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Friends of Creation Spirituality (FCS)

Friends is a non-profit affiliate of the University of Creation Spirituality, originally formed in 1985, that fosters the organization and operation of a creation-spirituality centered tradition of Western civilization in contemporary society. Friends sponsors the rituals and Techno Cosmic Mass events held at the Howard Thurman Ritual Center.

In addition, Friends assists in co-ordinating the volunteer programs, including volunteers for the Techno Cosmic Mass events. For volunteer information, contact UCS at 510-835-4827 ext. 10.

Original Blessingis the quarterly newsletter produced by the Creation Spirituality network, for which membership affiliations are offered. The Creation Spirituality network supports the great work being birthed at UCS and FCS including the new educational programs and the ritual center.

To become an affiliate member and receive Original Blessing,
contact UCS at 510-835-4827 ext. 10.


Creation Spirituality Books & Tapes

New Book

One River, Many Wells

By Matthew Fox

From the introduction to One River, Many Wells:

In times like ours, when the planet is reeling from abuse and misuse at the hands of humans, when human inventions and discoveries have shrunken time and space so that we can communicate by Internet and satellites instantaneously with others around the globe, when livable space for our own and other species is dwindling and being depleted, it ought to prove especially beneficial to look to spirituality to help us find our way back (and forward!) to what it means to be human. In this book I try to go to the core of human religious traditions as we know them to find the spirituality that is there. It is clear that once we return to the depth or core of religion we find much more than dogmas, concepts, institutions, and commands. We find a striving for experience of the Divine, however that can be spoken of, we find both form and formlessness, male and female, experience and practice. We also find that in their core and depth we do not encounter many different religions so much as one experience that is expressed variously and with great diversity and color flowing in the name of different traditions and cultures& Hopefully, the themes chosen here will bring ancient and needed messages up from the deep. The paths down the wells will indeed vary, and there lies the beauty and novelty of human diversity. But the path must never be confused with the source. As Meister Eckhart put it, "All paths lead to God, for God is on them all equally for the person who knows." Hopefully this book will contribute to our shared knowing and practicing so that our childrens children will know ways to live peacefully on and with this earth and healthy directions to travel.

After October 1, you can order by phone: 510-835-4827 x-10

Advance Praise for One River, Many Wells

One River, Many Wells reveals the splendor and universality of the spiritual impulse residing in all human beings. Our world seems poised either to fragment into endless divisiveness, or to respond to a unifying spiritual vision. Like a modern prophet, Matthew Fox points the way to the latter. Never before have we needed such a vision.

-- Larry Dossey, M.D. author of Healing Words and Reinventing Medicine

Matthew Fox might well be the most creative, the most comprehensive, surely the most challenging religious-spiritual thinker that has emerged from within the contemporary Christian tradition in America. He has the scholarship, the imagination, the courage, the writing skill to fulfill this role at a time when the more official Christian theologian traditions are having difficulty establishing any vital contact with either the spiritual possibilities of the present or with their own most creative spiritual traditions of the past. Here he has given us abundant selections from the spiritual literature of the Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist and the Indigenous Peoples of Africa and America to illuminate our understanding of Creation, the Divine, the Human Experience of the Divine, and our Way into the Future. Out of these sources, and with reference to the discovery of an emergent universe by contemporary science, he has, its seems, created a new mythic context for leading us out of contemporary religious and spiritual confusion into a new clarity of mind and peace of soul, by affirming rather than abandoning any of our traditional beliefs.

-- Thomas Berry, author of Dream of the Earth, The Great Work, and The Universe Story with Brian Swimme

In One River, Many Wells, Matthew Fox continues his fundamental teaching about human spirituality, indeed human dignity. Fox has seen and experienced the interiors of many ways to spirituality and many human cultures, and now he tells us that in the essentials of character and divine need, we are all the same. This brilliant book will be regarded as a classic to be consulted again and again.

-- Molefi Kete Asante, Professor of African Studies, Temple University and author of African American History: A Journey of Liberation

Father Matthew knows what the spirit's life is all about and what is asked of it at this time. He opens the treasures of the Great Traditions and retrieves for us the relevant inspiring sources, but between the lines he lets the spirit of holiness breathe on us.

-- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi author of Paradigm Shift and Spiritual Eldering: From Age-ing to Sage-ing

Reading One River, Many Wells is like entering into the rich silence of a masterfully directed retreat. As you read this text, you reflect, you pray, you embrace Divinity. Truly, no words can fully express my respect and awe for this magnificent contribution to contemporary spirituality.

-- Caroline Myss, author of Anatomy of the Spirit and Why People Don't Heal

In One River, Many Wells Matthew Fox accurately assesses the underlying dissatisfaction and resentment, particularly acted on by youth, that results from trivializing that which is sacred into materialism. He leads the reader through diverse mystical, spiritual teachings, bringing them back to an honoring of our deep interconnection.

-- Julia Butterfly Hill, author of The Legacy of Luna

Start reading this book at any chapter heading that speaks to you. All eighteen chapters are inspired by what we need most in our world today: Common Sense. Matthew Fox taps into that mystical wellspring of spiritual aliveness which is common to all humans and which alone can make us see sense. At last, One River, Many Wells, gives to the wisdom of Primal Religion -- to the voice of tribal mystics -- its rightful place in the chorus of world spirituality. As the Book of Common Prayer inspired the past, this Book of Common Sense has what it takes to inspire the future.

