The Tree of Life is Eve’s Tree

The name Eve, in Hebrew means “life.”  There is a tree in the Garden of Eden also named “life.” In fact, its name is the “Tree of Life.”  Rather than forbidden fruit, this tree is the Tree of Eve.  It was only later in translation that humankind in general and …

Review of ONE GODS

Janet Rudolph, One Gods, The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible   Janet Rudolph’s insightful interpretation of the Tanakh, the Bible also known as the Old Testament, draws on comparative linguistics, comparative religion, cross-cultural myths, and archaeology, as well as a wholesome world view perceived in the course of her …

Praise for ONE GODS

Rachel Pollack wrote the following about ONE GODS A fascinating book. Janet Rudolph has done some strong research, much deeper than the usual deconstruction of patriarchal myths and Bible passages. I really like the respect and awareness she brings to the Hebrew scriptures, along with a strong cross-cultural approach. Rachel …

The Breath of Life

The inspiration of Susan Tapia Leon’s cover art for 21 Secrets of the Bible: Intention for The Creation The Breath . . . at the beginning of time Animus and Anima, God and Goddess blowing inside the spiral. One breath goes in . . .the other is directed at the …

The Meaning of Separation in the Bible

When the world is created at the beginning of Genesis, God begins by separating out apparent opposites.   Heaven/Earth   Light/Dark Day/Night  Male/Female.   The word used is the Hebrew word BEDEL.    The root letter for this word are the three letters examined in the previous three blogs:  B-D-L. B or Beit, Beis …

The Letter Dal

The letter dal or dalet, means door in Hebrew.   Its ancient glyph is this:  This older glyph of dal is an image of a door hanging downward, like a curtain, able to swing in any direction. The door as symbol has a long and sacred history of representing thresholds and …