a Reincarnation of Adam
|Sons of God
- Sons of Man
and Islam all accept the account of Adam
and Eve as part of their religion. The Bible
gave the distinct title of "Son of God"
to only three personalities in the entire
Bible: Adam, Melchizedek, and Jesus. So,
it should not be surprising that these three
personalities have a connection that goes
well beyond coincidence. This connection
is proof that these personalities were indeed
the same soul appearing in different incarnations.
This shows that the Bible is the story of
the sojourn of the "Son of God"
beginning with Paradise lost and ending
with Paradise restored. The following information
describes just the Adam-Jesus connection.
|1. Identical Title: Son of
The Hebrew word for "Adam" is "man".
The title "Son of Man" is a reference to Adam. The phrases "Son
of Man" and "Son of Adam" are inter-changeable.
Jesus referred to himself
using the phrase "Adam Kadmon" [Son of Man] to refer to the
heavenly apocalyptic figure who is to come. Paul used the phrase
"Adam Kadmon" as the archetypal man created in God's image who
was the first and perfect representative of humanity who would
return at the end of time and restore all things.
God's judgment upon
Adam resulted in his reincarnation:
|"For dust you are and to
dust you will return." (Genesis 3:19)
this verse this way: Because Adam sinned it was necessary for
him to reincarnate to make good the evil committed in his first
existence; so he comes as David, and later is to come as Messiah.
mentions David reincarnating for the people:
"Instead, they will serve the
Lord their God and David their king, whom I will raise
up for them." (Jeremiah 30:9)
In the traditions of
the Talmudists, the soul of Adam reincarnated in David, and
that on account of the sin of David against Uriah it will have
to come again in the expected Messiah.
Out of the three letters ADM (the name
of the first man) the Talmudists always made the names Adam,
David and Messiah.
"..the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the
son of God."
JESUS: "I believe that
you are the Christ, the son
of God." (John 11:27)
As previously mentioned,
the Bible gives the distinct title of "Son of God" to only three
personalities in the entire Bible: Adam, Melchizedek, and Jesus.
God declares the "sons of God" to be divine:
|"I said, 'You
are "gods"; you are all
sons of the Most High.'"
Jesus declares himself the "Son of God":
them, 'Is it not written in your Law, 'I have said
you are gods?' If
he called them 'gods,' ... what about the one whom the
Father set apart as his very own and sent into the world?
Why then do you accuse me of blasphemy because I said,
'I am God's Son?'"
"The Lord God formed the
man from the dust of the ground and breathed
into his nostrils the breath of life, and the
man became a living being."
"Who is the image of the invisible God,
the first-born of
every creature" (Colossians 1:14-15)
Adam ("ben elohim") is translated as "Son of God".
This means Adam is first born to God.
"Be fruitful and increase in number;
fill the Earth and subdue
it. Rule over
the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over
every living creature that moves on the ground." (Genesis
"These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true
witness, the ruler of God's
creation." (Revelation 3:14)
"God blessed them and said to them, "Be
fruitful and increase in number; fill the Earth
and subdue it." (Gen. 1:28)
"Your first father
sinned; your spokesmen rebelled against me." (Isaiah
and the Father are
one." (John 10:30-33)
"He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
ADAM: "Then God said,
"Let us make man in our
image, in our likeness." (Genesis 1:26)
JESUS: "All the
fullness of deity in
bodily form." (Colossians 2:9)
Adam "the first man" and Jesus "the second man."
first man was of the dust of the Earth,
the second man from
heaven. As was the earthly
man, so are those who are of the Earth; and as
is the man from heaven,
so also are those who are of heaven. And just as we
have borne the likeness of
the earthly man, so
shall we bear the likeness of
the man from heaven."
(1 Corinthians 15:47-49)
death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses,
even over those who did not sin by breaking a command,
as did Adam, who is a pattern
of the one to come [Christ]." (Romans 5:14)
The Greek translation of the word "pattern" is "tupos"
which is defined as: An impression made by a stamp, an exact
image, an exact model, a copy, a type, an example. In context,
the phrase "who is a pattern of the coming one" ("ejstin tuvpo
tou' mevllonto hos estin tupos tou mellontos") refers to
Adam as a copy of Christ.
