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Part 1 - Pathways


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Part 2 - Resources

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The Abrahamic tradition includes those who claim the
Biblical Abraham
as their
and spiritual Father, and the centrality of the creation accounts in
as the primary source for understanding
, namely, how and why males and females were created. This is the
faith tradition of Jews, Christians, Muslims and Mormons.

Curiously, the Abrahamic tradition has two stories of origin. In chapter one there is an upbeat, poetic, wonder-struck and positive story about God creating the world and humans. “And God saw that it was good.” In this story, “God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

This “good” story has nothing in it that disturbs a seeker. It is not overly profound—it does not account for evil, for example. It gives dominion to the human over nature, but the presentation could rightly, as it often is, be interpreted to mean benevolent stewardship. The unexplored but simply inferred relationship between males and females is that they were created together and so are equal in worth.

Of significant note is—although the tradition preaches
male monotheism
—that there is an implied
in this account, the verse,
“Let us make man in our image, in our likeness.”

This “us” is a clear reference to the existence of gods, and, since this is a creation account, of goddesses. There are human males and females—parents, and divine males and females—a goddess Mother and a Father god. Although humans are created, there is no cause to question that this creation issued forth from the coupling of a Mother goddess with a Father god. As on Earth, so in the heavens, the existence of a family—human and divine—is assumed.

Continue—Abrahamic tradition


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