Evolution Spirituality is a new form of healthy, balanced and science-grounded spirituality. It was formerly known as Universe Spirituality. To get our fist time visitor short and quick overview of what Evolution Spirituality is click on the following link. What are the three core facts and actions of the new Evolution Spirituality? To get the full explanation continue reading below.
For those spiritually inclined, there is an open, science-grounded meta-spirituality found on the Universe Spirit website called Evolution Spirituality (AKA Universe Evolution Spirituality [UES,] or even Universe Spirituality, [US.]) (If you are not spiritually inclined, you can still use most of the science-grounded ideas on this website and be a member of our Universe community.)
This personalizable new emergence in the history of spirituality and religion is a collaborative and evolutionary experiment that is:
a.) firmly grounded and balanced by objective science when seen from a universe-scaled, interdisciplinary perspective --- as well as where applicable,
b.) meta in the sense that it is a dynamic balance and integration of the most life-affirming, subjective wisdom and tools drawn from all of humanity's vast spiritual heritage.
Although there are Many Objectives the Main Mission of the Evolution Spirituality Movement is:
To sustain and forward the progressive evolution of humanity and life in the universe. (Here progressive evolution has a very special science-grounded meaning and as you will see still naturally includes much of the best wisdom ideas of our past religions.)
This sustaining and forwarding the progressive evolution of humanity and life in the universe goal may be the most important of all human life This goals because it is the most basic foundation upon which all other goals can emerge and can be realized over time.
The most basic action "promandment" of Evolution Spirituality is:
to progressively evolve and create a sustainable prosperity for all.
We do this by educating on a how to evolve prosperous and sustainable personal livelihoods, lifestyles and communities as well as educating on how to evolve a just, meaningful and sustainably prosperous world for all --- based upon the new science-grounded vision of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview. This mission when achieved embraces at essence the core goals of every authentic spiritual movement in human history. At its practical core this is the core simplicity of what Evolution Spirituality does, but achieving the above mission covers many other areas as you will discover while you continue reading this page!
The scientific knowledge and spiritual wisdom of Evolution Spirituality will also help you to both realize your full potential. What is most unique about Evolution Spirituality is that includes and transcends the most effective wisdom and tools of both western and eastern religions without their no longer applicable time and condition parts or pathologies!
If you are spiritual in nature, we believe that you will find the science-grounded, nondenominational (for all denominations,) and trans-denomminational (transcending or beyond all denominations, ) scientific and spiritual information and tools on this website useful in resolving life's most important challenges.
Through its integrative applications of universe-scale evolutionary sciences, Evolution Spirituality will help you wisely answer the basic questions of life essential to living a life full of meaning and well being. The Evolution Spirituality as found on this website may just be the profound new and open source of and science-grounded personal spirituality that Carl Sagan predicted!
"Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality." Carl Sagan
Evolution Spirituality is a trans-denominational form of meta-spirituality and meta-religion that is beyond religion as it have been known and that holds a tangible promise of resolving both the current conflicts between the world's great religions and the past conflicts between science and religion.
For Whom is the New Evolution Spirituality Best Suited
Although anyone at any level or spiritual development from any denomination can become involved with Evolution Spirituality is most optimally suited to individuals who have reached what is known as Fowler's fourth level of universalizing faith in their current denomination. Click here to learn about this fourth level and the other levels.
Additionally, individuals who want a spiritual path that also reflects our best current scientific understanding of objective physical reality will be immediately comfortable. And finally, individuals who are particularly aware of the pathologies and abuses of past and current religions will be particularly comfortable in that we have constructed healthy boundaries and clear policy to insure that we preserve the best of humanity's spiritual wisdom heritage without its worst.
Essential New Definitions
Spirituality has radically evolved with the emergence of Evolution Spirituality. Because of this, older definitions of spiritual terms also needed to evolve and be redefined.
We have provided links throughout this page and our website to these new or greatly modified spiritual definitions and unique concepts that we use. We strongly recommend clicking on these new word or concept definition links as they come up because a new Universe Evolutionary Worldview integrated throughout Evolution Spirituality materials has significantly qualified and expanded our understanding of so much of the world and reality around us. While we still use parts of traditional spiritual definitions for many terms, we have also had to significantly expand many traditional spiritual definitions to describe the new spiritual, conceptual or physical spaces just being discovered and brought into being for the very first time by the new science-grounded Universe Evolutionary Worldview.
