“On the Cosmic Dimension of Human Stories” Lecture (SF)
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California Institute of Integral Studies | 1453 Mission St., San Francisco, CA
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One of the 10 most radical discoveries in human history is that of cosmogenesis, the narrative of how the expanding universe is evolving into stars, galaxies, life, and human consciousness. It is certain that over time this discovery will have a major impact on humanity, but it is still too early to know the details.
The challenge to this discovery is the thorny question of how human subjectivity relates to the evolution of the universe. Is there cosmic meaning in our ongoing efforts-like using memory and art-to record our experiences?
Cosmologist and CIIS professor in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness Brian Thomas Swimme’s newest book, Cosmogenesis, tells the story of how the new cosmology demolished his modern industrial mind, then slowly assembled a new mind, one rooted in the creative energies of our developing universe. Brian’s experiences provide a glimpse into one of the ways cosmogenesis might be transforming human consciousness at the species level, a transformation necessary for ushering in a new era of the unfolding story.
Join us for a unique conversation with Brian and novelist and CIIS professor in Interdisciplinary Arts and Writing Carolyn Cooke as they explore the impact of time-developmental cosmology and its potentiality to impact, and possibly transform human consciousness.
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