So I’m reading Helena Blavatsky’s book, Theoretical and Practical Occultism. Literally just started the first page. Not sure if any of you have read it or your opinions thereof, but what I thought was particularly interesting was the fact that she refers to practical occultism as the “Science of good and evil.”
(“While the study of theoretical Occultism is harmless, and may do good, practical Occultism, being the ‘Science of Good and Evil,’ is fraught with perils and pitfalls.”)
I know it’s probably not a big deal to you guys at all but I just can’t help but think of Adam and Eve from the bible and how they were not supposed to eat from the tree of “Knowledge of good and evil.” But that the serpent convinced Eve to eat the of the fruit so that she may be “just like god.”
Or maybe she just got that from the bible and that is why she calls it that…? Either way I still think it’s pretty cool.
And the story goes on to say that God kicked them out and told angles to guard the tree of everlasting life… “or they will become just like us.”
I think it’s funny how Christians never question that verse.
Anyways. This is literally just the first page and I’m already really excited about what I’m reading so… I don’t know. Maybe I just get excited about things too easy.
If you’ve read it let me know what you think.
So what was the tree of knowledge of good and evil to it’s full extent…? Magick?