Creation myths are attempts to explain the reality of creation in a symbolic archetypyical manner that can be conceptualized by children.


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myth : in the beginning

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"R. Jehudah in the name of Rabii said: Ten things were created 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 created the heaven and the 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

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 was trampled to death and torn to pieces.

The pieces were buried.

At the moment of that killing the sexes differentiated. Now death was balanced by begetting, begetting by death, while 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 period, 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, which lives by the killing and eating of other lives.


Life lives on Life. Both animals and plants are alive !

The essence of life is this eating of itself !

The reconciliation of mind to the conditions of life is fundamental to all creation stories. These rituals consist chiefly of killing, a sacrifice, an imitation, of that first primordial crime out of which arose this temporal dualistic reality.

Creation stories all carry this element embedded within them.

Yahweh the Patriarch

Yahweh = YHVH = I AM = YHWH

In the beginning, the tribal god of the patriarchal monotheistic Israelite cult, was simply a powerful god among many.

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 created 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 created man.

That's the background of the myth of Chapters 2 and 3 in the book of Genesis. But the gardener of 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 created 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 B. C., 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 of book of Genesis. In book of Genesis, it is man, not the 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 orginally all was One,
and then there was separation - heaven and earth, male and female, and so forth.

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.

The high priests of the nomadic warrior cult of Yahweh 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 therefore 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 nomadic warrior 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, and all other mammalian life, into this world of pairs of opposites and suffering.

Nature is corrupt, sex in and of itself is corrupt, and the female, as the epitome of sex, corrupts us.

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

And foolhardy attitudes entrance the rational observer putting the rational observer back to sleep.

mother of temporal reality

Eve, the mother of temporal reality, brings life.

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

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

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

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

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

Formerly you had a dream time paradise there in the Garden of Eden - no time, no birth, no death - no self-awareness of our 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 central tree, where time and eternity come together.

The serpent is the primary god, actually, in the Garden of Eden. Yahweh, the one who walks there in the cool of the evening, is just 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 prime center out of which consciousness becomes aware of itself.

The myth of Adam and Eve deals with moving out of the mythological dreamtime of the Garden of Eden - linear time does not exist and humans have no self-awareness as they are just innocent creatures.

God appears as a parent.

God 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 had not thought of themselves in opposition.

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.

Then comes the dualistic Zorastarian idea of life as a conflict between the forces of darkness and the forces of light, of good and evil battling for universal control of reality.

In Zoroastrian tradition the malevolent is represented by Angra Mainyu, the "Destructive Principle", while the benevolent is represented through Ahura Mazda's Spenta Mainyu, the instrument or "Bounteous Principle" of the act of creation and sustenance.

In other traditions, good and evil are relative to the position in which you are standing.

Adam and Eve broke the covenant by eating the fruit and got themselves thrown out of the Garden of Eden, the dream time or heaven, just by that act of recognizing duality of opposition.

In the biblical tradition eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge 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. Soul is important, while the flesh is irrelevant and an impediment to the life of the spirit. Outside traditional Hebrew, Christian and Islamic religions, the same dualism, following Descartes, manifests as mind = self, body = other. Either way, we identify with our minds and not our bodies, not other life forms, not with the Earth." - 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 by themselves. 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 single 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 man.

The patriarchal monotheistic Yahweh cult God points out the forbidden fruit.

The patriarchal monotheistic Yahweh cult God challenges His children to partake of the forbidden fruit and then cuts psychopathically them off from His care when they do.

How did we lose touch with unity?

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One theme is that the separation was somebody's fault - someone ate the wrong fruit or said the wrong words to God so that he got angry and went away. Now the eternal excludes us and we have to find some way to get back in touch with it.

Another theme is that the separation was caused purposefully by thought in the vein of the ponerological 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, in these stories, there is a great ladder or rope 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 seperated from our source.

The truth is that our rational minds exclude us from the joy of living, we actually are separated, and the problem is to reunite that broken connection to our mystical right-brain.

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 identity 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.

Aeon Christ

Gnostic Schools of Mystery create the first version of Christianity

Human beings have grappled with the Mystery of Life for a hundred thousand years.

During the Golden Age mankind knew the Secret of the Mystery of Life. Mankind lived a blessed life in a symbiotic communion with Nature until a terrible communal wrong was commited and the Light withdrew leaving Man in Pitch Black Darkness.

2,000 years ago a wide ranging Pagan Gnostic mystery tradition flourished among all the cosmopolitan cultures of the ancient world which had been trading, conquering and synthesizing each other for centuries.

Alexander III of Macedonia transformed entire Mediterranean region into essentially one Hellenized culture.

All Gnostic Mystery traditions have common metaphysical themes which contain codes for living.

That which stands in common among the Gnostic Mystery traditions:

Gnosis (true knowledge) is the Way to the Redemption of the Eternal Soul [ from eternal self-condemnation. ]

The meaning of the term Gnosis has been obscured over time.

Gnosis is simply knowing reality for what reality truly is.

A Gnostic is simply an individual that 'knows' aspects of reality that others have not bothered to observe.

A Gnostic has peeled away enough hyperreal cultural overlays to 'see' aspects of reality as they truly are.

The single most important element that a Gnostic knows is as real as the ground upon which we stand is the eternal existence of Aeon - the Creator and Sustainer.

Agnostics have sets of conditioned beliefs, preconceived notions and tend to subscribe to fanciful ideologies that are used as lenses through which reality is defined and destorted into tight arrays.

order versus chaos

Agnostics, by definition, are unable to observe Aeon as the Creator and Sustainer permeats all levels of reality and is impossible to fit within any size array !

