Our Time

Could the challenges we’re facing at this time be feedback from the universe that a new vision of the human is needed, one that includes all people, cultivates a just world, and resonates with the dynamics of the universe and the Earth community?  How are we to make sense of the seismic shift in the nature of the human presence on the planet?


Live Webinar / FREE
Thursday August 18, 2022
4:00 – 5:00 PM PT (7:00 – 8:00 PM ET)

For more info, click here: https://continuinged.antioch.edu/course/AUO%20IMA%203400_160978877/


Birthing an Ecozoic Era

One approach to the challenges of this time is, as Thomas Berry says, to reinvent ourselves in a way that enables us to live with mutually enhancing relationships…. not just with humans but with our Earth—so that our activities actually enhance the world around us.  Thomas Berry suggested the name “Ecozoic” to define the emerging era where humans have transitioned from the destructive industrial dream of consumption and materialism to becoming a sustainable and mutually enhancing part of the life systems of the planet. He considered the successful emergence of the Ecozoic Era as the “Great Work” of our time.

We find ourselves in the midst of a stunningly dynamic cosmic process reaching through the stars, galaxies, and the Earth into the most intimate depths of our being.  In our learning adventure, we’ll explore how Deep Time Principles can support an Ecozoic Era. This is a participatory cosmology that brings together the inner and the outer, the subjective and the objective, the personal and the cosmological as interrelated aspects of a creatively unfolding cosmos.



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.


Stephan Martin, director, Deeptime Leadership Program, Deeptime Network, 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 (now National University) where he teaches a course on “Cosmology and Consciousness.”


For more info, click here: https://continuinged.antioch.edu/course/AUO%20IMA%203400_160978877/