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P R E S E N T S 




Hosted by the

Council for

Ecological Discipleship  

Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding Universe

by Brian Thomas Swimme

CED's second 2023 Online Book Study will explore through reading, reflection and conversation the magnificent story of our Universe and our evolving role as cosmic partners ushering in a new planetary and cosmological era.

First Zoom meeting: Wednesday, September 20th 6:30 to 8:30 pm PT

Second Zoom meeting: Wednesday, October 11th 6:30 to 8:30 pm PT

Third and Final Zoom meeting: Wednesday, October 25th 6:30 to 8:30 pm PT

Brian Thomas Swimme is a Cosmic Storyteller, and each of us plays a unique part in his telling of the universe’s 14 billion year ongoing evolution to self-awareness. Through the greatest scientific and philosophic discoveries, along with the intimate poetry of Brian’s life journey, we will explore the fundamental unity of our individual lives and our direct participation in the ever-evolving life of the cosmos: Cosmogenesis.


For our Session 1 on September 20th, please come prepared to dive into Part One of Cosmogenesis: The Birth of the Universe. We will explore the Prologue on page 3 and go through Chapter 23, ending on page 107.


For our Session 2 on October 11th, we will go deeper into the revelations of Cosmogenesis and our new cosmic story. We will move through Part One: The Birth of the Universe starting with Chapter 24 on page 108, enter Part Two: Stars and Galaxies, and go through Chapter 52, ending on page 238.


For our final time together, Session 3 on October 25th, we will continue moving through Part Two: Stars and Galaxies starting with Chapter 53 on page 239 and go through Chapter 66, ending with the Epilogue on page 315.


Please register to receive the Zoom link. All sessions will be recorded, and sent out to all who registered, in case you need to miss a session. Please invite your friends!

For further questions email:

Brian has sent us the link to the “Story of the Noosphere Video Series”, free on YouTube. His introduction to the series is the first video, linked below. Then follows the link for the entire series of 37 mostly short videos. Please watch the first video and others if you can. Brian’s award winning PBS Film “Journey of the Universe” is also linked below.


Introduction With Brian Thomas Swimme (1051) Story of the Noosphere Series Overview - YouTube. (First video — 6.4 minutes — the birth of the Noosphere


Full Video Series (1051) Story of the Noosphere - YouTube (37 short videos most between 5 and 7 minutes long) 


Journey Of The Universe (2013) Documentary | Brian Thomas Swimme - YouTube

And invite your friends to join us on this epic journey of discovery and revelation!

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