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The Blessing Seed: A Creation Myth for the New Millennium

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When God makes the world, the first Man and Woman are amazed by the mountains and valleys, the sea and the stars, and the wonderful animals and plants with whom they share their home. But what is their task in life? To find out, they decide to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, although God has advised them not to do so before it is ripe. When God sees what they have ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Barefoot Books (first published 1998)
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Kathleen Dixon
This book is a lovely rendition of the Genesis creation myth, and 'The Fall.' Except, as I've always maintained, 'The Fall' was not the great calamity that it has been portrayed as.

I read it to the children in church last Sunday, which means that I read it to the whole church because the adults always listen avidly to the Children's Talk. I introduced it by talking about how stories used to adapt and change all the time, in order to best suit the needs and interests of the people in a particular
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Tara Crump
Instead of being banished from the garden God created, the first man and woman are sent on a journey to explore the 4 paths that lead from the garden. As man and woman explore the paths of wonder, emptiness, making, and coming come the " gift of learning is born" to them and they begin to care. After they finish their journey they discover that God is not angry with them and that they will continue to increase their knowledge. I like the book's take on the story of Genesis and how man and woman ...more
Lia
Sep 07, 2011 Lia rated it it was amazing
This book really surprised me. I wasn't expecting a sort of retelling or interpretation of the Adam and Eve story. The interpretation was filled with hope and blessing. It reclaimed the story as a "creation" rather than a "fall." I loved it. And the pictures were wonderful.
Matthew
Nov 23, 2011 Matthew rated it it was amazing
Great positive spin on the traditional Judeo-Christian Creation story (Adam and Eve). Beautiful illustrations that can open up children's imaginations (and adults, too)!
Karen Gibson
A myth--not Biblically accurate.
elissa
Jan 27, 2008 elissa rated it really liked it
Well done "New Age" Adam and Eve re-telling. My younger son was very confused about who or where G-D was, though.
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Caitlín Matthews is a writer, singer and teacher whose ground-breaking work has introduced many to the riches of our western spiritual heritage.

She is acknowledged as a world authority on Celtic Wisdom, the Western Mysteries and the ancestral traditions of Britain and Europe. She is the author of over 50 books including Sophia: Goddess of Wisdom, a study of Divine Feminine in Gnostic, Jewish and
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