In Cosmogenesis Brian Swimme tells us of his compelling archetypal journey. It is archetypal as he must leave home driven by inner unrest that compels him to seek something more than he has found in his contemporary world as a physics professor. He does not know the destination but is led by his intuitions and longings. He finds a teacher, Thomas Berry, and he finds a voice to speak and write about his insights and our transformed worldview. His voice is compelling because we also seek to find our way in these times. We find in his words steps to a resolution of our Western and personal alienation. I am personally grateful that he undertook a journey, so the possibilities of profound personal and cultural change become visible. May his words continue to bear fruit.
* Mary Coelho is the author of Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood: The Power of Contemplation in an Evolving Universe” (2002), and The Depth of Our Belonging: Mysticism, Physics and Healing (2022). She is a member of the New Story Group at Friends Meeting at Cambridge (Quakers), Cambridge, Massachusetts. Also central to her life is her work as a watercolorist. Her website is https://www.newuniversestory.com. She holds degrees in biology, teaching, and theology (MDiv and PhD in historical theology).