Rosalyn W. Berne, Ph.D. explores the intersecting realms of emerging technologies, science, fiction and myth, and the links between the human and non-human worlds. A university professor in the field of Science, Technology, & Society (STS), her interests include nanotechnology, new reproductive and other bio-technologies, and inter-species communication. Rosalyn also uses her perceptual gifts and empathic intuition in working with horses and their human companions. Her publications include two academic books and numerous papers, as well as books in the science fiction and body-mind-spirit genres.
This book melds essays on biotechnology written by scientists into science fiction stories. It opens a conversation about the morality of what we may one day be, and what it may mean to be human as our biotechnological endeavors continue to evolve. The biotechnology "revolution," launched on a global scale many decades ago, has taken a direct course toward re-creating life. Yet there are still many choices to be made in shaping the future that it may one day make possible. The book motivates readers toward deep reflection and continual discourse, which is essential if biotechnology is to evolve in ethical, meaningful, and sustainable ways.
Biotechnology and Science Fiction
Soon to be released in April, 2016
In Waking to Beauty, Rosalyn explores the extraordinary experiences that have shaped her spiritual journey. This book follows When the Horses Whisper, which details the author's capacity to “hear” and speak with horses, an unexpected gift that changed her understanding of who we are as human beings, in our connection to other beings. Waking to Beauty considers the early childhood origins of this capacity, and shares the realizations that have flowed from this gift. This journey moved her from an external orientation, with a theistic God dwelling “somewhere out there,” to experiencing the divine as present within us and with our fellow creatures.
The crux of the book centers on Rosalyn's encounters with a mare named Beauty, which led her to a profound experience of God dwelling with us here on Earth.
(Forthcoming from Rainbow Ridge Books)
© 2013 Rosalyn W. Berne
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