Our vision is of a world in which an evolving interconnected universe, with its unique community of life on our home planet Earth, is a context for understanding, belonging, inspiration, decision-making and creating the future.
DTN’s mission is to orient humanity to an evolving interconnected universe as expressed in our vision. We bring together science, ancient wisdom and the arts inside community to share learning, global conversation, celebration, and action. The significance and profound power of a deeptime perspective — when shared in community — inspires, guides and motivates us to create a flourishing future.
Over the last century, a new cosmology has emerged in science, one in which the universe is not static. It actually had a beginning and has been transforming ever since. The human, in this model, emerged out of, and is part of, the universe, not radically separated from the rest of the universe. The implications of this new cosmology for human identity, the Human-Earth-Cosmos relationship, and how we create a flourishing future are huge. Inspired by the work of Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Maria Montessori, Lynn Margulis, and numerous others, DTN founder Jennifer Morgan wrote a Universe Story Trilogy for children — Born With a Bang, From Lava to Life, and Mammals Who Morph. She saw the need for a place where people could connect, learn, share resources, and collaborate. DTN is a project of The Deep Time Journey Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit in Princeton New Jersey, founded to build a global community, offer courses, and share resources. It’s a vision of community in which everyone is source and where connecting and collaborating mirrors the way the universe itself evolves through new partnerships.
We’re teachers, academics, artists, preachers, composers, people from all walks of life, on all continents, who yearn to understand the universe as a primary context and to connect and collaborate with people of like minds. Perhaps you saw the movie “Journey of the Universe,” teach Big History or Montessori Cosmic Education; or you’re captivated with Gaia systems Theory, or you’re using the lens of the cosmic story to address urgent crises such as energy or agriculture; or you’re recontextualizing human identity and purpose inside of an evolving universe; or you’re a musician, artist, or dancer focused on cosmology . . . whatever your path, an evolving universe is your context!
President, DTN, Author of Universe Story Trilogy, Princeton, NJ
Systems Analyst, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia, PA
Molecular Biologist & Secretary of DTN, Highland Park, NJ, US
Author, Awakening Universe Cambridge, MA, US
Director of Montessori Education, Gladwyne Montessori School, Gladwyne, PA; Treasurer, DTN
President, International Big History Association; Political Science Professor, Villanova University, PA, US
Lecturer, Yale University; Producer, Journey of the Universe, New Haven, CT, US
Living Cosmology Educator/Retreat Guide, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
Thomas Berry Scholar; Writer and Producer, Journey of the Universe, New Haven, CT, US
Religious Education Writer and Lecturer, Xavier University, Mumbai, India
PHP Developer, DTN, Punjab, India
General Manager, Montessori Services, Santa Rosa, CA, US
In the DTJN community we’re constantly learning about new scientific discoveries and sharing them. So much easier to learn inside a community of like minded people.
We orient to the whole in deep time and seek to understand our role and embeddedness within a stunning process of transformation. It’s a vision and foundation for life.
We apply an understanding of the whole and patterns of emergence, interconnection, and interiority to our decision making!
Evolution happens in relationships. We’re thousands of people around the globe orienting to the great adventure of the Cosmos.
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