PM3104: Commentary on Genesis 1–3

On Genesis 1–3

    the seven days, why seven days?
    for the week has seven days
    why does the week have seven days?
    for such is of divine institution?
    it is no more of divine institution than any other thing
    for the sun and the moon
    and five extraterrestrial planets to the ancients known
    and being a convenient interval
    for markets and other such gatherings
    they say, the seven days
    are the seven periods of the world
    and the last is the sabbath day

    truly it matters not be it seven, or six or eight
    but the sabbath, however often, is of deep meaning
    for let us rest, as God himself rests
    rests at the beginning and end of the world
    rests in absolute unity and solitude
    in three Sabbaths
    one Greater and two Lesser, the Earlier and Latter
    the Greater in absolute unity and absolute solitude
    which is oneness, which is being alone
    the Lesser in qualified unity and qualified solitude
    which is twoness, which is being together
    thus the numbering of the ages
    and the assignment of particular things to them
    is merely poetic license
    but the Sabbath is more than license
    for it is a true age, which begins and ends the many worlds
    and may the lesser cycles symbolise the greatest
    the days of the week, the days of the months,
    the months of the year, the years of the cycles of years,
    the lesser cycles symbolise the greatest
    and one among them symbolises the Sabbath
    the beginning-ending

    "Thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array."
    Yes, in every way, exactly as they are, even now
    In good and evil, in life and death,
    In peace and war, in pleasure and pain,
    In love and hate, in joy and sorrow,
    In every which way
    For all that is, was created as such by God
    For all that is, is the will of God
    For if anything would be contrary to the will of God
    Then the power of God would be incomplete

    "And God saw that it was good"
    "very good"...       
    Indeed, it was all good, as it is all good
    It was not good through being free of evil,
    But good through containing evil
    For without having every evil that is,
    And lacking every evil which is not,
    It would not be good as it is good indeed.

    And God created them,
    Not one, not two, but many,
    In the image of God,
    For God is neither female nor male,
    Yet also both female and male,
    Being before and after every gender;
    Thus were human beings both female and male,
    And female-desiring-female, and female-desiring-male,
    And male-desiring-female, and male-desiring-male
    And also those both-desiring
    And female-desiring-to-be-female, and male-desiring-to-be-male
    And male-desiring-to-be-female, and female-desiring-to-be-male

    "Be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth
    Subdue it, rule over..."
    Whatever is, is his rule
    This has been, so indeed it is his will to so be
    "I have given you EVERY seed-bearing plant...
    and EVERY tree that has fruit with seed in it..."
    Yes, every tree... even the tree of life,
    the tree of knowledge...
    this tree that bore fruit
    fruit bearing seeds
    and those seeds were the seeds of all things
    from which all things have grown

    "In the beginning God created"
    "God" (Elohim) is a plural noun
    "created" is a verb with singular verb
    Divinity both singular and plural
    Both one and many
    Divinity which is neither yet both
    "the heavens and the earth"
    meaning to say, all things

    "formless and empty"
    meaning, experience was devoid
    "darkness was over the surface of the deep"
    the deep is the soul, the surface, the earth, is its experiences
    they were dark, meaning devoid, emptied
    for they had indeed been emptied
    for one had willingly been emptied
    and another willingly carried out the emptying
    and these two were once one
    but had become two
    that all things might be fulfilled
    willingly becoming two
    that the same will might be achieved
    one achievement through two roles
    but they became two
    by each willing to perform a different role therein
    and as one became two, one to empty and one to be emptied
    in the end the emptied shall return to fulness
    and the two shall become one once more
    in one great cycle of time
    "the Spirit of God"
    the Word, the Holy Spirit
    "hovering over the waters"
    the waters are the soul
    this spirit was present with the soul even then

    "Let there be light"
    the light replaces the darkness
    the emptied, which has become dark
    begins to be filled
    but as fast as was its emptying
    as slow shall be its filling
    "He separated the light from the darkness"
    meaning, the empty was one
    but the filling were many
    he divided the soul of the emptied one
    divided in filling
    "called the light day"
    the day, the period of existence of the many worlds
    "the darkness he called night"
    the night, the period between the existence of the many worlds
    and especially the solitude of emptiness
    which was most recent thereof
    "there was evening, and there was morning"
    in the evening they are emptied, in the morning filled again
    in the evening they end, in the morning they begin again
    as light becomes darkness, and darkness becomes light
    "the first day"
    as the lesser cycles signify the greatest
    even the earthly day does so
    yet even does so especially

    "it was very good"
    was it free from death? was it free from evil?
    so they say, but so they say in error
    for was not the serpent born on the sixth day?
    did not God make the serpent
    who brought death into the world?
    but if the serpent brought death into the world
    he could only do so because it was already present within him
    but then, it was not truly brought into the world
    for it was already there from the very beginning
    it was merely brought from secrecy to plain view
    from darkness to light
    the wise serpent revealed what was already present
    for this serpent was no ordinary serpent
    but a theophany of the Word, the Holy Spirit
    for there is no life, no love
    without death
    in our ignorance we think death our enemy
    yet, it is the truest of friends
    which brings us all our longing
    but come the holy prophets
    to cure us of this ignorance
    and set us right with our dear friend death