Content Difficulty Ratings:
To make the learning easier for different learning levels on our website we have created difficulty ratings for our materials. On this page and other pages you may see one of the following three letters (B), (I) and (A). These are are the difficulty or complexity ratings for the preceding area. (B) = beginner and new visitor, (I) = intermediate student or repeat visitor and (A) = the advanced student and ministerial training level.
Adapting and Personalizing Our materials:
Please feel free to, use or adapt any of the ideas of the new Evolution Spirituality that you find on this web site to create or evolve your own personal spirituality or your own local evolutionary spiritual community. We have no rigid dogma that you must believe, We do although have principles for with you are the final authority who decides their truth and usefulness. Encouraging spiritual personalization, experimentation and deciding what is true for you is just one of the many qualities of Evolution Spirituality as you will discover in more detail below.
The Evolution Spirituality Manifesto
Evolution Spirituality is a complete evolutionary spirituality that has emerged naturally out of our planet's evolutionary process rather than from ancient sacred founder or New Age guru. The following comprehensive materials are the most concise statement of all of the new ideas and theological principles of Evolution Spirituality in one location.
Before proceeding with the detailed overview below you may want to also first read Our Great News. This document summarizes our most fundamental science and spirituality great news and the key benefits of realistic hope that we offer for the future. Click here to see Our Great news. If you have not read this Evolution Spirituality manifesto before, it will help add more personality and "heart" to the many theological and technical details below.
Key Nuanced Definitions Relating to Ultimate Reality, Spirit, Spirituality, Religion and Universe When Used in Association with Evolution Spirituality
To understand the basics of what is the dramatically new and different emergence that we call Evolution Spirituality actually is, it is essential to first understand our key, nuanced and often unique new core definitions for spirit, spirituality, religion, universe, Great Mystery and God/Ultimate Reality! When you have finished reading these key definitions you will begin to sense that we are not like any other religion or spiritual groups currently or previously existing.
a. To read the new definitions for spirit, spirituality, religion for the minimal foundation needed for understanding begin here. Click here now to go to these essential definitions for spirit, spirituality/religion. (B)
b.) Next, read our additional and more specialized definition of the Great Mystery --- just God. We use the words Great Mystery far more often than God because of our omni-denominational, meta-spirituality, meta-religion nature. (B)
d. Next, click here to read our foundational definition for the word universe and for how and why we connect the word universe within Evolution Spirituality. (B)
(We strongly recommend that you do not skip either the universe definition or the above definitions of spirit, spirituality and religion as they are rich in new meanings specific to Evolution Spirituality not generally seen before!
Now that you have read the above essential unique and nuanced definitions on what we mean when we use those key words in a spiritual context, you are ready for our most concise combined definition of what we mean when we connect the words universe, evolution and spirituality together to create the new meanings of Evolution Spirituality as a new form of meta-spirituality.
When you think Evolution Spirituality now know that it means and is:
1. spirit as the sustaining and vital essence and dignity of life.
2. Ultimate Reality and/or God, Buddha, Consciousness etc as concepts for the Origin of the universe and the totality of reality and that on a purely objective level is still the Great Mystery of life and existence.
3. personalized spirituality as a self-created and self-chosen way to live sustainably in the universe and in optimal well being through:
a.) understanding yourself as a vital essence and dignity of life and,
b.) alignment with others who are also essences and dignity's of life exactly like you and who are also striving to be in alignment with the unstoppable flow of the originating Essence and source of the dignity of ALL life (Ultimate Reality,) evolving within the universe (and possibly outside of the universe as well,) --- in partnership with us!
4. the universe itself and as it contains the post-postmodern understanding of the balance and appropriate roles of:
a.) the objective fact probabilities of science (as described in the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability,) grounded, balanced and wisely integrated with
b.) the subjective belief probabilities of your own self-evolving personalized meta-spirituality. (This new self-created personalized spirituality of Evolution Spirituality is derived from an "open source" access to and exploration of --- all of humanity's life-affirming spiritual wisdom and tools that are grounded in and by science facts. (Our spiritual wisdom and tools from the Western spiritualities are drawn from women's spirituality, integral spirituality, creation spirituality, process theology, liberation theology, mystical Christianity as well as Open Source Spirituality. The spiritual wisdom and tools from the Eastern spiritualities are drawn from non-dual, mystical Buddhism, Mystical Hinduism, Sufism, Taoism and Zen.) Understanding the appropriate and complimentary roles and uses of objective and subjective reality is an essential element in understanding the unique effectiveness and relevance of Evolution Spirituality to today's challenges.
c.) the inter-subjective "we" shared agreements about reality.
