This week our guest is David Christopher. He left behind corporate and airline careers to pursue his passion for exploring the answers to humanity’s eternal question of our place in the Universe and to help bring forth a new story for our turbulent times. For the past fifteen years he has immersed himself in the works of scientists and thinkers such as Brian Swimme, Thomas Berry, Elisabet Sahtouris, James Lovelock, “Big Historians” such as David Christian, and many others.
The dialogues within The Holy Universe are an outgrowth of this study as well as his work with the Pachamama Alliance’s “Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream” Symposium. He wrote the book in part for people like him who call themselves “spiritual but not religious,” who are trying to make sense of the craziness going on in the world and who seek a meaningful path through the global crises we collectively face.
The Holy Universe offers a powerful new narrative—one that transforms the scientific facts of the Universe into a soulful story of creation that is reminiscent of humanity’s stories of the ages.
Through a dialogue between a Seeker and his Sage, the book explores the unfolding of the Universe, from the Beginning of All Beginnings, to the emergence of Earth and human beings, all the way to what the Sage calls the “Great Transformation,” brought on by the global crises that humanity now faces. As the two explore the implications of this new story, the Seeker finds his path in the midst of the turbulence of our times. He learns how this evolutionary story can inform us all as we face the enormous crises of the Great Transformation . . . and why these crises just might be the best thing that ever happened to humanity.