Category Archives: Current 08 – New Cosmology

The New Cosmology: My Introduction

While on a sabbatical in 1993, and still following Madeline L’Engle’s advice to choose books on the new science for my spiritual reading, I was introduced to the work of the Passionist priest and cultural historian Thomas Berry Continue reading

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The Prophetic Voice of the Cosmos

Some years back during my graduate studies, I took a class on the early Christian prophets. I am fascinated by the experience in history of the “prophetic voice,” its origins, and its purpose. From a traditional Christian perspective, prophets are men and women commanded by the voice of God to speak aloud about injustices in the society. I nearly flunked the class, over a dispute with the professor. Continue reading

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Evolution Enters Its Conscious Phase – In Us!

I remember the day back in the mid-1990’s when I first began to imagine the implications of Thomas Berry’s notion that our Universe, from its beginning, has experienced both physical and psychic evolution. I recall feeling both relieved and amazed as the realization of Berry’s observation settled into my own awareness with new clarity. Continue reading

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Reflections as the U.S. Space Shuttle Program Ends

In recent days, I have joined the entire U.S., if not the world, in acknowledging the final flight of the space shuttle program. As the crew of Atlantis carries out the final steps of its mission and prepares to return to Earth, we down here are all caught up in reflecting on the meaning of the government-sponsored NASA space program, Continue reading

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Nurturing an Ecological Consciousness

Over the years since the late 1980’s, when I first became aware of the ecofeminist spirituality movement, I have tried to work at strengthening my own ecological awareness. As part of this journey, I have been drawn to writings in the field known as “ecopsychology.” Continue reading

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Belonging In Our Universe

One morning this past week, while I was sitting eating my breakfast and looking westward out the dining room window, I gradually became aware that the trunks of the trees were now mottled with patches of soft, buttery light arriving upon their brown bodies from the sun rising behind me in the east. It was a slow dawning in my consciousness at first Continue reading

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