Two Trees

The Epistemology of Civilized Death and the Search for a New Frame


In the midst of the garden of Eden stood two trees. To partake of one would bring life eternal. The other would bring a certain form of knowledge that, while giving the appearance of wisdom, would unleash the curse of death upon all of God’s creation.  Most are familiar with the story and its cataclysmic consequences. But few see the extent to which this motif of the tree of knowledge still stands, both spiritually and culturally, as the axis around which all of human civilization revolves.

This study takes an eye-opening look at the roots and mythic nature of modernity and the underlying (yet largely unexamined) assumptions that frame the ways in which we think and relate to the world around us. By peeling back the mask of an illusory freedom and a faith in human progress that has for centuries led only to greater fragmentation, enslavement and isolation, Two Trees helps light the pathway back toward the tree of life in the garden of God.


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Blair Adams is a minister, author, artist, father and grandfather from central Texas. In 1973, Blair founded the Christian community now known as Homestead Heritage, a flourishing intentional agrarian community that has now spawned several more expressions across the U.S. and around the world. Drawing from his personal experience and decades of research, Blair has authored scores of books mostly directed towards the restoration of an authentic Christian culture. His works span a breadth of related topics, including education, history, religion, and family and community life. (Read more about Blair Adams)