FIRST AND LAST ADAM:
"The first Adam
became a living being; the
[Jesus], a life-giving spirit."
(1 Corinthians 15:45)
"I am the First and the Last."
GOD: "I am the
First and I am the Last."
The Bible refers to Jesus as "the First of God's
creation" (human-divine being) and "the Last of God's
creation" (human-divine being).
The Son of God's "first incarnation" was as
Adam. The Son of God's "last incarnation" was as Jesus.
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Mortality: Immortal from the Beginning
"You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge
of good and evil, for
when you eat of it you
will surely die."
JESUS: "He was
with God in
"And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)
at the beginning of creation
God 'made them male and female.'" (Mark 10:6)
"I am the Alpha and the Omega,
and the End." (Revelation
Adam is the "Logos":
Jesus is the "Logos":
"In the beginning was
the Word [Logos],
and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He
was with God in
God said, "Let us make man
in our image, in our likeness." (Genesis
"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers,
so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that
displays the glory of Christ,
who is the image of God." (2 Corinthians 4:4)
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Sacrificial Result: First and Last Sacrifice
The first sacrifice was for physical needs:
ADAM: "The Lord
God made garments of skin
for Adam and his wife and
clothed them." (Genesis 3:21)
The last sacrifice was for spiritual needs:
"He sacrificed for their
sins once for all
when he offered himself." (Hebrews 7:27-28)
In the beginning, Adam with the Tree of Life:
"In the middle
of the garden were the tree
of life and the tree of the knowledge of good
and evil." (Genesis 2:9)
Adam's transgression banished people from the Tree of
the Lord God banished him from the Garden of
Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken.
After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side
of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing
back and forth to guard the way to
the tree of life." (Genesis 3:22-24)
Jesus' action restored people to the Tree of Life:
him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat
from the tree of life,
which is in the paradise of God." (Revelation 2:7)
"Then the angel
showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as
crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb
down the middle of the great street of the city. On
each side of the river stood
the tree of life,
bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every
month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing
of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The
throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and
his servants will serve him." (Revelation 22:1-3)
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in Near-Death Experiences: "Being of Light"
Adam appears to people after death:
"So it is that
when a man is about to depart
from life, Adam, the first man,
appears to him and
asks him why and in what state he leaves the world.
He says: "Woe
to you that through you I have to die."
To which Adam
replies: "My son, I transgressed one commandment and
was punished for so doing; see how many commandments
of your Master, negative and positive, you have transgressed."
Kabbalistic book Zohar I, 57b)
The Messiah appears to people after death:
"I became aware that I must be
dead ... I arrived in an explosion of glorious light
into a room with insubstantial walls, standing before
a man about in his thirties, about six feet tall, reddish
brown shoulder length hair and an incredibly neat, short
beard and mustache. He wore a simple white robe. Light
seemed to emanate from him and I felt he had great age
and wisdom. He welcomed me with great love, tranquility,
and peace (indescribable) - no words. I felt, 'I can
sit at your feet forever and be content,' which struck
me as a strange thing to think/say/feel. I became fascinated
by the fabric of his robe, trying to figure out how
light could be woven!" -
a Jewish woman, who she met the Messiah during her death
Jesus appears to people after death:
"I felt a wonderful feeling
wash over me - a sense of peace and power. I felt love
and a sense of wonder as I realized that any question
I could come up with would be answered. There was Jesus.
I was stunned and said, 'I don't believe in you.'
"He smiled and said the etheric equivalent of 'Tough
shit, here I am.'
