Journey of the Universe

We have discovered what no previous generation knew – the ways in which galaxies and stars, planets and living organisms emerged within the vast drama of the universe. What role do humans play in this 14-billion-year process? How do we connect with the intricate web of life?

Journey of the Universe guides us through an elegant telling of this epic story, from the origins of life to our present challenges. Today the survival of species and entire ecosystems depends upon the choices humans make.

Weaving modern science with enduring wisdom from the world’s cultures, Journey of the Universe explores cosmic and Earth evolution as a profound process of creativity, connection, and interdependence, and offers an opportunity to respond to ecological and social challenges of our times.

This film, written by Brian Thomas Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker and directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard, was created in collaboration with a team of expert scientists, scholars, and filmmakers. The Journey of the Universe book is published by Yale University Press.

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