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                   his evolution, to pass from the stage of growth to that of development; and it is only

                   one section of humanity that received this gift. The Bible tells us that there was a long

                   period of co-existence between the first human group and adamic humanity. It refers
                   then to a recessive process that took place in the latter, as a result of mixed marriages ,
                   considered  by God  as  a  great  evil  depravity   which  was  destined  to  lead  this  mixed
                   humanity to the catastrophe of the Flood.
                     One must note that the first humanity, even having reached the term of its growth,

                   retained still, at that time, certain bestial traits: it did not possess the faculty of speech.

                   A reference is made to this in the Book of Genesis, when it is indicated that it was to

                   Adam,  and  not  to  the  pre-adamic  man,  that  God  led  all  the  species  of  fauna  to  be
                   named . And Adam did, indeed, give names to all cattle and to the fowl of the air, and
                   to every beast of the field .
                     Adam became a living soul  as a result of the complementary impetus, given to him
                   by God. In the symbolic language of the Bible, this fact is expressed in the following
                   manner: And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his

                   nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul .
                     Here is the esoteric meaning of this metaphor: the  man formed of the dust of the

                   ground  very  closely  resembled  his  counterpart  of  the  animal  world:  he  was  like  the

                   anthropoids such as we know them today, even though the

                     11  Genesis, VI, 1-4.
                     12  Genesis, VI, 5.
                        Genesis, II, 19.
                     14  Genesis, II, 20.
                        Genesis, II, 7.
                        Genesis, ibid.
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