Jesus Christ was the "snake (serpent)" in the "Garden of Eden" myth. And Jehovah/Yahweh is Satan.

By Thomas Dahlheimer

Two posts of mine on Constance Cumbey's blog are about this topic. They are presented below.

[Note: Helena Blavatsky (1831 – 1891) is revered by many as the Mother of the New Age Movement.]

Blog poster Thomas Dahlheimer said...

Mahatma Gandhi said: "Theosophy is the teaching of Madame Blavatsky. It is Hinduism at its best." Paramahansa Yogananda (1893–1952) was a Hindu who was widely revered as the father of Yoga in the West. When writing about Satan, who is known as maya in Hindu scriptures, he wrote:

Maya is "the delusory power inherent in the structure of creation, by which the One appears as many. Maya is the principle of relativity, inversion, contrast, duality, oppositional states; the 'Satan' (lit., in Hebrew, 'the adversary') of the Old Testament prophets; and the 'devil' whom Christ described picturesquely as a 'murderer' and a 'liar,' because 'there is no truth in him.'" (John 8:44).

"Maya is Nature herself—the phenomenal worlds, ever in transitional flux as antithesis to Divine Immutability. In God's plan and play (lila), the sole function of Satan or maya is to attempt to divert man from Spirit to matter, from Reality to unreality." Explanation: "to attemp to divert man from Spirit" [or convince man that he is not Divine (Spirit) - the snake (serpent) in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:6) was right, he said - 'you shall be like God', or become aware that you are Divine-Spirit, Jehovah/Yahweh (Satan-maya) refutes this. Expanation: "From Spirit to matter" - meaning Satan attemps to convince individual humans to believe that they are not really One (with all other people, as One Being) and Spirit and that their bodies (made of matter) are a part of who they are." To belive we are Spirit is "Reality," and to believe that we are matter (or even partially matter) is "unreality." ref.

The snake in the Garden of Eden was Lucifer's-Jesus's first coming. He came to set us free from Jehovah's-Satan's lies.

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Blog poster Thomas Dahlheimer said...

Constance Cumbey, you asked: Thomas Dahlheimer, where are you getting THAT theology -- the snake in the garden was "Jesus first coming" ??? -- that's weird, even by New Age standards.

The answer to your question can be found by going to the Gnostic website located at: http://www.theforbiddenreligion.com/lucifer-the-liberator.htm

{Pope John Paul II wrote: “...the return of ancient Gnostic ideas under the guise of the so-called New Age." ... "It [the New Age] is only a new way of practicing Gnosticism - "]

Excepts from this Gnostic website read:

Gnostics consider that the biblical myth of creation can be explained as follows: the creator satan of the world trapped Adam and Eve in his miserable world, and Lucifer, in the form of a serpent, offered them the forbidden fruit of saving Gnosis, and showed them that the creator was deceiving them. In other words, the creator said to man "but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die." On the other hand, the Serpent said "You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." The bible continued: "And the eyes of both of them were opened". It doesn't say "they both died", it says "the eyes of both of them were opened", like the Serpent had said. Later, the creator says "And now man has become as one of us, to know good and evil". The creator lied. He said that man would die if he ate the fruit, but man did not die. The Serpent was telling the truth. The creator himself ended up agreeing that the Serpent was right.

Gnostics of later times, at the beginning of Christianity, who came to be known as Christian Gnostics or Gnostic Christians, regarded Christ as the Serpent of Genesis. This was because Christ, much later than the events in the earthly paradise, came carrying a liberating message, just like the Serpent. A message which frees man from this impure world. These Christian Gnostics believe that it was this knowledge which allowed man to make contact with the other world, the one opposed to the demiurge [the Old Teststament God, Jehovah]: the unknowable world of the True God [Jesus' Father in Heaven"].

Christ, the bearer of this message, this Gnosis, has been likened to the Serpent of Genesis, who returns to Earth for a second time to help humanity. The first coming was Serpent Lucifer [the holy "light bearer," a totally different entity than the evil Satan, the "prince of darkness"] and the second was Christ Lucifer. According to Christian Gnosis, when Christ came to the world, it was his second time, since the first time was in the earthly paradise. In both cases it was, actually, Lucifer, the Messenger of the Unknowable. In both cases, the message was the same: Gnosis that disturbs, causes changes, wakes up and liberates those who listen to it. For Christian Gnostics, the Serpent is Christ, the Saviour who came to this world twice.

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