Eve is the Hero of the Garden of Eden, part 2

The serpent in the Bible is treated as Eve’s partner in crime, a malevolent seducer who is responsible for humankind’s expulsion from paradise. But did you know there are serpents who figure positively in the Bible? There are serpent priests, a feathered serpent and a healing serpent. Check out this …

Eve is the Hero of the Garden of Eden, part 1

She is a tree of life to those who embrace her and those who lay hold of her are blessed. Proverbs 3:18 (Berean Study Bible) Eve’s story, as it has been passed onto us from the Bible, makes Her responsible for manki . . .ahem . . .humankind’s being cursed …

The Mystery of the Serpent

Beginning to unravel the mystery of the serpent in the Bible:  It must be remembered that the serpent is responsible for Adam and Eve leaving the garden.  According to the Bible it is the “fault” of the serpent that Adam and Eve ate the fruit which causes their expulsion.  But …

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 …

Legalization of Marriage for All

Last week the Supreme Court legalized marriage for gay couples with all the rights of hetero couples.   HOO-RAH!  It is well past time.   In some “religious” strongholds people are resisting saying that the tradition of marriage between one man and one woman goes back to the Bible.   Adam and Eve, …

The Magical Serpent

  The serpent is probably one of the most complicated and difficult spiritual symbols to understand and incorporate into one’s own spiritual life in all its multi-faceted elements.   In some stories a serpent – say a behemoth or a leviathan –  is a monster which needs to be slain.   In …

One Gods: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible

This is the cover for my book ONE GODS: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible.   From my book: ONE GODS: The Mystic Pagan’s Guide to the Bible is a shamanic exploration of the Bible’s great journeys, struggles, quests, heroes, and heroines. Janet Rudolph’s ground-breaking book is an extra-ordinary look at …