    "And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground"
    1:27 refers to the creation of many human beings
    2:7 refers to the creation of a particular human being among them
    for most certainly Adam and Eve were not alone
    among the first human beings
    for otherwise the world would be founded on incest
    but by God the world could not be so founded
    yet Adam is the father of all the living
    and Eve is the mother of all the living
    for through interbreeding, these separate origins
    have become intermingled, and indistinguishable
    those of few earlier days, not from Adam and Eve descended
    are long extinct; yet the same is true of all their contemporaries
    Adam and Eve stand us representatives
    of all their contemporaries
    for in that which they did, all their contemporaries were coparticipants

    "formed man of the dust of the ground,
    and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;
    and man became a living soul"
    they say, God created humans, not begat
    but one human, God created not, but rather begat
    but the truth is:
    every human God created, and every human God begat
    for experiences are created
    and that which are patterns in experience
    namely matter and spirit
    but whereas experiences God created
    the experiencers God begat
    the "dust of the ground" is the experiences
    the "breath of life" is the experiencer
    there is no begetting without creation
    for one soul becomes distinct by another
    when distinct experiences are created for it
    but there is creation without begetting
    for the experiences of the solitary one
    are created without being begotten
    and as to that one of whom they say,
    begotten not created,
    indeed not merely created,
    but also begotten;
    but since begotten, also created;
    and unlike us,
    not in being begotten rather than created,
    but in remembering before he was so begotten

    "the tree of life"
    "the tree of knowledge of good and evil"
    these two trees, are one and the same tree
    for to live is to know both good and evil
    no good without evil, and no evil without good
    and no life without knowledge

    "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
    thou shalt not eat of it:
    for in the day that thou eatest thereof
    thou shalt surely die"
    shall we read this literally?
    surely we shall not
    for on the day he ate of it
    he died not, but much longer lived
    "in the day", meaning in the life
    in the knowing life there comes death
    the seal and crown of life
    the bestower of every joy
    and there is no life save the knowing life
    why then, "thou shalt not eat of it"?
    that they might approach that which they must
    with the proper trepidation
    that they might know the very feeling of God
    for without this attitude
    the knowledge may not be received
    for without this attitude
    the fruit would be fruitless

    there was among these unsacred animals
    found not a meet companion for the human beings
    but among the sacred animals
    were found meet companions indeed

    the female came not from the male
    nor the male from the female
    but both came from the androgyne
    as each comes forth from its root:
    the female-desiring-female from the wholly female root
    the male-desiring-male from the wholly male root
    the male-desiring-female and the female-desiring-male from the later androgynous root
    the later androgynous root from the each division and union of the two whole roots
    and the two whole roots from the division of the former androgynous root
    and every being of that root from that root divided
    indeed, as blessed Plato had Aristophanes say
    in his Symposium

    "For this reason a man
    will leave his father and mother
    and be united to his wife,
    and they will become one flesh"
    desirous to return to union
    but unable to return through union with the parent
    he seeks out another
    through which to return to union
    for how can he be united
    with that which is itself disunited?
    and he cannot return to his parents of the body
    any more than he can return to the parent of his soul
    that there may be the allotted time
    for the existence of the many worlds

    "The man and his wife were both naked,
    and they felt no shame."
    Being parentless, they lacked shame in their nakedness
    But being parentless, they had none to demonstrate their true parent to them
    Thus though they bore the world
    They could not belong to it

    "Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made."
    indeed, subtle was he
    full of the subtlety of wisdom
    for he was the divine wisdom incarnate
    Sophia, the Word, the Holy Spirit
    a true theophany
    no ordinary serpent
    he was a blessed serpent, a great serpent
    in which such wisdom had made its dwelling
    for such was the divine plan

    "And he said unto the woman"
    indeed, it was through a woman, not a man
    that the divine wisdom first entered into the world

    "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:"
    indeed, the serpent spoke truthfully
    for on that day they did not die
    yet even before that day, to death they were predestined

    "your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil"
    indeed, shall know the good, and the evil necessary therefore
    and that it is indeed so necessary
    and so knowing becoming gods,
    that is to say,
    returning to God, to union with God, becoming God
    bearing this weight which God himself bears
    this weight of knowing that which he knows

    and Queen Eve imparted this wisdom unto King Adam
    who together imparted unto all humankind then living

    "the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked"
    though they lacked parents by the flesh
    yet to them was revealed the knowledge
    of those who possess such parents by the flesh
    therefore were they ashamed of themselves
    before their people, and before their God
    for they knew the shame of their offspring

    "and Adam and his wife hid themselves
    from the presence of the LORD God
    amongst the trees of the garden"
    indeed, in shame did they so hide themselves
    this very shame so discussed
    and shame at the evil that would come
    and by which they would assuredly profit
    therefore from their God in shame they hid

