“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
A few 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, February 21st at 5:00 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 (therefore child 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
There is no charge or required donation. The 21st is an almost-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.
Sunday, February 21
5:00 to 7:30pm
20178 Rockport Way, Malibu, CA