The Story of the Noosphere


Pages: 208

Binding: Hardcover

The Story of the Noosphere

By: Brian Thomas Swimme
  • $28.00


The Story of the Noosphere is the latest edition of Brian Thomas Swimme’s cosmological work. Together with philosopher Monica DeRaspe-Bolles, Swimme explores heredity, tools, reflective consciousness, communication, population, trade, cerebralization, and convergence across four eras of human history. Based on contemporary science and empirical data, the book challenges readers to move past Modernity’s overemphasis on rationality and embrace the dynamism of imagination and reflection, into the noospheric era—the unification of humanity. The book has an accompanying YouTube series.

Brian Thomas Swimme is Director of the Third Story of the Universe at Human Energy, a public benefit non-profit that focuses on scientific and interdisciplinary research on the future of human collective consciousness. Swimme did his doctoral work in gravitational dynamics at the University of Oregon and is author, with Mary Evelyn Tucker, of Journey of the Universe, book and film, (

Monica DeRaspe-Bolles is a doctoral student at the California Institute of Integral Studies and a consultant for the Human Energy Project in Orinda, California. Together with Devin O'Dea and Brian Thomas Swimme, she created the popular YouTube video series, "Story of the Noosphere" (

This book has an accompanying YouTube series.

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