myth : in the
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.
the eternal celebration, a great public dance takes 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
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.
the main problems of living deals with
reconciling the mind to this brutal
precondition of all life - living by the killing and eating
"R. Jehudah in the name of
The essence of life is this eating of
The reconciliation of the
mind to the horrific conditions of life is
fundamental to all Creation myths.
These ancient rituals consist chiefly of killing,
an imitation, of that
first primordial crime out of which arose this temporal dualistic
All Creation myths
embed this element within.
"In the beginning, the tribal god of the
patriarchal monotheistic Israelite cult, was simply
a powerful nomadic warrior god in a pantheon of
Yahweh was just a local
In most cultures there are two or three creation
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 Genesis.
The Gardener, Yahweh, is bored.
tries to invent toys for man.
the animals, but all the man can do is
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 Genesis, where
God forged Adam and Eve together in
the image of Himself as male and female.
There God is Himself the
Chapter 2 is by far the earlier story, coming
from the 8th century or so BC, whereas Chapter 1 is
a priestly text of
about the fourth century BC, or later.
In the Hindu story the Self
then split in two.
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 - duality
In Babylonian mythology the serpent carries deception
bringing error into temporal
In the Abrahamic religions the serpent
tempts man to turn his back on the Creator - 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
In the reworking of
the myths of Ugrit, every
natural impulse becomes
sinful unless it has been
circumcised or baptized
by the One chosen by
"Yahweh will see and provide" =
heals" = Yahweh-Rapha
"Yahweh my protector" = Yahweh-Nissi
who sanctifies you" = Yahweh-Mekaddishkem
"Yahweh our peace" = Yahweh-Shalom
righteousness" = Yahweh-Zidkenu
present" = Yahweh-Shammah
"Yahweh my shepherd" = Yahweh-Roi
The 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
Women are held
responsible for the Fall because they bring forth new life !
enter life except by woman, and so it is woman who brings
human life into this world of
pairs of opposites and
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 intellectual back into
the deep hypnotic sleep
Sophia, the Mother of Temporal Reality,
brings Life into Being.
principal divinity of the Canaanites was El, the Creator.
Secondary gods, who acted on Earth,
were Baal and Baal's consort Asherah.
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.
Chrestus for the
The serpent has always
been the symbol of the Mystery of Life.
The Sadducee cult of the Zaddikim,
The rejection of the Mother
Goddess is the creation story of
Formerly you had a
dreamtime paradise there in the Garden
of Eden - no time, no birth, no
- no self-awareness of
participation in living.
serpent is then resurrected shedding its old skin and renewing its
The serpent is the lord of the
World Tree, where time and
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.
Sumerian seals from as early
as 3500 BCE showing the serpent, the tree and the
goddess, with the goddess giving the fruit of life to a visiting
The mythology of the Mother
Goddess is right there.
The Garden of Eden is a metaphor for that
innocence that is innocent of passage of time and
innocent of recognition of
The dreamtime is the time
before consciousness becomes aware of itself.
Linear time does not exist and humans have no
appearing as a parent,
walks in the cool of the evening in
In the Zorastarian conception of life
a battle rages between Ahura Mazda (Wise Spirit) and Angra Mainyu (Hostile
In the Biblical tradition these forces are analogous to the
forces of darkness and the forces of light, of good and evil, battling for
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.
deep meaning of things brings essential peace.
The Way is a vast space where nothing is
lacking and nothing is in excess.
Choosing to accept or reject means
we do see not the true nature of things.
entangled in outer
things, nor in inner
Erroneous views will
disappear entering into the oneness of things.
Stop activity to achieve
passivity and your very
effort fills you with activity.
As long as you remain in one
extreme you will never know Oneness.
Those who do not live in the
Way fail - both actively and passively.
Do not remain in the dualistic state;
avoid such pursuits carefully.
If there is a trace of this and
that, 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.
Without discriminating thoughts,
the old way of thinking ceases
All dualities come from
ignorant inference." -
Hsin Hsin Ming
is a standard folk tale plot
dealing with the One Forbidden thing.
fell victim to the spell of
Pandora is tricked by Zeus into releasing
all the evils of humanity by thinking she
is opening a jar purported to flow with unending bountiful gifts.
Bluebeard, says to his wife, "Don't open that
is tricked by her curiosity just as Eve was tricked by the
How did we lose
One theme is
separation was somebody's fault.
The wrong fruit or
wrong words are said:
God gets angry and goes away.
Eternal now excludes us.
We have to find some way to get back in touch
Another theme is separation was designed to
dispossess the weak.
nature religions humans come from the womb of Mother Earth.
there is a great ladder,
mountain people climb.
people to want to get out are two great big fat
the rope, and snap! - it breaks.
So we are separated from our
is to reunite the broken connection to
A triangular Hindu image,
the Mother Goddess, has a dot in the center representing 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
All things in the field of
time are pairs of opposites.
This is a shift from unity
consciousness to the consciousness of participation.
Now you are in the
field of time.
Another theme involves
emanation and precipitation
A sound precipitates air, then fire, then
water and earth - creating reality.
Wholeness of the first sound
symphonically fragments within the field
individual partakes of the forbidden fruit of life he or she will
reject global consumer
culture and begin agitating for social
Falling into rebellion
an individual overcomes his or her social
Masters of their own life fight
popular cultural misconceptions of reality.
The independent living of life begins with the
first act of disobedience
marking the emergence of
free will allowing the ability
to question tradition and observe
life as life is.
The Roman Emperor
Constantine was a follower of the Mysteries of Mithras as were nearly
all the officers of rank in the Roman Legions.
Council of Nicaea chose the
myths to include in the New Testament they included
Deeply embedded in the
collective subconscious of
of magical thinking requires a good or evil judgement.
Good and evil
do not exist in nature/reality, but they do exist individually - there are
things that I seek and things that I avoid.
A conscious choice based upon
erroneous information will
Spiritual corruption occurs
when a consciousness blinds itself
to a destructive pattern of erroneous choices, particularly when they are
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