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Emerging Earth community.
Forum on Religion and Ecology
Journey of the Universe.
Thomas Berry
Teilhard de Chardin.



Suggested Readings


To Develop the Human Potential, by Maria Montessori (1948)


Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom, by Michael and D’Neil Duffy (Originally released in 2002, Updated in 2013?)


Universe Story Trilogy (Targeted for children, Great for all Ages for learning the Story):


Born With a Bang by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen  https://dtnetwork/resource/born-with-a-bang-the-universe-tells-our-cosmic-story-book-1/


From Lava to Life by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersenhttps://dtnetwork/resource/from-lava-to-life-the-universe-tells-our-earth-story-book-2-in-a-universe-story-trilogy/


Mammals Who Morph by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen https://dtnetwork/resource/mammals-who-morph-the-universe-tells-our-evolution-story-book-3-in-a-universe-story-trilogy-2/



Journey of the Universe (Book) by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker  (2011)


Journey of the Universe (Movie), Narrated by Brian Swimme, Produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (2011) https://dtnetwork/resource/journey-of-the-universe-movie/



Journey of the Universe (Conversations/Educational Series Overview) (2012)



The New Story (Landmark Essay by Thomas Berry, 1978)
The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry (1988)
The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future (2000)
The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the Twenty First Century, by Thomas Berry (2009)
The Great Story (Video, 2002)



The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story, by Brian Swimme (1984)

The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era–A Celebration of the Unfolding Cosmos, by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme  (1994)

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story, by Brian Swimme (1999)



Epic of Evolution, by Eric Chaisson (2007)




The Gaia Hypothesis, by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis



Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, by David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, and Craig Benjamin (2014)
Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present, by Cynthia Stokes Brown (2007)
Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History, by David Christian (2011)
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity








Suggested Readings

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim Retire from Teaching

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim Retire from Teaching

After 25 years leading the novel initiative they co-founded, the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology’s Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim will retire from teaching this spring, but the field of study they created continues to grow worldwide. To read the article published...

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Ecozoic Wisdom Circles

Ecozoic Wisdom Circles

Eco-zoic Wisdom Circles are small groups of people committed to four foci identified by Thomas Berry. These are: • the wisdom of indigenous peoples the world over, • the wisdom of ancient religious systems both institutional and the free-flowing wisdom of spiritual...

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Lawrence L. Edwards (1941-2022)

Lawrence L. Edwards (1941-2022)

The above image is of Larry and Jean Edwards in the redwood forest of Santa Cruz, CA, two weeks before he said goodby. Lawrence L. Edwards 1941-2022 A Life Story by Jean Edwards Lawrence L. Edwards died peacefully on November 10, 2022, at home, in Paso Robles, CA,...

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Family Ritual:  Celebrating Cataclysm and Gratitude

Family Ritual: Celebrating Cataclysm and Gratitude

A number of my family members are experiencing cataclysmic loss: an unexpected loss of a beloved job, a sudden closing of a school, a cousin’s boyfriend committed suicide, and the death of dear ones, to name a few. We felt a need to create a ritual during our...

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“Healing to – ” as Our Greatest Act of Leadership

“Healing to – ” as Our Greatest Act of Leadership

13.8 Billion years ago the Universe birthed the element of our beginnings – hydrogen. Then came Helium, Lithium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen…and the birthing continued. Conditions were perfect for Mother Earth to come into BE-ing.  The macrocosm duplicated itself in the...

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