The Twelve Principles
The Twelve Principles
This episodes features Thomas Berry's The Twelve Principles lecture with a special guest appearance from Brian Thomas Swimme.  Throughout this lecture you will hear Thomas identify and integrate the underlying principles of the universe that lead to the emergence of structure within chaos.Click here
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The New Story
The New Story
This episodes features Thomas Berry's The New Story, a landmark essay that identified the need for a new and functional cosmological story to heal and guide our planetary community.  The following recording features Thomas Berry exploring the central ideas in his essay at Chestnut Hill College in 19
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Radiance
Radiance
Today’s episode features the power of Radiance – the primary way that the universe communicates through the dynamics of emission, perception, resonance, and reverberation.In this podcast, Brian examines how radiance permeates the cosmos and shows up in human experience.As with the other powers of th
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Interrelatedness
Interrelatedness
Today’s episode features the power of Interrelatedness – the universal presence of relationship and care found between all beings throughout the many epochs of the cosmos. In this podcast, Brian explores how care is at work in the universe, including, but not limited to, human relationships.  Brian
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Transformation
Transformation
Today’s episode features the power of Transformation --  the process through which change is worked into the whole context by the individual. In this podcast, Brian discusses how the universe engages in space-time binding to create increasingly complex structures that transform that universe as a wh
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Transmutation
Transmutation
Today’s episode features the power of Transmutation --  the process through which the universe is compelled to move from one mode of being into another. In this podcast, Brian discusses how the universe utilizes the dynamics of constraint, discernment, opposition, and even rejection to move into eve
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Synergy
Synergy
Today’s episode features Synergy --  a power of the universe that enables endurance and creativity through the strength and innovation of relationship.In this episode, Brian explores synergy as it shows up in the smallest scales of the universe and then expands his scope to navigate the evolution of
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Cataclysm
Cataclysm
Today’s episode features Cataclysm -- a  power of the universe that gives rise to catastrophe, destruction, and death. In this episode, Brian discusses our increased awareness of cataclysm both in the cycles of life on Earth and the Universe.  Then, he explores how a star spends ten million years cr
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Homeostasis
Homeostasis
Today’s episode features Homeostasis -- a  power of the universe centered around the discovery and maintenance of balance, integrity, and resonance with the community.  Brian discusses how the balance of protons in our blood, the dynamics of underwater kelp forest, the idea that Earth as a whole mai
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Emergence
Emergence
This episode features Emergence -- a  creative, epochal, and self-assembling power of the universe.  In this episode, Brian discusses the radical dimension of our universe, described as emergence, that creates new forms of being as it evolves through time.  Our moment is presented as a time where hu
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Allurement
Allurement
Today’s episode features Allurement -- a power of the universe that gives rise to attraction, intimacy, healing and growth. In this episode Brian discusses how responding to allurement transformed hydrogen atoms into stars and deepened the intimacy between the Earth and the Sun through the developme
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Centration
Centration
Today’s episode features Centration -- a power of the universe that leads to differentiation and complexification throughout the universe.  In this episode Brian discusses how Centration helped give birth to galaxies, stars, cells, and consciousness.  Also explored are the ways in which we can parti
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Seamlessness
Seamlessness
Today’s episode features the fundamental power of the universe -- seamlessness.  In this episode Brian discusses a shocking discovery on the nature of the quantum vacuum, ways to understand ourselves as pure generativity, and a viewpoint that sees that all seemingly separate objects as part of a wid
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Teaching Journey of the Universe
Teaching Journey of the Universe
This episode features a conversation on Teaching Journey of the Universe with Tom Collins and Bindhu Mohanty.Tom has taught secondary students in independent schools for over 20 years.  He developed a yearlong interdisciplinary Universe Story course that was taught to seniors at the Palmer Trinity S
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Myths, Metaphors, and Identities
Myths, Metaphors, and Identities
This episode features a conversation on Myths, Metaphors, and Identities with Nancy Abrams and Sachiko Kawaura.Nancy has a B.A. from the University of Chicago in the history and philosophy of science and a law degree from the University of Michigan.  She is the co-author, with Joel Primack, of View
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Arts and Justice
Arts and Justice
This episode features a conversation on Arts and Justice with Marya Grathwohl and Drew Dellinger.  Drew is a poet, teacher, writer and speaker who has inspired minds and hearts around the world, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology and compassion.  He is also a consultant,
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Healing and Revisioning
Healing and Revisioning
This episode features a conversation on Healing and Revisioning with Belvie Rooks.Belvie’s work weaves the worlds of spirituality, feminism, cosmology and social justice with a passion for dialogue.  As an educator, she is the creator of the ground-breaking, project-based educational curriculum base
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Sustainable Energy
Sustainable Energy
This episode features a conversation on Sustainable Energy with Paula Gonzalez.Paula entered the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati in 1954.  She earned her Ph.D in biology at the Catholic University in Washington, DC.  Sister Paula worked for more than three decades to promote sustainable living. She
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Indigenous Ways of Knowing
Indigenous Ways of Knowing
This episode features a conversation on Indigenous Ways of Knowing with David Begay and Nancy Maryboy.David is a member of the Navajo Nation. He received his Ph.D from the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, with a concentration in Indigenous Education and Application of Traditi
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Permaculture
Permaculture
This episode features a conversation on Permaculture with Penny Livingston.  Penny is an internationally recognized permaculture teacher, designer, and speaker.  Penny holds a MS in Eco-Social Regeneration and 3 Diplomas in Permaculture Design. She has studied and taught with Bill Mollison and David
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Ecological Economics
Ecological Economics
This episode features a conversation on Ecological Economics with Richard Norgaard. Richard is a Professor Emeritus of Ecological Economics in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley, the first chair and a continuing member of the Independent Science Board of CALFED,
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Eco-Cities
Eco-Cities
This episode features a conversation on Eco-Cities with Richard Register.  Richard is a theorist and author working in ecological city design and planning who has initiated physical projects and municipal policies in the San Francisco area.  He was the founding president of the non-profit educationa
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Breakthrough Communities
Breakthrough Communities
This episode features a conversation on Breakthrough Communities with Carl Anthony.  Carl is the founder of Breakthrough Communities, a Bay Area non-profit organization committed to building multi-racial, multicultural leadership for sustainable metropolitan communities in California, the US, and th
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Becoming a Planetary Presence
Becoming a Planetary Presence
This episode features a conversation on Becoming a Planetary Presence with Cynthia Brown, Dominican University of California Professor Emerita. Cynthia was an American educator-historian.  She authored the titles Refusing Racism: White Allies in the Struggle for Civil Rights and Big History: From th
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