The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story

The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story Brian Swimme
  • Title: The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story
  • Author: Brian Swimme
  • ISBN: 9780939680146
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Universe Is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story Brian Swimme The Universe Is a Green Dragon A Cosmic Creation Story Communicating his ideas in the form of a classical dialogue between a youth and a wise elder cosmologist Brian Swimme crafts a fascinating exploration into the creativity suffusing the universe His e
    Communicating his ideas in the form of a classical dialogue between a youth and a wise elder, cosmologist Brian Swimme crafts a fascinating exploration into the creativity suffusing the universe His explication of the fundamental powers of the cosmos is mystical and ecstatic and points directly to the need to activate one s own creative powers.
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    1. If I could give this than five stars I would If Maude from Harold and Maude had written a book, I think this might be it It places the human dead center in the unfolding of creation without falling into anthropocentrism It is hopeful, charming and exuberant The book is a dialogue between an older Thomas named after the late Thomas Berry and an unnamed youth and finds not only meaning, but love and joy and optimism in the scientific model of the universe It is an easy read and yet demands re rea [...]

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    2. Not my usual sort of book this, but the idea that we exist so the universe can look at itself and just go blimey, that s quite nice , as a meaning of life, really appeals to me

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    3. Interesting inter weaving of science with psuedo spiritual mystical concepts While such attempts are usually enough to make me quirk the skeptical eye, this work is well written enough to overcome the bullshit meter Beautiful passages about the nature of the Big Bang, the mind, and mankind s relationship with the stars and the Universe give genuine cause for reflection Recommended Only by establishing ourselves within the unfolding cosmos as a whole can we begin to discover the meaning and signi [...]

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    4. This is a book that brings the universe to life, literally It puts a human face and heart on the universe If you think it s just a bunch of space and masses floating around, Swimme will get you thinking otherwise This is a book that shows that the universe is committed unlike many men you know with great tenacity and verve If humans committed themselves to their deepest allurements with the same devotion that stars bring to their own activation of power, Earth would enter a new era of well being [...]

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    5. Wow Another book I had to read for my litco class, and it was mind blowing.I started it on Sunday morning, and let me say reading this at 8 in the morning really put the rest of my day in perspective This was a very interesting interview style novel, and I can t say I m not still thinking about it His theory of attraction amazed me the most.

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    6. Excellent Well written and challenging In all probability you WILL look at everything differently after reading this.

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    7. Humans are here as the eyes and heart of the universe, that it might reflect upon itself Humans are here to experiment, laugh, and play we are here to mess around and enjoy the process AND to pay attention to creation.To put it in terms of the moon, for example, we arrive at our destiny when we experience the moon as a moon human complex, rather than a human having the experience of the moon When we truly experience the moon, we are at one with the moon We dissolve into it, and it dissolves into [...]

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    8. This wasn t amazing, but it was very insightful on how we may perceive of our place in nature and the universe it provides another lens for being A blend of Sagan s Cosmos and Quinn s Ishmael However, it would have been better if the student had to say Unlike the Socratic method of Ishmael, the student was a yes man, a tool for the main character to just keep explaining At times it bordered on ridiculous Student no way Teacher Yep, let me explain Also, imo, Green Dragon is a terrible title and [...]

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    9. This might be my all time favorite book I ve read it so many times and still discover new nuggets of wisdom and insight from it I ve given it away many times as well and usually get great feedback.It s not a story in the typical sense, but it s a discussion between an older man and a young boy about The Story , the story of all of us, the story of the Universe, the amazing things we now now about this Universe and how we can learn from and be inspired by this story I think this book should be re [...]

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    10. 2 and a half stars That s not as bad as it sounds I really liked aspects of this book and I ll definitely make a go of some of the author s other books He s a mathematical cosmologist who also bases much of his thought on the Catholic theologian Thomas Berry who in turn based much of his thought on the French paleontologist geologist philosopher priest Teilhard de Chardin Some of the ideas in this book were persuasive and fascinating Others left me needing argument and understanding It s an eas [...]