(Click here to learn the basic postmodern objective, subjective and inter-subjective understanding which is also essential to a full understanding our high emphasis on the objective science grounding integrated with personalized spirituality in the appropriate healthy balance discussed. We strongly recommend that you review this link now and learn more about the 3 postmodern perspectives of reality!)
The Evolution Spirituality Manifesto: (Intended For Intermediate and Advanced Practicioners of Evolution Spirituality)
"In many ways the new spiritual experiment and emergence called Evolution Spirituality has emerged into being because of the natural evolutionary process of the universe itself. It was an inevitability that eventually a universe science-grounded meta-spirituality that is open source, personally discovered and collaborative using all previous human knowledge would naturally emerge precisely when traditional religions seem to be least capable to offer new and effective solutions to the complex personal and global challenges that we all currently face." Lawrence Wollersheim,
Study Note: Each of the links in the sections below will more fully expand the core concept of that particular section. We strongly recommend clicking all links below as you come to them if you are an intermediate or advanced student. The sections and their links which follow are extensive and at times theologically and scientifically complex and are not intended for first time visitors or beginning members or students who are not highly curious. It is provided to give the rare spiritually curious beginner and the intermediate to advanced member, student or ministers-in-training a much deeper understanding of the history and parts of Evolution Spirituality and its processes.
The new spirituality of Universe Spirit has many distinct and unique characteristics and functions not found in other spiritual movements. Whether you are science based, spiritually inclined or both the following qualities and characteristics offer many unique individual and integrated benefits --- many not available in any other form of spirituality:
Evolution Spirituality is today's leader in educating about evolutionary science grounded eco-spirituality/eco-religion and how to live its principles. The eco-spirituality principles of Evolution Spirituality convey a sustainable prosperity building success advantage to all who understand and use them. These principles will help you to create or expand a sustainable "right livelihood." (Our Job One for Humanity program embodies all of the eco-spirituality/eco-religion principles. Our eco-spirituality principles are found within the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability and in our Universe College in the Department of Sustainability.) (B)
Evolution Spirituality helps you to learn, use and integrate both the secular and spiritual practical art-of-living skills that are absolutely essential to a meaningful, successful and sustainable life. (B)
Evolution Spirituality provides a science-grounded genesis story for the 13.7 billion years of the universe's existence that is common to and uniting for all humanity! In this genesis story is offered a new common identity full of meaning and purpose as a vital partner in the progressive evolution of life on our planet and in the universe. Click here for more information on this science grounded uniting genesis story.
Evolution Spirituality is based significantly, but not exclusively upon the direct physical and objective observation and physical experience of the universe as a whole and as a unified system. It grounds, supports and balances subjective personal spirituality for the first time from a whole systems, integral and physical universe-framed objective perspective. It holds that even though the physical universe may not be the ultimate end of the spiritual discovery and exploration process, it is the first, most direct and most common objective collective space wherein individuals can explore and test their subjective personal spirituality and then agree upon what common or universal spiritual values and meanings they have discovered in an open and reasonable manner. Direct, objective observation of the patterns of the physical universe has always been the source of our oldest spiritual wisdom and practical principles for living. Now because of the many new universe-scaled discoveries by modern science it now has once again become the surprise source of the newest and most life-affirming spiritual wisdom and practical principles for living (as found within the perspectives and principles of new Universe Evolutionary Worldview.) Direct observation of the physical universe may also be the most optimized way to know the nature, purposes of the Origin and Original Source of the physical universe in that directly observing the fruit (the universe,) of any seed tells you a lot about the nature, purposes and destiny of that seed. In truth, all that we can know objectively about Ultimate Reality is from direct observation of the physical universe. What this means is that Evolution Spirituality incorporates the wisdom of both science and spirituality to create integral well being on all levels. Click here to see exactly how we integrate science and spirituality in a balanced way and integrate new, accurate and useful science and humanity's omni-denominational spiritual heritage of life-affirming wisdom into a life-enhancing new balance. (B)
In the new and evolutionary Evolution Spirituality you will not have to abandon your rational/factual left brain and the objective scientific facts of reality while seeking optimal well being, deeper meaning and meaningful values and wholeness through personal exploration of humanity's great spiritual wisdom and tools. You will always also be able to honor and wisely integrate the intuitive heart and subjective right brain's wisdom, myths, metaphors, values and the other the many life-affirming ideas from the world's great religions.
