The phrase, forbidden fruit, originates from Genesis 2:16–17, concerning Adam and Eve partaking of the fruit, dangling from the Tree of Knowledge, in the garden of Eden, which they had been commanded by their God to not eat.
Curiously a fresco in the 13th-century Plaincourault Abbey in France depicts Adam and Eve, flanking the Tree of Knowledge having the appearance of a gigantic a psychoactive Amanita muscaria mushroom.
You could say that there was a prior drug war in Eden, whose forbidden fruit induced an altered state of consciousness, which was not allowed in the Orwellian police state of Eden; for it bestowed self-knowledge. Since the time of (Edom) Eden in Iraq, from where Abraham first stemmed, those in power far prefer that the mass populace stays self-ignorant. However, we all experience an altered state of consciousness when we dream.
Should you believe that you do not dream, it is…
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