The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story

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Orbis Books, 1996 - Philosophy - 115 pages
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"What does it mean to be human, to live on planet Earth, in the universe as it is now understood? In The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos best-selling author and mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme takes us on a journey through the cosmos in search of the "new story" that is developing in answer to this age-old question. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos opens up not only the exhilarating truths that science reveals of the birth of the universe, but how these truths can transform our lives." "In such a view the cosmos appears as awesome and meaningful, its dynamics revelatory, and in this revelation can be found the wisdom humanity needs to face and overcome its present crises, particularly the soul-numbing consumerism that threatens to overwhelm not only individuals, families or societies, but the Earth itself. The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos helps us to grasp the larger significance of the human enterprise in this evolving university. Upon meeting that challenge rests much of the vitality of Earth community, and the future quality of life, for ourselves and our children."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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User Review  - NielsenGW - LibraryThing

Brian Swimme’s The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos is one of the weirdest books I’ve read in a long time. In one fell swoop, he declares capitalism the new cult of our age and urges parents to replace ... Read full review

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User Review  - Semanticsdavid - Goodreads

I read this book during a Religions of the West course. I enjoyed it as it was a short and easy read and a good introduction into Cosmology. Read full review

About the author (1996)

Brian Swimme, Ph.D., is a mathematical cosmologist and author of "The Universe Is a Green Dragon. "He is director of the Center of the Story of the Universe at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.

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