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  • Rick Bonetti


Cosmologist, Dr. Brian Swimme's 2022 book Cosmogenesis: An Unveiling of the Expanding Universe is the story of an unfolding universe, one that inspires awe, wonder, and mystery. From the publisher's book description:

"From the host and cocreator of PBS’s Journey of the Universe, [the book is] a fresh look at how the rich collision between science and spirituality has influenced contemporary consciousness."

"The understanding that the universe has been expanding since it's fiery beginning 14 billion years ago and has developed into stars, galaxies, life, and human consciousness is one of the most significant in human history. It is taught throughout the world and has become our common creation story for nearly every culture. In terms of the universe’s development, we humans are not only economic, religious, or political beings. At the most fundamental level, we are cosmological beings." "Cosmogenesis is one of the greatest discoveries in human history, and it continues to have a profound impact on humanity. And yet most science books do not explore the effects it has had on our individual minds. In Cosmogenesis, Brian Thomas Swimme narrates the same cosmological events that we agree are fact but offers a feature, unlike all other writings on this topic. He tells the story of the universe while simultaneously telling the story of the storyteller. Swimme describes how the impact of this new story deconstructed his mind and then reassembled it, offering us a glimpse into how cosmogenesis has transformed our understanding of both the universe and the evolution of human consciousness itself".

Listen to Ilia Delio and Gabi Sloan's February 23, 2023 podcast interview of Brian Swimme on Cosmology and Evolution. They discuss the potential of matter in relationships, Teilhard de Chardin’s vision of the noosphere, technology’s role in human evolution, the development of consciousness, and planetary life.

Listen to the Reimagining Podcast with Dr. Brian Swimme, a pioneering cosmologist and mathematician. Dr. Swimme converses with Dr. Theodore Richards, the Co-Director of Wisdom Projects.


Dr. Brian Thomas Swimme is the Director of the Center for the Story of the Universe and a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion-year trajectory of the universe. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community." Swimme was also host and cocreator of PBS’s Journey of the Universe, a fresh look at how the rich collision between science and spirituality has influenced contemporary consciousness

Swimme is the author of several other books in addition to Cosmogenesis, His other published works include The Universe Is a Green Dragon (1984); The Universe Story (1992, written with Thomas Berry); The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos (2019); and.Journey of the Universe (2011, with Mary Evelyn Tucker).

“We belong to a dynamic unfolding universe that inspires wonder, awe, and creativity.” ~ Brian Swimme

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