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The Eden Equation


You've read the story in the bible about Adam and Eve, but in this playful retelling, you get to see what really happened!

This multi-media play will engage both your senses and your imagination. We dive into the deep questions about the nature of reality itself.

Executed with surround video screens, and delivered in a style similar to Shakespeare's "Midsummer's Night Dream," Eden Equation is not to be missed!

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The play is written and directed by Jordan Schachter.

Jordan has written and directed three feature films and numerous plays. He’s meditated for years, read many spiritual books, and met his fair share of non-duality teachers. Though he’s traveled the globe, he’s always called New York his home. Early 2012 however, he’ll be moving to Palo Alto! After years of purely spiritually-oriented writing, he’s currently raising money to produce an online sci-fi web series. Jordan is grateful for the support of his friends, family and to have found a wonderful group of collaborators for this project.  If you have questions, or want to be informed about the upcoming film version of this play, feel free to email: [masked]

Artist Statement

The word Religion literally means "relinking" - this frame often separates us from the Divine (as we need to be relinked), but what if that divinity never left? What if what we call the Divine, is not actually a separate being, but is one with) our consciousness?

This play aims to present a non-dual perspective. A non-dual experience is when the “individual” feels absolutely connected.  But the mind often will rush in and act like a backseat driver: firing off suggestions, models, and narratives designed to keep that moment of Oneness (Non-Duality), or chase it away. Whether the effort is to keep it, or flee it, this mental effort creates “Two-ness” (Duality).

The shame & expulsion from Eden comes not from breaking a rule, but from seeing ourselves as separate (sin = without ≠ bad).

I theorize it’s like the cycle of the breath and the tides, the beat of the heart, each moment we’re dancing back and forth between Dual and Non-Dual. We are remembering and forgetting over and over. We’re jumping the fence into Eden (and then jumping out). When we’re outside Eden, as we think of ourselves as separate, believe we are the author and subject of our thoughts, and have a concept of time. Thus we fear death, and are ruled by desires and aversions.

We must allow that these ideas, and the play, may be all “mental static in the attic” and wonder if perhaps you and I are Adam. We took a bite of an apple, fell asleep in the Garden, and dreamt up this world. When we die some day, we may awaken to see Eve by our side asking: "What'd you think of the apple? Pretty cool, right?"

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  • Nadya


    December 24, 2011

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