"Looking at his eyes, I asked, 'You mean, you've been
with me the whole time and I didn't know?' And his reply
was, 'Lo, I am with thee, always, even beyond the end
of the world.'" -
Jeanie Dicus, a Jewish woman, met Jesus during her
near-death experience and Jesus asked her if she wanted
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Karma: Required to Pay for Original Sin
The connection between Jesus and Adam
is fundamental to Christian doctrine. Their connection is the
foundation that holds together the entire Christian system of
election, redemption, atonement, justification, regeneration
and sanctification. The idea of Jesus "paying the penalty" for
the transgressions of others makes no sense without his connection
to Adam's mission of bringing in higher knowledge and its consequences.
Without Adam as a previous incarnation as Jesus, the gospel
message is absurd.
Adam brought divine
knowledge of good and evil into the world which resulted in
both positive and negative consequences. Jesus came to reverse
the negative consequences brought on by Adam by paying his karmic
debt. This becomes apparent when we read how the Bible draws
parallels between Adam and Christ:
The obedience of Jesus reversed the disobedience of Adam:
"For just as
through the disobedience
of the one man [Adam] the many were made sinners,
so also through the obedience
of the one man [Jesus] the many will be made
righteous." (Romans 5:12-21)
These verses describe
the work of Adam being undone by the work of Jesus. This is
an excellent example of how divine justice is meted out in the
Bible and in Eastern religions. The only person who can satisfy
divine justice by reversing the work of Adam would have to be
Adam himself or an incarnation of Adam. Because Paul states
that Jesus was the only one who can satisfy divine justice by
paying the karmic debt of Adam indicates that it is possible
that Adam was indeed an incarnation of Jesus.
After Satan caused Adam and Eve to sin, God passed judgment
upon them. In doing so, God reveals a remarkable prophecy:
Redemption will come through Eve - through the birth of a son:
"Then the Lord God said
to the woman, 'What is this you have done?' The woman
said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate.'
"So the Lord God said to the serpent,
'Because you have done this, 'Cursed are you above all
the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl
on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of
"'And I will put enmity between you
and the woman, and between
your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel."
This Bible verse is
so remarkable that I want to break it down to analyze it because
it not only supports the idea that Jesus was the reincarnation
of Adam, but that the Virgin Mary was the reincarnation of Eve.
In passing judgment, God stated that he will do the following:
Put enmity between Satan and Eve.
Put enmity between Satan's offspring (i.e., evil humans)
and "Eve's offspring" (i.e., the Messiah)
The Messiah will crush Satan's head.
But Satan will strike the Messiah's heel.
Let's examine each one separately:
Put enmity between Satan and Eve:
"And I will
put enmity between you
(the serpent) and the woman..."
the dragon saw that
he had been hurled to the Earth, he
pursued the woman
who had given birth to the
male child." (Revelation 12:17)
Put enmity between Satan's offspring (i.e., evil humans) and "Eve's
offspring" (i.e., the Messiah):
I will put enmity
between you (the serpent) and the woman, and
between your (i.e.,
the serpent) offspring and
hers." (Genesis 3:15)
to those who wanted to kill him: "You
belong to your father the devil, and you want
to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer
from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there
is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native
language, for he is a liar and the father of lies."
is how we know who the children of God are and
who the children of the devil
are: Anyone who does not do what is right is
not a child of God; nor is anyone who does not love
his brother." (1 John 3:10)
The Messiah will crush Satan's head:
"And I will
put enmity between you and the woman, and
between your offspring
he will crush your head..."
God of peace will soon
crush Satan under your feet."
will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting
Father, Prince of Peace."
But Satan's offspring will strike the Messiah's heel:
"And I will
put enmity between you and the woman, and between
offspring and hers; he will crush your head,
and you will strike his heel."
have pierced my hands and
my feet." (Psalm 22:16)
Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of
the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and
the officers of the temple guard and discussed with
them how he might betray
Jesus." (Luke 22:3-4)
own cross, he went out to the place of the Skull (which
in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There
they crucified him,
and with him two others - one on each side and Jesus
in the middle." (John 19:17-18)
According to the
There was a
tradition current among the Jews that
the skull of Adam,
after having been confided by Noah to his son Shem,
and by the latter to Melchizedek,
was finally deposited at
the place called, for that reason, Golgotha.
