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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Bear & Company (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591431042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591431046
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #364,303 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Between the simplicity of religion and the absurdity of an empty randomness, Carl Johan Calleman here proposes to us a brilliant but plausible third way: The Tree of Life. Here we have finally a modern theory of the origin and evolution of life that unifies the most recent discoveries of science with ancient wisdom. Without ever imposing God on us, this great book brings agnostics like myself to face the evidence.” (Jean-Claude Perez, Ph.D., author of Codex Biogenesis: les 13 codes de I’AND [The 13 Codes of D)

"Inherent in Dr. Calleman's unified theory of physical and biological evolution is the notion that, contrary to the scientific norm, the universe does have purpose, direction, and meaning and is imbued with beauty and intelligence. . . . This is biology with soul." (Nexus New Times Magazine, Vol. 17, No.2, Feb/Mar 2010)

"Together with Dr. Calleman's two previous books on the Mayan Calendar, this book is for me like the last piece of the puzzle. I think I have been waiting for this book since I was a child gazing at the stars, wondering." (Bente Brunvoll, March 2010)

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NEW AGE / SCIENCE

“Between the simplicity of religion and the absurdity of an empty randomness, Carl Johan Calleman here proposes to us a brilliant but plausible third way: The Tree of Life. Here we have finally a modern theory of the origin and evolution of life that unifies the most recent discoveries of science with ancient wisdom. Without ever imposing God on us, this great book brings agnostics like myself to face the evidence.”
--Jean-Claude Perez, Ph.D., author of Codex Biogenesis: les 13 codes de I’AND [The 13 Codes of DNA]

Using recent findings within cosmology, coupled with his broad understanding of the Mayan calendar, biologist Carl Johan Calleman offers a revolutionary and fully developed alternative to Darwin’s theory of biological evolution--and the theory of randomness that holds sway over modern science. He shows how the recently discovered central axis of the universe correlates with the Tree of Life of the ancients. This provides an entirely new context for physics in general and especially for the origin and evolution of life and suggests that we look upon ourselves as part of a hierarchy of systems that are all interrelated and evolve in a synchronized way.

Calleman’s research demonstrates that life did not just accidentally “pop up” on our planet, but that Earth was a place specifically tagged for this. He demonstrates how the Mayan calendar describes different quantum states of the Tree of Life and presents a new explanation for the origin and evolution of consciousness. Calleman uses his scientific background in biology and cosmology to show that the idea of the Purposeful Universe is real. He explains not only how DNA but also entire organisms have emerged in the image of the Tree of Life, a theory that has wide-ranging consequences not only for medicine but also for the origin of sacred geometry and the human soul. With this new theory of biological evolution the divide between science and religion disappears.

CARL JOHAN CALLEMAN holds a Ph.D. in physical biology from the University of Stockholm. He has been a senior researcher at the University of Washington and has served as a cancer expert for the World Health Organization. He is also a leading expert on the Mayan calendar and is the author of The Mayan Calendar and the Transformation of Consciousness and The Mayan Calendar. He lives in Seattle.

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Carl Johan Calleman was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1950. While as young
his main interest was in the humanities and history the first phase of his scientific career was training and practice as a natural scientist in the years 1974-93. He got his Ph.D in Physical Biology under the mentorship of a member of the Nobel Committees and have later also written a number of widely cited articles especially in the fields of Environmental Science, Chemistry and Cancer Research. He was invited to lecture among many other places at the MIT, Cornell, the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine and the WHO.

During a backpacking trip to Mexico and Guatemala in 1979 he however became aware of the enormous hidden potential of the Mayan calendar for helping us understand the meaning of the human existence. This insight led to the second phase of his research career, which has been dedicated to understanding the Mayan calendar. It has included writing books on topics ranging from consciousness shifts to a new theory about biological evolution. He has helped the modern-day Mayan elders bring their message to the world. His three books on the topic have been translated to a total of fourteen languages and he has held courses and lectures in some twenty different countries.

The launching of The Paradigm Shift Trilogy in 2014, with The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization, draws on the experiences from both of the previous phases. This trilogy explores various aspects of the relationship between brain and mind and how this is related to the rise of the early civilizations of our planet. He is convinced that rigorous science is needed to bring about a paradigm shift, which allows humanity to live up to its spiritual destiny.
Visit Carl Calleman at www.calleman.com

Customer Reviews

A most interesting & fascinating book.
Tom Schoenhofer
Dr. Calleman's previous book shows us that the 6th night of each mayan calendar has brought destruction of something which has laid the foundation for the 7th day.
Fred
Dr. Calleman essentially proves the idea of evolution by intelligent design.
Loren S. Wilder

