On the sixth day the earth was delivered of Abadam,
the very image of the Spirit conceived in the likeness of a lump of clay.
The Spirit breathed life into the clod and Abadam rose to his feet.
His head was level with the divine seat in heaven.
As he looked about the celestial abode his huge frame
and radiant countenance, so amazed the angels that
they flocked, trembling to the Spirit: “can there be
two divine powers, one in heaven, the other on earth?”
To calm them the Spirit placed its hand upon Abadam,
vastly diminishing his aura and greatly reducing his size.
Then it smote Abadam in half and by thus dividing
his nature, the spirit created a second man, the
twin of Abadam whom it named Abadel.
The Spirit set the twins on its holy mountain
in the east as custodians of the garden.
THE LIVING ONE
Caravan to Cairns
Two young men, a road trip across the Australian Outback, strange encounters in isolated settlements… and a book that will change one of them forever.
From the harsh heat of the dusty road to the cool of the Temple, two stories… one immediate, one timeless… intertwine to illuminate each other.
Many scholars believe that the Gospel of Thomas preserves a glimpse into the oral tradition of the Essenes. The book is a collection of sayings, parables and dialogues attributed to Jesus. In this unique interpretation author and essayist, Stuart France brings the oral tradition to life, retelling the Gospel in his own words, in the way it may have been told around the hearth-fires of our fore-fathers.
Accompanied by in-depth comments which draw upon the Mystery School Tradition, The Living One provides a new window on an age-old story.
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