This book is an articulate, well-researched, intelligent compilation of new and ancient data that explores the implications of the extraterrestrial origins of the human race. The primary stories of our origins (religious versions/Darwinism) are called into question when held against scientific evidence and recorded histories of many cultures. Among Ward's key ideas are: We live in a self-manifesting universe that is self-learning and consciously self-directing. Consciousness is the primary field from which everything arises. Humans are manifestations of universal consciousness. Intelligent human life has existed on earth much longer than believed and is consciously, emotionally, and physically interdependent with all species. Science and technologies of a millennia ago were as advanced as they are today. Human consciousness mirrors that of the universe's creators. Our consciousness is not limited by the world of five senses. Humanity is on the edge of understanding its true identity. Humanity is rooted physically in the earth and our consciousness rooted in the stars.