Stay away from that tree

Last night I read in Northrup Frye’s Fearful Symmetry the notion that the orthodox try to work out what the world is about in terms of good and evil, while the poet-prophets speak of divine vision. This is the solution to the two trees puzzle of Genesis: Stay away from that tree, the one which reduces you to thinking that the real is about cutting things into two pieces, dividing good from evil: it will kill you ever trying to make yourself good and trying to eliminate your evil. Rather, choose life! Life is about divine imagination, creating not the good but the full. The cup running over, abundance of life, love, inclusiveness: all these speak to fullness. Imagination is that to which the prophet invites us.

:- Doug.

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