June 6, 2016
October 9, 2018 at 2:24 am
hogwash. it’s one of the strongest songs on the album
See in context
September 19, 2018 at 9:25 pm
September 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm
I’m sorry but you have got a typo in this paragraph: “Edie was a
wild child with a penchant…”
August 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm
John the Baptist was just a few months older than Jesus, (they were cousins) therefore there is no way for him to have baptised”baby Jesus”. Instead,he baptised Jesus in the Jordan River and they were both adult men.
August 10, 2018 at 2:31 pm
They load ok for me. ?
August 10, 2018 at 11:29 am
Hmm is anyone else experiencing problems with the images on this blog loading?
I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.
August 10, 2018 at 1:44 am
Great food for thought, the whole point of creating this site.
August 9, 2018 at 1:52 pm
I don’t think Gates of Eden has a conventional moral message at all. Dylan never lived by conventional morals. Just because Dylan used Biblical motifs throughout his songwriting doesn’t mean it was to convey a conventional moral message,. I think there is plenty of evidence to conclude that Dylan’s spirituality was not the “believe and obey” authority, clearly defined good and bad, reward and punishment, fear and guilt kind of fundamentalist type of religiosity, but instead it was an individualistic, humanitarian, mystical direct experience of God kind of spirituality. He would certainly use themes from the Judeo-Christian tradition, but always interpreted mystically ,just as Joseph Campbell did.
To me, Gates of Eden is the state of being for souls who no longer believe or perceive in an artificial separation between humans, nature, and God. Everything that is outside of the Gates of Eden is for those whose spirituality has not yet developed enough to know that every being, every bit of matter organic and non-organic, the entire universe, altogether collectively is what God is.
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