The Story of Gaia: The Big Breath and the Evolutionary Journey of Our Conscious Planet (Paperback)

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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, Jude Currivan, Ph.D., 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 scientific breakthroughs, the author 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,” she 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. She 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.

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. 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.

About the Author


Jude Currivan, Ph.D., is a cosmologist, futurist, planetary healer and previously one of the most senior business women in the UK. She has a master’s degree in physics from Oxford University and a doctorate in archaeology from the University of Reading in the UK. She has traveled extensively, worked with wisdom keepers from many traditions, and is a life-long researcher into the nature of reality. She is the author of 6 books, including The Cosmic Hologram, and is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders circle.

Praise For…


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, and coauthor of t

“Jude Currivan is that rarest and most original of evolutionary pioneers--one that fuses together profound mystical revelation and passion with grounded, wide-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.”
— share it with everyone you know.” Andrew Harvey, coauthor of Radical Regeneration and author o

“Weaving an impressive array of sciences, from cosmology to the latest biology of trees, Currivan creates a compelling new history of the Earth as a single conscious entity whose components result from a grand, holistic design. Ultimately, this highly original story of our home planet signals a new way of being for its human inhabitants--a welcome and necessary message of hope in these challenging times.
— Lynne McTaggart, author of The Field and The Power of Eight

“Jude Currivan’s encyclopedic knowledge of modern quantum-informed science shimmers with her vast, integrated knowledge. Gaia truly comes to life through her masterpiece. Highly recommended!”
— Eben Alexander, M.D., neurosurgeon and author of Proof of Heaven

The Story of Gaia is an amazing book. It tells who we are--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, Ph.D., whole systems theorist, philosopher, author, and founder of the Club of Budapes

“A fascinating new perspective on our cosmic and human evolution.”
— Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade and coauthor of Nurturing Our Humanity

“A breathtaking journey into the ever-increasing intelligence, ingenuity, and creative wisdom of our Universe and the consciousness-actualizing ways in which this becomes manifest and expressed through Gaia and her children and our creative relationships. I highly recommend this masterpiece for discovering the principles, processes, and cosmological architecture that makes life possible and able to thrive.”
— Anneloes Smitsman, Ph.D., LLM, futurist, systems scientist, and coauthor of the Future Humans Trilog

“With this book, Currivan takes her place as a leader in a direction that will be necessary if we are to survive the challenges our species faces on our precious planet.”
— Larry Dossey, M.D., author of One Mind and Space, Time, and Medicine

“Currivan evokes a deeply empathic sense that all that led to and now exists as life on Earth is intrinsically the result of the universally unifying and cohering presence of love. Ultimately, The Story of Gaia is a vast love story that reminds us that we, too, are an inevitable manifestation of this same eternal presence; it should be a foundational educational text for all students everywhere.”
— Marshall Lefferts, author of Cosmometry

“Jude Currivan has written a masterly interdisciplinary odyssey based on a wider range of scientific principles consistent with the emerging consensus on the centrality of mind and consciousness. Within an overarching evolutionary framework, she draws on her extensive and detailed knowledge of cosmology, geology, physics, ecology, biology, and the wisdom traditions to weave a highly accessible narrative about our ‘sentient, dynamic, and co-evolutionary gaiasphere.”
— David Lorimer, PGCE, FRSA, program director of Scientific and Medical Network and editor of Paradigm

“Very rarely a book comes along that profoundly transforms the way we look at the world and our place in it. The Story of Gaia does so and takes us on a journey to truly know ourselves as Gaians.”
— Diane Marie Williams, founder of the Source of Synergy Foundation

“With its copious and expertly elaborated combinations of scientific, cultural, and consciousness data, the book provides a powerful contribution and, in fact, salvational view of both our current location and our most ambitious and evolutionary potential.”
— Kurt Johnson, Ph.D., coauthor of The Coming Interspiritual Age, Fine Lines, and Nabokov’s Blue

The Story of Gaia provides irrefutable evidence of our deep relationship with each other, the Earth, and the Cosmos. This book is indeed a beautiful expression from Gaia herself--through Jude Currivan, her creation--as she seeks to bring us human children back to our senses.”
— Peter Merry, Ph.D., cofounder of Ubiquity University

The Story of Gaia roots us solidly as Gaian creatures who are coming to understand our spiraling cosmic and earthly journey. With this self-knowledge we cannot help but do better by Gaia and thus for ourselves. The future we dream of is ours to co-create!”
— Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., author of EarthDance and Gaia’s Dance and coauthor of A Walk Throug

