Creation Myths( BOOKLET)

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COSMYTHOLOGY


COSMYTHOLOGY

THE CREATION OF OUR UNIVERSE


INTRODUCTION

The evocative mystical essence and beauty that

the creation myths contain has been watered down

by the analytical and data based deconstruction

done by science of the creation process This

project is a visual narrative in the form of a series

of illustrations bound together in an accordion fold

book and is based on an interpretive mythification

of the Big Bang theory.


In the beginning there was darkness. Nothing existed but

a floating Spirit. After having wandered in the endless

expanse for a long period the Spirit tried speeding time

to see if the future held something. The Spirit did so by

placing its palms in front of each other and rotated them in

opposite directions. A hot ball of fire, burning and spinning

extremely fast, ignited in its palms. The space between

started heating up and a rapid burst of energy shook it awake

from a deep state of meditation. Darkness permeated, yet

again. However, a bright light illuminated its chest and an

immense ripple of heat expanded through its form. Burning

and trickling through in a luminous yellow wave, the heat

slowly materialized and transformed the spirit’s amorphous

form into a feminine humanlike figure. As she transformed

further, everything that was contained within her , began dematerializing

and started burning off layers of skin, making

her clench and curl up in pain.

The heat and pain slowly dwindled into the darkness. She

observed her new skin and form for the first time. A strange

murky colour began engulfing her arms, legs and devoured

her entire body. She touched a spot gently and saw the odd

colour submerge under a mesmerizing yellow glow. Her

hands flowed and brushed onto every part of her body until

the murkiness subsided, leaving her glowing with energy.

At last, everything seemed at rest but a slight pulsating

sensation started magnifying in the centre of her face. She

instinctively rubbed her face and felt the motion give rise to

a pair of eyes, a nose, two ears and a mouth supported by a

set of lips. The tingling trickled its way to the top of her head

and transformed into fast growing strands of hair that, in

seconds, flooded the darkness.

As she floated through the enthralling galactic strands of

hair, she realized that there were changes still taking place

within them. She swam in the chaotic mess of her galactic

hair and zoomed in to find round fiery objects colliding with

each other. The fireballs reminded her of the big explosion

which gave her the new form. She wondered if there

were smaller versions of her being created in these fiery

round objects and observed them from a more zoomed in

perspective. What she was staring at was the sun and two

small molten balls of fire. One of them was approaching the

other at a great speed. The collision resulted in the formation

of a scorching hot raw Earth and the residue gave birth to the

moon. She was now certain that her miniature version would

be inside the planet Earth as she was also created from the

collision of her spirit self and the ball of fire.

As she picked up the Earth, it blazed and burnt her hands

making her eyes water. Big drops of tears escaped her eyes

and fell straight into the earth creating pools of water. Her

fingers started throbbing. She blew on them and the cool

wind crossed over towards the earth. The earth began to spin,

the moon shifted closer creating huge tides and a mega storm

broke out and started cooling the Earth.

The bright hot orange was now replaced with calm and

soothing shades of blue. She leaned closer and looked at it

suspiciously. Surely enough, hot orange liquid spewed up

from underneath the water, gulping it down and creating

small floating islands. To prevent the Earth catching fire

again, she blew on it until it became a frozen ball of ice.

Earth was now bearable and resembled a beautiful round

marble. She picked it up and looked within it but couldn’t

see past all the ice. So, she rubbed it until all the ice melted

and a naked earth was revealed. Finally being able to see

its contents, she enthusiastically looked within for a being

similar to her but there was nothing except vast oceans and

pieces of land. Her heart sank. Disappointed, she placed it

back where it belonged and let out a long sigh. Breath! The

difference between her spirit and her new form was that now

she had breath! She inhaled deeply, caught it in her palms

and poured it into the earth. Her breath seeped through the

ocean and small green plants started sprouting up. In an

ocean full of her breath, small green plants rose and swayed

along with the waves but that was not all. An intriguing

creature, breathing and moving, crawled amidst them. Life on

earth had finally begun to blossom.


