Science, fear, God and the mystical -- 1 of 3


Beatrice Bruteau

Episode 1: Bruteau's spiritual journey (26 min.)
As an undergraduate, studying mathematics and physics, Bruteau was "feeling for something that you'd have to call mystical, and I wasn't finding anything that suited me," she tells Tom Fox. Then one day in a drug store waiting for a friend to buy a toothbrush, Bruteau discovered a paperback book that would change her life. "All the important things in my life have been the sheerest accidents. You would hardly believe that this would be the thing. ... I see the whole cosmic adventure as a creative activity on the part of the Divine."

The spiritual and scientific seek the mystical

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Beatrice Bruteau -- contemporary Christian contemplative, passionate scientist, and philosopher -- speaks about the creative impulse behind the evolutionary design of the universe. She has the unusual distinction of having deeply studied the work of both Teilhard de Chardin and Sri Aurobindo -- the 20th century's great spiritual evolutionary pioneers -- and has published several books exploring their visionary work.

Bruteau's books
Bruteau's books include The Holy Thursday Revolution and God's Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World . Her studies and interests combine the spiritual and scientific as she seeks the mystical in the material and the vast creativity of God in the temporal unfolding of the cosmos. Like Teilhard de Chardin, Bruteau believes that we are at a unique juncture in history where, perhaps for the first time, evolution will not be primarily physical in nature but rather will be noetic -- a transformation or mutation of consciousness.

Episode 1: Bruteau's spiritual journey (26 min.)

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