The Talmudists and the Fathers of the Church were aware
of this tradition, and it survives in the skulls and
bones placed at the foot of the crucifix. The Evangelists
are not opposed to it, inasmuch as they speak of one
and not of many skulls. (Luke, Mark, John, loc. cit.)
Calvary is 140 feet south-east of the Holy Sepulcher
and 13 feet above it. The early traditions mentioned
at the beginning of this article still cling to it.
The chapel of Adam beneath
that of Calvary stands for the first. A picture
in it represents the raising
of Adam to life by the Precious Blood trickling down
upon his skull. An altar is there dedicated to
is the first Messianic prophecy mentioned in the Bible and is
a reference to an offspring of Eve who will be the Messiah and
who will pay for the transgressions of Adam and Eve. What is
interesting is how this verse refers to the Messiah as the "offspring
of Eve." While it is true every human being can be considered
to be an "offspring of Eve," this verse makes better sense
when interpreted to mean an offspring born directly from
Eve's own womb. This means Eve would need to reincarnate
to give birth to the Messiah. The woman who gave birth to Jesus
was, of course, the
Traditionally, the Catholic Church has believed that
Mary was not only a virgin
when she bore Jesus, but that
she herself was born without sin.
Thus, a mystical tradition has existed concerning Mary which
lasts even to this day.
But what makes this
Eve-Virgin Mary connection important is how it best explains
- in a logical manner - the cosmic reasons for Jesus' sacrifice
and death and how it satisfied divine justice. The ancient concept
of divine justice can be summed up beautifully in the Bible
as an eye for an eye. This concept of divine justice
was not limited to just the early Hebrews because it is a concept
that is practically universal. The more ancient religions
of the East referred to the concept of an eye for an eye as "karma."
It demands transgressors pay for their own transgressions. No
one else can pay for your own transgressions but you. Thus,
because it was Adam and Eve who transgressed, it would have
to be Adam and Eve themselves who paid. God's judgment
upon them was that Eve would have to bear a son who would
suffer as a consequence for their transgression. The only
real and logical way this could be done would be through reincarnation.
Eve would have to reincarnate to bear a son - the reincarnation
of Adam. His tremendous suffering at the cross - and the
suffering it would cause herself - would satisfy divine justice
and pay for the transgression committed in Eden.
When we consider the orthodox view
that Jesus and Mary were not the reincarnations of Adam and
Eve, it makes much less sense when we talk about the so-called
substitutionary sacrificial nature
of Christ's death. The
big question is this: How can divine justice be satisfied
when an innocent person suffers and pays for the transgressions
of someone else? Without reincarnation, it makes complete
nonsense. It only makes sense if the innocent person was a reincarnation
of the guilty person paying for their transgressions.
When Cayce was in one of his psychic trances, a question was put to
him about Jesus as follows:
"When did the knowledge come to Jesus that he was to
be the Savior of the world?"
"When he fell in Eden." [Cayce Reading 2067-7]
According to Cayce, the incarnations of the Christ-soul were as
the ruler of the lost civilization of Atlantis;
the first "son of God" and "son of man";
the patriarch who journeyed to heaven to receive
the sage and architect of the Great Pyramid;
the mystical High Priest and and ancient King of
the son of Jacob who became the Prince of Egypt;
the leader of the Israelites into the Promised Land;
the music director and seer who served under David and
the scribe of Moses who helped write the Torah;
the father of Zoroaster who founded the
religion; and finally
the Christ who overcame death and will return again to
establish the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth [See Cayce
Reading 364-7]. According to Cayce,
the entire Christian Bible is the story of the Christ-soul's long struggle to attain Christhood
- the perfect unity of the human with the divine.
The belief in many incarnations
of Jesus is not a new belief. The early Christian group known
Ebionites taught that the Holy Spirit had first incarnated
as Adam and later reincarnated as Jesus. Other Jewish Christian
groups such as the
Nazarites also held this belief.
