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Friday, 6 September 2019

Who is Adam Kadmon?

Adam Kadmon 

Adam Kadmon, the architypal man was compounded of these qualities of the Spirit. Jesus, after his baptism, being the final repository of the Spirit, for it had rested in him, could now confer its several gifts on those who accepted him


A number of Hebrew and Greek terms refer to man. ´Adham´ means “man; human; earthling man; mankind” (generic); ´ish, “man; an individual; a husband”; ´enohsh´, “a mortal man”; ge´ver, “an ab
le-bodied man”; za·khar´, “a male”; a few other Hebrew words are also sometimes translated “man.” 

The Greek anthropos means “man; mankind” (generic); aner´, “a man; a male person; a husband.”

444. ἄνθρωπος anthropos anth’-ro-pos; from 435 and ωψ ops (the countenance; from 3700); man-faced, i.e. a human being: —  certain, man. 

 Elohim (the Powers) said: “Let us make man [´a·dham´] in our image, according to our likeness.” (Ge 1:26, 27; Pr 8:30, 31; compare Joh 1:1-3; Col 1:15-17.) 

Man was made "in the image" of the Elohim (Powers), and inasmuch as they are "sons of God," the image is divine (though the nature of man is not). James makes the point that "we are made after the similitude of God," "even the Father" (James 3:9).

"While image, then, hath reference to form or shape, 'likeness' hath regard to mental constitution, or capacity... Adam's mental capacity enabled him to comprehend and receive spiritual ideas, which moved him to veneration, hope, conscientiousness, the expression of his views, affections, and so forth. Seth was capable of the like display of intellectual and moral phenomena; and of an assimilation of character to that of his father. He was therefore in the likeness as well as in the image of Adam; and, in the same sense, they were both 'after the likeness of the Elohim.

Adam was made in the likeness of his heavenly counterpart the Adam Kadmon, the architypal man, who is the logos or the anointing spirit (Messiah or Christ)

Adam and Seth being two versions of the "Archetypal Man" or Anthropos

Ro 5:14  Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

The word ''figure" signifies type. Rotherham translates this: "Adam, who is a type of the coming one". The Greek word tupos describes a pattern, or mould, into which a final product is fitted or poured; an impression, or mark, which is made by percussion.

the One created the Anthropos in its own image, as an androgynous angel (i.e. male and female). This was the First Man Adam Kadmon,
"Adam Kadmon" (= אדם קדמון) and "Nakhash Kadmon" (= נחש קדמון), 

Anthrôpos is the pure mind a mind conceived hypostatically as emanating from God

the Anthropos -- an aeon in the Pleroma, one of the attributes of the Ultimate Oneness, 

Adam Kadmon

the Jewish concept of Adam Kadmon is the Christian concept of the “Mystical Body of Christ"

However the Christian understanding of Adam Kadmon is very different from the Jewish concept which is a primordial heavenly man. It is he that is the true “image of God,” a majestic vessel of divine glory, the ideal human (Deut. 4:32; PdRK 4:4, 12:1, Lev. R. 20:2). All earthly humans (Gen. 2-3) are in his image 

What is most striking to me is Paul’s insistence on the “order” of being. Paul pointedly states the “spiritual Adam” was not first.

So, too, it is written, "The first man, Adam, became a living being," the last Adam a life-giving spirit. But the spiritual was not first; rather the natural and then the spiritual. 

The first man was from the earth, earthly; the second man, from heaven. As was the earthly one, so also are the earthly, and as is the heavenly one, so also are the heavenly. 

Just as we have borne the image of the earthly one, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly one. (I Corinthians 15:45-50)

This indicates to me that Paul is both aware of and modified an already well-known doctrine of a “spiritual Adam” that people believed preceded the earthly Adam. Since Jesus came millenia after human creation, Paul finds it necessary for the spiritual Adam be the crowning moment of humanity, rather then its origin.

Jesus sometimes use the term "Son of man" not to refer Himself but the Heavenly Adam Kadmon, the perfect man the full grown Christ

Therefore the true Adam Kadmon is a Corporate Being the mystical body of Christ

Jesus is the head of this Adam Kadmon or son of man the true believers are the body of Adam Kadmon

“Now you are Christ’s body, and members individually,” in a spiritual sense. 1Co 12:27

Adam Kadmon also refers to a the higher state of consciousness which Jesus' atonited message produces. Jesus is the first fruits or prototype of this higher consciousness the Christ-consciousness. Jesus' aonited teachings put the body of Christ-consciousness in reach of us all.

Adam Kadmon is a Corporate Being called the Son of Man (Dan 7 Rev 1) others call it the mystical body of Christ it refers to large number/body of people who are in the Christ consciousness or the Corporate Being the Son of Man the multitudinous Christ

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