From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) Genesis 2 Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:43:26 -0500 Michael Straight writes: > Re: Garden of Eden: > > If Whorl=Garden and Pas=God, then Outsider=??? Tom adds: Even the cylinder shape with the people inside is a nice inversion of the real world. Crush interjects: I consider it a mistake to try to incorporate the Outsider into the system of Pas' creation story. I believe the proper equations are: Outsider=God, Pas=blasphemous imitation of God, Whorl=blasphemous imitation of God's creation Pas like Horn parodying Silk for the *amusement* of his friends. One characterizations of black masses is to use actual religious objects and rituals but turn them upside-down or apply the opposite meanings to them. This is what Pas has done. He's taken creation and *turned it inside-out*. I realize there are lots of deliberate flags to Mithraism (which is not the same thing as Gnosticism) in tBotLS, but I believe this the intended understanding of the references to Genesis 2. --Crush --