Inspired by the work of Thomas Berry, Brian Thomas Swimme and Bruce Bochte founded the Center for the Story of the Universe. The Center offers award-winning videos to expand our collective consciousness and redirect the current self-destructive trajectory of society towards a vibrant community that transcends individual, human and geo-political boundaries. Currently, he is the Director of the Third Story of the Universe at Human Energy, a public benefit organization in Orinda, California.
The major institutions of the modern world, including our schools and universities, our corporations, our religious organizations, and our legal systems are in transition. We realize all of them are implicated, in various ways, in the ongoing distortions of climate and ecosystems. The question for any concerned person is how best to assist the transition.
The driver of this change is the discovery of a time-developmental universe. Each being in the universe is a fourteen billion year creation. As we absorb the fact that humans are cousins to every living being, modern industrial mentality loses some of its grips and a cosmological, time-developmental consciousness begins to emerge.
No previous generation knew the temporal sequence of cosmological transformations that brought humanity forth. Those of us exploring the implications this discovery has for consciousness are venturing onto untrodden land. The transition will take centuries. We need to remember that any suggestion of having final answers is pure folly.
These video programs are offered as a way to enter the conversation of how we can live together in mutually enhancing ways and bring forth a vibrant, flourishing Earth Community.
He lectures widely and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History.