Deus non alligatur. God is not bound. Nibbanam paramam sukham. Unbinding is the Highest Happiness. The Heart is Divinity. God is the primal radiance of Divinity. Nature is the primal manifestation of Divinity. The Buddha is the primal realization of Divinity. La ilaha il Allah. Allah is Complete Wholeness.

06 October 2007

The First Couple

There's a lot hidden within the pages of Bereishith (also known by its Greek-derived name, "the book of Genesis"), not immediately apparent to the first perusal. The rabbis have only scratched the surface, and the Kabbalah guides one to the gate that each must open for each-self.

Take the story of the creation of Adam and Eve. Layers upon layers exist within that set of narratives. Let's just take one layer, the production of Eve from the rib of Adam. The first true human had not-quite-yet-human ("NQYH") parents. The NQYH couple initially responsible for the first true humans mingled gametes and the fertilized egg resided within the female of the couple. Usually, when the first true member of a species appears, it appears in the form of one particular individual. In the first true human case, something else happened, something you don't see very often. The female member of the NQYH couple came from a long line of females who inherited a particular genetic predisposition: the tendency to ovulate two eggs simultaneously. On the day that the first true human experienced conception, the NQYH female had ovulated doubly, in the manner of her own female ancestors. Both eggs, once fertilized with two different sperm from the NQYH male, developed into embryos, then fetuses: one fully human male fetus and one fully human female fetus. When these dizygotic twins (or "non-identical twins") breached, the male one appeared first, then the female followed, an event that eventually gave rise to the story of HaShem creating Adam before He created Eve.

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