Let’s jump back to Genesis Chapters 1 & 2. This is one of the biggest reasons I had to leave the church, because I could not reconcile the massive problem that two creations pose. In Chapter 1 we have the gods (the Elohim) who created everything, benevolently and equal. It reads in modern versions as simply God, in a masculine form, but references “us” and “our” which isn’t something it does in the rest of the Bible.
26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (Genesis 1:26-28)…Above you will see how the scripture uses pluralisms to describe this specific process in creation. It then reverts back to a singular form, which is odd. This Genesis 1:26 is very strange in that nowhere else in scripture does God refer to “himself” in the plural. This cannot be a “majestic plural” which appeared in the late 12th century when royalty/clergy would refer to themselves in the plural. Before this, there was no “majestic plural” and never before then did someone refer to themselves in the plural when they were a singular entity, describing themselves. Then Creation occurs again? Although very similar, there are problems with this second creation story.
Graham Hancock was recently interviewed by William Rowlandson Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at the University of Kent. The interview focused on many different aspects of Graham’s work but with particular emphasis on his recent ventures in fiction — Entangled, published in 2010 and his forthcoming novel War God, about the Spanish Conquest of Mexico. In this extract from the longer interview Graham talks about the treatment of violence in his novels and about the struggle of good against evil. Are these real, primal forces or projections of our own minds and cultures? What do they have to teach us? Why dwell on them in works of fiction?
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Background info and free-to-read extracts from Entangled:
- Graham Hancock – The War on Consciousness @ TEDxWhitechapel (disclose.tv)
- Graham Hancock’s “Quest For The Lost Civilization” (sonicalkaline.wordpress.com)
- Are Demons Real? Can We Be Possessed?
- Man And The Manifestation Of Demonic Forces
- Why Hell Does Not Exist…God Is Love
- Satan, Demons And Devils
- Illuminating The Dark
- Lucifer Conceived
My awareness of the Goddess came to me somewhere in my early 30’s and deciding to seek her out academically many years later has been an awakening, as are all major truths in our lives. To my surprise I discovered that much of the world for millennia lived in a world where their God was female and she was the Goddess – benevolent, fertile and above all sexual.
- Ishtar, Goddess of Sex, War & Fertility: Why Easter should be about her! (kassiinova.wordpress.com)
- What do you find Challenging about being a High Priestess? (afsanaydely.com)
- Easter Is Not Named After Ishtar, And Other Truths I Have To Tell You (bellejarblog.wordpress.com)
- Symbolism Of The Goddess And The Serpent (anunnakifiles.com)