David FidelerIn this week’s episode, David Fideler speaks with Joanna about: from an ensouled cosmos to a mechanistic “environment”; Pythagoras and Gregory Bateson: beauty as the heartfelt unity of Nature; star gazing, wonder, philosophy: “everything begins with starlight”; the mid-life crisis of our civilization; the evolutionary mysticism of the alchemists; the Cosmopolis project; patterns of living harmony and beauty; parallels between split worldviews; a new participatory vision: working with Nature’s intelligence.

David Fideler has worked as a college professor, editor, educational consultant, and the director of a humanities center. He studied ancient Greek and philosophy and Mediterranean religions at the University of Pennsylvania and holds a Ph. D. in philosophy and the history of science and cosmology. Through his work, he has attempted to build bridges between the world of learning and contemporary life. He is the editor of ALEXANDRIA: Cosmology, Philosophy, Myth and Culture and the Cosmopolis Project website, and the author of  “Restoring the Soul of the World”, where he traces the ancient vision of living nature along its entire course: from its roots in the World Soul of the Greek philosophers, to its eclipse during the Scientific Revolution, to its return today.


“I Can’t Sit Still”, original music by Evarusnik