Christianity claims not to know what the tree of life and knowledge symbols mean, but they are only trying to muddy the waters and hide from the public what they really mean. This is because they contradict the Christian dogma that there is only one male God and that he created the whole world and universe on his own without any female help.
The trees of life and knowledge in the Garden of Eden where actually man made totem poles, or stylised trees set up by unnamed followers of the goddess to honor and worship her, rather than God. This is why God said don’t go near them or eat from them. They also throw doubts on God’s clearly false claim that there was no one else in the world at the time He claimed that He created the world and universe some six thousand years ago.
The tree of life and Knowledge can be traced back many thousands of years to the Babylonian religious text, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and to the Assyrian religious texts where they are frequently depicted. They were meant to represent one’s family tree and ones ancestors who have come before and ones descendants that will carry ones bloodline on into the future.
The Hebrew name for the tree of life and knowledge is asherah, which is also the name of the Hebrew wife, mother and/or sister of God. The name ‘Asherah’ is also cognate with the name ‘Assyria’ and ‘Syria’, which signifies where the Hebrews got the name and symbols from. So it is the Syrian and Assyrian religious texts that are the best source to find out what they mean.
The bible says that asherahs or asherims were totem poles and pillars that the Hebrews set up on ever high hill in the Holy Land where people would go to worship their mother goddess. (1 Kings 4:23, 2 Kings 17:10).
These asherahs were also built like crosses, like the one that Moses instructed his followers to build if they wanted to live on, after they have been bitten by snakes. This is referred to as ‘a brazen serpent on a pole’, in Numbers 21:8-9.
This also explains one of the reasons why Jesus is presented as being crucified on a cross, which is another form of totem pole, on top of a high hill. It means that Jesus is being presented as participating in the worship of the mother/wife and/or sister of God,just like Moses did too. This is confirmed by the fact that the Greek word mistranslated as ‘cross’ in the New Testament, ‘stauros’, actually means ‘stake’ or ‘pole’ and is directly alluding to the fact that Jesus was crucified on a asherah pole or stake.
This also helps explain why Jesus was able to be miraculously resurrected after his crucifixion as resurrection is something that the tree of life was supposed to be able to do. According to God the eating of the forbidden fruit of the two asherahs or asherim in the Garden of Eden would mean that a mere mortal could become a God and even become greater than God and be able to live forever(Gen 3:22).
This also explains why Christianity was able to claim that Jesus had become God and that he is even greater than God, for as an incarnation of Adam he had eaten the forbidden fruit. Jesus greatness over God is seen in the fact that the churches now would rather worship Jesus than the old, angry, jealous, vengeful God of the Old Testament.
Clearly Adam and Eve need to be recognised as the Gods that they are. Eve’s goddess-hood is reflected in her goddess title ‘mother of all living’ (Gen 3:20) and Adam’s Godhood is reflected in his position of being God’s first son, which at the time meant that he was God’s only son.
If, as God says, Eve is the mother of all living then there is no greater title that a goddess could have. It can even be interpreted as meaning that Eve is the mother of God and implies that the bible story version has been altered to give her a inferior secondary place.
As Adam’s titles of ‘Son of God’ and ‘God’s only Son’ are the titles that Jesus later claimed for himself, it confirms that Jesus is identifying himself with him and claiming to be Adam. This is confirmed by the fact that the bible claims Jesus to have been with God from the very beginning.
The name ‘Adam’ is a variant spelling of ‘Adon’, which is the root of the Hebrew word for Lord, ‘Adonai’. Later biblical translators in an attempt to make Jesus appear more unique and special have tried to discredit Adam by saying that his name only means ‘red dirt’, or ‘earth’.
It is significant that the Syrian name for the ‘Lord’ was ‘Adonis’. Syria was the country that Jesus was born in under Roman occupation. This means that when Jesus claimed he was Lord he was presenting himself to the public as being the same as Adonis, or a reincarnation of, the legendary idealised Syria God of love, youth and beauty, who was son of Zeus, and lover of Aphrodite.
This means that the divine couple of Adam and Eve were considered to be equivalent to the divine couple of Adonis and Aphrodite. It also means that any lover that Jesus took would be considered to be an equivalent or reincarnation, of Eve or Aphrodite. To avoid this association being made is the reason why the church claims that Jesus didn’t have, and never had a lover or had sex his whole life, and that he was a 33 year old virgin Lord, virgin King and virgin God.
The churches have to absurdly claim that Jesus was a virgin like his mother and his Father God, so as not to draw any attention to who their spouses or partners may be. They try to claim that Jesus was an Adam without a Eve, a Adonis without a Aphrodite, a Solomon without a Sheba (who is also named after Eve), a lord without a lady. But unfortunately the reality is one can only claim to be a lord when one has a lady or a God when one has a goddess.
