The Tree of Animals

The Tree of Animals

Elsewhere the “Tree of Knowledge” becomes a symbol of humanity’s tragic, fallen status – talking apes hypnotized by language and alienated from their own divinity:

“There are two trees growing in Paradise. One bears animals, the other bears men. Adam ate from the tree which bore animals. He became an animal and he brought forth animals. For this reason the children of Adam worship animals. The tree whose fruit Adam ate is the Tree of Knowledge. That is why sins increased.

If he ate the fruit of the other tree, that is to say, the fruit of the Tree of Life, the one which bears men, then the gods would worship man. For in the beginning God created man. But now men create God. That is the way it is in the world – men make gods and worship their creation. It would be fitting for the gods to worship men!” ((”The Gospel of Philip.” The Other Bible. Ed. Willis Barnstone. Harper San Francisco, 1984. 95.))

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  1. rick on November 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    “I am potato.”

  2. morpheus on July 8, 2017 at 5:11 pm

    Gods and “concepts of gods” are created in the mind…Mind is nowhere & everywhere ., the saying “you lost your Mind”…like losing your wifi connection to your computer 🙂 Brain is in your Skull….computing the matrix in binaries of zeros and ones interpreting reality and creating it.

    GOD IS (EVERYTHING) & ALSO (NOTHING) YIN & YANG….logic,5 senses cannot compute this. NOTHING IS void (YOU think AIR IS NOTHING. AIR IS rotating MOLECULES. YOU think CLOSING YOUR EYES u see NOTHING. YOU SEE THE COLOR BLACK (ALL COLORS COMBINED..) freemasons know that white and black create the illusion… see what you want to see…..a spider has 8 eyes.a bird sees UV, a DOG in black/white…what is the real vision?…..only the 3rd eye sees….Read Neil Gaiman The SandMan Series. These comic book creators are doing what Hindus, and Africans do…conceptualize God… creating deities of their own image & attributes. God is w/o form. Read Marvel “character” Anthropomorpho …how he manifests beings to have a body..
    Sophia in Hindu Religon is AdiShakti (Lalita Sundari).
    Jai Sri Ram..

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