Thursday, August 21, 2014

The CONVERGENCE of Science and Religion ? Seems Unlikely!

By "convergence" I mean humanity's dawning awareness that both Western science and Western religion have the same basis in a dynamic-- rather than static-- understanding of the world.

We're coming to see that life evolves, the cosmos evolves, individuals evolve and our communal consciousness of the meaning of it all evolves. It's a big change in our basic assumptions about reality.

The main idea goes by many names: "process," "emergence," "evolution," "growth and development," novitatem. Historian Richard Tarnas calls this great turning in human awareness "the transfiguration of the Western mind." (See post #116.)

My first 99 entries are essays I've written over a period of about six years offering examples of the convergence from many different starting points. They come from my life-long interest in psychology, science and religion. I'm not a therapist or academic scholar but a teacher; my calling has been to help anyone interested make sense of the details of this immense transition.

The posts following #99 are not essays but minimally-edited notes and reviews from the files I've collected over the last few decades. I no longer have the time and energy needed to sort out and put together into decent essay-form the many varied ideas in these files, but I would like to share my notes and reflections with all who are interested.

If you have questions and think I might be of help, you're welcome to send me a note:


#149. A Psychology for the New Cosmology
• Thoughts stimulated by a master's thesis, "Henry Corbin and Russian Religious Thought," submitted in August 2013 as part of a Master of Arts program at the Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University in Montreal, by Hadi Fakhoury. The full text is available on Tom Cheetham's website.

#148. Struggling with Henri Corbin
• Some basic thoughts about the ideas of Henri Corbin and an attempt to write out, in somewhat easier-to-follow words, his ideas in the section dealing with the words "alone to alone" of his Introduction to Alone With the Alone, Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn 'Arabi.

#147. Imagination As the Forming Force of the World
• Notes on Robert Sardello's Foreword to Tom Cheetham's Green Man, Earth Angel (SUNY, 2005), the second of Cheetham's quartet of books on the work of French religious thinker, Henri Corbin.
• From a biogenetic structuralist analysis, a neurological understanding of why myth and ritual go together.

The Keeper of the Threshold
• A shaman is simply someone who is especially good at what everyone has to do-- at entering via ritual into communion with the life-giving forces and powers of the universe.

#144. A New Way of Being Human
• Our children need to know that they are cosmic events.

#143. The Liberated Universe
• Either we feel graced and blessed or we don't; patriarchal fear or sapiential delight are the only alternatives.

#142. Communion With the Heart of Creation
• “I’m simply not interested in anything else, not eternity, not the salvation of my soul,” but loving communion with God’s created world. -Pavel Florensky

#141. The Seven Pillars of Coyote

• An outline of trickster aspects of Sophia in our cosmic "work of works."

#140. Religion Has To Be As Reasonable As Modern Science

• Belief, like science, needs to be based on experience.

#139. Anthropos: The Primary Driving Force of Our Time

• We must hold on to the gains made by Christianity even while it itself ages and fades and we move on to a new stage of humanity’s evolution.

#138. Sacred Ritual in the New Creation Story

• Spirituality is a major component of the story of the universe, and ritual is a major aspect of spirituality.

#137. The Church Community in the New Creation Story

• An Earth-based church sees the cosmos as theophany, focuses on expanded self-awareness, is concerned with sociology and cultures, and offers service of liberation, healing and reconciliation.

#136. The Old Creation Story & The New Creation Story

• The new worldview is the greatest religious, humanistic, cultural and spiritual event of many centuries.

• We’ve totally lost our significant myths.

#134. Victor White, Hugo Rahner, and E. O. Wilson

• Three books on the frontiers of cultural evolution beyond religion & psychology

#133. Beyond Religion and Psychology-- To Nature

• What it means to be a contemporary religious person.

#132. "Beyond the Hero"-- To a Coherent Model of Manhood

• An understanding of an integrated masculine way of life allows us to move beyond the severely damaged patriarchal model of maleness.

