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The Price of Waking Up

Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, and the first thing they realized was that they were naked. What does it mean to know yourself naked? To be naked means to be vulnerable and easily damaged. Naked means unprotected and subject to judgment. Thus Adam and Eve became ashamed. Their vulnerability was on display. They […]

The Snake in the Garden

Adam and Eve do not seem self-conscious when they were created and placed in paradise – the garden of Eden. The serpent appears in the third chapter of Genesis. God did not just create the serpent, he placed or at least allowed it in the garden. The garden represents a paradisal order while the serpent […]

Order From Chaos

Order, the known, appears to be symbolically associated with masculinity. Maybe it is because the primary hierarchical structure of human society is masculine. Men are and throughout history have been the builders of towns and cities, the bricklayers, the operators of heavy machinery, the engineers. In its positive guise, order is stability. However order can […]

Chaos and Order

Reality unfolds before us as chaos and order. Chaos is the things and situations we neither know nor understand. We neither know nor understand them because we have not been there, we have not explored the territory. It is the domain  of ignorance which extends without limit beyond the boundaries of all ideas and disciplines. […]