This is the story of a deeply religious woman who discovers why she has dreamed of a snake pursuing her since childhood. At the same time, it is an investigation of how the serpent (and our earthly nature) became synonymous with evil in Western religious culture. Apology is a fresh examination of the Garden of Eden account. It reveals how the author(s) of the most enduring creation myth in our time used theology to justify the subjugation of females and displacement of earth-based spirituality in favor of an exclusive, masculine sky god. This book is an urgent call for a new creation story that honors the feminine and the sacredness of Nature.