Sophia - Zoe Gnosticism - Female Instructing PrincipleZoe and Sophia controlled a Satan-figure who controlled others with musical worship. The female instructing principle was taken away from the snake... He had infinitely many angels to act as ministers, and also harps and lyres.
Zoe and Sophia controlled a Satan-figure who controlled others with musical worship. The female instructing principle was taken away from the snake... He had infinitely many angels to act as ministers, and also harps and lyres. And Sophia took her daughter Zoe and h See Rubel Shelly on the Greek Logos who is junior or inferior to Zoe.
Pantheism: One form of pantheism, present in the early stages of Greek philosophy, held that the divine is one of the elements in the world
whose function is to animate the other elements that constitute the world.
This point of view, called Hylozoistic (Greek hyle, "matter," and zoe, "life") pantheism, is not monistic, as are most other forms of pantheism, but pluralistic.
Also: Heylel (h1966) hay-lale'; from 1984 (in the sense of brightness); the morning-star: - lucifer.
"In his delightful neo-Gnostic novel Monsieur, Lawrence Durrell writes that there are four "M's" that characterize our age: monotheism, messianism, monogamy, and materialism. Enlisting Freud's scatological interpretation of money, he adds that all of these equal another "M" - merde. (excrement)
"Extreme as this statement may sound, it contains a powerful and often overlooked truth. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam have fixated their spiritual imaginations upon the image of God as a unitary supreme reality - an image which excludes diversity and plurality.
The rising feminist consciousness of our era has identified one result of this view of God as "Patriarchy" and taken exception to it.
The remedy suggested for this is the replacement of the solitary male God with a Goddess, or, as she is frequently called, "the Goddess." Stephan A. Hoeller
Sophia from The Book of Wonders by David Jors, 16th century. Goddeses and Today's Culture. To revive gods and goddesses is no small task. Above all, it is not a task that reason or personal motives can accomplish or even assist in. One cannot construct archetypes on the basis of recognitions reached by the personal complex of mind and emotions.
Speaking of the religious ritual condemned by Amos and others we note that:
"The marzeah had an extremely long history extending at least from the 14th century B.C. through the Roman period. In the 14th century B.C., it was prominently associated with the ancient Canaanite city of Ugarit (modern Ras Shamra), on the coast of Syria... The marzeah was a pagan ritual that took the form of a social and religious association... Some scholars regard the funerary marzeah as a feast for--and with--deceased ancestors (or Rephaim, a proper name in the Bible for the inhabitants of Sheol)." (King, Biblical Archaeological Review, Aug, 1988, p. 35, 35).
"These five elements are: (1) reclining or relaxing, (2) eating a meat meal, (3) singing with harp or other musical accompaniment, (4) drinking wine and (5) anointing oneself with oil." (King, p. 37).
The Battle of Baal and Yahm
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Aloud they [summon the assembly of the gods/ do cry to those near]. They invite
the distant ones/ those far away, to the assembly of `El
they summon/do cry: "`El remains seated
[in his marzeah/banqueting hall//among his cult-guests (dM)] . . .
The shame of the Eternal One/The shameful conduct of the usurper . . .
O gods, (to) the house of your lord . . .
[Who surely travels (S)/lest he go (D/G) quickly/the Runner will not walk (dM)] through the land, . . .
who goes in the dust (of) destruction/a mess of mud on the ground . . .
Comments: Smith believes lines 7-8 should be interpreted "Either literally, as `El walking through the underworld, or an allusion to `El being "dead drunk," or both metaphorical, and ironic, as the marzeah serves as the setting for feasts for the dead and for the living mourning the dead (p. 145).
"With the wine-drinking (which is the literal meaning of the Hebrew for feasting), went music and dancing." (Heaton, E. W., Everyday Life in Old Testament times, Scribners, p. 93)
"Worship was form more than substance; consequently, conduct in the marketplace was totally unaffected by worship in the holy place. Amos spoke from the conviction that social justice is an integral part of the Mosaic covenant, which regulates relations not only between God and people, but also among people." (King, p. 44).
