Rose Adams, spiritual scientist, bets her atheist husband she will convince him that some form of God must exist. The only problem; now she?s dead.
Webster, astronomer and inventor, carries out Rose?s final project, the Universe Generator. If it works, it will house a self-contained miniature universe, a simulation of the Big Bang on a much smaller scale.
With the help of his handyman, Jon, and the project?s central computer, Jim, they succeed in fulfilling Rose?s dream. The little universe looks and acts exactly as their own, only tiny in comparison.
Whitney Adams, college aged daughter, and Frank Maxwell, project financier, join in with the search for what lies inside. With powerful cameras and the ability to accelerate the time flow within it, they explore for planets and for life. Before long they find life in abundance. It's primitive at first, but after accelerating it through eons of evolution they find places beyond their wildest dreams; worlds of advanced alien societies.
The project becomes an overnight goldmine. Frank exploits the newfound aliens, while Whitney becomes intrigued with one planet?s people. As they meditate ritually, she watches and sits in the labroom and meditates with them. In time, Whitney becomes a medium for their wisdom. They seem to know the answer to any possible question, including where to find the soul of Rose.