#131. Individuals Who Are Curious, Creative, and Want to Make the World Better... Are not Well?

• The shamanic personality described from a static sociological point of view.

#130. An Extraordinary Collection of Extraordinary Biographies
• People whose lives are significant for the rest of us.

• The evolutionary origins of shamanism and its hunting culture matrix.

#128. Body & Soul, Flesh & Spirit, Sarx and Pneuma

• In our understanding from science that the human person is at the core of the cosmos, religion's matter-spirit dichotomy is resolved and its buried treasures become recoverable.

#127. On The Frontiers of Science & Spirituality

• Basic religious insights that fit well into the new scientific story of the world.

#126. Humanity's Oldest Religion

• The cosmo-the-andric perspective is the primordial human cosmology.

#125. No Chaos, No Creativity: Trickster Makes the World

“He who does not put Eshu first in all his doings has himself to blame when things go wrong.”

#124. The Only Way to Avoid War

• "Personal relationships, one unique being relating to another."

#123. The Psychological Origins of Patriarchy

• "Such men were never fully born."

#122. What Can Christianity Possibly Mean in the Modern World?

• Wrestling with meaninglessness while affirming the sacramentality of matter. 

#121. Our Way into the Future: Thomas Berry's Vision

• We are to learn how to enter into right relations with all the components of the natural world. There is nothing trivial about our lives; the universe needs each of us.
• "Alone, not on guard, utterly relaxed and receptive."

#119. The Church and Earth-spirituality

• "There's no room for that sort of thing in the church," said the priest.

#118. Bear Cult People

• Ancient religious ceremonies in Japan.

#117. Addiction & Ritual

• Links between drug use and the absence of ritual.

#116. The Cosmic Evolutionary Process and the Individual
• An essay which helped me put good words on my understanding of how each individual's personal development is a participation in the evolution of the universe.

#115. In Addition to Facts and Logic...

• Books from the early 1990s, dealing with our "mythic imagination"-- an most significant aspect of being human which had been lost to, but is being recovered in, Western culture. 

#114. Our Paleolithic Roots

• Notes on books concerned with helping us to understand our brains, minds and hearts in light of primal cultures.

#113. Native American Stories

• Notes about Native American folk tales, sweat lodge and medicine wheel teachings.

#112. Hope Via Understanding Gender Distinctions

• Notes on an early book dealing with psychology from an evolutionary perspective; focuses on the origins of gender distinctions.

#111. Notes About Drumming

• Procedures involved in what has often been called a "talking-staff council" but nowadays would probably be called "communal meditation." 

#110: Mandala of Religious Experiences

• A long essay about the basic kinds of religious experience we may have when using one or other of the four-fold functions of our conscious minds. 

#109: Jung & Eastern Thought

• Personal thoughts stimulated by two books with the same name, Jung and Eastern Thought. 

#108: The Universe in Each Infant

• Brief review and personal notes about Mary Conrow Coelho's book Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood: The Power of Contemplation in an Evolving Universe.

#107. Retirement-summer Mini-reviews

• Mini-reviews of books about evolution-related ideas: mythology, mysticism, history, the masculine, types of religious experience....

#106. Ritual & the Evolution of Culture

• Sophiology and the New Cosmology agree on this critically important point: that we exist and live in a dynamic person-centered cosmos.

#105. "The Love of Eternal Wisdom"

• No one had written anything like this in Western Christianity since the time of the early church fathers.

#104. "The Bride of the Lamb"
• Challenging thoughts from the major work of Russian Sophiologist, Sergius Bulgakov.

#103. "Nature's Magic"

• The most interesting book about the evolutionary worldview I’ve seen since I first read Teilhard’s Phenomenon Of Man 40 years ago.

#102. Dwight Judy's "Healing the Male Soul"

• With the Grail stories, Western manhood begins to come of age. Male needs are many: equality with the feminine, bonding of males with one another, equality of sons with fathers, communion with one’s ancestors.

