The Worldview of Wonder

By Loriliai Biernacki
Wonder can mean many things to many of us. Explore what Professor Loriliai Biernacki has written about the meaning and role of wonder in excerpts drawn from her recent book, The Matter of Wonder: Abhinavagupta’s Panentheism and New Materialism by Loriliai Biernacki, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder. In the excerpts below, Hindu scholar Biernacki features the worldview of Abhinavagupta, a philosopher and mystic born in 950 CE in Kashmir. His ancient philosophical writings on panentheism are closely aligned with the worldview that informs and enlivens ITP.