Samaritans believed that Adam had reincarnated as Seth,
then Noah, Abraham, and even Moses. The
an early Christian document, also taught many incarnations of
What is interesting about Cayce identifying Adam as a
previous incarnation of Jesus, is how the Jewish
Zohar describes Adam appearing to people after
their death. Assuming the concept held by many early Christians
of Adam as a previous incarnation of Jesus, the Zohar agrees with
the multitude of
near-death accounts where people are met by Jesus after
Cayce affirmed how
the Christ-soul, by possessing the body of Adam, ultimately
became the first human being who attained the unity of the
human with the divine in the person named Jesus. It should also be noted that sin did
not begin with Adam according to Cayce, but had its origins
in spiritual realms before even the creation of the Earth. We
can therefore assume this was Adam's redemptive intent
all along - to be savior of the world.
Christ is thus seen as the last Adam,
the "one man" who by his obedience undoes the results of the
disobedience of the first (Romans
5:12-21). Jesus recapitulated
the stages of Adam's fall, but in reverse order and quality.
It is understandable how shocking this statement of Cayce's
is to most fundamental Christians, how it makes Jesus appear
to be the
author of sin at the human level. However, Cayce in no way states
that Jesus as the Christ was guilty of any sin of any kind.
At that stage of his personal and cosmic development his obedience
was flawless, his relationship with God perfect. In Cayce's
perfect relationship to the Creative Forces or God,
the Father - which the human Jesus attained when he
gave of himself to the world, that through him, by and
in him, each entity might come to know the true relationship
with the Father." (Edgar Cayce)
Cayce also affirmed
Jesus would reincarnate again in
the year 1998.
Cayce unlocked the mystery of
Adam and Eve and why
there are two separate and contradictory creation accounts
Genesis 1:25-27 (the first creation account)
Genesis 2:18-22 (the second creation account.) The first
creation account describes how the man and woman were
created at the same time in God's image and after the
creation of the animals. The second creation account
describes how man was created first, then the animals, and
then the woman from "Adam's rib."
the first creation account of Genesis 1:25-27 with the
creation of Amilius - the first Christ-soul -and the first
expression of Divine Mind (the
logos) BEFORE his first
incarnation into a physical body identified as Adam. Cayce
revealed how the first creation account involved a first
wave of souls leaving heaven and inhabiting Earth. This
event is described in the Bible as the time when the "Sons
of God" mated with the "daughters of men" (Genesis 6:1-4)
producing the "Nephilim." This entanglement of the
God with the flesh of ape-like bodies occurred through the
accidental misuse of their free will. Cayce identified this
entanglement of souls with flesh as the Biblical account of
the "fall of the angels" as described symbolically in
Revelation 12 and in the
Book of Enoch
- a book considered to be part of the Hebrew canon and which
Jesus' brother, Jude, quoted from in the Book of Jude. Enoch, according to
Cayce, was also an incarnation of the Christ-soul whose trip
to heaven describes in detail the fall of the angels.
Cayce associated the second creation account with a
second wave of souls incarnating to Earth as "sons of God"
led by Amilius who voluntarily became entrapped in flesh as
Adam in order to assist the first wave of entrapped souls.
Cayce identified this second wave of souls with the
creation account of Adam and Eve where Amilius altered the process of physical
evolution in order to create more appropriate physical
bodies for them rather than the ape-like forms they
possessed and became entangled with. This process is
described symbolically in
Genesis 2:21 where the woman was formed from "Adam's
rib." Adam was the first "son
of man" and "Son
of God" having the Christ-soul incarnated
into physical form. Cayce also uses the name "Adam" to refer
to the entire group of souls who Amilius aided into
incarnating as the five races on five separate continents
[Cayce Reading 900-227].
