This article introduces my readers to the modern phenomenon of Near Death Experiences, or NDE’s, and ponders the question of whether or not a new religion, or at least a new form of spirituality, might be emerging from the wisdom and insight of accumulated accounts of NDE’s.

Do creation and evolution have to be mutually exclusive?  Is there a worldview that can accommodate them both?  This article answers these questions, and is an introductory survey of various views, both ancient and modern, on how the world came to be.