Jude's new book Gold Winner Nautilus Book Awards:
Explores how the Universe, our planet, ourselves, and everything in existence has inherent meaning and evolutionary purpose
• Examines our emergence as self-aware members of a Universe that is itself a unified and innately sentient entity that exists TO evolve
• Shares leading-edge scientific breakthroughs and shows how they support traditional visions of Earth as a living being—Gaia
• Rewrites evolution as not driven by random occurrences and mutations but by intelligently informed and meaningful information flows and processes
Exploring our emergence as self-aware members of a planetary home and entire Universe that is a unified and innately sentient entity, the book shows that mind and consciousness are not what we possess but what we and the whole world fundamentally are.
She reveals our Universe as “a great thought of cosmic mind,” manifesting as a cosmic hologram of meaningful in-formation that vitally, exists to evolve.
Sharing leading-edge scientific breakthroughs, and showing how they support traditional visions of Earth as a living being—Gaia, the book details the 13.8 billion-year story of our Universe and Gaia, where everything in existence has inherent meaning and evolutionary purpose. Showing how the Universe was born, not in an implicitly chaotic big bang, but as the first moment of a fine-tuned and ongoing “big breath,” the book shares the latest evidence for the innate sentience that has guided our universal journey from simplicity to ever-greater complexity, diversity, and self-awareness— from protons to planets, plants, and people. And it explains how evolution is not driven by random occurrences and mutations but by profoundly resonant and harmonic interplays of forces and influences, each intelligently informed and guided.
The book shows how, in Gaia, the Universe’s evolutionary impulse is embodied in collaborative relationships and dynamic co-evolutionary partnerships on a planetary scale and as a wholistic gaiasphere. She reveals how the conscious evolution of humanity is an integral part of Gaia’s own evolutionary progress and purpose. And, as she explains in vivid and moving detail, by perceiving and experiencing our planet as a sentient being and ourselves as Gaians, we open ourselves to a deeply ecological, evolutionary, and, above all, hopeful worldview.
Praise for The Story of Gaia
The Story of Gaia is destined to become a cornerstone for the cosmology of the new millennium. Currivan invites us on an extraordinary journey that gives our mind the reason to accept what our heart already knows—that we’re born into a universe that supports us, and our evolution, as an integral part of a larger evolutionary process. I love this book!
Gregg Braden, scientist and New York Times bestselling author of The Divine Matrix
To read this book is to be enhanced, empowered and evolved into the receiving of a consciousness that evokes the higher human intelligence yearning to unfold in this time of change, trauma, and the coming of a world that works for all.
Jean Houston, Ph.D., scholar, a principal founder of the Human Potential Movement, coauthor of the Future Humans Trilogy
Jude Currivan is that rarest and most original of evolutionary pioneers- one that fuses together profound mystical revelation and passion with grounded far ranging precise scientific knowledge. In her latest brilliant and galvanizing masterpiece, The Story of Gaia, she guides us into the depths of the divine intelligence that has shaped the life and evolution of our Earth. Read it as I have done with awe and gratitude again and again and share it with everyone you know.
Andrew Harvey, coauthor of Radical Regeneration and author of The Hope and Turn Me to Gold
The fitting and fabulous flowering of a myriad investigations into our planet's life story over the half century since James Lovelock brought ancient knowledge of a living Earth into modern science, reviving the ancient Greek name for Earth in calling it Gaia. Jude Currivan, embedding this brilliant new biological-to-spiritual telling into her Cosmic Hologram, roots us solidly as Gaian creatures who are coming to understand our spiraling cosmic and earthly journey "from Unity, to Unity in diversity, to a re-membered Unity in belonging and an ultimate return to Unity." With this self-knowledge we cannot fail to do better by Gaia and thus for ourselves. The future we dream of is ours to co-create! Elisabet Sahtouris,PhD; evolutionary biologist and author of Gaia (1988), EarthDance (1996) A Walk Through Time (1998) and Gaia's Dance (2014)
The Story of Gaia is an amazing book. It tells the story of the Universe as the setting of the story of our planet. And it tells who we are, and what being the children of Gaia means for our life and our future—indeed, for the future of humanity on the planet and for the future of the planet in the Universe… Perhaps the greatest story ever told—now told with the authority of cutting-edge science. Ervin Laszlo Whole systems theorist, philosopher, author and founder Club of Budapest
Please join me for a sixteen module online course which explores and shares in four parts how to empower our conscious evolution.
