Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Author: Brian Thomas Swimme

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 9781626983434

Page: 128

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First published in 1996, this book 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? Now, with a new introduction and the fresh perspective of more than twenty years of study, Swimme continues his quest to reveal the "new story" that is developing in response to this age-old question.

Developing Ecological Consciousness

Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books,
1996). 6. Michael Seeds, Horizons: Exploring the Universe (Pacific Grove, Calif:
Brooks/Cole, 2002); Chet Raymo, An Intimate Look at the Night Sky (New York: ...

Developing Ecological Consciousness

Author: Christopher Uhl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742576795

Page: 368

View: 653

This book offers an ecology-based, wonder-filled initiation to the Universe and the Planet Earth. It examines the ways in which humans are damaging the Earth and their own bodies and spirits. It also presents paradigms, values, and tools essential for both planetary and personal transformation.

Cosmosophia

The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story. Rochester: Bear and
Co., 2001. ______. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New
Story. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2006. ______. “The Divinization of the Cosmos:
An ...

Cosmosophia

Author: Theodore Richards

Publisher: Hiraeth Press

ISBN: 0979924685

Page: 350

View: 674

"Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times, and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged. Drawing from a vast trove of knowledge about the world's religious, mystical, and philosophical traditions, he extracts the most valuable gems, polishes them with the revolutionary insights of modern science, and forges a radiant, new cosmosophy--a universal wisdom that honors the wisdom of the universe. The beauty of this mythos is that it, like the cosmos, is not static but dynamic, inviting our active participation and imaginative engagement.This book succeeds in instilling reverence for a living universe and hope for a dying planet. May Cosmosophia blossom and flourish in the hearts of all beings!" --Darrin Drda, author of The Four Global Truths

The Way of Wisdom

Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, Maryknoll, New York, Orbis
Books, 1996. 2. Teilhard de Chardin, 'On the Probable Existence Ahead', 1950,
reproduced in The Future of Man, New York, Image Books, Doubleday, 1959. 3.

The Way of Wisdom

Author: Margaret Silf

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 0745957528

Page: 208

View: 614

Wisdom for life's journey from around the world

PaGaian Cosmology

“Gaia” is a name for humanity's Habitat, an ancient yet new name, which I
understand to include whole Earth and Cosmos—there is no seam separating
Earth from Her context. ... Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, p.31.

PaGaian Cosmology

Author: Glenys Livingstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595349900

Page: 364

View: 743

PaGaian Cosmology brings together a religious practice of seasonal ritual based in a contemporary scientific sense of the cosmos and female imagery for the Sacred. The author situates this original synthesis in her context of being female and white European transplanted to the Southern Hemisphere. Her sense of alienation from her place, which is personal, cultural and cosmic, fires a cosmology that re-stories Goddess metaphor of Virgin-Mother-Crone as a pattern of Creativity, which unfolds the cosmos, manifests in Earth's life, and may be known intimately. PaGaian Cosmology is an ecospirituality grounded in indigenous Western religious celebration of the Earth-Sun annual cycle. By linking to story of the unfolding universe this practice can be deepened, and a sense of the Triple Goddess-central to the cycle and known in ancient cultures-developed as a dynamic innate to all being. The ritual scripts and the process of ritual events presented here, may be a journey into self-knowledge through personal, communal and ecological story: the self to be known is one that is integral with place. PaGaian Cosmology may be used as a resource for individuals or groups seeking new forms of devotional expression and an Earth-based pathway to wisdom within.

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

... there are many others, including works by Lovelock's collaborator,
microbiologist Lynn Margulis, such as Microcosmos ... The Hidden Heart of the
Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story (San Francisco: Orbis Books, 1996) and
Brian Swimme ...

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 1926685199

Page: 406

View: 878

For millennia, we lived in harmony with the Earth, taking only what we required to survive. But in just the past few centuries, we have used our powers to satisfy our obsession with consumption and new technology, without regard for the consequences. And in doing so, we have exploited our surroundings on an unprecedented scale. In this revised and updated edition of From Naked Ape to Superspecies, David Suzuki and Holly Dressel lucidly describe how we have evolved beyond our needs, trampling other species, believing that we can make the Earth work the way we want it to. And they introduce us to the people who are fighting back, those who are resisting the inexorable advance of the "global economy" juggernaut, the people whose voices are difficult to hear over the din of corporate public relations machines. We learn about how human arrogance—demonstrated by our disregard for the small and microscopic species that constitute the Earth’s engine and our reckless use of technological inventions like powerful herbicides or genetically engineered crops—is threatening the health of our children and the safety of our food supply.

