Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Origin of the Orion

In the beginning, there was only the Great Spirit. It was conscious of its own being and this was good. It was free to do as it willed. From this consciousness, it spawned child spirits and they spawn their own children of free will. For them, time and space did not yet exist. They simply were and it was good, but they desired more. The Great Spirit and all its descents converged on a single point and from that point they spawned a new dimension. In this single event, the material universe burst into being. The first elements of matter exploded into being and it was good. There were laws of physics and they were good. There was gravity and it was good. Gravity acted upon the first elements, combining them into clouds then into massive spheres. The laws of physics responded and the first stars appeared. There was light and it was good. The spirits looked to the stars and saw that they were good. The stars would become creators of elements. From the stars, new heavy elements were formed. As the stars aged, they began to expel these heavy elements into space. The heavy elements combined to form smaller bodies of matter and gas. Gravity acted on the elements and planets and moons were formed. On some planets, there were great volcanoes, deep seas and vast windswept deserts. The spirits looked upon these worlds and saw that they were good. One spirit found a small, rocky planet orbiting a bright yellow sun. This planet had an abundance of elements including carbon and oxygen. The spirit began to ponder what it would be like to experience the material universe as a material being. Soon more of the child spirits began to wonder too. Then, in a single moment, the spirits converged upon this world and created the earliest forms of life. Into this life form they created DNA, a type of code that allowed the life form to change and spawn new life. Overtime, with some help from the spirits, the life form changed and more code was added. Eventually the life form no longer needed the aid of the spirits to adapt to a constantly changing world. The life form evolved and spawned new life. After millions of years of evolution, creatures of all shapes and sizes inhabited nearly every nook of the world. Some swam in the oceans, others learned to walk upon the land. Of their own free will, the spirits began to inhabit the life forms and took on the form of a material being. Their spirit essence remained but they considered themselves living, material beings. Eventually, these beings formed complex biological thinking machines within them. They could look upon the stars and experience the wonder of creation with their own eyes. They experienced great joy at the birth of a new life. They also experienced sadness and death. They began to think about the world around them. Soon an age of understanding came to be. After thousands of years of evolution and understanding they became masters of their world, which they called Orion. They looked upon the stars and began to wonder if other planets had similar life…

-The Orion used to tell this story to their children. It was passed down through the ages.

-Disclaimer: This is total fantasy. Take it for what it is.

1 comment:

  1. I'd formed this model as well.
    Instead, these enlightened species could do more living piecefuly and show respect to Nature.