I was asked earlier today by someone I assume is an anti-natalist what I thought the purpose of the cosmos is. I answered that I mostly just want to encourage people to wonder about it. But I also linked to an essay I wrote 12 years ago as a sort of mythospeculative narrative intending to integrate my first two years of study with the faculty of the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. I make some claims I would probably qualify today. I’d reword some statements I feel now were not well rounded and inclusive enough. But in essence I still believe this captures my basic sense of what it is all about. I read the essay aloud in this video:
Our Planetary Moment: A Journey Through Cosmic Time
Aristotle, Brian Swimme, Carl Jung, Coleridge, Copernican Revolution, Descartes, Hegel, Heraclitus, imagination, Kant, Modern Philosophy, Owen Barfield, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Plato, poetry, reason, Religion, Richard Tarnas, Romantic Philosophy, Rudolf Steiner, Schelling, Sean Kelly, Thomas Berry, Ursula King
What do you think?