Bible and the Occult- Genesis 16-20

Bible and the Occult- Genesis 16-20

Do what Thou Will shall be the Whole of the Law

Today we get to cover again, some controversial chapters in the Christian and Jewish Bible. We have already been over the Creation Myth, Flood Myth, and the Tower of Babel Myth in the first three post I have done on the Bible and the Occult.

Today we get to go over Sodom and Gomorrah and how they were struck down due to their actions.

I’m sure that in some ways this post may become offensive for some people, though I’m not sure how considering IInteresting book am not taking mainstream Christianity’s view on it. You have been warned though, so that is your disclosure.

Also, another disclosure, I am using the New Revised American Bible, which is a superb Catholic Translation, and I highly recommend it.

So with all that out of the way, let’s take a look at these passages, and see what we can make of them for a Bible and the Occult perspective!

Abuse of the Handmaid- Genesis 16

Starting off we actually have a pretty sad story. The Divine had promised Abram descendants as many as there were sand in the ocean. Abram and Sarai were confused on this, because of their age and Sarai being barren.

So Sarai gave Abram her handmaid to marry and conceive a child with. Sarai then became jealous of this woman, and demanded Abram to give her more attention and to do something with the handmaid.

Abram, wanting to wash his hands clean of this, told her the handmaid was hers, and she can do as she pleases to the handmaid. Thus, Sarai became abusive to Hagar, so much so that Hagar ran away.

Angel, a Messenger of the DivineAn angel of the Lord appeared before Hagar to comfort her and to tell her that it would be okay. Indeed he told her that she was to conceive a child, whose name will be Ishmael, and he will be a wild man, but have many descendants.

This gave Hagar strength to return to Abram and Sarai.

The first thing I want to point out, as to me it is the most obvious thing that stands out, is that the Prophet Muhammad claimed to be a descendant of Ishmael. I found this to be a very interesting claim, and I can’t verify whether it is true or not, but it made good for a new Religion in the 600s right?

Anyhow, I’m not sure whether I believe Hagar was in touch with her Holy Guardian Angel, but it seems like she was in touch with the Divine in some way or another. The Divine actually came to her, and promised her descendants.

Another important part of this is how Sarai and Abram both acted. Abram wanted to not take responsibility for what happened to Hagar, which is a classic case of how the Trickster Archetype would react. As you may recall, in previous chapters we went over how Abram seemed to a connection to the Trickster Archetype.

Sarai also would fit into the Trickster here, because she okayed to relationship, and when it happened, she became enraged. This shows how connected she is to her base desires, which is a more Trickster behavior.

Other than Hagar possibly being in touch with her Holy Guardian Angel, I am not sure I see much else that could be connected to the Occult here. This seems to be a backstory for another one that happens later, and it helps explain to the Jewish community, the nations that come from Ishmael.

Name Changes and Covenants made- Genesis 17

This is the official chapter where Abram becomes Abraham, and Sarai becomes Sarah. The Divine descended upon Abram to tell him this and many other things.

First of which the Divine made it clear that Abram would be the father of a great nation, and that is why his name was changed to Abraham and Sarai would be the mother of this nation, and her name changed to Sarah.

After this covenant God told Abraham to have all the males in his tribe to be circumcised, as this would be a sign of that Covenant. The only stipulation was that they be at least eight days old, and from then on, all eight year old males would be circumcised.

Abraham, the Hero and the TricksterAbraham laughed at the Divine though, and did not believe that Sarah could conceive any children. The Divine made it clear that Sarah would, but due to Abraham’s pleas, Ishmael would also be a great nation too.

After this, the Divine left Abraham.

Once again, we see that Abraham is likely in touch with his Holy Guardian Angel, who is telling him these things. I’m not sure how circumcision came about, but this was probably just a myth to explain why the Hebrew nation circumcised the young, and is a story that had been within the Collective Unconscious for centuries.

With the Bible and the Occult in this passage we see the Holy Guardian Angel is guiding Abraham in the path of his Will at this point, and for Abraham to doubt this seems foolish, and he was reassured that it would happen.

This goes to show that we should never doubt our Holy Guardian Angel. Take heed to its words!

The Visitors- Genesis 18

In this passage we see that the Divine has come down as people to talk to Abraham and his wife Sarah. There are three people here, one of which I do believe is Abraham’s Holy Guardian Angel.

