Seven Days Part 3

            From this point onward in “Genesis” is Part 3 (Mary Baker Eddy does not assign part numbers to chapter fifteen) or the third section.  The last BIBLE verse of Part 2 was Genesis 4:16 about Cain dwelling in the land of Nod (dreamland).  Nod actually means “ashes” or “to incinerate”.  So to me, the land of Nod could actually mean death.  Is not mortal life said to begin with dust (nothingness)?  Is this birth into ash or dust able to lead us anywhere but to death in dust or ashes?    “Ashes to ashes, dust to dust” are the words used by some priests at funerals.  Because Adam fell asleep and never woke up it is safe to say that his offspring of error, Cain, lives in dreamland (the land of Nod).  I believe the land of Nod means ‘a place or consciousness of sleep or slumber’ because of the phrase “he nodded off”.  It comes from the nod of one’s head.  But, if we take the different meanings of nod and put them together, it could simply mean that the whole belief that you are born into matter and then die out of matter (ashes to ashes, dust to dust) is nothing but a big fat dream!

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