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Ancient Story; Pandora’s Box, Artwork, Etymology, Modern Interpretations And Applications, Comparison To Adam And Eve Eating Forbidden Fruit; Where Is The Hope For Humanity Today?

Ancient Story; Pandora’s Box, Artwork, Etymology, Modern Interpretations And Applications, Comparison To Adam And Eve Eating Forbidden Fruit; Where Is The Hope For Humanity Today?

ANCIENT STORY OF PANDORA’S BOX; HUMANITY HAS OPENED IT

https://youtu.be/LGTTAfwHugY

The ancient story of Pandora’s box.. interpreted so that children as well as adults can enjoy the story. It is part of a Creation story.. one of many from around the world. Compare and contrast the various stories about Creation, and see which one is your favorite. 

Comparing Theories of Relativity, Quantum, Creation, And Biocentrism – Which Is True?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/08/comparing-theories-of-relativity.html

Jay S. I would like to believe that hope was the last to exit Pandora’s Box for the sake of good, but the Hesiod talked of hope also being a negative spirit as well… Hope was put in the box for man-kind to have an effect of delusional behavior… To hold on to things that cause or prolong pain and suffering… Ladies, ever had someone that you knew for a fact that they are just not right or good for you?! Yet and still, you “hope” that they will change their “evil ways” for you…

Wikipedia; Pandora’s box

Pandora opens the pithos given to her by Zeus, thus releasing all the bad things of the world, (much like Eve biting an apple in the Garden Of Eden, with the same end result). 
Pandora’s box is an artifact in Greek mythology, taken from the myth of Pandora’s creation in Hesiod‘s Works and Days.[1] The “box” was actually a large jar (πίθος pithos)[2] given toPandora (Πανδώρα, “all-gifted”, “all-giving”),[3] which contained all the evils of the world.
Today the phrase “to open Pandora’s box” means to perform an action that may seem small or innocent, but that turns out to have severely detrimental and far-reaching consequences.

MYTHOLOGY

A pithos from Crete, c. 675 BC.Louvre

PANDORA WAS THE FIRST WOMAN, AS EVE WAS THE FIRST WOMAN IN THE BIBLE

In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus to create her. So he did, using water and earth.[4] The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, Apollo gave her musical ability, and Hermes gave her speech.[5]
According to Hesiod, when Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Prometheus’ brother Epimetheus. 

Pandora opens a jar containing death and many other evils which were released into the world. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped except for one thing that lay at the bottom –Elpis (usually translated “hope”, though it could also mean “expectation”).[6]

ETYMOLOGY OF PANDORA’S BOX


An Attic pyxis, 440–430 BC. British Museum

The original Greek word was ‘pithos‘, which is a large jar, sometimes as large as a small person (Diogenes of Sinope was said to have once slept in one). It was used for storage of wine, oil, grain or other provisions, or, ritually, as a container for a human body for burying.[7][8] In the case of Pandora, this jar may have been made of clay for use as storage as in the usual sense, or of metal, such as bronze, as an unbreakable prison.[9]
The mistranslation of pithos is usually attributed to the 16th century humanist Erasmus of Rotterdam who translated Hesiod‘s tale of Pandora into Latin. Erasmus rendered pithos as the Greek pyxis, meaning “box”.[10] The phrase “Pandora’s box” has endured ever since. This misconception was further reinforced by Dante Gabriel Rossetti‘s painting Pandora.

PANDORA AND PANDORA’S BOX IN ART

Rosetti‘s Pandora 1879 

Waterhouse‘s, Pandora, 1896

 

Jean Alaux, Pandora carried of by Mercury, 18th or 19th century 

Engraving of Pandora trying to close the box that she had opened out of curiosity. The evils of the world taunt her as they escape. The engraving is based on a painting by F. S. Church.

