Biblical Mysteries

Garden Of Eden

Whether the Garden of Eden, as depicted in the Book of Genesis, ever existed, remains one of the great mysteries. Along with the existence of Plato’s Atlantis, it is something that has been sought after by explorers throughout history.

That the original land could have been located somewhere in the Atlantic to some degree depends on the changing of the world’s landscape, not least that of rising sea levels. If Eden and Atlantis did exist, it’s theoretically possible the two were one and the same; however, this is speculation on my part.

Irrespective of Eden’s actual location, the importance of the lost Garden, the Creation of Man and the subsequent Fall of Man following Eve’s nibbling of the Forbidden Fruit was clearly of crucial importance to the author of the manifestos. The promise that there existed a lost language was understandably one of considerable significance to the religious and gifted minds of the day, not least as it was commonly believed its discovery would bring about the dawning of a new age.

Before the release of the Fama, as mentioned in The Rosicrucian Prophecy, the possibility of locating the lost language had become something of an obsession to Dee. On being introduced to the Kabbalah, of the many facets that piqued his interest was the Sephiroth, or ten names most common to God. If the Adam theory was correct, it was these ten names that together made up his great name.

In the beginning was the word, and the word was God.

Even outside the Bible, stories of the creation theory have formed part of many traditions. Tales of the word also inspired the Egyptian god Ptah – the first of all the gods, who thought the world into existence. For the Rosicrucians, a society whose existence was believed to concern knowledge that went back into the mists of time, it’s perhaps no surprise the philosophy was so sought after.

For all the significant advancement in science, exactly what happened before the Big Bang remains unclear.