Comparing the musical worship of Israel to all of those nations whom Israel demanded to be like as they "fired" the God of righteousness and justice, Gurney notes of the successful movement of the ark by the king and his civil team after his musical move including the "congregation"--
"we recognize the same elements: the sacrifices and libation, the cultic feast in which the congregation gets a share of food and drink after it has been blessed by the king, and the merry-making, now in the form of instrumental and vocal music. But the central act of the ritual, which was performed by the king, is called literally 'drinking' the god (Gurney, O. R. Some Aspects of Hittite Religion, p. 33-34, Oxford University Press, 1977)
When David separated the Ark of The Covenant as the perceived "box for God" from the tabernacle and brought it to his own new tabernacle in Zion, this marked the fulfillment of the prophecies of God when Israel demanded a king like the nations so that they could worship like the nations. During the second transportation of the Ark of the Covenant, David "rose up to play" in the same way Israel rose up to play at Mount Sinia. Both events marked God's forsaking the nation because they had forsaken Him.
In all like the nations worship rituals, including fallen Israel, the worship was never a congregational affair. The king was the agent of the god or he was often the god in person. This is why Numbers 10:7 has God outlawing musical noise (always calls it noise) for the congregation. And this is why the congregation never performed a "worship service" with congregational singing and musical accompaniment. The urge to find proof in the Old Testament is an urge to worship like the nations so that we can be rich with money and power like the nations.The Apocalyptic literature which defined the Jewish understanding of the Satanic origin of instrumental music as tools of empowerment or weapons may be Clicked Here. No Biblical scholar would declare that God ordained musical instruments for worship or mind manipulation. For instance:
"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51).
The word "enthusiasm" invented by Philo does not mean Yahweh inside of the person. Nor does it mean a junior member of the god family. Rather, Philo used enthus o mania. This was what Paul used to define the music and speaking in tongues in Corinth: they were mad or outside of themselves. This is the stated goal of modern musical worship teams.
Remember the DEVIL AND THE FIDDLE? Well, the ONLY tradition which exists is that the Devil gives musical gifts but in exchange for your soul:
"We see, therefore, that the arts also are consecrated to the services of the beings who dwell in the names of their founders; taints of idolatry whose inventors have got a place among the gods for their discoveries. Nay, as regards the arts, we ought to have gone further back, and barred all further argument by the position that
the demons, predetermining in their own interests from the first,
among other evils of idolatry,
the pollutions of the public shows,
with the object of drawing man away from his Lord
and binding him to their own service, carried out their purpose
by bestowing on him the artistic gifts which the shows require'." (Tertullian, de Spectaculis, Ante-Nicene, III, p. 84).
Do you know what that means? It means that there is no tradition which we are aware of which does not show that Satan selects youth, teaches them how to make and play musical instruments, how to organize mixed-sex choirs (praise teams) and sends them out to seduce the quiet disciples trusting the Word. According to Job 21 this says: "We do not care about your old Word." In Isaiah 5 and Amos 6, 6 and 8 "we plan to starve 'em to death from spiritual famine." Consistent with replacing the Word with wine, women and music, drinking wine has been officially declared not to be the CORE but a second-order truth while using instrumental music in worship is a third-order truth. See the whole new revelation from ACU and understand that the ZOE group is the facilitator or change agent.
In Ezekiel 33 it means "We expect from God and His prophets just what we expect from our holy whores at the like the nations temples."
Do you know else that means? It means that remaining faithful to the CORE of the Word really means not adding anything not absolutely indispensible to every member of a church community.
Sect, Sectarian or Heretic: "A predilection either for a particular truth,
or for a perversion of one,
generally with the expectation of PERSONAL ADVANTAGE;
hence, a division and the formation of a party or 'sect' in contrast to the uniting power of 'the truth,' held en toto." Vine
Those who upset the order, most often with force, are the sectarians or heretics.
