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my views about the divine

21 Jul
lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

lilith a succubus weeps by richard g tanzer

i write this as an explanation of  my convictions on what  i believe in. first of all i do believe in a god. that god has been revealed through out history in every religion; in every philosphy. in every belief system. whatever it be as God, adonai, allah, cerunnos, dagda, odin, shiva, etc. i believe that every god in mythology is an avatar of the divine masculine. and that these gods exist as such as well as being his sons. i believe in the goddess. and she too has been revealed in every religion; in every philosphy, in every belief system. whatever she be  as Sophia,  mary the virgin, the Shekinah, Wisdom, allat, shaktai,  frigga, boann,  etc. i believe that every goddess in mythology is an avatar of the divine feminine and these goddesses  exist as such and   are her daughters. i believe there are angels. they serve as  messengers of the divine between the high god/goddess to his/her children the gods and goddesses. i believe in demons or dark entities whom believe that they are outside divine rule. but they are not. for they serve as  testers of  one’s will and faith in the eyes of the divine. even in their hatred of the light in itself is a form of correction. i believe in the existence of beings that exist between angels and demons. and are in service of the gods and goddesses. but are also their children. these beings are called the fae or djinn. their mother is a goddess one of the feminine divine’s first. she is Lilith. it is said she was the wife  of adam qadmon the primodial being father of all. and she is the first eve ;mother of all. however they had other children these were another Adam, Eve, and Lilith. these were the great grand children of the Divine Feminine and Masculine. and like her mother the second Lilith became a mother of newer group of fae and djinn. this is my belief. and although this is what i believe in. it is always changing as i learn something new. i know that  not everyone will share this belief. and i’m certain that they will have strong evidence. to backup their beliefs. i’m always open to new ideas, to new inspirations, to new insights that help my beliefs to grow. for the one thing that the divine asks of us is to love. and be tolerant of others. and always be open minded while staying true to our based convictions. namaste!

Constantine’s Christianity

12 Jun

As  I write this with some trepidation. because the fact is that i was raised in a christian family.
however my parents were very open minded people. very tolerant even after they learned that i was studying the kabbalah  shamanism, and ritual magic.
but  with  my  relations particularly my father’s side being deep in Catholicisim.
i became ostracized.
despite this i still believed in some of the roots of my  families’ religion. i believed that Wisdom in proverbs is the Feminine Divine. she is linked to Mary. and Lilith her daughter to Mary Magdalene.
i believed what is written in psalm 81. that humanity have the potential of being divine. that jesus himself like buddha, lao tzu, moses. and many other spiritual adepts have reach in their practices.
however most of these men are men. there was no claim of them being literally the son of god. like jesus of nazareth.
one night back in 2008 i watched on discovery channel a program entitled the jesus family tomb. in the program the host and author simcha jacobovici claimed he found the  family tomb of jesus christ.
i was glued to the television as a presented his evidence of his claim. so i purchased the book.
and read it. and was amazed.
the question is do i believe it is true?  the truth is it didn’t matter although i felt a panged of regret and sympathy for my  relations who were christian. it answered some of my questions.
there was always discrepencies when i read the new testament quotations of the old testament about jesus being the messiah.
especially where it quotes about messiah being born to a virgin in isaiah7:14 : “look a virgin is with child. and his name is immanuel”.( the word in hebrew  for virgin in this passage is alamah which is use for a young woman who is married. not betulah which is hebrew for virgin ).
i had also learned that originally christianity was essentialy jewish. and was called a jewish sect. that they believed that the messiah (of joseph)  was a man chosen by God as a spiritual leader.
and later was seen as the son of Wisdom Chokmoth the Shekinah the hebrew goddess
so what caused it to changed?
among  scholars the changed occured around the time of the so-called conversion of emperor constantine.
this conversion took place when he supposedly saw a cross in the sky and heard a voice say conquer with this. when he was  fighting a  civil war in 312ce
however the cross he saw wasn’t the traditional  roman instrument of torture and execution.
it was a large P with an X on the bottom of the p.
what as been silently ignored is that traditionally in the greco-roman world is that large case P is the symbol of Pluto the roman god of the underworld whom is refered to as hades in greek mythology.
and it is interesting to note that Constantine didn’t give up his pagan beliefs.
some  of the statues he erected in his reign was pagan. especially that of Apollo. with his features on the god.
in 325ce he created the council of Nicaea to settle a dispute between christian sects. but instead he founded the church of Rome. and created the doctrine that forever created jesus of nazareth as the son of god. the reason he did this was to keep the roman tradition of emperor worship; the emperor as a god as created by Julius Caeaser back in 42 bce. which lead to his death in the ides of march.
it is no surprise since some of those sects believed in Sophia the goddess of wisdom
it is known that the Roman empire was largely a patriarchal society. who focus on the gods like jupiter (zeus) and mars (ares). however the goddess survived. she first survived as Wisdom or the Shekinah in the ancient jewish religion. then as Mary the mother of jesus.
and her daughter Lilith  first as Proserpina in the roman pagan religions; later as Sophia Zoe and as Mary Magdalene.
As for Christianity. after the fall of the roman empire. it became a Power in the western world. ruling over the nations that came out of the roman empire. wars broke out among the  nations, famine, pestilence followed. the time called the dark ages set in. then the burning times.
and unknown among the inquistors the priests who accused people of being in league with Satan. unknown  to them their religion is based on a lie.
people who practice their folk customs of healing and wisdom. their church was hiding a dark secret: their religion was created by an emperor who used a jewish sect’s beliefs to institutionalized and established a foundation for his rule.

