Anne will lead a discussion of the Genesis story of Eve and the serpent, with a special eye to the Gnostic interpretation.
Research resources as follows:
Adam, Eve, and the serpent / Elaine Pagels. The Introduction and first chapter are available here: PagelsAdamEveSerpentChapter1
For a gnostic perspective, see: Stephan A. Hoeller: The Genesis Factor
State Library directions for newcomers:
offsite: Adam, Eve, and the serpent / Elaine Pagels.
onsite: several illustrated Blake books
William Blake: Eve Tempted by the Serpent (detail)
Full image here:
Eve and the Serpent, illustration from a 15th century German bible, via Discarding Images
Minoan snake dancer
art deco bronze snake charmer