Garden of Eden

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Hebrew "Garden of Delight," based on the Persian Heden or primal garden where the first couple were joined together as a bisexual being in the Golden Age. Like all images of the earthly paradise, Eden was located in the far west originally, where the sun went each night. That is why the Bible says known lands lay "cast of Eden" (Genesis 4:16).

Barbara G. Walker / <cite>The Woman&#039;s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets</cite>

Haste was made to position "Eden," the home of the biblical Adam, the first man of the first race. It was to be found in the East of course, in the Northern plains of India. It could be identified with the Pamir Plateau, while the river Pison of Genesis was linked with the great Indus River that began there. This zone was erroneously designated, by British-Israelites and others, as the cradle of the Aryans. The main reason why the Himalayan regions were selected for the original homeland of the Aryans was because the main creation myths refer to a great central "White Mountain" that existed in Eden. This central mountain was known as Meru. Indeed, the Pamir Mountains, and those nearby known as Amu Darya, are the highest ranges in the world. However, the word Meru actually connotes Egypt and the pyramids. The pyramid of Giza was the "white mountain" of the legends, and Egypt was the biblical Eden.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

Biblical legend states that Harran was where Adam and Even went after their expulsion from Eden. Terah, the father of Abraham, is also connected with Harran. The moon god Sin was worshipped there.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>The Irish Origins of Civilization, Volume 1</cite>

The Edenic Garden contained not only the rudiments of human existence but also the other kingdoms which were to manifest. It was therefore a sort of superior earth in which forms of life developed and prepared themselves for physical incarnation, even as the wise in this world are building superphysical bodies in which to function when the race has finished its physical evolution.

Manly P Hall / <cite>How to Understand Your Bible</cite>

In the Biblical story, man dwelt in a Paradisiacal sphere before his fall into the mystery of generation. This Paradisiacal sphere is called a garden, and has been variously located by religious enthusiasts upon almost every part of the earth's surface. Eden is not, however, on the earth's surface, but above it, or, more correctly, in a higher etheric element which encloses the earth in a globe of translucent energy. The four rivers are the four streams of ether or energy which sustain the four kingdoms of the physical world - mineral, vegetable, animal, and human. Man physically is nourished by the vital ethers of nature. Man physically is nourished by the vital ethers of nature. These ethers now work through him, but in pre-Adamic times he possessed no physical body and these ethers formed an etheric body.

Manly P Hall / <cite>How to Understand Your Bible</cite>

The story of the garden of Eden and of Adam and Eve is but the sublimation of the story of the struggle of the Snake worshipping aboriginees of the Euphrates Valley against the gods of the Eloihim, who in Sumerian were term the "Ilu." The Garden there spoken of was Babylon "The gate of the gods" as the name means. Babylon surrounded by high walls was indeed a garden in the strict sense of the word for it was large enough to hold agricultural grounds as well as houses. Into this garden the gods took the proletarians or "forerunners of the gods" on probation, to make "like us." The Serpent priest or Satan warned them they would only be slaves. (The Pharaoh of Egypt was called a Dragon, Ezekial 29:3, and the soldiers of the Pharaoh were called Dragons. Thus it may be easily seen why the children of Israel were prone to worship the Serpent, the emblem of the gods from whence they came.) Such conditions might be almost modern comparatively speaking, had the Pilgrim Fathers invited the Indians into their villages "To make men of them or to make them in their own image." Indian Snake doctors and priests might advise the contrary.

Thus man, unwilling to follow the advice of the gods, was suffered to go without the fruits of the garden.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>Thirty Thousand Gods Before Jehovah</cite>

Returning to the Gardens, the Greek word Paradise is literally Para Deus or Dios, the Park of the Gods. It is a matter of written history that the Romans related that German Gods and Godesses dwelt in groves on the upper Elbe and on the northern islands. Most elaborately described were the Health resorts of the Priests of Aesculapius, the Greek God of Medicine, known today by all doctors. At these pleasant resorts, the patient placed himself wholly within the care of the God, and generally recovered, due to the sanitation, the mineral waters, the diet, etc., and should he have had an incurable disease he was told he had incurred the enmity of the God and could not recover his health. Such resorts as these were located in the mountains of Italy and Greece and even in central Germany and Austria.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

One remarkable feature regarding these gardens or parks is that they occupied the most desirable, the most healthful places, and that furnishes a clue in discovering them and distinguishing them from settlements of later times.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

The gardens of the Gods were in reality thousands of enclosed sanctuaries throughout Europe from Ireland to Asia Minor. The Enclosure, for such a word is about the only generalization fitting all instances, is identified by some hundred fifty names in different languages, all, to a degree, meaning garden.

