EACH WEEK ON THE FORMER TUESDAY...
EARTHDAY WEEKLY IS HERE!
As we approach the 49th Earth Day Yearly on April/Sun 22, 2019 CE, our new, worldwide The Universe Story Calendar as of today has already celebrated 64 Earthday Weekly’s!
Fred Hoyle, the British Astrophysicist was right. In 1948 CE (Common Era) he famously said,
“Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside, is available – a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.”
Twenty years later, on Dec/Ecozoic 24, 1968 CE, the astronauts would see our whole planet Earth from space and take Hoyle’s photograph named “EarthRise”. Two years later would come our first Earth Day Yearly on April 22, 1970 that was celebrated by 20 million people in the United States of America. Now we prepared for the 50th Anniversary in 2020 CE with over one billion humans celebrating Earthwide each year. Is this the “...new idea as powerful as any in history…?”
Unlike any other time in our recent Human Story do we desperately need this “new idea.” With the Earthwide “big ticket” issues of Global Warming, Air Pollution, Migration and Militarism at the forefront of the media we also recognize the over 2 million Non-Governmental Organization’s (NGO’s) that are working in very nation to bring forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on Earth like The Center for Ecozoic Societies! Is this “new idea” that we are our one Earth Community and one Human Family is deeply interconnected, interrelated and interdependent? And if so, how do we individual and collective humans celebrate and realize this relationship and companionship?
In regards to Earth Day Yearly, Senator Gaylord Nelson made that first Earth Day happen in 1970 CE through organization, collaboration, cooperation over a short period of time. People came forward to make it happen. That was his “new idea” as powerful as any in history! What is your “new idea?” As Brian Thomas Swimme, co-author of The Universe Story book with Thomas Berry, has famously said that “the greatest gift we can give The Universe is to find out who we are.” Then when we do find out who we are that can lead to playing “our role” in this New Story of the Universe.
My role has unfolded into bringing forth “Earthday Weekly.” A way to explain this “new idea” is through the refrain to the song I wrote called “Earthday Weekly” to the tune of Michael Row your Boat!
Each week on the former Tuesday, Earthday Weekly. Humanity’s time to “Ramp it Up!” Earthday Weekly! (Go to www.TheUniverseStoryCalendar.org and Earthday Weekly Menu to see the whole song)
This Earthday Weekly on the former Tuesday is part of a larger, audacious “new idea” called The Universe Story Calendar (TUSC) Initiative. Promulgated formally with Brian Thomas Swimme on 11/9/2017CE, Thomas Berry’s 103rd Anniversary of his birth and the 25th Anniversary of The Universe Story book, Earthday Weekly is a key Project within this new, worldwide calendar that transcends, includes and updates the former Gregorian Calendar of 1582-2017CE. Our cultural coding has glossed over the knowledge that the former Tuesday celebrates Tiw, the Germanic God of War and Mars, the God of War. The Gregorian Calendar still honors Earth as the center of our Solar System and the entire Universe! Now is our time to HRRAW; Honor and Respect with Reverence, Awe and Wonder, our Universe through Universeday Weekly on the former Thursday, our Earth through Earthday Weekly on the former Tuesday and Humanity through Humanityday Weekly on the former Wednesday!
In the foreword to my The Universe Story Calendar book, Brian Thomas Swimme backs up this “new idea” with this memorable quote:
“The way out is the invention of new, life-enhancing cultures. This amounts to a reinvention of the symbols that orient us to the powers in space and time. We have exploded beyond the fossilized knowledge of The Gregorian Calendar.”
The Universe Story Calendar is potentially one part of our “new, life-enhancing cultures.” Calendars have been with us for thousands of years yet until this generation we have not had this New Story of The Universe through the empirical, physical sciences and humanities. Now we know we have been culturally duped into thinking that The Gregorian Calendar of Tues, Wed, Thur...and Jan, Feb, Mar...was accurate and correctly forming our consciousness! Not any more.
Another essential part of TUSC Initiative is that of tying into our current Human situation through a deep connection with the United Nations. The United Nations has very powerful days throughout a calendar year that they have approved to celebrate and honor various people, movements and historical events to name a few. Each recognized date of essential value is inserted in TUSC. International Womens Day, International Earth Day, World Oceans Day and World Food Day are a few examples.
Today is International Day of Woman and Girls in Science: Monday/Moonday, Feb/Galaxies 11, 2019 CE. I have inserted information from the UN.org website about this powerful day for our planet and Human Family:
"Investment in Women and Girls in Science for Inclusive Green Growth"
“In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/70/212 declaring 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.”
In this article I have rolled out this “new idea” which already has celebrated more “Earthday Weekly’s” in 15 months than their have been “Earth Day Yearly’s” in 48 years! Not in competition but in collaboration going forward as we live in this irreversible, unrepeatable and stupendous Universe!
In what other ways can we “tell The Universe Story to our children?” How about starting out with this “new idea” called The Universe Story Calendar.
Cheers. Forward! Thomas Spiritbringer
Initiator, learner and teacher of TUSC Initiative
For 2019 CE & 2020 CE TUSCalendars and presentations email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on Earthday Weekly Chapter from the book and blog go to www.TheUniverseStoryCalendar.org