Now let's listen to a Hypostasis of the Archons Translated by Bentley Layton:
Hypostasis of the Archons Translated by Bentley Layton:
On account of the reality of the authorities, (inspired) by the spirit of the father of truth, the great apostle - referring to the "authorities of the darkness" - told us that "our contest is not against flesh and blood; rather, the authorities of the universe and the spirits of wickedness." I have sent this (to you) because you inquire about the reality of the authorities.
Their chief is blind; because of his power and his ignorance and his arrogance he said, with his power, "It is I who am God; there is none apart from me." When he said this, he sinned against the entirety. And this speech got up to incorruptibility; then there was a voice that came forth from incorruptibility, saying, "You are mistaken, Samael" - which is, "god of the blind."
His thoughts became blind. And, having expelled his power - that is, the blasphemy he had spoken - he pursued it down to chaos and the abyss, his mother, at the instigation of Pistis Sophia. And she established each of his offspring in conformity with its power - after the pattern of the realms that are above, for by starting from the invisible world the visible world was invented.
As incorruptibility looked down into the region of the waters, her image appeared in the waters; and the authorities of the darkness became enamored of her. But they could not lay hold of that image, which had appeared to them in the waters, because of their weakness - since beings that merely possess a soul cannot lay hold of those that possess a spirit - for they were from below, while it was from above. This is the reason why "incorruptibility looked down into the region (etc.)": so that, by the father's will, she might bring the entirety into union with the light.
The rulers laid plans and said, "Come, let us create a man that will be soil from the earth." They modeled their creature as one wholly of the earth.
Now the rulers [...] body [...] they have [...] female [...] is [...] with the face of a beast.
They had taken some soil from the earth and modeled their man after their body and after the image of God that had appeared to them in the waters. They said, "Come, let us lay hold of it by means of the form that we have modeled, so that it may see its male counterpart [...], and we may seize it with the form that we have modeled" - not understanding the force of God, because of their powerlessness. And he breathed into his face; and the man came to have a soul (and remained) upon the ground many days. But they could not make him arise because of their powerlessness.
Like storm winds they persisted (in blowing), that they might try to capture that image, which had appeared to them in the waters. And they did not know the identity of its power.
Now all these things came to pass by the will of the father of the entirety. Afterwards, the spirit saw the soul-endowed man upon the ground. And the spirit came forth from the Adamantine Land; it descended and came to dwell within him, and that man became a living soul. It called his name Adam, since he was found moving upon the ground. A voice came forth from incorruptibility for the assistance of Adam; and the rulers gathered together all the animals of the earth and all the birds of heaven and brought them in to Adam to see what Adam would call them, that he might give a name to each of the birds and all the beasts.
They took Adam and put him the garden, that he might cultivate it and keep watch over it. And the rulers issued a command to him, saying, "From every tree in the garden shall you eat; yet from the tree of recognizing good and evil do not eat, nor touch it; for the day you eat from it, with death you are going to die."
They [...] this. They do not understand what they have said to him; rather, by the father's will, they said this in such a way that he might (in fact) eat, and that Adam might <not> regard them as would a man of an exclusively material nature.
The rulers took counsel with one another and said, "Come, let us cause a deep sleep to fall upon Adam." And he slept. - Now the deep sleep that they "caused to fall upon him, and he slept" is Ignorance. - They opened his side like a living woman. And they built up his side with some flesh in place of her, and Adam came to be endowed only with soul.And the spirit-endowed woman came to him and spoke with him, saying, "Arise, Adam."
And when he saw her, he said, "It is you who have given me life (Zoe); you will be called 'mother of the living'. -
For it is she who is my mother. It is she who is the physician, and the woman, and she who has given birth."