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Toronto: Anansi Press. Schlitz, M., & Miller, E. (2010). Worldview transformation
and the development of social consciousness. Institute of Noetic Sciences, 2(5), 5
. Swimme, B. (1996). The hidden heart of the cosmos. New York: Orbis Books.

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

Author: Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470590726

Page: 624

View: 569

The Handbook of Transformative Learning The leading resource for the field, this handbook provides a comprehensive and critical review of more than three decades of theory development, research, and practice in transformative learning. The starting place for understanding and fostering transformative learning, as well as diving deeper, the volume distinguishes transformative learning from other forms of learning, explores future perspectives, and is designed for scholars, students, and practitioners. PRAISE FOR THE HANDBOOK OF TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING "This book will be of inestimable value to students and scholars of learning irrespective of whether or not their emphasis is on transformative learning. It should find its way to the reference bookshelves of every academic library focusing on education, teaching, learning, or the care professions." —PETER JARVIS, professor of continuing education, University of Surrey "Can there be a coherent theory of transformative learning? Perhaps. This handbook goes a long way to answering this question by offering a kaleidoscope of perspectives, including non-Western, that consider the meaning and practice of transformative learning." —SHAUNA BUTTERWICK, associate professor, University of British Columbia "This handbook will be valuable and accessible to both scholars and practitioners who are new to the study of adult education and transformative learning and to more seasoned scholars who seek a sophisticated analysis of the state of transformative learning thirty years after Mezirow first shared his version of a then-fledgling theory of adult learning." —JOVITA ROSS-GORDON, professor and program coordinator, MA in Adult Education, Texas State University

The Legacy

Brian Swimme. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos. Video. 1996. Available from the
Centre for the Story of the Universe, Mill Valley, California. Victor B. Scheffer.
Spire of Form: Glimpses of Evolution. Seattle: University of Washington Press,
1983 ...

The Legacy

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553656458

Page: 128

View: 917

In this expanded version of an inspiring speech delivered in December 2009, David Suzuki reflects on how we got where we are today and presents his vision for a better future. In his living memory, Suzuki has witnessed cataclysmic changes in society and our relationship with the planet: the doubling of the world’s population, our increased ecological footprint, and massive technological growth. Today we are in a state of crisis, and we must join together to respond to that crisis. If we do so, Suzuki envisions a future in which we understand that we are the Earth and live accordingly. All it takes is imagination and a determination to live within our, and the planet's, means. This book is the culmination of David Suzuki’s amazing life and all of his knowledge, experience, and passion — it is his legacy.

Worldly Wonder

... is no better starting place than Worldly Wonder." —Brian Swimme, author of
The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos "The environmental crisis of our time calls for
the wisdom of the world's religions to reawaken the human community to the
wonder ...

Worldly Wonder

Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697545

Page: 120

View: 525

History illustrates the power of religion to bring about change. Mary Evelyn Tucker describes how world religions have begun to move from a focus on God-human and human-human relations to encompass human-earth relations. She argues that, in light of the environmental crisis, religion should move from isolated orthodoxy to interrelated dialogue and use its authority for liberation rather than oppression.

Between Two Ages

... 33, 232, 261 Heilbroner, Robert, 204 Helicopter, 138 Hellman, Lillian, 115
Hemingway, Ernest, 103 Hero, the, 164, 173-174 Hesiod, 236 Hidden Heart of
the Cosmos, The, (Swimme) 30 Higher education; business schools, 78; growth
of, 66; ...

Between Two Ages

Author: William Van Dusen Wishard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462829171

