Stories tell us where we are in life. Our religious traditions drafted their inspiration according to the science and values of their time. Inevitably, those stories reflect both peasant values and extravagant hierarchies. Stories in our time can free us from this Bronze Age culture. Back Stories presents coherent stories fit for our time that are compatible with deep religious spirituality.
This book presents a systemic and revolutionary vision of evolution from the Big Bang. The stuff of the Universe, all its energies, atoms, bodies, and wisdom is the stuff of the Big Bang after its eruption. This immanence is the energy of evolution and of transcendence from below. It would seem that the original Singularity erupted to let its indeterminate energies fend for themselves and self-organize in the primal chaos.
When we were born, we knew the world through a kind of collective-erotic sensing. We were very much “not-two” with the Big Bang. When we discovered language, we created a conscious distance between us and the universe. We became autonomous agents, but we remained physically one with the Big Bang; we were “not two/not one” with it
As conscious subjects armed with language, we have access through our bodies to the self-organizing energies and wisdom of the Universe. We can tap that wisdom and use that energy to fulfill our destiny.