Abraham does not realize this though, and views them as some strangers passing through, so he makes them food and invites them to stay for a while. The three Divines decide to do so.

Because of Abraham’s hospitality, the three Divines reveal themselves as such, and reminded him of the Covenant Angels visit Abrahamthat was made to him and Sarah. Sarah laughed silently about this and the Divine’s let her knew they knew she secretly laughed even though she denied it.

Then the Divine’s told Abraham of the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and Abraham pleaded for them, His pleas do not go on deaf ears, and the promise is made that if there are then righteous people there, then the city shall be saved. At the end of this conversation the Divine’s leave to go on over to the cities.

I believe one of the most important lessons here is that you should not try to hide things from your Holy Guardian Angel, which I believe is a projection into reality, that which is in your own unconscious. You cannot deny what the unconscious is telling you.

Not only is this a lesson in Magick, but it’s a lesson also in psychology. We cannot continue to ignore what our Unconscious begs for us to show, whether it is part of our Higher Self, or it is part of our Shadow self. The persona’s we wear to hide our true thoughts and feelings will eventually fall apart.

The warning that Abraham was given was sort of glimpse into the future. As we saw, he begged for the safety of the city, be we know that that does not happen, and we see that in the next chapter. We cannot change what is supposed to happen, no matter how hard we try.

I believe that much of this prediction may have come from Astrology. I believe it was meteor that came down and wiped out the two cities. These may have been predicted beforehand, and was pleaded with the Divine on not happening, to no avail of course.

Cities Demolished- Genesis 19

At the beginning of this passage we see that two Angels came to Sodom and Gomorrah, and were greeted by Lot, who took them in for the night and took care of them. One of these angels could have been his Holy Guardian Angel, who was there to protect and warn him of the doom.

Sodom destroyedWhen the city came out to harm the Angels, Lot offered them his daughters to the crowd, but they refused the offer. They wanted the newcomers and they were about to tear the door down to get to them.

The Divines then pushed back and got Lot out of the city, because Lot did not believe them when they warned him of the city being destroyed.

Lot ran to a nearby city as Sodom and Gomorrah were being hit by meteors, and after being warned to not look back, his wife looked back and she was turned to a pillar of salt.

Again, this passage shows how utterly important it is to pay attention to your Holy Guardian Angel, which is a projection of our unconscious.

I think this story, again, was one that helped explain what happened to two major cities in the ancient world. Naturally they were wanting a reason for this happening, and this was the best they could do with what little information they had at the time.

Lot’s wife would not pay attention to the Divines, and I believe she was caught up in the accident because she hesitated and looked back, which slowed her down.

If you are interested in more on Sodom and Gomorrah I have attached a link for your convenience!  It talks about the controversy and historicity of the two cities, and is certainly an interesting read!

More Lies- Genesis 20

After this ordeal Abraham and Sarah began moving a long, like nomads looking for a home. They stopped at a place where Abraham once again lies about his wife, saying she is his sister.

Before the king could make any moves, though, that night his Guardian Angel came to him andThe Lies come out as a sign warned him of what was about to happen if he made any moves on Sarah, and it was not good.

So he summoned Abraham and demanded answers to why he did that. Basically, Abraham’s answer was that he was afraid and she was his sister, just not his full sister.

This again shows how Abraham reverts back to a Trickster Archetype, due to his fear. He also doubted the path of his Will because of this fear. He was proven wrong, once again showing the importance of the listening to one’s Holy Guardian Angel

I’m going to attach an video here that once more talks about the Trickster Archetype!  See if you can find out how Abraham relates to this Archetype.

Lesson- Listen

Perhaps the most important lesson for these five chapters has been to listen! Listen to your unconscious, listen to your Holy Guardian Angel, LISTEN!

I spent a lot of time trying to talk about these chapters, but they come with such a wealth of Knowledge and important knowledge at that. I also feel there is unnecessary controversy due to misguided people who want to say it’s about a certain lifestyle.

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But what do you think? Am I pushing it with these ideas? What do you feel these passages mean?

Love is the Law, :Love under Will

Frater C.P.T

42 thoughts on “Bible and the Occult- Genesis 16-20

  1. Very intriguing post. Thanks for sharing.

  2. John

    Interesting post. I keep an open mind on things in general and I will for sure be visiting this site more often. I want to review your site in more detail. Hopefully later I will be able to give longer comments.

