The main objective of the centennial celebration is to maximize public exposure to:
- The Noosphere and Third story as basic concepts
- Teilhard de Chardin
- Human Energy
- A deepened understanding of the Noosphere and Third Story through extended engagement at workshops and the culminating conference
Our main events include:
- Lectures – as well as presentations and courses at universities
- Workshops – with a variety of partner organizations
- Conference – in the San Francisco Bay Area
- Masterclass – based on our Science of the Noosphere series
- New Media – about the history, origin, and development of the Noosphere and Third Story
- Public Relations – press releases, social media, and digital marketing campaigns
Who we are:
To see humanity measurably influenced by awareness and knowledge of the noosphere in a way that provides new meaning and direction for individuals and society at large.
To share a new scientific perspective introducing the Noosphere and the Third Story as a source of meaning and orientation for future generations in our ever integrating world.
Thanks to our team of accomplished scholars, researchers, and consultants, in only 3 years Human Energy has completed multiple scientific and educational research projects, published numerous academic papers, developed a YouTube channel for a multi-part series titled Story of the Noosphere, created an active and engaged Youtube Channel, conducted a series of long-form video conversations with independent scholars around the world titled Science of the Noosphere, and created educational modules for a series of courses at several universities.
The Noosphere is the sphere of thought enveloping the Earth. The word comes from the Greek noos (mind) and sphaira (sphere). The Noosphere is the third stage of Earth’s development, after the geosphere (rocks, water, and air) and the biosphere (all living things).
The Noosphere, named by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, can be understood as the rise of a planetary superorganism integrating all geological, biological, human, and technological activities into a new level of planetary functioning.
This global consciousness was first named “the Noosphere” 100 years ago by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, a Jesuit priest and paleontologist, who helped excavate the remains of some of the earliest humans to walk the earth.
In Paris, in the winter of 1923, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the mathematician and philosopher Edouard Le Roy, were meeting regularly to discuss current issues in modern science, evolution, and religion. They were mutually influenced by Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution and by the work of the Russian evolutionary scientist Vladimir Vernadsky. After attending his talk on the biosphere, the complex layer of living things that covered the planet, Teilhard and Le Roy invited Vernadsky to join them in conversation back at Le Roy’s apartment. Grappling with a way to name the newest, evolving layer of thought and creativity that emerged from human culture and enveloped the Earth, Teilhard suggested that the Greek word for “mind” – nous–was the root they needed, and the others agreed. Although several years would pass before the neologism appeared in print, it was on that winter night in Paris, a century ago, that the word “Noosphere” was born.
Learn more via the following research papers:
- Naming the Noosphere by Louis M. Savary, Ph.D
- The Origins and Reception of the Concept ‘Noosphere’ by Marta Lenartowicz, Ph.D
How you can become involved:
Here are some initial options for collaboration. We are open and adaptable to what works best for your organization.
- Attend the conference
- Host or attend a workshop, lecture, or presentation
- Watch and share new Anniversary of the Noosphere media
- Additional ideas?
The Anniversary program will include workshops and masterclasses, educational media and interviews with key philosophers and scientists, and university-based events around the globe. We are offering support to outside organizations who would like to partake in the celebration by producing local events with their communities. The anniversary celebration will end in late 2023 with a multi-day conference in California, featuring keynote speakers, discussions, information sessions, and more.
Stay tuned for a full calendar of events, tickets, and information coming soon.
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