By Lynn Picknett
Lynn Picknett explains during this hugely readable and well-researched account that the horned satan — now posited as an antithesis of God — is basically a brand new, and albeit extra evil, incarnation of the previous wooded area deity Pan; whereas Lucifer was a personification of the Morning superstar, the planet Venus, and its goddess. "He" used to be for this reason initially "she," and a divine illustration of affection, attractiveness, and human heat. certainly, many historical goddesses have been often called Lucifera, or "Light-bringer" — an honor prolonged to Mary Magdalene in her precise function as goddess-worshipping priestess and Christ's successor. whereas hundreds of thousands persist with Lucifer that allows you to in attaining earthly wealth and gear, Picknett explains that such erroneous habit is way from actual Luciferan rules. Picknett attracts jointly historical heretical Christian and Egyptological texts, and the results of irregular psychology and the "extreme percentages" of sure slightly understood human attributes to pose the query: Have we people really created God and Lucifer, now not purely as icons or metaphors, yet in a terrifying method, actually? And if this is the case, how can we comprehend that is which?
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For those who, despite all the evidence to the contrary, might be eager to declare the Shroud is genuinely the miraculously imprinted winding sheet of Jesus, may I draw your attention to certain glaring anomalies of the image - see page 179 - which conclusively prove not only is it a fake, but also that it is a projected image. ) And, of course, as Clive and I revealed in The Templar Revelation, it is our theory that Leonardo put Mary Magdalene next to Jesus in his Last Supper, forming a giant spread-eagled `M' shape with the composition of their bodies as a clue.
Would have done just as well. Did the serpent actually care about Adam and Eve's intellectual development? In any case, there must be something special about the fruit because God put it out of bounds so specifically. So they eat. When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened . l8 They may have had only the taste sensation in mind - the fruit being `also desirable for gaining wisdom' seems something of an afterthought - but in gobbling it down the damage is done.
Did they see it as synonymous with `heaven', a state of bliss that must remain unknowable to the living (and remain for ever unknown to the wicked)? Or did it somehow encompass the old idea of the luxuriant garden? 14 (These blatantly sexual verses are still widely interpreted by modern churchgoers and theologians as `an allegory of the great Christian drama of sin and redemption, affirming the love of Christ for both the individual soul and his Church',15 which would be truly remarkable, for they were composed centuries before Jesus was born.