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Good news! Human consciousness is unfolding toward its essential unity… This lucid book both celebrates that evolutionary trajectory and guides our full and empowered participation.

Mirabai Starr, Author of Caravan of No Despair: A Memoir of Loss & Transformation

A must-read by the widest of global audiences.

Michael Bernard Beckwith, Author of Life Visioning

This beautiful book helps us find a whole new category of understanding evolution… a remarkable work that I recommend wholeheartedly.

Barbara Marx Hubbard, Author of Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential

Atkinson’s The Story of Our Time aptly summarizes today’s story of emergent conscious unity across our species. Organizing the scientific, spiritual, and myriad other elements of this story into seven binding principles only further enhances the value of this book.

Kurt Johnson, Author of The Coming Interspiritual Age

With clarity and insight, Atkinson describes this pivotal moment in our collective evolution. Here are the guidelines for the shift in consciousness humanity needs to make if we are to survive and transform… Here is real hope grounded in the deep understanding of life’s essential unity and our innate capacity for love.

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Sufi teacher and author of Spiritual Ecology: The Cry of the Earth

In The Story of Our Time, Robert Atkinson bravely, audaciously, and compellingly identifies factors that can move the consciousness of humanity toward the unity that underlies the divisions of ordinary perception… This is an important contribution to the evolutionary dialogue…

Philip Goldberg, Author of American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation

Robert Atkinson’s The Story of Our Time is thoughtful, balanced, and gracious contribution from the Baha’i perspective, introducing a stream of unitive evolutionary wisdom that has been ahead of the curve for a long time and deserves to be more widely known.

Cynthia Bourgeault, Author of The Wisdom Way of Knowing

Although our situation is urgent and time is not on our side, doom and gloom are inappropriate. Rather, hope and love and optimism can see us through, as Robert Atkinson shows in his magnificent The Story Of Our Time. Consider Atkinson’s book as a survival manual, and spread it as widely as possible.

Larry Dossey, Author of One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness

In this exquisite exploration of the spiritual craft of soul-making, Robert Atkinson illumines the journey as well as the art and discipline that leads to spiritual transformation… To read this magnificent study is to remember our original birthright and to commit again to following the path that leads us home to who and what we really are.

Jean Houston, Author of A Mythic Life

Beneath the Illusion of Separation,
Humanity Is One Family

Consciousness evolves as a purposeful potentiality

A Blog For Our Time

We live in a time of spiritual renewal. A leap of consciousness is taking us from a long entrenched consciousness of duality, where many cultures have existed in conflict, to a consciousness of oneness, where many cultures will exist in harmony, where we will recognize that reality is one, and, most importantly, that humanity is one. Moving beyond the dualities that separate us and toward the oneness that embraces all is the challenge of our time, and the greatest task at hand. This blog focuses on principles, ideas, values, and attitudes that help make that shift from duality to oneness.

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Robert Atkinson, Ph.D.

…Is an internationally recognized authority in life story interviewing, personal mythmaking, and soul-making, is professor emeritus at the University of Southern Maine, and director of Story Commons. His nine books include Mystic Journey: Getting to the Heart of Your Soul’s Story.


Story Commons

~ We all have an important story to tell about the life we have lived. Sharing our stories helps us to recognize that we are all members of the human family ~ use this interactive resource to create your own life story or browse the archive of life stories.

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