Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth

Cosmosophia Cosmology Mysticism and the Birth of a New Myth Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged Drawing from a vast trove of knowledge about the world s reli

  • Title: Cosmosophia: Cosmology, Mysticism, and the Birth of a New Myth
  • Author: Theodore Richards
  • ISBN: 9780979924682
  • Page: 493
  • Format: Paperback
  • Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times, and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged Drawing from a vast trove of knowledge about the world s religious, mystical, and philosophical traditions, he extracts the most valuable gems, polishes them with the revolutionary insights of modern science, and forges a radiant, new Richards writes skillfully and soulfully about the most pressing issues of our times, and the deeper crisis out of which they have emerged Drawing from a vast trove of knowledge about the world s religious, mystical, and philosophical traditions, he extracts the most valuable gems, polishes them with the revolutionary insights of modern science, and forges a radiant, new cosmosophy a universal wisdom that honors the wisdom of the universe The beauty of this mythos is that it, like the cosmos, is not static but dynamic, inviting our active participation and imaginative engagement.This book succeeds in instilling reverence for a living universe and hope for a dying planet May Cosmosophia blossom and flourish in the hearts of all beings Darrin Drda, author of The Four Global Truths

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    1. Theodore Richards explores the world's wisdom traditions, from shamanism, Kabbala, and Hinduism through Sufism, Christianity and Buddhism, not from the perspective of theology but from that of cosmology: what is the nature of the universe and the place of humans within it? Tracing the dis-integration of a cultural cosmology from the rationalistic dualism of Descartes' era to the present day, he proposes a new cosmology for the 21st Century, based upon the principles of inter-being, interdependen [...]

    2. Richards explores the nature of the universe (as well as this world) and the people in it, asking what our purpose is. He touches significantly on the world religions, mysticism, the failures of education, the role of the artist and the scientist in creating compassionate community that is less materialistic and more global in vision, stressing the importance of developing a new mythology that helps describe the larger significance of our times and our shared destiny. Very hopeful, but places on [...]

    3. I would not normally have picked up a book like this to read. In part because of my preconceived idea that it had nothing to offer me. Au contraire. Read it to get perspective on the history of the world and mankind's psyche, among other things. (Spoiler: the answer to mankind's woes is poetry, yea!)

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