A cosmology is a way of seeing the universe and everything in it. It is a way of explaining these things, of grouping them all together in a way that makes sense to us.
The Klana cosmology is explained in terms of families, called Klanas.
Klana Na’aja, or The Family of No Thing, is what we call the state of existence before their was existence. This isn’t to say that at one time, there was absolutely nothing and the something came out of this nothing. Whether that is true we cannot truly say. It does seem logical, however. This is to say that without existence, there is non-existence.
For something to be in a state of existence, there must also be a state of non existence. First, I did not exist, and now I exist. When I die I will cease to exist.
All beings go through this cycle of non existence, existence, and a return to non existence. While we exist, we are able to cause others to exist as well. We are able to affect other’s existences.
Klana Na’aja is the non existence, and from Klana Na’aja comes Klana Aja. Na’aja is the mother of Klana Na’aja, and the grand-mother of many children.
Think of the Klanas as families, or as people. Think of them giving birth to their children. Na’aja had a baby, and her baby was Aja. Aja is the mother of Klana Aja, the Family of Existence. Aja’s body is existence itself.
Aja is existence, the fact that existence is a thing. She is all things that exist. She too, had a baby. This baby is called Kojma.
When Aja gave birth to Kojma, she gave birth to the universe. Some say that Kojma is still growing, that the universe is still expanding. As Kojma grows, she has many more children. These children are the family members of Klana Kojma, her sons children. Kojma’s body is the whole of the universe, and all of her children are cells of her body.
One of Kojma’s children is named Sayari.
Sayari a being, she is an instance of existence much that same as you are a being, an instance of existence. Much the same as a tree is a being, an instance of existence. Her body is the planet Earth, and her spirit, her Chpiratnya, lives within it and within all of her children.
Sayari’s family is named Klana Sayari, and all of her children are a part of this family. Even though they have gone off and started families of their own.
Sayari gave birth to two babies, Karichna and Vejna.
Vejna is the spirit of all plant life, of all beings who breath in what we breath out. She is the spirit and mother of all plant life, all beings who breath out what we breath in. We are a part of Klana Karichna, and Vejna is sister to Karichna.
Without the other, the one would die.
Sayari’s other daughter, Vejna’s sister, is named Karichna. Her family is Klana Karichna.
Karichna’s children are all beings that breath in Oxygen. All beings that breath in what the Children of Vejna breath out.
All of the fish, all of the birds… every dog and every cat. Every human. These are all Karichna’s children. All part of Klana Karichna, the Family of Karichna. We are all Sayari’s grand-children. Sayari can be seen as our grand-mother, or, as we prefer to call her… Our Great Mother.
Karichna has had many children, we as human beings are her children. Karichna gave birth to Sapyana, the spirit of the human species. Sapyana in turn gave birth to all of us.
Because Sapyana was born, our mothers and fathers were born. As were their mothers and fathers. And so on and so on.
I hope you have enjoyed my little (long?) explanation on the Klanas. I will focus more on each individual Klana in separate posts. The Klana Way is a beautiful religion, and has a lot to offer and a lot to teach those who will listen. It is full of wisdom and wisdom is a truly beautiful thing.
Soon, you will see more and understand why it is called the Klana Way.