Monday, May 10, 2010

The Dream of the Earth by Thomas Berry

I found the link to this video over at the Bioregional Animism Blog

From Wikipedia
"Author Michael Colebrook describes two key elements in Thomas Berry’s thinking: “Firstly, the primary status of the universe. The universe is, ‘the only self-referential reality in the phenomenal world. It is the only text without context. Everything else has to be seen in the context of the universe’. The second element is the significance of story, and in particular the universe as story. ‘The universe story is the quintessence of reality. We perceive the story. We put it in our language, the birds put it in theirs, and the trees put it in theirs. We can read the story of the universe in the trees. Everything tells the story of the universe. The winds tell the story, literally, not just imaginatively. The story has its imprint everywhere, and that is why it is so important to know the story. If you do not know the story, in a sense you do not know yourself; you do not know anything." ...(Cont.)...

More on Thomas Berry
Books By Thomas Berry
Thomas Berry on Nature and Humans
Thomas Berry: The Great Story
From the DVD Thomas Berry Speaks
Pt. 1 Thomas Berry The Great Work
Pt. 2 Thomas Berry The Great Work