Game of Gods: The Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantmen
By Carl Teichrib
Scope, Structure, Approach
Game of Gods is a comprehensive investigation into the changing nature of Western civilization, the replacement of the Judeo-Christian framework with a new, yet ancient paradigm. It is a journey into the cracks and crevices of big history; an expedition into the expanding realm of transformational movements and influential ideas – forces of change that are shifting how we think, behave, and relate.
Juxtaposed is a different and contrasting paradigm, a reality claim that emanates from beyond time, space, and matter. We are compelled to ultimately consider two options, Oneness or Otherness.
Game of Gods is structured with five independent and interlocking parts, implying a degree of thematic overlap. The book can be read end-to-end or in its individual sections, keeping in mind that each part and chapter adds to the unfolding panorama. In a sense, Part 3 offers a mid-point conclusion. Part 4, on the other hand, steps back to consider how the new paradigm manifests in four significant areas: global governance, interfaithism, transhumanism, and evolutionary culture. Each chapter in Part 4 is a self-contained mini-book, independent entries that, together, stand as a documented body of evidence; we are building the Temple of Man in the Age of Re-Enchantment.
“Keep the cookies on the lower shelf,” I have heard it said, for reader’s attention spans have shortened in our age of information overload. Implied is a lower expectation, a sense that we are incapable of nuanced thought. Game of Gods, on the other hand, is written with the belief that we – author and reader – must reach for higher treasures of knowledge and understanding, that we are capable of wrestling with big ideas. With that in mind, Game of Gods is written as a robust work, treating topics with a serious tone and analytical style. Much of it is survey oriented, having a reference quality – a text you can return to in your our own studies. But it is more: Interspersed are excerpts of my own personal story, a journey of exploring and weighing worldviews, observing the interplay of global agendas, and being a witness to the tides of visionary ideas and grand movements.
Game of Gods is meant to be a bulwark, an island fortress in a sea of chaotic information.