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The Lost Words: Spell. The Gifts of Reading. Robert Macfarlane. This book is a written history of what happened in the days of Adam and Eve after they were cast out of the garden. Although considered to be pseudepigraphic by some, it carries significant meaning and insight into events of that time. It is doubtful that these writings could have survived all the many centuries if there were no substance to them.
This book is simply a version of an account handed down by word of mouth, from generation to generation, linking the time that the first human life was created to the time when somebody finally decided to write it down. This particular version is the work of unknown Egyptians. The lack of historical allusion makes it difficult to precisely date the writing, however, using other pseudepigraphical works as a reference, it was probably written a few hundred years before the birth of Christ.
Parts of this version are found in the Jewish Talmud, and the Islamic Koran, showing what a vital role it played in the original literature of human wisdom. The Egyptian author wrote in Arabic, but later translations were found written in Ethiopic. The present English translation was translated in the late 's by Dr. Malan and Dr.
In , the text was extracted from a copy of The Forgotten Books of Eden and converted to electronic form by Dennis Hawkins. It was then translated into more modern English by simply exchanging 'Thou' s for 'You's, 'Art's for 'Are's, and so forth. The text was then carefully re-read to ensure its integrity. Among them are righteous ones who will die, whose souls God would raise at the last day; when all of them will return to their flesh, bathe in the water of that sea, and repent of their sins.
This was so that he and Eve would not be able to go near to the sea of water where they could wash themselves in it, be cleansed from their sins, erase the transgression they had committed, and be no longer reminded of it in the thought of their punishment. This was so that he would not be able to smell the sweet smell of those trees, forget his transgression, and find consolation for what he had done by taking delight in the smell of the trees and yet not be cleansed from his transgression.
God sends His Word to encourage them. Chapter III - Concerning the promise of the great five and a half days. So they fell on their faces, trembled with fear. O my Lord, what shall we do to Your servants? For He had told him how He would save him. Chapter IV - Adam mourns over the changed conditions. Adam and Eve enter the Cave of Treasures.
And they walked and went gently down into the Cave of Treasures. What is its narrowness compared with the space of the other? What is the gloom of this cavern, compared with the light of the garden? This earth, strewed with stones; and that, planted with delicious fruit trees?
This prevented him from seeing either heaven or God's creatures. So he cried and beat his chest hard, until he dropped, and was as dead.
And there were fruit trees in the garden better than that one. But after they had sorely roused My anger, I punished them with grievous plagues, until they repent. It did not come to Adam, with the beasts. But after your transgression your bright nature was withdrawn from you; and it was not left to you to see things far away, but only near at hand; after the ability of the flesh; for it is brutish. Adam and Eve near drowning.
Chapter X - Their bodies need water after they leave the garden. Chapter XI - A recollection of the glorious days in the Garden.
O Eve, when this water comes into our inner parts, it will increase our punishments and that of our descendants. Neither could she see Adam, but heard the noise he made. Remember the glory that rested on us in the garden. O Eve! Remember the trees that overshadowed us in the garden while we moved among them.
Remember that while we were in the garden, we knew neither night nor day. Think of the Tree of Life, from below which flowed the water, and that shed lustre over us! Remember, O Eve, the garden land, and the brightness thereof! And she felt about for him with her hands, and found him like a corpse.
Why did you leave us in this long darkness? Why do you plague us like this? It is because of this that we cannot see each other. I was not hidden from Eve, neither was she hidden from me, until now that she cannot see me; and no darkness came over us to separate us from each other.
I saw her and she saw me. Yet now since we came into this cave, darkness has covered us, and separated us from each other, so that I do not see her, and she does not see me. Why night and day were created. Yet, of My mercy, I did not turn you into darkness, but I made you your body of flesh, over which I spread this skin, in order that it may bear cold and heat.
It is not to last forever; but is only of twelve hours; when it is over, daylight will return. This darkness is not a punishment. But, O Adam, I have made the day, and have placed the sun in it to give light; in order that you and your children should do your work.
Yet I wouldn't force you, nor be heard over you, nor shut up; nor doom you through your fall; nor through your coming out from light into darkness; nor yet through your coming from the garden into this land. Yet I knew that Satan, who deceived himself, would also deceive you. And I told you not to eat of the fruit thereof, nor to taste of it, nor yet to sit under it, nor to yield to it. So that My creatures cannot blame Me; but the blame rests on them alone.
And I have made the night for them to rest in it from their work; and for the beasts of the field to go forth by night and look for their food. I will bring you to it -- in the kingdom of heaven. When I shall come down from heaven, and shall become flesh of your descendants, and take on Myself the infirmity from which you suffer, then the darkness that covered you in this cave shall cover Me in the grave, when I am in the flesh of your descendants.
Chapter XVI - The first sunrise. Adam and Eve think it is a fire coming to burn them. And when he came to the mouth of it, and stood and turned his face towards the east, and saw the sunrise in glowing rays, and felt the heat thereof on his body, he was afraid of it, and thought in his heart that this flame came forth to plague him.
He thought God meant to plague him therewith all the days He had decreed for him. This sun is not God; but it has been created to give light by day, of which I spoke to you in the cave saying, 'that the dawn would come, and there would be light by day. Instead of feeding on the best food, now it turned to eat the dust. Instead of living, as before, in the best places, now it lived in the dust. And Adam said to Him: -- 2 "O Lord, when I was in the cave, I said this to you, my Lord, the beasts of the field would rise and devour me, and cut off my life from the earth.
Then the Word of God came to him, who raised him, and said to him, 4 "O Adam, not one of these beasts will be able to hurt you; because I have made the beasts and other moving things come to you in the cave.
I did not let the serpent come with them because it might have risen against you and made you tremble; and the fear of it should fall into your hearts.
I am with you to the end of the days I have determined on you. For fear that it might find Your handmaid Eve alone and kill her; for its eyes are hideous and evil.
And I don't know when You will take me out of it to rest. Then shall I bring you out of this miserable land. But when you transgressed My commandment, sorrow and misery came to you in this land. For when we were in the garden our praises and our hymns went up before you without ceasing. But our body is changed from the likeness in which it was at first, when we were created.
Let Your kingdom reign over us now and forever. The Holy Men of old said remit and forgive unto all men whatsoever they have done unto me. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil thing; for Thine is the kingdom and Thou shalt reign in glory forever and forevermore, AMEN. Translate Email Print. Nostalgia 2. Disconnected 3. Trascendence 4.
State Of Awareness 5. River 6. Days Like Eternity 7. In his wonderful book Forgotten English , Jeffrey Kacirk takes a closer look at the origins and histories of these language relics. Here are a few of our favorite words from the book; for more, check out Kacirk's website. The medieval era's Miss Cleos, these so-called wise men made predictions based on what was happening in the sky. This word, from the Latin root crapula , arose in the 18th century.
According to Kacirk, it "denoted intestinal and cranial distress A term describing a servant who did his duty only lazily except when within sight of his master, "a form of insincerity known as 'eye-service,'" Kacirk notes.Apr 20, · There are marvelous references to books throughout that obviously will delight any true bibliophile. In fact, the entire book - its prose, the references, the chapter headings and the bookshop itself - are like manna for a book lover's soul. The Lost for Words Bookshop is a narrative, not a suspense or thriller/5.