#101. Emma Jung's "The Grail Legend"

• Salvation happens only via the unflinching efforts of individual human beings. We humans bring about the transfiguration of the world. Science is the greatest intervention ever in the cosmic order.

#100. [No post.]

#99. Beyond the Impasse
Labels & tags: Carol Frenier, Constance Fitzgerald, Cynthia Bourgeault, Henri Corbin, Imaginalis Mundus, Lois Sekerak Hogan, Shalem Institute, ta'wil, Terrence Deacon, Thomas Cheetham

Labels & Tags: 2nd Law of thermodynamics, homeo-morpho-teleo, order/disorder, religious dualism, Saturn, scientific reductionism, self-organization, stasis/dynamis, Terrence Deacon, zero

Labels & Tags: Brian Swimme, creativity, dynamics, electrical charge, expansion of universe, Feeling, gravity, hummingbird flight, interaction of opposites, Intuition, Mary Evelyn Tucker, self-organization, yin-yang

Labels & Tags: C. G. Jung, clockwork universe, Feeling/space, Great Ladder of Beings, Intuition/energy, mandala, medicine wheel, nesting sequence, patriarchy, Sensing/matter, temporal sequence, Thinking/time, Wicca

Labels & Tags: Alexander Schmemann, Bede Griffith, Big History, C. G. Jung, Corpus Christi, ecclesia, eschaton, eucharist, Karl Rahner, Raimundo Panikkar, Sergius Bulgakov, spiritus, Thomas Berry, Wolfgang Pauli

Labels & Tags: Bede Griffith, Brian Swimme, Bruno Barnhart, Mary Conrow Coelho, Michael Dowd, quaternary consciousness, Raimundo Panikkar, Sergius Bulgakov, Spirituality Research Symposium, Zen story

#92. Evolution & Holy Communion
Labels & Tags: Alexander Schmemann, Charles Darwin, ekklesia, Gregory Dix, Judeo-Christian tradition, Karl Rahner, Matthew Fox, Nicholas Afanassiev, Odo Casel, Passover seder, Thomas Berry, Wisdom literature

Labels & Tags: bitter herbs, Brian Swimme, Four Questions, freedom, full moon in spring, Holy Grail, Last Supper, meaning of Egypt, salt tears, Sir Percival, Sophia, Thomas Berry, unleavened bread, youngest child

Labels & Tags: Alexander Schmemann, Andrew Newberg, Daijaku Judith Kinst, early Protestants, foot-washing, John McGuckin, Mary Conrow Coelho, Symeon the New Theologian, Teilhard, Thomas Berry 

#89. Recovery of Sacred Manhood
Labels & Tags: Allan Chinen, Donald Lee Williams, Eugene Monick, Joseph Jastrab, Matthew Fox, odd male parts, Paleolithic Hunting culture, Patrick Arnold, Paul Krugman, Robert Bly, Tao Te Ching, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: Cenozoic era, genes, genitals, Hunting culture, male, masculine, new cosmology, patriarchy, primal religion, reductionist science, religious dualism, ritual, symbols, Thomas Berry, women's rights

Labels & Tags: Bede Griffith, Big History, Einstein, fear, incarnation, Isaac Newton, Jamie L. Manson, Liturgy, Nicholas Kristof, Passover, person, redemption, revelation, sacred story, sacrifice, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: Bede Griffith, Big History, Cenozoic era, cosmo-the-andric unity, engineers, Industrial Revolution, Koran, Mother Earth, NASA's Kepler, Shiva, the tao, Thomas Berry, transfigured cosmos, Vishnu

Labels & Tags: Cenozoic era, cosmology, genetics, Jon Gregerson, our sacred story, Raimundo Panikkar, Rudolph Otto, the numinous, The Transfigured Cosmos, Thomas Berry, tremendum et fascinans, voices of the Earth

Labels & Tags: Cenozoic era, Earth's lyric period, John Grim, Mary Evelyn Tucker, our sacred story, primal religion, recovering reverence, scientific meditation, Thomas Berry, voices of the Earth

