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Re: Re: [gthomas] Re: Androgynous Adam (Mike)

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  • Kanefer@aol.com
    ha ha, interesting how Creation story in Genesis has twin account, itself in parallel of separation theme This concept of Holy Spirit as the Mother is
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 3, 2000
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      ha ha, interesting how Creation story in Genesis has twin account, itself in
      parallel of separation theme

      This concept of Holy Spirit as "the Mother" is immensely interesting, as
      someone somewhere also pointed out that Hebrew word for Holy Spirit, "ruach,"
      is feminine. This gives rise to perfect image in regard to being filled with
      Holy Spirit as a conception & birth of Godliness - Godly speech, acts, etc..
      Though maybe, as spirit, it's contradictory in terms of female not being
      female...

      >>>>Evidently, tending the garden wasn't all that difficult, since the
      implication of 2:17 ("cursed is the ground because of you") is that the
      ground that Adam would have to work after his explusion would be quite a bit
      less fertile ("thorns
      and thistles it shall bring forth to you"). Also, of course, it's at this
      point that death enters the picture ("to dust you shall return")>>>>

      Well, I think it was a very very nice big garden filled also with all manner
      of animals, with difficulty also suggested in Adam needing a "help-meet."
      Surely, when the two were cast out of plentiful garden into nowhere land,
      they would toil (in different way) and suffer, perhaps die.

      you know, something just came to me:
      What if "dust" actually refers to the land from which the man had come -
      (like, land in state of drought) and to which he was being symbolically
      returned. because, I believe the "God" in garden of eden story was a king,
      and that Adam was a foreigner, like - a slave. you know how kings were
      revered as gods... maybe, this foreign man was found in dust or in mud &
      resuscitated by king and put to work in his garden. the king gave him a
      chance. maybe, there was terrible drought, but king's garden/storehouse had
      good foods.

      everything was reverenced so differently in ancient times. breath was
      required for life, for speech - witnessing the power of God's speech in
      Genesis, one can see how breath would be reverenced: "spirit."

      Sincerely, Patti
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