Then the authorities came up to their Adam. And when they saw his female counterpart speaking with him, they became agitated with great agitation; and they became enamored of her. They said to one another, "Come, let us sow our seed in her," and they pursued her. And she laughed at them for their witlessness and their blindness; and in their clutches she became a tree, and left before them her shadowy reflection resembling herself; and they defiled it foully. - And they defiled the stamp of her voice, so that by the form they had modeled, together with their (own) image, they made themselves liable to condemnation.
Then the female spiritual principle came in the snake, the instructor; and it taught them, saying, "What did he say to you? Was it, 'From every tree in the garden shall you eat; yet - from the tree of recognizing good and evil do not eat'?"
The carnal woman said, "Not only did he say 'Do not eat', but even 'Do not touch it; for the day you eat from it, with death you are going to die.'"
And the snake, the instructor, said, "With death you shall not die; for it was out of jealousy that he said this to you. Rather your eyes shall open and you shall come to be like gods, recognizing evil and good."
And the female instructing principle was taken away from the snake, and she left it behind, merely a thing of the earth.
And the carnal woman took from the tree and ate; and she gave to her husband as well as herself; and these beings that possessed only a soul, ate. And their imperfection became apparent in their lack of knowledge; and they recognized that they were naked of the spiritual element, and took fig leaves and bound them upon their loins.
And what if I go over the mysteries? I will not divulge them in mockery, as they say Alcibiades did, but I will expose right well by the word of truth the sorcery hidden in them;
and those so-called gods of yours, whose are the mystic rites, I shall display, as it were, on the stage of life, to the spectators of truth.
The bacchanals hold their orgies in honour of the frenzied Dionysus, celebrating their sacred frenzy by the eating of raw flesh, and go through the distribution of the parts of butchered victims, crowned with snakes, shrieking out the name of that Eva by whom error came into the world.
The symbol of the Bacchic orgies. is a consecrated serpent. Moreover, according to the strict interpretation of the Hebrew term, the name Hevia, aspirated, signifies a female serpent
Then the chief ruler came; and he said, "Adam! Where are you?" - for he did not understand what had happened. And Adam said, "I heard your voice and was afraid because I was naked; and I hid."The ruler said, "Why did you hide, unless it is because you have eaten from the tree from which alone I commanded you not to eat? And you have eaten!"
Adam said, "The woman that you gave me, she gave to me and I ate." And the arrogant ruler cursed the woman.
The woman said, "It was the snake that led me astray and I ate." They turned to the snake and cursed its shadowy reflection, [...] powerless,
not comprehending that it was a form they themselves had modeled. From that day, the snake came to be under the curse of the authorities; until the all-powerful man was to come, that curse fell upon the snake.
They turned to their Adam and took him and expelled him from the garden along with his wife; for they have no blessing, since they too are beneath the curse. Moreover, they threw mankind into great distraction and into a life of toil, so that their mankind might be occupied by worldly affairs, and might not have the opportunity of being devoted to the holy spirit.
Now afterwards, she bore Cain, their son; and Cain cultivated the land. Thereupon he knew his wife; again becoming pregnant, she bore Abel; and Abel was a herdsman of sheep. Now Cain brought in from the crops of his field, but Abel brought in an offering (from) among his lambs. God looked upon the votive offerings of Abel; but he did not accept the votive offerings of Cain. And carnal Cain pursued Abel, his brother.
And God said to Cain, "Where is Abel, your brother?"
He answered saying, "Am I, then, my brother's keeper?"
God said to Cain, "Listen! The voice of your brother's blood is crying up to me! You have sinned with your mouth. It will return to you: anyone who kills Cain will let loose seven vengeances, and you will exist groaning and trembling upon the earth."
(Note the blind Lamech killed Cain. He was father of Jubal or Jubilee. All of his children speak of music and weapons to control the minds and actions of the world. Jubal or Genun was taught as a child how to use instruments and musical praise teams to seduce holy people into carnal worship.)
