|Hheva / Eve|
And how can she, burdened with a non-existent "sin" which causes us to "avert our eyes" from her true nature? See her Book.
It is important to realize that every translation and interpretation of the Bible has been conditioned by the need to avoid any disturbance to basically primative egos. This means that the core, most powerful truths, are usually the complete opposite of their "understood" meaning.
Once freed from both psychologically defensive translations as well as our own preconceptions about these "legends" or "myths" or "literal words of God," we can explore the true, inner meanings of the archetypes that are at the core of Western spiritual understanding and development and our own psyches.
Isn't it logical that a "myth" that places an image of transcendent femininity and accomplished womanhood at its heart would turn out to mean its opposite?
Pop Quiz: who first ate the apple in the Garden of Eden?
Remembering Genesis 1:
Genesis 1:26: And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Genesis 1:27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Note: we are all Adam, male and female in both sexes. But Eve has not been defined. Esha is extracted from Adam in Genesis 2. But first:
Gen 2:16-17 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
It is seldom noticed that YHWH-Elohim's injunction was only given to Adam. Neither Woman nor Eve even exist at this point.
Genesis 2:22-23 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Still no Eve.
Genesis 3:2-3 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Said to Adam, actually, but no Eve.
Genesis 3:6: And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
So if you said Eve, you're wrong. Eve doesn't even exist yet. The Woman is Esha.
Of course, what's really at stake is what happened in the mythical Garden of Eden and what role the The Serpent had in it. But our stunned minds probably stopped thinking critically back at The Beginning. The first chapters of Bereshit/Genesis really do have a transcendent and supremely rational story to tell, if only we could read it in the language it was written in.
In fact, Eve is mentioned just twice in the entire Hebrew Bible. The first time:
Gen 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
When characters in Genesis change their names (Esha, Abram, Sarai, Jacob) a psychological mutation or evolution has taken place.
Earthly adventure = space-time and duration/history. The core archetypes of Eesh and Esha are beyond space-time and outside of history. They remain behind in the mythical Garden of Eden as schemas, protected by their dynamic environment of unpredictability.
And the final time, at the birth of Qaheen/Cain, where YHWH is mentioned for the first time, alone, without Elohim (YHWH-Elohim) in the Bible:,
Gen 4:1: And Adam knew (Aleph-Tav) Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare (Aleph-Tav) Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. [*]
And her words have been ignored ever since.
Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Can Life put an obstacle to Life? This is birth.
|See: Archetype Decoding | Esha | Adam | Qaheen | Nahash | Magdalene | The Star | Number 19|