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myth : in the beginning

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In an age veiled in the mists of time long past the ancestors of mankind were not sexually differentiated.

There were no births, there were no deaths.

Within the eternal celebration, a great public dance took place.

In the frenzy of the dance one of the participants is trampled to death.

At the moment of death the differentiation of sexes takes place.

Now death was balanced by begetting, begetting by death.

From the buried parts of the dismembered body food plants grew.

Time had come into being, death, birth, and the killing and eating of other living beings, for the preservation of one's own life.

That timeless Golden Age, the Dreamtime, in which all-is-one and one-is-all was terminated by the communal crime of murder - a sacrifice of life for the group defined common good in hope of survival.

One of the main problems of living deals with reconciling the mind to this brutal precondition of all life - living by the killing and eating other lives.

"R. Jehudah in the name of Rabbi said:

Ten things were forged on the first day, and they are:

Heaven and earth; chaos and desolation; light and darkness; wind and waters; the measures of the day and those of the night - heaven and earth,

for it is written:

"In the beginning God forged heaven and earth"; chaos and desolation,

for it is written:

"And the Earth was without form and void (chaos)"; light and darkness - darkness,

for it is written:

"And darkness was upon the face of the deep"; light,

for it is written:

"And God said, Let there be light"; wind and water,

for it is written:

"And the spirit (wind) of God was waving over the face of the waters"; the measures of the day and those of the night,

for it is written:

"And it was evening; and it was morning, the first day." - Babylonian Talmud


Life lives on Life.

Both animals and plants are alive !

The essence of life is this eating of itself!

The reconciliation of the mind to the horrific conditions of life is fundamental to all Creation myths.

These ancient rituals consist chiefly of killing, a sacrifice, an imitation, of that first primordial crime out of which arose this temporal dualistic reality.

All Creation myths embed this element within.

Yahweh the Patriarch

Yahweh = YHVH = I AM = YHWH

"In the beginning, the tribal god of the patriarchal monotheistic Israelite cult, was simply a powerful nomadic warrior god in a pantheon of gods.

Yahweh was just a local tribal god.

In most cultures there are two or three creation stories.

There are two in the Bible.

In the Garden of Eden story of Chapter 2:

God is trying to think of ways to entertain Adam, whom he has forged to be his Gardener's assistant , to take care of his garden. That is an old, old story that was borrowed from ancient Sumer.

The gods wanted somebody to take care of their garden and cultivate the food that they needed, so they forged man.

That's the background of the myth of Chapters 2 and 3 in the book of Genesis.

The Gardener, Yahweh, is bored.

So Yahweh tries to invent toys for man.

Yahweh creates the animals, but all the man can do is name them.

Then Yahweh thinks of this grand idea of drawing the soul of woman out of Adam's own body - which is a very different creation story than that found in Chapter 1 of book of Genesis, where God forged Adam and Eve together in the image of Himself as male and female.

There God is Himself the primordial androgyne.

Chapter 2 is by far the earlier story, coming from perhaps the eighth century or so BC, whereas Chapter 1 is of a priestly text of about the fourth century B.C., or later.

In the Hindu story of the Self that felt fear, then desire, then split in two, we have a counterpart in the book of Genesis.

In book of Genesis, it is man, not God, who splits in two.

So we all now spend our lives trying to find and embrace our other halves.

That is a basic mythological theme that originally all was One,
and then there was separation - heaven and earth, male and female …" - Joseph Campbell

In Babylonian mythology the serpent carries deception bringing error into temporal reality.

In the Abrahamic religions the serpent tempts man to turn his back on the Creator which amounts to a refusal to affirm life and blind himself to Creation.

The nomadic warrior Cult of Yahweh finds women either traitorous whores, Delilah, or temptress goddess' singing songs to Solomon.

In the reworking of the Canaanite myths of Ugrit, life becomes corrupt and every natural impulse becomes sinful unless it has been circumcised or baptized by the One chosen by Melchizedek.

An inner circle of Sadducees under the Hasmonean dynasty named Melchizedek and brought Melchizedek to life.

In the nomadic warrior Cult of Yahweh woman carries deception and fools man into walking away from the Creator and Creation by giving man the fruit of life.