After the Hebrews were dislocated to Babylon, the notion of a Savior or Messiah arose, foreshadowing the rise, fall and rebirth of the Zaddikim in a modified form.

In a splinter fanatic sect of the deposed Hasmonean dynasty Sadducee High Priesthood, the Zaddikim, a ponerological school of thought began to form.

The Zaddikim synthesized Hebrew tradition with Gnostic Mystery mythology, producing rather distinctive variations on the more ancient forms.

This approach was, from the beginning, contaminated by certain elements that allowed it to be easily distorted psychologically.

Those familiar with ponerology can understand those elements as the work of psychopaths or social engineers with little understanding of human nature played out over time.

"Moritz Friedlander put forth the thesis that Gnosticism is a pre-Christian phenomenon which originated in antinomian circles in the Hebrew community of Alexandria. Christian Gnosticism is simply a secondary version of the older Gnosticism' which attached itself to the emergent Christian sect and appropriated for itself the figure of Jesus Christ." - Birger Pearson

Elements present in Alexanderian Hebrew "historical scripture" included:

- ponerological aspects of the State religions of the Hellenized Egyptians and Hebrews;

- emotion inspiring psychological tactics of the Gnostic Mystery traditions;

- a psychopathic manner of rewriting history after the model of Herodotus.

This corrupt cobbled together hybrid form of Egyptian, Greek and Hebrew mythology sold to the world by the marketing genius Saul of Tarsus eventually came to be known as Christianity.

Under the influence of the cosmopolitan Greek world, Hebrew mystics, Pharisees, sought to find greater depth in Hebrew "history".

An allegedly chain of historical prophecies was developed and blended to support a historical Israel created to support the agenda of a religious priesthood-clique seeking power.

A fake genealogy of Israel was produced from diverse tribal tales and legends. Genealogies were adapted, edited, corrected, redacted, combined, added to and added in to show that a very disparate group were really a single tribe - instant ancient history leading all the way back to !

The Alexanderian Hebrew mythmakers, the Pharisees, declared their "history" to be the literal historical truth but it was already compounded with mystical allegory.

The Saducees, Zaddikim fanatics, then claimed to be the inheritors of secret mystical teachings passed down from their own great Gnostic master, Moshe Rabbenu.

The Alexanderian Hebrew mythmakers claimed that the great Pagan philosophers had originally received their wisdom from Moshe Rabbenu and that all intellectual advances came from the Hebrews.

In a world that came to be dominated by a Zaddikim version of history, many things are obscure and incomprehensible due to a single element - Alexanderian Hebrew mythmakers stole the religious history of other cultures as Hamurabbi did in Babylon including Eygptian, Ugarit, Sumeria and, of course, Babylonian - claiming to have it all first.

These early Alexanderian Hebrew mythmakers may have recognized the slow-acting poison of a schizoidal element which had already been incorporated into Hebrew history - now the idea was to exorcise any schizoidal elements allegorically with exegesis.

Unfortunately allegory on allegory only muddles the metaphor, particularly cross-culturally, as the allegory originated in the myths of other cultures!

So, in their re-working and re-combining of the Gnostic Mysteries and Hebrew 'histories', these Alexandrian Hebrew mythmakers may not have realized that they had re-included the poison of the schizoid in their system.

At the beginning, the Alexandrian Hebrew mythmakers were divided into multiple schools of thought which snythesized different elements of other cultures myths two of which were known as the Therapeutae and the Essenes.

The Hebrew historian, Josephus, tells us that the Essenes were comparable to the Pythagoreans.

The Hebrew Gnostic Philo of Alexandria, also known as "the Pythagorean," described as the Therapeutae and the Essenes as two branches of a single school of philosophy.

They honored not only their Gnostic master, Moshe Rabbenu, they also followed the great Pagan philosopher, Pythagoras whose disciples had set up Serapheum throughout the Pagan world.

Philo used the philosophical allegory of Stoic philosophy and Hebrew exegesis in an attempt to fuse and harmonize Greek philosophy with Hebrew philosophy.

Philo's family had social ties and connections to the priesthood in Judah, the Hasmonean Dynasty, the Herodian Dynasty and the Julio-Claudian dynasty in Rome.

Philo was a contemporary to Jesus of Nazareth.

The Cynic school of Gnosticism called their tradition "The Way."

The Therapeutae called their tradition "The Way" also. The term Therapeutae occurs in relation to followers of Aesculapius at Pergamon.

The term Therapeutae also occurs in relation to worshippers of Serapis in inscriptions, such as on Delos.

The Therapeutae of Aesculapius were a recognized and designated association in antiquity that included the physicians, their attendants and support staff, in the larger temples of Aesculapius.

These healing temples (hospitals) were known as Asclepeions.

Examples of famous Therapeutae of Aesculapius between 300 BC and 300 AD include Hippocrates, Apollonius of Tyana, Aelius Aristides and Galen.

The 4th century Christian historian, Eusebius claimed that the Therapeutae were the first followers of the "historical Jesus Christ."

The Essenes expounded upon the Gnostic Mystery of Christ of the Hellenized Alexandrian Hebrews by overlaying it on a living individual that had been recently executed, Jesus of Nazareth.

Then the Hellenized Alexandrian Hebrew, followers of Serapis or Chrestus which included Saul of Tarsus, synthesized the Hebrew myths of the Pharisees (non-Hellenized Alexandrian Hebrews) laid out in the Septuagint, the Zaddikim myths of Sadducees of the Hasmonian dynasty, the works of Plato (Timaeus), Hellenism and the widely spread myths of a Dying and Resurrecting God to create the Jesus narratives.

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.

Error occurs when a consciousness makes a conscious choice for action based upon a 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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