In Evolution Spirituality you can and do both! Evolution Spirituality allows you to use your whole brain's capabilities while you are trying to better understand your own origin, nature, purpose and "destiny" as well as the universe's. You do not have to deny either part of your brain's natural capabilities ---- either the objective rationality of the left brain or the subjective, intuitive and metaphoric value and meaning-making found on the right side of the brain.
Evolution Spirituality will also always encourage you to incorporate a science-grounded universe perspective and scale to balance and integrate the objective, rational left brain with the subjective, value and meaning making of the right brain for a deeper, broader and more useful view of universe reality.
"The relationship worked out between science and religion will determine the destiny of the human race." Alfred Lord Whitehead
Click here to see how we help you work out the relationship between science and religion and integrate science and spirituality in a balanced way. This section is one of the most important sections in understanding how objective science and personal subjective spirituality are integrated and balanced!
Evolution Spirituality embraces a new, expanded and unified understanding of the integration of life and spirit in the universe that sustains us all. (It does this using the biggest possible perspective by embracing and teaching the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview and key principles of progressive evolution. These universe time-proven guiding principles and values, [which our current societies and social systems need to soon align with or be unsustainable,] are found in part in the new Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability. Using the Universe Evolutionary Worldview Evolution Spirituality educates and helps to create the new universe citizens, Evolutionaries, and evolutionary leaders, educators, advocates and activists needed for a sustainable and meaningful future for all. (I)
Evolution Spirituality's social activism embodies the "first things first" principle. In fact, Our first ecospirituality/eco-religion promandment is to be a responsible sustainability stewards of the living bio-systems of the planet and the universe. We also call our first spiritual promandment Job One for Humanity and the First Great Adventure of Life. It is our first spiritual promandment simply because if we and future generations are not sustainable the necessary "game board" for all of life will disappear and all individual goals and life games will cease. (Our Job One for Humanity program embodies eco-spirituality/eco-religion principles. Our eco-spirituality/eco-religion principles are found within the Universe Evolutionary Principles of life and in our Universe College in the Department of Sustainability. The eco-spirituality principles of Evolution Spirituality convey a sustainable prosperity building success advantage to all who understand and use them. These principles will help you to create or expand a sustainable "right livelihood.") (B
Evolution Spirituality is personal spirituality! It focuses upon helping you to create your own universe-scaled and science-grounded personalized spirituality and exploration of Ultimate Reality utilizing a current science and the collective life-affirming wisdom of humanity's great spiritual heritages --- without their worst characteristics! As such, Evolution Spirituality is omni-denominational. This means that any one from any and all religious denomination can belong and find new meaning and values. This personalization process also recognizes the uniqueness of every individual and adapts to each person's needs at each stage of their lives. It allows for people as they are, helps them to take the natural next step for their individual development and does not require that they adapt to some rigid or less than rational set of ideals. (B)
Evolution Spirituality is an applied spirituality. This simply means that Evolution Spirituality is most authentic when you apply and live it. All study of spirituality must be balanced with an equal amount of spiritual and social service to be both wise and optimally effective. Accordingly, Evolution Spirituality actively encourages and supports its members in doing wise social, spiritual and community service to improve the world. As a new science-grounded applied personal spirituality fully embracing the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and the principles of eco-spirituality/eco-religion, Evolution Spirituality is uniquely equipped to help forward and achieve social betterment goals because it offers realistic hope and an optimism that "we" together can collaboratively better our world using both good science and the meta-perspectives of the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview as part of Evolution Spirituality's social activism through discovery in science, direct spiritual experience (if you are spiritually inclined,) and contributing to the "something greater than self" community service programs.
