Recent Posts in ‘Cosmology’
When most people think of evolution, they think of the growth and development of the exterior dimensions of reality—the biological evolution of natural species, the development of the cosmos from the Big Bang to the present, or the rapidly accelerating advancement of technology. But much less often spoken about is the evolution of our interiors—of
Here is the next installment of an interview Andrew did for Intent.com where he describes how the teaching of Evolutionary Enlightenment aligns with the deepest and most profound understandings of the cosmos that science is continuing to reveal to us: Question: How does the concept of evolutionary enlightenment fit in with modern scientific notions about
My close friend, student, and colleague Carter Phipp’s new book, Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea, is being published by Harper-Perennial on June 26th. Last week in New York City he was interviewed on BigThink.com about it. Check it out!
I arrived in India on Friday to launch the Indian edition of Evolutionary Enlightenment. Since landing three days ago, I’ve met audiences in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, and New Delhi, and talked to students in 900 colleges in a satellite broadcasted e-classroom (see mini updates and photos on Facebook). The Times of India is graciously supporting some
Last week I gave a talk at Alex and Allyson Grey’s Chapel of Sacred Mirrors (CoSM) in upstate New York. I based the talk on an interesting story that I had heard on NPR earlier that morning while I was brushing my teeth about some new scientific discoveries that support the surprising hypothesis that apparently
The evolution of our consciousness and our culture is an awe-inspiring task, but I believe it is possible for anyone who cares deeply enough about it. Those of us who feel compelled by the evolutionary impulse must be willing to embrace the dramatic scale at which the life-process is operating. When we awaken to the
Whenever I explain what evolution is, I say simply this: Evolution is a cosmic process that is going somewhere in and through time. And we are all part of that process. This simple fact is potentially life-transforming, but it’s also hard to grasp at a deep level. The process that created us is moving. We
I don’t believe the purpose of life is to just be happy. Why would God take fourteen billion years to produce highly evolved sentient life forms that would ultimately develop the extraordinary capacity for self-reflective awareness, simply in order for them to be able to experience happiness? It’s my conviction that we are here for
The notion of evolutionary becoming, or evolutionary emergence, is a very new and unique orientation for the self. It’s hard to even conceive of how different this orientation is from the ways we have traditionally and culturally been conditioned to relate to the human experience. With the exception of very rare individuals, throughout history our
When the context for our human choices expands to embrace the infinite depths of our cosmic identity, then our unique power of free agency becomes informed and enlightened by the limitless passion of the energy and intelligence that initiated the creative process.
When we become aware of the vastness of the entire evolutionary process–from the big bang to the present moment–that is called awakening to Deep Time. It means having the capacity to assume a perspective that is nothing less than cosmic and being able to see whatever’s happening to us personally from its lofty vantage point.
The universe is more interested in you than you are in it. Why? Because the universe is trying to evolve, at the level of consciousness, and consciousness can only develop through you. Human beings are the vehicles through which consciousness can take the next step. From this perspective, we are merely pawns in a much
In Evolutionary Enlightenment, the perennial revelation that there is only One is interpreted as the recognition that we are all part of One Process—a singular cosmic unfolding that began fourteen billion years ago and is still evolving, in this very moment, as you and as me. Every aspect of your experience in every moment, from
Why is it that some of us are driven blindly, madly, and passionately to struggle to transcend our own limitations? And to do so not merely for our own sake but for the sake of a higher purpose that we feel yet can barely see? Why is it that in those precious moments when we