The Rise and Fall of Paradise
I. K. Fleming, author
Paradise—or the ordered universe or the cosmos—began with the discovery of time and its revelation that the universe operates according to universal laws. As Earth's people endeavored to live in harmony with these newfound principles, Paradise evolved into a religion as well as a science, and its truths were meticulously recorded in the myths and symbols that are the archives of preliterate peoples worldwide. The Rise and Fall of Paradise follows Paradise from its distant prehistoric beginnings through the many millenniums of its evolution to its destruction in the Fall. Though now deemed irretrievably lost, enough of the ancient Paradise's scattered symbolism survives to offer an alternative perspective on how life might be lived on this Earth.