"Yahweh will see and provide" = Yahweh-Jireh

"Yahweh who heals" = Yahweh-Rapha

"Yahweh my protector" = Yahweh-Nissi

"Yahweh who sanctifies you" = Yahweh-Mekaddishkem

"Yahweh our peace" = Yahweh-Shalom

"Yahweh our righteousness" = Yahweh-Zidkenu

"Yahweh is present" = Yahweh-Shammah

"Yahweh my shepherd" = Yahweh-Roi

In this budding patriarchal monotheistic Cult of Yahweh this identification of the woman with sin, of the serpent with sin, and thus of life with sin, is the central pathological ponerological psychopathic twist that has been given to the story in the biblical myth of Original Sin or the Fall.

Women are held responsible for the Fall because they bring forth new life !

Man doesn't enter life except by woman, and so it is woman who brings human life into this world of pairs of opposites and suffering.

Nature is corrupt, sex is corrupt, and the female, as the epitome of sex, corrupts reality - its messy and complicated ! better not think about it !

It is a foolish attitude to say no to life because life comes with pain !

Foolhardy attitudes entrance or enchant the rational observer putting
the rational observer back into the deep hypnotic sleep of hyperreality.

mother of temporal reality

Sophia, the Mother of Temporal Reality, brings Life into Being.

The principal divinity of the Canaanites was El, the Creator.

Secondary gods, who acted on Earth, were Baal and Baal's consort Asherah - ( Sophia) associated with the serpent.

Sophia doesn't belong in a monotheistic religion so she is written out of the Mishnah except in the guise of Esther, a mortal woman.

Baal becomes Chrestus for the Gnostic Christians.

The serpent has always been the symbol of the Mystery of Life.

The patriarchal Yahweh cult, which finally found its end in the Sadducee cult of the Zaddikim, rejected Life.

This is historical rejection of the Mother Goddess in the creation story of the Garden of Eden.

Formerly you had a dreamtime paradise there in the Garden of Eden - no time, no birth, no death - no self-awareness of participation in the living of life.

The serpent dies.

The serpent then is resurrected shedding its old skin and thus renewing its life.

The serpent is the lord of the World Tree, where time and eternity merge.

The serpent is the primary god in the Garden of Eden.

Yahweh, the one who walks there in the cool of the evening, is a visitor.

The Garden is the serpent's place. It is an old, old story.

We have Sumerian seals from as early as 3500 BCE showing the serpent and the tree and the goddess, with the goddess giving the fruit of life to a visiting male.

The mythology of the Mother Goddess is right there.

consciousness creation

The Garden of Eden is a metaphor for that innocence that is innocent of passage of time and innocent of recognition of opposites.

The dreamtime is the time before consciousness becomes aware of itself.

The myth of Adam and Eve deals with moving out of the unity experienced in the Garden of Eden - into a world of opposites.

Linear time does not exist and humans have no self-awareness.

God, appearing as a parent, walks in the cool of the evening in the garden with Adam and Eve.

Then Adam and Eve eat the fruit of life and come to self-awareness.

Adam and Eve become aware of differences.

Male and female is one opposition.

Another opposition is mankind and God.

Good and evil is a third opposition.

The primary oppositions are sexual opposition
and the opposition between human beings and God.

In the Zorastarian conception of life a battle rages between Ahura Mazda (Wise Spirit) and Angra Mainyu (Hostile Spirit).

In the Biblical tradition these forces are analogous to the forces of darkness and the forces of light, of good and evil, battling for supremacy.

The Septuagint tradition - a synthesis of Judaism, Hellenism and the Gnostic Mysteries - is actually a step back from the vision of Zoroaster.

The Septuagint tradition compartmentalizes the conception of reality into thinking in terms of pairs of opposites - night and day, good and evil, man and woman, summer and winter, wet and dry, hot and cold, etcetera.

"Dualism, the idea that the universe is divided into two parts which go by the names of matter and spirit, God and Creation, human and nature or, most fundamentally, self and other.

These two parts are by no means symmetrical: self is important, other less.

In traditional Hebrew, Christian and Islamic religions, soul is Self, body is other.

Outside traditional Hebrew, Christian and Islamic religions, the same dualism, following Descartes, manifests as mind = self, body = other." - Charles Eisenstein

"When the deep meaning of things is not understood the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

The Way is perfect like vast space where nothing is lacking and nothing is in excess.

