Chapter I – Trinity

In the Beginning, Vishnu and Shiva ruled; matter and antimatter, positive and negative.  To avoid nonexistence, Vishnu transformed, becoming the Divine Mother, Párvati.  She accepted Shiva’s consortium – Lingum – and the universe unfolded.  From this cosmic dance bloomed the Divine Lotus.  Brahma, the universal creator, sat atop the flower; it corded to Vishnu’s naval.