About Spontaneous Evolution:
Our Positive Future
and a Way to Get There From Here
By Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
and Steve Bhaerman
THE EVOLUTION HAS BEGUN! A NEW WORLD BASED ON LOVE RATHER THAN FEAR IS EMERGING.
AND WE ARE ITS CO-CREATORS.
We’ve all heard stories of people who’ve experienced seemingly miraculous recoveries from illness, but can the same thing happen for our world? According to pioneering biologist Bruce H. Lipton, it’s not only possible, it’s already occurring.
In Spontaneous Evolution, this world-renowned expert in the emerging science of epigenetics reveals how our changing understanding of biology will help us navigate this turbulent period in our planet’s history and how each of us can participate in this global shift.
In collaboration with political philosopher Steve Bhaerman, Dr. Lipton invites readers to reconsider:
· the “unquestionable” pillars of biology, including random evolution, survival of the fittest, and the role of DNA;
· the relationship between mind and matter;
· how our beliefs about nature and human nature shape our politics, culture, and individual lives; and
· how each of us can become planetary “stem cells” supporting the health and growth of our world.
By questioning the old beliefs that got us to where we are today and keep us stuck in the status quo, we can trigger the spontaneous evolution of our species that will usher in a brighter future.
About the Authors
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit and a leading voice in new biology. A cell biologist by training, he taught at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine, and later performed pioneering studies at Stanford University. Author of The Biology of Belief, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Steve Bhaerman is an author, humorist, and political and cultural commentator, who’s been writing and performing enlightening comedy as Swami Beyondananda for over 20 years. A pioneer in alternative education and holistic publications, Steve is active in transpartisan politics and the practical application of Spontaneous Evolution.
What Thought Leaders Are Saying About Spontaneous Evolution
“Spontaneous Evolution is the life-map we’ve all been waiting for! With just the right blend of spiritual humor and rock-solid science, Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman cast a holistic new light on an emerging new civilization. They lead us beyond collapsing economies and religious extremes to show us that such chaos is a natural step in an unfolding process, rather than the tragic end to a broken planet. Once we recognize the big picture, the choices to a better life and a better world become obvious. The guiding role of Spontaneous Evolution is where our teachings of life, history, and civilization should begin. I love this book!” — Gregg Braden, New York Times best-selling author of The Divine Matrix and Fractal Time
“The implications of this powerful book have the potential to change the world.” — Deepak Chopra, New York Times best-selling author of The Third Jesus
“Spontaneous Evolution offers an enlightening view of humanity’s past, and an empowering vision of our ‘mammalian’ destiny. Based on cellular biologist Bruce Lipton’s solid science, informed by Steve Bhaerman’s political insight and wit, this book is a must-read for anyone who seeks to lovingly transform the world, and fulfill her or his most creative and powerful self.” — Marianne Williamson, author of The Age of Miracles
“Spontaneous Evolution is a world-changing book that offers a heartening view of humanity’s destiny. Built on the foundation of the latest discoveries in science, it points us in the direction of functional politics, sustainable economics, and individual responsibility in the context of an interdependent community.” — Thom Hartmann, author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
“This wise and thoughtful book is a powerful antidote for anyone who is pessimistic and depressed about our future and the challenges we face as humans.” — Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Power of Premonitions
“Spontaneous Evolution is a brilliant synthesis of science, evolutionary theory, and spiritual consciousness that provides a unique explanation of our global situation and how we might move forward to repair the world. It charts a path for a global ‘up-wising’ that could save us from planetary disaster, recognizing that both we as individuals and the global economic/political systems in which we operate, must evolve quickly to survive.” — Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor of Tikkun magazine, chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives, and author of The Left Hand of God
“In Spontaneous Evolution the authors redefine our commonly accepted understanding of ‘evolutionary destiny,’ placing the responsibility right where it belongs: within the mindful awareness of every individual. Their presentation of ‘holism’ gives us all reason to be optimistic.” — Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation
“Spontaneous Evolution is an eye-opening, mind-expanding, and paradigm-shifting journey. The alchemy that happens when Bruce Lipton’s cogent articulation of cellular biology and physics joins Steve Bhaerman’s lucid explanations of social, political, and economic science produces a coherent depth of ‘field’ perspective that is both illuminating and inspiring. Bruce and Steve have given us a guidebook for becoming sane in a dysfunctional world.” — Nicki Scully, author of Alchemical Healing
“Spontaneous Evolution is a great book, a vital message, and even more,
it embodies Causal Evolution. By understanding and incorporating its wise revelation of how nature works, we can cause the future we intend. The future that emerges from this Whole New Story is so attractive that I believe it will encourage us to fulfill our true hearts’ desire for more love, more life, more creativity NOW.” — Barbara Marx Hubbard, founder of The Foundation for Conscious Evolution
“An extraordinary and timeless gift to humanity.” — Leonard Laskow M.D., author of Healing with Love
“The future you dream of is as close as your own cells! Spontaneous Evolution is a wonderfully exciting, enlightening, and heartening ride! Read it and know exactly where we stand and how we can thrive.” — Elisabet Sahtouris, Ph.D., evolution biologist, futurist, professor, speaker, and consultant
“From imaginal cells to cellular transformation, Spontaneous Evolution demonstrates the power of thought and intention in manifesting systemic change in both personal and social consciousness. The mix of leading-edge science and social/political awareness renders this book a must-read for all those working to create a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.” — Georgia Kelly, director, Praxis Peace Institute
Read More Amazon reviews and excerpts here:
“A GPS To Send Us to Our Best Future … I wish I could give it six stars”
Review of Spontaneous Evolution
by Judith Simon Prager, author,
Journey to Alternity, co-author The Worst Is Over: What To Say
When Every Moment Counts
Most wake-up calls are negative. Things are falling apart, the center does not hold, and we are thrown into shock, feeling we’ll have to stop the world, look the coming disasters in the eye, and somehow overcome the fight-or-flight knot in our brains that keeps us from acting wisely. Spontaneous Evolution is a call to wake up that feels as if someone has finally turned on a light. It’s a prescription for becoming who we’re supposed to be. It’s all here, biologically, scientifically, historically mapped for us to trace and follow. No, it goes well beyond maps — this is a GPS to send us along to our best future.
