We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
You Are the Universe Audiobook

You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters

Regular Price:$28.00
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world.

What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos.

You Are the Universe literally means what it says: Each of us is a cocreator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself:

  • What came before the big bang?
  • Why does the universe fit together so perfectly?
  • Where did time come from?
  • What is the universe made of?
  • Is the quantum world linked to everyday life?
  • Do we live in a conscious universe?
  • How did life first begin?

"The shift into a new paradigm is happening," the authors write. "The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change." What these two great minds offer is a bold new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.

©2017 Deepak Chopra (P)2017 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Almost 100 years ago the sage Tagore and the scientist Einstein had a brief encounter to discuss the nature of reality. Revisiting their fascinating discourse on how science and spirituality inform each other is long overdue and this new book finally does it! Even if you - like me, prefer Einstein's world, this book will make you marvel at Tagore's beautiful human universe as masterfully uncovered by the authors." (Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy, Harvard University; author of The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet)

"This is not just another popular science book asking who am I? and why am I here?. This important new book addresses today's most important scientific questions regarding our very existence. In the end, we can't help but to be convinced that we live in a participatory universe that we define and synthesize according to the nervous system we enjoy as a species. The result is a riveting and absolutely fascinating literary adventure that will blow your mind wide open!" (Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi, Joseph. P. and Rose F. Kennedy Professor of Neurology; Harvard Medical School vice chair, neurology; director, Genetics and Aging Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital)

"An inspiring and insightful work that points out the sterility and inadequacy of the materialist paradigm that unnecessarily pervades modern science." (Ruth E. Kastner, PhD, author of Understanding Our Unseen Reality: Solving Quantum Riddles)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.7 (71 )
5 star
 (31)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (10)
Overall
3.8 (62 )
5 star
 (26)
4 star
 (16)
3 star
 (7)
2 star
 (5)
1 star
 (8)
Story
4.1 (63 )
5 star
 (35)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (8)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (5)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kindle Customer 02-28-17
    HELPFUL VOTES
    5
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Pretty heavy thinking. interesting stuff."

    This is not your typical novel. It is by one of our greatest mind's today so don't expect a joy ride. This is for deep thinking and requires your undivided attention, but we'll worth the time.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Richard McClelland 03-09-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Add this one to your list of must listens. "

    The book walks the line between spirituality and science to bring awareness of ones self as a participant, creator, observer in the perception of the universe that is found in self. With a good grasp of the science used to describe the physical universe the book attempts to encourage and bring to light the surging trend of consciousness of mind and universe. Through this understanding a new enlightenment of self and reality is hoped to spawn. For those who already have been considering these ideas this book may provide validation of your thoughts as well as help to connect some dots that you may be missing. Definitely one to add to your library.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    John Haines 03-05-17
    John Haines 03-05-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Food for deep thought"

    While I have a very good education in science, physics, chemistry, mathematics and engineering, this brings a whole new dimension to all of those. I'm now going to read/listen again. it will take a while to absorb.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fred Schmidt 02-21-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great discussion. .. lousy conclusion "

    I really enjoyed the discussion of how the laws of physics relate to each other and our perception of the universe. But the authors do not present a compelling case for the universal consciousness.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Fran 02-10-17
    Fran 02-10-17 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    11
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "True tale of the physical and metaphysical cosmos"
    What did you love best about You Are the Universe?

    Understandable yet profound. Thought provoking and thought expanding.


    What other book might you compare You Are the Universe to and why?

    The Field and The Source Field


    What does Kaleo Griffith bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Shines a light on the philosophical, religious, physical and metaphysical implications of the reality of the quantum universe.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    It would need to be a documentary film.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been looking for a book like this for a while now and here it is. It does a great job of shrinking the universe down to the personal while explaining all the scientific realities of the quantum world and the subsequent metaphysics.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Simon Horslen 03-02-17 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "All smoke and mirrors"

    All the tricks of a politician or master evangelical preacher are used to pass a personal impression of reality as fact. Despite constantly saying that evidence is being presented all there is is metaphor and analogy piled on top of misrepresented scientific concepts. The jargon flows so thick and fast that it is hard to focus on the veracity of any one statement before being flown off on complete and logically inconsistent tangents. To dress up the authors theories as science is to my mind the most disingenuous form of pseudoscience, the motivation of which can only be guessed at.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Linda 03-27-17
    Linda 03-27-17 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    20
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Disappointing"

    I kept waiting for it to pull together... it never did, I have read many many Of Dr Chopra's books this one was an oops...I still love you Dr. Chopra

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    THE INSIDER MA 02-16-17
    THE INSIDER MA 02-16-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    6
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "this book is based in mystical and spiritual"

    horrible! horrible! horrible! non factual, based on the opinion of the author that have not based whatsoever. This just shows how incorrectly and misleading the reviews can be. This book should not have four stars!! and should not be in the science and technology category since is not based in facts and studies.

    6 of 12 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lina Lopez 02-22-17
    Lina Lopez 02-22-17 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Dissappointed"

    I love spiritual books but this one I have a hard time understanding. It is more related to science than personal growth. I don't think I took anything out of it

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jim 02-08-17
    Jim 02-08-17 Member Since 2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So Far... Disappointed"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Sorry, I have no idea.


    Has You Are the Universe turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Not at all.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Kaleo Griffith?

    Deepak Chopra.


    Any additional comments?

    I have enjoyed many of Deepak's works from the mid 90's to the early 2000's. He is truly an amazing individual, who has clearly helped many. To be fair, I am only through the Overview in "You are the Universe, but I know I am going to have a tough time listening to the rest and I am not sure when, or if, I will do so. I was surprised and disappointed not to hear Deepak's credible and soothing voice on this audio. Naturally, I have lots of respect for Deepak, but not on this one.

    7 of 20 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.