And Adam knew his female counterpart Eve, and she became pregnant, and bore Seth to Adam. And she said, "I have borne another man through God, in place of Abel." Again Eve became pregnant, and she bore Norea.
And she said, "He has begotten on me a virgin as an assistance for many generations of mankind." She is the virgin whom the forces did not defile.
Then mankind began to multiply and improve. The rulers took counsel with one another and said, "Come, let us cause a deluge with our hands and obliterate all flesh, from man to beast."
But when the ruler of the forces came to know of their decision, he said to Noah, "Make yourself an ark from some wood that does not rot and hide in it - you and your children and the beasts and the birds of heaven from small to large - and set it upon Mount Sir."
Then Norea came to him, wanting to board the ark. And when he would not let her, she blew upon the ark and caused it to be consumed by fire. Again he made the ark, for a second time.
The rulers went to meet her, intending to lead her astray. Their supreme chief said to her, "Your mother Eve came to us." But Norea turned to them and said to them, "It is you who are the rulers of the darkness; you are accursed.
And you did not know my mother; instead it was your female counterpart that you knew. For I am not your descendant; rather it is from the world above that I am come."
The arrogant ruler turned, with all his might, and his countenance came to be like (a) black [...]; he said to her presumptuously, "You must render service to us, as did also your mother Eve; for I have been given [...]." But Norea turned, with the might of [...]; and in a loud voice, she cried out up to the holy one, the God of the entirety, "Rescue me from the rulers of unrighteousness and save me from their clutches - forthwith!"
The great angel came down from the heavens and said to her,
"Why are you crying up to God? Why do you act so boldly towards the holy spirit?"
Norea said, "Who are you?" The rulers of unrighteousness had withdrawn from her.
He said, "It is I who am Eleleth, sagacity, the great angel who stands in the presence of the holy spirit. I have been sent to speak with you and save you from the grasp of the lawless. And I shall teach you about your root."
(Norea apparently now speaking) Now as for that angel, I cannot speak of his power: his appearance is like fine gold and his raiment is like snow. No, truly, my mouth cannot bear to speak of his power and the appearance of his face!
Eleleth, the great angel, spoke to me. "It is I," he said, "who am understanding. I am one of the four light-givers, who stand in the presence of the great invisible spirit. Do you think these rulers have any power over you? None of them can prevail against the root of truth; for on its account he appeared in the final ages; and these authorities will be restrained. And these authorities cannot defile you and that generation; for your abode is in incorruptibility, where the virgin spirit dwells, who is superior to the authorities of chaos and to their universe."
But I said, "Sir, teach me about the faculty of these authorities - how did they come into being, and by what kind of genesis, and of what material, and who created them and their force?"
And the great angel Eleleth, understanding, spoke to me: "Within limitless realms dwells incorruptibility. Sophia, who is called Pistis, wanted to create something,
alone without her consort; and her product was a celestial thing.
A veil exists between the world above and the realms that are below; and shadow came into being beneath the veil; and that shadow became matter; and that shadow was projected apart.
And what she had created became a product in the matter, like an aborted fetus.
And it assumed a plastic form molded out of shadow, and became an arrogant beast resembling a lion. It was androgynous, as I have already said, because it was from matter that it derived.
Opening his eyes, he saw a vast quantity of matter without limit; and he became arrogant, saying, "It is I who am God, and there is none other apart from me". When he said this, he sinned against the entirety. And a voice came forth from above the realm of absolute power, saying, "You are mistaken, Samael" - which is, 'god of the blind'.
