“Andrew Beath’s The New Creation Story is in the great tradition of Thomas Berry’s Universe Story. It is a terrific book that describes a new, more accurate, and more hopeful story of humankind on its evolutionary journey. It is practical philosophy that gives a context for reflection and action.”
– David Orr, Oberlin Distinguished Professor and environmental sustainability author
Dear Friends of EarthWays,
Months ago we began a series of gatherings at my family house, the Malibu Pueblo, which is also the home of EarthWays Foundation. Our next gathering will be Sunday, May 22nd, at 6:00 pm. The intention is to build community around the relational principles found in The New Creation Story trilogy, which is subtitled: Spirit, Eros and Climate Chaos.
For those who have been to one of my “book readings” you will find this gathering to be different. It’s more a social gathering than a reading. There will be a 15-minute presentation to describe our present-day human condition—the context in which we find ourselves. In addition, we will have a twenty minute reading from The New Creation Story, and a question/answer discussion about the ideas that spontaneously arise, such as: who are we are as species, where did self-reflective consciousness come from? What are our current planet-threatening challenges, and how might we heal the wounds that the current human world-view and behavior are creating. This healing is personal, including one’s physical body, emotional well-being, one’s psyche and one’s spiritual connection; the necessary healing is also relational and cultural, as the term Eros in the subtitle implies. Our objective in being together is to help heal one another, our culture and our planet
No charge or donation is required. The 22nd is nearly the full moon—as has been our short tradition—magnificent to see and appreciate from our Malibu perch. Please bring some “finger food” to share with others, but there will not be a full meal so we will officially end before dinner; our time together will include opportunities to visit with each other and enjoy the ocean air, the sunset and the moon rise. We have lots of room, so please bring a friend or two.
Beauty, Love and Courage,
Andrew Beath for EarthWays
6:00 to 8:00pm
20178 Rockport Way, Malibu, CA
— Linda Solomon Wood, Editor-in-Chief,“A bold and brilliant analysis of the human story set against the predicament of climate change. Beath strikes at the heart (exposes the pain) of our cultural paralysis, explores the root causes and skillfully describes the way to a responsible and enlightened future. I can genuinely say how very good it is, and how particularly poignant it was to read it after the Climate March in NYC—in the context of the ever-present question of what will become of us, what should we do?”
“Beath has written a thoughtful, passionate history of The Planet, The Human Species, and, basically, The Future, where we are now, and where may be headed. It’s both an easy-going and a stunning read, one of these profound books that seemingly come out of nowhere. One of the best reads in a long time, and couldn’t be more timely.”
—Steve Chapple, UCSD