Nothing existed but a floating Spirit.

The Higgs Field was the only thing that

existed before the Big Bang explosion.

In the beginning there was darkness.

After having wandered in the endless expanse

for a long period the Spirit tried speeding time

to see if the future held something.


The Spirit did so by placing its palms in

front of each other and rotated them

in opposite directions. A hot ball of fire,

burning and spinning extremely fast,

ignited in its palms.

The space between started heating up and a

rapid burst of energy shook it awake from a

deep state of meditation.

A sudden unknown surge of energy had

resulted in the big bang


Darkness permeated, yet again.


Burning and trickling through in a luminous

yellow wave, the heat slowly materialized

and transformed the spirit’s amorphous

form into a feminine humanlike figure.

(When particles interacted with the Higgs

Field, they obtained mass. The more the

interaction, the higher the mass. Similarly,

the Spirit began gaining mass when the

light entered its chest.)

However, a bright light illuminated its chest

and an immense ripple of heat expanded

through its form.

(The explosion contained numerous

particles that began interacting with each

other and the Higgs Field.)

As she transformed further, everything

that was contained within her , began dematerializing

and started burning off layers of

skin, making her clench and curl up in pain.

Matter was created and so was antimatter.

Both started colliding and

destroying each other. The Spirit’s form

had started pealing and scarring due to

this collision. At the end a slight luck

played its role and matter triumphed.


She touched a spot gently and saw the odd

colour submerge under a mesmerizing yellow

glow. Her hands flowed and brushed onto every

part of her body until the murkiness subsided,

leaving her glowing with energy.

Due to the instability of the new nuclei and their collision,

a dense opaque plasma of protons, neutrons and electrons

was formed. Finally, electrons were able to combine with

the nuclei and the absorption of free electrons caused the

universe to become brighter and clearer.

The heat and pain slowly dwindled into the

darkness. She observed her new skin and

form for the first time. A strange murky

colour began engulfing her arms, legs and

devoured her entire body.

Particles began combining. Quarks

combined to form Protons and

neutrons, Protons and Neutrons

combined to form Atoms.

At last, everything seemed at rest but

a slight pulsating sensation started

magnifying in the centre of her face.

Stars were the next pieces in the

cosmic puzzle. Atoms heavier

than helium and hydrogen such as

Carbon, magnesium, oxygen etc,

were created in the heart of stars.


She instinctively rubbed her face and felt

the motion give rise to a pair of eyes, a nose,

two ears and a mouth supported by a set

of lips. The tingling trickled its way to the

top of her head and transformed into fast

growing strands of hair that, in seconds,

flooded the darkness.

As she floated through the enthralling

galactic strands of hair, she realized that

there were changes still taking place within

them. She swam in the chaotic mess of her

galactic hair and zoomed in to find round

fiery objects colliding with each other.

The spirit’s featured developed out of these

stars. These stars clumped together to form

galaxies or in this creation myth, the hair.


The collision resulted in the formation of a

scorching hot raw Earth and the residue gave

birth to the moon. She was now certain that

her miniature version would be inside the

planet Earth as she was also created from the

collision of her spirit self and the ball of fire.

The fireballs reminded her of the big

explosion which gave her the new form. She

wondered if there were smaller versions

of her being created in these fiery round

objects and observed them from a more

zoomed in perspective. What she was

staring at was the sun and two small molten

balls of fire. One of them was approaching

the other at a great speed.

As she picked up the Earth, it blazed and burnt

her hands making her eyes water. Big drops of

tears escaped her eyes and fell straight into the

earth creating pools of water.

Meteorites carried within them tiny

crystals of water that created oceans

on the earth’s hot surface.


The earth began to spin, the moon shifted

closer creating huge tides and a mega storm

broke out and started cooling the Earth.

A mega storm whipped up by the

planet’s rapid rotation and the moon’s

overwhelming gravity and its proximity

resulted in huge tides

Her fingers started throbbing. She blew

on them and the cool wind crossed over

towards the earth.

