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WEBINAR: Cosmogenesis: the Universal Creation Story with Brian Thomas Swimme in conversation with Lauren Artress

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (PST)
  • Online


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What’s all this about Cosmogenesis? Join Veriditas founder Rev. Dr. Lauren Artress in conversation with Brian Thomas Swimme, on Monday, February 26th, 2024 from 4pm - 5pm PDT* when they discuss the Story of the Universe and how our own life path plays a part in its direction. Inspired by the work of Thomas Berry, Brian contextualizes the 13.7 billion year trajectory of the universe and considers how we can return to a vibrant community that transcends individual, human and geo-political boundaries.

In this one-hour webinar, Lauren and Brian will consider how the archetype of the labyrinth can serve as a divine blueprint that can transform human consciousness individually and in community. As Lauren writes in Walking a Sacred Path, “The labyrinth offers a spiritual exercise that becomes the path of life. It allows the wandering soul to find a way to center, to find a way home."

*For those unable to join the webinar live, it will be recorded, edited and shared with all registered participants to watch or review at their own time and pace approximately one week following the event.

Note: VIA members be sure to join us for the additional question/answer session that follows the program. Look for the meeting link in your inbox on the day of the webinar.

This webinar is a preview of the Veriditas Pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral on September 16th-20th, 2024 with Brian Thomas Swimme and Phil Cousineau hosted by Lauren Artress-- Cosmogenesis: The Labyrinthine Spiritual Quest to find Meaning and Beauty in the Universe.

The Reverend Dr. Lauren Artress is the grandmother of the modern day Labyrinth movement and is the founder of Veriditas. In May of 2006, Lauren’s rediscovery of the labyrinth was honored by Grace Cathedral and she was designated Honorary Canon, a lifetime title. She is the author of Walking a Sacred Path: Rediscovering the Labyrinth as a Spiritual Tool, The Sand Labyrinth Kit, and The Sacred Path Companion: A Guide to Walking the Labyrinth to Heal and Transform. Her latest book, The Path of the Holy Fool: How the Labyrinth Ignites Our Visionary Powers was released in the fall of 2021.

Brian Thomas Swimme is the Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. Swimme is the author of The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos and The Universe is a Green Dragon. He is co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a ten-year collaboration with cultural historian, Thomas Berry. Swimme is also the creator of three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos, The Earth’s Imagination, and The Powers of the Universe. Most recently he co-wrote and hosted the 60-minute film Journey of the Universe, broadcast on PBS television stations nationwide.

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Veriditas is dedicated to inspiring personal and planetary change and renewal through the labyrinth experience.

We accomplish our mission by training and supporting labyrinth facilitators around the world, and offering meaningful events that promote further understanding of the labyrinth as a tool for personal and community transformation. Our Vision is that the labyrinth experience guides us in developing the higher level of human awareness we need to thrive in the 21st century.

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