Page: 352

View: 929

"In Between Two Ages, Van Wishard has provided us with a masterful synthesis of the main currents of history, ranging over the centuries with an experts eye to identify the key trends in economics, technology and culture that have led us to this place in time. By itself, this would be an important contribution to our understanding. But the true significance of Between Two Ages lies in his placing this analysis within a profoundly moral and ethical framework. Van Wishard has not simply diagnosed the reasons for our spiritual malaise. He has also suggested how each of us can overcome this malaise and find a larger purpose or meaning to our lives. From the foreword by Dr. Mitchell B. Reiss Dean of International Affairs College of William & Mary Introduction Despite the stratospheric heights of the Dow in recent years, the allure of prosperity and the astounding possibilities opening up for human fulfillment, the next three decades could be the most decisive 30-year period in the history of mankind. Thus you and I are living in the midst of perhaps the most uncertain period America has ever known -- more difficult than World War II, the Depression or even the Civil War. With these earlier crises, an immediately identifiable, focused emergency existed, an emergency people could see and mobilize to combat. But the crisis today is of a different character and order. For America is at the vortex of a global cyclone of change so vast and deep that it is uprooting established institutions, altering centuries-old relationships, changing underlying mores and attitudes, and now, so the experts tell us, even threatening the continued existence of the human species. It is not simply change at the margins; it is change at the very core of life. Culture-smashing change. Identity-shattering change. Soul-crushing change. Prior generations faced change within a context of stable institutions that functioned more or less effectively. Earlier generations had a more stableif less comfortableframework, as well as more clearly defined reference points. Our era doesnt have such guides, for all of Americas institutions, from government to family, from business to religion, are in upheaval. The past century has seen civilized life increasingly ripped from its moorings. The immutable certainties that anchored our ancestors no longer seem to hold in a world where the tectonic plates of life are clashing, where human antagonisms obliterate tens of thousands of people in Africa, Bosnia or Chechnya in a matter of a few days or weeks, where a stray bullet ends the life of an elderly lady quietly walking home from church in Washington, D.C. In so many ways, a life that has lost its essential meaning has cut giant swaths across humanity. Clearly, we have been standing at a unique historical dividing line -- the end of the modern era, as well as the Industrial Age, the end of the colonial period, the end of the Atlantic-based economic, political and military global hegemony, the end of Americas culture being drawn primarily from European sources, the end of the masculine patriarchal/hierarchical epoch, and as Joseph Campbell suggests, the end of the Christian eon. Obviously, one era doesnt stop and a new one start in a week. Yearseven decades or generationsof overlap take place. The sense of an age ending and something new emerging was evident during the earliest years of the 20th century. In 1913, Harvard philosopher George Santayana noted: "The civilization characteristic of Christendom has not yet disappeared, yet another civilization has begun to take its place." In 1928, at the height of the "Roaring Twenties," historian Will Durant wrote, "Human conduct and belief are now undergoing transformations profounder and more disturbing than any since the appearance of wealth and philosophy put an end to the tradition

The Sacred Balance

Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (New York: Orbis Books, 1996).
P.M. McCann, K. Fullgrabe and W. Godfrey-Smith, Social Implications of
Technological Change (Canberra: Department of Science and Technology, 1984
).

The Sacred Balance

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1926685490

Page: 304

View: 603

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

Blessings of the Cosmos

Now, in Blessings of the Cosmos, this renowned author presents a collection of all-new translations of Jesus's best-loved benedictions and invocations for peace, healing, divine connection, and more, including: "Come unto me, all ye that ...

Blessings of the Cosmos

Author: Neil Douglas-Klotz

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 160407731X

Page: 112

View: 370

Aramaic—the language of Jesus and his disciples—has captured the imagination of seekers from every faith and spiritual tradition. Since the publication of his bestseller Prayers of the Cosmos, Aramaic scholar Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz has become a foremost expert at uncovering the rich layers of meaning found in Jesus's native wisdom sayings. Now, in Blessings of the Cosmos, this renowned author presents a collection of all-new translations of Jesus's best-loved benedictions and invocations for peace, healing, divine connection, and more, including: "Come unto me, all ye that labor"—blessings to renew and rededicate your life's sacred vocation "Ask, and it shall be given you"—discovering your origin in the source of Love itself Jesus's parting words to the disciples, from the blessing of greater works to the many mansions teaching to the great commandment on love, and more Jesus' Beatitudes in Luke—blessings for our inner being Plus an 80-minute CD with 20 guided Aramaic body prayers, similar to the traditional Middle Eastern practices that Jesus himself used to generate spiritual energy and insight Whether for personal inspiration or for communal worship and rites of passage, Blessings of the Cosmos offers you a heart-opening prayerbook that offers guidance and encouragement toward an ever-deepening daily experience of the Divine.

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

For a delightful and informative account of the role of microbes in our evolution,
see Margulis and Sagan, Microcosmos. 9. Rasmussen, Earth Community, 90. 10.
Brian Swimme, The Hidden Heart ofthe Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story ...

