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Cosmogenesis On August 24, 2012, Sufism: An Inquiry had the privilege of spending an afternoon with evolutionaryl cosmologist, beloved educator, and filmmaker, Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme. It was a rare opportunity to gain greater insight into the emergence and implications of “new cosmology,” or “the new story,” through the lens of Brian’s own unfolding relationship with science, exploration and inquiry. Dancing between childhood moments beneath the stars, years of intensive scientific study, reflections on this moment in history, and an ever-expanding reverence for the beauty and mystery in the cosmos, Brian invites us into a journey of remembrance, discovery, celebration and wonder. Brian Thomas Swimme is the author of The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos and The Universe is a Green Dragon, and co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a ten-year collaboration with cultural historian, Thomas Berry. Working with his long time collaborator Bruce Bochte, he created three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos, The Earth’s Imagination, and The Powers of the Universe. Most recently Brian and Historian of Religiions Mary Evelyn Tucker wrote the film, Journey of the Universe, broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide and recipient of a California Emmy award. Brian is a professor of cosmology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and Director of the Center of the Study 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. photos courtesy of Journey of the Universe Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 1


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