Many of us understand that humanity is living amidst an unprecedented global meta-crisis, marked by many deep, complexly interrelated, and compounding local, national and global crises: educational, ecological, economic, health, moral, political, social, technological, et al.
We tend to respond with a mix of at least three ways to these crises. First, we tend to withdraw from the world’s complexity into more familiar, perhaps more comfortable places. Second, we tend to engage with …
God became man so that man might become God.
– Saint Athanasius, Saint Augustine, Saint Cyril of
Alexandria, Meister Eckhart, Jacob Boehme, and many
others (W Perry, 2008, p. 23)
You see yourself as the drop in the ocean, but you are also the ocean in the drop.
– Rumi (online)
I have lived for nearly sixty years now. I remember the Roman Catholic Church in my early childhood before the Second Vatican Council …
Integrative, Vedantin, or Neither
Oliver Robinson. Development through Adulthood: An Integrative Sourcebook. Hampshire, England: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Have you seen any one of the many productions now available featuring Stephen Hawking as he describes on the grounds of mathematical physics the grand design of the universe? As Hawking tells his awesome story with indubitable authority and wonderful eloquence, do you feel uneasy, as I do?
Being one of the most admired scientists alive, …