Evolution Spirituality is an open source spirituality that builds a co-creative space where people can collaborate and cooperate effectively in their search for spiritual truth while discovering, creating and personalizing that spiritual truth. For this to happen it is necessary to have a safe environment with healthy yet flexible and discerning operational value and principled boundaries. This safe and collaborative environment creates the basic social agreements, shared community values and procedural harmony essential to effective learning and --- it also gracefully manages any naturally arising spiritual and other conflicts in mostly spiritual ideas and beliefs in an optimized way. To help us achieve that optimal safe and collaborative environment for spiritual learning, cooperation and discovery within Evolution Spirituality (and for the creation of a new trans-denominational meta-spirituality for all of humanity,) we have developed an indispensable set of spiritual collaboration and validity principles and guidelines called the Open Source Spirituality Manifesto. Open source spirituality also is a participatory process designed to also help us continually and optimally evolve the principles, policies, community and organization's evolvability in a collaborative process. These Open Source Spirituality principles also deal with how to answer the very difficult questions about what should or should not be treated as fact or useful wisdom from other religious heritages. (Please read Part 1 of the Open Source Spirituality Manifesto then click here and read in Part 2 of the Open Source Spirituality Manifesto specifically the section called Co-Creational Principles for Building an Open Source Spirituality Collaboration. It contains a full list of Evolution Spirituality's critical and essential co-creational principles for effectively practicing a collaborative open source personal spirituality that also allows our new form of evolutionary secular/spiritual community to function in safe, healthy and sustainable ways.) (A)
Evolution Spirituality helps you to discover the answers to the most important questions of life. (Click here if you would like to see all of the "where did we come from where are we going" type origin, nature, purpose and "destiny" questions of life and existence for which Evolution Spirituality will help you self-discover answers.)
Evolution Spirituality promotes direct spiritual experience as an effective and primary tool to search for the subjective experience of and meanings of Ultimate Reality. We will not bury you in dogma and beliefs. Through direct spiritual experience you are the one who subjectively discovers what to believe and what Ultimate Reality is for you.
Evolution Spirituality embraces and affirmatively supports women's spirituality and the indispensable role of re-balancing and re-integrating the feminine/masculine power balance back into society and re-establishing the importance of the Divine Feminine as essential and powerful new ways to help create a just, sustainable and meaningful quality of life for all. For more on how women's empowerment and women's spirituality is embraced within Evolution Spirituality see our Century of Women Program and then click here as well.) (B)
Evolution Spirituality knows the value of creating a safe environment. In addition to the Open Source Spirituality Manifesto (mentioned above,) we also use a new set of universal guiding principles derived from universe-scaled evolutionary science that we call the Universe Principles of Sustainability. These principles along with our community code of conduct, (which is also derived from humanity's omni-denominational heritage of spiritual wisdom,) is another important part of creating a collaborative and safe environment where individuals grow optimally and our community thrives. Inside our code of conduct are links to the Universe Evolutionary Principles. For the time being it's okay to read the Universe Evolutionary Principles of Sustainability without fully understanding the science behind how they came into being. A more complete understanding of them will be found in our courses at Universe College. Farther down this document you will see an additional section describing our spiritual safeguards for the other ways in which we create a safe personal and community environment. We do this using the historical wisdom derived from all spiritual denominations on what they have learned that both illuminates and manages the darker side of spiritual and religious pathologies, spiritual teachers and spiritual organizations, which is seldom openly discussed or managed in traditional religions. (Click here to see our community code of conduct.)
Evolution Spirituality is an adventure of personal and community full potential release, growth and discovery. It is designed to release and develop both your and your communities full potentials for growth by exploring the Three Great Adventures of Life in and with what is known as Ultimate Reality! These three Great Adventures of Life are the epic self-discovery and life-empowerment adventures of today’s new life and spirit heroes, heroines and leaders. They are the life and spirit adventures, which will release your greatest potentials and conscious awareness to serve: your most worthwhile and life-affirming goals, your community, the Earth and all it's life, the amazing unstoppable power-flow of the progressive directionality of the universe's evolution and, the great mystery of Ultimate Reality which interconnects all things. (If you have not read the Three Great Spiritual Adventures of Life, be sure to do so now!) (B)
Evolution Spirituality openly and honestly addresses and manages the pathologies, problems and power abuses of past and current religious and spiritual groups by offering new solutions as well as new individual and community spiritual safeguards for these areas. This in fact is one of the most unique aspects of Evolution Spirituality. Click here to see those spiritual safeguards. (I)
