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Leadership Team:

Director, Deeptime Leadership Program

Stephan Martin is an astronomer, educator, and author who has taught astronomy, physics, and consciousness studies at colleges, universities, and learning centers across the US for over twenty-five years. Between 2003-2008 he studied directly with Brian Swimme and others at the California Institute of Integral Studies, out of which came his first book Cosmic Conversations, in which he held dialogues with scientists, spiritual teachers, and cultural creatives on the nature of the universe and our role in it. Since then he has led workshops on the New Cosmology at seminars and retreat centers across the US and Europe and has been active in exploring multidisciplinary approaches to exploring the universe.  He is currently adjunct faculty in the Consciousness and Transformative Studies graduate program at John F Kennedy University where he teaches a course on “Cosmology and Consciousness.” Steve is also a co-director of the continuing care program at the Center for Spiritual Emergence in Asheville, NC where he assists clients in living more conscious lives from an expansive perspective.

President, Deeptime Network

Jennifer Morgan, president and founder of the Deeptime Network, is an award-winning author, storyteller, and educator inspired by the work of Teilhard de Chardin, Maria Montessori, Thomas Berry, and Brian Swimme. Her Universe Story Trilogy — Born With a Bang, From Lava to Life, and Mammals Who Morph — are used in classrooms around the world, particularly in Montessori schools as part of the Cosmic Education Curriculum, and have received the Teachers Choice Award, Nautilus Semi Finalist, highest ratings from AAAS and endorsements from Jane Goodall, Neil de Grasse Tyson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme and others.  She is Vice President of the American Teilhard Association.  Her life inspiration is to foster emergence by helping to link a planetary nervous system of people immersed in this radical new understanding.

 

Coherence Guide

Penny Andrews, D.Min, MA, has had a lifelong interest in spirituality, creativity and consciousness as paths to intuition and deeper knowing. This passion led to the study of forms of art as meditation at the University of Creation Spirituality. She is an ordained interfaith minister, and during her career as a hospital chaplain applied a variety of healing modalities in her work with patients and family caregivers of all spiritual backgrounds.  A retreat leader and Earth activist, Penny been actively involved in Creation Spirituality, The Work that Reconnects, the Earth Charter and DeepTime studies.  Currently, she guides a weekly Work that Reconnects meditation, offers a monthly webinar with Gail Ransom called Creation in Crisis, serves on the board of directors of Creation Spirituality Communities, is a regular speaker at a local Unitarian Universalist congregation, and provides spiritual companioning for others.  She is co-creating a food forest on the drumlin in Wisconsin where she has lived for 30 years.  She’s a certified Deeptime Leader with the Deeptime Network.

 

Tech Support and Adjunct Faculty

Gerardo López-Amaro joins us from Mexico where he engages in activist scholarship around Buen Vivir, ecopedagogies and practices of re-existence. He explores ways to highlight the experiments to co-create viable alternatives to the current system and address the global challenges of our times. He is a PhD candidate in Anthropology and Social Change by the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) of San Francisco, where he wonders about the possibilities for the emergence of the pluriverse even in dense liberal societies learning with grassroots movements. He is also part of the Steering Committee of the Ecoversities Alliance.

 

 

 

Confirmed Faculty for “Introducing the New Cosmology”

(Deeptime Leadership Program Module 1)

 

Imogene Drummond, M.F.A., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., is an internationally collected painter, award-winning filmmaker, artist/educator, author of articles on cultural transformation, and former psychotherapist. Her interdisciplinary educational program, Art Sparks, combines Creativity, Self-Worth, and the Cosmos to engage and empower the whole learner. Her accomplishments in psychotherapy, fine art, and education uniquely inform her expertise as an empowerment-through-creativity specialist.  www.imogenedrummond.com

 

Brian Thomas Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion year trajectory of cosmogenesis. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community.