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. You made a nice article here.You forgot to mention why exactly the city was to be burned down.And also why Lot offered his daughters to the city and this because they were dealing and engaging in homo sexuality. Sodom, Sodomy, and Sodomites
    One of the most prevalent sins in Sodom was the homosexuality of the men, engaging in sexual relations with the other men and boys. Sodom is where we get the term “sodomy and sodomites” named after this widespread sin of the town. After the angels entered the home of Lot, the men of the city surrounded Lot’s house. According to Genesis 19:5, “They called to Lot, ‘Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them.’” Yet the world says homosexuality is ok today .Follow the whole book or do away with the entire book.Otherwise it is all fables and contradictions .
    https://www.christianity.com/wiki/sin/why-did-god-destroy-sodom-and-gomorrah-story-of-sin-in-the-bible.html

    1. Thank you for the reply! I didn’t mention it mostly because I believe it was written primarily to try and explain something the ancient Jewish people couldn’t explain, and that was why whole cities were demolished by flame from the sky.

  4. Benson

    Hello Jesse, there is always something very a captivating about your posts that keeps you locked in while reading. Learning about the occult is not something I can do in a day, but I wish to keep a slow but steady pace.  Learning to listen to our unconscious mind is quite a task for me considering my nature of being n hyperactive being. I use to believe the unconscious ways is seen on your character without you knowing about it. I just hope I’m able to listen to and my guardian angel. Best regards.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!!

  5. Antonio

    Hi

    The Bible, especially the Old Testament is meant to inspirational and not necessarily based on true, real life events. Some people may argue that they really happen, whilst others will say that they are fables and did not happen in real life. The story is meant to be moralistic and giving guidance, which did not happen in real life. The level of belief of the story  will determined if you believe in guardian angels or not. Remember angels are servants of God, so must do his bidding. It is a great story, if it happened or not, there is a moral to it.

    Do angels speak to humans, well that is the question, which cannot be answered. If guardian angels exist,where are they so much evil in the world? Why don’t they stop it.

    Thank you

    Antonio

    1. Jessie Mosley

      i believe that angels and demons are constructs within our unconscious that we project into reality. 

  6. DorcasW

    Hello; very interesting post. You know, every time I read Abraham’s story, my imagination stretched further. 

    Would you suggest Lot’s wife looking back as a sign of regret? Or do you consider the action as compassionate?

    Abraham’s reason for denying Sari as his wife and claiming her as his sister to Abimelech can be understood according to men’s behaviors in those primitive days.

    DorcasW

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I feel she may have looked back out of regret. 

  7. Nuttanee

    We all can definitely learn from Abraham lesson. Sometimes we just have to listen and just follow the instruction. Sometimes I do follow my gut feelings, and surprising most of the time they are right. There are many things in this world that just happens for a reason. As long as you have faith you should be able to accomplish anything. Interesting read and awesome interpretation.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you!

  8. Mark

    Wow I am really enjoying your posts. I often think that biblical events come from a lack of understanding. Meteor strikes would be a totally alien concept to a primitive mind and could only be rationalized by being an act of some greater power. When his wife is turned to a pillar of salt it does sound like someone being caught in a pyroclastic cloud. This could be entirely possible if the strike was hard enough  As to Abraham, he does look to be covering some pretty dubious behavior by attributing some for of divine instruction. I do sometimes think that the modern mind can put a more informed opinion forward, where as the primitive mind would seek a meaning based on faith. Thanks for a thought provoking post. Mark

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You are very welcome!

  9. Pablo

    I really like how you analyze the bible alongside the historical and how you relate it to our own subconscious.

    I think our sub-client is always there reminding us how things really are.

    I have a doubt about the change of Abram and Sara’s name. What does it mean to add the letter “h”?

    I agree that fear often makes us lie. We should be aware that fear is what is causing us to behave inappropriately. How difficult it is not to be afraid! And believe that the lie will free us from it. But the problem and fear continue … because now we are afraid of being discovered.

    I really liked how you wrote this post. I will return to know more.

    Regards
    Paul

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Basically the name change signified a change in essential roles and the Self of Abraham and Sarah.  I think, though I may be wrong, Sarai means princess and Sarah means my princess.

