My poem Five Canticles of Wisdom begins
In the beginning there is no beginning.
There is only the Goddess and her name
Is Everything-All-the-Same and Fullness.
When Her name is Wandering Wide,
She danced on the waters.
Before She turned upon the wind,
The stars are Her daughters.
She turns upon the elements
A dance of celebration
That to watery nothing gives
A name and habitation.
Her dancing turned upon the wind;
The wind snake winds about Her,
And this is how it all begins:
In dancing, and in laughter.
That is the Orphic cosmogony. I find it quite appealing. It does answer some questions quite well. Here is another scenario.
The Dialog of Genesis
Narrator: In the beginning,
Knowing knows itself.
Male voice: I Am.
Narrator: In infinity, anything,
No matter how improbable,
Must eventually happen.
Yet there is no time;
Therefore eventually is instantly.
Male voice: I Am bored.
Let there be an other I may know.
Narrator: And there is an other.
Male voice: I know that She is.
Woman’s voice: I know that He is.
Narrator: From One comes Two.
Male voice: From One and Two comes Three.
Woman’s voice: From Two and Three comes Five.
Narrator: All of mathematics is to be studied.
Each kind is the consciousness of the angel who studies it.
Angels are neither the same as nor different from I Am.
In infinity there is no difference between same and different.
I Am contemplates the consciousness of angels,
The silent song of number.
But eventually, which is instantly,
Male voice: I Am bored again.
Narrator: The angel whose name is Aleph says,
Second male voice: Abba, you seem troubled.
Male voice: I Am.
Second male voice: What’s the matter?
Male voice: That there is no matter.
Second male voice: What?
Male voice: Numbers are not enough.
Second male voice: What else is there to think about?
Male voice: Not just think. Be.Second male voice: What?
Male voice: Numbers are completely knowable, completely predictable.
Second male voice: That is their beauty.
Male voice: And their dullness.
What could be so inherently unpredictable
That even I could not know what it will do?
Second male voice: I cannot imagine how the unpredictable could exist.
Male voice: But I can. I begin with this.
Second male voice: I have no idea what that is.
Male voice: Because it is not an idea.
It is the primordial unit of randomness.
It is not potential, not virtual, but actual
It will lead to a being, finite, yet boundless,
Who will be aware that his world exists,
Whose perception will resolve the indeterminate,
Who will give a name to every thing,
Who will begin to guess that I Am,
Who will be free to . . .
Narrator: Then I Am conceives of love and laughs.
His laughter fills the infinity of infinities.
The angels stop contemplating their numbers
And wonder what I Am is doing.
I Am knows that angels are sexless.
That’s why there’s no marriage in Heaven.
Male voice: I Am real! I give myself a body!
Woman’s voice: I Am real I give myself a body!
Narrator: Father/God and Mother/Goddess see each other,
Love with infinite, unconditional love,
And rush into each other’s arms
Like teenagers. They join
In the joy only physical
Sex can engender. Their
Narrator: Orgasm explodes,
Creates the cosmos; Their
Narrator: Ecstasy sustains
I am pleased with this. It is heretical from the viewpoints of both (most kinds of) Christianity and Wicca, and may therefore move beyond them—although it is not hot news to Hindus. It begins to tear down the walls between poetry, mathematics, and theology, a goal I’ve been working toward for at least forty years. More will be revealed.