Applying theNEW COSMOLOGYin Life & the World
12 Week Course Started March 3rd
From Breakdown to Breakthrough . . .
Follow your Allurements: Projects * Practices & Rituals * Current Issues
Jennifer Morgan, Herman Greene, Maureen Wild, Yona Frenchhawk, Gail Worcelo, Robert Athickal, Gerardo Amaro, John Leydon, Elizabeth Carranza, Sarbmeet Kanwal, Margie Abbott, and Shirley Pevarnik. More coming soon!
Feel yourself expand, watch this meditation video for the course.
Twelve Zoom Meetings, two sections to choose from to accommodate different time zones:
Section 1: Wednesdays: 7:00 – 9:00 PM ET: March 3 to May 26, no class March 31stSection 2: Fridays: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM ET: March 5 to May 28, no class April 2ndAll meetings are recorded and can be viewed by participants at any time.
Twelve CPD hours available (Approved by AMS, American Montessori Society)
$425; $395 Early Bird Price Till February 20th
Premium Members receive 15% discount ($335.75 w/Early Bird Disc.)*Basic Members receive 5% discount ($375.25 with Early Bird Discount)*
Group Rates For groups of four or more, each person pays $250! Sharing the experience with others can be even more transformative. Write to us at [email protected]
Scholarship funds: We have some limited scholarship funds available. Write to us at [email protected] with your situation and how you will use this course to bring about an Ecozoic Era.
Can you help support others to participate in this course? Please help us to help others, particularly those from other countries where these prices may be prohibitive. Please write to [email protected], or make a donation by clicking here.
“There is something afoot in the universe, something that looks like gestation and birth.”
— Teilhard de Chardin
In the midst of chaos, a planetary nervous system is emerging with the NEW COSMOLOGY as its foundation. People are reflecting together, creating rituals & practices, engaging powerfully in the crises of our day; creating art, films, and music; and much more. With the explicit purpose of fostering emergence, this course will take what’s already happening to another level. We’ll deepen our understanding and meet in allurement groups, further unleashing powerful synergies to bend the arc of our planet’s future toward an Ecozoic Era.
Cosmic Walk at Tarumitra (co-founded by Robert Athickal), India.
Be inspired! * Be creative! * Be in action!
What’s calling you? Are there particular issues, projects and practices that you’re passionate about and want to explore inside of a supportive community? This course is an incubator where you can explore your passion, deepen your understanding, and synergize with others in applying the New Cosmology in your life and putting it into action in the world. You will be amazed and inspired by the remarkable people participating in these courses.
Whatever mysterious force that has been at work throughout all these years, has not gone to sleep or retired, just because we humans came along. All you have to do is to let your consciousness be flooded by that force and you will know what to do. – Brian Swimme
See allurement groups below!
Many of us have explored these big ideas before, but now we will deepen our understanding and put into action four principles that can give us a framework, awareness, heart connection, excitement and capacity to enact them in the world.
Thomas Berry suggested the name “Ecozoic” to define an era where humans live with mutually enhancing relationships with each other . . . and with the whole Earth community. He considered the successful emergence of the Ecozoic Era as the Great Work of our time. Ecozoic scholar Herman Greene will address this directly in week 2. For more info, click here.
Immersion in the big ideas above can turn our lives into an adventure of cosmic proportions. When we see ourselves inside of and integral to a Great Story, what follows?
My understanding of and connection with the universe expanded and has become vitally alive. This phenomenal course was grounded in its visionary teachers, thought-provoking scientific and metaphysical focus, and engaging interactive process. The highest accolade I can give is that this is the best learning experience–-intellectually and spiritually-–I have ever had.
— Imogene Drummond (commenting on her experience in the fall 12 week course.)
What’s your particular passion? When you register, you’ll have an opportunity to join an allurement group with like minded people who share your interests. Below are some interest areas that have already been suggested, and you’re welcome to suggest others.
We feel so at home in the Deeptime Network courses. This community is unique.
— Elizabeth Carranza & John Leydon, Philippines
To see allurement group descriptions and updates, CLICK HERE!
Manila joins the climate march, co-organized by Elizabeth Carranza and John Leydon and others of the Global Catholic Climate Movement-Pilipinas (Philippines).
Gail Worcelo, far right, at Green Mountain Monastery.
The Deeptime Network is leading a transition from transforming ourselves to transforming the world. — Sarbmeet Kanwal
Use this course as an engine to energize your life and community!
Week 1: Course Overview and Introductions — Exploring the vision of the Ecozoic. Where do you see transformation happening? What’s trying to be born now? Where do you feel called to make a contribution?
Week 2: The Ecozoic as our Omega Point, with Herman Greene, PhD, Founder of the Center for Ecozoic Studies. Herman will share with us Teilhard and Thomas Berry’s vision of the Ecozoic as the life forward direction of all cosmic systems, and he will show examples of how this is being applied to the fields of law and energy.