Part 1 - Embodying an Evolutionary Impulse: our Universe, our Planet and Us
Part 2 - A WholeWorld-View: the Emergent Cosmology of a Conscious and Evolutionary Universe
Part 3 - Integral Paths to Conscious (R)evolution: Sage, Shaman and Seer
Part 4 - Conscious (R)evolution Here and Now: Act Local, Feel Global, Think Cosmic
Co-inciding with the launch in 2017 of The Cosmic Hologram, I co-founded WholeWorld-View.
Since then our growing number of unity aware change makers has been linking up and lifting up together and with many other organisations in our global unity community to support transformational change and serve the evolution of consciousness
Please visit our WholeWorld-View website to see what we're doing.
My latest book is The Cosmic Hologram (Inner Traditions) and has just won a silver Nautilius Book Award for 2017 for science and cosmology.
Here are some endorsements:
Illuminating and inspiring, The Cosmic Hologram's cogent articulation of quantum mechanics and its integration in cellular biology is a must read for all those working to create a more just, sustainable and peaceful world. Bruce H Lipton, stem cell biologist and best selling auhtor of The Biology of Belief
Teeming with the latest discoveries of frontier science, this bold and original Theory of Everything argues persuasively that our Universe operates as a giant, enfolded information system. Savor Jude Currivan's rich blend of a book, which reconclies these theories with ancient ideas, and prepare to have your mind, your preconceptions and all received wisdom forever blown away! Lynne McTaggart internationally best selling author of The Field and The Intention Experiment
The emerging scientific revolution in addressing the mind-body question and the deeper nature of reality is fueled by some of the most profound revelations from the leading-edge of scientific investigations, much of which is discussed in Jude Currivan's thoughtful and insightful book, The Cosmic Hologram. Jude's formal training in physics combined with her transcendental spiritual experiences beginning at an early age set the stage for a fascinating tour of the fundamental underpinnings of reality. Eben Alexander neurosurgeon and best selling author of Proof of Heaven
The Cosmic Hologram is a wonderfully important and very wise book...the issues Jude Currivan Ph.D. adresses will determine our fate as a viable species...no one can consider herself an educated responsible citizen in the 21st century who is not knowledgeable about these vital concerns. Written in elegant, clear, empathetic prose The Cosmic Hologram belongs at the top of your stack. Larry Dossey MD and author ONE MIND: Why Our Individual Mind is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters
A profound perspective on what it means to be alive today, The Cosmic Hologram, delves into the very core of our latest scientific understanding with rigor, depth and a crystal clear competence rarely found in books today. Jude Currivan has built a bridge between the science of creation and the human spirit. An uplifting and encouraging work that will pave the way towards co-creating our evolutionary in-formed future. Kingsley L. Dennis PhD., author of The Sacred Revival: Magic, Mind & Meaning in a Technological Age, and The Phoenix Generation
For a scientifically accurate and clearly written description of the new informational basis for understanding reality, as well as a discussion of the astounding implications of this perspective, there's no better source book than The Cosmic Hologram. Dean Radin PhD, chief scientists Institute of Noetic Sciences and author, Real Magic
In The Cosmic Hologram, I've written how by expanding and restating the laws of thermodynamics to laws of information or infodynamics shows how they enable our Universe to exist and evolve as a unified entity - and how they can point to a reconciliation of quantum and relativity theories as describing the energy-matter and space-time of our emergent Universe as complementary expressions of information.
Here is a short paper that summarises this new INSCIght of INformational SCIence
A New IN-SCIght of IN-formational SCIence
Until now the scientific paradigm of reductionist materialism has maintained that mind somehow arises from matter, that reality is solely physical and that its appearance of separation is real.
Instead, growing evidence is now revealing that the reality of our Universe emerges from more fundamental realms of unified reality and that separation is an illusion.
Reverting to the primacy of mind and consciousness, as espoused by Max Planck, David Bohm and many other pioneering scientists, it is showing is that universal mind, articulated as digitised information and represented as dynamic and relational patterns and processes of, vitally, semiotic in-formation, literally and meaningfully in-forms the formation of our Universe.
In addition to increasing indications at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research that our Universe is innately in-formed, evidence that its appearance is also holographically manifested is mounting too.
When key cosmological attributes are allied with this emerging understanding of the fundamental role of information – crucially meaningful in-formation - and the holographic principle, an integral model can be developed in which the ‘Big Breath’ of space expanding and time flowing embodies ever-increasing entropic information and individuated evolutionary complexity and diversity through the finite life-cycle of our Universe.
