Suggested Resources

Suggested Websites


Emerging Earth community.  emergingearthcommunity.org
Forum on Religion and Ecology fore.yale.edu
Journey of the Universe.  journeyoftheuniverse.org
Thomas Berry thomasberry.org
Teilhard de Chardin. teilharddechardun.org



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








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The Sacred and the Profane – A Review

The Sacred and the Profane – A Review

(Photo Credit:©svetlanakononov7 - stock.adobe.com used under license' The Sacred and the Profane - A Review The Sacred and the Profane is a classic book on the history of religion and mythology. Find out how it reveals the Universe, Nature, and Humanity as our...

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Introduction to the Noosphere

Introduction to the Noosphere

Introduction to the Noosphere is the first of 49 episodes from Brian Thomas Swimme exploring the evolving Universe and Earth, the emergence of the noosphere, and humanity's relationship with it.  This project has been produced with Human Energy. As a word, "noosphere"...

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Sacred Mystery in the Heart of Creation Online Retreat

Sacred Mystery in the Heart of Creation Online Retreat

Saturday, March 27, 2021 (10:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Participate in this Retreat (via zoom) Facilitated by Linda Neil, CSJ   Jesus was immersed in the Sacred Mystery, which pulsates throughout the universe.  Many of Jesus' teachings grew out of the wonder of Creation....

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John Lewis, In Memoriam.

John Lewis, In Memoriam.

At the end of this year we remember the life of John Lewis, a leader in the struggle against racial discrimination. His life provides an example of how we might engage in what he described as "Good Trouble" to deal with the climate changing world we now exist in.

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Family  Christmas Stories

Family Christmas Stories

In the saddest Christmas with the pandemic that most of us will have ever experienced  we need a way to encourage ourselves. In our family we do it by telling one another stories. This chronicle is about some of our Bell-family Christmas stories. At the end is a link...

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