High school classmate David Grant suggested this:

“The Field” by Lynne McTaggart, basically a scientifically-based (mainly via quantum physics) of
Chardin’s noosphere

http://www.gaiamind.com/Teilhard.html
Anodea Judith

Earth in its evolutionary unfolding, was growing a new organ of consciousness, called the noosphere. The noosphere is analogous on a planetary level to the evolution of the cerebral cortex in humans. The noosphere is a “planetary thinking network” — an interlinked system of consciousness and information, a global net of self-awareness, instantaneous feedback, and planetary communication. At the time of his writing, computers of any merit were the size of a city block, and the Internet was, if anything, an element of speculative science fiction. Yet this evolution is indeed coming to pass, and with a rapidity, that in Gaia time, is but a mere passage of seconds. In these precious moments, the planet is developing her cerebral cortex, and emerging into self-conscious awakening

La tierra en su unfolding evolutivo, crecía un nuevo órgano del sentido, llamado el noosphere. El noosphere es análogo en un nivel planetario a la evolución de la corteza cerebral en seres humanos. El noosphere es de “red pensamiento planetaria” — un sistema ligado del sentido y de la información, una red global de la timidez, regeneración instantánea, y comunicación planetaria. A la hora de su escritura, las computadoras de cualquier mérito eran el tamaño de un bloque de la ciudad, y el Internet era, si cualquier cosa, un elemento de la ciencia ficción especulativa. Con todo esta evolución está viniendo de hecho pasar, y con una rapidez, de que en el tiempo de Gaia, es solamente un paso mero de segundos. En estos momentos preciosos, el planeta está desarrollando su corteza cerebral, y está emergiendo en despertar tímido

TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
1881 - 1955
By Anodea Judith
SHAKTI 7@aol.com

Father Chardin’s Favorite Concepts:

  • confluent ascents of consciousness

subidas confluentes del sentido

  • confluent orbits of centers, parts perfect and fulfilled

las órbitas confluentes de los centros, piezas perfeccionan y satisficieron

  • supercentralize self to accentuate and depthen self

  • unite to complete and fulfill deepest self

una para terminar y para satisfacer al uno mismo más profundo

  • paroxysm of harmonised complexity

paroxysm de la complejidad armonizada

  • humanity’s thought is the spirit of the earth
  • resonating with the All
  • trembling of a severed particle
  • precipitations
  • involutions
  • intercentric energies
  • evolutionary significance
  • natural dynamism
  • affinity of being with being
  • internal propensity to unite
  • driven by the force of love
  • radial zones of spiritual attractions
  • fount of cosmic energies
  • psychical convergence of universe upon itself
  • free versus mechanical associations
  • in most complete possession of self when lost in All
  • universal gravity and bodies, and mind
  • radial zone of spiritual attractions

http://www.gaiamind.com/Teilhard.html

Teilhard de Chardin passed away a full ten years before James Lovelock ever proposed the “Gaia Hypothesis” which suggests that the Earth is actually a living being, a collosal biological super-system. Yet Chardin’s writings clearly reflect the sense of the Earth as having its own autonomous personality, and being the prime center and director of our future — a strange attractor, if you will — that will be the guiding force for the synthesis of humankind.

“The phrase ‘Sense of the Earth’ should be understood to mean the passionate concern for our common destiny which draws the thinking part of life ever further onward. The only truly natural and real human unity is the spirit of the Earth. . . .The sense of Earth is the irresistable pressure which will come at the right moment to unite them (humankind) in a common passion.

“We have reached a crossroads in human evolution where the only road which leads forward is towards a common passion. . . To continue to place our hopes in a social order achieved by external violence would simply amount to our giving up all hope of carrying the Spirit of the Earth to its limits.”

To this end, he suggested that the Earth in its evolutionary unfolding, was growing a new organ of consciousness, called the noosphere. The noosphere is analogous on a planetary level to the evolution of the cerebral cortex in humans. The noosphere is a “planetary thinking network” — an interlinked system of consciousness and information, a global net of self-awareness, instantaneous feedback, and planetary communication. At the time of his writing, computers of any merit were the size of a city block, and the Internet was, if anything, an element of speculative science fiction. Yet this evolution is indeed coming to pass, and with a rapidity, that in Gaia time, is but a mere passage of seconds. In these precious moments, the planet is developing her cerebral cortex, and emerging into self-conscious awakening. We are indeed approaching the Omega point that Teilhard de Chardin was so excited about.

This convergence however, though it was predicted to occur through a global information network, was not a convergence of merely minds or bodies — but of heart, a point that he made most fervently.

“It is not our heads or our bodies which we must bring together, but our hearts. . . . Humanity. . . is building its composite brain beneath our eyes. May it not be that tomorrow, through the logical and biological deepening of the movement drawing it together, it will find its heart, without which the ultimate wholeness of its power of unification can never be achieved?”

Other links re Chardin:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Teilhard_de_Chardin

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