With Renowned Spiritual Pioneer
& Author of More Than 35 Books
Matthew Fox
 
and Professor, Author
& Director of the Third Story of the Universe
Brian Thomas Swimme

 
 
 

Experience your place in the creative energy of the cosmos and discover how science and spiritual mysticism converge in a meaningful vision for the evolution of human consciousness — and life on Earth.

 

How can our shared humanity truly unify us?

If we look to the past, it’s evident that as human beings we are capable of profound acts of courage, selflessness, and ingenuity...

Alas, we also have the capacity for profound devastation as evident in our many divides, institutionalized power-over dynamics, and tattered environments that are on the verge of extinction due to our collective excessiveness.

Yet, the future holds a different story, according to cosmologist Brian Thomas Swimme and spiritual theologian Matthew Fox.

Brian and Matthew believe that we can and are actively birthing a new story and a new Earth by harnessing the primordial creation energy of the Universe that still exists today — a belief that has been foretold by great spiritual teachers and scientists alike for centuries.

It begins with the conscious creation of the noosphere, the sphere of human thought that envelops the Earth... with the potential to unify the best of humanity and inspire evolutionary advances that can create a truly equitable, joyful, and sustainable world.

You’ll explore the noosphere in this compelling online event, and discover how science and mysticism converge in the evolution of human consciousness and our world — and deepen the meaning of our lives and the power we hold to consciously create the harmony, fulfillment, and happiness we seek.

Drawing from both science and spirituality, the concept of the noosphere was developed by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a 20th-century scientist, mystic, poet, and Jesuit priest who resurrected the idea of the “cosmic Christ” that was lost for centuries.

Brian and Matthew will share with you how many of the problems we have inherited from the modern era are based on the painful split between science and religion in the 17th century...

... and how the noosphere is bridging this gap, healing the inner chasms we have created within ourselves — and inspiring deeper reverence for life on Earth and in the cosmos that is supported by science.

You’ll experience this firsthand as Brian guides you to feel your place in the creative energy of the cosmos... replacing feelings of separation and anxiety with a visceral knowing that you are rooted in the fundamental powers of the Universe.

 

In this thought-provoking online event, you’ll:

 
  • Discover the noosphere, and how it’s relevant to us and to the roles of ritual and technology in evolving it
  • Be guided by Brian to directly experience your place in the creative energy of the cosmos
  • Deepen your understanding of the ongoing creation of the Universe and your role in it — and of Evelyn Underhill and M.D. Chenu’s perspective on “continuous creation” and “continuous incarnation”
  • Explore what mystics such as Pierre Teilhard de Chardin have to say on expanding your consciousness and trusting your divine powers of creativity
  • Learn how the power of symbolic language enabled Homo sapiens to establish unity
 
 
 

You’ll also explore the role symbolic language has played in establishing unity among modern humans — from our art, mathematics, rituals, and mystical connections across time to our propensity to collectively work against our highest good.

As the Director of the Third Story of the Universe at the nonprofit Human Energy and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, Brian’s concise perspective on the nature of the Universe supports the emergence of a flourishing Earth community.

Matthew, one of the foremost mystical scholars of our time, offers us divinely inspired guidance on how we can rise to meet the uncertainties of this era with compassion, conviction, creativity, and grace.

Together, these luminaries are uniquely positioned to guide us to the path that is most aligned with our shared desire for peace and prosperity... and the imperative for nurturance, protection, and advancement of all beings.

In attending this event with Brian and Matthew, you’ll also be among the first to learn about their new course where you’ll be immersed in and birthing the creation energy of the noosphere — and discover how you can consciously engage with it to reimagine your life and our world.

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What People Are Saying About Matthew Fox...

 
“[Matthew is] a major teacher and guide.”

I think of Matthew Fox as “God’s Talent Scout” for all the pivotal figures and ideas he has reclaimed for the reform of Christianity. He knows the sources and translates them into modern idioms for the rest of us! What he has done with Hildegard, Eckhart, and Aquinas makes him a major teacher and guide.
Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 
“Matthew Fox is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of spirituality.”

Matthew Fox is the Obi-Wan Kenobi of spirituality. He has redefined what healthy spirituality is, and what it is not. We should place him at the same level of cultural importance as Thomas Berry, Gandhi, and Dr. King.
— Steve Mortimer, Black Chapel Collective

 
“If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox.”

