“Biopantheism” is an ethics-based, biologically-focused, codification of Pantheism, with a comprehensive ontology that includes a speculative, Pandeistic explanation for the origins of the Universe and a practical, real-world application that involves communion with Nature, ecological awareness, sustainable living, environmentalism, wildlife conservation, animal rights and holistic health.
A unique doctrine, that places its emphasis on science, cosmology, life in the physical world and all things relevant and meaningful to the human condition, with a particular emphasis on living organisms and the evolution of consciousness.
By combining Religious Naturalism, Deep Ecology and Biocentric values, together with classical Pantheistic philosophy (Substance Monism) and a poetic, Pagan aesthetic in terms of symbolism and metaphor, “Biopan” represents the quintessential balance between science and religion, as it is both a philosophical/ethical worldview AND a tangible, realistic form of spirituality.
A movement that embraces both ancient wisdom and modern scientific knowledge in a meaningful and practical way, Biopan not only teaches science and biology, but also leaves room for the numinous and the mystical/transcendent experience, without abandoning critical thinking, logic or reason. Rejecting the traditional notions of Theism and the conventional doctrines, dogmas and theologies of the Abrahamic faiths, Biopan stands as a healthy, Earth-based, Nature-centered alternative to the harmful and destructive fundamentalist religions that seek to dominate our world.
We are a sanctuary for all those who have been wounded and oppressed by religious indoctrination, valuing objective truth and evidence-based thinking over superstition, emotionalism, and any unsubstantiated false claims of the supernatural. Unreservedly, we seek to bridge the gap between Atheism and Naturalistic Spirituality, by cultivating a deep and abiding love and respect for the Universe, Nature and all Life forms, with a contemporary, Pantheistic awareness of the immanent and emergent Divinity of Bruno, Spinoza, Einstein, Sagan and Watts.
To us, “Pan” means Nature, Pan means forests and trees, mountains and caverns, oceans, rivers, lakes and streams, plants and animals, earth and sky, body and mind—these things are holy, sacred and worthy of the highest reverence. The earth is our home and all things are related, interdependent and connected. The Universe is a living organism– an incomprehensibly massive, collective intelligence, of which we are all a significant and ever-evolving part.
Our goal is to foster and promote these ideals and spread this worldview, by encouraging unity, compassion, altruism and love. To educate, enlighten, influence and inspire, both ourselves and others, to live up to our highest potential, by recognizing and acknowledging our immanent godhood and tapping into and harnessing our divine creative power, as individuals and as a species.
Now and forever, in Nature we trust.