reply to post by TiM3LoRd
sounds like back peddling about Lilith,
Given everything I've written, do you honestly think I believe that God would or could make a mistake? Do you think, theologically, I could tolerate
Call it back peddling, fact is, that's the explanation. And to be clear, the myth doesn't say God made a mistake. I was the one to use that term.
And when it does imply that God "made a mistake" it is NEVER to be understood - and every initiate who studies the Torah at an esoteric level knows
this - at the profane literal level. It ALWAYS refers to an abstract, intellectual idea, that is merely referred to in common exoteric language.
This is something that people who don't have knowledge for the spiritual systems of the west, namely, the exoteric/esoteric dichotomy, usually get
tripped up with. All texts are like this; whether the Bible or the Quran.
If it isnt then that means God doesnt know the future and cancels itself as being supreme and all knowing. Flawed logic will always equalize no matter
how you spin it.
When you said, studying metaphysics is like crack - were you just postulating that, or do you have actually have experience with studying metaphysics?
Look up the concept of chaos
. All metaphysical systems, whether the Vedanta of Hinduism, or the
Greek Mythos, or the Bible, regard Chaos as the prima materia from which the universe was created. It is the formless mass - the basic substance - or
'primal matter', which is given shape by the creator.
In the Bible, this is referred to as, Tohu and Bohu.
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
Now, the Rabbinic legend of Lilith and Adam refers to this kabbalistic cosmology. Adam was made from clay - and clay is a symbol of the prima materia
i.e. It is formless. Lilith too was made from this prima materia - from clay. What's being suggested then is that Lilith and Adam is the concept of
unity at the level of Tohu. At the level of Chaos. In this form of relationship, there is no form of relationship that is consonant with a world
post-creation. At the level of Chaos - everything is nullified to the one. There is no unity within multiplicity, but rather, a unity which negates
multiplicity. This is because there is no form of relationship between Adam and Lilith. A relationship is built on the concepts of giving and
receiving i.e. on a complementarity. Complementarity would be the man who gives his seed and the woman who takes that seed and gives expression to it
through a child, or, the intelligence with its superior understanding guiding the unrefined emotion towards positive and constructive expression. The
dynamic within creation, AFTER chaos, i.e. disorder, is orderly. It reflects a giving and taking. An active and passive. The masculine is active,
while the feminine is passive.
When man does not live in harmony with the laws of creation, the reality in which we live reverts to the world of chaos i.e. randomness, and disorder.
Good people die and evil people prosper. Lilith unites with Ashmodai - the archetype of death - and demons are produced; parasitical forces of
imbalance suckle energy from human beings, which in turn limits the Godly spiritual capacity of man, and lowers them to a level of "the fall of
man", where they live outside of Gods imminence, because they refuse to incarnate the divine dynamic in human society,
The allegory of Lilith is perfectly clear. She is unity at the level of Tohu/Chaos, while Adam and Eve are unity at the level, of what's called in
Kabbalah, Tikkun - rectification. Order verses disorder.