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Abrac  Abrac is offline
Join Date: 13 Aug 2005
Location: USA
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Lovers: Woman instrument of Secret Law of Providence?

In the PKT Waite says:
"The suggestion in respect of the woman is that she signifies that attraction towards the sensitive life which carries within it the idea of the Fall of Man, but she is rather the working of a Secret Law of Providence than a willing and conscious temptress."
This is a perplexing mystery. The only way I can see of interpreting it is Providence preordained the Fall with the woman serving as an unwitting instrument for its accomplishment. I have a couple of questions:

1. Are there any alternative interpretations than that which I stated above?

2. Is there anything in the old literature from which Waite would've gotten this idea. I've done some digging but so far found nothing; every account of the Fall I've found mentions nothing like this.
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