmology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is the author of The Universe is a Green Dragon, The Universe Story with Thomas Berry, and the Journey of the Universe book and film with Mary Evelyn Tucker. See more books in the Orbis Ecology & Justice Series here.
Paul Campion shares a soul stirring message with the graduating class of Loyola Chicago on behalf of the Institute of Environmental Sustainability.
Watch through the end to hear first-hand how coming to know the story of our universe can empower and energize us all for the path ahead.
★ "3rd Annual Flaring Forth Celebration with Brian Thomas Swimme"