The maze of deception into which we move was patterned after the original lie uttered to man by the ‘great architect of the universe’: ‘But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.’ (Genesis 2:17).
The events of Eden illustrate the shadowy dominion of the Archons who design the rules and the demands that dictate our thinking process and behaviors. Adam represents humankind, and the god who walked in the garden stands for the structure that governs the conditional world.
The half-truth: If Adam eats the forbidden fruit, he shall surely die.
What is not said: only the physical body decays and perish; the soul and spirit prisoner of the clay can never die for they are eternal.
The partial truth: obedience to God’s commandment will afford Adam a blessed immortality in the Garden of Eden.
The entire truth: disobedience to God is the first step toward liberation of the soul and spirit from their prison, and to enjoy the knowledge and everlasting freedom of the gods.
The lie: God has only Adam happiness and well-being at heart.
The truth: God only has his selfish interests at heart. The demiurge plans to keep Adam satisfied, ignorant, and captive in a beautiful garden to thrive on his emotional life.
Whether we are sold a pill to cure our ills, an elected representative to care for our ills, a system to prevent our ills, or a moral philosophy to make our ills acceptable, we can observe the motif outlined above.