Star Call: Chronicles of the Hawk
Space Age Spirituality
Despite what many believed in the 21st and 22nd century, Humanity was not just about to sever its tier with religion and spirituality as science marched on. During the period called Age of Lights, from the 18th to the 22nd Century, traditional old Terra’s religions were losing space into the hearts of man to the rational explanations of science towards the great questions, and the humanist philosophy as a moral compass. However, when the discovery of the precursor’s technology revealed humanity was neither alone nor was the most advanced race out there in the universe, there was a great number of those who turned to alternative philosophies and spiritual beliefs to deal all this new world shaking information.
The Gaians are a great example of the faiths that emerged during space age. Based on ancient Terra beliefs but also accepting in it’s cosmology the existence of other races and planets just as important as Terra, Gaians believe each planet has a collective spirit from which the souls of the living creatures come from and return to after death. They also believe that Gaia, the mother spirit of Terra, follows within the heart of every human when they venture into the Galaxy, and when they die, the essence of Gaia mixes with the mother spirit of other worlds. In their view, humanity is spreading the seed of it’s mother spirit across the galaxy as it settles in different planets.
More popular among those living in the Sol system, for obvious reasons, the Solar Faith attributes divinity status to Sol, believing the star to the be source of the gift of life given to humans. They call the soul ‘The Fire Within’, and believe human life and intellect to be a spark of the Solar fire. Those that believe in the Solar Faith aren’t exactly eager to distance themselves from Sol, but some may think they have some sort of duty with their Fiery Father to spread the fire of humankind among the stars.