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25th Anniversary of The Universe Story Celebration, November 9, 2017, Oakland, California, and live-streamed, with Brian Thomas Swimme

On November 9, 1992 at Gaia Books in Berkeley, California, Thomas Berry and Brian Thomas Swimme were signing copies of their new book The Universe Story.  Now, 25 years later, on November 9, 2017 (Thomas Berry’s birthday), a 25th anniversary celebration conference will be held from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm at

Valley Center for the Performing Arts
Holy Names University
3500 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, California 94619

Thomas Spiritbringer will host the event. Brian Thomas Swimme will lead the evening session. For additional details and to register see www.2017yearoftheuniversestory.com. Registration is free, donations are deeply appreciated. If you cannot attend in person, the celebration will be on Facebook Live and on YouTube afterwards. You may contribute to the cost of this event at Crowdrise Fund Me site.

The day will have three sessions based on the cosmogenetic principles of the Universe Story (TUS): Differentiation/Uniqueness; Subjectivity/Interiority; and Communion/Kinship.

9-9:30am  Gathering – TUS Gift Exchange, Walk TUS Experience, Coffee/Tea

9:30-11am  Differentiation/Uniqueness Session – “A Diversity of One”
Thomas Spiritbringer-MC       Opening Ritual/The Ecozoic Era       Various TUS stories

11:15-12:45pm         Lunch/Networking

1:00-3:45pm  Subjectivity/Interiority Session – “Deep Self-Reflection”
John Diller/Interplay   Water is Sacred Subject/Dr. Elizabeth McAnally

4-5:00pm  Optional Wellness Activities:    Group Meditation, Tai Chi, Massage, Campus Tour, Naps on Campus Lawn

5:15-6:45pm           Supper/Networking

7pm-9pm  Communion/Kinship Session – “Being one with The Universe Story”
Brian Thomas Swimme “The Universe Story: Past, Present and Future”

Earthwide 25th Anniversary House Parties are highly encouraged.  Self-organize! Be creative! Homepage.  Happy Anniversary The Universe Story and Thomas Berry!!