2nd Enlightenment




Quantum Religion


In Darkness and Light,
Our Consciousness, Our Lives,
Shine on, Live on
After us,

A New Light,
A New Voice,
Shining and Singing,

A Presence Filling
The Great Polyphony
Of Voices, of Lives,
That has illumined our Comings.

And so may we
Illumine the Comings of Others.



Generally speaking, “enlightenment” is the wisdom-consciousness of self-reflectivity. As conscious reflection is open to enlargement (evolution), so is enlightenment. The rational process of intellectual enlargement (evolution) accomplishes growth in consciousness by means of thinking (analysis and synthesis), dialog (communication), and social experience (interaction).

For purposes here, Enlightenment refers specifically to a cultural period in European history, characterized by the accelerated public awakening of reason and science, and by the challenges reason and science present to imperial church (Roman Catholic) which imposed a theology of dominion, i.e., dependency on priestly, hierarchical supremacy and general disregard toward the natural wisdom process of evolving consciousness.

The cultural conflict between faith and reason, between belief and science, ultimately led to the Thirty Years Wars of Religions (1618-1648). The aggravated hostility between religion (faith) and Enlightenment (reason) is still an unresolved matter of deep and unresolved difference.

Today’s faith/ reason conflict is generally reduced to polarized positions of “belief in God” (theism) and “non-belief in God” (atheism); on the terms of theism and atheism the ideological wars of faith and reason are yet fought.

“Second” Enlightenment seeks a middle ground by which atheism and theism can come to terms on the common cause of developing the symbiotic rationality of evolving consciousness. In the common purposes of human wellbeing, a sense of symbiotic altruism can be accommodated in which the religion of “Godlikeness” and the enlightenment of wisdom consciousness can come together for purposes of mitigating frictions and advancing commonsense moral understandings of personal/ social wellbeing.

Together, Albert Einstein and Teilhard de Chardin provide a physics and metaphysics of reconciled human relationship. What distinguishes “Second” Enlightenment from “First” is its accommodation of a “metaphysics” that reconciles the “spirituality” of consciousness with the quantum physics of General and Special Relativity.

Because Einstein and Chardin are contemporary, groundbreaking luminaries of scientific and religious evolution, it is quite proper to associate them with the beginning of the Era of 20th Century Postmodernity and with the leap of accommodated consciousness beyond Modern Era violence driven by a culture of mutual intolerance by Religion and Enlightenment.

The science of quantum relativity (Einstein) and the theology of evolution (Chardin) mutually inform all human relationships, and together converge on sensible understandings by which people can live together, peaceably and sustainably.

Religion and science can find accommodation in the joined sense and sensibility of joined Faith/ Evolution consciousness, the subject matter and purpose of the Evolution Syllabus.


The Cosmic Principle of Universal Correlation

In this time of ecozoic (ecological/zoological) crisis, no one is exempt from the obligation of conscience and from considering how one’s personal living impacts for better and for worse on others and on nature.

It is well for us to ask ourselves the all-important question:
“What is the connection of practical living and Cosmic Intelligence?”

It is the quantum-informed insight of universal relationship that practical reality supposes functional reality in all aspects of the cosmic, quantum continuum, and that “practical living” is also a process of cosmic rationality, the determining consciousness of intelligent living.

With the same level of confidence we can say that
“faith supposes reason” even as “religion supposes civility”.
Confidence is the basis of intelligence even as intelligence is the basis of confidence. Except for reason (intelligence) there is no confidence (faith) and except for faith, there is no intelligence.



If we believe in the “essential continuity/ unity” of cosmic evolution, we cannot reasonably avoid assenting to the essential correlations of energy/ matter, of spirit/ substance, of spirituality/ secularity, what is to say, that we must acknowledge the evolution and diversification of the identity-correlations of function (energy) and form (matter).

In the evolving cosmic continuum, the universal and reciprocal relationships of energy/ matter obtain and apply everywhere. In every aspect of Earth-cosmic substance, the identity-correlation of energy/ matter evolves.

