This episode features Emergence -- a  creative, epochal, and self-assembling power of the universe.  In this episode, Brian discusses the radical dimension of our universe, described as emergence, that creates new forms of being as it evolves through time.  

Our moment is presented as a time where humanity has developed so much power that it has evolved into a new form, a self conscious planetary presence.  

To guide and inspire our development, Brian highlights two examples of emergence in the universe: the creation of carbon, and the birth of planet Earth.  With these examples in mind, we can come to understand that the universe is committed to seeking new domains of existence.  We can move forward with confidence that to reimagine the human, is in line with and supported by the story of the universe. 


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.

To hear the complete lecture on Emergence:

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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