The Fall of Man, Isaac Newton, and Steve Jobs?
Is the Apple logo a reference to taking part of the Forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden? That’s been speculated upon many times but it’s always disregarded as “reading too much into things” or as “coincidence.” Well, allow me to shed some light on the matter.
The first Apple logo was a depiction of Isaac Newton’s discovery of gravity. To people who aren’t well-versed in the Mysteries, this would thus make Apple’s logo a mere reference to discovery. In reality, this practically confirms that the Apple logo was, in fact, based on the Adam and Eve parable, but how? Well, Newton was an occultist who studied theology obsessively and the fable of his discovery of gravity appears to be an allegory that Newton himself fabricated to allude to The Fall of Man.
Supposedly, Isaac Newton was in his mother’s garden (Garden of Eden) leaning against an apple tree (the Tree of Knowledge) and an apple (the Forbidden fruit) falls on his head, which inspires him to contemplate the force of gravity. The apple hitting the head could be symbolic of the mind absorbing or being awoken by the forbidden knowledge.
“Newton cleverly honed this anecdote over time,” said Keith Moore, head of archives at the Royal Society. “The story was certainly true, but let’s say it got better with the telling.” The story of the apple fitted with the idea of an Earth-shaped object being attracted to the Earth. It also had a resonance with the Biblical account of the tree of knowledge, and Newton was known to have extreme religious views, Mr. Moore said.”
It’s reasonable to conclude that an occultist who obsessively studied theology would create a fable based on the Tree of Knowledge but was Steve Jobs aware of this and does the Apple logo really reference the Forbidden fruit? Well, Steve Jobs sought out enlightenment and even consulted a Zen priest throughout his life, so there’s a good chance that he was familiar with the Mysteries. Interestingly, Steve Jobs was also a fruitarian for some time, which might have been some sort of strange literalization of the partaking of the Forbidden fruit act. Jobs would only eat Apples and carrots and adhered to that diet strictly. Altogether, this seems coincidental. I have trouble believing that Jobs wasn’t aware of this and that the Apple logo was not based on the Forbidden fruit, though.
“One of the deep mysteries to me is our logo, the symbol of lust and knowledge, bitten into, all crossed with the colors of the rainbow in the wrong order. You couldn’t dream a more appropriate logo: lust, knowledge, hope, and anarchy.” — Jean-Louis Gassée, former Apple executive
Sammy R. LaPoint © 2015
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