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Author Topic: Twisted History (Waxing and Waning of Goddess Worship)  (Read 525 times)
Chuck-Star
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« on: August 11, 2017, 05:59:15 PM »

This blog series contains excerpts from "A Twisted History: Genesis and the Cosmos" -
https://play.google.com/store/books/author?id=Charles%20N.%20Pope&hl=en
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W0NR3CI


In the myths (from which the Biblical accounts are drawn), the role of the goddess is far more prominent, although the goddess is sometimes also depicted as usurping the male role with her feminine wiles.  For example, in the "Myth of Enki and Inanna," the goddess Inanna (Hathor) dupes Enki (Ptah) into giving her the divine Me's:

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/sumer_anunnaki/esp_sumer_annunaki16.htm

Consistent with this, the planet Jupiter can be associated with the Great Goddess rather than the God Enki/Ptah, and the Joseph type can be relegated to an outer/lessor planet (see table below).

Similarly, the Egyptian goddess Isis tricks Re into revealing his Great Name, and therefore acquires his powers.

http://www.reshafim.org.il/ad/egypt/texts/re_and_isis.htm

As a result, the planet Venus is (even today) more often associated with Isis/Ishtar than it is with the male Simeon/Re typecasting (again, see table below).  Consequently, the Biblical Jacob mapping can be viewed as a Patriarchal gloss of Matriarchal influence.  For example, the name Zebulun (in the 6th or Jupiter position) derived from the goddess Yzebel.  Similarly, the feminine name and characterization of Naphtali is a thinly veiled male make-over of an original goddess figure.  The role of the goddess is encoded in the Jacob narrative rather than being outright suppressed.  It is disguised only from those who didn't have a broad understanding of non-Jewish religion and myth, as well as royal culture.

The royal system of a repeating cycle of 12 (male) rulers (a.k.a. the "12 Amans") was already in place by the start of the Egyptian Old Kingdom and continued in the Middle Kingdom. This makes it difficult to determine when the planetary model was also changed, or if multiple models continued to be used.  Even in the Jacob story, the gas giant planets are represented by the four wives of Jacob, namely Leah (Jupiter), Rachel (Saturn), Bilhah (Uranus) and Zilpah (Neptune). These same four planets are also considered sons of Jacob, namely Zebulun, Dan, Gad and Joseph (see table below).

The gender attribution of cosmic entities such as planets, stars and constellations is artificial and arbitrary.  There are limits to how closely human culture and relationships/genealogies can be patterned after the Cosmos. Cosmic "sex" is also equated with "violence," which also has controversial implications for human reproduction.  

Table:  Jacob & Sons as Representations of Solar System Objects

Jacob = The Sun

1) Reuben = Mercury ("hot-blooded" and impetuous)
2) Simeon = Venus ("brilliant")
3) Levi = Earth (the "twin" of Simeon)
4) Judah = Mars ("praised" and "poisoned")
5) Issachar/Shechem = Asteroid Belt (the "slain god")
6) Zebulun = Jupiter ("by the waters/sea" of the Asteroid Belt)
7) Dan = Saturn ("The Judge")
Cool Gad = Uranus ("fortunate")
9) Joseph and ("half-tribe") Manasseh = Neptune and half-pint Pluto
 
 -------- (Kuiper Belt) --------

10) Asher = Quaoar ("happy"). It now has a highly circular orbit, but is not its former self in magnitude, due to an inter-planetary impact (from Uranus) according to one theory.

11) Naphtali = Eris ("wrestler") Eris/Xenia, high eccentric orbit, but probably not the home wrecker of the inner planets that it once had been.

12) Benjamin = Sedna ("son of the right hand") and his "followers," the other Extreme Trans-Neptune Objects (ETNO's)


Previous blog in this series:
http://www.domainofman.com/boards/index.php?topic=174.0


This blog is an excerpt from "A Twisted History: Genesis and the Cosmos" - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W0NR3CI
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