glossary

(Greek Πανδώρα, from πᾶν "all" and δῶρον "gift", meaning "all-giving", or "all-endowed") In Greek Mythology, Pandora was archetype of the first woman, created by Zeus and given attributes from all the Gods. Pandora's daughter Pyrrha (Fire) became the first mortal woman. (Pyrrha and her husband Deukalion alone survived the Great Flood, the same story as Noah). There are many variations of her story. Compare with Havah (Eve, "the mother of the living") of the story given by Moses in Genesis / Bereshit.

Aristophanes wrote in The Birds: "...[render worship] to Pandora, the earth, because she bestows all things necessary for life."

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"When we are in the physical world, we must learn to be awake from moment to moment. We then live awakened and self-conscious from moment to moment in the internal worlds, both during the hours of the sleep of the physical body and also after death."