About the facilitator, Angela Manno
Reading List and Links for Classes 1 - 6 (link to separate page at http://www.funquakers.org)
Reading List and Links for Eco-spirituality & Action Classes
Throughout the course we will be reading primarily from the following books and articles. It is highly recommended that you purchase these books both for the course, as well as for continued reading. It is understood that finances or time may not permit reading of all the suggested materials, but even a portion of what is listed will help prepare you for the in-class activities, which will be fun and enlightening. So come as prepared as you can to get the most out of the sessions!
1. Awakening Universe, Emerging Personhood: The Power of Contemplation in an Evolving Universe by Mary Conrow Cohelo
2. The Global Brain: Speculations on the Evolutionary Leap to Planetary Consciousness by Peter Russell
3. The Dream of the Earth &
4. The Great Work by Thomas Berry
5. The Path of Least Resistance: Principles for Creating What you Want to Create by Robert Fritz
6. Promise Ahead: A Vision of Hope and Action for Humanity’s Future by Duane Elgin
Readings for Individual Classes:
Class I - The Living Earth:
The Global Brain, pgs: 19-33; Click here for downloadable text
Gaia: An Atlas of Planet Management, pgs 12-21. Click here for downloadable text
Class II - Cosmology & Consciousness:
Awakening Universe. Emerging Personhood, pgs: 1-62 (The Epic of Evolution); The Dream of the Earth, Chapter 3: Human Presence (pgs 13-23).
Class III – Creativity:
The Path of Least Resistance by Robert Fritz, Part I (Fundamental Principles) pgs 3-66
The Universe Story by Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry, pgs 54-61
The Dream of the Earth, pgs 194-215 “The Dream of the Earth: Our Way into the Future”
Awakening Universe. Emerging Personhood, pgs: 299-379 (The Contemplative Journey and its Fruition)
Class IV - The State of the World:
Mending the Earth: A World for Our Grandchildren The entire book is recommended but chapter 9 contains examples of several out of thousands of existing projects offering alternatives in a few sectors, specifically housing, water purification and food and energy production.
Class V - The Great Work.
The Great Work by Thomas Berry, pages 1-11, “The Great Work”; 56-71 “The Viable Human”; 101-106, “Ethics and Ecology” 159-175; “Reinventing the Human” and “The Dynamics of the Future”;
The Dream of the Earth, pgs 36-49 “The Ecological Age”
The Universe Story pgs 241-268 (The Ecozoic Era & Epilogue)
Also highly recommended:
“Confessions of an Earth Quaker” http://www.quaker.org/ovym/sessions.html
Class VI – Action.