Donate Today!

Equinox Gathering: Explore the Physics and Mystery of Light

with Stephan Martin and Maureen Wild
Watch the recording for free, click here!



Sunlight is not a single thing.

It awakens the multitude of living forms in the springtime;

it awakens poetry in the soul and evokes a sense of the divine.

It is mercy and healing, affliction and death.

Sunlight is irreducible to any scientific equation or any literal description. 

— Thomas Berry

From “The Ecozoic Era,” The Eleventh Annual E. F. Schumacher Lectures


Equinox Gathering:

Explore the Physics & Mystery of Light



with Stephan Martin and Maureen Wild

Wednesday, Sept. 9, 7:00 – 8:15 PM ET


Join us for an en-light-ening exploration of the magical and mysterious nature of light. Light has been a theme in mythology, spiritual traditions, and cultures around the world for millennia, and it has no less an important role in modern physics and astronomy, where the paradoxical nature of light as being both a particle and a wave points to a deeper mystery about its ultimate nature. During this time of equinox (i.e. “equal night”), we’ll reflect on some of the transformative insights from modern physics and astronomy about the nature of light and its role in our lives and experience.

Maureen will guide a contemplative opening on Light — a remembering that we are interweaving of forms of Light, from cosmic origins, to our shared existence within a community of subjects, to our personal and collective sparks of enlightenment.

One CPD, recognized by AMS (American Montessori Society)


Zoom meeting format with a limit of 100 participants 

It will also be streamed on Facebook.  To get a certificate, you’ll need to be in the meeting.


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.

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.

Reviews (0)


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Equinox Gathering: Explore the Physics and Mystery of Light”


Want to Sponsor DTN? Click here.