22 episodes

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And still . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes. The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times. How did we come to be part of this universe story? How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing? This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale. Available here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

Journey of the Universe Journey of the Universe

    • Society & Culture

Today we know what no previous generation knew: the history of the universe and of the unfolding of life on Earth. Through the astonishing combined achievements of scientists worldwide, we now have a detailed account of how galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms, human beings and human consciousness came to be. And still . . . we thirst for answers to questions that have haunted humanity from the very beginning. What is our place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe? What roles do we play in Earth's history? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?This podcast series is part of a larger project called Journey of the Universe that invites us to reflect on these questions. It consists of a film, a book, a series of conversations, and online classes. The creators of the Journey project imagine that by knowing more about the universe and Earth we will also know more about ourselves. This may give us grounds for navigating our own journey in challenging times. How did we come to be part of this universe story? How do we belong and how can we participate in its future flourishing? This series is a gateway into exploring these questions.Connect deeply with these materials and more via the Journey of the Universe: A Story for Our Times Specialization, a series of Massive Online Open Courses hosted by Coursera and created by Yale. Available here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/journey-of-the-universe

    Allurement

    Allurement

    Welcome to the Journey of the Universe podcast, where we explore humans’ place in the 14-billion-year history of the universe, the role we play here on Earth, and how we may connect to the intricate web of life to create a flourishing future.This season...

    • 32 min
    Centration

    Centration

    Brian Thomas Swimme explores the Centration, the power of the universe that leads to differentiation and complexification in galaxies, stars, cells, and consciousness.

    • 27 min
    Seamlessness

    Seamlessness

    Brian Thomas Swimme discusses an astonishing discovery on the nature of the quantum vacuum, ways to understand ourselves as pure generativity, and a viewpoint that sees that all seemingly separate objects as part of a widely dispersed unitary event.

    • 11 min
    Teaching Journey of the Universe

    Teaching Journey of the Universe

    This episode features a conversation on Teaching Journey of the Universe with Tom Collins and Bindhu Mohanty.Tom has taught secondary students in independent schools for over 20 years.  He developed a yearlong interdisciplinary Universe Story course tha...

    • 35 min
    Myths, Metaphors, and Identities

    Myths, Metaphors, and Identities

    Mary Evelyn, Nancy, and Sachiko highlight the role of myth, metaphor, and art in broadening and deepening our understanding of human identity within a cosmological context.

    • 23 min
    Arts and Justice

    Arts and Justice

    In this conversation Mary Evelyn, Marya, and Drew explore poetry and activism, the study of science, and the participation in a Crow Sundance as shared visions of creative transformation that are inspired by the journey of the universe.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

Petrilli5 ,

Perspective

I love stepping back and seeing the wonder of the universe and my participation in it. So inspiring and joyful!

Pencap23 ,

This is the new story

Brilliant explorations of new cosmology and the new story, as a podcast. Great project!

Dman88o88 ,

For the love and wonder of creative evolution

So happy that this kind of message exists -- a story that is willing to blending the empirical findings of science with the wonder and awe of existence in this universe. As a long-time philosophy and science student, I was delighted to find the Journey film and book. Really speaks to sacred, enchanted dimension of existence that has been lost in recent centuries. They helped me give words to the wonder and brillance I was experiencing in the natural world, but could not speak to in traditional philosophical and scientific culture. So grateful to have found this kind of approach to knowledge...and this kind community in general!

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