Contextualised by this perspective, this paper focuses on a new IN-SCIght of IN-formational SCIence.
Restating two laws of thermodynamics in terms of information (infodynamics), thereby provides general statements of Quantum and Relativity Theories and points to their consequential reconciliation; with emergent energy-matter and space-time being complementary informational expressions, conserved and entropic respectively, and so enabling our Universe to exist and evolve as a unified entity – a finite ‘thought form’ and likely one of many, in the infinite and eternal mind and consciousness of the Cosmos. In so doing, it explains how the dualistic appearance of our Universe arises from its nondual ground of being.
A correlate to this approach is that acceleration is informationally entropic and three
key predictions are that:
This paper deliberately excludes any mathematical notation as the mathematical formalism of the laws of physics are already articulated. The new IN-SCIght of IN-formational SCIence, the restatement of thermodynamics to infodynamics and the consequential opportunity to reconcile Quantum and Relativity Theories as Marcel Proust describes the process of discovery is rather to ‘see with new eyes’.
Information is physically real
Scientific evidence at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research is discovering that our Universe is fundamentally interconnected, interdependent and ultimately unified1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Whilst apparently solid, physicists have realised for many years that the physical world is incredibly ephemeral. And an experiment reported in 2012 demonstrated the fundamental nature of information by showing that deleting one digitised bit, releases actual physical heat and in line with theoretical predictions7.
This and many other examples of increasingly compelling evidence1 are showing that such digitised information, the basis for all our technologies, is exactly the same as universal information, also articulated as digitised bits, that underpins and literally makes up all physical reality.
Key attributes of our Universe
The following key attributes of the physical reality of our Universe are being progressively supported by cosmological and other evidence.
Spatially, it is geometrically flat8 and otherwise mathematically the equivalence of energy and matter would be violated9.
It is finite10. Beginning as a finite event 13.8 billion years ago, the WMAP analysis of CMB wavelength distribution has a finite cutoff11 and on a logical basis there are no infinite physical quantities within space-time. In addition, the great majority of hydrogen in our Universe has already been processed into stellar nucleosynthesis12 and the reducing temperature of ambient space (currently at 2.7° K) both suggest a finite end.
It is contained/isolated in space-time otherwise universal conservation of quantised energy-matter would be violated.
Space expands and time flows from their finite origin.
It is nonlocally integrated. Bell’s Theorem requires this for Quantum Mechanics to work and nonlocal entanglement has been experimentally demonstrated to 12.2 billion light years from Earth13
Key Premise of our Universe
Supported by a theoretical frame-work14 and evidence at all scales of existence and across numerous fields of research1 with digitized information pixelated at the Planck scale area15 of the two-dimensional (2D) holographic boundary/brane of space-time, the reality of our Universe is manifested holographically. The first direct cosmological evidence for this was demonstrated in 201716.
Whereas a hologram captures information about an object onto a 2D film, then projects it to create the holographic appearance of the 3D object – cosmologists are realising that our entire Universe takes information held on its 2D boundary and holographically projects it to create the 3D appearance of reality.
The latest scientific evidence is revealing that our Universe is a ‘cosmic hologram’ that exists and evolves as a unified and finite thought form in the infinite mind of the Cosmos.
Restating and expanding two laws of thermodynamics to laws of information (infodynamics)
Based on these key attributes and premise the laws of thermodynamics can be restated and expanded as laws of information (infodynamics):
Restating the 1st Law of Thermodynamics to a 1st Law of Infodynamics
The 1st Law of Thermodynamics states that the total energy of a contained system is conserved.
The total energy-matter of our Universe is conserved.
As Quantum Theory is a description of universal and quantised energy-matter, this is its most simple and generalized statement.
Thus, information expressed as the energy-matter of our Universe is universally conserved.
Leading to the 1st Law of Infodynamics, which states that information expressed as the total and quantised energy-matter of our Universe is conserved.
Restating the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics to a 2nd Law of Infodynamics
The 2nd Law of Thermodynamics states that the total entropy of a closed (contained) system always increases over time.
The entropy of a closed (contained) system is a measure of its energetic microstates. To reflect the expanded concept of entropy from this initial thermodynamic association to a measure of the informational content of a system2, it is suggested that this new understanding is accordingly differentiated as intropy.
The total intropy of our Universe always increases over space-time.
As Relativity Theory is a description of space-time, this is its most simple and generalized statement.
Thus, time flows and space expands to intropically express ever more informational content within space-time.
The flow of time itself is thus the intropic accumulation of the informational content of our Universe.
