Video Gem: The Omega Point and the Evolution of GodwithPeter Todd
July 4, 2020
This short trailer, created by volunteers, is an invitation for you to view the full interview that can be found at https://youtu.be/aVAzyxIfw6Y
Peter B. Todd, MAPS, a psychotherapist with a Jungian orientation, is author of The Individuation of God: Integrating Science and Religion. He experienced clinical death, during cardiac surgery, in 2005, and was subsequently revived. He was also a gold medalist at the 1982 Gay Games in San Francisco.
Here he suggests that the concept of an Omega Point can be understood both in theological and in evolutionary terms. He focuses on the writings of the Jesuit scientist and theologian Teilhard de Chardin who proposed that the cosmic, or archetypal, Christ serves as an attractor drawing humanity into an awareness of his consciousness. As [...]
Here he lists a number of anthropogenic threats to human survival on this planet, particularly nuclear war and global warming. He describes the situation in his home city of Sydney, Australia, concerning fires that have already cost the lives of half a billion animals and are enveloping the city in smoke. He argues that these [...]
Here he notes that, throughout his career, Teilhard, a Jesuit paleontologist and theologian, suffered from restrictions and persecution by church authorities. He developed a lofty vision of biological evolution and the divinization of the world. He saw Jesus Christ as a cosmic figure acting as an attractor, pulling all sentient beings toward an Omega point [...]
Here he points out that, like metaphysical idealism, dual-aspect monism is a theory of mind that serves as an alternative to the mainstream view of metaphysical materialism. It postulates a neutral, primordial substance that is neither mind nor matter, but from which both originate. In the approach developed by Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli this [...]
Here he describes the numinous qualities associated with his death experience in 2005. Prior to that experience, he had been at the deathbeds of hundreds of AIDS victims, both in the United States and Australia. At that time, he was already well-versed in the theories of both Carl G. Jung and Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. [...]
Here he reviews the outlines of what he believes could become a new theology, open to both mystical experience and modern science. He builds upon the evolutionary, process theology of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. He also emphasizes the unification of particle physics and depth psychology — as revealed in the explorations of Carl G. Jung [...]
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