About Dominic de Souza
Geeks over epics, mystics, science, the angelic, & movies.
I am riveted by the Catholic frontier between faith, science, and history. I converted from radical traditionalism by a strange route – through archaeology. That led me to quantum physics, psychoanalysis and mythology, evolution and angels, and our Holy Father Pope Francis.
Below I’ve broken out some of the topics I am always reading, learning about, or watching movies on. The research lists are authors I appreciate and/or am wrestling with.
I believe it’s important to read widely, from all sides, and to celebrate the good, true, and beautiful wherever it is found.
How to be Catholic in the modern world, integrating the rim of the Catholic frontier between faith and all subjects, and how to live an authentic witness.
Research: Pope Francis, Bishop Robert Barron, Margaret Barker, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Peter Kreeft, Fr Richard Rohr, GK Chesterton, St Therese of Lisieux, St Thomas Aquinas, Valentin Tomberg, Fr Robert Spitzer, Michael Martin.
The origins of human history, from deep evolution through to the writings of Genesis. Ancient culture and myth, and how they map against a 70,000 year timeline. How God worked with many cultures to seed and inspire a positive contribution.
Research: Jordan Petersen, Margaret Barker, Graham Hancock, Teilhard de Chardin, Rodney Stark, Rupert Sheldrake, Rudolf Steiner, Fr Robert Spitzer, Michael Martin.
Understanding the impact of biocentric models of consciousness and quantum physics, how epigenetics and NDEs square with soul and angels. The impact of technology on the human person, and the possibilities for human connection and evangelization.
Research: Jordan Petersen, Teilhard de Chardin, Rupert Sheldrake, Rudolf Steiner, St Thomas Aquinas, Fr Robert Spitzer.
myth & imagination
Understanding how to intuit and create meaningful stories and novels, dramatizing the greater truths that we struggle with so that others can begin to see. Myth and story are critical to the human experience, and how we share our love of deep truth.
Some favorite authors: JRR Tolkien, GK Chesterton, Stephen Lawhead, CS Lewis, Michael Crichton, JK Rowling, Lois McMaster Bujold, Brandon Sanderson, Lloyd Alexander, Brian Jacques, Neil Gaiman, myths of many cultures