Swimme is the author of The 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. Swimme is also the creator of three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos (1990), The Earth’s Imagination (1998), and The Powers of the Universe (2004).  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.  Most recently he hosted and co-wrote, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, the 60 minute film Journey of the Universe, broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide. Journey of the Universe won the Northern California regional Emmy for Best Documentary, 2011. The Journey of the Universe book, ebook and ed series are published by and available from Yale University Press.

Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD is an award-winning educator and a pioneer in novel ways of teaching quantum physics and astronomy. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the California Institute of Technology. His aptitude for explaining intricate scientific concepts in everyday language, has made him a sought after speaker among both science and non-science communities. He is the presenere of a TEDx talk on our new cosmic story, titled Chaos to Cosmos. Sarbmeet is a follower of the Sikh religion and a long time board member of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought where he helped initiate several interfaith projects including the co-founding of an award winning youth leadership program called MOSAIC. In the last two years he has been assisting with instruction for Deeptime Network courses.

 

Cliff Berrien is a professional drummer, percussionist, music educator and performer of music of the African diaspora with over 35 years’ experience. Performing with ensembles in the U.S., Europe, India, Nigeria and Japan, he also has 30 years of experience as a professional night club and mobile DJ specializing in interactive, multimedia and World Music programming. In 1995 he was introduced to the work of Brian Swimme and began a journey of discovering multidisciplinary, multicultural, and artistic approaches to exploring the cosmos. A contemplative practitioner since 1975, he was invited to be a curator of spiritual practices for the Daily Meditations and Program Design teams at The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM.  In 2016 he recommended Dr. Barbara A. Holmes for a faculty position with the Center’s Living School where he had the honor of assisting her developing student curriculum that explored her books, Race and the Cosmos and Joy Unspeakable.

 

Orla Hazra, PhD currently lives in Sarasota Florida after recently returning from ten years in Mumbai, India. While in India she developed a curriculum to renew the Ignatian (Jesuit) Pedagogical Paradigm, applying it at St. Xavier’s College and at Tarumitra, an ecoliteracy center in Patna. Her academic formation in recreation leadership, addiction counseling, and spiritual direction, led her into a PhD program in Religious Education, from Fordham University; her research becoming a model for educational reform considering the fourfold wisdom conversation suggested by Thomas Berry — science, religion, women and indigenous peoples. She is a founding board member of the Deeptime Network and is delighted to be witnessing the model in practice, healing our trauma of separation.

 

Margie Abbott calls herself an elder and is devoted to working for thriving communities for the rest of her life.   Margie is qualified to teach and guide because of  her long life experience and reflection on that life experience. Her professional qualifications include education, theology, spirituality, group facilitation and psychodrama. Margie is actively involved as a member of XR in regular nonviolent actions for climate.

 

 

Duane and Coleen Elgin.  Duane and Coleen hosted and produced the new film Facing Adversity: Choosing Earth, Choosing LifeDuane is an internationally recognized speaker, author, and social visionary who explores the deeper trends that are transforming our world. In 2006, Duane received the International Goi Peace Award in Japan in recognition of his contribution to a global “vision, consciousness, and lifestyle” that fosters a “more sustainable and spiritual culture.”

His books include: The Living Universe, Promise Ahead, Voluntary Simplicity, and Awakening Earth.  He has an MBA from the Wharton Business School, an MA in economic history from the University of Pennsylvania, and an honorary Doctor of Philosophy for work in “ecological and spiritual transformation” from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA.

Coleen LeDrew Elgin is Co-director of the Choosing Earth Project. She develops and leads educational programs and media that explore our time of great transition. Coleen researched, wrote and directed the film: Facing Adversity: Choosing Earth, Choosing Life. For over 15 years her documentary work has focused on pioneers of consciousness and spiritual growth. Examples are Science and Sacraments: Psychedelics Research and Mystical Experiences (2012); and The Way of the Shaman; The Work of Michael and Sandra Harner (2017). Her MA degree focused on Transformative Learning.

