Metaphysical meaning of Eve (mbd)
Eve, eve (Heb.)--elementary life; life; living.
The first woman: "And the man called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living" (Gen. 3:20).
Meta. Love, or feeling, in individual consciousness. The I AM (wisdom) puts feeling into what it thinks, and so "Eve" (feeling) becomes the "mother of all living." Feeling is Spirit, which quickens. Woman symbolizes the soul region of man and is the mother principle of God in expression. Back of the woman (feeling) is the pure life essence of God. Adam and Eve represent the I AM identified in life substance. They are the primal elemental forces of Being itself.
Eve is very closely identified, as elementary life, with absolute life, God.
The verb "Hoh," to-be being, luminous absolute life, which forms the basis of the name Ihoh, Jehovah, is the basis also of Eve; however, due to a slight change in characters and a hardening of the vowels, it no longer represents absolute life, but the struggle of elementary existence. This is the struggle of the soul to regain its perfect state of existence, of the Absolute, God.
Preceding Entry: Eutychus
Following Entry: Evi