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This program will expand your awareness of the way the world actually works and not simply our view of the world. Listening to these presentations will stretch your imagination, challenge your presumptions, and outline a dynamic way of living in this world. It provides a starting point for understanding how humanity fits in with the earth, with life in general and with the God who calls us to a simple, dynamic and soulful existence.

The speaker gives an overview of the spiritual history of our species and challenges the listener to take seriously the notion that God is in truth the center of creation. Blending science, anthropology, history, psychology, philosophy and theology, this series gives insights into the profound changes taking place in our physical environment, our political establishments, our economic structures, and our relationships with one another and God. This is a moment in history in which patriarchal structures in the world and in the Church are dying and new ways of living are emerging. Our cultures of death need to be replaced with an affirmation of life. The amnesia we have of our past and our denials of what is now going on in this valley of tears needs to be addressed, so that we can remember our duties to love and care for one another.

The speaker challenges the listener to turn away from an anthropological view of reality and accept that the Earth God created takes care of us and not vice versa. In this world of injustice and suffering he invites us to follow the paths of the mystics, to survive our dark nights and to bring both personal light and social justice into this world of conflict, pain and global exploitation. This program attempts to awaken the listener to the fullness of revelation found in creation, to move us from a fixation with death to an embrace of life in all of its facets. In this series, justice and spirituality merge together and are fused as one.

©2007 Diarmuid O'Murchu (P)2015 Pious Society of St. Paul

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