What Does the Universe Do?
Integrative learning cohorts with Ann Amberg, M.C.S.

How can we shape our wholeness and leading edge to act in partnership 
with the beauty and magnificence of life?

The primal cosmological dynamics are continually flowing and informing all fields of consciousness, from the tiniest particle to the cosmic structure of the universe. These interwoven energies are evolving, and each of us in our uniqueness has a role to play in their evolution. This role is informed and shaped by our inner spirit and soul journey.

In What Does the Universe Do?, we will explore our emerging orientation as planetary humans and how we express the powers of the universe through our unique individuality and authenticity. Together we explore the ten cosmological dynamics as an unfolding, evolving developmental process at the personal and cultural level. Inviting an everyday lived experience of the numinous quality of earth, we will build our capacity to use our boundaries to become containers for wholeness and beauty, develop our embodied felt sense of who we are as planetary beings, and begin to inhabit a relational self that can meet the world and it’s challenges in our time. 

2016 Online Course Offerings:

What Does the Universe Do? Introduction: Raven's Eye View
The 90-minute Raven's Eye View provides a general introduction to the What Does the Universe Do? program.  Connect the dots between a "partnership" ecology and personal myth-making in the context of a living universe. This is an interactive session, held in sacred space, with time for a grounding meditation, a 45 minute presentation, and question/answer forum (via voice or chat box). 

I present a short, broad overview of the unfolding scientific story of the universe with a focus on the grand canvas of the generative mystery. We meet the ten powers of the universe, adapted from Brian Swimme's DVD series The Powers of the Universe. We explore how we might begin to embrace a biospiritual, planetary species identity, inclusive of and embedded in the entire earth community.

I bring a holistic, ecospiritual, honest and personal, body and soul-infused energy to my presentations, held in strength, clarity and gentleness. Together, we offer a portal to expanded imagination and new ways of knowing, a celebration of our story and witnessing and honoring of loss. I invite you to learn about the unique ways that you are what the universe does. Become familiar with the warp and weft of these primal patterns, and discover how you can respond with integrity to the invitation of the dream of the earth: to partner with what the earth and the universe are actually doing.
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What Does the Universe Do? Introduction: Raven's Eye View
Contact Ann if you wish to arrange an intro session for a group
Cost: $15-$35 per person sliding scale
Online class preparation tips

Watch a Raven's Eye View 90-minute session online
A link to the recording/video of the October, 2014 What Does the Universe Do? Raven's Eye View online session is available by request for $10.
Email me to receive the link
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What Does the Universe Do? 3-month Learning Group Immersion
The Learning Group Immersion is an opportunity and a commitment to go deeper: to engage with others in a focused, in-depth, reciprocal learning forum. We meet online weekly for 90 minutes, and deepen our personal, embodied learning "offline" in between sessions in direct nature/community experience. Along the way, we connect with the ten primary cosmological patterns in a developmental process that is integrated on the level of personal mythos and maturing cultural archetypes. I call this active practice of immersion, reflection and integration "applied transformational ecology". 

Online sessions are interactive and collaborative, held in sacred space, with time for conversation, a 30-40 minute presentation, and reflection. Participants have access to a vibrant group discussion forum and media resources including Brian Swimme's 2004 DVD series The Powers of the Universe. We incorporate complimentary approaches to learning and integration including online council circles, holistic science, nature-based soul inquiry, community action, self-study, creative embodied expression, dreamwork, poetry, patterns in nature, art, and deep imagery. Groups have included participants from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and Europe.

3-month Learning Group Immersion
Learning groups meet online weekly for 12 sessions.
Cost: $330-$425 sliding scale 
limited gifting arrangements also available
Dates TBD according to the needs of the core group
Contact Ann for information and to be added to the list for currently forming groups: annamberg@whidbey.com
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What Does the Universe Do? Live Workshops and Presentations

What Does the Universe Do? live workshops and presentations are available for groups, organizations, and corporate retreats. Past events have included leadership and educator development, year-long study groups that meet in private homes, film viewings, focused residential retreats on the land, half-day or full-day workshops, and short introductory presentations. I am available for live presentations or events by request. I offer individual mentorship online or by phone.


For more information on live presentations, or if you are interested in forming a learning group in your area, contact Ann 360-632-3793 or email annamberg@whidbey.com




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What Does the Universe Do?
Ten Archetypal Shapes
Pocket gift book, written and designed by Ann Amberg

"Elegant and informative..." —Brian Swimme
New edition of the book will be available in  2016
based on The Powers of The Universe © 2004, Brian Swimme

"What a lovely and thoughtful rendering of the central ideas in the 'Powers'. 
It was clear and beautiful.  You have an inspired piece here.  Well done".

—Jane Kroll
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Teachers: earn clock hours or credit in affiliation with The Heritage Institute Antioch University/Seattle for any What Does the Universe Do? program. 
30 hours/3 credits continuing education online course: Universe Story

*Powers of the Universe DVD series ©2004 Brian Swimme, Center for the Story of the Universe





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