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A beautiful book, so full of hope and optimism, it expresses some of Teilhard's ideas on the spiritual evolution of the universe and how greater consciousness and greater love will enable us to grow toward unity in the world.
Spiritualized Energy is the flower of Cosmic Energy. To dominate and canalize the powers of the air and the sea is all very well. But what is this triumph, compared with the world-wide mastery of human thought and love? In truth, no more magnificent opportunity than this has ever been presented to the hopes and efforts of the earth. We are very ready to boast of living in a century of enlightenment and science. And yet the truth is quite the reverse; we are still lingering among rudimentary and ...more
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a visionary French Jesuit, paleontologist, biologist, and philosopher, who spent the bulk of his life trying to integrate religious experience with natural science, most specifically Christian theology with theories of evolution. In this endeavor he became absolutely enthralled with the possibilities for humankind, which he saw as heading for an exciting convergence ...moreMore about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin...