Television has given us many instances of talking animals. The first one that easily comes to mind, and is a clear indicator of my age, is Ed the talking horse. Of course we also now have a talking bunny and a big bird among others. Long before any of these however, in fact thousand of years prior, we have the story of the talking snake. Now, are we to believe that somewhere in the garden there was a snake that was given the ability to speak? Or was it used as a medium by some other entity channeling through the serpent.
Paul’s Answer To the Dilemma
Paul in Galatians 4, reveals to us the true nature of the biblical stories. He writes: 22 “…Abraham had two sons, the one by a bond maid, the other by a free woman. 23 But he who was of the bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. 24 Which things are an allegory..” Paul, the apostle, is revealing to us the ‘hidden knowledge’. The knowledge that the narratives of the Bible are nothing more than allegories?
What is an allegory? The dictionary describes an allegory as: ‘a story, poem, or picture that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning‘. Therefore these are stories that point to hidden knowledge. The bible is NOT a history book. We are not reading about actual historical personalities.
They are, what is referred to as, dark sayings transmitted down through the ages. These stories originating from ancient Egypt and beyond. Stories meant to reveal to the select few, truths that are hidden way beyond the muddled gaze of the oblivious masses.
According to Paul’s revelation, those who are supposedly descendants of Father Abraham, also did not exist. There was no Isaac; no Ishmael; no Jacob; no Joseph; etc. We are, as a result, left with no choice but to conclude that they are all allegorical. Characters used to point to greater, hidden truth.
Many rabbinic scholars agree that these individuals are merely symbolic in nature. They never steeped into the pages of history.
The Serpent The Revealer Of Secrets
For the purpose of this study I shall focus only on the serpent and its meaning. So the question is: What does the serpent signify? Now in Genesis 3, we have the encounter with the woman and the serpent. In the story, the woman is approached by the snake who inquires about her liberty. She responds by saying that she generally considered herself to be free except, she was not allowed to partake of the tree in the center of the garden – the tree of knowledge.
The serpent retorts: “God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods…” So according to the serpent, if they eat of the ‘fruit’, two (2) things are going to happen:
- Their eyes would be opened.
- They would experience what it is like to live in their divine nature.
Did It Materialize?
Was the serpent’s promise fulfilled? Absolutely! For the first time they ‘knew’ that they were naked. They became awakened. No longer were they blind. They experienced for the first time what it is to see with their third eye. They experienced what it feels like to be illuminated. “And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us…” Even God acknowledges that the man and woman are now ‘like god’.
Throughout history the serpent is considered the bringer of knowledge – Gnosis. The Christ in repeating one of the dark sayings to his disciples, be wise as serpents acknowledges this. It is no surprise therefore, that the serpent (your elevated consciousness) is the one who reveals the secret of the tree of knowledge.
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