Labels & Tags: C. G. Jung, Guild for Spiritual Guidance, Karl Rahner, Ken Wilber, Michael Dowd, modernity, Mystical tradition, Sergius Bulgakov, Tao Te Ching, Teilhard, transfigured cosmos, Wolfgang Pauli

Labels & Tags: Arthur I. Miller, C. G. Jung, cosmo-the-andric unity, flatland, Great Ladder, Intuition function, Ken Wilber, Michael Dowd, neutrinos, Raimundo Panikkar, ritual, Smithsonian, spirit, Wolfgang Pauli

Labels & Tags: Bernard of Clairvaux, C. G. Jung, Karl Rahner, Ken Wilber, Mary Conrow Coelho, Michael Dowd, mysticism, non-duality, Paul Lakeland, pre-frontal cortex, Sergius Bulgakov, Tao Te Ching 

Labels & Tags: Arthur I. Miller, C. G. Jung, Cosmic Number, Exclusion Principle, four-fold consciousness, Freud, Ken Wilber, Michael Dowd, Positivism, quadrune brain, religious dualism, ritual, Wolfgang Pauli

Labels & Tags: Alfred North Whitehead, Anne Rice, compassion, Dali Lama, Furry Li'l Mammal, Higher Porpoise, Ken Wilber, Lao Tzu, Lizard Legacy, Monkey Mind, quadrune brain, Tao Te Ching, virgin-mothers

Labels & Tags: Connie Barlow, Discerning Your Calling, God's native tongue, Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul, new cosmology, old time religion, our great work, Richard Dawkins, What can we count on?

Labels & Tags: Academy of Natural Sciences, creativity, diversity, Great Ladder of Beings, Ken Wilber, Michael Dowd, our great work, post-modernism, praxis, Sisters of Earth, Thomas Berry, Vandana Shiva

Labels & Tags: autonomy, Bruno Barnhart, cultural spheres, Dante, differentiation, failure of religion, freedom, Great Chain of Being, interiority, Ken Wilber, Max Weber, Michael Dowd, slavery, women's rights

Labels & Tags: Back to Basics, Deconstructionism, Great Chain of Being, Idealism, interiority, Ken Wilber, Michael Dowd, moments of truth, new cosmology, Plotinus, Romanticism, self-centered hero, Web of Life

Labels & Tags: cosmology, facts of life, flatland, Galileo, Great Chain of Being, Hugh of St. Victor, Ken Wilber, Kepler, Michael Dowd, modernity, mystery, St. Bonaventure, transpersonal realm 

Labels & Tags: Great Chain of Being, Ken Wilber, Marriage of Sense and Soul, Michael Dowd, revelation, Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology, Thank God for Evolution, Thomas Berry, Twenty Questions

Labels & Tags: dualistic thinking, Great Mystery, Mary Conrow Coelho, Sam's version, Tao Te Ching, to ponder and discuss

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Labels & Tags: compassion, empty ritual, enemies, feminine, fullness of life, good cooking, manhood, no-thing, travel, universe sings, weapons, well-intentioned violence

Labels & Tags: electrolyte balance, Ellen M. Chen, Jerry O. Dalton, Lao Tzu, mystery, new cosmology, power, Ralph Alan Dale, spiritus, Steven Mitchell, the Way the world works, Thomas Berry 

Labels & Tags: electrolyte balance, Ellen M. Chen, Jerry O. Dalton, Lao Tzu, mystery, new cosmology, power, Ralph Alan Dale, spiritus, Steven Mitchell, the Way the world works, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: Brian Greene, Chandogya Upanishad, Cynthia Bourgeault, Evolutionary Manifesto, four senses of scripture, Joseph Campbell, Levi-Strauss, Michael Dowd, natural numbers, Sister Emmanuelle, Tom Friedman

Labels & Tags: Bernie Siegel, creativity, dark matter, dualism, goals of evolution, inner search, Michael Dowd, new cosmology, Pakistan, quaternary mind, rationalism, ritual, social issues

