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Parapsychology - Book of the Penitence of Adam


What Is The Book of the Penitence of Adam?

A manuscript dealing with kabalistic heritage that may be found at the Arsenal Library in Paris.

Bibliothèque de l'Arsenal

It tells how Adam's first two sons, Cain and Abel, typify physical power and intelligence, respectively, and how Adam's heritage was handed down to his third son, Seth.

Seth was allowed to proceed as far as the Earthly Paradise's gate without being threatened by the guardian angel's flaming sword, indicating that he was an occult science adept.

He saw the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge, which had grafted themselves together to create a single tree.

Some critics say this represents the Kabala's harmony of science and religion.

Seth was given three seeds from this tree by the guardian angel, who instructed him to deposit them in the mouth of his father, Adam, when he died.

The blazing bush emerged from this planting, from which God revealed his holy name to Moses and from which Moses produced his miraculous wand.

This was put in the Ark of the Covenant and was subsequently planted on Mount Zion by King David, where it grew into a triple tree that was ultimately chopped down by Solomon to build the pillars Jachin and Boaz that stood at the Temple's entrance.

A third piece was placed at the big gate's threshold as a talisman, preventing any impure item from entering the sanctuary.

However, some evil priests took it away, weighed it down with stones, and tossed it into the Temple reservoir, where it was guarded by an angel who kept it hidden from men's eyes.

The reservoir was emptied during Christ's time, and a beam of wood was uncovered and put across the stream Kedron, which the Savior crossed after being apprehended in the Garden of Olives.

His executioners took it and turned it into a crucifix.

This mythology is very similar to the ones that led to the creation of the Holy Grail.

The wood, by whose instrumentality Adam, the first man, fell, restores man.

The belief that the Cross was a branch of the Tree of Knowledge was popular in the Middle Ages, and it may be found in the twelfth-century Quete del St. Graal, which is attributed to Walter Map but was most likely just modified by him.

The allegory found in the Book of the Penitence of Adam, which enriches and sheds substantial light on the whole kabalistic literature, embodies all of the Kabala's traditions.

~Kiran Atma