The Goddess Speaks: Before the beginning of the universe alone existed, with nothing other than my self That Self-nature is called by the names o f consciousness, wisdom, and the supreme Brahman. Devi Gita IV.3 I create the Father o f the universe on the summit of the worlds. My origin is within the cosmic waters, in the universal sea. From there I extend to all the worlds and touch the ridge o f Heaven. I blow like the wind, setting in motion all the universe. Far beyond Heaven and beyond this Earth extends my greatness.