The first five videos can be used in the Spiritual Exercise Lectio Universum. As these are Youtube videos, be prepared for ads and pop-ups.
This video begins with the image of the earth – a pale blue dot – taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft as it left our solar system in 1990. Astronomer Carl Sagan asked that this image be taken, his reflections on the image narrate the video.
The following video from the American Museum of Natural History highlights how much we have learned about the far reaches of the universe and how much there is still to learn.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist who speaks eloquently on science, the universe, and everything. His words frame this beautiful video meditation about our connection to the greater whole.
The video below can be used for Lectio Universum, it shows the immensity of the andromeda galaxy.
A short video highlighting the particular beauty of galaxies.
This video about writer and professor Chet Raymo, a religious naturalist who walked the same path to work each day, notes how knowledge and familiarity reveals the mystery that surrounds us.
This short video by Deepak Chopra follower Terry Patton points out the connection between spirituality and mystery.