Thomas Berry

A Quote by Thomas Berry on spiritual, science, material, matter, mind, soul, consciousness, and spirit

There is a spiritual capacity in carbon as there is a carbon component functioning in our highest spiritual experience. If some scientists consider that all this is merely a material process, then what they call matter, I call mind, soul, spirit, or consciousness. Possibly it is a question of terminology, since scientists too on occasion use terms that express awe and mystery. Most often, perhaps, they use the expression that some of the natural forms they encounter seem to be "telling them something".

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 25

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on history, age, and success

The success or failure of any historical age is the extent to which those living at that time have fulfilled the special role that history has imposed upon them.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: 7

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on work, dream, awareness, vision, future, human, project, and transformation

As in creating some significant work the artist first experiences something akin to dream awareness that becomes clarified in the creative process itself, so we must first have a vision of the future sufficiently entrancing that it will sustain us in the transformation of the human project that is now in process.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Great Work: Our Way into the Future, Pages: x

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on mystery and universe

Gardening is an active participation in The deepest mysteries of the universe.

Thomas Berry

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A Quote by Thomas Berry on community, observation, science, present, time, understanding, unity, universe, and virtue

It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process, from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation, although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness, everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time, the bond of unity is functionally there. The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.

Thomas Berry

Source: The Dream of the Earth, 1988, p. 91.

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