Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

Author: Brian Thomas Swimme

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1626983437

Category: Religion

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.
Categories: Religion

Developing Ecological Consciousness

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: ...

Author: Christopher Uhl

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742576797

Category: Nature

Page: 368

View: 107

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.
Categories: Nature

The Archetypal Cosmos

The Archetypal Cosmos

Swimme, Hidden Heart of the Cosmos, pp. 85–86. Tarnas, Cosmos and Psyche,
p. 90. Personalization, for Teilhard, seems to be roughly equivalent to a
combination of the powers of centration and interrelatedness in Swimme's model.
Tarnas ...

Author: Keiron Le Grice

Publisher: Floris Books

ISBN: 9780863158506

Category: Science

Page: 328

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The modern world is passing through a time of critical change on many levels: cultural, political, ecological and spiritual. We are witnessing the decline and dissolution of the old order, the tumult and uncertainty of a new birth. Against this background, there is an urgent need for a coherent framework of meaning to lead us beyond the growing fragmentation of culture, belief and personal identity. Keiron Le Grice argues that the developing insights of a new cosmology could provide this framework, helping us to discover an underlying order shaping our life experiences. In a compelling synthesis of the ideas of seminal thinkers from depth psychology and the new paradigm sciences, Le Grice positions the new discipline of archetypal astrology at the centre of an emerging world view that reunifies psyche and cosmos, spirituality and science, mythology and metaphysi, and enables us to see mythic gods, heroes and themes in a fresh light. He draws especially on the work of C. G. Jung, Joseph Campbell, Richard Tarnas, Fritjof Capra, David Bohm and Brian Swimme. Heralding a 'rediscovery of the gods' and the passage into a new spiritual era, The Archetypal Cosmos presents a new understanding of the role of myth and archetypal principles in our lives, one that could give a cosmic perspective and deeper meaning to our personal experiences.
Categories: Science

Cosmosophia

Cosmosophia

Smoley, Richard and Jay Kinney. Hidden Wisdom: A Guide to the Western Inner
Traditions. New York: Arkana, 1999. ... The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos:
Humanity and the New Story. Maryknoll: Orbis Books, 2006. ______. “The
Divinization of ...

Author: Theodore Richards

Publisher: Hiraeth Press

ISBN: 9780979924682

Category: Philosophy

Page: 350

View: 920

"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
Categories: Philosophy

The Way of Wisdom

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.

Author: Margaret Silf

Publisher: Lion Books

ISBN: 9780745957524

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 124

Wisdom for life's journey from around the world
Categories: Religion

Blessings of the Cosmos

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 ...

Author: Neil Douglas-Klotz

Publisher: Sounds True

ISBN: 9781604077315

Category: Religion

Page: 112

View: 881

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.
Categories: Religion

PaGaian Cosmology

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.

Author: Glenys Livingstone

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595349906

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 364

View: 961

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

From Naked Ape to Superspecies

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 ...

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781926685199

Category: Science

Page: 406

View: 881

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.
Categories: Science

The Handbook of Transformative Learning

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.

Author: Edward W. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470590720

Category: Education

Page: 624

View: 148

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
Categories: Education

The Legacy

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 ...

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781553656456

Category: Nature

Page: 128

View: 820

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.
Categories: Nature

Worldly Wonder

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 ...

Author: Mary Evelyn Tucker

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697544

Category: Religion

Page: 120

View: 640

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.
Categories: Religion

Between Two Ages

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; ...

Author: William Van Dusen Wishard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462829170

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 317

"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
Categories: Social Science

The Sacred Balance

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
).

Author: David Suzuki

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781926685496

Category: Nature

Page: 304

View: 949

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.
Categories: Nature

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

THE HIDDEN HOLOCAUST 11 The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos , 3 pts . on 1
cass . ( 1996 ) . Science - General . Color . 80 mins . ( C ) . Video Released Feb.
1996. Brian Swimme.Threepart educational video covering the modern scientific
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ISBN: 083524427X

Category: Films for the hearing impaired

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Categories: Films for the hearing impaired

Cultivating an Ecological Conscience

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 ...

Author: Frederick L. Kirschenmann

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813139586

Category: Nature

Page: 420

View: 788

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.
Categories: Nature

At Home in the Cosmos

At Home in the Cosmos

Of Related Interest The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos Humanity and the New Story
Brian Swimme ISBN 1-57075-281-8, paperback "A much-needed, concise, lucid
introduction to the new cosmology." — Steven Rockefeller The Holy Web ...

Author: David Toolan

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105110218935

Category: Religion

Page: 257

View: 728

The author brings science and spirituality together to reveal a universe with Christ at the center, and an environment caught in the balance.
Categories: Religion

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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
 ...

Author: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Publisher: Modern Spiritual Masters

ISBN: UOM:39015043807612

Category: Religion

Page: 173

View: 752

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.
Categories: Religion

The Witness

The Witness

by Marianne Arbogast The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos : Humanity and the New
Story , by Brian Swimme ( Orbis , 1996 ) . Consumerism conflicts radically with
our innate longing for communion with all of creation . “ Any ultimate separation ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89076718139

Category: Anglican Communion

Page:

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Categories: Anglican Communion

Our Land Ourselves

Our Land  Ourselves

How can psychoanalysis justify itself , two people in a room talking ? tot BRIAN
SWIMME Hidden Heart of the Cosmos · 1996 Where are we initiated into the
universe ? To answer we need to reflect on what our children experience over
and ...

Author: Peter Forbes

Publisher: Real Goods

ISBN: UOM:39015042409055

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 822

Our Land, Ourselves is a collection of diverse readings on the many themes of people and place - themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, the purpose of work, and the meaning of community. These voices suggest a new way of viewing land conservation as the process of building values and positively shaping human lives.
Categories: Nature