“Noospheric Consciousness” with Brian Thomas Swimme and Rev. Vincent Pizzuto, PhD, a weekend in-person retreat hosted by St. Columba’s Inverness
In Celebration of the 100th year Anniversary of Teilhard de Chardin’s Discovery of the Noosphere Concept
The most pressing spiritual challenge of our time is to develop a form of consciousness that sees through war and ecocide to the creative energies of spiritual evolution. The life and work of Teilhard de Chardin aimed at shifting Christian spirituality from its concerns for escaping a fallen world to the joys of participating in an unfolding mystery. “Divinization” was how Teilhard referred to the cosmological meaning of evolution. The aim of our eco-retreat will be to identify the ways in which we are immersed in the process of spiritualization, and to realize that we are all involved one way or another in the building of a noosphere, a “thinking Earth”.
It is recommended to read Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding Universe by Brian Thomas Swimme prior to the retreat.
Cost: $195-$595, depending on lodging choice, partial scholarships available