Adam and Eve Banished from Paradise
Consider again that Adam and Eve were not the first two people to roam the planet but a metaphor representing the male-female polarity of the original soul created by God in the beginning. Putting these two verses from Genesis together, what do they tell you?
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:7
Remember that the price we pay for shame and GuiltSin, for being addicted to good-and-evil, is darkness, ignorance, anguish, abandonment and despair. Hamlet refers to it as ‘the heartache and the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to’. In Macbeth, Ross, a kind of narrator, again personifying Night, puts it this way. The consequence of the murder of Duncan, the rightful King (the soul) was:
Thou seest the Heavens, as troubled with man’s act,
Threatens his bloody stage: by th’ clock ’tis day,
And yet dark Night strangles the travelling lamp:
Is’t Night’s predominance or the Day’s shame,
That Darkness does the face of Earth entomb
When living light should kiss it.
Macbeth, Act II Scene IV
Before he murders Duncan, Macbeth himself quakes at the heinous act he is about to undertake. Remember, this is no mortal king he is to kill, it is a deity. The very God within mankind is being extinguished.
Besides, this Duncan
Hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been
So clear in his great office, that his virtues
Will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against
The deep damnation of his taking-off;
And pity, like a naked newborn babe
Striding the blast, or heaven’s cherubin horsed
Upon the sightless couriers of the air,
Shall blow the horrid deed in every eye,
That tears shall drown the wind.
Macbeth, Act I Scene VII
Imagine the depth of sadness and misery implied by ‘tears that drown the wind’. Imagine the pain that we as mankind must endure and find ways to cope with because the wind from heaven, the Tree of Life, the sound current, the unconditional love of God can no longer be heard and felt within.
As is his wont, Shakespeare drops in a passing allusion to Revelation, completing the circle by giving us the backstory, as it were, to this most poignant verse.
God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
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