Today’s episode features Homeostasis -- a  power of the universe centered around the discovery and maintenance of balance, integrity, and resonance with the community.  

Brian discusses how the balance of protons in our blood, the dynamics of underwater kelp forest, the idea that Earth as a whole maintains itself, and Milky Way’s rate of supernovae explosions are connected through the power of homeostasis.

Then, Brian turns his attention to how homeostasis shows up in the form of a human, identifying the positive and negative manifestations of this power that are possible in ourselves and others.


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 we are featuring segments from Brian Thomas Swimme’s Powers of the Universe series, a captivating exploration of the powers coursing through the Universe and each of us. This immersive series contains amazing insights that will forever change how you think about being human.

We hope you enjoy the Journey.

To hear the complete lecture on Homeostasis:

Download the video lecture series here: https://storyoftheuniverse.org/store-2/dvd/the-powers-of-the-universe/

Or the audiobook series here: https://www.betterlisten.com/collections/brian-swimme

To learn more about the epic story of our cosmos, visit our website journeyoftheuniverse.org.

There you will find ways to access the Journey of the Universe film, book, and conversation series, as well as direct access to our online courses, curriculum, social community, and other relevant materials.

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