Thursday, November 1, 2012




What happened?  You and I inherited this mind-boggling enigma from our prehistoric ancestors' oral tradition.  That's what happened.  Whether it be truth, a fairy tale, or something else, the world's oldest literary mystery was created before the invention of written language.  Confusion has since reigned supreme for thousands of years, as hundreds of millions of people have tried to discover the secret feared fruit in this dreamlike story.  Do you know anyone who has figured it out after millenia of puzzlement?  All the evidence  is right in front of us for analysis and the inevitable conclusion, based on logical thinking, emotional thinking, and the middle that combines both.  It's time to finally recognize what really happened so very long ago.  It was quite a beginning.  And now begins the debate.



In our present world, there is no such fruit as the fruit from the forbidden tree of knowledge of good and evil.  And, in the past world of the story, there is no talk of an apple, the forbidden fruit chuckled at in so many jokes and cartoons.  Other than the uneaten fruit from the tree of life, the only fruit implied in the story is the fig from the fig tree, whose fruit and leaves are not forbidden.  So, the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil is an unknown fruit.  But, what kind of fruit? What secret fruit causes so much trouble?  And, if the fruit is real fruit, then why isn't the fruit simply identified in the story, instead of being given such a strange and mysterious name by our prehistoric ancestors?



They eat the fruit, but what do they eat?
We lift the veil for a wary peek.
Through a forest of mystery hiding it all,
We see a body, naked and weak.

This BODY is the garden in whose center grow
The two famous trees, but never a weevil.
Here is the tree of life and the one
Of knowledge of good and knowledge of evil.

Because the two trees are right next to each other
Care must be taken to avoid the one bad.
For the fruit of both trees is pleasure,
So the pleasure is there to be had.

To be fruitful and multiply eat from the first.
But eat from the second and no one conceives.
So here we go now:  one, two, three--
Pleasure, shame, fig tree leaves.

This poem is not just a brain teaser, nor hopefully is it an example of sophomoric cleverness.  It's really quite simple:  explanations of certain fearful mysteries buried in the story for thousands of years, have been exhumed by using verse, rather than prose, to more easily reveal these explanations.  The quality of the verse is both irrelevant and unimportant.



Is the exegesis of the second and third chapters of Genesis a neologism?  A belief?  An opinion?  Probably not.  If the exegesis is any of these things, then the individual(s) who first heard the story, had absolutely no idea what the story meant and neither did the storyteller(s).  It is difficult to believe this happened.  ("Sometimes I just say things--I don't know what they mean.")  If it did happen, then we have to try to imagine the original storyteller(s) telling the story while having no understanding of what they were saying, unless these original storytellers deliberately disguised and beautified the story, to hide its true meaning.  But, this would have required extremely complex ability, to intentionally mystify at the very dawn of human consciousness.  So, the mystification probably happened later.  And, of course, when it did, everyone would have known exactly what the entire story meant.  For a while.



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