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

Author: Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813139589

Page: 420

View: 997

Theologian, academic, and third-generation organic farmer Frederick L. Kirschenmann is a celebrated agricultural thinker. In the last thirty years he has tirelessly promoted the principles of sustainability and has become a legend in his own right. Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher documents Kirschenmann's evolution and his lifelong contributions to the new agrarianism in a collection of his greatest writings on farming, philosophy, and sustainability. Working closely with agricultural economist and editor Constance L. Falk, Kirschenmann recounts his intellectual and spiritual journey. In a unique blend of personal history, philosophical discourse, spiritual ruminations, and practical advice, Kirschenmann interweaves his insights with discussion of contemporary agrarian topics. This collection serves as an invaluable resource to agrarian scholars and introduces readers to an agricultural pioneer whose work has profoundly influenced modern thinking about food.

The God Problem

How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places.

The God Problem

Author: Howard Bloom

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1616145528

Page: 708

View: 976

God’s war crimes, Aristotle’s sneaky tricks, Einstein’s pajamas, information theory’s blind spot, Stephen Wolfram’s new kind of science, and six monkeys at six typewriters getting it wrong. What do these have to do with the birth of a universe and with your need for meaning? Everything, as you’re about to see. How does the cosmos do something it has long been thought only gods could achieve? How does an inanimate universe generate stunning new forms and unbelievable new powers without a creator? How does the cosmos create? That’s the central question of this book, which finds clues in strange places. Why A does not equal A. Why one plus one does not equal two. How the Greeks used kickballs to reinvent the universe. And the reason that Polish-born Benoît Mandelbrot—the father of fractal geometry—rebelled against his uncle. You’ll take a scientific expedition into the secret heart of a cosmos you’ve never seen. Not just any cosmos. An electrifyingly inventive cosmos. An obsessive-compulsive cosmos. A driven, ambitious cosmos. A cosmos of colossal shocks. A cosmos of screaming, stunning surprise. A cosmos that breaks five of science’s most sacred laws. Yes, five. And you’ll be rewarded with author Howard Bloom’s provocative new theory of the beginning, middle, and end of the universe—the Bloom toroidal model, also known as the big bagel theory—which explains two of the biggest mysteries in physics: dark energy and why, if antimatter and matter are created in equal amounts, there is so little antimatter in this universe. Called "truly awesome" by Nobel Prize–winner Dudley Herschbach, The God Problem will pull you in with the irresistible attraction of a black hole and spit you out again enlightened with the force of a big bang. Be prepared to have your mind blown. From the Hardcover edition.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

More recently , Brian Swimme has described the unfolding of these cosmic
mysteries in an illuminating way in his book The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos . 16
Teilhard , the believer , knew and loved this heart at the center of the world as the
 ...

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Publisher: Modern Spiritual Masters

ISBN:

Page: 173

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Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) was a French Jesuit theologian and scientist renowned for his pioneering field work in paleontology. His visionary writings on the reconciliation of faith and evolutionary theory aroused the suspicions of the Vatican and he was forbidden to publish on religious matters during his lifetime. After his death, the publication of his many books marked him as one of the most influential Catholic thinkers of this century -- a mystic whose holistic vision speaks with growing relevance to contemporary spirituality. Often considered ahead of his time, Teilhard's writings have more relevance and impact on our current times than when he was first published.

The Cosmic Mystique

—From the Introduction The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos Humanity and the New
Story Brian Swimme ISBN 1-57075-281-8 “ Brian Swimme , a superb scientist ,
here reveals to us the wonder and beauty and enchanting qualities of the world ...

The Cosmic Mystique

Author: Henry A. Garon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 240

View: 107

This book by a scientist and committed Christian offers timely reflections on the physical world and the relationship between faith and science. Henri Garon looks closely at what he terms the "world's stuff" as "outward expressions of the inner life of God." Written in an engaging style and including illustrations of complex ideas, The Cosmic Mystique provides a clear understanding of scientific as well as theological principles from Kepler to Einstein, and G. K. Chesterton to Teilhard de Chardin. Book jacket.

The Witness

by Marianne Arbogast The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos : Humanity and the New
Story , by Brian Swimme ( Orbis ... Like the cartoonist , he seeks to widen our
perspective to take in something of the cosmic mystery of which we are a part .

The Witness

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Contextual Teaching and Learning

Brian Swimme , The hidden heart of the cosmos : Humanity and the new story (
Maryknoll , NY : Orbis Books , 1999 ) , pp . 100 - 101 . 15 . Brian Swimme , The
universe is a green dragon : A cosmic creation story ( Santa Fe , NM : Bear ...

Contextual Teaching and Learning

Author: Elaine B. Johnson

Publisher: Corwin

ISBN:

Page: 196

View: 164

Elaine Johnson demonstrates how implementing contextual teaching and learning can change students' lives and help them achieve academic excellence.