When the serpent mounted eve, he injected filth into her. Israel who stood at Mount Sinai, their filth ceased; the other nations who did not stand at Mount Sinai, their filth has not ceased.... Talmud: b. Shab. 146a (Raphael Patai, Gates to the Old City. Detroit: Wayne State Universtiy Press)
R. Hiyya said: "The sons of God were the sons of Cain. For when Samael mounted Eve, he injected filth into her, and she conceived and bare Cain. And his aspect was unlike that of the other humans and all those who came from his side were called sons of God." Kabbala: Zohar 1:37a (Patai81:471)
Samael was the greatest prince in heaven. The celestial animals and the Seraphim had six wings each, but Samael had twelve. He took his cohorts and went down, and saw all the creatures whom the Holy One, blessed be He, had created, and found among them none as astute and malicious as the serpent. And the serpent's appearance was like that of a camel. And Samael mounted him and rode him. And the Tora cried and shrieked and said: "Samael, the world has just been created, is this the time to rebel against God?" The serpent went and said to the woman: "Is it true that you are commanded not to eat the fruit of this tree?.... Midrash: Pirqe R. Eliezer. Ch. 13 (Patai81:286f)
And he said, "If any other thing exists before me, let it become visible to me!" And immediately Sophia stretched forth her finger and introduced light into matter; and she pursued it down to the region of chaos. And she returned up to her light; once again darkness [...] matter.
This ruler, by being androgynous, made himself a vast realm, an extent without limit. And he contemplated creating offspring for himself, and created for himself seven offspring, androgynous just like their parent. And he said to his offspring, "It is I who am god of the entirety."
And Zoe (Life), the daughter of Pistis Sophia, cried out and said to him, "You are mistaken, Sakla!" - for which the alternative name is androgynous.
She breathed into his face, and her breath became a fiery angel for her; and that angel bound Yaldabaoth and cast him down into Tartaros below the abyss.
Now when his offspring Sabaoth saw the force of that angel, he repented and condemned his father and his mother, matter.
He loathed her,
but he sang songs of praise up to Sophia and her daughter Zoe.
And Sophia and Zoe caught him up and gave him charge of the seventh heaven, below the veil between above and below.
And he is called 'God of the forces, Sabaoth', since he is up above the forces of chaos, for Sophia established him.
Now when these (events) had come to pass, he made himself a huge four-faced chariot of cherubim,
and infinitely many angels to act as ministers,
and also harps and lyres.
And Sophia took her daughter Zoe
and had her sit upon his right to teach him about the things that exist in the eighth (heaven); and the angel of wrath she placed upon his left. Since that day, his right has been called 'life' (ZOE); and the left has come to represent the unrighteousness of the realm of absolute power above. It was before your time that they came into being.
(Note: In other words, ZOE sits at the right hand which God ordained to be Messiah which was God acting as His own Arm or Intercessor. Zoe religion seems to have no shame in claiming to be the mediators for the paying audience! The RIGHT or ZOE is the female instructing principle whether real females of effeminate men. The LEFT side of the brain is the male, rational or spiritual side. When the RIGHT or ZOE dominates, the result is the Satanic subjecton of men to lights, incense, singing, dancing, drama and musical instruments. This shuts down the rational or spiritual nature of both male and female so that they cannot distinguish good from evil. That is what happened in the garden of Eden.)
Lady E.S.Drower: The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran, Clarendon Press, Oxford,1937
The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran By E.S. Drower Clarendon Press,
Ruha and Pthahil tried to make Adam and, when they had finished, he was like a man, but moved about on all fours, had a face like an ape, and made noises like a sheep. They were puzzled and went to the House of Life and told them of their failure, and the House of Life (Zoe) said, We will send Hiwel Ziwa. Hiwel Ziwa came, and the Soul was in his hands.
When the Soul saw Adam, she was horrified, and said, 'What! must I dwell in this flesh and blood, this house of uncleanness?'
