Adam and Eve
Symbols

[The Snake (Devil/Satan/Lucifer) was Enki (symbol Caduceus), so it would be expected the snake around the tree looks just like an Asclepius staff, as the paintings points show, which must be why some of the staffs look like small trees.  
    Earth by one account was the garden of people from the planet Eden, such is it's beauty (similar to Avatar planet), and it still is Paradise/Eden, something you can see if you are in the right place and in Satori
    Don Juan said the story was an allegory for when our
Assemblage point was moved from the point of 'knowledge' to the point of 'reason', so the true story is more like the snakes moved our assemblage points (maybe to do with the Kali Yuga), to take away our spiritual knowledge, and stopped the natural rise of kundalini energy through Ida and Pingali, hence the two snakes seen in some  Orthodox Church Religious staffs (see Caduceus), in Allopathy Inc symbol, and the symbol of satanic Gods (Osiris, Enki, Ishtar, Hermes, Quetzalcoatl & Ningishzidda).  These are the three Churches (Religion, Medicine, Satanism) that have suppressed our spirituality and make us 'aware of our nakedness' through Suppressing sexuality, as there are tribes walking the planet now outside of their influence who walk around naked or mostly naked, without any feelings of shame, and are very spiritual.  We were actually at one with the tree of knowledge, before, so the truth is the exact opposite.  Another name for the point of knowledge would be Wisdom.  If you are on the point of knowledge you have access to Universal knowledge, can 'talk to Jesus', to use Shaman Quanah Parker's term, and you also know you live forever, you are not your body, hence you have no need for religion.]

Quotes
Paintings, logos

    Tree of knowledge
   
The Garden of the Hesperides
    Asclepius
    Eve, the Serpent and Death

Article
[2012] New (Reptilian) World Order By Uri Dowbenko

Quotes
In the Book of Genesis, the tree of the knowledge of good and evil or the tree of knowledge (occasionally, the tree of conscience) was a tree in the middle of the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 2:9). God directly forbade Adam (Eve having not yet been created) to eat the fruit of this tree. A serpent tempted Eve, who was aware of the prohibition against eating the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge (Genesis 3:1-6). The serpent had suggested to Eve that eating the fruit would bestow wisdom upon them. Eve and then Adam ate the forbidden fruit, and they became aware of their nakedness (Genesis 3:6-7). wikipedia

When you begin to look back, you realize the early Christian, from the time of Jesus to the time of Constantine in 310 AD, they were preaching that they did not worship Jehovah; they worshiped the one true God. It could be argued that the early Christians were actually Gnostic followers of Jesus instead of what we, today, call Christians. The entire New Testament was completely rewritten by Constantine and all of the information on the Archons was removed and the ideas of Jehovah being a cruel god were lessened. This is a fact. The Nag Hammadi texts are older than the New Testament by 400 years. The New Testament that we have today wasn’t concocted until about 350 AD. When you go back to the Nag Hammadi, it doesn’t have the sin factor; they say what they really think.
....They are against gnosis, they are against knowledge. The defining myth of Western mythology is that Jehovah told Adam and Eve that they could not eat of the Tree of Knowledge. Not only that but if they did eat of it, they would surely die. Yet they both ate of it and didn’t die so he wasn’t even telling them the truth. Rise of the Archons An interview with Jay Weidner on Rense Radio

The Qur'an doesn't name this tree and it is always referred to as "the tree". Muslims believe that when God created Adam and Eve, He told them that they could enjoy everything in the Garden but this tree, and so, Satan appeared to them and told them that the only reason God forbade them to eat from that tree is that they would become Angels or become immortals. When they ate from this tree their nakedness appeared to them and they began to sew together, for their covering, leaves from the Garden. As a result of their sin, they were removed from heaven and placed on Earth to live and die. Consequently, they repented to God and asked for his forgiveness and were forgiven. It was decided that those who obey God and follow his path shall be rewarded with everlasting life in Heaven, and those who disobey God and stray away from his path shall be punished in Hell. wikipedia

