Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Why I wrote, “I AM ADAM”.

I am Adam is a fictional story about the creation of the human species. The core to the book comes from the bible verse in Genisis 5: 1,2 "This is the book of generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God Made he him: Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

I found this an interesting statement. It is in the Judeo/Christian writings, but generally overlooked. It is a statement of true equality between male and female - they both were called Adam. This was a true proclamation of harmony and oneness in the creation that greatly lost its significance as the patriarchal overtone began to consume theological understanding. If original concepts avoided the duality of understanding that dominates our society today, how different would the creation story be? I think it would be a love story reflecting the beauty of the love of the creator toward creation and the creations love for each other. Fantasy? Yes, but much kinder than some of the reality facing us today.

I decided to start a story about creation formulated around this theme of unity and equality. The book had no outline; I simply let it write itself. As it took on its own life, it became a mystical experiece in which thoughts and concepts I had never considered began to appear before me. Since its publication, I am Adam has been a sourse of inspiration and conflict, depending upon who was reading the material. Over the next weeks, I will dialogue on the book and give my thoughts on what I believe the story is saying, and provide a place for discussion and questions.

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I hope you will join me as we explore true love, harmony, and joy in the first romance story ever written; the story of creation.