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Genesis 02 - Garden of Eden

Identifier

007417

Type of spiritual experience

Background

Entirely symbolic from beginning to end

Eve = Subconscious = feminine

Snake = Conscious = masculine

Adam = Adamus = Higher spirit

So the Higher spirit in innocence with the feminine acquires an intellect and knowledge [masculine]  and thereby becomes human and metaphorically 'falls' into the physical and is no longer spirit.

Death = birth into the physical

A description of the experience

Genesis 2 - Adam and Eve

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made.[INCREMENTS OF EVOLUTION]

And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created and made.

These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens,

and before every plant of the field was in the earth, and before every herb of the field grew; for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.

But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

 8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put Adam that he had formed.

 9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 10 A river watering the garden flowed from Eden; from there it was separated into four headwaters.

 15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.

16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden;

17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

 18 The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."

 21 So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs  and closed up the place with flesh.

22 Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib  he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man.

 25 The man and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.

The source of the experience

Bible, the

Concepts and Symbols used in the text or image

Rib