Perhaps you have heard the story of the wife who, when baking a ham always cut the ends off. Finally, her husband became curious as to why she did that and the reply was that she did not know. She only did it because this was the way her mother did it. The wife called her mother and asked why she had always cut the ends of the ham off and the mother laughed saying, "Oh, I did it because it wouldn't fit into the pan."
What does this have to do with Eve? My allegory is very similar to what is passed down by religions. It has to do with the Bible and the antiquated texts that have been passed down through the ages translated and changed by men. The bible filled with stories, allegories and parables has over the eons, become 'law' for some religions. Thus, many of these erroneous stories became laws and created the fall of women based on the misinterpretation of the Adam and Eve story in the book of Genesis. The similarity of the allegory above is that too many accept what they are told by priests, preachers, ministers as being true or they follow the habits of their parents. This includes parents who were taught the same thing. No one thought to research and find out if it is true. Therefore we have mind programming and/or mind control.
Man was not taught that he alone was responsible for his sexual urges. Down through the ages, men have blamed it all on the women and religions of Christianity, Islamic and Jewish have perpetuated these in many forms. The Old Testament has many books and verses that in this current day and age could be a primer for mind control. Simone de Beauvoir in her book The Second Sex, 1949, wrote: Man enjoys the great advantage of having a god endorse the code he writes; and since man exercises a sovereign authority over women, it is especially fortunate that this authority has been vested in him by the Supreme Being. For the Jews, Mohammedans and Christians among others, man is master by divine right; the fear of God will therefore repress any impulse towards revolt in the downtrodden female.
The Orthodox sects of the Jewish religion do not believe that women should sit with the men in the synagogue as mixing the sexes with their close presence would detract the men from prayer, indicating that the women would be the problem. Why haven't the men been taught to control their urges? There has been a history of Jewish fathers introducing their daughters to the sexual aspect of marriage. Where does this stem from? The Old Testament (O.T). One has only to read The Talmud and the Qur'an to read the similarities of the Christian Old Testament.
Religions have perpetuated the mind control of the O.T. by insidiously condemning women as being almost a slave in some countries. The Islamic religion is a travesty as men often will kill a daughter or wife in horrendous ways such as burying them alive in order to 'save his honor' or the 'honor of the family. What is honor? The biggest hoax perpetuated on humankind is that there is only one God and that the wrath of God depends on which religion one is affiliated with.
There is a long history of raped women and the belief it is an accepted thing to do. There is also a long history of women being enslaved, burned at the stake, and stoned to death. Women have been despoiled repeatedly and considered that she was the weaker sex and not intelligent.
One has only to read the story of the creation of Adam and Eve to see how the snowball effect of sinful women has filtered down through the ages. If Eve was the evolution, then it is she that is stronger and more intelligent. The challenge is that the Eves of this world have been taught that they are ignorant, dumb and only should be breeding bitches for men and it all stems from the first book in the O.T.
In Genesis 1:26, it states, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness"" This is a loud and clear clue that there is not one God. In Psalms 82:6 it is written: "I have said, Ye are gods"" Again in John 10:34, "Jesus answered them Is it not written in "your" law, I said, Ye are gods?" By the way, I am using Strong's Concordance and Catholic Standard Edition published in 1901 A.D.
How did the story of Adam and Eve become so convoluted? Zechariah Sitchen wrote a series of books with the overall title of Earth Chronicles. Sitchen is noted for his ability to decipher the Sumerian tablets, which pre-date the O.T. In his first book, The Twelfth Planet, I learned that an alien race came to this planet over 450,000 years ago when the Earth was pristine and inhabited only by a primitive species. These aliens were called Annunaki who came to mine the gold for their own purposes. After many eons, the Annunaki workers became tired of mining and asked for help. The name of their planet was Nibiru and the leader's name Anu. He sent his two sons Enlil and Enki to oversee the Earth.
Enlil and Enki were half-brothers and they had a half-sister named Ninhursag who happened to be a scientist and geneticist. She, together with Enki began genetic engineering and came up with a worker that the O.T. calls Adam. Adam became the slaver worker and they could only clone him. The sister and brother had created "man in our image." As more eons passed, cloning was not really working out, so the two scientists began more genetic engineering and using some of the 'rib' or genes of Adam, created an evolution who became Eve. Eve iss given the ability to reproduce. Thus, we have the beginning of the human being.
What does this have to with Eve of the Old Testament? You know, God first made Adam and then took from his rib a bit of something or other and created Eve. Now God had man and woman. However, there was a snake in the grass whispering to Eve to tempt Adam into taking a bite of the apple and thus we have the downfall of Adam and Eve is to blame. What or who was the snake? Knowledge.
Let's take another look at this allegory. In the beginning Adam was the first and couldn't reproduce, so God created a female who was the EVE-olution of Adam. Now the two could reproduce and since Eve was the evolution, she had more knowledge than Adam had and attempted to share with him the Tree of Knowledge.
Have you ever looked at the interior of the apple when it is sliced sideways in the middle? What you will see is the "star of knowledge." Thus, we have why Eve offered Adam to bite from the apple for the star of knowledge. There will be those who will counter with what about the serpent.
The serpent, or the so-called snake-in-the-grass in the Adam and Eve story represents Wisdom. The two serpents entwined around the staff and called the caduceus is the symbol of medicine or the medical profession. It is a common symbol and it comes from the Greek god Asclepius who was given the title of 'healer.'
Returning to the story of the Garden of Eden, it is time to place it in its correct perspective and remove the onus from Eve. The story of Eve being the cause of she and Adam being kicked out of the Garden of Eden has another interpretation. Perhaps it could be that they were to take the knowledge and apply it for the evolution of the species.