The Eden Myth And How Demagogues, Hucksters And Con Artists Use It To Deceive Us

Greg Satell
6 min readMar 25
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The story of the Garden of Eden is one of the oldest in recorded history, belonging not only to the world’s three major Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, but also having roots in Greek and Sumerian mythology. It’s the ultimate origin archetype: We were once pure, innocent and good, but then were corrupted in some way and cast out.

Greg Satell

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