Labels & Tags: biggest picture, creativity, direction of cosmic process, ekklesia, fear, media as educator, mysterion tou kosmou, qahal, sangha, trust, uneducated population

Labels & Tags: biogenetic structuralism, creativity, ecology, emergence, ethology, mating rituals, nature programs, nervous system, neurology, self-organization, sustainability, within

Labels & Tags: advaita, bigger picture, C. G. Jung, four-fold consciousness, Integral perspective, Intuition, magic, non-duality, reductionist perspectives, wisdom of the psyche

Labels & Tags: bigger picture, creation as noun/verb, dia-bol, Eastern Christian liturgical rituals, empowerment, gospel, Indo-European people, magic, New Testament, rationalism, Sanskrit rita, transformation

Labels & Tags: affirmation, Dermot O'Murchu, diversity, dualism, Easter service, Enlightenment, Kathleen O'Connor, Mary Conrow Coelho, new cosmology, patriarchy, relationships, skills, uniqueness, William Grassie

Labels & Tags: alienation, attention-grabbers, biogenetic structuralism, C. G. Jung, Claude Levi-Strauss, Great Flood, Immense Transition, Jakob Wolf, significant other, wakan, wedding ring

Labels & Tags: Easter vigil, growing edge, Jakob Wolf, New Age events, Passover seder, Road Man role, sacred pipe, sweat lodge, synagogue, uniqueness, Wicca

Labels & Tags: anthropocentrism, Ardi, C. G. Jung, emergence of newness, Feeling function, Green Mouse of the South, Heather Eaton, puberty, revolution, spiritual not religious

Labels & Tags: Advent service, C. G. Jung, cosmology, Dorothy Day, evolution, Joan Chittister, Saint Joseph's University, Symeon the New Theologian, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Benedict of Nursia, divinization, Fabrice Blee, Heather Eaton, Immense Transition, Jakob Wolf, Karl Rahner, Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, Pascha, Symeon the New Theologian, theosis, transformation

Labels & Tags: Black Bear, C. G. Jung, Facebook, Gold Eagle, great turning, Heather Eaton, intelligent design, Jakob Wolf, Karl Rahner, Myers-Briggs, quaternary consciousness, Teilhard, the sacred, wonder and awe

Labels & Tags: eco-feminism, eco-justice, experience of nature, healing the Earth, Heather Eaton, Immense Transition, Jakob Wolf, new cosmology, new religious moment, Philadelphia Inquirer, stewardship

Labels & Tags: ancient Greeks, David Crumm, environmental crisis, ethics, experience of nature, intelligent design, Jakob Wolf, Metanexus, phenomenology, Robert Wright, Thomas Friedman

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Labels & Tags: David Crumm, Ewert Cousins, iPhone, Michael Jackson, Obama, Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Second Axial period, Shalom Center, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: Allan B. Chinen, Border Crossings, Eugene Monick, Joseph Jastrab, King Arthur, Matthew Fox, Maureen Dowd, Patrick Arnold, Robert Bly, Symbolic Species, T.S.Eliot, Terrence Deacon

Labels & Tags: authenticity, Claude Tresmontant, Community of JohnXXIII, conversatio morum, cosmology, desert hermits, Exodus, Merton, Mountain Lake, Paul Evdokimov, Rowan Williams, Sister Emmanuelle, Sophia

Labels & Tags: Abraham's Bosom, agnostic, biogenetic structuralism, Claude Tresmontant, cognitive imperative, culture, Divine Wisdom, dualism, Exodus, Jung, phobia, Sophia, soteria, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Arthur Waskow, blessing of water, Christmas Story, Claude Tresmontant, Dark Ages, ekklesia, Exodus, sangha, Sophia, spiritus, Teilhard, Theophany

Labels & Tags: complexity, Divine Wisdom, emergence, Judeo-Christian tradition, religious dualism, scientific rationalism, spiritus