The name Mary was also the title of Aphrodite as she was the goddess of the sea, and Mary means ‘sea’, being the root of words like ‘marine’, ‘maritime’, mermaid’, etc. Mary is also the root of the words ‘miracle’ and ‘marriage’. Marriage being a reference to the sacred marriage or union between a man and a woman, a lord and a lady and a God and his goddess by which new life and love is created.
Significantly the bible ends with Jesus saying that he would give people access to the tree of life’ (Rev 22:1-2,7). This is another way of saying that he wants everyone to eat it’s forbidden fruits just like Adam and Eve did. Jesus is clearly contradicting the normal Christian teaching that the Asherah or tree of life was taboo and that Eve was wrong to have eaten the forbidden fruit and that God was right to curse and punish them and everyone on earth for ever after with suffering, sickness and death for their indiscretion.
Because the cross was also the tree of life symbol it explains why the cross is venerated today and why it was the dominant symbol in Jesus’s life and death and resurrection from the grave. Jesus is being represented as the forbidden fruit that is hanging on the tree of life and knowledge and this is why Jesus said he wanted people to eat his body. This means the Eucharist rite, the rite of eating Jesus’s body, is also meant to be a re-enactment of Adam and Eve eating the forbidden fruit, rather than just a commemorating the last supper.
Jesus was asserting that Adam and Eve were right all along to have eaten the forbidden fruit from the tree of life and knowledge because Jesus is signifying that he is the forbidden fruit too. This is why he says he wants everyone to participate in consuming him.
The term ‘forbidden fruit’ is a reference to the worship of the goddess, whose worship God had ‘forbidden’, because as God admitted, He was a jealous God who wanted to claim all the credit for the creation of life even though he had a mother and a wife who were clearly involved according to their mythologies. Especially considering that the title of Eve is ‘the mother of all living’, which contradicts God’s claim that he doesn’t have a mother.
Eating the ‘forbidden fruit’ also explains the reason why the Eucharist is considered the most sacred rite of Christianity and why so many grandiose claims are made by the churches for taking part in it and for believing in the crucifixion and resurrection. This is because the idea of resurrection and eternal life is predicated on the worship of the goddess, or the female. As the title ‘Father God’ suggests, God couldn’t become a Father, until His wife gives birth to His child, just like all fathers. Only after that can a man, Lord, or God, claim to be a father.
Other important biblical characters involved in the worship of the tree of life are Sarah and Abraham, who the bible says were the founding mother and father of the Hebrew people. As the name Sarah is just the short form of Asherah, it confirms that she and Abraham were worshipers of Asherah too.
This explains why the bible says Sarah was able to perform such miracles as being able to give birth to her son Isaac when she was in her nineties. The miracle that God said Abraham would perform would be to have more descendants than sand on the shore and stars in the sky. (Gen 22:17, Gen 15:5) This signifies that he was to achieve Godhood too, to manage such a feat.
The name ‘Abram’ or ‘Abraham’ meaning ‘Father Ram’ is part of the reason why God today is called ‘Father’ – for to the Hebrews at the time, Abraham was their Father God, or founding father.
People mistakenly think that the biblical claim that there is only one God means that there can be no goddess. But the claim that there is only one God does not contradict the Hebrew belief that there is also a goddess, or in fact many goddesses. The Hebrews also believed that the goddess out ranks and over rules God. This is reflected by the fact that the Hebrew were a matriarchal society.
It is also reflected in the fact God stipulated that a statue of the tree of life or asherah is placed inside the tabernacle and temple under the guise of calling it a menorah, or the seven-branched candlestick. This is instead of calling it an asherah, or the tree of life, which it looks like and was meant to represent. (The menorah pictured above also shows imagines of the goddess Shekinah on the back curtain or veil of the tabernacle. Also it shows the pillars which were another asherah symbol)
Other names of Hebrew called their goddess were Chokmah, (which is a variant spelling of Shekinah), Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost, Ashtoreth, Ishtar.
Because the menorah was supposed to represent the wife and mother of God it explains why the bible goes into such intricate detail of how it should be built and how it should be made to look like a tree with blossoms and how much gold should be used in its making (Exodus 25:31-40). This clearly signifies that it is meant to represent something more than a mundane candlestick and means that God’s tabernacle and temple were dedicated to the worship of the goddess and God’s mother, wives, sisters and extended family, which his Hebrew/Canaanite/Syrian religion and mythology said he had.