Adam…Not really the only man on earth. But the only creature in the garden …Is lonely.
While the female companion Yahweh makes for Adam is sweet and beautiful as promised there are problems.
She's curious. She thinks outside the box. And she is probably wondering why the local garden animals don't seem to emerge from a riverbank or rib. But from some other place entirely. Maybe Unlike Adam she doesn't just take Jehovah's word for things.
So when the serpent shows up (mother goddess is portrayed as a beneficent serpent all over the world for millennia) her message is not simply "eat the Apple of the tree of knowledge."
It was more like: "Wake up daughter! And you'll need to wake him up too!"
Well thank heavens Adam paid attention that night in the bower.
Bower. That's like a boudoir.
But it's more rustic. You wind up with leaves up your buttcrack.
Milton borrows the term “bower” (birds nest) to describe Adam and Eve’s love nest in Paradise Lost. His "bower" is considerably more nuanced. And truly it is the boutique boudoir of bowers. You'll like it. But still ... bring a blanket.
But Miltons renaissance Italian belief system? For the birds also. The theme of "obedience to the father" is the glob that comes from above ... And lands in your eye every chapter. No those aren't eagles up above. Just the pigeons of Vatican Square. So we'll stick with the Bower. Thank you.
Meanwhile, back in the garden...
Rumor has it the guy understood what all men at some junction begin to understand
You want some action tonight? Take a bite.
Fortunately Mother's magic worked. They both realized the Knowledge of who they were. So what is the first sign of their Knowledge?
What? Now in a warm and private garden like this, how is being naked a problem you may ask. This is paradise after all. Right?
Well I don't know about paradise but I have had a little exposure to the Patriarchal Gods. Or at least demiGods. Jeffrey Epstein's magic island comes to mind. So if some strange old man was telling us about making us kids out of mud and bones...
Well I'd wonder Why he was trying to confuse us about our sexuality?
Why was he telling us such a cock-and-bull story while always showing up when we're trying for a little privacy?
Why is he looking at us that way?
And why forbid us to learn about ourselves and our bodies with this harmless … Indeed important … Fruit?
Now that our eyes have been opened by the knowledge of the Mother ...
Maybe we better put on some clothes.
This is the patriarchy after all.
Of course since this is the patriarchy. They will have to spin this politically. So here's the press release:
"Adam and Eve are cast from the garden because of Eve's unfaithfulness! Both of them Forced now to suffer in giving birth, tilling the fields in sweat of your brow …and finally dying instead of an eternal youth in the garden."
And the unwritten but obvious corollary:
It's All Eve's fault. So of course all women are guilty and none deserve first class citizenship.
A good patriarchal spin. This lie has worked for 5000 years. Since ancient Babylon.
Now Here's what's real:
Mother Earth gifted us with knowledge. So we know the joys and the beauties of romance, sexual love, and raising children. So we know How to till the fields for our food and domesticate animals to bring us abundance. And we can learn about the greatest gift of all to our spiritual lives ... Death.
Especially abundant are the gifts that come to all men when they honor the wisdom of womankind. And the special wisdom of the wise woman the Goddess has given them for a mate.
If you have any desire to develop spiritually, begin by honoring the wisdom of women.
Let them feed you with the sacred fruit of knowledge.
And stop listening to the ugly propaganda that the patriarchy spews about these partners for our path!
Or stay in the conventional Christian world with your savior and hero Donald Trump. For the brief time that remains for patriarchal culture. Before the flames and floods destroy it. That's Mother's final gift for those cultures that fail to listen to women's wisdom in this time of awakening.
Your choice America.
More to come.
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