Cayce identified Amilius to
be the ruler of
the lost continent of Atlantis whose wife
was named "Lilith" - another non-physical soul-entity. Cayce
identified Lilith as being the first physical incarnation of
Eve. Interestingly enough, there exists a ancient legend
associated with a spirit-entity named Lilith apart from the
to Cayce, not only was Jesus and Adam the same soul in different
incarnations, but the Virgin Mary and Eve were also the same
soul in different incarnations. Cayce also revealed that Adam
and Eve (and therefore Jesus and Mary) were "twin
souls". When Cayce
used this term in the readings, he was not referring to "soul
mates" which is a
different concept. Basically, a soul mate is a soul - or a group
of souls - who have shared so many lifetimes that they resonate
to the same pitch or vibration, so to speak. Soul mates understand
each other like no one else can. This acquired understanding
gives soul mates the ability to help each other in ways that
would be difficult without the deep bonding that has occurred
through the multitude of incarnations together.
Twin souls, on the other
hand, are two souls who share a common purpose or higher ideal.
They do not necessarily have to be married or have had previous
marriage incarnations. While the "soul mate" relationship
is largely built in the physical realm, the "twin soul"
relationship evolves more from a commonality in the spirit realms
- at the idea or ideal level. It is in this sense that the Adam/Eve
and Jesus/Mary relationship is considered by Cayce to be a "twin
The Cayce readings state that Mary,
Joseph, and Jesus were affiliated with
an Essene community
based on Mount Carmel. It was a continuation of the "school
of the prophets"
begun by Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, and ultimately Melchizedek.
Although the Essenes are not mentioned in the Bible, what Cayce's
generation would have known about them came only from the writings
of Josephus, Philo, and Pliny the Elder. Because the
Dead Sea Scrolls
were not discovered until 1947, Cayce could not have been influenced
by them because he died in 1945. But much of what Cayce revealed
about the Essenes was later verified by the Dead Sea Scrolls.
According to the Cayce
material, the Essenes were a religious community consisting
of both Jews and Gentiles, men and women, whose purpose was
to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. The word "Essene,"
according to Cayce, means "expectancy." Josephus wrote
that the Essenes were known for fortune-telling. Cayce described
them spending their time recording experiences of "the
supernatural or out of the ordinary experiences; whether in
dreams, visions, voices, or what not" (1472-1). Cayce revealed
the Essenes as students of astrology, numerology, and reincarnation.
The Dead Sea Scrolls describe the
Essenes as an authoritarian, highly regimented community which
controlled every aspect of its members' lives. The
Manual of Discipline
specifies that members were to turn over all money and property
to the community after a year's probation. Qumran was located
at about a four-hour walk from Jericho, most likely from a desire
to be separated from the world. Their theology stressed a good
versus evil dualism. Their writings describe a conflict between
a "Teacher of Righteousness" and the "Wicked
Priest" which some scholars believe refers to
the struggle among early Christians
between James and Paul.
The Essenes anticipated a final war between the
"sons of light" and the "sons
of darkness." The
scholars agree that there are many interesting similarities
between Jesus and the Qumran community. Other similarities can
be found in the life and ministry of
John the Baptist.
Cayce revealed that, due to her great virtue, Mary was
chosen by the Essenes at around the age of thirteen for intensive
spiritual training in preparation for the conception of the
Messiah. Mary's election as mother of the Messiah occurred during
a special ceremony in the temple at Mount Carmel, in which an
angel lead her by the hand to the altar. Remarkably, this agrees
with early Christian writings discovered in Egypt after Cayce's
Infancy Gospel of James,
Mary is presented to the Lord at the age of three when
her father Joachim "set her on the third step of
the altar, and the Lord God gave grace to her ... and
she received food from the hand of an angel." Cayce
and the Infancy Gospel of James agree that Joseph was
chosen to be Mary's husband by lot. They also agree
that Joseph was much older than Mary. Cayce revealed
their ages at the time of their marriage as thirty-six
and sixteen, respectively. Meanwhile, the Infancy Gospel
of James states that Joseph was a widower, and although
different versions disagree as to Mary's age, the most
common figure is sixteen. Cayce and the Infancy Gospel
of James agree that Jesus was born in a cave. Cayce
also revealed that the Essenes admitted women which
agrees with the writings of Josephus.
More about the Cayce revelations concerning the Essenes
can be found at the
Jesus Story website.