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The Practical Day to Day Results You can Expect from Applying the Principles of the New Universe Evolutionary Worldview
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview helps the individual enhance or re-align their current worldview in order to discover a more effective and unified universe-scale understanding of life, spirit (for those so inclined,) and sustainable prosperity. This unified understanding of life, spirit and sustainable pakarosperity will then help individuals to significantly:
a. enhance or re-align their sense of individual and collective origin, identity, purpose and life directionality,
b. enhance or re-align their thinking feeling and attitudes,
c. which then enhance or re-align their actions and habits, and
d. which then enhances or re-aligns their physical, social and spiritual lifestyles and livelihoods resulting in almost unfair, unique and empowering benefits.
A Summary of the Benefits for Understanding and Adopting the Universe Evolutionary Worldview
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview conveys many tremendous survival, sustainability and quality-of-life success advantages on all who use it. It:
1.) provides a more useful and science-balanced unified understanding of life based upon the largest possible time and space perspective currently known --- the universe perspective!
2.) provides a now necessary, transcending and including re-alignment of everything. This includes such things as physics, chemistry, biology, cultural sociology, economics, politics and, our thinking, management and government sub-systems. For those of a spiritual inclination, it even holds the capability to both re-align and expand religion and the exploration within personal spirituality toward a more rational balance while still encompassing the most life-affirming wisdom and solutions from what has come before.
3.) provides a new science-grounded universe and life genesis story that is more accurate and can be truly shared by all of humanity. This new common universe and life genesis story encompasses and transcends humanity’s previous diverse and often conflicting cultural and religious genesis stories. Yet it still allows for the most life-affirming wisdom and meanings from previous cultural and religious genesis stories to find a place within the new science-grounded universe and life genesis story. The new science-grounded genesis story based upon evolution as being progressive and directional provides a new understanding of personal identity and dignity. It also provides humanity new shared evolutionary purposes and goals and, a new set of science-rational evolutionary values and ethical guidelines that will allow humanity to establish the larger cooperation agreements critically necessary to resolving the current planetary challenges.
4.) provides the new science-grounded dialectical thinking and perspectives necessary to create a sustainable prosperity for all on all levels and, that potentially holds the promise to last for millions of generations.
5.) provides science-grounded individual and collective deep meaning, value and a new central importance within the universe adventure that post-postmodernism had previously made into a dark, cold space where the individual was rendered meaningless. It is a vision that is rich in actualizing all the possibilities for attaining the fullest possible personal and collective meaning in life.
6.) provides real empowerment, connection and centering in a world where many people now feel fragmented and powerless.
7.) provides new more effective and safe pathways for humanity’s individual and collective exploration of Ultimate Reality.
8.) provides an opportunity for the individual to be on the leading edge of life's evolution by becoming an intentional evolutionary universe citizen and partner with evolution. This is done by aligning one self and one’s groups with the near unstoppable progressive directionality of evolution in the great universe adventure.
"The new Universe Worldview is so timely, empowering and astronomical in its scope it will eventually re-align everything we now know to its transcending new perspectives. It is just the unifying and centering new worldview that we urgently need to resolve our biggest planetary as well as personal challenges and, it has appeared precisely when it's needed most!" Lawrence Wollersheim
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview Thinkers, Authors and Leaders
The new Universe Evolutionary Worldview is being adopted by individuals, groups and organizations at an ever increasing pace. The reason is simple. The new Universe Worldview conveys many tremendous survival, sustainability and quality-of-life success advantages on all who know about it and use it.
The following lists will lay out a few of the authors and thinkers behind the expansion of the new Universe Worldview. Many, but not all of the facts, aspects and perspectives of the new Universe Worldview have also been previously known as the Great Story, The Evolutionary Epic, The Big History, The Science Creation Myth and the Universe Story.
In a sense within the Evolution Spirituality movement we consider these individuals below important and originating new Universe Worldview teachers. Among these various individuals there are significant differences in approach, emphasis as well as content and, not all of the individuals below hold all of the new Universe Worldview perspectives expressed in the Evolution Spirituality movement.
The Leading Contemporary Universe Evolutionary Worldview and/or Progressive Evolution Authors:
Here are some of the most current new books, materials and authors helping to define, expand and disseminate the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and its progressive evolution perspectives. The first five books below are key foundational reading.
The first five books below describe the biological and cosmological science core of the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and they contain the basic information that will enhance or re-align one's sense of both individual and collective origin, identity and purpose. These first five science books skillfully detail the progressive directionality and trajectory of evolution and life and they are the core of the new Genesis story of the Evolution Spirituality Movement:
1. Earth Dance : From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos by Brian Swimme.
2. EarthDance: Living Systems in Evolution by Elisabet Sahtouris. It is an deeply interesting and amazing read of how evolution shows us over and over again --- it is not "survival of the fittest," but survival of the most wisely cooperative.
3. Thank God for Evolution! How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow. (If you have a Judeo-Christian background this is easy fast read that will provide many of the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview perspectives.)
4. Evolution's Arrow: The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity, by John Stewart. (This also is an essential new Universe Evolutionary Worldview read summarizing the key elements of progressive evolution.)
5. View from the Center of the Universe by Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams. (The books View from the Center of the Universe Along with The Universe Story by Brian Swimme (just below,) constitute one of the most accurate and complete statements of the common and shared cosmology and new genesis story currently held within the Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
6. Connie Barlow for her evolutionary work on the Great Story online materials.
7. The Universe Principles of Life, by Lawrence Wollersheim (See both Parts 1 and Part 2 of the new Universe Principles as well as the key links on those pages. The new Universe Principles are a statement of the natural and universal values and ethical guidelines found within the universe's progressive evolution and are the core ethics of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview.)