Labels & Tags: Brian Swimme, Dali Lama, Frontal lobe, Karl Rahner, kenosis, Liturgy, Maori, medicine wheel, Michael Conforti, scrotum, Sergius Bulgakov, solidity, Taoism, Taussig, Tresmontant, White Buffalo

Labels & Tags: Big Bang, Black Elk, Green Mouse of the South, Hal Taussig, Jung, Karl Rahner, medicine wheel, Mike Comins, new cosmology, patriarchy, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Claude Tresmontant, equinox, Exodus, golden eagle, Hal Taussig, Karl Rahner, Louis de Montfort, Matthew Fox, medicine wheel, morning star, Panikkar, pneuma, Steven Gallegos, trickster

Labels & Tags: creativity, great turning, Hal Taussig, Halloween, Jung, limen, medicine wheel, meditation, Merton, Panikkar, Rahner, Rudolf Ritsema, Vedic Experience

Labels & Tags: biogenetic structuralism, Brad Blanton, Bruno Barnhart, Claude Tresmontant, Elisabeth Fiorenza, Frederick von Shelling, Jacob Boehm, Karl Rahner, Louis de Montfort, Michael Conforti, Thomas Merton

Labels & Tags: Claude Tresmontant, Comedy Channel, Enlightenment, Exodus, Gnosticism, Great Mother, hochma, logos, Neolithic Age, Proverbs, Sophia, Susan Jacoby, Wisdom literature 

Labels & Tags: Aristotle, being, Claude Tresmontant, Descartes, Exodus, Henri Bergson, Immense Transition, Isaiah, mutant, nabi, Neolithic Age, patriarchy, ruah, systems theory, Teilhard

#38. Exodus
Labels & Tags: Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin, Ecclesiastes, Erasmus Darwin, evolution, Irenaeus of Lyons, Maximus the Confessor, Moses, Neolithic Age, Passover seder, Song of Meriam, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Bible stories, Christmas Story, cognitive extension of prehension, cognized environment, David Brooks, Exodus, Henri de Lubac, National Education Association, neuroscience

Labels & Tags: Brian Swimme, Bruno Barnhart, creativity, freedom, grace, great turning, Ken Wilber, Kernnunos, Matthew Fox, post-modernism, Second Axial period, Sophia, Tao, trickster

Labels & Tags: agape, Axial Age, David Korten, Ewert Cousins, internet, Joanna Macy, Karl Jaspers, Karl Rahner, Loren Eisley, Michael Conforti, noosphere, Rudolf Ritsema, Rudyard Kipling, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Bulgakov, ex nihilo, freedom, grace, Henri de Lubac, historicity, kenosis, Michael Conforti, new cosmology, Rahner's existentials, self-transcendence, Susan Jacoby

Labels & Tags: Aquinas, Augustine, Book of Revelations, ex nihilo, Henri de Lubac, Karl Rahner, kenosis, Lamb slain, medicine wheel, Sergius Bulgakov, The Man Upstairs, theosis

Labels & Tags: gorillas, greeting the sun, immortal soul, Isabel Briggs Meyers, Karen Armstrong, Martin Buber, Mary Renault, Michael Brown, photosynthesis, Red Sea, Richard Dawkins, Thomas Berry, Zygon

Labels & Tags: Jim Wallis, Paleoltihic Hunting culture, patriarchy, quaternary consciousness, Shaun McNiff, Steven Gallegos, Steven Larsen, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: asceticism, brain lobes, fours, Frederick J. Streng, Jung, matter, medicine wheel, Merton, Monday night football, ontogenesis, quaternary consciousness, SMU, space, Steven Gallegos, time

Labels & Tags: Brad Blanton, brain lobes, Bruno Barnhart, carbon atom, Hyemeyohsts Storm, Jung, medicine wheel, Myers-Briggs, new cosmology, quaternary consciousness, Wicca

Labels & Tags: Christmas Story, cosmic calling, curiosity, e. e. cummings, enactment, four-fold consciousness, Merton, new cosmology, Paula Hirschboeck, tai chi, Teilhard, Universe Story, Zen

