Chapter One, Verse One


In the time before time, there was nothing, and there was everything.
The stuff of all creation was present, but lacked form or definition.
It churned and frothed into itself until, at long last, something settled.
Out of the nothing-everything came Black and White, the first gods.

Black was the male of the two, a hard and penetrating force.
His presence gave definition to all the light in the nothing-everything.
With him it gained lines and firm shape, set apart and separated.
He was order and darkness and fact, and he hungered for reason.

White was the female of the two, a soft and caressing touch.
Her presence gave form to all the darkness in the nothing-everything.
With her it gained mass and weight, suggestions of space and substance.
She was chaos and light and faith, and she wanted for nothing.