From: "James Wynn"
Subject: RE: (urth) RTTW Chras writings Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 11:14:14 -0600 Andrew Bollen wrote: And this brief commentary on a work by John Crossan (of all people) kind of ties things together: Myth ... is rooted in extra-ordinary encounters with that which is Wholly Other than the world as we know it. When we read of the Paradise that is in Eden from which we are barred by "the cherubim and a perpetually revolving, flaming sword" (Gen 3:24), we know that the writer speaks of a realm that is Other, the Garden of God from which man has been expelled. By definition, this place cannot be found in our world. This does not say, however, that Paradise is not actual; merely that it does not exist in the world of objects around us the way women baking bread do Crush epiphanys: I just realized that Adam and Eve were separated from the Garden by a **whorl**!!! That is, a "perpetually revolving sword." The Hebrew used here is "haphak" which according to Strong's Exhaustive Concordance means "to turn about or over" and by implication "to pervert." Sounds like our Whorl. -- Crush (with his imagination working overtime) --