The children story of Jack and the Beanstock is really about humanity’s longing for a connection with God.
Jack represents the humans on earth, spiritually empoverished by the distance they created between themshelves and God.
One day, they get a magic bean — the seed they can grow to create a spiritual bridge to reach God.
They plant the seed in their heart and watch it grow beyond the clouds. They climb the beanstock and reach a castle in the Clouds (God’s Kingdom). Instead of being joyful to be in the presence of the divine, they steal from God.
Because of their arrogance and disbelief, the connection with God is lost again (they cut the beanstock).
Next time, we’ll explore the deep metaphysical root of the Little red Riding Hood, dating back to Ancient Egypt and the Mystery Religions.