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Global Kinship: Exploring the Emerging Noosphere

Updated: May 9, 2023

Global Kinship will present a Zoom webinar entitled Cosmogenesis and the Noosphere on April 6, 2023, at 1 p.m. PDT. This will be an interview by Jennifer Morgan of Brian Thomas Swimme, author of the 2022 book Cosmogenesis, Unveiling the Expanding Universe. This Zoom gathering "addresses the phenomenon of the complexification of human creativity, technology, and consciousness that has evolved within our species." Register here.

Global KInship, Exploring the Emerging Noosphere, is sponsored by Creation Spirituality Communities and meets every first Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. PDT,

Creation Spirituality is "about reawakening mysticism and protecting our planet." Creation Spirituality Communities (CSC) is a non-profit, "community of people working to integrate human existence with a healthy, sustained planet" - "a network of individuals and communities who experience our own spiritual paths in connection to the evolving paradigms of the universe." Through study, community, and practice, Creation Spirituality Communities create opportunities to deepen our compassion, justice, creativity, and vision for cultural transformation so that we all might experience our sacred connection to the Spirituality of Creation.

Creation Spirituality "envisions a world where all humans live in an aligned and healthy relationship with Creation. We have an evolving and common global consciousness and practice of a loving & respectful relationship with Creation. By honoring all spiritual traditions, we enliven the interconnected web of life. We model open, and emerging perspectives by focusing on Creation itself and advocate for justice for all forms of life. We reclaim our original blessing."

On February 2, 2023 Matthew Fox spoke on a Creation in Crisis Zoom webinar about Jung, Teilhard, and Creation Spirituality where he shared some lessons he learned when he wrote "Gifts from Teilhard to Jung and Further Convergences.

Teilhard de Chardin considered modern religion "enfeebled." He extends some needed medicine from the Creation Spirituality lineage to address humanity's need to evolve further - and in the process, reinvent religion. Teilhard calls for the “divinization of the universe," the sacredness of matter, and the naming of the Cosmic Christ. Teilhard de Chardin coined the term Noosphere.

Christ is not Jesus's last name. The Cosmic Christ refers to the one through whom “all things hold together” (Col 1:17). This understanding is embraced not only by some Catholics but also by various Protestant denominations including some Episcopalians and even some Baptists.

"The Noosphere is a layer of thoughtfulness enveloping the Earth. The word comes from the Greek noos (mind) and sphaira (sphere). The Noosphere is the third stage of Earth’s development, after the geosphere (think rocks, water, and air) and the biosphere (all living things). The three spheres build on each other: For example, life in the biosphere needs the geosphere to survive (matter, water, and air), and thinking needs to be embodied in the biosphere, via the living brains of human beings and our technology. So the Noosphere can be seen as the rise of a planetary superorganism integrating all geological, biological, human, and technological activities into a new level of planetary functioning."

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