Evolution Spirituality helps the individual to become an evolutionary universe citizen and universe evolutionary to help co-create a new science-rational evolutionary community and a new planetary culture and civilization. The dissemination and growth of Evolution Spirituality ideas and values will also hopefully help build many more universe science grounded communities and a new mini-culture where objective scientific probabilities are wisely integrated with your subjective personalized spirituality and the most life-affirming wisdom from all of humanity’s entire vast spiritual heritage. The vast challenges of today's new interconnectedness and interdependence urgently calls for the creating of more jobs, healthier families, communities and government, universal access to health care and education and a new kind of more fair exchange based sustainable prosperity for ALL individuals ---- as well as our planet's bio-systems! The Universe Citizens and Universe Evolutionaries that Evolution Spirituality helps create are individuals leading in these areas of wise social activism. (When we emphasize the word wise social activism, we mean that one most optimally engages in social activism only after one has carefully evaluated the best plan for such actions using the new meta-systemic dialectical thinking processes for working with complex adaptive systems [that we will soon be offering in an online course.] This new kink of thinking breakthrough is a key tool of the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview.) (I)
Evolution Spirituality is a trans-denominational meta-spirituality. Trans-denominational means that Evolution Spirituality both includes and transcends the life-affirming spiritual wisdom and tools of all religious denominations. Evolution Spirituality as a trans-denominational meta-spirituality may also be the first potentially trans-planetary spirituality in that its principles not only apply to our planet, but they are just as applicable to other areas of the universe where life might be found in the future. Some individuals see Evolution Spirituality as a universe-framed and grounded spirituality being applied at a planetary level. (A)
Evolution Spirituality was first brought into being by the non-profit spiritual education organization Integrative Spirituality (now known as Universe Spirit.) Evolution Spirituality is also sometimes known as Universe Spirituality, Universe Evolutionary Spirituality, Universe Integral Spirituality and sometimes even Universe Eco-spirituality. This is because of the strong currents from those movements found within Evolution Spirituality. (B)
Evolution Spirituality envisions death and what is possible after death in a humble and rational way. Awakening to the union of ones own body/spirit/consciousness may eventually preserve your highest spiritual Essence and potentially even transcend the death of the physical body. Just as the material elements of the body will return to the planet and universe at death it is rational to postulate that any non-materials elements of an individual's life such as the consciousness (or non-material parts of the mind,) the soul, spirit, essence or personality will return at death to their non materials source.
In summary, the new Evolution Spirituality as found at Universe Spirit seeks to create a better alignment and harmony with the proven life-sustaining patterns of the objective physical universe's evolution and with humanity's most life-affirming subjective wisdom about spirituality and Ultimate Reality. Evolution Spirituality brings many effective new elements together such as eco-spirituality, open source spirituality, personal spirituality, integral spirituality, universe spirituality, the integration of science and spirituality as well as a set of clear spiritual safeguards and post-postmodern ethical codes to create what may be the first true trans-denominational meta-spirituality capable of resolving the conflicts between the world's religions and between science and religion. As such, when both understood and applied it holds the real promise to bring the people of world together to work effectively together to resolve the greatest challenges facing humanity --- challenges like those found in the mission of Evolution Spirituality "to create a just community and civilization, a sustainable prosperity and, a meaningful quality-of-life for ALL by improving our alignment with the universe's progressive evolution while also improving our union and partnership with Ultimate Reality.”
How Universe Spirit Enacts its Mission
As important as what we are and where we are going is how we are going to get there. The Universe Spirit organization does have some of the operational principles and qualities that other spiritual movements have, but it also has many unique operational principles and qualities not found in any other spiritual movement or spiritual organization. The operational principles that are used for how this new spiritual movement enacts its mission goals is just as important if not more so, than the mission goals themselves.
We recommend that you read all of the following "how we do it" operational principles in the links below. Some of the concepts in the links below have new meanings not seen in any previous spiritual movement.
Evolution Spirituality and its organization enact its mission and goals in a manner that is:
educational (to creatively and artistically educate through new art, meanings, symbols, metaphors and science-grounded facts that successfully convey the new Universe Evolutionary Worldview as well as the new spiritual wisdom being born within our unique and progressive organization though a new online and offline Universe College.) (B)
evolutionary, first in the sense of the traditional meaning of changing and evolving, next in its alignment with the definition of the science of evolution as defined in progressive evolution, and finally, in the sense that it includes the ideas of Evolutionary Spirituality. Evolution Spirituality is a true evolutionary spirituality as it continually evolves as new wisdom is discovered. (I) (I)
supportive of intentional cooperative partnerships at increasing scale aligned with progressive evolution on personal, social, spiritual and physical planetary and even universe levels, (I)
inclusive of all of humanity's life-affirming spiritual wisdom and heritages while --- simultaneously transcending their non-life-affirming, outdated or pathological perspectives, (B)
based in part upon ongoing peer-to-peer (P2P,) principles, individual support systems and a supportive participatory spiritual community to enhance and habituate desired lifestyle improvements, (We strive to create a joyous, loving and supportive community where you can comfortably be who you are right now, while creating a more sustainable prosperity on all personal, social and spiritual life levels of life,) (I)
post-postmodern, including and then transcending the ambiguous moral relativism of post modernism using both objective science, subjective experience and inter-subjective understanding. Click here to see how in part we include and transcend the critical role and integral balance of the "I," "We" and "It" perspectives of Post Modernism.
