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 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 of maximum complexity and consciousness. The American Episcopal Church holds a feast day in his honor.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is a past vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology; and is the recipient of the Pathfinder Award from that Association for his contributions to the field of human consciousness exploration.
(Recorded on October 25, 2019)
Published on November 4, 2019