Sunday, 17 August 2014

An Ancient Allegory for Modern Times

It struck me that a love of rivers,
Mountains, forests and sunny beaches
That form many modern visions of paradise
Hark back to an Eden like vision of the Garden
Before Knowledge of technology and science
Became our source of faith and progress
Before our dwelling in large, busy and noisy cities
Became our place of industry and residence
That ‘the fall’ was a representation of
Our loss of connection with the life force of nature
Recognised even in Jesus’ time, as civilisations
Established order and reverence of knowledge
That the ‘Earthly Mother’ of the Tree of Life
Which the Essenes believed to energetically
Feed and sustain us, had become forgotten
Cut off by another kind of Knowing