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Friday, January 4, 2019

0: Jasmine's Discoveries

Spoiler Alert: Given the once or twice a month pace for Just like Eve, this selection is a summary of the discoveries Jasmine is about to make during her quest.  It’s a snapshot of a later section, toward the end of the book – but not the very end, as I’ve already drafted the final chapter.  Perhaps it could also be used as the back cover of a future book.

Jasmine's Discoveries

            How much truth could be contained in the brief story of Adam, Eve, the serpent, and the mysterious plural part masculine, part feminine entity called Elohim?  Upon the conclusion of her quest into her question, “Who is Eve?” Jasmine sits dumbfounded.  Each discovery holds profound insight, yet is entirely different, even directly opposed, to the lessons provided by the church.  Jasmine lists out the astonishing revelations into her journal:  

1.      women were sentenced to a mysterious longing: to be completed by their man (Gen 3:16);

2.      this longing would so burden some women that it would be a curse;

3.      others – those in the fashion, beauty, jewelry and other romance businesses – would profit in multi-billion dollar industries from woman’s burdensome longing;

4.      a woman was also likely to suffer from the most chilling of all curses:
to be “ruled” by her man (Gen 3:16);

5.      the serpent both deceived and told the truth and both liberated and oppressed;

6.      the serpent (nahash: Nun (50) + Het (8) + Shin (300) = 358) holds the same mystical energy of 358 as the Messiah (Meshiach: Mem (40) + Shin (300) + Yod (10) + Het (8) = 358);

7.      the God figure, Elohim, is plural (-im) with a feminine root, but masculine in plural form, suggesting a far bigger, complete, and more mysterious entity;

8.      Elohim would forbid something good, that the God of the New Testament would later call for: knowledge/discernment of good and evil (Gen 2:17 vs. Heb 5:14);

9.      As “good and evil,” the tree would be better called The Tree of Duality

10. Duality involves the illusion of separation, which leads not to death, but suffering;

11.  the woman (an ezer) was designed to be more than merely a “helper” for the man, as the essence of ezer suggests “life-saver” (Genesis 2:18).

While the second to last is the one to most impact humanity, Jasmine closed with the one most astonishing to her.  Into her journal, she asked, “How many English speaking women have had any idea when they've read of the woman’s creation for man ‘I will make for him a suitable helper,’ that a more accurate translation would be ‘I will make for him a suitable life-saver?’”

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