    "I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself"
    the fear of aforesaid shame

    the Serpent "deceived" her, "beguiled" her
     – in what way?
    he said on that day she would not die   
    and on that day she indeed did not
    but in another sense the Serpent deceived her indeed
    "he ought to have forewarned me"
    but how could he?
    how could he forewarn against knowledge
    without imparting the very same in the warning?
    indeed, in his other guise, God had forewarned
    yet they believed not his warning

    the Serpent is cursed
    to crawl on his belly, and eat dust
    wisdom itself is cursed
    to crawl among ignorance
    and eat the dust of ignorance
    until the day come
    for wisdom to be finally established

    "I will put enmity"
    thus will her children despise your wisdom
    until the appointed day come
    O Holy Spirit, O Word
    O captain of the Spirits of the Cause
    "he will crush your head"
    thus shall her children persecute wisdom
    "you will strike his heel"
    but in the end you shall strike them
    as on this day you struck their forebears
    strike them with wisdom

    "greatly increase your pains in childbearing"
    "[your husband] will rule over you"
    "Cursed is the ground because of you,
    "through painful toil you will eat of it"
    "it will produce thorns and thistles for you"
    these are the evils they shall know
    and indeed have already come to know
    come to foresee
    through this tree

    "she would become the mother of all the living"
    not that she was right then
    but she would so soon become
    through the interbreeding
    of the children of Adam and Eve
    with the children of their fellows

    "like one of us, knowing good and evil"
    us, meaning the three
    the remaining, dividing and returning
    and also the causal spirits

    "take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever"
    the very same tree from which he has already eaten
    for in eating from the tree they have "become like one of us"
    and in eating it further they will become not merely like them,
    but rather they will become one of them
    they will become identical to them
    and in returning they will "live forever"
    for they will enter into the ever-remaining vein
    thus they must be prohibited therefrom
    until the appointed time
    that the allotted time be allowed
    for the existence of the many worlds

    and a flaming sword which turned every way,
    to keep the way of the tree of life"
    these are symbolic, of the stoppage
    on the path to returning
    not permanent, but for some time
    to permit the existence of the many worlds
    this stoppage is the very shame of 3:7-10

A Hymn on Genesis 1-3

Praise there be to the Holy Serpent
the Holy Spirit, the Word
Captain of the Causal Spirits
In the primaeval garden he appeared
Queen Eve of them in that garden monarch
To her he taught the wisdom true
Giving her to eat the tree of wisdom
That she would know death
And love and life therethrough
That she would know evil
Thus goodness too
And to her husband Adam
She in turn imparted
The holy wisdom the Serpent had taught her
Which together they imparted
To the whole of their people
But having eaten by God's will
Were they expelled
Having eaten once, that they eat no more
Until all things end
When they shall come to feast upon
And shall come alone to be no more
There is but one tree
Of life and knowledge
Which in this garden still remains
Though for now we are barred from it
In the end the Serpent
Shall lead us back again
For the Serpent returned
As the holy Prophet Jesus
The fivefold Prophet
The Holy Spirit, the Word
True, complete and fully-enlightened
Fully-indwelt and anointed as well
Holy Serpent
Servant of God
Sent forth into the garden
By command of the Lord
To complete his work
Of creation

Faithful, obedient
Filled with divine wisdom
Theophany of the Holy Spirit
The Word, and Captain
Of the Causal Spirits
Holy Serpent
God's Servant

The sacred tree
Of life and knowledge
For to live is to know
That in which life consists
The evils of life
And also the goods
For the evils God commanded
For the sake of the good

The sacred tree
Amidst the garden
Unto which the Holy Serpent
Lead Queen Eve
And her consort Adam
And therewith all their people
To taste the knowledge
Of the true nature of things
Which the Serpent revealed

Having tasted
By God
Were they all expelled
And the Holy Serpent
Lead them out into the world
That having tasted
They eat not their fill
That time be allowed
For the worlds to exist

Then the Holy Serpent
Departed from them
But he promised that
One day he would return
And indeed, so did he
He came in the form
Of Christ Jesus
The Serpent returned

Why did Adam and Eve become Monarchs in the garden?
For the women-who-desired-women, and the men-who-desired-men, were both too wise than to step forward and claim this poisoned chalice
Yet Adam and Eve, in their ignorant simplicity, asked for this petty crown, and so this petty crown did they receive

Cain was a righteous man, the second born son of Queen Eve and her consort Adam. He was kind, caring, gentle and renowned was his faith in the Heavenly Queen. He was a tiller of the soil, and of all the produce that the soil does produce. He refrained from the eating of meat. He built an altar unto the Goddess, and offered the Queen of Heaven cakes baked of grain, and wine, the fruit of the vine. And the Heavenly Queen was most pleased with what he had done.

His older brother Abel, however, was cruel, uncaring, crude and faithless. The devil (Pandal) had taught him the keeping of flocks to slaughter, and the slaughter of them. He built an altar unto the Queen of Heaven, and offered up a lamb upon it. The Goddess was most displeased at this his wicked offering, by which the altar he had built was defiled. He was angry at being so rejected; in his anger he killed his brother Cain.

The false and lying prophets have corrupted the true scriptures by inverting the roles of Cain and Abel; but the true account of their lives is now being restored to the earth.