Friday, July 23, 2010
"Yesterday, I suggested that the sequence of sacrifice in the Bible, reflected in Leviticus and the Song, is this: Like the original Adam, adams are divided and pass through the fire into order to be transformed into fiery bridal food, fragrance satisfying to God. That is only an extension of natural reality: Earth passes through the fire of the sun and the many waters of rain in order to produce fruit. Earth is plowed and planted, divided and broken in pieces, to produce fruit. Seeds must die to produce trees and vines."