garden of eden

The Fall,
Original Sin
or Ejection from the Garden of Eden

Where the concept of the ejection from the garden is false is that humanity left the garden of her own free will and the Creator and Sustainer sits silently waiting in the Garden for us to rejoin him.

"Original Sin," as it is called, is simply the emergence of the Ego. The fall from grace," is only an illusion of separation. Adam and Eve were never tossed out of the beautiful paradise of God's creation. They walked out. By eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge, they suddenly became aware of their differences." - Vincent Cole

"Original Sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it." - Reinhold Niebuhr

"As it is imbued so deeply into our mythology, our ideology, our culture, and our economy, the doctrine of original sin is actually correct - correct insofar as we are immersed in our culture. It is correct given our ideological infrastructure and the motivations built in to our cultural institutions." - Charles Eisenstein

dualing realities

At the dawn of human history the Dreamtime of Unity Consciousness was shattered when early thinkers could imagine a reality free from want. The vision of a reality free from want, seen in the imagination of the mind's eye, came to them in the magical image of the Garden of Eden.

The Garden of Eden would be a wonderful place where all wants were met, where all desires were fulfilled and where the ever present desert of extremes receded from consciousness, a return to the dreamtime.

Although they could 'see' the Garden in their 'vision' (imagination) they were ultimately frustrated by the fact that their vision (imagination) was not one belonging to the material Earth.

Over time the vision of the Garden became 'real' in their mind's eye, exquisitely beautiful perfection, but such perfection was separate from physical reality existing only outside of time and space in a dreamtime.

Once they shared their vision with others it became necessary to come up with a reason for why man was separated from the Garden.

The emotions most people experience come from the natural order.

For example, when a man was hunting and/or gathering fear was a very helpful and life saving emotion. A man that holds fear, is careful in his pursuit of game. A man careful to be aware of his surroundings when gathering fruit has a much better chance of surviving than the man that does not pay attention to the fact that on the rock ledge above his head a lion is crouching. (see biological orienting response)

Rational men have felt guilt ever since the first moment that they realized that the life they were ending, to survive, was of the same order as the life that they held within themselves - a natural empathetic response. Individual life saving emotions may work for the individual and yet hinder cooperation within the tribe - in particularly in a nomadic warrior tribe.

The religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam were all born from the same seed - the nomadic warrior tribe of the cult of Yahweh and their leader Moshe Rabbenu who fled the reorganization of Egyptian society upon the death of Tutankhamun. Moshe Rabbenu synthesized the religion of Akhenaten with the religion of Sumeria to create the foundational elements of the Torah which includes the story of the ejection from the Garden of Eden.

The basic premise that all men are born into sin is a relatively new concept.

Emotion, not seen or heard, was of the supernatural realm.

They began to imagine not letting primitive emotions drive decisions.

The story of Cain and Able informs the nomadic warriors/hunters to become settled cooperating gatherers/farmers and herders. All human beings with souls understand personal spiritual corruption in that they are unable to completely control their own emotions and live up to their own self-expectations.

Without the taming of primitive emotions a social culture will remain limited in size or die as the group members destroy one another as they did on Pitcairn Island.

The elaborate religious theology constructed by each social culture depended upon taming primitive emotions and informing the type of lifestyle their culture embodied. For example, the horse people of Genghis Khan lived on the Mongolian Steppe, an endless grass prairie, practiced a shamanistic religion quite similar to the Native American horse people of the Great Plains. The differences between the two can be traced to elements of Hindu and Buddhist religions being different from elements of Christian religion which Native Americans had been exposed to.

Only groups working out elaborate commonly excepted social rituals that keep primitive emotions in check will be able to grow and prosper .

With primitive emotions in check civility reigns within the social cultural group.

Most religious theologies divide humans into at least two opposing social cultural groups - those who belong to the fellowship or can be tolerated as non-threatening to the fellowship and those who are "other," threatening evil doers out to enslave or destroy the fellowship.

The followers of Moshe Rabbenu had survived as nomads in the desert by worshiping the harsh war god of the desert, Yahweh. At this time high priests of the cult of Yahweh had gained a profound insight into the nature of the emotional state of a human in a social group by persevering in the desert for '40' years.

Guilt, an emotion only humans are known to experience, worked wonders as a social control mechanism. The cult leaders of the cult of Yahweh solution to the fact that not all their subjects felt guilt keenly enough was to bestow upon them Original Sin.

The cult leaders of the cult of Yahweh 'educated' the members of their tribe that men had been ejected from the vision of freedom from want, ejected from exquisitely beautiful perfection, ejected from Yahweh's presence because spiritual corruption was universal in mankind.

First mention of Israelites is on the Merneptah which has a short section at the end of the poem describing a campaign by Merneptah in the first few years of his reign, 1210 BC. One line mentions Israel:

"Israel is laid waste, its seed is not."

Here we have the earliest mention of Israel outside the Bible and the only mention of Israel in Egyptian records. The Egyptian record identifies the Israelites as a nomadic people.

The harsh war god of the desert, Yahweh would redeem them.

The fleeing Israelites driven into their nomadic life by the Egyptians who usurped Akhenaten's dynasty (Akhenaten was referred to as 'the enemy' in Egyptian archival records) fell upon and conquered the city of Ugarit and the land of Canaan around 1180 BC.

Canaan had been an Eygyptian protectorate until 1210 BC so that is only thirty years.

"The conquest of Canaan was but one more instance of a hungry nomad horde falling upon a settled community. The conquerors killed as many as they could find, and married the rest. Slaughter was unconfined, and was divinely ordained and enjoyed. Gideon, in capturing two cities, slew 120,000 men; only in the annals of the Assyrians do we meet again with such hearty killing." - Will Durrant

The Canaanites worshiped a pantheon of gods. El was the supreme god, the Creator, but El did not act on Earth. Secondary gods, who acted on Earth, were Baal, who's name appears 76 times in the Old Testament, and Baal's consort Asherah.

Canaanites worshiped Baal and Asherah who brought the Canaanites rain, fertility and life. The Hebrews conquered the Canaanite city of Ugarit slaughtering every man, subjugating the woman and children throughout the land of Canaan.

The Hebrew prophets combined and folded several aspects of the individual Canaanite gods into Yahweh. In Canaanite mythology Yahweh was the son of El. The Hebrew prophets intent was to civilize the barbarous Israelites by taming the war god Yahweh.

At this period in history Hebrew priests were the dispensers of natural, religious and social laws in a way which was paralleled later in history during the reign of the Pope's Roman Catholic church before the Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther. At this time in history civil law and moral laws, those laid down by man, were one and the same.

The earliest cultures of Mesopotamia, "Land Between the Rivers," and the Levant were directed by priests who established coherent rules for the society. The temple was erected at the center of the settlement and was the most awe inspiring building.

This pattern of a society with a centralized place of worship can be seen in the all the ancient cities of Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Historically the role of religion in every civilization was religion's ability to establish a common moral order. Priests, or kings derived their authority from the gods and they were the ones who devised the moral and social codes that kept increasingly complex societies operating in a 'civilized' or controllable manner.

Babylon derived its name from Ba-bi-ilani, or "the gate of the gods," the place where the gods descended to Earth.

Inca urban society rested on the belief that their rulers were gods, their word law.

Greek and Roman communities shared a powerful sense of "sacred space" in their central core and each devised elaborate codes of social and moral law.

Islam fostered the creation of a coherent civilization by imposing a rule of law that applied to personal and commercial transactions.
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