Brian Swimme

The new cosmic story emerging into human awareness overwhelms all previous conceptions of the universe for the simple reason that it draws them all into its comprehensive fullness. Who can learn what this means and remain calm?

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Each being in the universe yearns for the free energy necessary for survival and development. Each existence resists extinction. The consequent history of violence in the universe is as inevitable as the gravitational pull between the Earth and the Sun.

“Each being in the universe yearns for the free energy necessary for survival and development. Each existence resists extinction. The consequent history of violence in … Read More

A tree is a self: it is ‘unseen shaping’ more than it is leaves or bark, roots or cellulose or fruit … What this means is that we must address trees as we must address all things, confronting them in the awareness that we are in the presence of numinous mystery.

“A tree is a self: it is ‘unseen shaping’ more than it is leaves or bark, roots or cellulose or fruit … What this means … Read More

The human being is that space in which the comprehensive compassion that pervades the universe from the very beginning now begins to surface –within consciousness. (As compared with the natural displays of compassion by other creatures that is not necessarily ‘within consciousness. ‘) That’s the only difference. We didn’t create compassion, but it’s flowing through us-or it could. The phase change that we’re in seems, to me, to depend upon that comprehensive compassion unfurling in the human species.

“The human being is that space in which the comprehensive compassion that pervades the universe from the very beginning now begins to surface –within consciousness. … Read More

The creation story unfurling within the scientific enterprise provides the fundamental context, the fundamental arena of meaning, for all the peoples of the Earth. For the first time in human history, we can agree on the basic story of the galaxies, the stars, the planets, minerals, life forms, and human cultures. This story does not diminish the spiritual traditions of the classical or tribal periods of human history. Rather, the story provides the proper setting for the teachings of all traditions, showing the true magnitude of their central truths.

“The creation story unfurling within the scientific enterprise provides the fundamental context, the fundamental arena of meaning, for all the peoples of the Earth. For … Read More