Barnabas Tiburtius was born in Tiruchirappalli, India. His early education was in a Catholic seminary where he studied Mathematics, Science and Latin for five years. He then graduated in Electrical Engineering from Madras University. He worked in the field of control systems as a researcher, creative innovator and senior management professional for 38 years.
A systemic thinker and avid reader, he has wholly devoted the last 16 years to the study of consciousness, cognitive science, cosmology, mythology, quantum physics and spirituality. He regularly gives empowering talks and conducts workshops on science and spirituality to varied audiences.
He teaches “Science and Theology” to graduate students for their Bachelor of Divinity course. This course covers the history of the relationship between science and religion, Darwinian and Theistic evolution of life, development of human consciousness, progress in the study of cosmology, nature of reality and the emerging stage of synthesis between science and religion and the paradigm shift towards a cosmic spirituality.
He has also published a spiritual self-help book. He has written more than five hundred articles and papers.
He lives with his wife, Margaret, in Chennai.
From "Mechanophobia: Fear of Machines":
There is no work left for the husks.
Automated welders like us,
your line replacements, can't expect
sympathy after our bright
arms of cable rust over. So come
collect us for scrap, grind us up
in the mouth of one of us.
Let your hand pry at the access
panel with the edge of a knife,
silencing the motor and thrum.
Jamaal May is a poet, editor, and filmmaker from Detroit, MI where he taught poetry in public schools and worked as a freelance audio engineer and touring performer. His poetry won the 2013 Indiana Review Poetry Prize and appears in journals such as Poetry, Ploughshares, The Believer, NER, and The Kenyon Review. Jamaal has earned an MFA from Warren Wilson College as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Stadler Center for Poetry at Bucknell University. He founded the Organic Weapon Arts Chapbook Press.