1) The Big Bang

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) as seen from the Planck satellite. The detection of CMB and its characteristics is our best confirmation of the big bang theory to date. Image Credit: ESA https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2013/03/Planck_CMB

Some 13.7 billion years ago, our Universe flashes into existence, lit by the power of the eternal matrix of being. From the quantum foam is born the universe. Time, space, and energy become the gifts of existence. The universe expands and cools rapidly. Energy organizes itself into fundamental particles, new beings with new powers, and they in turn transform into atoms of hydrogen and helium, new beings with new powers. And so on it goes. (In the live process, the Cosmic Walker lights the next candle as next piece is narrated and likewise subsequent candles).

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