Journey of the Universe has ratings and 31 reviews. Bryan said: I found this book very irritating, and did not enjoy reading it. I was curious, so I. In Journey of the Universe Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker tell the epic story of the universe from an inspired new perspective, weaving the. PDF | On Nov 1, , Julianne Lutz Warren and others published Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker: Journey of the Universe.

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I think it lost me about the point it started talking about the desires and passions of spiders. Views Read Edit View history. His fundamental aim is to present a new cosmology—one grounded in a contemporary understanding of the universe but nourished by ancient spiritual convictions that help give it meaning. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A short book, only pages, with 45 pages of appendices, notes, and bibliography, Swimme and Tucker’s book accompanies a documentary television program they produced for PBS.

About halfway through the book, I watched the documentary of the same name and the book benefitted from the visual complement.

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Jan 18, Teresa rated it it was amazing Shelves: The authors unvierse cosmic evolution as a profoundly wondrous process based on creativity, connection, and interdependence, and they envision an unprecedented opportunity for the world’s people to address the daunting ecological and social challenges of our times.

Evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and Yale historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker have crafted an elegant narrative that both illuminates and celebrates the profound role humans play in the flourishing of the Earth.

It’s not a novel message, but I admit that it is powerful in the succinct retelling of the long story of how we got here.

Also wonderful is the scientific narrative spine and to ask over and over-ok, what does it mean for us? Even though this was a book I was forced to read in a week for school, I liked it.

A short little book, easy to read, that makes the case for a cosmic perspective on what it means to be human. Great group has come from this group, “Forum on Religion and Ecology”.


Mar 07, Colleen Cook rated it it was amazing. Is that common knowledge? Journey of the Universe got off to a slow start for me.

Jan 24, Darceylaine rated it liked it. And every time we are drawn to look up in the night sky and reflect on swim,e awesome beauty of the universe, we are actually the universe reflecting on itself.

Journey of the Universe

And the language is perhaps too erudite for the typical teenager. This one was way too simplistic and shallow to hold my attention or interest me.

How do we connect with the intricate web of life on Earth? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. There were also many times where I’d be struck by that feeling of awe and mild terror you get when you look at the hourney for long enough and remember that you are so tiny and insignificant, and that was pretty great.

Add the first question. By using this site, you agree univeree the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Some specific items irritated me too. Saw the DVD several times already. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A list tge movies I have seen. This is one of the most compelling and inspiring works I’ve read in a long time.

Aug 28, Lauren rated it really liked it Shelves: Reading this book made me remember a quote from Paul Dirac an admittedly very strange fellow The Rhe Man: Despite some errors — the innermost core of the Earth is not liquid but solid and trilob This little book presents a kind of cosmology: It doesn’t go as far as to argue in favor of “Intelligent Design”, but it kind of goes that way proposing that we are the manifestation of the intelligence of the universe.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. For just as the Milky Way is the universe in the form of a flower, we are the universe in the form of a unoverse. It tries to convey what is easy to see by those of us who love science, how “magical” and “spiritual” the “real” “physical” world is, and it universw to convey that to those who see the world from a more “metaphysical” point of view. It didn’t always manage to hold my attention; there were several times where I would get lost in thought or After reading some reviews of this book before I borrowed it, I was prepared to be slightly put off by gushing prose and “preciousness”, however, aside from the author’s overuse of the word “luscious”, which, univerxe be fair, was probably only used twice, but it felt like a dozenI was really pleased by this book.


I was curious, so I looked at others’ reviews of it, swimms found some absolutely gushing ones, especially on Amazon. More theology of physics, please!

The book is a slender volume which will get you thinking. In Canticle to the Cosmos he says “If you look at the disasters happening on our planet, it’s because the cosmos is not understood as sacred A bit esoteric and philosophical. Love, truth, compassion and zest—all of these qualities regarded as divine become powerfully embodied in the universe.

There is blockbuster potential in Journey of the Universe, and I recommend it with great enthusiasm. Open Preview See a Problem? Pacific Sun magazine reports that Swimme is at the forefront of a new movement that integrates science and spirituality. The point of this book is to, firstly, cultivate a better understanding of how the term ‘nature’ applies to everything that is present in the universe and how human beings are just another part of that natural system – we are both a lucky product and increasingly we are becoming care takers of this natural system.

This story has the power to awaken us more deeply to who we are.