The apple cannot be stuck back on the Tree of Knowledge; once we begin to see, we are doomed and challenged to seek the strength to see more, not less. ~ Arthur Miller
I am on a quest to discover the most sacred of all knowledge – the fountain of youth, the holy grail, the philospher’s stone, etc. I am charting my progress here so that I might leave something of a treasure map for you all to follow, for if I come upon “the answer” (what is the “quest-ion”?) then there’s likely not going to be a way for me to communicate this information back to you in its complete form. I will only be able to leave clues and hints pointing you in different directions, showing you the information that has guided me as I navigate these stormy seas. I’m not saying it’s all correct (core-ect), but it seems to fit together for me. I hope you can all take my work and run with it in ways I never thought possible.
There are many places to begin when considering the apple as a metaphor for sacred knowledge. Let’s take a look.. if you’re not too scared that I might be some kind of demon or serpent that wants to trick you out from your cozy paradise..
Let’s consider how the apple relates to the eye. Originally meaning the central aperture of the eye. Figuratively it is something, or more usually someone, cherished above others. (1) An example of this comes from Deuteronomy 32:1 – He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Obi-Wan recommended: Your eyes can deceive you; don’t trust them. I recommend not taking advice willy-nilly from movies, tv, books, or blogs without first determining whether or not the material being consumed is healthy.
Things are not the way they used to be,
I [Eye] won’t tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.
‘Though I’ve tried to find the answer to all the questions they ask.
‘Though I know it’s impossible to go livin’ through the past –
Don’t tell no lie.
Like Bob Marley, “I want you to know – I’m a rainbow too.” This doesn’t mean that I’m a homosexual – it means that we feed on the light we see around us all day. We can choose what we consume, thereby changing our diet of light, which in turn creates new possibilities for creation. It is important to note that the visible world around us is only part of the story. We only perceive a small fragment of what could be termed “reality.”
Speech is able to carry invisible energy that is picked up by any nearby beings. With the light-speed internet, ideas collide and cReate new possibilities for worlds that we can barely imagine. The future is not set in stone, but rather “up in the air.” To further illustrate the power that lies within each conscious human, the larynx is known as the voice box and Adam’s apple.
Perhaps language was the serpent’s trick. It could have been an evil move to take us away from our more divine nature as telepathic and angelic beings of light, dragging us down into some kind of perverse place that only resembles the former glory that can be recalled in the embryonic/ genetic memory of awakened human beings. Or maybe the serpent was providing our ancestors with knowledge that could eventually enable us to overthrow our collectivized prison and live in a more natural world.
This is the excellent foppery of the world, that, when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as if we were villains by necessity, fools by heavenly compulsion, knaves, thieves, and treachers by spherical predominance, drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on: an admirable evasion of whore-master man, to lay his goatish disposition to the charge of a star! ~Edmund, King Lear [Real King]
We have been told that the stars are the things we see on the television screen or in the night sky. These stars are all supposed to seem very far away and distant from ourselves in the real world, but yet they stand in for us in the stories of the dream world. These stories predict, shape, and reflect the movements of the world, for better or worse. If you turn on the tube, there will be plenty of things that could indicate the sorry state of affairs of today’s culture.
The red flesh taken from the Tree of Knowledge of Good & Evil could actually be recounting when our ancestors chose, were taught, or forced by external conditions (deluge, quakes, etc) to kill and eat their fellow inhabitants of planet earth, either by hunting for food, clothing, and other products or by capturing animals for domestic uses and eventual slaughter. With the gift of fire (FirE) from Prometheus/ Lucifer/ lightning, early humans were able to cook their meat, sending fragrant scents of burning flesh into the air, eventually enticing dog | god to join in on the festivities, taming the wild nature of the wolf and changing it into something with less bark and bite. There was likely a great deal of intelligence and communication skills that were developed during this time as people fought against each other and the elements to produce or gather enough energy to keep the tribe alive. Now the creatures we once took from the natural world have been turned into genetically modified monstrosities. Life is polluted.
The apple of Eden has likely represented a whole lot of things over the years. Perhaps it was the drinking of blood by people, maybe God didn’t want his children eating fruits with arsenic seeds, or maybe there is something a bit more behind this all..
Of course the apple could be a symbol for the “heart” with its redness and shape, and it definitely relates to sexuality, but possibly it’s referencing some kind of “back door” to God.
Shawty had them Apple Bottom Jeans [Jeans]
Boots with the fur [With the fur]
The whole club was lookin at her
She hit the flo [She hit the flo]
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low low low low low
I am no prude. I am not “innocent” and have experienced the wonderful pleasures of the flesh, but I am a man with a mind and most of what I see in the popular culture for women today is utter density.