Henry Binkley Stein / <cite>The Axe Was God</cite>

Eventually, the exodus of the Adamic race became known to the “Serpent Masters,” who grew furious and vengeful. This was the third time that their plans and exploits had been thwarted. First, they were banished from their home planet. Then after coming to a new one, they created a race to serve them, but which did not; and when they finally created the perfect servant, they found them permanently seduced away from their duties. The ire of the Atlanteans at this snubbing was so intense that they unleashed an atomic war on the “Sons of the Serpent” and their Adamic wards, now resident on Lemuria (Oceania). These latter were not unprepared, however, and being technically advanced, set up to defend themselves and retaliate against their evil adversaries on Atlantis. So, there was on Earth a nuclear war. It was an event that changed the face of Earth history. The war between the gods (the “Serpent Masters” and the “Sons of the Serpents”)

Michael Tsarion / <cite>Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation</cite>

However, something happened that thwarted their plans for a third time. The “Sons of the Serpents” on Lemuria found out what their fathers were doing and about the newly created race that had taken their place as unwitting servants to evil. It occurred to them that such experiments were wrong and that this latest servant race was, although ignorant, part human and, therefore, “cousins” to themselves. It was decided that emissaries of the “Sons of the Serpents” would make contact with the new race.

Members of the “Sons of the Serpents” entered the “Garden” to open dialogue with their cousins in bondage and spiritual ignorance. The male Adams were not that interested in the counsel of their visitors. But the females, the Eves, were. It is said that the Eves found the newcomers comely and attractive. The visitors told those Adams and Eves who would listen that they were being kept in a state of induced ignorance and servitude, but that it was within them to become “gods” themselves, and that if they left the garden and came to Lemuria (Oceania), they would be shown all that had been hidden from them and be awakened to their true natures. Finally, because of this intercession, a great multitude of the Adamic race did follow their wise visitors to their island paradise. They were taken to Lemuria by spacecraft.

Michael Tsarion / <cite>Atlantis, Alien Visitation and Genetic Manipulation</cite>

It should again be emphasized that Serapatatia was altogether honest and wholly sincere in all that he proposed. He never once suspected that he was playing into the hands of Caligastia and Daligastia. Serapatatia was entirely loyal to the plan of building up a strong reserve of the violet race before attempting the world-wide upstepping of the confused peoples of Urantia. But this would require hundreds of years to consummate, and he was impatient; he wanted to see some immediate results—something in his own lifetime. He made it clear to Eve that Adam was oftentimes discouraged by the little that had been accomplished toward uplifting the world.

Solonia / <cite>The Urantia Book</cite>

It must be remembered that Caligastia was still the titular Planetary Prince of Urantia, a misguided but nevertheless high Son of the local universe. He was not finally deposed until the times of Christ Michael on Urantia.

But the fallen Prince was persistent and determined. He soon gave up working on Adam and decided to try a wily flank attack on Eve. The evil one concluded that the only hope for success lay in the adroit employment of suitable persons belonging to the upper strata of the Nodite group, the descendants of his onetime corporeal-staff associates. And the plans were accordingly laid for entrapping the mother of the violet race.

It was farthest from Eve's intention ever to do anything which would militate against Adam's plans or jeopardize their planetary trust. Knowing the tendency of woman to look upon immediate results rather than to plan farsightedly for more remote effects, the Melchizedeks, before departing, had especially enjoined Eve as to the peculiar dangers besetting their isolated position on the planet and had in particular warned her never to stray from the side of her mate, that is, to attempt no personal or secret methods of furthering their mutual undertakings. Eve had most scrupulously carried out these instructions for more than one hundred years, and it did not occur to her that any danger would attach to the increasingly private and confidential visits she was enjoying with a certain Nodite leader named Serapatatia. The whole affair developed so gradually and naturally that she was taken unawares.

...Influenced by flattery, enthusiasm, and great personal persuasion, Eve then and there consented to embark upon the much-discussed enterprise, to add her own little scheme of world saving to the larger and more far-reaching divine plan. Before she quite realized what was transpiring, the fatal step had been taken. It was done.

Solonia / <cite>The Urantia Book</cite>

Nowhere in the Genesis account is there any mention, direct or indirect, of Satan's involvement, and yet it has become common practice for the Church to portray the serpent as an emissary of Satan, or even as Satan himself.

Laurence Gardner / <cite>Genesis of the Grail Kings</cite>

Since we know that El Elyon-Jehovah was synonymous with Enlil, the Garden of Eden story is a direct representation of the ongoing feud between the Anunnaki brothers. Enlil was insistent that humankind should be kept in ignorance, and should be maintained solely to toil and to bear the yoke of the Anunnaki. But Enki had other ideas: he was insistent that the black-headed people should be educated.

Laurence Gardner / <cite>Genesis of the Grail Kings</cite>

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