Category: Cosmology

Song of Creation

The drive to express ourselves, to create in the world, is an innate need like beauty, love, and the search for truth. It seems almost biological, like the need for food and water. In the Nazi concentration camps of World War II, deprived of nearly every- thing, many prisoners composed songs, wrote poetry, and even…

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A Maker of Things

In 2006 I quit my career job, left New York City, and headed to rural New Mexico to discover a life less reliant on money. I wanted to become a maker of things instead of a buyer of things. As in most escapades, I advanced step-by-step. Curiously I lifted veil after veil, allowing myself to…

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Elemental

In this exclusive interview with Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, the Co-Director, Co-Producer and Co-Composer of the documentary Elemental, we explore the persistence of hope and other questions relating to the creation, filming and mission of the film. The world in which we live is both beautiful and terrible. There are those among us that recognize these polarities and…

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Evolutionary Panentheism for the Planetary Era

Though it began some five centuries ago with the so-called discovery of the New World and the first circumnavigation of the globe, the reality of the Planetary Era has, in our own times, finally entered the sphere of collective consciousness as a result of the growing threat of climate change, ecological devastation, and the mass…

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Spiritual Ecology

Finally we are waking up to our ecological imbalance, to the realities of global warming and its catastrophic consequences. It is also beginning to dawn upon us that these environmental changes are accelerating, that time is running out more quickly than we may realize. How can we speak about sustainability without speaking about the Sustainer?…

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View From The Center

In this interview moderated by Ashok Gangadean, Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College, professors Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams delve deeply into their shared concerns about the future of humanity and the Earth, and explore the interface between cosmology and culture ushering in a new cosmological consciousness. Joel Primack studied physics at Princeton and Stanford…

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The Animated World

Like many others, I was switched on to Patrick Harpur’s writings in the ’90s through reading the subtly mind-blowing survey of Forteana and folklore, Daimonic Reality. Avoiding jargon, writing with vivid immediacy, he manages to bring immensely slippery concepts from the hidden traditions of Western religion—alchemy, Neoplatonism, Hermeticism—to bear on the wondrous oddities, such as UFOs and…

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Spagyrica Nova

Robert Kelly SPAGYRIC ONTOLOGY There exists: one flower for each person. Does that mean each individual or: person/persona/persun = mask, = one of the Available Identities on Earth. There exist 1,728 Masks of Humankind (for Christ’s sake didn’t anybody tell you that?) which one did you put on with your first breath? and a complete…

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Sacred Earth: A Global Cosmology for our Time III

Part 3: Institutions, Planetary Rights, Mystical Economics Part 3: Institutions, Planetary Rights, Mystical Economics Ashok: Father Thomas, when you distinguish it from religion as an institution, you point out that religion has been failing and science is not the problem— instead, science needs to play a role. In a cosmological spirituality where we experience universal…

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Sacred Earth: A Global Cosmology for Our Time II

Part 2: Wonder, Interconnectivity, A New Universe Story Part 2: Wonder, Interconnectivity, A New Universe Story Ashok: A child’s intimacy with nature, which you mention, brings out what is so fundamental in the emerging cosmology— that is, the interconnectivity, the communion of all that is in the universe. I know that your work has brought…

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