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Eom Ida Mingle, Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and life

excerpted from THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves, by Jack Haas




“…the ‘tree of life’, with its fruit of genuine love,

spring[s] up as the ‘tree of the knowledge of good and evil’

falls into the ground and dies and is known no more.”

Eom Ida Mingle



Until then we continue to live with the profane vision, of profane things, caused by profane understanding- all because of this ‘fall’.

Adam and Eve ‘fell’ from the space of ‘unseparate watching’; they fell into mental separation from the source; for when we particularize what we see, when we seek to label, measure, understand and modify the gratuity of our miraculous beings- because we judge what is ‘Good’ and what is ‘Evil’- that is when we unwittingly set up a false division between the one Source of ourselves, and ourselves; we create a rift between heaven and earth that is not only unnecessary, it is perilous. Judgment, any judgment, is how we separate ourselves from the One. For judgment implies two- right and wrong- and in that duality we lose our singular union. In short, morality is mortality.

It is our cognitive division of the One into the erroneous duality of right and wrong, which exiles us from the eternal union. To return to the Garden then- to regain our innocence- is to stop eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, and begin again to eat from the Tree of Life; which is to say, it is to lose the mind and the way it separates and particularizes, and instead to open up our hearts and feel the One unknowable life living in and as us.

          If we would only live softly, resolute in strangeness, accepting that our limited perspectives cannot do justice to the all, our false way of seeing would cease to shudder through us, and in the movement of that purity all our solemn angst would unavoidably turn to awe.


excerpted from:


way of wonder, sacred geometry, sri yantra



THE WAY OF WONDER: a return to the mystery of ourselves

by Jack Haas

author Jack Haas, Canadian, American writer, artist, photographer














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