FORBIDDEN FRUIT MODERN INTERPRETATION

Genesis; 2:15-17 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying: ‘Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat;but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it; for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Much like Pandora’s Box, there was a command from God to never open, never eat, never think about the ‘fordibben’. This same story, with variations, is in many different religions, going far back in time. There are as many interpretations and meanings assigned to this story and to Pandora’s Box, as there are rabbis, holy men, pastors, religions and various belief systems.
Wikipedia; “Depiction of the original sin by Pieter Paul Rubens
Forbidden fruit is a phrase that originates from Genesis concerning Adam and Eve in Genesis 2:16–17. In the narrative, the fruit of good and evil was eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. As a metaphor, the phrase typically refers to any indulgence or pleasure that is considered illegal or immoral…Potential forbidden fruits of the Garden of Eden include the apple, pomegranate,[1] the fig,[2] the carob,[1] the etrog or citron,[1] the pear, mushrooms, the quince and, more recently, the datura.[3]  One alternative view is that the forbidden fruit is not a fruit at all, but a metaphorical one, possibly the fruit of the womb, i.e. sex and procreation from the tree of life.[13][14]  John M. Allegro proposed the mushroom as the forbidden fruit.[15]
In the Book of Enoch [16] chapt. 1, verse 69: “And the third was named Gadreeel: he it is that showed the children of men all the blows of death, and he led astray Eve, and showed [the weapons of death to the sons of men], the shield and the coat of mail, and the sword for battle, and all the weapons of death to the children of men. And from his hand they have proceeded against those who dwell on the earth from that day and for evermore.” Therefore, the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil was flesh and the methods to acquire it.

ISLAM

According to the Quran, Surah Al-A’raf 7:19 describes Adam and his wife in Paradise where they may eat what is provided, except that they may not eat from one particular tree, should they be considered Zalimun.[17] Surah Ibrahim #.14:26 describes the forbidden tree as an evil tree that is forbidden for guidance.[18] Surah Al-A’raf 7:22 describes the ˈibliːs who misled them with deception, and then it was Adam who initiated eating from the forbidden tree. Then when they tasted of the tree, that which was hidden from them of their shame became manifest to them and they began to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise. And their Lord called out to them: “Did I not forbid you that tree and tell you; Verily, Shaitân is an open enemy unto you?” (Quran 7:19). The Quran holds both Adam and his wife accountable for eating the forbidden fruit. As punishment, they were both banished from Heaven and sent to the Earth where they were forgiven after repenting.

ANCIENT GREEKS

The similarities of the story to the story of Pandora’s box were identified by early Christians such as Tertullian, Origen and Gregory of Nazianzus.[19]

PANDORA’S BOX, FORBIDDEN FRUIT OF KNOWLEDGE AND MODERN CIVILIZATION

Pandora’s box can be interpreted to apply to all of modern civilization, and especially to monopolies such as the carbon, nuclear, medical, military, GMO, and chemical industries. Every monopoly created is a Pandora’s box, creating many unintended negative feedback loops and negative consequences, as a result of eating from the forbidden fruit tree of knowledge.

The fruit of the tree of actions/knowledge/money (which based on ego based desire and greed), is poisonous, divisive and the results are contrary to Nature’s laws. 

No matter how hard one tries to ‘close the box’, or uneat the poison fruit, it cannot be done, and the horrors keep escaping, getting larger and larger. 

DESIRE OR GREED AS A PANDORA’S BOX THAT MANY ARE OPENING

Anytime there is a ego based desire or more basically greed, there is also a Pandora’s Box that is opened or a poison forbidden apple that is eaten. The bigger the greed, the more the box opens or the more poison there is in the fruit. The bigger the desire, the more negative feedback loops are created. 

SOME EXAMPLES OF POISON FRUIT AND PANDORA’S BOXES

How NAFTA And Free Trade Agreements Like TPP Create Poverty In Countries All Around The World, As Well As Illegal Immigration Into The US
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/how-nafta-and-free-trade-agreements.html

ALEC Exposed; How Corporations Buy, Corrupt, And Control The Federal And State Governments; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/alec-exposed-how-corporations-buy.html

Communist China Winning Trade, Resource, Renewables, Job And Influence War Against USA, Without A Shot Being Fired
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/11/communist-china-winning-war-against-usa.html

Bill Moyers; How To Buy Your Own Election And Politicians With Dark Money; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/bill-moyers-how-to-own-elections.html

Money Or Wealth Distribution And Income Inequality In America; Myth Vs Reality, Plus Sustainable Solutions
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/wealth-distribution-in-america-myth-vs.html
Desire and/or greed creates a negative feedback loop that is usually experienced fairly quickly. But larger feedback loops take longer to manifest, such as the following ones. 
What are the lessons in the negative feedback loops and consequences? 