the djinn

27 Jul
the Djinn
April 17, 2011.
By richard tanzer (formally richtan on the hubpages)
who are the djinn?
the djinn are spirit beings said to be created by smokeless fire before the creation of mankind
according to islamic religious and mystical texts. this was thousands of years before man.
these beings were created as stewards of the earth and the universe. and were divided by several groups. these are the ghoul, afrit, the aamar, the marid, the qarin, the shaytan.
the shaytan being the worst are refered to as the red djinns
and are the ‘demons.’ they hate the human race.
the afrit or ifrit are responsible for some of the ghosts and
spirit hauntings
the ghoul are vampire or vampiric like spirit beings
the aamar are the green djinn and are interested in our world and us. they have inspire some of fairy lore. as well as nature spirits.
the marid are god like or deify spirit beings. that inspiresome of the myths and legends of the worlds
the qarin/qarinah are djinn who act as guardian spirits. they could be reformed afrit, aamar or even marid. and are assigned by God to some human beings. some according to legends actually can fall in love with humans. and act as incubi or succubi. and in some accounts are the incubz and succubi. and are called qarinei and qarinahei
like us the djinn have the power to choose good or evil
mostly the evil ones are the shaytans lead by iblis who refused to bow before adam at his creation. because of
this iblis and his djinn hate humanity. however not all djinn feel this way. according to some texts. the marid opposes iblis. and are at war with hims
Was Lilith a Djinn?
i believe she was a qarinah of Adam before his fall. and treated Eve as her sister. but after this is only a guess
what Lilith’s relation was to djinn. i know to some jewish mystics that the closest parallel to the Djinnis the Shedim, Shiddahim, Lilioth, Lilim, Seirim. that the islamic word qarin was transformed into another name for Lilith as Karinah or Qarinah. my personal belief is that some Djinn are related to or have some connection to Lilith. as she was a Qarinah of Adam before Eve. and in one book: the legend of the fire spirits she is the mother of all djinn.
Their beliefs:
according to the quran (sura 72) some believe in Allah (God). some do not. some sources go far ar
to say that there are christian djinn, jewish djinn, muslim djinn. as well as pagan djinns
as well as satanic djinn.
as noted; like us they have free will and have the ability to choose between good and evils
descriptions:
it varys: some look like us humans but have wings. some live by oceans and have the form of a mermaid or have wings of a gull. some look like dragons. some move all the time.
they are master shape shifters. and take any form they choose. and have abilities that are far
beyond humanity which their psychic powers seem like magick to us. however this power is not
beyond us. its just we haven’t learned it yet. and are limited by how we preceive the universes
how are they like us:
besides having free will. they are born. grow old and die. their life span is measured in eons.
the youngest being the aamar the oldest being the marid. they have family units: a father, mother,
and a child. each family is part of a clan. each clan is ruled by a chieftan. each chieftan answers to a prince or princess. that prince or princess answers to a king or queen. those kings and queens
answer to a surpreme sultan or sultanna. like us they are divided into nations. and co exist with our world but in their own plane of existence their own dimensional plane. that we sometimes reach in our  dreams or shamanistic experiences.
djinn like us are divided between two sexes. but like us they have their own deviants.
the males are called djinni. the females djinneyehei  they eat. sometimes our food. but mostly they draw energy from the universe. but eating for them is a form of amusement and enjoyment.
their cities exist partly in our world. but mostly in their world. and the entrance points are in the
highest mountains. to hottest deserts.
books on the djinn:
The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
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The Vengeful Djinn: Unveiling the Hidden Agenda of Genies
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Legends of the Fire Spirits: Jinn and Genies from Arabia to Zanziba}
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