Week 3: Deeptime Principles and Governing Themes, Allurement Groups — Exploring the framework of deeptime principles to specific situations. How can we work with others to apply these universal principles to create change?
Week 4: Principle One – Context: A Vast Evolving Universe; Application to Practices, with Maureen Wild. Maureen Wild, an internationally recognized speaker and ecospiritual retreat guide, will explore transformative practices for coming into and feeling held and supported by an evolutionary framework.
Week 5: Allurement Groups — Exploring inside allurement groups how a cosmic context can lead to deepening our allurements and passions in the midst of community.
Week 6: Principle Two — Matrix: Embeddedness/Relationships — Best practices for deep embeddedness and relatedness in a cosmic and Earth-centered context. Ways of relating to others and the more than human world in a way that opens up possibilities and new dimensions of experience.
Week 7: Allurement Groups — Applying embeddedness and relationality in evoking new possibilities and allurements in community.
Week 8: Principle Three — Interiority; Application to Practices, with Gail Worcelo. Sr. Gail Worcelo, co-founder (with Thomas Berry) of the Green Mountain Monastery, will share practices and perspectives to embrace subjectivity in an ecozoic perspective.
Week 9: Allurement Groups — Applying the principle of subjectivity within allurement groups to deepen allurement in community.
Week 10: Principle 4 — Action (Enacting the Ecozoic), with Robert Athickal, SJ, and Drew Dillinger. Robert Athickal, founder of the influential Tarumitra ecological movement in India, will share his story of acting from an ecozoic perspective to create positive change. Best practices for acting in an ecozoic perspective. Examples of how this ecozoic perspective has been enacted in places and communities around the world.
Week 11: Allurement Groups — Creating ecozoic-aligned action in community. How to bring insights and revelations into the world in concrete ways.
Week 12: Final Integration — Celebration of the fruits of our journey together and harvesting inspirations for the future.
during the fall 12 week course — Cosmology, Consciousness and Birthing the Ecozoic
This course cracked me open in the best possible way.
— Imogene Drummond
A sumptuous feast.
It is all and more than I expected – I am not new to the material though have certainly learned and gained new insights into the wonderful planet we call “home”.
The assignments are doable, interesting, and inviting. I am enjoying the course very much.
Am loving it. The small groups are wonderful. It is such a marvelous group of participants. The networking is fabulous. Love the opening and thoughtful reflections.
I look forward to every session.
Life has been sufficiently confusing this year that not only is this a great distraction but an edifying one at that!!
I had to miss two weeks and was aware there was something missing in my life, so I know I am finding it really useful and challenging. Also good to make connections.
Excellent … I am feeling inspired, energized, and more-connected-than ever! I am also enjoying the arc of the course, the meditations, quote sharing, and especially the content.
The content is very interesting and the community so rich. I have been in other Zoom courses in the last years and usually an important proportion of the participants close the camera, do other things while the session is going on… In here most people is really “here.”
We use Sensei integrated with Buddypress so that participants can engage in asynchronous course discussions, and share resources, profiles, and information about their organizations. We’ve had experience using this technology with people of all levels of technical capability. If you have any questions, we’re right there to help you. All meetings are recorded. The course will remain open for one year so you can view recordings, stay in touch and continue to share thoughts and resources with others sharing the journey with you. Our fearless developer, Mohit Sharma, stands at the ready to solve any tech problems that might crop up a long the way.
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.
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.
Herman Greene, JD, DMin is founder and president of the Center for Ecozoic Studies in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a research and education center for the realization of an ecological age. He is co-editor and co-author of Earth Law: Emerging Ecocentric Law—A Guide for Practitioners. He serves on the Boards of the Earth Law Center, Institute for Ecological Civilization, and International Process Network, and on the Advisory Boards of the Center for Process Studies and the Institute for the Post-Modern Development of China. He is a retired corporate, tax, and securities lawyer and holds graduate degrees in law (University of North Carolina-JD), theology (University of Chicago-MTh & MDiv, and United Theological Seminary-DMin), and political science (Stanford University-MA). https://www.ecozoicstudies.org/
Maureen Wild, SC, M.Ed. (Living Cosmology and Earth Literacy). Maureen’s primary work is that of educator, speaker and retreat guide on themes of spiritual ecology, the wisdom of our cosmic story, and Laudato Si.’ She is featured in the book Green Sisters: A Spiritual Ecology, Harvard University Press, 2007. For more info, click here: http://www.paxgaia.ca/
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/
Orla Hara, 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.