And she refused. Hiwel Ziwa said, 'Dost thou refuse the order of the House of Life?' She said, 'I will accept on one condition only, and that is that everything that is in the world of light shall be in this world-flowers, trees, light, ajar (pure air), running water (yardna), baptisms, priests,
Hiwel Ziwa returned and told them (the House of Life or Zoe) and brought back a letter ('ngirtha). It would not open, but spoke, and promised that the House of Life would give all that the Soul had asked. So the Soul (Nishimta) entered the body of Adam and he stood erect and talked, and Hiwel Ziwa taught him reading and writing, how to marry, how to bury the dead, how to slaughter a sheep, and all knowledge.
Ruha went to Adam son of Adam and said to him, 'Come, amuse yourself with us !' and he went.
The Jews were of the children of Ruha and Adam. Their great men were the children of Ruha; Moses was Kiwan, and Abraham was Shamish. They travelled and travelled until they came to 'Ur shalam (Jerusalem), which they called "Uhra shalam', 'The-road-is-complete'. They wanted books and Melka d Anhura said, 'A book must be written that does not make trouble for the Mandai', and they sent one of the melki - T'aw - s Melka (I.e. Peacock King) to write the Torat (Old Testament).
The Jews had no priests, so Anush 'Uthra put seed into the Jordan and the Jewish women drank and became pregnant and brought forth 365 priests. 'Inoshvey, too, drank of the water, and she brought forth Yahia, and all the men who were born of the seed sown in the Jordan were baptized and became priests.
Lilith is a deity closely connected with Inanna. Lilith originally sat on her throne, a three-fold willow tree with a serpent-dragon at its roots and Anzu or Zu-bird on top. She was pictured as a beautiful naked woman with lovely prominent breasts, unabashedly sexual, standing on two lions, flanked by owls, wearing a snake turban and sporting wings (an obvious angelic connection).
Lilith had her willow tree (a tree sacred to the Goddess) which was planted by Inanna herself) on the Euphrates river in which she lived in a nest. This home she shared with the Zu-bird, or the Sumerian storm-god. Lilith is repeatedly connected to the Tree of Knowledge. She was often shown on the tree with her serpent tail and animal foot, upside down.
Inanna or Ishtar shown to the left of the tree was also symbolized by weapons and musical instruments. She could be worshiped as both male and female.
The Talmud states Lilith was formed in response to Adams request for a mate. Jehovah used mud and sediment to form her, rather than the pure dust he used for Adam. Male and female he created them, Genesis states in its first version of the creation story, however Bible casts out Lilith as the symbol of the feminine as the only sacred.
The Kabbalists describe the creation of Adam, or man, as androgynous. The first human was created as an androgyne with two faces, one looking in each direction, a balanced whole. Later this being was sawed in half, and backs were made for each of the faces. Adamah was Lilith's name in this tradition, the Hebrew word for soil or Earth.
To seduce the sons of man she had red-rose hair. Her ears are ornamented with six bangles. Egyptian chords and all the ornaments of the Land of East hang from her nape. Her mouth is set like a narrow door comely in its decor, her tongue sharp like a sword, her words are smooth like oil, her lips are red like a rose and sweetened by all the sweetness of the world.
From "Hebrew Myths" by Robert Graves and Raphael Patai, and other sources, we learn that Naamah has a rich tradition in the ancient literature. This sheds some light on the Jews hanging their harps on the Willow trees by the canal whose name speaks of magic or enchantment:
(Note: the king of Tyre as the harp-playing prostitute would, after her return from seventy years captivity, again take up the harp to attract the dollars to the collection plates. However, she would make her prostitution religious by dedicating it to the use of the Lord but to buy rich robes for the priests)
Of the Transmission of the Art of Playing the Harp, that is to say of Music and Singing and Dancing.
"Yobal (Jubal). (Note: Jubilee or "a blast of trumpets" is from Jubal which means "to lead with triumph or pomp.") and Tobalkin (Tubal-Cain), the two brethren, the sons of Lamech, the blind man, who killed Cain, invented and made all kinds of instruments (or metal weapons) of music.
"Yobal made reed instruments, and harps, and flutes, and whistles,and the devils went and dwelt inside them.
