Basic Profile

Name:

Bernice

Organizational Title:

Steering Committee Chair

Organization:

The Guild for Spiritual Guidance

City:

Milford

State/Province:

Connecticut

Zip/Postal Code:

06460

Country:

United States

Extended Profile

What do you (or organization) hope for in connection with a deep time perspective?

I’m eager to engage with other seekers exploring the intersections between that which is Sacred and an evolving cosmic consciousness.

Short description of your (or organization's) current interest/work in an deep time perspective:

Currently, I am particularly attracted to Ilia Delio’s work on Teilhard and am especially interested in discussions on ‘spiritual, not religious’ themes, “Holy” and “Sacred” within the context of an evolving cosmic story.

I am actively engaged with The Guild for Spiritual Guidance, a non-profit organization offering spiritual formation programs examining the insights of Teilhard de Chardin, Jungian psychology and diverse Mystical traditions.

What are you (or organization) looking for from the Network?

I’d like the opportunity to discuss views and insights about what is held sacred, values and what’s next….

Year became interested in a deep time evolutionary perspective:

1976

Originally inspired to do this work by:

Too numerous to name feminist scholars from diverse fields – i.e., Rosemary Radford Ruether, Evelyn Reed, Marija Gimbutas, Carol Christ, Judith Plaskow, Sally McFague ……. as well as Matt Fox, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, Ewert Cousins

Also inspired to do this work by:

Teilhard deChardin, Ilia Delio, Elizabeth Johnson, Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim

Call this work:

Big History, Universe Story/New Story/Journey of the Universe, Cosmic Evolution

If you call it something else, what do you call it?

The Great Turning and The Great Work

Organizations involved with that have a Deep Time evolutionary perspective:

http://spiritualguidance.org – The Guild for Spiritual Guidance

http://www.350.org; http://michaeldowd.org; http://theshiftnetwork.com http://multiplex.isdna.org

Applying a Deep Time evolutionary perspective to what fields/issues:

Art, Education, Religion/Spirituality, Ecology, Social Justice

Favorite Quote Having to do With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

“For we will recover our sense of wonder and our sense of the sacred only if we appreciate the universe beyond ourselves as a revelatory experience of that numinous presence whence all things come into being. Indeed, the universe is the primary sacred reality. We become sacred by our participation in this more sublime dimension of the world about us.” Thomas Berry

Are you a teacher/professor?

Yes

If yes, what institution?

Fairfield University 1995-2008 and Norwalk Community College – 1994-2011

Offer programs with a deep time evolutionary perspective:

Yes

If Yes, Programs Offered With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

Workshops/Seminars, Retreats

Educational Products/Services:

Yes

Published Books/Movies/Other With a Deep Time Evolutionary Perspective:

Created in Her Image: Models of the Feminine Divine, co-author, Crossroads Pub. (1990)
Ecofeminism: Sacred Matter, Sacred Mother (1993) American Teilhard Association – monograph
Articles on ecospirituality and ecojustice (1994-1996)
Awakenings: New School for Women’s Spirituality – creating programs in spirituality, justice-making and the arts. (1990-1996)

One line bio for display on the map and on your profile:

Educator, author and retreat facilitator focusing on integrating ecospirituality/ecojustice within the context of an evolving cosmic consciousness.

One website address for display on the map:

http://www.spiritualguidance.org