The serpent of the Genesis, ahrimanic symbolThe serpent, ahrimanic symbol, was ready to suggest to and convince Aîshah of the omnipotence of her companion Aîsh, and of her own omnipotence: to create, to become similar to God. The Tree of the Knowledge, its fruits, the serpent or nahash, in the Mosaic symbolism, equals Ahrimanic and Luciferic powers. At this point, it would be useful to explain some things: in the man, act ahrimanic influxes, that is inclinations to the materiality, to the sensuality; and also other particular, contrary inclinations: to the independence, to the boundless freedom, to the ascesis, called luciferic. The Ahrimanic powers manifest themselves in the mineral, vegetal kingdoms, only as a cause of barrenness, desiccation and death; in the human kingdom, they work to detach the soul as much as possible from the world of the spirit, in order to incorporate it wholly into their materially free world (the serpent). The seduction is exerted with the sensitivity, the sensuality, the corporeality, the tangibility, the formalism, the idolatry, etc. The Luciferic spiritual powers want to completely detach the human soul from the senses, from the world of the senses, leading it to the pride, to the titanism, the anarchic, autarchic spiritual attitude, hostile to the order of the world. The complicity of Eve in the sin against the Orderer, the Creator, was of an extreme gravity, being a sin of egoism, of haughtiness, of titanism and, at the same time, of materialism. The evil intelligence had suggested to Eve that the world had been created by God, but that she with Adam could replace God. Become equal to the Creator! Deeming themselves independent creators, they used a power, called by the Kabbalists: the Sefira Malkhuth(1). There started a creation which did not conform to the will and the intelligence of God, but to that of the cosmic human couple. Therefore, the custodians of the Old and New Testament have fought with reason and with full educational right the three deadly tendencies and actions: the egoism, the self-conceit and the black magic. And Christ, the second Adam, came to preach: the love, the humility and the faithful abandon in the Will of God Father. (1) T. PALAMIDESSI- ELEMENTS OF THE KABBALISTIC TRADITION- Booklet 23.
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