Adam and Eve

11. February 2019 – text & photo original by Diana


Another Meaning For An Ancient Myth

The story of creation is an allegory. The Genesis says that God created Adam in his own image and likeness. And because Adam was alone and without help, God created Eve from Adam’s side. Then he set them both in the garden of Eden, commanding, “You can eat all of this garden, but do not touch the tree of good and evil, for then you will die.” There was also a sly snake in this garden, and he tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil. Eve would also have persuaded Adam to eat that fruit! And he ate! Shortly after that, God discovered their deed and banished them from Eden. Although God did not curse Eve only, but also Adam, the church blamed only Eve for the original sin!

But the temporality of the story does not seem to be logical. Why? Because there could be no duality, there could be no Adam and Eve before falling; into duality! Because Adam and Eve mean duality!

We can agree that God is above duality, and if Adam was created in Gods perfect image, then Adam himself was above duality. He was above sexuality, he was an androgynous being, whom we can call Proto-Adam. And Proto-Adam just exists and observes the newly created world like God, and he was not living yet, he does not interact with the world! And God has commanded Proto-Adam to not eat from the fruits of the tree of good and evil; otherwise, he will die!

What is, in fact, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Good and evil, light and darkness, sun and moon, hot and cold. It means duality! And to perceive duality, you need a reference point to measure what is good and what is evil, what is light and what is dark, what is hot and what is cold, etc. In this context, the reference point is the human being in its duality.

As for interdiction “do not do” something, modern science has shown that the subconscious can not fully understand the denial. For the subconscious, the “no” or “not” word is hard to conceive.

“To not think of something actually requires that you do think of something in order to rule out thinking about it. For example, as you are reading this, do not think of a pink elephant. And of course, what are you thinking of? You’re thinking of a pink elephant! The reason why is that you have to process the negative into a positive in order to understand it …
If you tell a child, “Don’t touch the stove; you will burn yourself, ” there’s a great chance the child will get burned. Every little kid burns himself because he has to think about touching the stove in order to think about not touching the stove.”

Speak Ericksonian by Richard Nongard

That’s what happened to Proto-Adam. Therefore, by commanding “do not eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil,” God just pushed Adam into doing it! Why? Perhaps God was already bored of Himself and needed action through Proto-Adam in the physical world? Or maybe he wanted to try out the free will of his creature? But regardless of God’s intent, the fact was that Proto-Adam had to first think of eating this fruit to process the NO from the ban.

As a consequence, he ate the forbidden fruit (an apple or a pomegranate, it does not matter, both being, in fact, symbols of feminine). Through this, fell Proto-Adam, not into sin, but into duality. He entered into life as a duality, becoming two, man and woman, Adam and Eve, to live a life and then die, for only a living being can die!

To resume: Eve is not the origin of the fall, it is the consequence of this! Women do not bear any burden of original sin. Original sin representing just the desire to come into life!

The man and the woman were once one being. They have entered into life separate from each other, but they are searching eternally for each other, trying to reconstitute the whole!

Today, the woman and the man are, unfortunately, in constant competition. The woman wants to prove she can do the same things as men, and men tend to become effeminate. This does not give emancipation to any of them but only an endless frustration because they run for an ideal contrary to their nature.

The truth is that the woman and the man do not have to compete, but to complete each another, physically and emotionally, just as in the Chinese-Yin-Yang principle, feminine and masculine, warping and holding each other.

“Human life is inherently dualistic. It consists of or is explicable as two fundamental entities, including rivalries between subject and object, mind and matter, and conflict between the benevolent and the malevolent forces. Opposition in the universe creates a dynamic living universe composed of good and evil, body and soul. Human thoughts and feelings are the communal products of the conscious and unconscious mind’s interpretation of a constant flow of coded and symbolic dialogue.” 

Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls