As we experience the Universe, our hearts and minds become infused with its powers.

JAMES CONLON, Ph.D.

Facilitator for Spirituality and the New Earth Story

510-843-8098  |  jacstory@aol.com

 

Conlon was presented the 2013 Thomas Berry Award by Mary Evelyn Tucker, senior lecturer and senior research scholar at Yale University and trustee of the Thomas Berry Foundation. This award was initiated in 1999 to recognize those instrumental in carrying on the work and legacy of Thomas Berry. This year’s award honors Conlon’s more than two decades of leadership as director at Holy Names University/ Sophia Center.   View presentation

 

On the Threshold of Beauty, with Jim Conlon,hosted by Denise Rushing  -  Podcast    (note the first 60 seconds is silence)

Invisible Excursions: A Compass for the Journey

(Wyndham Hall 2012). Drawing on a lifetime of study, including more than 25 years mentoring students in creation spirituality, Conlon divides the evolution of culture and theology over the past decades into seven epochs. As each epoch unfolds, Conlon traces what he coins “invisible excursions” —experiences that touch all of us at a deep level, and that over time allow new understandings to germinate within us and lead us into uncharted territory.

 

Beauty, Wonder and Belonging: A Book of Hours for the Monastery of the Cosmos

(Wyndham Hall 2009, 2nd edition 2013) focuses on the mystical moments revealed to us when two worlds meet at the dawn and dusk of each day. It is between these sacred moments that our lives of engagement are lived out. These pages provide a guide for those who strive to connect the emerging cosmological vision with their personal practice.

Becoming Planetary People: Celebrations of Earth, Art, & Spirit

(Trowbridge & Tintera, 2016), carries forward Thomas Berry’s project of infusing the scientific version of our origins with the poetry and majesty of ritualized religion. The book adds to the growing chorus attempting to incorporate the beating heart of the “new story” into the theological body of classical Christianity. In this sense, the title of the book, “becoming planetary people,” can be seen as an updating of the concept of “catholic”—a word that no longer automatically carries its own original meaning of “universal.”

 

6-part video.  Each series corresponds with one of the themes in the book.

 

Sacred Butterflies Sacred Butterflies: Poems, Prayers and Practices

 (Wyndham Hall 2013), calls us to create a dynamic integration of the interior life and everyday world, to be both poets and politicians. When the path forward seems clouded and unclear, we are counseled to gain guidance and direction by paying attention to other modes of understanding, including poems, prayers, and practices.

 

© 2009-2016  |  James Conlon  |  510-843-8098  |  jacstory@aol.com

Becoming Planetary People: Celebrations of Earth, Art, & Spirit

JAMES CONLON, Ph.D.

Facilitator for Spirituality and the New Earth Story

Becoming Planetary People: Celebrations of Earth, Art, & Spirit

(Trowbridge & Tintera, 2016), carries forward Thomas Berry’s project of infusing the scientific version of our origins with the poetry and majesty of ritualized religion. The book adds to the growing chorus attempting to incorporate the beating heart of the “new story” into the theological body of classical Christianity. In this sense, the title of the book, “becoming planetary people,” can be seen as an updating of the concept of “catholic”—a word that no longer automatically carries its own original meaning of “universal.”

 

6-part video.  Each series corresponds with one of the themes in the book.

 

Sacred Butterflies Sacred Butterflies: Poems, Prayers and Practices

 (Wyndham Hall 2013), calls us to create a dynamic integration of the interior life and everyday world, to be both poets and politicians. When the path forward seems clouded and unclear, we are counseled to gain guidance and direction by paying attention to other modes of understanding, including poems, prayers, and practices.

 

Invisible Excursions: A Compass for the Journey

(Wyndham Hall 2012). Drawing on a lifetime of study, including more than 25 years mentoring students in creation spirituality, Conlon divides the evolution of culture and theology over the past decades into seven epochs. As each epoch unfolds, Conlon traces what he coins “invisible excursions” —experiences that touch all of us at a deep level, and that over time allow new understandings to germinate within us and lead us into uncharted territory.

 

Beauty, Wonder and Belonging: A Book of Hours for the Monastery of the Cosmos

(Wyndham Hall 2009, 2nd edition 2013) focuses on the mystical moments revealed to us when two worlds meet at the dawn and dusk of each day. It is between these sacred moments that our lives of engagement are lived out. These pages provide a guide for those who strive to connect the emerging cosmological vision with their personal practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 James Conlon  |  510-843-8098  |  jacstory@aol.com