feeling when man spiritualizes his thoughts.
The "east" is the within. "Cherubim"
refers to protection of the sacred life.
The inner spiritual life is protected
from the outer, coaser consciousness.
The "flame of a sword" is the
divine idea or Word of God. Man unites
with the inner Word or sacred life through
the Christ Mind.
4:1-2. And the man knew Eve his wife;
and she conceived, and bare Cain, and
said, I have gotten a man with the help
of Jehovah. And again she bare his brother
Abel, and Abel was a keeper of sheep,
but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
story of Cain and Abel is an allegory
of the movement of certain departments
of the soul or consciousness. The name
Cain means "possession." This
refers directly to that part of human
consciousness which strives to acquire
and possess selfishly. Cain was a tiller
of the soil, which shows that he is of
the earthly domain. The name Abel means
"breath," which places Abel
in the air or spiritual realm. The two
are brothers, that is, are closely related
in the consciousness. Abel does not represent
the high spiritual consciousness but the
life energy that controls the animal functions:
he was a sheep raiser. The Hindu metaphysics
would call Abel the animal soul and Cain
the physical body. Paul would call Abel
the "creature" and Cain "the
4:3-4a. And in process of time it
came to pass, that Cain brought of the
fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah.
And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings
of his flock and of the fat thereof.
sacrifices unto Jehovah is symbolic of