The New Universe Evolutionary Worldview is being adopted by individuals, groups and organizations at an ever increasing pace. The reason is simple. The Universe Evolutionary Worldview conveys many tremendous survival and sustainable success advantages on all who use it.
The following lists will lay out a few of the many authors and thinkers behind the expansion of the New Universe Worldview. Some of the aspects and perspectives of the New Universe Worldview have also been previously known as the Great Story, The Evolutionary Epic, The Big History, The Science Creation Myth and the Universe Story.
The Leading Contemporary Universe Evolutionary Worldview and/or Progressive Evolution Authors:
Here are the most current new books, materials and authors helping to define, expand and disseminate the New Universe Worldview and its progressive evolution perspectives:
1.) View from the Center of the Universe by Joel Primack and Nancy Abrams. (The books View from the Center of the Universe Along with The Universe Story by Brian Swimme (just below,) constitute one of the most accurate and complete statements of the common and shared cosmology and new genesis story currently held within the New Universe Worldview. These two books are essential initial must reads to grasp the scope of the new Universe Worldview.)
2.) The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era--A Celebration of the Unfolding of the Cosmos by Brian Swimme. (It is the Genesis Story that we use in our organization.)
3.) Evolution's Arrow: The Direction of Evolution and the Future of Humanity, by John Stewart. (This also is an essential New Universe Worldview read summarizing the key elements of progressive evolution.)
4.) Thank God for Evolution! How the Marriage of Science and Religion Will Transform Your Life and Our World by Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow. (If you have a Judeo-Christian background this is easy fast read that will provide many of the New Universe Worldview perspectives.)
5.) The New Universe Principles, by Lawrence Wollersheim (See both Parts 1 and Part 2 of the New Universe Principles as well as the key links on those pages. The New Universe Principles are a statement of the values and ethical guidelines found within universe progressive evolution.)
6.) The Evolutionary Epic, Science's Story and Humanity's Response, by Russell Genet, Brian Swimme, Linda Palmer and Linda Gibler. (A great series of essays exploring various aspects of progressive evolution and the perspectives held within the New Universe Worldview.)
7.) Maps of Time, An Introduction to Big History by David Christian (and his CD lecture series called Big History. This book and the CDs provide a multi-disciplinary look at all of the universe's evolution including all human history. This work is finally being taught in progressive universities around the world).
8.) Integral Consciousness and the Future of Evolution, Steve Mcintosh. (Good look at the evolution of human consciousness through history.)
9.) Conscious Evolution: Examining humanity's next step, Barbara Marx Hubbard.
10.) A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber. (The evolution of the Universe for individuals coming from or appreciating an integral perspective.)
11.) Connie Barlow for her work on the Great Story Materials.
12. ) There are many teachers and professors bringing the perspectives and scope of the New Universe Worldview into their courses a few of them are Loyal Rue, Ursula Goodenough, Craig Benjamin, Todd Duncan and Eric Chaaisson to name but a few.
13.) Evolutionaries, Carter Phillips. A great and well written history of the evolutionary movement heavy on the philosophy and spiritual aspects, but weaker on evolutionary science and cosmology of the evolutionary universe.
14.) Lawrence Wollersheim for their work on this Universe Spirit website, the Universe College the Unissance social network and at the soon to be opened Universe Institute and Universe Academy.
The Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Progressive Evolution Earlier Thinkers and Authors
Here are the older books and authors that helped to define, expand and disseminate the original parts and perspectives of the New Universe Worldview and progressive evolution:
1.) The Self-Organizing Universe: Scientific and Human Implications of the Emerging Paradigm of Evolution, Erich Janstch. (Lots of deep advanced science on progressive evolution.)
2.) Design for Evolution: Self-Organization and Planning in the Life of Human Systems, Erich Janstch.
3.) The Future of Man, Teilhard de Chardin. (This was one of his many books on aspects of progressive evolution. He is considered one of the founding founders of the New Universe Worldview.)
4.) Process Theology, David Ray Griffin and John B. Cobb. (The Christian focused marriage of science and spirituality and progressive evolution.)
5.) The Great Work, Our Way into the Future by Thomas Berry. (Progressive evolution and the future sustainability of our planet. Thomas Berry was one of the earliest advocates of many of the perspectives of the New Universe Worldview.)
6.) The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo, (He was an Oxford Scholar who discusses the progressive evolution of life and spirit in the universe. He is also considered one of the founding sources of some of the perspectives of the the New Universe Worldview in the areas of spirit and consciousness.)
New Books Coming out Soon on the Perspectives of the Universe Evolutionary Worldview and Progressive Evolution
There are currently 3-4 new books close to release about aspects of the New Universe Worldview and progressive evolution. One of those books is The Universe Manifesto, How the New Universe Worldview Re-Aligns Everything, by Lawrence Wollersheim.
(Please note: The list of Universe Evolutionary Worldview authors and leaders above is not intended to be a complete list and if we have inadvertently missed anyone who also should be on this list please let us know.)
"The New Universe Worldview is so timely, empowering and monumental in its scope it will eventually re-align everything we now know to its transcending new perspectives. It is just the unifying and centering new worldview that we urgently need to resolve our biggest planetary challenges and, it is appearing precisely when it's needed most!" Lawrence Wollersheim