Reciprocal interrelationships obtain in such a way that cosmic energy is nominator and denominator of matter even as matter is nominator and denominator of energy, that is to say that “function” is nominator and denominator of “form” as form is nominator and denominator of function.

By the proportioning correlations of nominator and denominator, reciprocal processing occurs psychically and physically in life’s evolution.



In the SUBSTANTIATION of COSMIC ENERGY, the correlation of energy/ matter is identity, that is, “form” supposes “function” even as function supposes form, as materiality supposes “spirituality” (consciously qualified energy).

Based on this “Cosmological Principle” of evolution it can be concluded that “physics” (physical form, matter) suppose “metaphysics” (psychical function, spirituality, intentional consciousness) even as metaphysics suppose physics — and that the two are identified as correlated aspects in the continuing relationships of the evolving cosmos.

SYLLABUS RESOURCES for Adult Faith / Evolution Study

Adult Faith Studies, Part One: Year One
Evolution 101: Cultural Orientation:
Introduction to
The Unity of Consciousness and Faith/ Evolution
 “The Global THINKING Community”
2000, A SUMMARY PREVISION toward Global Revitalization”

Adult Faith Studies, Part Two: Year Two
Evolution 202: Programmatic History:
The Quantum World and
The Second Enlightenment Trilogy
PRIMARY SCRIPTURE, Cosmic Religion’s First Lessons;
QUANTUM RELIGION, the Good News of Rising Consciousness; and
RELIGION & CIVILITY, the Primacy of Conscience

Adult Faith Studies, Part Three: Year Three
Evolution 303: Plateaus of Consciousness:
Insights of Quantum Consciousness and
The Conscious Light Trilogy
The POSSIBLE JOURNEY, Uncompromised Trust;
WHAT SELF-DONATION IS, Kenosis, Eucharist and Green Religion; and
GREEN RELIGION, Inside the Cultural Spectrum

Adult Faith Studies, Part Four: Year Four
Evolution 404: Intension/ Intention and Secular/ Spiritual Harmony:
Cosmic Poetics and
The Poetree Trilogies
I. NOVOGENESIS: Faith-based Communication;
II. METAGENESIS: Hope-based Consciousness;
III. THEOGENESIS: Love-based Conscience


Grassroots Coalition for Environmental and Economic Justice
I. September Bulletin (2008)

Grassroots Coalition Bulletin #18

Grassroots Coalition Time for Action Warning

REASON—the Natural Supposition of Faith, of Grace

The Sacrament of God Present

The Evolution of Symbiosis

Theology for the Times

Trimorphic Resonance: Method of Evolution, Intelligent Design & Conflict Resolution

Future Church of Reconciliation

The Metamorphosis of the People Church

Enlightenment and Second Coming

Grassroots Coalition: A Parallel Business Model

The COSMIC CHRIST and Evolving Theology

The Fradulent Prerogation of Male Primacy

The Issue, Life As We Know It

Third Millennium Adult Faith / Evolution Study

How Faith and Reason Evolve Together

The Big Picture, God, Nature, Church and Self

Preaching Jesus, Sic et Non, and Reading Scriptures in Context

Channelling Peace: Why Evolution Matters to Faith

DIVINE INSTANCE, Creation from Within

Peace on Earth Teaching Schools

Wars, and Other Insanity

Mutuality, Complementarity, Subsidiarity

Evolution's Storyline, a Conversation

Abortion Anxiety and Evolution

The Bridge to Common Ground

What is Enlightened Theism?

