Imagine Our Future

Can You

Imagine Our Future . . .

Wisdom Of Evolution
. . . If Humans Were Guided By The Wisdom Of Evolution . . .

. . . And How The Universe Works?

personal journey

Are you ready to connect your personal journey

with the cosmic journey?

Education and Religion

"Both Education and Religion Need to Ground Themselves Within the Story of Universe."

--- Thomas Berry

Maria Montessor
"Let us give the child a vision
  of the whole universe . . .
  No matter what we touch, an atom,
  or a cell, we cannot explain it without
  knowledge of the wide universe."

-- Maria Montessori

Empowering Evolution

with a deeptime perspective!

Empowering Evolution

Empowering Evolution

A global online gathering place . . .

Deeptime Network

Welcome to the

to better understand our deep past,

how the universe works, and

how to make decisions for a vibrant future.

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Welcome to the Deeptime Network

Where a Deeptime Perspective Empowers Evolution

We’re a global network of:


We’re blown away . . .

with the discovery that the universe is a single interconnected entity that has been transforming for 14 billion years, and believe that this perspective changes everything.

We believe . . .

that understanding our deep past is foundational for understanding where we come from, who we are, how the universe works and how to make the best choices for ourselves and the future of Earth.

We use many names . . .

for a Deeptime Perspective — Big Picture, New Story, Montessori Cosmic Vision and Education, Big History, Journey of the Universe, Universe Story, and Gaia Systems Theory, to name a few.

We’re creating a deep future . . .

by addressing today’s problems—global warming, intolerance, income inequality, food security, environmental degradation, alienation, social break down, meaninglessness, and more — with a Deeptime Perspective.

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
— Albert Einstein

Empower Your Journey With a Deeptime Community


Join a community of educators, artists, scientists, religious leaders and others around the world.



Read the most recent member generated content and add your own too. Join a global conversation.



Take a professional development course for teachers in Deep Time and Cosmic Education.


Post events on our calendar and your books, videos and more in our resource section.

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Deeptime Network
Free Information Session today, Wednesday, 7:00 PM ET (US)for educators, open to all!Deeptime Leadership & Personal Empowerment Programdtnetwork.org/deeptime-leadership-personal-empowerment-program-info-sessions/ ... See MoreSee Less
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The 2021 International Big History Association Conference, hosted in India, explores an exciting array of topics relating to the past 13.7 billion years of an evolving universe, and how we can co-create positive social change by learning from it. Join this important conference as we focus on “Changing the World: Community, Science and Engagement with Big History” Aug 1-5! Imogene Drummond, Orla Hazra, and Prashant Olalekar will consider Well-Being through the Lens of Big History on Monday, Aug 2, at 8 pm EDT (which is Tues, Aug 3 at 5:30 am IST in India). We explore how the expansion and deepening of humans' sources of meaning--love, work, play, and community--contribute to the co-evolution of the human species as we create a vibrant Earth Community. Orla, in a nod to Thomas Berry, calls it the Great Work of love in action! Other fascinating presentations include Lowell Gufstason’s panel on “Big History and Evolutionary Crisis: Meaning, Purpose and a New Worldview,” on Sunday, August 1, 8:30am – 10:00am, EDT. The conference includes many fascinating presentations as well as opportunities to meet and interact with remarkable people from around the world.For more information, go to www.bighistory.org. We hope to see you there! ... See MoreSee Less
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Deeptime Network
Would your school or organization be interested in obtaining this stunning sculpture of a Zygolophodon elephant skull by my nephew Owen Ackerman in Croton-on-Hudson, NY?Zygolophodons lived from twenty three to two million years ago. Owen made the sculpture out of white oak wood from a tree that fell over in a hurricane but was suspended in mid air, keeping the wood in excellent condition. It took Owen about eight months to complete the sculpture and preserve the wood and accentuate its grain and features with multiple coats of tung oil finish. The sculpture, which weighs roughly twelve hundred pounds, sits on a base made of wide flange I beams that have welded vertical square tubes to handle the sculpture's weight. If you're interested, you can contact Owen at: [email protected] ... See MoreSee Less
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What Members Are Doing and Saying . . .

Teacher, Facebook Maestro

Andrea Lulka
Montessori Teacher
Facebook Group Founder, Montessori Teachers

“Sharing stories of the universe gives children a crucially important gift — a context for their presence and helps them connect to their purpose and sense of belonging. Deep Time learning and surging curiosity are born through exploring interrelationship and interdependence, just what the DTJN is all about!”

Scientist, Religious Naturalist

Ursula Goodenough
Professor of Biology
Washington University, St. Louis, MO (US)

“Scientific inquiry has provisioned us with a mind-boggling new core narrative — the epic of evolution, the epic of creation, the universe story, big history, everybody’s story — where humans and human cultures are understood to be emergent from and, hence, a part of nature.”

Educator, Jesuit Priest

Robert Athickal, SJ
Founder, Tarumitra
Patna, Bihar, India

“At Tarumitra, we are concerned about the future of our planet and believe that understanding a deep time perspective is central for creating a way forward. Tarumitra is a students’ initiative with a membership of over quarter million members and network of over 2500 schools and colleges.”

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Deep Time Topics You’ll Encounter


  • Research
  • Cultural-Ethnic
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Earth-sciences
  • Space-sciences
  • Computer-sciences
  • Systems-science
  • Ecology / Sustainability

Professional Development

  • Infant / Toddler
  • Early Childhood PK
  • Elementary K-2
  • Elementary 3-5
  • Middle 6-8
  • Secondary 9-12
  • Higher Education
  • Adult Education
  • Montessori
  • Gaia Theory
  • Big History
  • Cosmology

Authors & Public Figures

  • Thomas Berry
  • David Christian
  • Brian Swimme
  • Eric Chalsson
  • Maria Montessori
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Carl Sagan
  • Richard Feynman
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Brian Cox
  • Stephen Hawking

Discussion Topics

  • Humanity
  • Social Justice
  • Cosmic Evolution
  • Future Implecations
  • Government
  • New Cosmology
  • Agriculture
  • Art / Music / Media
  • Nature
  • Law
  • Religion / Spirituality
  • Rituals

What Difference Does It Make?

After watching the Cosmic Plan lectures with Dr. Michael Dorer, my curriculum director turned to me with starry eyes and said this is what we have needed for so long.  We are going to be talking about these lessons all year long.

Steven Whewell

Head of School, Hill Country Montessori School

From a far flung ‘corner’ of South Australia, I have a great sense of the whole and wholeness of our world through my interactions with the DTJN community.  I engaged in Professional Development meetings via Zoom, little knowing how much they would challenge and inspire me, how much I would value the enormous bank of resources available through this website.
Di Shearer, PhD, D Min, MEd, MA (Theology)

Spiritual Director; Retired Educator, Strathalbyn, South Australia

DTJN is a tremendous community for connecting with local communities around the world inspired by Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Maria Montessori, and others orienting to a Cosmic Story with an understanding that everything is connected.  

Mike Bell

Core Team Member, Comox Valley Climate Change Network, Comox, British Columbia, Canada

When we share stories of the universe with children, we give them a context for their presence and help them connect with their purpose and sense of belonging. Deep Time learning and surging curiosity are born through exploring interrelationship and interdependence, just what the DTJN is all about!

Andy Lulka

Facebook Group Founder, Montessori Teachers

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