In his earlier book, The Biology of Belief, Bruce Lipton wrote: “At every level and every stage of development, there is either love – and with it, growth – or fear, and with it protection and a thwarting of growth.” In training first responders and medical personnel around the world how to speak to help people heal, I often say that the best way to heal is to set a trajectory for it in your mind. Imagine what you want to have happen, not what you don’t.
Spontaneous Evolution shows us a trajectory for healing ourselves and our world. It provides a picture of the direction in which we must go. And because one of the authors is a scientist and the other political activist, its visions are in the same spirit as Einstein’s, who said that, at its best: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
This amazing tome is so comprehensive, it embraces every aspect of life on earth, from the beginnings through Darwin and Newton to our present disastrous financial system. It takes us from the clear-eyed Native American origins of our country to the current corruption of our seeds and food sources. But at all times, the authors keep the “coming attractions” in mind.
And–and I believe this with all my heart–Conscious Evolution shows us that we don’t always have to learn from pain and fear.
That old model, too, can be abandoned for something better.
We can learn from enlightenment. And from the wonderful examples in nature, from the way single cells figured out how to become us… and the we, we are to become. The model Lipton and Bhaerman offer, instructs us that it was cells WORKING TOGETHER to increase the size of their membranes that increased their consciousness. That was the brilliant secret. They quote the assertion of American biologist Lynn Margulis that “Life did not take over the globe by combat, but by networking,” and this model leads to the idea that we are all cells in this humanifest destiny and there would be no sense in the liver attacking the kidney. As wise beings have said all along, it is love that will save us.
This a book about everything. Fractal geometry and world peace. How it all came to be and what it all can become. It is the one book you need now and into the vast, potential future that we are all creating.
There is so much in this book to love, and even the most complicated arguments are delightfully, captivatingly delivered. I wish I could give it six stars.
It is a well-organized smorgasbord of riches building to a conclusion that makes this planetary journey of ours both comprehensible and, if we follow it’s wisdom, altogether beautiful and brilliant … and promising. Let it turn on that light in your mind!
Excerpts from Amazon Reviews:
“This is an inspiring book that gives great evidence that we are truly on the verge of a great shift in consciousness–but unlike many books this is not based on wishful thinking or ‘New Age fluff,’ but rather historical and scientific evidence.”
“Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman have created a beautiful guide for predicting what our planet’s near future will be. The very upbeat, funny, thoughtful and challenging text is exactly what humanity needs at this time in our history.”
“Spontaneous Evolution is clearly one of the most important books written in the last 100 years.”
“The message of Spontaneous Evolution is delivered in a remarkable fashion, with Bhaerman’s humor tempering Lipton’s scientific precision. The book is an enjoyable, thought-provoking read. Don’t miss this one.”
“… one of the most brilliant and mind-shaking, paradigm-shifting books I have ever read. This is a pivotal book for the very survival of the human species; an absolute must-read for every human on this planet!”
“[The book’s] insights are revolutionary in scope and deeply transforming … this is one of the more important books of our time.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed Spontaneous Evolution! Visionary, deeply thought provoking and superbly crafted. A MUST READ for anyone on a journey of personal growth and evolution.”
“I find myself thinking about, and discussing this book constantly and have been reconnected spiritually – with context. The structure of the book is brilliant, zooming in and out of cell-biology, fractal geometry, human history, political science and more, but they are all joined together to form a rich foundation for a positive future. I certainly got a lot out of this book and have learned much by reading it.”
“The historical and motivational background for the spiritual, religious, scientific, political, capitalistic, and technological evolution of our world…and the potential for a positive future is extraordinarily presented. Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman have presented one of the very best books I have ever read and I HIGHLY recommend this work.”
“I thought I knew most of the information presented in this book, but the authors’ extensive research added immensely to my knowledge of historical influences and epigenetics in a most enlightening way. This book helps to empower the individual to change the situation NOW, and to follow through. The book is quite upbeat for such a serious subject and there is definitely some humor in it. Included is a great list of resources and suggestions as an aid for following up with helpful intentions. This was a good matching of co-authors. Kudos to them both!”
“Spontaneous Evolution is an amazing compendium of knowledge, new-edge science, and wisdom.”
“Simply great. Best read ever. This is a fantastic book … informative and very well written on a level that anyone can understand.”
“Superb! The best review of how things “work” I have ever read. It is written like a college textbook but has the readability of a novel. I absolutely loved it.”