integral, (We are usually called the Universe Integral segment of the Integral movement.) (I)
responsible, members of our community have real responsibilities as members, Click here to learn about those responsibilities.
And finally, this document mentions things not mentioned above and summarizes perfectly the how to what we do.
If you are curious or you are a student on one of our online courses, click here to learn about all of our other supporting administrative and spiritual guiding principles of Universe Spirit.
Why This New Trans-Denominational Meta-Spirituality Now?
"Science is, at least in part, informed worship." Carl Sagan
In this complex, fragmented and rapidly changing 21st century, it is our view that now --- more than at any other time in history, the world needs a science-grounded, balanced, and non-polarizing open form of personalized spirituality that is aligned with natural progressive evolution in the universe --- like Evolution Spirituality. This new Universe Evolutionary Worldview informed personalized spirituality can help each individual realistically reach their fullest potential, their most life-affirming goals and support them in becoming a more empowered resource doing their 1/7,000,000,000 part in helping to resolve Job One For All Humanity --- the current most severe global challenge that we have ever faced!
If you thought about Evolution Spirituality as a new Universe Evolutionary Worldview aligned, science and spirituality integrated forerunner for what non-denominational progressive spiritual organizations will eventually evolve into in the future, you would have a good starting idea about what and who we are. Paradoxically, it was not really possible for Evolution Spirituality to come into being before the most recent scientific discoveries in cosmology and progressive evolution had occurred as well as the vast cross-pollenization integration and unification of humanity's entire heritage of spiritual and scientific wisdom was occurring in an open source manner over the Internet.
"A religion that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by traditional faiths. Sooner or later, such a religion will emerge." Carl Sagan
"Will the Universe Be the New Religion?" Carl Sagan
Evolution Spirituality may be the first spiritual movement (but hopefully not the last spiritual movement,) with the open source capabilities of being the first true global meta-spiritual movement. Unlike earlier spiritual movements based upon more partial sub universe-scale views of life and the universe, Evolution Spirituality has new ethics, values and a morality with the true capabilities of being trans-global in application and effectiveness. These qualities (and its new tran-global perspective,) born from the transcending new Universe Evolutionary Worldview put it in a unique spiritual position to do much to help resolve the many global challenges that we all now currently face. No pre-twenty-first century spiritual movement has ever before started out with such a large advantage in utilizing the current scope and depth of scientific and spiritual knowledge.
"Not only was the observation of the universe the source of the first religion, it is also the source of our oldest spiritual practices. Because of the re-integration and re-grounding of today's cutting-edge sciences the universe has once again become the "new" common and leading source for re-aligning and expanding personal spiritual practice. The universe's own evolutionary process is now doing what no religion on the planet has previously been able to do namely --- to evolve a universe-grounded planetary meta-spirituality (Universe Evolution Spirituality,) that balances and integrates humanity's current sciences with its vast heritage of spiritual wisdom." Lawrence Wollersheim
Evolution Spirituality and the Universe Spirit Website and Organization
Please note we are in the process of changing our website so that we are always referring to just Evolution Spirituality and not one of its other common names such as Evolutionary Spirituality, Universe Spirituality, Integrative Spirituality etc. Evolution Spirituality is a meta-religion and meta spirituality forwarded by the Universe Spirit and Integrative Spirituality organizations.
Unanswered Questions About Our Universe Spirit Community?
Do you have other unanswered questions about Universe Spirit or any of the terms that we use? Then see our master question and answer list of the most frequently asked questions about Universe Spirit by clicking FAQ here. Or,
Click here, for your next personalized best exploration step to find out...
what types of individuals Universe Spirit attracts and, what would be your best next exploration step based upon your greatest current interests and unique personal background.