8. The Evolutionary Epic Science's Story and Humanity's Response, by Russell Genet, Brian Swimme, Linda Palmer and Linda Gibler. (A great series of essays exploring various aspects of progressive evolution and the perspectives held within the new Universe Worldview.)
9. Maps of Time An Introduction to Big History by David Christian (and his CD lecture series called Big History. This book and the CDs provide a multi-disciplinary look at all of the universe's evolution including all human history. This progressive evolution work is finally being taught in universities around the world.)
10. Measuring Hidden Dimensions of Human Systems by Prof. Otto Laske. Probably no single book has done so much to forward the new complex system dialectical thinking necessary for fully understanding the complexity of the nature of evolution, life and reality on a systems level! No single book on how to think and the new meta-systemic levels of thinking is more urgently needed to better manage complex living and non-living systems and to help resolve the complex problems of the world today. This book is so important to the future it should be required reading and study by every key decision-making individual in governments and corporations around the world. It is also contains the most complete description of the new meta-systemic thinking of the integral movement that is available.
11. Conscious Evolution: Examining humanity's next step, Barbara Marx Hubbard. Also The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future Barbara is possibly the leading student of Buckminster Fuller and his evolutionary visions of the future.
12. A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber. (The evolution of the Universe for individuals coming from or appreciating an integral perspective.)
13. The Living Universe, Where Are We? Who Are We? Where Are We Going? by Duane Elgin. (An easy read with a strong sustainability message.)
14. The Evolutionary Journey: Your Guide to a Positive Future by Barbara Mark Hubbard. Barbara is possibly the leading student of Buckminster Fuller and his evolutionary visions of the future.
15. Craig Hamilton and Andrew Cohen's lectures on Evolutionary Partnership and the Evolutionary Impulse.
16. Lawrence Wollersheim for his work on describing the new Universe Worldview, this Universe Spirit website, the Universe College the Unissance social network and at the Universe Institute and the Universe Academy.
17. Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution Steve McIntosh. (A good look at the evolution of human consciousness through history.)
18. There are many teachers and professors bringing the perspectives and scope of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview into their courses a few of them are Loyal Rue, Ursula Goodenough, Craig Benjamin, Todd Duncan and Eric Chaisson to name but a few.
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Progressive Evolution Earlier Thinkers and Authors
Here are the older books and authors that helped to define, expand and disseminate the original parts and perspectives of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and its progressive evolution:
1.) The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution, Erich Janstch. (Lots of deep advanced science on progressive evolution.)
2.) Design for Evolution: Self-Organization and Planning in the Life of Human Systems, Erich Janstch.
3.) The Future of Man, Teilhard de Chardin. (This was one of his many books on aspects of progressive evolution. He is considered one of the founding founders of the new Universe Worldview.)
4.) Process Theology, David Ray Griffin and John B. Cobb. (The Christian focused marriage of science and spirituality and progressive evolution.)
5.) The Great Work, Our Way into the Future by Thomas Berry. (Progressive evolution and the future sustainability of our planet. Thomas Berry was one of the earliest advocates of many of the perspectives of the new Universe Worldview.)
6.) The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo, (He was an Oxford Scholar who discusses the progressive evolution of life and spirit in the universe. He is also considered one of the founding sources of some of the perspectives of the new Universe Worldview in the areas of spirit and consciousness.)
New Books Coming out Soon on the Perspectives of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Progressive Evolution
There are currently 3-4 new books close to release about aspects of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview, The Universe Principles of Life and progressive evolution. One of those books is The Universe Manifesto, How the new Universe Worldview Re-Aligns Everything, by Lawrence Wollersheim.
(Please note: The list of Universe Evolutionary Worldview authors and leaders above is not intended to be a complete list and if we have inadvertently missed anyone who also should be on this list please let us know.)
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Evolutionary Universe Citizen
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview is naturally helping to emerge a growing universe consciousness and universe awareness and what it means to consider oneself an evolutionary universe citizen. To learn more about evolutionary universe citizenship click here.
Universe Day and New Universe Day
Universe Day is similar in some ways to promoting a bigger sustainability perspective like Earth Day, but, the perspective of Universe Day is much larger and more foundational to creating global sustainability in many ways. Click here, for more information on Universe Day.
The Unissance Social Network of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview
Are you part of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview social network called the Unissance? It is a network of people creating an evolutionary alignment of consciousness and action to birth a more enlightened, peaceful and healthy society capable of sustainable prosperity for all!
It is the movement of an expanded, Universe Evolutionary Worldview informed consciousness that is urgently needed to resolve the social and environmental problems created by our limited planetary consciousness. Click here, for more information on the The Unissance Social Network.
Update on Early Adopters of the new Universe Worldview
Many non-profit organizations are becoming early adopters of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview. Its perspectives, benefits and new Universe Principles offer distinct advantages for mission execution, cooperation building and education the public about the many re-alignments necessary to create a sustainable prosperity for all.
This organization Universe Spirit strives to create a learning universe conscious and aligned community where the individuals insights and intentions result in lasting improvements. Those who apply the Universe Evolutionary Worldview will find that it helps provide the new sustainable livelihoods and lifestyles and an inspiring foundation for becoming an effective and ethical leader, consultant, facilitator, advocate, activist or educator for the perspectives of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
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