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    11. tried reading this a few years ago I finally get it stretched my perspective, without being overwhelming, leaving much to journal and reflect on in the coming days.

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    12. 4.5 stars THOMAS We are forging a cosmology that embraces humanity as a species, one that does not ignore the special cultural contributions of each continent, but that enhances these differences Each tradition is irreplaceable Not one can be reduced to any other Each is vital to the work of the future Each will flower beyond telling in fruitful interaction with the rest in the overall embracing story of the cosmos During the first centuries of the modern period, such a situation was impossible [...]

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    13. Ever since I read Ishmael, I have wondered about our creation stories They are depicted there as human centric and the main character, a gorilla, suggests that a porcupine creation story is just as good The Universe is a Green Dragon offers a cosmic creation story in which all beings and all things are included It seems to make sense when I say it, but it does break the mold of man on top and the rest subservient to man way of thinking And yet, it is also a celebration of our existence Creativit [...]

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    14. Enlightening Fascinating Uplifting and thought provoking Most important very easy to read and understand I finished it in 2 1 2 hours and plan to reread it so of the physics sinks in.Wish I d read it decades ago, when it first came out, but it s timely than ever today.

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    15. The problem with the system is that, while I first read this book when it came out, I have re read it a number of times This book is a classic of modern spirituality based cosmology I own a copy of the original, but bought this copy to use as a loaner to friends This is the 22nd printing of what is now a planned 30 printings The first printing was in 2001 Why mention all that information on the printing history of this book Because it makes clear how popular and important this book is to cosmolo [...]

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    16. A fantastic book Swimme seamlessly weaves the creation story into the cosmic play of the universe His careful handling of the nature of the self, that which is the most dramatic talking point between the Buddhist and Hindu, is beautifully resolved by demonstrating that when purna or fullness is realized by humans or let s say anthropomorphized cosmic event we give the fullness of our identity to the universe, thereby releasing all ownership and ego This emptiness, see in the light as the process [...]

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    17. A beautiful read, it was like a song or dance of the Universe The author ties everything together, like a great symphony and tribute to our existence all thanks to the primordial fire that continues to power us to this day It was a short, and delightful read It is one that I will surely read again to remind myself that I we are the babies of the Universe We are the fire that the green dragon has breathed to life, sentience, and much to come.

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    18. This thoughtful exploration of the meaning of the universe was very well done Even if I did not agree with all of the opinions of the author, I felt that he did a great job sharing the beliefs he has about humanity in the context of astronomy The fact that he holds a doctorate in his field of science and also has such a deep spirituality is very special this book attests to his uniqueness of thought, and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    19. In all honesty, this book was recommended to me by my dad right after i finished reading dragons of eden by Carl Sagan, which takes on an astronomical and creationist view of humanity, something i see alot of value and truth in This book was just all in all a fun read, but also a completely mind numbing novel, in a good way, about the origin of us all, and everything we know.

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    20. Brian Swimme has great things to say about the nature of reality, drawing from quantum physics and philosophy mainly Thomas Berry The format of the book is a dialogue between the teacher Thomas and a Youth Parts of it I found elementary or unnecessary commentary about the state of society.

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    21. wow this is a great find for me I enjoyed the conversational flow of the ideas presented here I like the idea of allurement here and how life on the planet and our lives are connected because of it.

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    22. Very intellectual discussion on the evolution of Earth and the cosmos and how we are connected to it all I found it all so interesting how we are all part of this cosmic happening Made me want to re evaluate my role in this lifetime and make my existence meaningful.

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    23. Almost no one I know is familiar with this book, but WOW This is an exceptional book of truths told through fable.

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    24. Very quick read but took me several rereads to fully grasp its message Another book that really reminded me about why life is such a wonderful gift.

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    25. A book that simplifies the science side of creation.

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    26. This is an excellent creation story, based on science, told from a theological perspective with poetic language I highly recommend reading it.

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    27. Love it Read it twice Thought provoking, and a lot of fun, read it in a day Left my copy on a plane ride Felt happy that someone would find it and hopefully read it.

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    28. This was a very poetic book Easy to read but takes time to digest Loved it.

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