In Greek mythology, the Hesperides are nymphs who tend a blissful garden. Ordinarily the Hesperides number three, like the other Greek triads (the Three Graces and the Moirae). "Since the Hesperides themselves are mere symbols of the gifts the apples embody, they cannot be actors in a human drama. Their abstract, interchangeable names are a symptom of their impersonality,"...........The Garden of the Hesperides is Hera's orchard in the west, where either a single tree or a grove of immortality-giving golden apples grew. The apples were planted from the fruited branches that Gaia gave to her as a wedding gift when Hera accepted Zeus. The Hesperides were given the task of tending to the grove, but occasionally plucked from it themselves. Not trusting them, Hera also placed in the garden a never-sleeping, hundred-headed dragon named Ladon as an additional safeguard. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hesperides

The question arises as to how Christian philosophy and theology, which borrowed heavily from Aristotle, managed to avoid, if not outright reject, Aristotle's teachings regarding the morality of pleasure. The roots to this question can be found throughout the Old Testament, beginning with the account in Genesis of the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. The first consequence of Eve's transgression was that nudity became shameful. This even may well be the beginning of man's hostility toward women and the equating of woman with evil, particularly the evils of the body. This is vividly portrayed in Zechariah (5:5-8) in an angel's description of the flying bushel:  "This is a bushel container coming. This is their guilt in all the land." Then a leaden cover was lifted and there was a woman sitting inside the bushel. "This is wickedness, he said, and he thrust her inside the bushel, pushing the leaden cover into the opening."[1975] BODY PLEASURE AND THE ORIGINS OF VIOLENCE By James W. Prescott

Paintings


A miniature painting of the Baum des Todes und des Lebens (The Tree of Death and Life), by Bertold Furtmeyer for the Missal of Archbishop Bernard von Rohr of Salzburg, a handmade miniature manuscirpt commissioned by him around 1481 and now in the Museum of the Bavarian State Library (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek), Munich, Germany. http://www.ancientworlds.net/aw/Post/1189591

Tree of Knowledge


The Tree of Knowledge, painting by Lucas Cranach the Elder


Snake here looks like Asclepius staff.


Adam and Eve painting


Adam & Eve, illuminated manuscript circa 950, Escorial Beatus


Adam, Eve, and the (female) Serpent (often identified as Lilith) at the entrance to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. Medieval Christian art often depicted the Edenic Serpent as a woman, thus both emphasizing the Serpent's seductiveness as well as its relationship to Eve. Several early Church Fathers, including Clement of Alexandria and Eusebius of Caesarea, interpreted the Hebrew "Heva" as not only the name of Eve, but in its aspirated form as "female serpent."  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Eve


Lilith (with Satan the serpent), painting by John Collier (1892)

The Garden of the Hesperides


The Garden of the Hesperides by Frederick, Lord Leighton, 1892.


Hercules stealing the golden apples from the Garden of the Hesperides. Detail of a Twelve Labours Roman mosaic from Llíria, Spain (3rd century).

Asclepius


Asclepius (more small tree than staff)


AMA

Eve, the Serpent and Death


The main elements are intertwined; the serpent is coiled around the tree trunk and also around Death, who he holds to the tree. Death's right arm extends upward to grasp the apple. The serpent, which has red eyes and a weasel-like head, closes its jaws around the wrist of Death's left arm, which is at the same time grasping the left arm of Eve. Eve's left hand holds part of the serpent's tail, while her right hand holds an apple behind her back. Among Baldung's treatments of the Fall, the new element in Eve, the Serpent and Death is the active role of the snake; Adam's decrepit condition, halfway between nude and skeleton, suggests the work of poison, as if from the serpent, and the snake's grip on Adam recalls the biting of the apple in the Fall. The apple that each of the figures holds is the symbolic origin of the present scene, in which "everything is dependent on and implicated in everything else" (Koerner, 310). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eve,_the_Serpent_and_Death