If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox. Here in the long-lost legacy of Hildegard of Bingen, Fox found blindingly beautiful paintings, radiant writings overflowing with fresh insights of the deepest kind, prophetic wisdom, and engaged political spirituality. Here was a mystical genius who could help to illuminate the human soul spirituality, ecologically, politically — in every dimension of life.
— Mary Ford-Grabowsky, author of Sacred Voices

 
“History will name Fox one of the great Christian spirits of our age.”

— John Shelby Spong, author of A New Christianity for a New World

 
 

What People Are Saying About Brian Thomas Swimme...

 
 
“I have long been a fan of the work of Brian Thomas Swimme...”

As a theoretical physicist interested in the wider cultural and spiritual implications of modern science, I have long been a fan of the work of Brian Thomas Swimme, who has a particularly inspiring take on the standard scientific paradigm — that the Universe is not just something to be theoretically understood but something we can have an experiential relationship with. In his newest book, Cosmogenesis, he intermingles his description of the development of his ideas with his own very personal history. Poignant, epic, and fascinating, it is quite simply a joy to read.
— Professor Jonathan Halliwell, department of physics, Imperial College London

“Swimme’s narration will carry you along in his poignant journey toward Universe-as-teacher.”

Cosmogenesis is a remarkable story threaded into the dynamic unfolding of our emerging Universe. The weave here of poetics, spirituality, and science is exquisite. Swimme’s narration will carry you along in his poignant journey toward universe-as-teacher. You will discover your personal entry into a cosmos speaking through you.
— John Grim, Yale University, co-author of Ecology and Religion

“Swimme’s riveting auto-cosmology offers a direct, repeatable experience of intimacy with the Universe.”

An immediate antidote to shrunken consciousness, Cosmogenesis will enlarge your conception of what a human is for. Swimme’s riveting auto-cosmology offers a direct, repeatable experience of intimacy with the Universe.
— Carolyn Cooke, author of Daughters of the Revolution and Amor and Psycho

“Brian Thomas Swimme impactfully reveals epic twists and turns of the Universe Story.”

This is a brave, paradigm-shifting, and page-turning book; vulnerable and intimate, vast and lyrical. By sharing the challenges and breakthroughs of his own personal story in the style of an “auto-cosmology,” Brian Thomas Swimme impactfully reveals epic twists and turns of the Universe Story. Powerful storytelling throughout evokes a new and much needed cosmology that meaningfully brings together subjective lived experience and recent scientific discovery.
— Jane Riddiford, author of Learning to Lead Together: An Ecological and Community Approach and co-founder of Global Generation

 

About Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a prolific author of books dedicated to renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality, including Original Blessing, A Spirituality Named Compassion, and Christian Mystics. This earth-based mystical tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, honors Indigenous wisdom, works with science, and is committed to interfaith approaches and eco, social, and gender justice.

Matthew’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition has sparked awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as the wisdom tradition that nurtured Jesus. Matthew’s work helps reconnect science and spirituality by honoring the sacredness of the Cosmos and interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He believes that “by reinventing work, education, and worship, we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet.”

Matthew received his doctorate summa cum laude in the History and Theology of Spiritualities from the Institut Catholique de Paris. A member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, he established an Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago, and for 12 years at Holy Names University in Oakland.

He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland in 1996 and was president and professor until 2005, when he left to create a pilot project to reinvent the educational experience for inner-city teenagers.

Matthew is a recipient of many awards, including the Gandhi King Ikeda Award from Morehouse College, which is awarded for dedication to peace, unity, nonviolence, and justice. He also received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

About Brian Thomas Swimme

Brian Thomas Swimme is the Director of the Third Story of the Universe at Human Energy, a nonprofit public benefit organization, and professor of cosmology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his PhD from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. 

Brian brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.8 billion-year trajectory of the Universe. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community. He is the author of Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding UniverseThe Hidden Heart of the Cosmos… and The Universe is a Green Dragon. He is co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a 10-year collaboration with cultural historian Thomas Berry. 

Brian also created, with Bruce Bochte, three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos The Earth’s Imagination… and The Powers of the Universe. He co-wrote, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, and hosted the 60-minute film, Journey of the Universe, which was broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide and won the Northern California regional Emmy for Best Documentary in 2011.

His most recent media work, created with Monica DeRaspe-Bolles and Devin O’Dea, is the popular YouTube video series, “The Story of the Noosphere.” He lectures widely and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History. 

 
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