Charles Darwin, Thomas Starr King, John Muir, Henry David Thoreau, Annie Dillard—naturalists from the same mold, and I identify with them. Not only did they dwell in profound respect and affection with the natural world, but they found religious inspiration there. My own journey has always been as an anthropologist. My theology is grounded in and inspired by science and the natural world. Today we will trace homo sapiens’ journey from being an unexamined part of nature through the millennia of growing self-awareness and cerebral illusion to our present awakening to our natural and sacred place in the universe.