Labels & Tags: annata, belief, Brad Blanton, contemplation, ego-experience, Fritz Pearls, Gestalt, grace, Hugh Thomas, Jung, Merton, Myers-Briggs, myth, ritual, Rowe Camp, V.Gordon Child

Labels & Tags: change of heart, cosmology, efficacious sign-symbols, Greek tragedy, Japanese No drama, myth, power of images, ritual, Scavenger, symbol, Thomas Merton, transformation, Vision Quest, William Faulkner

Labels & Tags: belief, contemplation, cosmology, culture, individuation, Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom, myth, participation, personal experience, ritual, symbol, T.S.Eliot, Thomas Merton, trans-personal, zazen

Labels & Tags: Andrew Newberg, belief, Brian Swimme, catechism, cosmology, cultural anthropology, culture, dualism, enculturation, neuro-gnosis, new cosmology, personal experience, rationalism, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: anthropology, biological evolution, brain, complexity, consciousness, cultural anthropology, culture, gnosis, mind, ontogenesis, person, primates 

Labels & Tags: anthropology, biogenetic structuralism, Charles Taylor, Commonweal, cosmic evolution, cosmology, culture, individualism, myth, person, religion, ritual, science, shamanism, symbol

Labels & Tags: Anthropology Plus, complexity, Dark Ages, diversity, dualism, myth, relativity, resurrection, ritual, sapiential, shamanism, symbol

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Labels & Tags: brain, cognized environment, consciousness, cosmic evolution, DNA, Empirical Modification Cycle, life, matter, mind, reflectivity, Teilhard, Thomas M. King

Labels & Tags: Andrew Newberg, anthropos, biogenetic structuralism, biological evolution, cosmos, creeds, cultural anthropology, freedom, human spirit, myth, new cosmology, ritual, static worldview, symbol, theos

Labels & Tags: Aquinas, biogenetic structuralism, DNA, Empirical Modification Cycle, Immense Transition, interiority, Jay Tolson, Julian Huxley, Martin Buber, mystery, reflectivity, ritual, spirituality

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Labels & Tags: animal behavior, animal consciousness, cognized environment, consciousness, dualism, evolution, Mary Conrow Coelho, neuro-gnosis, person, prehension, primates, psycho-genesis, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: biogenetic structuralism, brain, cognitive imperative, cognized environment, consciousness, cosmic evolution, creativity, neuro-gnosis, prehension

Labels & Tags: animal consciousness, biogenetic structuralism, biosphere, noosphere, Teilhard

Labels & Tags: Akashic Field, biogenetic structuralism, Bulgakov, Claude Levi-Strauss, David Bohm, Immense Transition, Implicate Order, individuation, Jung, myth, ritual, shamanism, symbol 

Labels & Tags: Allan B. Chinen, Amazon Basin, Andrew Newberg, biogenetic structuralism, Borneo, John Yungblut, Jung, Merton, Origin of Species, ritual, rock art, sacred manhood, Teilhard, Vision Quest

#6. Tai Chi
Labels & Tags: biogenetic structuralism, Ellen M. Chen, enantiadromia, Gregory Nazienzus, matter, mind, new cosmology, pneuma, Sophia, spiritus, tai chi, tantien, Tao, Tao Te Ching, Teilhard, Thomas Berry

Labels & Tags: David Brooks, death, evil, human nature, last word, new cosmology, spring, Thomas Berry, Zhivago

Labels & Tags: animal behavior, Barbara J. King, biogenetic structuralism, evolution, origins of religion,

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Labels & Tags: Andrew Newberg, Michael Dowd, new cosmology, person, religion, science, spirituality research, Thomas Berry, Timothy Ware

Labels & Tags: Andrew Newberg, biogenetic structuralism, Bulgakov, Charles Laughlin, evolution, John McManus, matter, mind, new cosmology, quantum mechanics, ritual, sophiology, symbols, Teilhard