Ain Soph – The Unknown God
by F J Mayers
Ain Soph – The Unknown God, was written in the first half of the twentieth century. I came across it while I was selling alternative books in the fifties. Although it is not easy reading the ideas in the book are transformative. I had never realised that the story of Genesis, of Adam and Eve, might be anything more than a simplistic creation myth. Mayers looks at the Hebrew language as a sign language, each letter having a meaning. So the name Adam, taken in this way, is not even a singular name. It is plural, and has nothing to do with an individual that God made, but rather a huge process underlying the emergence of human beings.
I offer the book here because I feel it needs to be read more widely. When I discovered the book it had been lying in a damp cellar for many years. I resurrected it and sold all the remaining copies. Here it is for the first time in electronic form.
Editors note – a communication from Jill Payne, granddaughter of F J Mayers
As I think I told you my grandfather was also a carpet designer and he designed the carpets for the Original Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth ships, he also published a book on carpet design.
He was obviously a religious man with strong beliefs and apparently was well acquainted with quite high ranking church men from various religions but in particular Judaism. I understand that on a personal level he was very good friends with Stanley Baldwin the Prime Minister and in fact named one of his sons after him. He was always friends with the Composer Elgar who I’m told taught my grandfather to play chess!
I know my Aunt has some of his manuscripts and also his diary which we had considered at one point putting in print but decided not too as we weren’t sure if anyone else apart from us would be interested as although we find him fascinating we are of course slightly biased! Jill Payne
What follows are 30 carefully researched chapters explaining every word of Genesis. I have attempted to synthesis what is said in The Secret Bible.