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NO ORDINARY TIME

The Rise of Spiritual Intelligence and Evolutionary Creativity
A Book of Hours for a Prophetic Age by Jan Phillips 

Jan Phillips’ Book of Hours is a tapestry of threads from the arts, science, sacred texts and her own mystical poetry. It is the story of one woman’s journey from Catholicism to a new cosmology of global communion and co-creation. It is Rumi meets Teilhard, Catherine of Siena meets Dorothy Day—a compelling illustration of how spiritual practice leads to heightened creativity leads to inspired evolutionary action. It’s like being picked up by the shirtsleeves and carried to the mountaintop. It doesn’t hurt but the view most certainly changes.

"Jan Phillips is spot on in knowing what it takes to get us through into the world we all want." –Elisabet Sahtouris, PhD, evolution biologist, author of EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution. Read the first three chapters.

FINDING THE ON-RAMP TO YOUR SPIRITUAL PATH

A Roadmap to Joy and Rejuvenation by Jan Phillips 

This is a great little book, 6x6.5 inches and 176 pages with a hard cover and chapters based on road signs— STOP, MERGE, YIELD, END DIVIDED HIGHWAY, FALLING ROCKS AHEAD, etc.—with short essays about the deeper meaning of each sign. 

"The spiritual path Jan describes is cosmic, multi-faith, and culturally diverse. Infused with vitality and hope, it will dominate the spiritual consciousness of the 21st century." –Diarmuid O'Murchu, author of Evolutionary Faith. Read the first three chapters.

MEDITATIONS WITH TEILHARD DE CHARDIN

Edited by Blanche Gallagher, Forward by Jean Houston (Bear & Company, Sante Fe, New Mexico)

Reflective and meditative, this collection of Jesuit priest Teilhard de Chardin’s thoughts about God, spirituality, and evolution can be embraced by all who are searching for a fruitful and evolutionary perspective on universal experience.  

 

 

THE EMERGENT CHRIST

Exploring the Meaning of Catholic in an Evolutionary Universe
by Ilia Delio, OFS, Orbis Books, Maryknoll, NY

"The most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- Albert Einstein

Ilia Delio makes fascinating sense of the universe, beginning with the story of cosmic evolution, coursing through the meaning of God in evolution and the emergence of Christ, and concluding with new ways of seeing Christ in all things. As Teilhard de Chardin did in The Divine Milieu, Ilia Delio reveals the sacrament of God at work in the world.

She also explores the spiritual evolution within each of us and suggests that it will change the cosmos as well as the church. She shows that we are at a stage in evolution where our choices will determine what happens next. "Love," she writes, "always seeks the best for the beloved but God is a beggar of love who waits at the soul's door without daring to force it open. The question of Christ emerging as the personal center of the universe is not a question of yes or no but a question of how that love will evolve." She makes one thing perfectly clear: it is happening and the evidence is astounding.

The Emergent Christ is an antidote to the new atheism that says there is no place in evolution for God, let alone a God of love. It is also a spiritual tonic for Christians interested in understanding their place and purpose in this evolving universe.

About the author: Ilia Delio, OSF, is Senior Fellow in Science and Religion at Woodstock Theological Center, Georgetown University. She is the winner of the 2000 Templeton Course Award in Science and Religion. She is also the author of several books.

EVOLUTIONARY LEADERS

A Call to Conscious Evolution

At this crucial moment in history Evolutionary Leaders from all walks of life are engaging our collective field of potential in a movement to ignite an evolutionary leap to the next level of human consciousness.

The Evolutionary Leaders will introduce you to leaders, visionaries and writers at this time of our world’s growing consciousness of itself.

 

  

 

JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE: AN EPIC STORY OF COSMIC, EARTH AND HUMAN TRANSFORMATION (a DVD)

As seen nationally on PBS, Journey of the Universe is an epic film now on DVD about the human connection to Earth and the cosmos. From the big bang, or great flaring forth, to the epic impact humans have on the planet today, Journey of the Universe is designed to inspire a new understanding and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. This one-of-a-kind film was created by renowned scholars, scientists and award-winning filmmakers led by co-writers Brian Thomas Swimme, the acclaimed author and evolutionary philosopher, and Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. Together they weave a tapestry of scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Available online through all traditional resources.

EARTHSPIRIT: A HANDBOOK FOR NURTURING AN ECOLOGICAL CHRISTIANITY
by Michael Dowd

Earthspirit is a prophetic, realistic, and hope-filled resource that bridges the gap between environmentalism and spirituality.  In attempting to show the compatibility of deep ecology with Christianity, it calls for a radical transformation in the way we view our universe and planet. Each Chapter ends with questions for reflection and discussion. 

 

EVOLUTIONARY FAITH: REDISCOVERING GOD IN OUR GREAT STORY
by Diarmuid O’Murchu

While exploring such questions as ,When did the world begin?  How did we get there?  What does it all mean? And what is the next evolutionary step?  This book proposes a fresh approach to our theology of God, one that honours the mystery within which everything is held.  The divine is written all over creation: the quantum vacuum, the supernova explosions, the recurring  cycle of birth-death-rebirth, the process of photosynthesis-these and many more are the chapters of our primary scriptures. 

 

 

FIELD OF COMPASSION: HOW THE NEW COSMOLOGY IS TRANSFORMING SPIRITUAL LIFE by July Cannato

The best-selling author of Radical Amazement articulates a transforming vision of spirituality that examines the intricate connectedness of the physical and spiritual worlds, a phenomenon she calls the “field of compassion.” In the tradition of Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Judy Cannato invites spiritual seekers to embrace the way in which an understanding of religion and the spiritual path is informed and illumined by cutting-edge science. This book is a must read for those interested in how the new cosmology and the Christian story can be understood in harmony with one another. She shows how modern scientific discoveries demonstrate that at the most fundamental of levels all life is connected and that humankind participates in the unfolding of the universe. This book’s compelling and radical call to transformation will inspire readers to choose collaboration and peace over competition and conflict.

 

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