Summary: Prior to experiencing his first theophany in June of 1979, Archie D. Wood,
Sr. (aka Azrael Ondi-Ahman) had begun formulating what he later deemed the “Five
Radical Propositions. Years later, Azrael claimed his codification of the five propositions
was one of the reasons God first revealed themselves to him in 1979.
The Five Radical Propositions
1. If God exists, then he did not create the universe we see in the night sky.
2. God did not create the universe because at the time of its creation, God did
3. This world we call Earth is the place where God began. Furthermore, God is and
must be human.
4. God traveled back through time, bringing some of their children with them, in
an effort to save the world on which God began.
5. Without death, eternal life is not worth having.
Having become deeply frustrated in his spiritual pursuit within the framework of
Christianity, Wood began studying the works of several renowned scientists in an
effort to understand the structure of the universe and the natural world. Underlying
his inquiry were many questions, including:
1. What evidence do we have that God created the universe?
2. What fingerprints (if any) did God leave behind for humans to pick up on?
3. Can science explain the creation of the universe without appealing to God?
4. What kind of God creates a world which has proven itself indifferent to human
suffering caused by natural disasters, i.e.: hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, disease,
famine, drought, volcanoes, tornados, pestilence and war.
5. If God really does exist, then what are his/her true attributes?
6. Is there any semblance or relationship between God and humanity?
In his pursuit, Wood began formulating propositions based on his studies of various
scientific observations, including: Hubble’s Big Bang Theory, the Cosmological Constant,
the Cosmological Principle, the Anthropic Principle, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle,
and natural mathematics.
Wood came to believe that the cosmos did indeed have a creator, but that the creator
was not God. Rather, the creator was some kind of universal consciousness, often
alluded to by astronomers and theoretical physicists. Wood concluded that the universal
consciousness behind creation possessed no concept of good or evil, right or wrong;
it merely created and destroyed, created and destroyed. But why did the universal
consciousness even bother to create and destroy in the first place? What was it looking
for? After much consideration, Wood deduced that the universal consciousness was
feminine, and what she was looking for was “mind”. She was looking for God. From
this initial insight, Wood began constructing the Five Radical Propositions.