IN THE BEGINNING
Where do we come from? It's a fair question. Physicist
Michio Kaku says we're the reverb of a Big Bang from another universe.
No, says poet Stephen Mitchell the answer's in our creation stories.
But midwife Ina May Gaskin knows where we really come from - mom. In this
hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk about Beginnings.
We hear a montage of creation myths, then poet Stephen
Mitchell talks with Jim Fleming about classic creation stories from
several major religious traditions. Mitchell has translated all of them.
And we hear the creation story of the Huron people of the St. Lawrence
Valley, and a Celtic myth.
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku teaches at
the City University of New York and is the author of several books including
"Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions,
and the Future of the Cosmos." He tells Steve Paulson about the
theory that our universe is the echo from the Big Bang of some other
universe. And we sample some more creation myths from other cultures.
Also, Jim Tucker is a child psychiatrist and director of the
University of Virginia's project on children's memories of previous
lives. He tells Anne Strainchamps some amazing stories about kids who
remember things they couldn't possibly know. His most recent book is
"Life before Life."
We hear the leftover hiss of the
Big Bang. Honest! Also, Anne Strainchamps talks with the woman who created
the modern mid-wifery movement, Ina May Gaskin. Gaskin's books
are "Spiritual Midwifery" and "Ina May's Guide to Childbirth."
CD copies are available at 1-800-747-7444.
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- Virginia Hamilton, In
the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World (Harcourt
- Stephen Mitchell, Genesis:
A New Translation of the Classic Biblical Stories (Harper Collins)
- Jim B. Tucker, Life Before Life: A Scientific
Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives (St. Martin's
- 1. "Lament for Eoin Rua,"
Noirin Ni Riain -- on the CD "Stor Amhran"
(Sounds True Audio)
- 2. "First Flight," Hawk
Henries -- on the CD "Tribal Winds" (Earthbeat 1995)
- 3. "Serenity," Delerium
-- on the CD "Chillout/05" (Nettwerk)
- 4. "Latin-esque," Esquivel
-- on the CD "Esquivel! Space Age
Bachelor Pad Music" (Bar/None Records)
- 5. "Moonlight Over the Spring
River" on the CD "Chinese Classical
Masterpieces for the Pipa and Chin" (Lyrichord LLST 7182)
- 6. "Storpolska," Nyckelharpa
Orchestra on the CD "Nyckelharpa
Orchestra Bysse Calle" (Northside NSD6051)
- 7. "World on Fire," Sarah
McLachlan - on the CD "Chillout/05" (Nettwerk)
- 8. "Hut Song," Water
Drum -- on the CD "Cameroon Unesco Collection"
(Auvidis - Unesco 1977/1990)
- 9. "Kiowa Hymn", Cornel
Pewewardy -- on the CD "Between Father Sky and Mother Earth"
(Narada Media ND 63915)
- 10. "Just Be," Tiesto
Feat, Kirsty Hawkshaw -- on the CD "Chillout/05"
- 11. "Precious Child," Craig Bickhardt --
on the CD "Precious Child --the
Story of Christmas" (Warner Bros. Records 1992)
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