Sam Guarnaccia is a composer, performer, scholar, and founder/director of Sam Guarnaccia Music (SGM) www.sam guarnaccia.com. A classical guitarist, he studied privately, at the Royal Conservatory of Madrid, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and received a Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts. He created, and for ten years taught and directed the guitar program at the University of Denver’s prestigious Lamont School of Music. He has also taught and instituted programs at Middlebury College and the University of Vermont, as Spanish scholar, performer, and composer.

 

 

Angela Manno

Angela Manno is an internationally exhibited artist, activist and educator.  Her art has been deeply influenced by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, S.J. and Thomas Berry who was her informal mentor for more than thirty years.  Her art has been exhibited throughout the world including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian Institution and the American Museum of Natural History.  Her works are part of the permanent fine art collections of NASA and the National Air & Space Museum in Washington, D.C.  www.angelamanno.com

 

 

 

Confirmed Faculty for “Applying the New Cosmology”

(Deeptime Leadership Program – Module 2)

Jennifer Morgan, president and founder of the Deeptime Network, is an award-winning author, storyteller, and educator inspired by the work of Teilhard de Chardin, Maria Montessori, Thomas Berry, and Brian Swimme. Her Universe Story Trilogy — Born With a Bang, From Lava to Life, and Mammals Who Morph — are used in classrooms around the world, particularly in Montessori schools as part of the Cosmic Education Curriculum, and have received the Teachers Choice Award, Nautilus Semi Finalist, highest ratings from AAAS and endorsements from Jane Goodall, Neil de Grasse Tyson, astronaut Edgar Mitchell, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme and others.  She is Vice President of the American Teilhard Association.  Her life inspiration is to foster emergence by helping to link a planetary nervous system of people immersed in this radical new understanding.

Orla Hazra, PhD currently lives in Sarasota Florida after recently returning from ten years in Mumbai, India. While in India she developed a curriculum to renew the Ignatian (Jesuit) Pedagogical Paradigm, applying it at St. Xavier’s College and at Tarumitra, an ecoliteracy center in Patna. Her academic formation in recreation leadership, addiction counseling, and spiritual direction, led her into a PhD program in Religious Education, from Fordham University; her research becoming a model for educational reform considering the fourfold wisdom conversation suggested by Thomas Berry — science, religion, women and indigenous peoples. She is a founding board member of the Deeptime Network and is delighted to be witnessing the model in practice, healing our trauma of separation.

 

Rev’d Dr. Matthew Cobb, is Regional Missioner for Indigenous Ministries in the Episcopal Church in Minnesota and Co-Founder of Walks Back, LLC, an international consulting firm specializing in Cross Cultural Dexterity, DEI, Integral Design and Leadership Development. He received his doctorate from the Graduate Theological Union at the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a Masters of Divinity Degree with an emphasis on Social Theory from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest – Austin, TX. He also holds Masters of Arts in Contextual Theology and Ignatian Spirituality with a Certificate in Spiritual Direction and Directed Retreats from Creighton University – Omaha, NE. His Bachelor of Arts in Continental Philosophy is from Rockhurst University – Kansas City, MO.

 

Marianne Rowe, MS, is a Founding Teacher of Monterey Bay Meditation Studio, an Emergent Dialogue facilitator, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Pacific Grove, CA. Her teaching, therapeutic work and leadership focus on healing, transformation and evolution through awareness and relationship — developing Integral consciousness through the physiological, cognitive, emotional, relational and spiritual aspects of being. She is dedicated to catalyzing and cultivating embodiment of a New Story for human beings (inspired by Charles Eisenstein) and playing a conscious role as part of the evolving Universe Story (inspired by Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, and Duane Elgin). Marianne’s passions include inspiring reverence and reciprocity with Earth and Universe, spiritual activism, and conscious relationship with all beings.

Kim Bella, Ph.D., LCMHC, LCAS, EMDR trained, is a psychologist specializing in transpersonal and expressive arts approaches to mental health. She works with individuals, couples, families, and groups. One of her areas of expertise is using embodied and mindfulness-based practices to uncover and release blocks to mental, emotional, creative, and spiritual well-being.