Tobalkin made cymbals, and sistra, and tambourines (or drums). And lasciviousness and fornication increased among the children of Cain, and they had nothing to occupy them except fornication--now they had no obligation [to pay] tribute, and they had neither prince nor governor--
and eating, and drinking, and lasciviousness, and drunkenness, and dancing and singing to instruments of music,
Now when Yaldabaoth saw him (Sabaoth) in this great splendor and at this height, he envied him;
and the envy became an androgynous product, and this was the origin of envy. And envy engendered death; and death engendered his offspring and gave each of them charge of its heaven; and all the heavens of chaos became full of their multitudes. But it was by the will of the father of the entirety that they all came into being - after the pattern of all the things above - so that the sum of chaos might be attained.
"There, I have taught you about the pattern of the rulers; and the matter in which it was expressed; and their parent; and their universe."
But I said, "Sir, am I also from their matter?"
"You, together with your offspring, are from the primeval father; from above, out of the imperishable light, their souls are come. Thus the authorities cannot approach them, because of the spirit of truth present within them; and all who have become acquainted with this way exist deathless in the midst of dying mankind. Still, that sown element will not become known now. Instead, after three generations it will come to be known, and it has freed them from the bondage of the authorities' error."
Then I said, "Sir, how much longer?"
He said to me, "Until the moment when the true man, within a modeled form, reveals the existence of the spirit of truth, which the father has sent.
Then he will teach them about everything, and he will anoint them with the unction of life eternal, given him from the undominated generation.
Then they will be freed of blind thought, and they will trample underfoot death, which is of the authorities, and they will ascend into the limitless light where this sown element belongs.
Then the authorities (Jesus-outlawed clergy at all levels) will relinquish their ages, and their angels (musicians see Revelation 18) will weep over their destruction, and their demons will lament their death.
Then all (Note: and only) the children of the light will be truly acquainted with the truth and their root, and the father of the entirety and the holy spirit. They will all say with a single voice (in unison, not with harmony), 'The father's truth is just, and the son presides over the entirety", and from everyone unto the ages of ages, "Holy - holy - holy! Amen!'"
We repeat the well-known fact that musical instruments especially as tools of worship which become mind-manipulators has no Biblical authority. Indeed, the Old and New Testaments and all of church scholarship understands that pagan priestesses or temple prostitutes used musical mind manipulation as commercial devices to strip "collections" from the male admires and usually consumaters. Today's music is forced in order to provide a theater or showcase for theatrical performance conusmated in the sale of CDs, tapes, worship schemes and workshops.
Paul outlawed stand-over or non-sedantary roles for that one short period out of 168 hours because the natural result would be the music and performance worship which had conditioned their lives. Paul also outlawed stand-over or preside-over roles for men in Corinth unless they were delivering an inspired message which could be proven by another true prophet. The other function was "prophesying" which, when inspiration was complete, consisted of reading the Words of Christ for up to 3 hours (Justin Martyr) and reciting revealed Biblical songs.
There is no tradition of instrumental music as worship being introduced because of any presumed authority (or need for authority) but as the exercise of sectarianism which flows from "the perversion of truth generally with the expectation of personal advantage; hence a division and the formation of a party or sect in contrast to the uniting power of the truth" (Vine)
According to the well-known and universal understanding of music as worship we repeat:
"In pagan traditions, musical instruments are invented by gods or demi-gods, such as titans. In the Bible, credit is assigned to antediluvian patriarchs, for example, the descendants of Cain in Genesis 4:21. There is no other biblical tradition about the invention of musical instruments." (Freedman, David Noel, Bible Review, Summer 1985, p. 51).
God was not the father of those who use musical devices:
We repeat: there is no other tradition and the pagan tradition is well documented.
Selection made from James M. Robinson, ed., The Nag Hammadi Library, revised edition. HarperCollins, San Francisco, 1990.
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