Adam Through Cain - Genealogy I
This is a Qabalistic investigation of the Biblical written account of various verses in Genesis 4 where the descendants of Adam through Cain's line is recorded. It is a far cry from the familiar translations and footnoted explanations found in all ‘authorized’ versions of the Bible.
Since this is Qabalah the following treatise does not concur with any religious or evangelical translations with copious notes claiming that the characters depicted are actual human beings per-adventuring actual physical locations on this or any other planet. Qabalah proposes to explain the root spiritual causes which create physical phenomena sub-sequentially. The Old Testament Bible, as many noted Qabalists will attest, is not an historical account of actual people living the life in this physical world. It is an analogy of spiritual forces and the relations between them designed to teach us all how to return to the Creator, which we all must do eventually.
The Old Testament account of creation was received, then conceived and recorded by accomplished authors very familiar with the coded disciplines of Qabalistic literature. Originally they passed down their revelations and insights by oral tradition. Later, as Qabalistic methods improved, the oral traditions were recorded in script. However, since these revelations were of spiritual origins the improvised alphabets of humans could not and cannot directly or accurately record the events and circumstances in those higher, inner spiritual landscapes. There are no words within those levels from which the narrations are sourced. All the events about which we read in today’s authorized versions of the Old Testament are descriptions of spiritual causes disguised as stories in which the characters are dramatizing principles or powers creating causes and subsequent effects. Many of the subsequent results are also in the spiritual world.
This is not a new declaration as far as creation stories go. All the ancient sources we inherited from the varied cultures of all continents employed the very same methods by which to pass on arcane truths within their creation sagas. If we take all those characters from all those cultural stories and believe them to be actual people in actual places, we are left shaking our heads incredulously at fantastical epics about super humans performing impossible feats. Or, we succumb to the equally fantastic and incredulous suppositions of the ancient alien astronaut theorists.
One basic example of how the earliest evangelical translators fell into error was their concept of ‘time’ as translated literally in creation stories, particularly in the Hebrew Old Testament version. The ‘days’ of creation in Genesis Chapter One which we read in authorized versions were translated by individuals totally unaware of Qabalah or any of the uses of Literal Qabalists. Later translated versions reiterated the earlier efforts and copied the initial misconceptions.
The first error, I surmise, is to read and ignore Genesis 1:4 where: “God saw that the ‘light’ was good, and separated the ‘light’ from the darkness.” In the very next verse, 5: “God named the light ‘day,’ and the darkness ‘night’.” This was not, and is not, to be understood as the literal translation of יום, yom, the typical Hebrew word for ‘day’ and the 24-hour segment of time as measured by sun or moon cycles, way back then or now. This is especially made clear when we come to read verse 16: “And God made the two great lights, the greater light to govern the day, and the lesser light to govern the night; He made the stars also.” According to the many literal Bible versions it would seem that the stars and planets were created long after the ‘day’ and the ‘night’ were declared. The authorized translators seem to ignore this sticky detail.
The ‘day’ is the LIGHT, understood by all Qabalists as the Third Veil of the Absolute, Ain Suph Aur, אין סוף אור, the invisible ocean of Living Light which exists on the spiritual side of creation and is the root cause of all. This side of creation, the physical side we are currently experiencing, is called ‘night’ not because it is dark in the most literal sense, but ‘dark’ in that we cannot perceive that LIGHT due to its being obscured by all that we do sense and can measure. Everything on the physical side of creation is made of that LIGHT substance, but so condensed, congealed, and sort of ‘frozen’ if you will, that it appears to us in all the ways and means we experience it, “And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.” – John 1:5, King James version. You and I and all of us dwell in this ‘night’ darkness and spend our lives seeking that ‘day’ LIGHT.
These early chapters of Genesis, and the earliest verses of all creation stories, are descriptions of worlds NOT physical. They are upper (inner) worlds, prototypes, if you will, and sort of like the negative film of pictures we are actually seeing and living. And the stories are NOT descriptive of other galactic planets from which some ancient alien astronauts seeded our Earth. Those inner worlds of yore were created first, the Heavenly Worlds, the Garden of Eden and other like names. Man (mankind) comes into this physical world and appears in the narration after the Fall from that ‘garden’ state. Our Earth, in our galaxy, in our universe evolved by all the natural progressions discovered by today’s hard physical sciences. The Fall of Man are spiritual entities in corporeal vehicles (“garments of skin for Adam and his wife,” Genesis 3:21) having come into this physical world by all the natural progressions of physical substance, the very substance of LIGHT, which was and is all there has ever been. Several continents evolved us higher primates more or less simultaneously and independently from each other, not from one pair of bipedal primates in an exclusive area. WE are that LIGHT. WE are the Substance evolved from the inanimate Dust of the Earth, through the floral and fauna strata, through the primates and into us currently. These bodies from clay are not really separate from the primates. Rather, WE are the higher primates yet to become truly human. And we will not be complete until we return into that prior state of ‘day’ LIGHT.
Adam and Eve in the Biblical narrative are NOT actual human beings. They are characters in the Old Testament drama that personify principles creating various causes and effects. Adam and his genealogical line as narrated through dramatized characters demonstrate how our world came to be as it is today. They also personify certain characteristics which show us how we may return to that pristine state from which we were begotten. The Old Testament in Hebrew is the root of our Judeo-Christian version of the creation story. There are many other cultural and religious versions from around the world describing these same events. We need but choose and learn the particular vocabulary behind the outer semblance of any one, and refer to any of the others as references. They all tell the same saga because they all come from the same One Source.
In this Hebrew Old Testament version of Adam’s progeny through Cain, then another line through Seth, a curiosity at once presents itself. Where Cain’s line is concerned it took just two verses, Genesis 4:17 and 18, to list five generations of off-spring. Whereas with Seth’s line the description consumes almost all of Chapter 5, from verse 6 on through to the end of verse 32. The differences involve the same number of characters: nine from Cain to Tubal-cain, and nine from Seth to Noah.
As curious as this may seem there was definite Qabalistic purpose behind it. To what end this purpose plays out is what is presented with the following, in detail.