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Misc Resources on Big History

Universe Story Walks

A Universe Story walk is a walk over a given distance, corresponding the lifetime of our universe, which is roughly covering 13.8 billion years.

Greg Morter runs Universe Story walks from the big bang to the present day. Details can be found here:
These are excellent and run over a whole weekend.

Ian Mowll has also run universe story walks and events concerning the Universe story, in schools, a prison and a mental health charity. He also conducts a storytelling of the Universe story. Details can be found here:

The Universe Story in Science and Myth

This is an ebook by Greg Morter and Niamh Brennan that GreenSpirit produced. The first half is the science of the Universe Story. The second half is the meaning making – what we can learn from it.

Everyone has a life story. Cultures too have stories about how the world and its creatures came into being. We call those ‘mere myths’ but had nothing to put in their place until science gave us the true story of our Earth. This book retells that awesome story, the span of which covers billions of years of evolution, and considers its implications for the future development of human consciousness.

Here is the ebook in Smashwords in a variety of formats (including accessing through word for windows):

Here is the kindle version:


GreenSpirit (formally the Association for Creation Spirituality) is a network of people who celebrate the human spirit in the context of our place in the natural world and Earth’s own evolutionary journey.

Influenced initially by Matthew Fox’s “Creation-Centred Spirituality”, the name GreenSpirit was adopted in 1997 to reflect their broad appeal to those both within and beyond the Christian tradition.

The vision of GreenSpirit is today inspired by leading-edge figures in the fields of religion, science and cosmology, such as cultural historian Thomas Berry, mathematical physicist Brian Swimme and social activist and “deep ecologist” Joanna Macy.

GreenSpirit’s radical vision brings together the rigour of science, the creativity of artistic expression, the passion of social action and the wisdom of spiritual traditions of all ages.

GreenSpirit runs national events and supports a nationwide network of local groups as well as publishing a regular magazine and eNewsletter.

GreenSpirit also has its own online social network and email list. You can find details of forthcoming events, as well as their social network, resource pack, magazine and more on the GreenSpirit website.

Membership is open to everyone, details of how to join are at:

Their membership is supported by an active Council and a paid administrator. At GreenSpirit’s annual autumn weekend gathering they hold their AGM where council members and officers are elected for the following year.

One of GreenSpirit’s aims is “exploring the unfolding story of the Universe and to promote common ground between people in the context of this vision

Here are more of their aims:-

Together we…

* celebrate all existence as deeply connected and sacred

* understand humanity as integral to the planetary landscape rather than its distinguishing feature

* find inspiration in the traditions of Earth-based peoples and Celtic spirituality

* seek to redress the balance of masculine and feminine and befriend darkness as well as light

* create ceremonies and celebrations which connect us more consciously with the cycle and seasons of the Earth

* seek a more just, sustainable and peaceful way of life in harmony with the Earth