“The story of each of us individually is the story of the universe, quite literally,” says Thomas Berry. And it is happening right here and now–but most of us fail to appreciate the order of magnitude of the changes happening right now on our own planet. Swimme and Berry place current events in their larger context, to illustrate how we may be entering an unprecedented planetary age. This “Ecozoic Era” calls for an awareness of the larger cycles of creation and destruction, a human vision, a new story to help form a creative, celebratory future suited to our place in the universal story.
Swimme is the author of The Universe is a Green Dragon (Bear & Co. 1984), and director of the Center for the Story of the Universe at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Thomas Berry is a cultural historian, and author of Dream of the Earth (Sierra Club 1988). Together they have written The Universe Story from the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era (HarperSanFrancisco 1992).
Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 12/27/1992 Program Number: 2365