Mar
13

2000 ASHERAH

Re-Genesis Encyclopedia 1 Eahr Joan ENTRY: 2000 BCE ASHERAH CIIS LIBRARY DATE: 9-5-2008 mailto:askref@ciis.edu 415-575-6186 LOCATION: Archaeomythology Research Guide ACCESS: http://library.ciis.edu/resources/subject/archmyth.asp CITING FORMAT: See below. 2000 ASHERAH HWH came from Sinai and shone forth from his own Seir, He showed himself from mount Paran. Yes, he came among the myriads of Qudhsu, at his right hand his own Asherah, Indeed, he who loves the clans and all his holy ones on his left. Deuteronomy 33.2-3; Asherah’s first biblical reference. (EJI, 115.) Throughout the Near Eastern pantheon, the great composite deity Asherah transitioned with various names, symbols, and attributes, while maintaining the hypostasis of her essential essence. Her various names, symbols, and attributes are especially evident in the Canaanite, 2000–700 BCE artifacts (AGL: 290) and 400 years later in the less prevalent Hebrew including canonical and non-canonical resources. (Hebrew finds are less prevalent as sanctuaries were frequently purged and burned (210).) The discussion in this entry will address the above plus related archaeological discoveries including those from: Kuntillet Ajrud; Khirbet elQom; the Taanach (or Ta‘anach) libation stand; the Ekron site; city of Lachish temple site; and the Bronze Age Ras Shamra texts. Goddess Asherah’s theophany was her primary indwelling symbol: the immortal, ever … [Read more...]

Mar
13

Examining Goddess Judaism and the Role of the Priestess

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  Claiming the Title Kohenet: Examining Goddess Judaism and the Role of the Priestess Through Conversations with Contemporary Spiritual Leaders Deborah Grenn   Abstract Among the most exciting areas in both feminist spirituality discourse and Jewish religious practice are the reemergence of Jewish priestesses, kohanot, and the formation of a small, growing movement called Goddess Judaism, a term coined by Jenny Kien, author of Reinstating the Divine Woman in Judaism (2000). I include this worship of the Sacred Feminine as a key part of this piece because I have found that the role of a Jewish priestess is only supported by groups when the Sacred Feminine is revered and held as part of our concept of deity. In what can only be a brief overview of a rich and broad subject, this paper addresses some of the new research into the presence of goddess worship, and its ritual functionaries, among Semitic peoples in the Ancient Near East, ranging from the Fertile Crescent to Canaan to Carthage. I also discuss contemporary goddess feminism and new practices combining Judaism with feminist spirituality, as forms of both worship and resistance to prescribed roles in a traditional religion. This resistance—and a creative insistence on egalitarian inclusion—manifests in debates around public worship by women’s prayer groups in Israel, and can be seen in the growing number of women rabbis and others taking spiritual leadership roles in the United States. I also look at … [Read more...]

Mar
13

Links to Study for Purim

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http://www.shj.org/purim.htm     Jewcraft The Book of Esther and the Enuma Elish http://ononion.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/161/     The Book of Esther By ; Bertrand L. Comparet http://www.aryan-nation.org/comparet/book_of_esther.htm  The Name of Jehovah in the Book of Esther http://www.therain.org/appendixes/app60.html   Secrets in the Book of Esther Published by api_user_11797_parashiot http://www.scribd.com/doc/7384573/Secrets-in-the-Book-of-Esther   http://the-strait-gate.faithweb.com/esprint2.html   Mystic Link http://mysticlink.blogspot.com http://www.asphodel-long.com/html/goddess_in_judaism.html  Kabbalah Online http://www.chabad.org/kabbalah/article_cdo/s/1/showFeedback/true/aid/380282/jewish/The-Prophetess-of-Redemption.htm/1/1 … [Read more...]

Mar
13

The Holographic Disclosure

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