The Story of Gaia is an eloquent affirmation of our need to change our modern perception of being human. Our ancestors knew that we were a part of--not apart from--our living planet, as do Indigenous people today. This marvelous book tells that story and inspires us to change.”
— John Perkins, author, activist, and cofounder of the Pachamama Alliance

The Story of Gaia lays out the scientific fundamentals of our wholeness in a deeply grounded and beautifully told exposé of our inherent unity. It moves from our Universe’s point of origin through every cosmological step to the present, revealing a holarchic complexity that is the scaffolding of our wholeness and laying the groundwork for unity-based decision-making and action-taking.”
— unity-based decision-making and action-taking.” Joni Carley, D.Min., United Nations ECOSOC con

“Jude Currivan eloquently describes the known science about the history and development of the Universe and our place in it for the layperson. A must-read for the curious explorer wanting to see the big picture view of how humanity arrived where we are today and, vitally, our co-creative potential for conscious evolution.”
— Helané Wahbeh, ND, MCR, director of research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of

“Jude Currivan eloquently brings together extensive scientific knowledge, evolutionary biology, cosmic insight, and embodied wisdom with brilliant attunements and insights before each chapter, leading the reader on a unified path toward greater wholeness. This book will wake the innate genius within us as the ‘microcosmic co-creators’ that we are. It’s a labor of love that will change the world.”
— Julie Krull, Ph.D., president and founder of Good of the Whole, Inc., author, and host of The Dr. Ju

“The beauty of The Story of Gaia highlights the interdependent nature of all things in a web of wholeness. Jude Currivan writes with a deeply held gratitude, wonderment, reverence--and love--for all that came before, all that is, and all that will be, revealing, as she conveys so brilliantly well, that the Universe, too, has a soul.”
— Robert Atkinson, Ph.D., developmental psychologist, author of The Story of Our Time, and coeditor of

The Story of Gaia lays out the pathway for humanity’s reconnection with our Earth as mother, as Gaia, showing us how aligning with Earth opens up deeper understanding of both unity and diversity.”
— Jim Garrison, Ph.D., cofounder and president of Ubiquity University

“A brilliantly epic journey of universal breadth and Earth-based wisdom. A book for the ages. I highly recommend it as a foundational resource to discover our shared destiny.”
— Adam C. Hall, author of Divine Genius, The EarthKeeper, and The Little Book of Genius

The Story of Gaia is our story. Jude Currivan has crafted a captivating narrative that uses cutting-edge modern scientific insights along with ancient wisdom to re-enchant us with the ground of our being: Gaia as a living planet manifesting within consciousness.”
— Daniel Christian Wahl, author of Designing Regenerative Cultures

In The Story of Gaia, Jude Currivan shares with us her aim to serve the voice and wisdom of Gaia. We are invited to recognize with open hearts our citizenship as Gaians.”
— Paul J. Mills, director of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health

“An eloquent and scientific rendering of how planet Earth, our home and the crucible of our human existence, was created and evolved throughout the history of the Universe. Breathtaking in the scope of research and implications for a new understanding of Gaia as a living being, this book unveils the mystery and majesty of our cosmic home in a way that is worthy of Gaia herself.”
— Emanuel Kuntzelman, social entrepreneur, cofounder of Greenheart International, cofounder and presid

“Jude’s voice and Gaia’s story mesmerized me as it weaved in and out of this universal web of emergent meaning and purpose--an alluring, deeply compelling, and inspirational call to re-member our true nature.”
— Steve Farrell, worldwide coordinating director and cofounder of Humanity’s Team

“An evolutionary way-shower, Currivan is embodying the true art of the shaman, who is a storyteller and creative artist par excellence. Through Gaia’s story, she is helping us to re-create our world as well as ourselves. For this, we should be forever grateful.”
— Paul Levy, author of Wetiko

“Jude Currivan has brought together knowledge across an amazing range of specialized subjects to form a coherent whole. This is a remarkable book!”
— Rev. Don MacGregor, PGCE, author of Blue Sky God and The Wisdom Series

“Some books speak to you. This one sings. Currivan reminds us to honor and savor the deep heritage of Earth, appreciate its place in the greater universal scheme, and catch a glimpse of what is still seeking to evolve and unfold through our lives. This compelling and sparkling biography of Earth invites us to become Gaians--to carry the whole of planetary life within us as we in turn are carried and held within the wholeness of Gaia’s embrace.”
— Michael Lindfield, president, board of directors at Meditation Mount

“This book is essential for anyone wanting to deeply understand the miracle of life on Earth.”
— Rev. Deborah Moldow, founder of the Garden of Light and director of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle
Product Details
ISBN: 9781644115312
ISBN-10: 164411531X
Publisher: Inner Traditions
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English