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51 of 55 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 8, 2009
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As an avid student of Mayan cosmology over the past few years, I have devoured the works of Calleman, among others. Everything I have read, up until The Purposeful Universe, has left me with a number of questions. Those questions have now been answered by Dr. Calleman in this very important work. I am a metaphysician, rather than a scientist, but Dr. Calleman's explanations have clarified much about phsyics and biology for me, even if I had to work pretty hard to understand it all! So many nuggets of truth are contained within these pages and, for me, they have served to fuel the glowing embers of hope I hold for humanity and the future. I have understood for some time that we are here courtesy of a Cosmic plan; with the information in The Purposeful Universe, I now have an understanding of the mechanics behind the plan, an understanding that is soothing to the secular part of my being that I just don't seem able to shake loose! This is a MUST READ for anyone seeking an explanation of Creation that is, nonetheless, firmly rooted in science.
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56 of 62 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Giove on October 31, 2009
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Here is a seminal work that comes at the most critical time in human history. Profound enough is the notion that our existence, in fact all of life, is not an accident. Yet Dr Calleman goes further and lays down compelling scientific evidence that the universe itself is on purpose, a purpose revealed in the origin and structure of the universe and in the operation our very cells. Purposeful Universe tells the story of this purpose juxtaposed on the Mayan Calendar and ends with a startling conclusion that is sure to stimulate controversy. Dr Calleman offers deep biology, cosmology and sacred geometry in a wonderful scientific articulation. This is not a casual read; it is a deeply contemplative study, thoroughly researched and exquisitely written. Be prepared for a journey that points to our origins, not just in the mists of time, but into the core of our present being where the Creative Principle mirrors its purpose in a sacred dance within us every moment of our lives.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Fred on January 3, 2010
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Dr. Calleman's previous book shows us that the 6th night of each mayan calendar has brought destruction of something which has laid the foundation for the 7th day. In these last 10 years which he calls the galactic underworld, we have seen a dominance of fear and a loss of personal freedoms. We have seen both a growing sense of randomness and big loss of control in our lives. It looks like our corrupt financial and obese medical system are about to self destruct. The consciousness of humanity is shifting. I spent a great deal of time wondering what will be destroyed to bring about the new in the upcoming 7th day (starting November '10) , and I came to realize that our belief in what might be called scientific materialism is what is likely to be destroyed to pave the way for a more holistic way of being, thinking, and relating.

The Purposeful Universe, if one really reads it, effectively destroys the darwinistic belief in random coincidence in our lives. The idea that humanity on earth is a freak of nature is no longer viable. That survival of the fittest is the law of the land is now seen to be a figment of our imagination created by our faith in a wayward mechanistic theory called Darwinism.

This brilliant book is the seed that destroys the dominance of darwinism and opens the door for a new world of purposefulness and optimism. Read and share this book and you will change the world.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By John R. Jensen on December 5, 2009
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I don't normally write reviews but this book was so extraordinary that I feel compelled to do so. I will not summarize his theory, as other reviewers have covered this adequately. Suffice to say that Dr. Calleman combines ancient wisdom with quantum physics and his extensive knowledge of biology to synthesize a theory that will exemplify the zeitgeist of the 21st century.

Like the author I am a former biologist who grew frustrated working within the narrow confines of what is deemed worthy of study by the cult of atheistic Darwinism that currently dominates science. Ironically, biologists employ rational empiricism less than the typical 'man on the street', so I don't imagine that this theory will be accepted by the entrenched interests of mainstream biology. Nevertheless, it is a fact that, as the author quotes Stephen Hawking: "If ... we were to discover such a complete theory, its general principles should be so simple as to be understood by everyone, not just a few scientists." Dr. Calleman has achieved just that - a complete theory of the origin and evolution of life.

This work is a momentous achievement and a beautiful gift to all of humanity. Drop whatever it is you are doing and READ THIS BOOK!
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62 of 76 people found the following review helpful By GreggM on December 6, 2009
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Books that address the divide between science and spirituality intrigue me, so this seemed one to read. Further, the Mayan calendar on which Calleman bases his theory has an almost a mass appeal nowadays.

After reading the book from cover to cover, however, I still don't understand why he saw fit to trash the theory of natural selection in order to bolster his own. Unfortunately, he lifted criticisms of natural selection from sources supportive of intelligent design and creationism. Despite numerous possible observations that could prove evolution not true, no smoking gun has been found in more than 150 years of study. Despite what the creationists say, we continue to find instead vestigial organs, dead genes, missing links, half-wings, primitive eye spots and so on that not only address some of the assertions to the contrary, but beg the question of why a poof tada creator would be so careless. However, Calleman's prime objection with evolution is its purported randomness. Processes like natural selection, facilitated variation, mutation increases with environmental threat, and sexual selection are not random at all. To argue that they are simply says that you do not understand how these processes work.

Calleman also asserts that the human is at the "top" of evolution, essentially saying we are the most evolved things that are possible ("Who seriously thinks that a new, more intelligent species would evolve from us and outcompete us on the planet?"). We already have solid evidence that the human genome contains significant evolutionary changes within the past 10,000 years alone. And what about the possibility of silicone-based life arising?
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