The starships that launched the
Tellusian missionaries into
space to spread the Word of the Mother
through the Book of Gabriel
among the stars of the Milky
Way galaxy were themselves living creatures of a kind.
They were living starships
woven from the fabric of energy itself. And like the
Tellusians, they had evolved from the
corporeal to mostly ethereal
starships were a gift from
Hephzibah. She introduced the
Tellusians to living, sentient beings who once swam,
as tiny creatures, in the tepid sea of a far off world and resembled
cuttlefish who had evolved, had journeyed into space, and had
become behemoths. Where once they looked upward and viewed the
night sky with stars circling overhead, they now journeyed among
The twinkling stars called to
them for millions of years.
God, as they knew him, called
to them. They yearned to be among the stars and closer to their
creator. They instinctively sensed it was where they belonged.
They imagined themselves traveling among the suns. And when they
became psychically strong enough, they thought themselves into
space in a quest to find their creator, in a quest to find
These sentient creatures had
metamorphosed from tiny intelligent
sea creatures into space behemoths, into
living starships. Whereas they once communicated with
each other by flashing their thoughts across the surface of their
skin in rapid, colorful pulses and patterns, they now talked
telepathically. Although, when their emotions got the better
of them, they still lit up like Christmas
trees in the deep blackness of space, which startled
their fellow travelers and themselves and was much cause for
embarrassment and lighthearted ridicule.
Millions of years ago, when they thrived in a tepid,
salt water sea, they feasted on shrimp-like creatures. Now they
fed off of the cosmic radiation emitted by the stars themselves.
When they heard
Hephzibah calling to them across space and time, they
journeyed to Tellus Mater,
thinking that they had found God.
Hephzibah explained to them that it was the
Father who had sowed the seeds of cold life among the
stars. But it was the Mother
who was the Master Creator.
It was the Mother who had
created the Father himself,
the Son, and she and her
Seraphic sisters. It was not her. It was not
Hephzibah. She was merely a
Seraph, a Princess of Heaven,
and the Goddess of
a small water world. As much as they were disappointed, the living
starships were also overjoyed to know that there was indeed a
Trinity of Gods, and that they were on the right path
to find them.
introduced the space behemoths to the
Tellusians who were also on a path to
God. The giant creatures sensed that the
Daughters of Tellus Mater were
kindred spirits. Moreover, they sensed that the evolved
humans had something that they needed and needed something that
they had. So, the tentacled giants formed a
symbiotic relationship with the
Tellusians, and became devoted to them.
living ships called themselves
Lenses, which in their telepathic language meant
Dancers in the Stream. They called themselves
Lenses because it defined
what they did and who they were. Where once they swam in the
warm, aquamarine sea of their home world, using squirts of water
and undulations of fragile fins to move, they now danced in the
frigid darkness of space and journeyed from star to star with
undulations of their thoughts. They traveled through space, in
pods, resembling gigantic whales now more than cuttlefish, swimming
in the magnetic stream between suns where they were squeezed
by gravitational lensing,
curved through space and time, and surged to their next destination.
But the Tellusians called
them Utera in their language,
and gave each Utera a name.
Although the name
Utera was distinctively female, in the
Tellusian tongue, and meant egg, the
Daughters of Tellus Mater had a compulsion to give each
Utera a male name to keep
track of them officially. They gave them the names of heroes
from out of old Earth history.
They bestowed upon the eggs the names of artists, poets, and
philosophers. After being without men for
ten thousand years, the Tellusians
developed a romanticized notion of men, although men
had subjugated women throughout history, been their undoing,
and were considered to be evil by the
Mother of Creation herself.
Utera, on the other hand, had their own names for themselves
and their kind. And these were the names that their
Tellusian symbiotes knew them by when they spoke with
them. And all of their names ended with
sha which meant of
God in their language.
thousand starships were injected into the
great swirl. But their destinies depended on where they
went. To some of the aliens that the
Tellusians encountered, they were
salvation. To others, they were
manna from Heaven. To the rest, they were
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