Indeed, it is due to our choosing to accept or reject that we do not see the true nature of things.

Live neither in the entanglements of outer things, nor in inner feelings of emptiness.

Be serene without striving activily to enter into the oneness of things and erroneous views will disappear.

When you try to stop activity to achieve passivity your very effort fills you with activity.

As long as you remain in one extreme or the other you will never know Oneness.

Those who do not live in the Way fail in both activity and passivity, assertion and denial.

Do not remain in the dualistic state; avoid such pursuits carefully.

If there is a trace of this and that, the right and wrong, the mind-essence will be lost in distraction.

Although all dualities come from the One, do not be attached even to this One.

When mind exists undisturbed in the Way, nothing in the world can offend, and when a thing can no longer offend it ceases to concern.

When no discriminating thoughts arise, the old way of thinking ceases to exist.

All dualities come from ignorant inference." - Hsin Hsin Ming

pandora opens the jar

There is a standard folk tale plot dealing with the One Forbidden thing.

Bluebeard, says to his wife, "Don't open that closet"?

Each wife is tricked by her curiosity just as Eve was tricked by the Serpent !

Pandora of Pandora's Box fame also fell victm to the spell of deception.

In the original myth Pandora opened a jar (pithos) purported to flow with unending bountiful gifts but was tricked by Zeus into releasing all the evils of humanity because her brother-in-law Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind.

The patriarchal monotheistic Cult of Yahweh points out the forbidden fruit, challenges His children to partake of the forbidden fruit and then psychopathically cuts them off from His care when they take up his challenge.

How did we lose
touch with unity?

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One theme is separation was somebody's fault - someone ate the wrong fruit or said the wrong words to God - he got angry and went away.

The eternal now excludes us.

We have to find some way to get back in touch with it.

Another theme is separation was purposely designed by psychopathic Zaddikim for social control purposes to dispossess the weak.

There is another theme, in which man is thought of as having come not from above but from the womb of Mother Earth.

Often there is a great ladder, rope or mountain up which people climb.

The last people to want to get out are two great big fat heavy people.

They grab the rope, and snap! - it breaks.

So we are separated from our source.

Rational thought excludes us from the joy of living, we actually are separated.

The problem is to reunite the broken connection to mystical insight.

There's a Hindu image that shows a triangle, which is the Mother Goddess, and a dot in the center of the triangle, which is the energy of the transcendent entering the field of time.

And then from this triangle there come pairs of triangles in all directions.

Out of one comes two.

All things in the field of time are pairs of opposites.

This is the shift of consciousness from the consciousness of unity to the consciousness of participation in duality.

Now you are into the field of time.

Another theme involves emanation and precipitation without personification.

A sound precipitates air, then fire, then water and earth - and that's how the world becomes.

The whole universe is included in this first sound, this vibration, which then commits all things to fragmentation in the field of time.

When an individual rejects global consumer culture then he or she partakes of the forbidden fruit of life and begins agitating for social change.

That individual has overcome his or her social conditioning and becomes master of his or her own life falling into rebellion fighting the popular global cultural misconceptions of reality.

The independent living of life begins with that first act of disobedience that marks the emergence of free will allowing the ability to question tradition and observe life as life is.

Scientists Detect "Free Will" in Brain for First Time

spread of the mystery of mithras

The Roman Emperor Constantine was a follower of the Mysteries of Mithras as were nearly all the officers of rank in the Roman Legions.

When the Council of Nicaea reviewed these myths they made sure that the ponerological elements introduced first by the followers of the Cult of Yahweh and then later by the followers of Hezekiah remained within the adopted State religion as both where personally disenfranchising.

First, with the stamp of State regulatory approval and then, finally, when the 'Holy' Roman empire required professing a belief in them simply to survive, these ponerological elements became so deeply embedded in the collective subconscious of Western culture that they may never be exorcised!

Good and evil exist in consciousness as dualistic categorization.

Good and evil do not exist in nature/reality - reality just is.

Error may occur when a consciousness makes a conscious choice for action based upon erroneous information.

Spiritual corruption occurs when a consciousness blinds itself to the destructive nature of its erroneous choices, particularly when they are compounded.

Simple minds, steeped in spiritual corruption, deceive themselves using good and evil as a way to categorize things.

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