  10. Love is indeed the law. Thank you for this post, it has caused some thinking and I’m always up for that. I’m not sure where I stand with the bible and after all, the stories in there were passed down many hundreds of years ago. Never-the-less, there are many positive ‘stories’ that serve as a guide to the discovery of the higher-self. Nice work, I will be back to read more.

  11. Steve Costello

    Thanks for this very interesting post. I have left a comment below the post which serves as a very positive discussion / thought starter. I will return to read more. I have visited some of the places mentioned in the bible and I love how location helps to put some things into perspective.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!!

  12. JJ

    Hi Jesse. I have  been reading the Bible from a child but I have always thought of these as just stories. It is in my adult years that the essence of these stories are shown to me and the messages and warnings seem not so vague. What i find interesting is your point about recognising the voice one hears and heeds as the voice of the Divine. How exactly do you determine that it is the voice of the Divine and not some idea from yourself or some other source? Interesting reading. Thanks

    1. Jessie Mosley

      It depends on what the voice is telling you.  I would test it in some way or another.  Actually I just made a post today about that.  Check it out

  13. Bryan

    This is a well thought out article on these passages.  I think your summary of listening is spot on.  It’s important to mention that listening isn’t always with our ears.  In fact, I would venture to say that listening with our heart will open us up to hear the voices of our Guardian Angels and the Will of God.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Indeed!! Thank you!!

  14. Randy Levy

    I’m a little bit confused about your blog. please if I’m offending, but I would like to know what do you really convey in your articles. Thank you for letting me know that they are myths. So what should be the next step? Should I throw the bible away or I should look for other informationstuff.  You are not really providing solution.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      You’re confusing myth with lies or useless.  A myth does not mean the stories are lies, nor does it mean they are useless.  Why would you throw it away over that?

  15. Shan

    You share an interesting point of view on these topics. Your overall take home message to “Listen” I definitely agree with!

    Far too many times in my life I have doubted my inner voice and intuition. In hindsight, some of the results were devastating. I have learned to take notice of the small inklings over time and it has served me well. Unfortunately many do not slow down and quiet themselves enough to hear the words of our higher self and our guardian angels. Perhaps some reflection on past experiences will aide others in this skill. 

    Thank you for your insight and discussion. I will bookmark your page so I can catch all your future posts!

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!!

  16. Hello Jesse,

    This is actually a good post thus far.
    I am really open minded to all kinds of religion that does good things within the holy spirit. Something with a purpose in life that keeps you going and motivated. I will gladly be able to come back and read more to this post as I am starting out.

  17. Wendy

    I have really been enjoying your bible study. I agree that the lesson is to listen to our angels. I spend a lot of time in meditation. Once my mind is silent and I quiet the chatter, I am able to hear what I need to know. All the answers are within. And of course, God is within all of us.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!

  18. Travis

    I was looking forward to seeing the next post in your series after reading the last one. Very interesting information, definitely a unique way of looking at the Bible. I’m interested in learning more about this trickster idea, seems like we all have a little bit of that in us. I enjoy the idea of the divine attempting to tell us things, but of course as humans we can be hard headed and not listen to these warnings. I look forward to the next installment! 

    1. Jessie Mosley

      The Trickster is my favorite archetype for sure!! Thank you!!

  19. Rodarrick

    Very interesting post I have seen here and you have stretched my understanding more concerning this part of the bible. Since I have been following your interpretation of the bible, I have been seeing the bible from another stand point and surely, I can understand more and more because of your explanation on Abraham. Is it safe to assume that part of lot turning to salt as a part of regret or disobedience?

    1. Jessie Mosley

      I believe that it was because of disobedience for the most part.

  20. DreaJay

    Thanks for sharing yet another sensible and interesting article abs this time it’s about Bible and the occult. I always find reading through them very educative and I always get a fact to take at hand, I’ve not read most of these Bible events and I’ve not taken time to analyze them as you’ve done and it’s really nice of you. I’ll check your site for more. Thanks a lot.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you very much!

  21. Wildecoll

    One thing most people don’t usually endeavor to do is interpreting and explain their own perspective of the Bible, i really commend your efforts for trying to share more light in what you think the Bible really says in some of its stories, I love the way you do your analysis. Our misbehavior is as a result of fear and this is a very bad thing to feel. Thanks a lot for the help.

    1. Jessie Mosley

      Thank you!

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