Monday, March 07, 2022

The Eves of Destruction


You probably all know the legend of the Fall, which starts with Adam and Eve living in cosmic bliss with God in the Garden of Eden. Everything's peachy until the Serpent (Satan, if you like) tempts Eve to eat of the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. That gets all their asses tossed out of Eden, condemned to toil on the Earth. The Gate to Eden is eternally guarded by Seraphim bouncers, and so here we all are.

Theologians have been arguing about all of this for over two-thousand years. Entire volumes have been written over these two little chapters in Genesis.

So let's see how this story was written in the stars...

Meet the cast of our story: God (Cepheus), Satan (Draco), Adam (Perseus) and Cassiopeia (Eve). There's also a special guest star we'll get to shortly. 

With that in mind, let's look at the third chapter of Genesis:
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? 
Genesis 3:2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 

Genesis 3:3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 
Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 
Genesis 3:4 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

So what's up with all the drama over a lousy apple? What's that all about?

One thing that comes up again and again is that the Bible authors were very worried about the parts of the night sky off the Ecliptic (Zodiac) or Galactic Plane (Milky Way). This is usually referred to as the "wastelands," "deserts" and/or "enemy lands." 

All very appropriate for a desert-dwelling people who are keenly aware of how wandering off established routes of travel could be an instant death sentence. So here's how that plays out in out story.
• The Garden of Eden is the rich and fertile nebulae of the Galactic Plane.

• Cepheus straddles the Plane, so he has "knowledge of good and evil."

• Perseus and Cassiopeia are within the Plane, meaning they are within the Garden, serving the Gardener. 

OK, OK: so what about the apple then? And what's all this about Lilith?