Eden and the Island
The word ‘Eden’ means: spot, moment, presence, open door, delight.
So, the Garden of Eden was the spot for the moment where the presence of God provided an open door to heaven. It’s where heaven met earth.
There is a spiritual world connected to the island. Jacob is named for Jacob’s ladder, which is another clue to this connection. The island seems to be a representation of the Garden of Eden.
The real Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden stood for the blessing of eternal life which God would give to Adam and Eve.
Remember the tree that Richard buried his wife’s cross beside? The tree that stood out so clearly? Is it coincidence that Richard, given ‘eternal life’ (so to speak) is associated so closely with this tree? Another clue, I believe.
If the island is supposed to be a representation of the Garden of Eden, than perhaps Jacob is the guardian angel that was left to defend the Garden of Eden after Adam and Eve were kicked out, and Nemesis (evil incarnate) is the fallen angel Lucifer (or a representation thereof), up to his old tricks.
To escape the island (which is surrounded by water, and something Nemesis has serious issues with), Nemesis needs to get on a plane. But there is more to it than that. He needs the 6 candidates, and this is to ‘time-swap’ him into the alternate reality, where there is no island, no Jacob’s ladder, no Jacob, no spirits wandering around — he will be free to do his thing.
He needs the candidates to get to the alternate reality. They are some sort of ‘time-constant’ to allow the time-swap. This event will change ‘imaginary time’, which is what the alternate reality lives in, to ‘real-time’. I do no think the realities will merge; I believe one will surpass the other as theÂ sustainable reality.
If the candidates ‘bite the apple’ while on the island — i.e. fall prey to Nemesis’ tricks, they will get booted off the island and into the alternate reality, where things ‘seem’ better but in reality are not. And all will suffer for it.
And… the current reality will eventually cease to exist…