Leading to the 2nd Law of Infodynamics, which states that the informational content/ intropy of our Universe expressed as space-time always increases.
As for their thermodynamic subset, the two laws of infodynamics are both required to describe the fundamental nature of our Universe and show how Quantum and Relativity Theories are complementary and so can be reconciled with each other.
Mind and consciousness are primary and all-pervasive – a New INSCIGHT to a New IN-SCIght and intropy to in-tropy
In recognising the evidential physicality of information, cosmological attributes and holographic premise, restating the two laws of thermodynamics to two laws of infodynamics posits how the appearance of our Universe manifests.
Foundationally though such a framework is only able to account for meaningful in-formation, literally in-forming the emergence of energy-matter and space-time, if cosmic mind, intelligence and consciousness are primary to and all-pervasive throughout their universal expression.
The universal ‘alphabet’ of 1s and 0s is combined at all scales of existence to meaningfully in-form the existence and evolution of our Universe.
Whilst, essentially the 1st Law of Infodynamics enables our Universe to exist, without such primacy and all-pervasiveness the 2nd Law would only enable the informational content of our Universe to increase. Instead it is in-formationally enabled and guided to meaningfully and purposefully evolve – from simplicity to complexity.
Such innate meaning further expands the understanding of universal informational content or intropy to in-tropy.
Correlates and predictions
A correlate to this new IN-SCIght of IN-formational SCIence and infodynamics approach is that acceleration and all forces are innately intropic.
The expansion of space and the flow of time enables ever greater informational content to be manifested within our Universe.
Given the intropic nature of space-time, a key prediction is that the expansion of space is thus through acceleration or deceleration - never at constant velocity.
This approach also predicts that as gravity is identical with acceleration that whilst intropic, it is not equivalent to energy-matter and thus not quantized.
Our WholeWorld-View youtube channel has interviews, presentations and explorations of the WholeWorld-View of unified reality based on my book The Cosmic Hologram
LEGACY is Book 1 of the Heritage of the Dragon series. You can read on kindle or download the FREE kindle app and read on your tablet, smartphone or pc.
My dear friend and incredible musician Kristin Hoffmann has composed a beautiful 'theme song' for The Cosmic Hologram she calls Univer-Soul.
My dear friend, amazing poet and artist Rachel Baird has written an exquisite theme poem for The Cosmic Hologram entitled Universe Rising
This online course is offered on a number of alternative bases both with and without facilitation and accreditation to suit students' needs.
Lite version - to go through at your own pace, without facilitation and accreditation ($50)
Faciliated but not accredited - participation in pods of students with faciltator and opportunities to engage and explore ideas and content with Jude. This version also includes a creative assignment ($250 at B.A. level, $500 at M.A. level
Facilitated and accredited at B.A. or M.A. Level - participation in pods of students with facilitator and opportunities to engage and explore ideas and content with Jude. This version also includes a creative assignment ($300 at B.A. level, $600 at M.A. level)
In October I was fortunate to visit Jeff Mishlove host of New Thinking Allowed in Las Vega, where I very much enjoyed our recording a series of three interviews discussing the themes of The Cosmic Hologram.
Hereis the first - entitled The Cosmic Hologram
Here is the second of three videos exploring the themes of The Cosmic Hologram with Jeff Mishlove, host of New Thinking Allowed.
In this second interview we explore The Universal Patterns of Nature
In the beautiful setting of the SAND Italy conference hosted by my dear friends Maurtizio and Zaya, Joshua and I found time to sit down to explore the nature of reality
On July 19th I had the great pleasure of exploring the cosmic hologram with Tim Freke, author of Soul Story and Richard Cox. Part 1 is here.
Here is Part 2 of my July 19th interview with Tim Freke author of Soul Story and Richard Cox
I recently sat down with my dear friends at Merlian News to answer questions about my new book The Cosmic Hologram and its wholeworld-view of unified reality
I recently enjoyed speaking with host Peter Roth at Energy Stew Radio in two interviews on 30th March and 7th April asking the question; Do you live in the reality of the cosmic hologram? And exploring consciousness and the Cosmos
Recently I had the pleasure of an interview with host Miriam Knight of the New Consciousness radio show discussing the wholeworld-view themes of The Cosmic Hologram and why its message of and evidence for the unified nature of reality is so important for now.
The themes of these exciting and empowering webSalons range from the healing of nations to the emerging science of the cosmic hologram to crop circles and the elemental and devic realms of Gaia. Cost is by donation.