The women above might appear attractive (like the deceptive, mealy red delicious), but this isn’t the divine knowledge of the sacred feminine and her apple box of joy! All people should strive not to speak out of their asses, lest we become a world full of utter bullshit. And contrary to popular advertising worn over many young anuses, I assure you that the backside is not the “juicy” sacred fruit.
The apple can be symbolic for the vagina and womb of the womb-man, as her flesh surrounds the star seeds. There could have been a foxy redhead attached to the burning bush Moses was speaking to on the holy mountain. I wouldn’t blame him for talking to his God in such a way – in this case, an apple a day really could keep the doctor away.
The apple could also represent the buildings of man. Applying his knowledge of tools and craftsmanship, man was able to conquer nature and separate his space from the outside world. While providing needed shelter, warmth and stability for raising a brood of children, these buildings eventually created walls within our minds, separating us too much from nature and our tribal life. We lost our kingdom. The “Big Apple” is a good example of the simultaneous creativity and degradation that accompanies large-scale group efforts to control the environment and condense human life into small areas.
As in nature, as in art, so in grace; it is rough treatment that gives souls, as well as stones, their luster. ~Thomas Guthrie
The world today does seem an awful lot like hell. Metaphorically (and sometimes literally) we are like my animal friends, caged and then slowly cooked over the fires of “reality,” losing time, energy, and life as we are processed through systems and institutions that seek to destroy the soul and suck any sense of individuality from us, disconnecting us from our divine nature. We may eventually stop lusting after life like we once did – when we were youthful. We may become dull and hollow, slow-cooked on the flames of society, marriage, or one’s “career.” All of these things may one day trap us into a life where we must sacrifice our own individual interests for those of “the greater good” or “the needs of society.”
Nay! That shall not be my fate and neither shall it be yours, as long as we have a say in the matter. We should live with more passion – with fire – and bring this gift of life with us everywhere we go. Then we shall see our goals reflected in the outside world and the kind of society we would like to see with come to fruition. It is only a matter of time here, as this is all quite elementary.
APPLE = 50 in simple gematria (ABC, 123). It holds the same value as AMERICA, BUSH, LION, SNAKE, JOY, NAZI, CIRCLE, FALLEN, CORN, ANIMAL, HUNG, SACRED, BITS, NO DICE.
Phonetically, it can be found in many words. Is it A Pillar or Apple R? It can also be found in Apoliceman, apology, apolitician, apolished helmut. And Morpheus provides Neo with a red pill or Apill, Red. Even our red (iron rich) blood is moved through capillaries. Some people might see this as meaningless connection or conjecture, but unlike Morpheus I do not offer you “the truth” – I do not dare be so presumptuous to offer anything but evidence, theories, and a few myths..
Eurystheus ordered Hercules, as an eleventh labour, to fetch golden apples from the Hesperides, for he did not acknowledge the labour of the cattle of Augeas nor that of the hydra. These apples were not, as some have said, in Libya, but on Atlas among theHyperboreans. They were presented by Earth to Zeus after his marriage with Hera, and guarded by an immortal dragon with a hundred heads.. (2)
Hercules (Heracles) took over the weight of the heavens from Atlas as the titan fetched the apples for him. In some stories Hercules builds the twin pillars to free the strong-man from his eternal punishment. These days Atlas is often portrayed as holding the world (instead of the heavens) upon his shoulder. Perhaps the apple could also represent our very own planet, which has openings (or indentations) at both ends and a star in the middle.
And you know what? Humans also have an outer skin, fleshy inside, openings at the ends, and a star in the middle. How do you like them apples? ~Will
The United States frontier was once separated by the Appalachian mountains, the wild and dangerous fruit that could reward the strong and kill the unworthy. People hike this mountain range to connect back to part of their own spirit that has been lost in this contemporary culture of ours. Oh, and certain energy companies are also blowing up mountain tops and wrecking entire eco-systems to get at the coal underneath.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.” Interestingly, he also remarked that “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.”
Maybe this is why I felt the need for the avatar role – God playing Kyle. Or it could be that I am just Kyle choosing to don a God mask. Either way, I do often feel trapped in this world that I have been creating for myself. And although I am present in a body during the day, contained in various cubes, my spirit can still get out and connect to the source.
Lord, there goes Johnny Appleseed
He might pass by in the hour of need
There’s a lot of souls
Ain’t drinking from no well locked in a factory
Hey – look there goes
Hey – look there goes
If you’re after getting the honey – hey
Then you don’t go killing all the bees
Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster. ~Washington Irving
I want more, impossible to ignore
Impossible to ignore
They’ll come true, impossible not to do
Impossible not to do
“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”