-- Brother David Steindl-Rast, author of Gratefulness the Heart of Prayer and A Listening Heart

This feast for the soul is truly cause for celebration. It is one thing to aver the essential harmony at the core of all religions, but quite another to provide so rich a banquet of mutually reinforcing teachings. Matthew Fox's deep ecumenism, blending sturdy scholarship with mystical insight, will help free us from the spirit-crippling fundamentalisms of our day.

-- Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self, and Coming Back to Life

Creation Spirituality Books

NEW One River, Many Wells $29.95
Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh, now in paperback $15.00
The Reinvention of Work $14.00
Natural Grace, with Rupert Sheldrake $12.95
The Physics of Angels, with Rupert Sheldrake $16.00
Coming of the Cosmic Christ $17.00
Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Work $16.00
Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen $18.95
Original Blessing $15.00
A Spirituality Named Compassion $14.95
Passion for Creation: The Earth Honoring Spirituality of Meister Eckhart $25.00, previously titled Breakthrough
Meditations with Meister Eckhart $12.00
Whee! We Wee, All the Way Home $14.00

Creation Spirituality Tapes

By Matthew Fox

Accessing the Mystic with Rupert Sheldrake $29.95

NEW Compassion and the Spiritual Warrior $10.00
NEW Return to Ritual, with Synergy (Trance Dance) $10.00
NEW Faces of Evil, with Molefi Kete Asante (set of 2) $20.00
Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh $10.00
Quest for the Cosmic Christ $10.00
The Greening of Science & God $10.00
Psychology & Spirituality $10.00
Renewing Ritual $10.00
Gifts of the Animals $10.00
Animals and Spirit, with Rupert Sheldrake $10.00
Jesus & the Motherhood of God, with Andrew Harvey (2 tape set) $20.00
A Revolution in Time & Humanity's Spiritual Evolution, with Jose Arguelles $10.00
Passion for Creation, (set of 2) $20.00
Spirituality for the 21st Century, with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi $20.00
Graduation Speech, 1999 $10.00
Rumi & Eckhart: Love & Knowledge on the Mystic Path, with Andrew Harvey, (set of 2) $20.00
Spirituality and Work (set of 5) $45.00


Creation Spirituality Network

Join the Creation Spirituality network and support the great work being birthed at UCS and FCS including the new educational programs and the ritual center:

Basic Affiliation: includes 4 issues of Original Blessing (USA $28 US; Canada $32 US; International $36 US)

Learning Affiliation: includes 4 issues of Original Blessing 10% discounts on books, tapes, and selected workshops (USA $45 US; Canada $49 US; International $53 US)

Supporting Affiliation: includes everything in the Learning Affiliation, plus an autographed book by Matthew Fox as a token of our deep appreciation ($100 US or more)

To become an Affiliate or to order books or tapes, please send your payments to:

Friends of Creation Spirituality
2141 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

Or call 1-800-973-2228, (or 510-836-4392 if outside the US)

We accept Visa, Master Card, and American Express. Checks are payable to FCS. For books and tapes, please add 10% (minimum $2.00; International orders add 15%) to cover shipping charges. (Supporting Affiliates are not required to add this charge).



Would you like to be a Creation Spirituality Connector?

Creation Spirituality Connectors are the heart and foundation of the Creation Spirituality Movement. They are a diverse group of individuals who help to live and share the creation-centered tradition in their local and regional communities. They do their "great work" volunteering in the their, their work place, their churches, and their coalition groups. They determine their own unique contributions and level of involvement. Through personal relationship and structured gatherings, they support each other in celebrating and protecting the wonders of creation.

Resource Packet for New Connectors

  • Cultivating Connections Newsletter

  • Support for Local Group Development

  • Support for Regional Development Newsletter

  • Creation Spirituality Network Blessing

  • Referrals to CS Related Resources Retreats

  • Connectors Mailing List

  • "There is Another Way" Campaign Pamphlets

  • Manual on CS Home Liturgies

  • Liason with UCS

  • Annual Connector's Gathering

  • Online Connector's ListServe

  • Connector Directory

  • Cosmology Workshops

Cultivating Connections, a grass-roots effort deeply committed to the Creation Spirituality tradition and movements, offers practical suggestions and creative support to the Creation Spirituality Connectors and to society at large. For more information contact Catherine Browning, Mark Steiner, and Gale Hartman at:

Cultivating Connections
318 Primrose Drive
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 897-2721


www Links

Naropa University

Faculty Sites

Kaleo Ching

Russill Paul

Kevin Peer

Jeremy Taylor

Luisah Teish

Rupert Sheldrake

Brian Swimme

Angeles Arrien


Related Sites

GreenSpirit, The Association for Creation Spirituality in the United Kingdom

EarthLight Magazine

The Chaplaincy Institute for Arts & Interfaith Ministries

Labryinth Events, (Georgiana Lofty, DMin Student)

The Center of the Universe - Cosmology, Ecology, and Justice

Heart Storm Productions

Staying Green

Institute of Noetic Sciences

Omega Institute

Hollyhock Retreat Center in British Columbia

Attitudinal Healing Network

New Dimensions Radio

Sounds True

Wisdom Network

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