The serpent (Adi Kundalini) is a messenger from the true God of divine wisdom
> Five entities in the Bible have called men Gods. They are the
> serpent in the garden, the God of the Old Testament, Moses, David,
> and Jesus.
> DID THE SERPENT LIE?
> Because the serpent was the first to identify man with God the
> doctrine is greatly distrusted by orthodox Bible believers. They
> call it the first great lie and seem to believe that this serpent
> can never tell the truth. They do not recognize that it would be
> impossible for any being to carry on an intelligent conversation and
> lie all the time. Even Hitler, Nero and Judas usually told the
> truth. The bad guys in history often used the truth to entice others
> toward a deceptive act. Thus when the serpent enticed Eve to eat
> the forbidden fruit by saying: "Your eyes shall be opened, and ye
> shall be as Gods, knowing good and evil."Gen 3:5 it is possible he
> was telling the truth. In fact we know he was telling the truth
> because it is verified by one of the Gods: "And the Lord God said,
> Behold, the MAN IS TO BECOME AS ONE OF US (one of the many who > realize that God is in man), to know good from evil."Gen 3:22
"The supreme Gnostic heresy was to see Yahweh, the tribal deity of
the Old Testament, as a false god—a vicious and foolish creator of
an imperfect world. A Gnostic text called 'On the Origins of the
World' writes of this false god hiding the real God both from others
and from himself. The god of religion is not the God of the Gnostic
mystics. A religion fixes God and defines his characteristics, but
the real power of divinity is forever ineffable and can only be known
through direct mystical experience, not creeds and dogmas. For the
Gnostic mystics, all the villains of the Old Testament—Cain, Esau,
the Sodomites—become heroes for resisting the presumptuous Yahweh.
A text called The Testimony of Truth tells the story of Genesis from
the serpent's point of view. The serpent is a messenger from the true
God of divine wisdom; it comes not to tempt Adam and Eve, but to
guide them away from the tyrannical Yahweh and towards a direct
knowledge of the true reality.
For the Gnostics, Jesus is not the son of a partisan Jewish god, but the son of the true God who is the oneness that underlies all. He comes not to save people from offending against the rules laid down by an autocratic creator, but directly to reveal the transcendent truth. The true God of Jesus is beyond all ideas, and so can be equally pictured as both father and mother. A Gnostic text has God declaring:
I am the Thought that dwells in the Light. She who exists above all, I move in every creature. I am the Invisible One within the All. I am perfection. I am knowledge. I cry out in everyone and they know a seed dwells within them. I am androgynous. I am both Mother and Father., since I make love with myself. I am the womb that gives shape to All. I am the Glorious Mother."
The Complete Guide to World Mysticism (Paperback)
by Timothy Freke and Peter Gandy, page 103-4
Publisher: Piatkus Books; New Ed edition (October 1998)
Now what I have told you about Adam and Eve, we have found out, said by also John in his Gnostics book. It's very surprising. They always told you that Christ must have told you many things, but they are not in the Bible. So if you understand that this Adi Shakti came as a serpent — the Adi Kundalini part of Her — and told the Adam and Eve, especially Eve, that she should ask for the fruit of knowledge to be eaten. The reason I gave you is exactly written there, that the Mother power, the feminine power, didn't want Her children to live like animals without understanding what is the knowledge of the higher realms, not giving them chance to rise higher through their freedom and then to higher and higher awareness. It was the concern of The Mother."
Shri Adi Shakti Puja Talk
Cabella, Italy, June 26, 1994
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