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 I 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.
An 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 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 that 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.
When 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 and 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.
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.
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