CSC 601:

The Purposeful Universe

Instructor: Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D.

3 Credits - $299


In this course the students will learn about the Tree of Life Theory. With elements of Mayan cosmology such as the Tree of Life and its calendar, as its backbone this course present a new model for how the different levels of the universe are organized and evolve in synchrony. The course takes its beginning in the recent discovery (2004) of a central axis of the universe that is identified as the Tree of Life of ancient mythology, the creative source of the universe. Evolution, and especially biological evolution, is then understood as resulting from shifting quantum states in this Tree of Life, which are the driving events behind the purposeful universe giving it its direction. The evolution of consciousness is then regarded as a relationship to the Tree of Life and the many far-reaching consequences for instance for medicine and sacred geometry that this theory has will be discussed. With this theory the mythology of the ancients is unified in a meaningful way with the findings of modern science.



  • The Purposeful Universe by Carl Johan Calleman (Bear and Co, 2009)
  • The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot (Harper Perennial)

Both books are available to purchase at

Course Objectives:

Students will learn about:

  • How biological organisms and human beings in particular are created in the image of the cosmos and the Tree of Life.
  • The origin of DNA sequences
  • The Tree of Life both as a metaphysical and a physical phenomenon.
  • Different theories of biological evolution
  • The cellular Tree of Life and its relationship to Sacred Geometry and Health.


  • Students will take a 10-question objective quiz for each audio lecture.
  • Students complete assignments covering topics from the lectures and discussions of book chapters. 


Carl Johan Calleman, Ph.D

I was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1950 and my scholarly career is now beginning on its third phase. The first phase was training and practice as a professional scientist in the years 1974-93. I got my PhD in Physical Biology under the mentorship of a member of the Nobel committees exposing me to a high level of international science. Later, as a Senior Researcher at the University of Washington I have written a number of extensively quoted articles in the scientific literature in the fields of Environmental Science, Chemistry and Cancer Research.

The second phase, which began in 1993, has been dedicated to understanding the ancient Mayan calendar and its underlying mechanisms and making this understandable to modern people. A trip to Mexico and Guatemala in 1979 as a backpacker had alerted me to the potential value of the ways of thinking of the ancient Native peoples and had me hooked ever since. The mystery of a calendar that was not based on astronomy stayed with me as I had a sense that it could be an inroad to some of the most fundamental problems of the human existence. Later, as I dedicated myself to this calendar system full time, I have written four books based on this to explore its consequences for consciousness shifts and biological evolution. I have also collaborated with current-day Mayan elders and helped them get their messages across to the world.

Now in 2014 I am in the fortunate position to be able to draw from both of these phases in my background and am starting an entirely original exploration into the human mind and how this influences and dominates humankind, at least at the present time. While my biological background allows me to see some way in which the brain plays a role for the mind, my background with the Mayan calendar also tells me that the mind cannot have its origin in the brain. The Mayan calendar therefore is an absolutely necessary component in any attempt to understand what the mind is and its origin and it is from this that we can understand shifts in consciousness, temporary and long lasting. At the same time I believe that a true paradigm shift can only come out of a rigorous practice of the scientific method upon empirical evidence. Hopefully such work will contribute to free up the human soul to its true spiritual destiny.

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