Teilhard de Chardin and Vatican II

Called to be More

Intentional Symbiosis and Life's Consistent Ethic

DIVINE INSTANCE: Purpose, Symbiosis, Eucharist

Christian Complicity in Colonialism, Globalism

Simple? Yes; Simplistic? No

INTENTIONAL SYMBIOSIS: The Alternative to Violence

Symbiosis: The Grammar of Evolution

WORD/LIGHT/LOVE: The DNA of Intentional Symbiosis

Reciprocity--accountable culture

ANALOGIC CONSCIOUSNESS--the Teacher of Religion

Ecologic, Economic Reciprocity

Corporate-Based Prostitution

SACRAMENT, as Ecological Self-Reflection

The Matter We Love to Hate, Hate to Love

1984 Cereal Chemistry Seminar

SINGULARITY and Heavy Metal Grinders

God's PLAN, the Evolution of Symbiosis

Heavy Metal Harmony

The Quantum Electric Universe

In Plain English, Symbiosis and Intentional Faith Life

Free Market Capitalism and Original Sin

DNA, Life's Sacred Canon

Godspell Grammar, Godspeak Scripture

The Tyranny of Religions

The Mother Tree

The Rhetoric of Idolatry and Self Electionism

Demystifying Churchocracy

Witchcraft, Martin Luther and Renaissance Popes

COSMIC POESIS and Organic Sacrament

The Inseparability of Religion and Politics

Wasting Propane, Wasting Grain, Wasting Nature

SOUL/SUBSTANCE, One, Consciously Evolving, Reality

The Human Distinction

Cosmic Reciprocity

SOCIAL HAVOC and the Adversary Presumption

Gaming Nature; Gaming the People; Gaming the Law; Gaming God

Economic/Ecologic Reciprocity in the Commons

The Synergy of the Commons

Selling, Buying Heaven

The Live and Unwell Papal Schism


Weathering the Weather

Virtual/Virtuous: The Commonsense of the Sacred/Secular

Joseph's Dream: Global Awakening in Real Time

Eucharistic Entitlement

God and the Cosmos

On Being Both, Subject & Object

What Kind of Father Have I Been?

The Conspiracy of Arrogance and Ignorance

Enlightened Evolution, Trimorphic Resonance, The Plan

Eucharist, the Free Market Economy of Godlikeness

The Continuity of Spirituality/Secularity

The Hermeneutics of Continuity

Sexually Deviant Clericalism

Religion Supposes Science

Masters of Destiny

Easter Sunday 2010 Cultural Updating

The Divine Feminine and Original Sin Revisited

Corporate Idolatry

Secular Humanism and Eucharistic Humanism

Eden's Apple Bearing POETREE

The Riddle of the Sphinx

Redeeming Religion

Orthodox Patriarchy

Eucharistic Nature, Nightmarish History

Sycophants or Moral Agents

Grassroots Theology

Faith Without Reason Stultifies

The Deep Nature of Sex

Nature's Covenant-Divine Covenant

Cosmic Christening

Primary Eucharist

My "Crisis-of-Conscience" Confession

God and Evolution

Tasting Heaven





Faith/Reason Accountability - the Way forward

Analysis and Synthesis of the Global Conundrum

Instinct, Intuition, Intelligence and Accountability

Ecumenical Christianity, THE PEOPLE CHURCH

Medievalism Today

Evangelization in Context

Adult Faith Study II, Christogenesis, Second Coming

Adult Faith Study III, Symbiotic Wisdom, The Covenant of Trust

The Divine Architecture of Evolution

NOVOGENESIS: Acentric Cosmology

METAGENESIS: Acentric Philosophy

THEOGENESIS: Acentric Theology

MORAL IMAGINATION, The Faculty of Pretend

Following Through With Vatican Two

OPEN LETTER: That All May Be One



Small Group Faith Sharing




Eucharist and the Grain that Light made

RELIGION & CIVILITY the Primacy of Conscience

WORD LIGHT LOVE: The Theology of Second Comings

EPIGENETICS: The New Metaphysics



The Anti Monopoly Board Game


Eco-Theologies of Thomas Berry and John Zizioulas

Cool-Drying Corn Grain

OPEN LETTER to the Vatican

Churches United

Beyond Conflicted Religion

Grain Ecology