Sarbmeet Kanwal, PhD is an award-winning college level 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, in everyday language, intricate concepts in cosmology has made him a sought after speaker among both scientific and non-scientific communities. Last year he was selected from hundreds of applicants to make a speech titled “Chaos to Cosmos” at the highest rated TEDx event on the East coast. Raised in India as a follower of Sikhism, Sarbmeet is a long time board member of the Monmouth Center for World Religions and Ethical Thought where he helped initiate several interfaith projects including the cofounding of an award winning youth leadership program called MOSAIC. Strongly influenced by the writings of Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, he is the founder and leader of a popular study circle centered on the New Creation Story.
Gail Worcelo is a co-founder, along with Bernadette Bostwick (and the late Passionist priest and cultural historian Thomas Berry), of Sisters of the Earth Community at Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vermont. The mission of this community of Catholic sisters is to foster: A Single Sacred Community: Where we go into the future with the natural world in a mutually enhancing way. She joined the Passionist nuns, a monastic community of women in 1982 with a Master’s degree in Christian Spirituality from Fordham University, and directed, Homecomings: Center for Ecology and Contemplation; served on the Leadership Team as Councilor and Novice director of the community, and obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She gives retreats to congregations of men and women religious based on her work with Thomas Berry (1990-present). www.greenmountainmonastery.org
Robert Athickal, S.J., is an environmentalist, lecturer in theology and co-ordinator of Tarumitra (which means trees), an organization of students in 23 States of India. Over 3,000,000 students form the movement in over 2000 colleges and schools. He is a lecturer on Eco-theology at JDV Pune, India, for post Graduate students, Vidyajyoti, Jesuit National College of Theology. He coordinated the writing of text books on environmental education. He’s a delegate in: the United Nations Frame Work Convention on climate change 2002, representing the Holy See. He’s a delegate in UNEP Tunza Conferences in Connecticut USA; Tayohashi, Japan; Stravanger Norway; Bandun Indonesia; and Rio, Brazil. www.tarumitra.org
Gerardo López-Amaro 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.
John Leydon is an Irish priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban who has been in the Philippines since 1973. Aside from his pastoral work, most of his missionary years were dedicated to social action and ecological work. For several years, he had been the coordinator of the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Ministry of the Columban Missionaries in the Philippine Region. His masteral studies in Creation Spirituality at the Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality, Oakland, California (which he completed in 1996) led him to co-found the Center for Ecozoic Living and Learning (CELL), an eco-center dedicated to the Universe/Earth through the inspiration of Thomas Berry, in 1998. He also co-founded, in 2019, the Terra Sisters of the Trinity, a new and emerging Earth-oriented Philippine-based Catholic religious community of women. He is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) and Chairperson of its Philippine Chapter, GCCM-Pilipinas. Click here for more info about CELL: https://cellsilang.weebly.com/
Elizabeth (Bing) Carranza, a passionate Earth-lover, is Co-Founder and Coordinator of the Terra Sisters of the Trinity, a new and emerging Earth-oriented Philippine-based Catholic religious community of women established in 2019. She works with the Global Catholic Climate Movement-Pilipinas and is involved in the Education Program at the Center for Ecozoic Living and Learning, an eco-center dedicated to Thomas Berry which was set up by the Mondejar Foundation along with some members of the Missionary Society of St. Columban in 1998. She was a College Physics Instructor at the University of the Philippines before she entered the religious life. Active in the ecological circle in the Philippines for over 15 years now, she was Chairperson of the Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance Inc. and was also part of the Board to four other environmental organizations. Click here for more info about CELL: https://cellsilang.weebly.com/
Shirley Pevarnik has an MLA in Creation Spirituality from Matthew Fox’s University of Creation Spirituality (UCS)/Naropa. She studied with Brian Swimme at UCS and California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in the Bay Area. She was a good friend to Thomas Berry and Swimme and is a life long student of their work. She has spent years facilitating video discussion groups on Swimme’s, started many Ecozoic groups and discussion groups on New Cosmology and gives “Active Hope” workshops based on the work of Joanna Macy. She lives in the Southwest desert with the sweet scent of creosote, the beauty of flowering cactus and great horned owls. A teacher and social worker, she is also a long time social and environmental justice activist. After being arrested many times for Civil Disobedience protesting the state of our world, she was fortunate enough to finally hear Berry and Swimme’s work and the new Universe Story. This new scientific, cosmic story changed her life as it possibly has or will change yours.
$425; $395 Early Bird Price Till February 15thPremium Members receive 15% discount ($335.75 w/Early Bird Disc.; $295.75 with Super Early Bird Disc. till Jan. 31)Basic Members receive 5% discount ($375.25 with Early Bird Discount; $335.25 with Super Early Bird Discount)
Groups Rates available for four or more!Sharing the experience with others can be even more transformative. Write to us at [email protected]
Scholarship funds: We do have limited scholarship funds available. Write to us at [email protected] with your situation and how taking this course will help you to bring about an Ecozoic Era.