The Noosphere and Cosmic Christ: Happy Birthday Teilhard de Chardin
Happy birthday, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (May 1, 1885 – April 10, 1955). Give a listen to this excellent biographical podcast with Ursula King, Andrew Revkin, and David Sloak Wilson.
King: “The human is not finished yet!”
Tippet: “He sees evolution both on a physical… and spiritual… that evolution proceeds towards spirit. Even as he looks towards Peking Man, and see himself as a 21st century human, he imagines future man looking back and seeing a primitive spirituality. He imagines this flowering of consciousness; this evolutionary consciousness.
King: “It’s mind blowing! The whole region of cyberspace… They say Teilhard is the patron saint of the world wide web. He used to say that we will intensify our communication: but what are we doing with it? That’s the big question. We have to create it.”
Though banned from publication in his lifetime, Teilhard’s posthumous writings went on to influence brilliant thinkers in their own right like media theorist Marshall McLuhan, scifi  writer Philip K. Dick, and more recently, Rev. Matthew Fox, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, and theologian Elizabeth Johnson‘s ecological thought and “growing forward tradition.”
Read the Mass on the World here.
The Phenomenon of Man.
 In Dan Simmon’s Endymion, a future Catholic pope takes the name Teilhard 1st.
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By Trevor Malkinson One must honor beauty, idealism, and the hunger for progress, while confessing in Marxist or Nietzschean style how much blood and wretchedness lie at their root. Only by bowing to our mortality can we live fulfilled.” – Terry Eagleton, Reason, Faith and Revolution ~~~~~ In my entry I’m going to offer a critical […]
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The Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness Forum just published their recording of Ursula King’s lecture on Teilhard’s evolutionary mysticism. A fascinating, two-part talk on the man’s life, passion, and most of all: spirit. King is a brilliant academic and theologian, well established in both the US and abroad, known in evolutionary circles for having written Spirit […]
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I sat down in an NYC cafe to talk with Carter Phipps about his new book, Evolutionaries: Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea. Phipps was also the editor of EnlightenNext (formerly What is Enlightenment?) magazine. Since 1999, he’s been interviewing and engaging with thinkers, teachers, and scholars about the intersections between […]
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On June 5th, I had the pleasure of meeting Steve McIntosh, author of Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution, and his upcoming publication, Evolution’s Purpose: An Integral Interpretation of the Scientific Story of Our Origins. Steve was part of a panel discussion entitled, “Cultural Evolution: The Solution to Practically Every Problem” that occurred later that evening. […]
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The following is an excerpt from a recent (academic) publication. The author, John Haught, explains why Teilhard’s philosophy is compatible with evolutionary theory as it stands today. I thought the read was interesting, but be warned, it’s not a light essay! I had been thinking of these recently, and will work on posting an article […]
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