The Restoration of the
Abrahamic priesthood attack on the Divine Feminine
Shekkinah, exactly like Kabbalah, was Judaism's ripoff of Gnostic theology. The Shekinah was Judah's answer to the Gnostic Sophia of Greek origin, and both are Abrahamic male priesthoods watering down of the Divine Feminine, lest it reappear with its former greatness and power in social government. These are ephemeral ghosts, just like the Holy Ghost is too, of the Great Goddesses, especially Asherah, former wife of EL and his son, Yahweh as well. You swallow the male priesthoods ruse and go for these poor substitutes of Asherah, Kali, Hera, Spider Woman, i.e. Great Goddesses with real powers and not just whispers in the wind of the hapless air goddesses with no sex, no children, no real MOTHER meaning to them. Interestingly, the most powerful of the Great Mother Goddesses were the ones labeled "Virgin", e.g. Mary who swept the Americas because they were Goddess worshipers--it wasn't really Jesus but Mary who did that. Now that Goddess energy is back, with the Josephine/White Buffalo Calf Woman Vision.
The Godhead is restoring Itself, the Elohim are returning to spiritual power as God annihilates Abrahamic religions both with historical science wiping out Bible myths and people finally getting sick and tired of Abrahamic religious warfare that never seems to end. The Goddess must be restored so that women on earth have their celestial role models of empowerment. We are witness to the final death throes of Abrahamic religious madness. The head has already been cut off the Abrahamic body and like a snake it is taking a long time for the body to realize its dead meat.
Asherah: the Tree of Life
Asherah's icon: The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life in Christian homes every Christmas as the first "Christmas trees were modeled from the "Paradise Tree" in Medieval Morality Play stage sets.*
* See the Journey of EL and Asherah page for more about this.
Asherah, the mother goddess, together with Astarte and Anath represent the three forms of women (and in the mythology they play confused roles). Asherah the mother, Astarte the wife/lover and Anath the sister/virgin all play important roles in the mythology. They correspond to Hera, Aphrodite and Artemis in Greek mythology.
Asherah: the Great Goddess of the Canaanites To modern Gnostic Christians, God is truly Holy One which means God contains both Male and Female aspects mated together in the Dance of Life and Death here in our material world, our universe. "God" cannot be fully understood or It's spiritual instructions for attaining reunion with It (Salvation) until we humans recognize Both Aspects of the Holy One as Equal and necessary to good life on earth and eternal life in heaven. Therefore, The Great Mother must be restored right along with El, the Compassion One, Jesus' Good Father, the model for the Good earthly King, and the Good earthly father. This is the Canaanite Great Goddess Asherah as the Great Mother: She is a Triple Goddess with Her 2 daughters, Astarte (Ishtar) and Anath: She is Virgin and pure (New Moon). She is Mother (Full Moon) and consort of El and is called "Mother of the 70 Gods" (i.e., all of them), and his bitterest enemy in Her third aspect as Destroyer and Death. Without death there is no life in our physical/material world. She is then a goddess of exhibiting Yahweh's split into love and hateful aspects. In Canaanite imagery She is first shown as standing between two goats up on their hind legs. She holds a sheaf of grain in each hand, feeding them (they are sometimes gazelles). She is eventually shown as the Tree of Life, that tree always bearing Goddess worship sacred numbers relating to the 7 planetary rulers, 9 months of pregnancy, or 28 days of the lunar month. She is referred to in the Old Testament as "the Grove". Asherah as the Tree of Life is the same Tree of Life that Yahweh drove Adam away from eating its fruit, away from the Garden of Eden, Yahweh who set, in his spiritual ignorance, guardian spiritual beings, the winged lions, the Cherubim, the very emblems of the Great Goddess who was often pictured riding Her Lion of God and flanked by cherubim. Here is the Holy One's mystical instruction hidden in John's Revelation passages about the Tree of Life which contain the same love/hate dichotomy as Yahweh: "To him that overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the Tree of Life, which is in the paradise of God." -Rev 2:7 "Blessed are those who wash their robes that they may have the right to the Tree of Life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters, and everyone who practices falsehood." -Rev 22:14,15 John shows the schizophrenia of Yahweh's Spirit which condemns the Feminine that it desperately needs. Even John's Tree of Life is Patriarchalized with the number of its branches changed from Goddess numbers of 7 (Planetary Rulers), 13, and 28 (Lunar numbers), to 12 (Solar number-God as a male solar deity-12 Disciples, 12 Patriarchs, etc., although even 12's are throwbacks to the pagan Chaldean Zodiac, the Circle of Animals. John ends Revelation with the warning that anyone who changes the words of his prophesies God will take away his share in the Tree of Life and in the Holy City." The Holy City symbolizes the Great Goddess' daughter, Ishtar, who was once known as the Queen of Jerusalem.* She is then spiritually worthy to be the Bride of El-Immanuel or Jesus, the rightful Son of the Compassionate One, and the two together represent the true Holy One of Heaven and Earth. * See more about this in the Ishtar section in the Great Goddesses chapter. The Great Mother is also compassionate, matching the compassion of EL "Mine is the secret that opens upon the door of youth and mine is the Cup of the Wine of Life and the Cauldron of Cerridwen, which is the Holy Grail of Immortality. I am the Gracious Goddess who gives the gift of joy unto the heart of man upon the earth, I give the knowledge of the Spirit Eternal, and beyond death I give peace and freedom and reunion with those that have gone before....I who am the beauty of the Green Earth, and the White Moon amongst the stars and the mystery of the Waters, and the desire of the heart of man, I call unto thy soul to arise and come unto me. For I am the Soul of Nature who giveth life to the universe, from me all things proceed and unto me all things must return... I have been with thee from the beginning, and I am that which us attained at the end of desire." --From Barbara Walker's "Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets"
God the Father arises with city states replacing rural villages as centers of human society. God the Father worship culminates in denial of Nature and the Divine Feminine.
Cow gods: EL could take the form of a white bull (Moon) to impregnate the cow goddess.The Holy Wedding was originally always portrayed as Hiero Gamos, the Union of God and Goddess. Augustine states, "The bible informs us that 'God is love.' Love involves a lover, a beloved, and a spirit of love between lover and loved." The Lover is El, the Compassionate One, the Beloved is Asherah as the Great Mother who is also Unconditionally Compassionate to all Her Children as only a mother can be. And God is the Spirit of Love binding the two together. If you believe God is Love, you must believe God has masculine and feminine aspects because the most complete expression of Love in all its forms is found between man and woman, the union of Love that produces children, the Family and the Foundation of Society.
Below are Chapter links to the Restoration of the Divine Feminine section:
Ishtar and Easter
The Thunder, Perfect Mind
The Vision of Christ Josephine