Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil
By Gene Savoy
Afterwards, God sent Adam and Eve from the garden knowing that they become had become full of Knowledge of Good and Evil, as gods, and that if they ate of the tree of life they would live forever (filling the universe with greater Knowledge of Good and Evil). We read in the allegorical story:
And the Lord God said behold the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the Garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken so he drove out the man and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims in a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
Thus Adam was denied the fruit of the tree of life and he became mortal. The symbolism of the story is interesting we understand the meaning of the words.
Cherubim and a flaming sword guarded the Garden of Eden from the East so that Adam and Eve could do not to gain access to the tree of life. The symbolism is very clear: the cherubim were always associated with the holy of holies in the temple guarding the sun door facing the rising sun to the east. Cherubim were usually depicted as winged figures, either with human faces or as bowls, Lyons or Eagles – all solar creatures. In Solomon’s Temple, cherubim were made from olive trees, standing 10 cubits tall, i.e., about 12 feet. Oil from olive trees was used in the perpetual flame burning in the tabernacle. Cherubim were also represented as clouds – the chariots of God. The flaming sword represents our parent or material sun. So we see that the Angels and the fire of the sun guarded access to the tree of life, which is God’s light – – the primordial son of justice. The story continues in the first verse of the fourth chapter of Genesis:
And Adam knew Eve his wife and she conceived, and beer came, and said, I have gotten a man from the lower Lord.
In Gnostic literature, Kane or K is one of the angelic powers representing the sun. The symbolism is quite evident to the reader has been given the oral and written traditions provided in the sacred teachings of light. As part of the new ministerial training. The light of God the tree of life was the divine nourishment that made the first man, Adam, immortal in the beginning. The tree of knowledge of good and evil is a secondary kind of food that nourishes the psychic and physiological processes of the new man created by archtypel Adam and Eve. The material sun is a source of knowledge as taught by the Gnostics and other ancient schools of former times; but spiritual man is made immortal not by knowledge, but by God’s Light that gave birth to the material sun.
From the book The Decoded New Testament by Gene Savoy