The bright hot orange was now replaced

with calm and soothing shades of blue.

After the storm, the earth cooled down

just enough to form the crust. However

its surface was still volatile and the crust

started heating up.


Surely enough, hot orange liquid spewed

up from underneath the water, gulping it

down and creating small floating islands. To

prevent the Earth catching fire again, she

blew on it until it became a frozen ball of ice.

Molten rocks tore through the earth’s

crust and the lava cooled to form

volcanic islands.

She leaned closer and looked at it

suspiciously.

Earth was now bearable and resembled a

beautiful round marble. She picked it up

and looked within it but couldn’t see past

all the ice. So, she rubbed it until all the ice

melted and a naked earth was revealed.

Volcanic eruptions overtime release Carbon

dioxide which mixed with water to make acid

rain which got absorbed by the rocks along with

the carbon dioxide. Temperature plummets to

negative degrees and earth experiences the

coldest ice age to have ever gripped the planet.


Her heart sank. Disappointed, she placed it back

where it belonged and let out a long sigh.

Finally being able to see its contents, she

enthusiastically looked within for a being

similar to her but there was nothing except

vast oceans and pieces of land.

Breath! The difference between her

spirit and her new form was that now

she had breath!

Earlier on the rocks had absorbed

the Carbon dioxide but were now

covered in ice, thus it started filling

the atmosphere and trapped the sun’s

warmth resulting in the melting of ice.

Revealing huge oceans and islands.


Her breath seeped through the ocean and

small green plants started sprouting up.

In an ocean full of her breath, small green

plants rose and swayed along with the

waves but that was not all.

She inhaled deeply, caught it in her palms

and poured it into the earth.

An intriguing creature, breathing and

moving, crawled amidst them. Life on earth

had finally begun to blossom.

While the planet was frozen, the sun’s UV

rays reacted with water molecules in the

ice to produce a chemical rich in oxygen

called Hydrogen Peroxide. In an ocean full of

oxygen, primitive bacteria evolved giving rise

to plants and living organisms.


In the beginning there was darkness.


The Higgs Field was the only thing that existed before the Big Bang explosion.


Nothing existed but a floating Spirit.


After having wandered in the endless expanse

for a long period the Spirit tried speeding time

to see if the future held something.


The Spirit did so by placing its palms in front of

each other and rotated them in opposite directions.

A hot ball of fire, burning and spinning extremely

fast, ignited in its palms. The space between started

heating up and a rapid burst of energy shook it

awake from a deep state of meditation.


A sudden unknown surge of energy had resulted in the big bang


Darkness permeated, yet again.


However, a bright light illuminated its chest

and an immense ripple of heat expanded

through its form. Burning and trickling

through in a luminous yellow wave, the

heat slowly materialized and transformed

the spirit’s amorphous form into a feminine

humanlike figure.


The explosion contained numerous particles that began interacting with each other and the Higgs Field.


When particles interacted with the Higgs Field, they obtained mass.

The more the interaction, the higher the mass. Similarly, the Spirit began gaining mass when the light entered its chest.


Matter was created and so was anti-matter. Both started colliding and destroying each other.

The Spirit’s form had started pealing and scarring due to this collision. At the end a slight luck played its role and matter triumphed.


As she transformed further, everything

that was contained within her , began dematerializing

and started burning off layers of

skin, making her clench and curl up in pain.


The heat and pain slowly dwindled into the

darkness. She observed her new skin and form

for the first time. A strange murky colour began

engulfing her arms, legs and devoured her entire

body. She touched a spot gently and saw the odd

colour submerge under a mesmerizing yellow

glow. Her hands flowed and brushed onto every

part of her body until the murkiness subsided,

leaving her glowing with energy.


Particles began combining. Quarks combined to form Protons and Neutrons, Protons and Neutrons combined to form Atoms.


Due to the instability of the new nuclei and their collision, a dense opaque plasma of protons, neutrons and electrons was formed.

Finally, electrons were able to combine with the nuclei and the absorption of free electrons caused the universe to become brighter and clearer.

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