 

Lisa Verni, LCSW

is a licensed clinical social worker, writer, and creative consultant.  She offers psychotherapy, mentorship, and business services using a deeptime perspective.  https://dancingwiththepain.org/

 

 

 

M.J. Zimmerman, PhD, has long been allured to the big picture, and so pursued studies in Comparative Literature, History of Ideas, and the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at CIIS.  She taught at the college level for many years, but for the past 12 years has been a mental health counselor, working to integrate the healing power of the universe story perspective into a therapy context.  She also draws on Jungian thought and ecopsychology in her work.

 

 

Margie Abbott calls herself an elder and is devoted to working for thriving communities for the rest of her life.   Margie is qualified to teach and guide because of  her long life experience and reflection on that life experience. Her professional qualifications include education, theology, spirituality, group facilitation and psychodrama. Margie is actively involved as a member of XR in regular nonviolent actions for climate.

 

Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice. He has written 39 books that have been translated into over 60 languages. As founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California and The Cosmic Mass, he conducts dozens of workshops each year and is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning. He is the recipient of many awards including: The Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award. Recent projects include Order of the Sacred Earth and Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox as well as The Cosmic Mass.  For further information go to: www.matthewfox.org. www.dailymeditationswithmatthewfox.org

 

 

Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD is an award-winning educator and a pioneer in novel ways of teaching quantum physics and astronomy. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the California Institute of Technology. His aptitude for explaining intricate scientific concepts in everyday language, has made him a sought after speaker among both science and non-science communities. He is the presenere of a TEDx talk on our new cosmic story, titled Chaos to Cosmos. Sarbmeet is a follower of the Sikh religion and a long time board member of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought where he helped initiate several interfaith projects including the co-founding of an award winning youth leadership program called MOSAIC. In the last two years he has been assisting with instruction for Deeptime Network courses.

 

Confirmed Faculty for “Deeptime Leadership Practicum”

(Deeptime Leadership Program – Module 3)

 

Bill Hallal is Professor Emeritus of Management, Technology & Innovation at George Washington University, and an authority on emerging technology, strategic planning, knowledge, innovation, and institutional change. Previously, he was a major in the U.S. Air Force, an aerospace engineer on the Apollo Program, and a Silicon Valley business manager. One focus of his current work explores how social evolution and the digital revolution are creating an era of global consciousness.

 

 

Mary Evelyn Tucker is co-director of the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology where she teaches in an MA program between the School of the Environment and the Divinity School. With John Grim she organized 10 conferences on World Religions and Ecology at Harvard. They were series editors for the 10 resulting volumes from Harvard. She co-edited Confucianism and Ecology, Buddhism and Ecology, and Hinduism and Ecology. She has authored with John Grim, Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014). They also edited Thomas Berry’s books including Selected Writings (Orbis 2014). Tucker and Grim published Thomas Berry: A Biography (Columbia University Press, 2019). With Brian Thomas Swimme she wrote Journey of the Universe (Yale 2011) and was the executive producer of the Emmy award winning Journey film that aired on PBS. She served on the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee and was a member of the Earth Charter International Council.

 

Yona FrenchHawk is a full-blooded Cherokee Wisdom Keeper and Ceremonialist. He was born and raised on the Qualla Indian Boundary and is an enrolled member of The Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in the Great Smoky Mountains in Cherokee, N.C., the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  Yona offers his BirdClan gift of song, storytelling, plus insights into the prophesies and ceremonies of the Eastern Cherokees. This knowledge bridges the ancient past with the deep future. We honor their voices and visions of ancestors by sharing the abundance life has to offer.  Yona offers individual sessions to assist in being present in one’s current journey while connecting with ancestral healing. Yona helps to connect with one’s roots to truly live an organic green way of life and embrace the legacy of connecting cultures by understanding what fruit to bear according to our roots.  Click here for more info: http://www.yonafrenchhawk.com/