2015 – 45+ Negative Global Tipping Points Report
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/2014-list-of-45-global-tipping-points.html

CONFORMITY AS A FORM OF PANDORAS BOX

Being ‘normal’ and being like everyone else, is nothing more than a slow form of suicide. Be yourself. Follow your heart and do whatever it is that does not harm this or 7 future generations. 
Trying to fit in to be like other people does not work. We are like a Picasso painting. There is only ONE just like us, and no other masterpiece can come close. If you feel alone, it is because that on a certain level, that is the truth. There is no one else like you. Instead of trying to be like everyone else, celebrate your uniqueness and develop what spiritual gifts you have. 

The Psychopathy Of Corporations; “I Am Fishhead”
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/psychopathy-of-corporations.html

Censored, Top Secret! Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations, CIA, Journalism And The 1%, Whistleblowers, Voting, Elections And Solutions
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

Trying to fit into a psychopath’s world and be like them only makes you like them or it will get you hurt/killed. 
It helps to see them coming and to step out of the way. 

How To Spot A Sociopath Or Psychopath – 10 red flags that could save you from being swept under the influence of a charismatic nut job; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-spot-sociopath-10-red-flags-that.html

How The Dark Side Ensnares And Traps People; Don’t Even Start Down The Road, Don’t Accept The First Invitation
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/12/how-dark-side-ensnares-and-traps-people.html

VIOLENCE, MURDER AND WAR AS A PANDORAS BOX THAT MANY ARE OPENING

When insanity is the measure of people, then violence is the natural end result and never ending war and killings are the only thing worth focusing on via the mass media. See what percentage of mass media is focused on fear, violence or death.. Count how much time is spent by your children, yourself and your family on fear, violence and death on a daily basis. 
Whatever we focus on, grows. If we focus on violence, death, fear and anger, it grows. 

The Story Of Two Wolves On A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-story-of-two-wolves-and-green-road.html

First Strike Policy, Nuclear Bombs, Down Winders, Acute Radiation Sickness, Nuclear War, Dirty Bombs, Bomb Shelters
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-bombs-and-nuclear-weapons.html

War is a Racket, by Major General Smedley Butler – Warned That Military Industrial Complex Taking Over Levers Of Power, 45 Reasons Not To Enlist
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/war-is-racket.html

Henry Kissinger; Military Men Are Dumb Stupid Animals To Be Used As Pawns. Don’t Enlist!
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/07/henry-kissinger-military-men-are-dumb.html

Peace, War, Human Rights, Justice, Prisons, And Violence Prevention
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/human-rightsjusticeprisons.html

MODERN DAY PANDORA’S BOXES 

Much of modern civilization, brands, and normal things people do consists of little more than wasted time, energy, money, plus harm to 7 future generations. 

Drugs, Medicine, GMO’s, Super Bugs, Cloning, Flouride, Vaccines, Education, Chemicals
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/natural-health-drugs-medicine.html

Why waste time, energy and money on things that are only causing harm to this and future generations? 
Why are people buying and then opening more and more Pandora’s boxes? 

WHERE IS THERE HOPE? 

In the darkest time, there is always hope. 

Ancient Stories, Success, Motivation, Activism, Spiritual, Mental, Emotional, Interfaith, Consciousness, Near Death, Miracles, Healing, Auras, Reincarnation
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/spiritualinterfaithconsciousness.html

CAN HUMANITY CREATE A CARBON, NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL AND CORPORATE MONOPOLY FREE WORLD? 

How can humanity create a carbon, nuclear, chemical and corporate monopoly free world? 

Environment, Holistic Living, Health, Self Healing, Zero Point, Renewable Energy, Energy Storage, Nuclear
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/green-energy-green-living.html

The answers are all there, waiting for us, both inside and outside. Whatever is inside, will be reflected in our minds and hearts and then show up outside, so do the inner work first. 

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