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THE GREAT STORY is born from the subjective experience of those of us exposed to the universe story/epic of evolution in ways that we find profoundly meaningful -- ie., captivating, comforting, inspiring, and compelling. When this happens, our pre-evolutionary philosophical and/or religious/spiritual worldviews may no longer be experienced as adequate. Alternatively, their core teachings and insights may be grasped anew as timeless expressions of what now seems to us the largest story of all.

Because any and every philosophical/religious/spiritual worldview can be enfolded within and enriched by culturally sensitive tellings of the universe story, THE GREAT STORY will be experienced as large enough to contain, celebrate, and clarify them all. Differences between our varied religious and philosophical heritages will thus be bridged; rifts between science and religion will be healed, and there will emerge a renewed appreciation for the role of mythic language and meaningful interpretation in responding to the discoveries offered by the global community of scientists.

In the tradition of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Julian Huxley, Thomas Berry, Brian Swimme, and others, the epic of evolution can be experienced as a meaningful, inspiring, empowering modern day creation myth - a sacred story of the emergence of cosmos, Earth, life, and humanity which celebrates a mutually enriching relationship between science and religion and a way of thinking about the divine that unites rather than divides.

Thousands of us -- from worldviews spanning Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Taoism, Paganism, Humanism, Hinduism and others -- have awakened to this form of spirituality rooted in THE GREAT STORY, and seek to continue learning more about it. We are exploring how to live into it to support our lives, our growth, and the development of our work, our communities, and our shared world. We are co-creating this wiki as a co-evolutionary resource and work-and-play space within which we can share our best thinking and best practices, and grow together into a truly evolutionary culture.


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