We are Earthseed

The life that perceives itself




This site is dedicated to the creation of an Earthseed community.

Earthseed is a religion invented by science fiction author Octavia Butler

and described in her books,

The Parable of the Sower (1993) and The Parable of the Talents (1998).


Octavia Butler (1947-2006)

Octavia Butler was one of the first African-American science fiction writers,

and one of the first women to break the science fiction gender barrier.

In her Parable series, Butler includes many verses from

a fictional book of scripture called “The Book of the Living”.

These verses have been collected here

and describe the basic theology, ethics, and eschatology of Earthseed.


Octavia Butler’s Parable series

Earthseed’s three main tenets are —

God is Change.

Shape God.

The Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars.


If you would like to become a Shaper of the Earthseed community,

contact the site administrator, John Halstead.


God is Change  |  Shape God |  The Destiny of Earthseed

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