"'What is this Stone?' Chloe asked....
'...It is told that, when the Merciful One
made the worlds, first of all He created
that Stone and gave it to the Divine One
whom the Jews call Shekinah,
and as she gazed upon it
the universes arose and had being.'"
- Many Dimensions,
by Charles Williams, 1931
April 1979, pp. 43-44)
"Its discoverer was of the opinion
that he had produced the equivalent of
the primordial protomatter
which exploded into the Universe."
- The Stars My Destination,
by Alfred Bester, 1956
July 1996, p. 216)
and out of which
the Universe arose,
are located in
a necessary being...."
-- Michael Sudduth,
God, Chance, and Necessity
by Keith Ward,
Regius Professor of Divinity
at Christ Church College, Oxford
(the home of Lewis Carroll)