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Journey of the Universe, 2011
Saturday, October 01, 2011
Journey of the Universe
The Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
Day with Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and director Patsy Northcutt
October 1, 2011
9am - 5:30pm, Film and Workshop
6pm - 9pm, Banquet Dinner and Fireside Chat with Brian, Mary Evelyn, and Patsy
Join us for a powerful day with evolutionary philosopher
Brian Thomas Swimme,
Historian of Religions at Yale University
Mary Evelyn Tucker
in the Northwest premiere of their film,
Journey of the Universe
the compelling story of the unfolding universe and humanity's evolving place in it, followed by an opportunity to explore together the question of how this informs the way we live our lives.
Directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard and beautifully filmed in high definition on the Greek Island of Samos,
Journey of the Universe
is an engaging narrative combining scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology and ecology with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the cosmos.
The day will begin with a film showing at
The Clyde Theatre
and then shift to the
for the daylong workshop.
Join for delicious, local, organic meals prepared at the Whidbey Institute, or bring your own meals. Extend the conversation by joining for a banquet dinner and fireside chat with Brian and Mary Evelyn.
Schedule for the day
Film showing at The Clyde Theatre (also open to the public)
Workshop begins at the Whidbey Institute ($65)
Lunch at the Whidbey Institute ($20)
Daylong Workshop concludes
Banquet Dinner and Fireside Chat with Brian and Mary Evelyn ($30)
Watch the movie trailer:
Brian Thomas Swimme:
Host & Co-Writer
Brian Thomas Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion year trajectory of cosmogenesis. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community.
Swimme is the author of
The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos
The Universe is a Green Dragon
. He is co-author of
The Universe Story
, which is the result of a 10 year collaboration with the cultural historian, Thomas Berry. Swimme is also the creator of three educational video series:
Canticle to the Cosmos
The Powers of the Universe
He lectures widely and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History.
For Further Information on Brian Swimme
Mary Evelyn Tucker:
Executive Producer & Co-Writer
Mary Evelyn Tucker is a Senior Lecturer and Research Scholar at Yale University where she has appointments in the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as well as the Divinity School and the Department of Religious Studies. She teaches in the joint MA program in religion and ecology and directs the Forum on Religion and Ecology at Yale with her husband, John Grim.
Her special area of study is Asian religions. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in Japanese Confucianism. Her concern for the growing environmental crisis, especially in Asia, led her to organize with John Grim a series of ten conferences on World Religions and Ecology at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard (1995-1998). Together they are series editors for the ten volumes from the conferences distributed by Harvard University Press. After the conference series, she and Grim founded the Forum on Religion and Ecology at a culminating conference at the United Nations in 1998.
Tucker and Grim studied world religions with Thomas Berry and worked closely with him for some 30 years. They are the managing trustees of the Thomas Berry Foundation. Tucker edited several of Berry's books:
The Great Work
The Sacred Universe
, and with Grim,
The Christian Future and the Fate of Earth
. To bring Berry's work forward she has also worked closely with evolutionary philosopher, Brian Swimme, for some 25 years.
Tucker has been involved with the Earth Charter since its inception. She served on the International Earth Charter Drafting Committee from 1997-2000 and is a member of the Earth Charter International Council.
Further information and a complete list of Mary Evelyn Tucker’s publications
is available on Friday and Saturday night. If you would like to stay in one of our shared rooms, please reserve your space now when you register for the workshop; we will contact one week prior with your room assignment and other details.
$65 + tax / night - you can add lodging when registering
can be purchased when registering. You are also welcome to bring your own meals.
Christyn Johnson, our extraordinary chef, is committed to providing delicious, nourishing meals from locally sourced ingredients. The shared meals are wonderful part of the workshop experience. Comments from previous workshop attendees: "The food is beyond fabulous" - "Christyn's food was so good I'm still thinking about it" - "I've never tasted love before and every meal was infused with it."
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Registration can be completed with a $50 deposit with balances due two weeks before the program begins. Cancellations received before August 31, 2011 will be charged a $15 processing fee and refunded. Cancellations received after September 16, 2011 are not refundable.
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