Body and Soul…

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On the sixth day the earth was delivered of Abadam,

the very image of the Spirit conceived in the likeness of a lump of clay.

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The Spirit breathed life into the clod and Abadam rose to his feet.

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His head was level with the divine seat in heaven.

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As he looked about the celestial abode his huge frame

and radiant countenance, so amazed the angels that

they flocked, trembling to the Spirit: “can there be

two divine powers, one in heaven, the other on earth?”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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3 Responses to Body and Soul…

  1. Jules says:

    There are many traditions that single peoples (perhaps that is oxymoronic…) or human groups have tried/try to interpret. I, no expert at all on the Essenes… though I am familiar with several different opinions about them. They were a strict sect.

    As for the interpretations of the beginning of humans with divine souls… the garden, expulsion – the other peoples that existed before the garden and those divine peoples created by one divinity… In one story anyway. The ‘Two’ who were in the garden, after the exultation had to live with and deal with the peoples in the land of the Giants. Why so many disregard the giants existence, perhaps because they did not have a particular divine soul does not mean that they did not have their own souls by another divinity.

    That being said the same sentence in any divine document can be and has been interpreted in many ways. The story put forth in this post is certainly intriguing.

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    • Interpretation is key to spiritual texts and can often mark the difference between so called spirituality and dogma. There are stories of, and allusions to, Giants in the Old Testament texts… 😉

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      • Jules says:

        The first time I heard of the Giants…(in a particular reading of a passage) I recall thinking that there were ‘people’ on earth before ‘The Garden’. What made the Garden people special? Some explained that those in the garden were created in a specific image with the inclusion of a soul.

        Before Monotheism there were many beings with lets call it a higher consciousness. (And who is to say that the Highest Being actually created them all as well?) Those ‘beings’ or ‘people’ from The Garden, once expelled had to deal with these other people (my opinion).

        I personally have come to believe that spirituality can exist without dogma. I’ve had experience in several religious beliefs. And more and more find the dogma part less appealing.

        Could the ‘Everything’ have been created by one greater higher consciousness? Were dinosaurs ever in existence the same time as humanoids? I think that was proven as a ‘no’. One belief is that when a particular Higher Being created the Universe including the Earth and its Nature that Nature was left to evolve.

        ‘Men’ limit a day to twenty four hours, but a day of creation could have been the life span and death of creatures that came and went before any traces of humanity began.

        In reading other creation stories… I find it difficult to believe that any one is superior. It seems that there is some flaw in every created higher being. Not one is omnipotent or listens to the trivial consciousness of any one people. There is always an opposing force to deal with the benevolence of even the most enlightened leaders and even other perhaps lesser gods.

        With all that said – if dogma helps someone else be a better person – then I will be happy for them. I just would rather that a single dogma not be so superior that shoving ‘it’ down my throat is the only way to guarantee my own existence in the present or unknowable future.

        Stay safe.

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