locating a common context. The universe is our greatest teacher. It’s constantly showing us how to live in rhythm and harmony. We can teach ourselves to tune into the energies moving all around us, and to create with them – with the wind, with the fire, with the earth. Everything has a story to tell us, and we can participate in generating a new story, moment by moment. An Inquiry: It would be great to hear a little about your recent project, Journey of the Universe, or anything that stands out to you about our moment in history?
Brian: I’ll tell you a story that just happened two days ago. I got an email that said: “Dear Dr. Swimme, I wrote a book in the 1980s called Journey of the Universe: According to the Quran.” These were two books that happened independent of one another... I thought that was so fantastic. I haven’t read his book yet, but I just sort of loved that. And here’s a sentence I thought was really fantastic, he said: “I read your book, and I appreciate it very much – it’s a book that every educated person can feel affirmed by.” And I thought, that’s what Mary Evelyn Tucker and I had hoped for; that it would be something that would be broadly available no matter a person’s orientation. We now have the opportunity for a new recognition of unity. We live in a time of great divisiveness, and yet we can start to realize that there is this cosmogenesis taking place, and we’re all inside of it.
Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 1