A brief introduction to the History and Derivation of the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
Before embarking on a discussion of the Serpent, or adversary of Yahweh in the Genesis account, it is prudent, I think, to discuss a bit of the history of the Canaanite religious beliefs of the Iron-Age settlers who later became the Israelites. In the pre-Exile period of Cannan, long before the religion and literature of… Continue reading BAAL – his consort, and the Serpent of Genesis: Canaanite religion and the Cult of Yahweh
YHVH: Oh! But Yaweh, (Jehovah, or YHVH, as he's variously called) is a tricksy little devil! A lot has been written on YHVH from so many valuable and unexpected sources that its hard to talk about anything genuinely new. I'm going to be talking about some familiar ideas here, but I'll try and capture as… Continue reading YHVH: “The Lord thy God, is a Jealous God”
Following up on my prior post, here's a little bit of Etymological, Kabbalistic and historical dimensions (a beginning at least) on the main characters of the Genesis creation account. First, I'll take a look at the Two primary Gods mentioned in the text, YHVH and ELHIM. As a preliminary to this discussion, consider the fact that… Continue reading Elohim: An early example of divine androgyne
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Albrecht_D%C3%BCrer,_Adam_and_Eve,_1504,_Engraving.jpg Alright, So as promised, I am going to be continuing with my examination of the spiritual and philosophical roots of the idea of Gemini, and the Twins in the Zodiac. When last we met, we were discussing the divine androgyne of the Twins of Genesis, Adam and Eve, and the Twins, Cain and Abel.… Continue reading Prelude to a study of the Twins in the Zohar. . .
From Liber 418, by Aleister Crowley, and quoted in his Book of Thoth in reference to the Tarot Card "The Lovers" which is attributed to the Zodiacal sign of Gemini: "There is an Assyrian legend of a woman with a fish, and also there is a legend of Eve and the Serpent, for Cain was the… Continue reading More notes on Gemini: The Lovers, and the True parents of the biblical Cain
I love the modern age. Not only can I just "stumble upon" a book that I've been meaning to read for nearly 6 years now but haven't encountered anywhere, but I can download it, access it, and search through it with the click of a button in less than a minute! This is "Saturn and… Continue reading