Do what Thou Will shall be the whole of the Law
Welcome to the first official post on what the Christian Bible has to actually do with the Occult. I have to admit, this one was a big task, but it is one that I have wanted to undertake for years. What finally inspired me to go all the way with it was Dr. Jordan Peterson and his lectures on Scripture and Psychology.
I want to also clear the air now, in case you don’t want to read about it, but a lot of these post will go over the Archetypes of the Unconscious. To me, ancient mythology is directly linked to those Archetypes, and those Archetypes are directly linked to the Occult.
With that being out of the way, let’s delve into the first five chapters of Genesis as we start our journey of the Bible and the Occult. This will give us a basic understanding of what the Ancient Jewish people believed about the cosmos and humanity in general.
In the Beginning…
This is probably the most recognizable chapter in all the Bible. It is the one that comes up in debates, it is the one that everyone starts with when they want to read the Bible, and it is the one that deals with basic doctrine on Christian and Jewish belief.
Those of us who are into the more mystic Occultist ideas, especially Rosicrucian and Golden Dawn schools, know the importance of the Divine Names. These can be found in the Magick Circles we used to Banish and Summon.
These names are commonly referred to as the Tetragrammaton, and most often are used to refer to the One Source of Truth as YHWH. Oddly enough, this is the name of God that Jews will not say out loud.
This One, Divine Source of Truth is like a watch maker, and has created the Cosmos in this Divinely, almost Mechanical way. On top of this, He has created mankind in His own likeness and favor, and for many in the Occult, this is a mythological, metaphysical idea that we are One with the Divine.
The Creator and Sustainer of life is seen as an Archetypal figure already, as the standard given to us, the chosen creation, is high. We are to care for the Creation, the way that the One, Divine, Power, cares for His.
This all happened in six days, which is the number for humanity. The is a deep psychological point, because as humans, we like certain order. Within our Collective Unconscious, for whatever reason, the Ancients left the idea that mankind was number six, just short of perfection, seven.
Now I’m not going to go over it, but for the sake of balance, I’m going to attach a link here, and you can see what a young Earth Creationist believes about Genesis 1. Please don’t go on the site harassing anyone though. I disavow any harassment used to shut free speech down.
The Elements and Perfection- Genesis two
In the second chapter there is the reference to day seven, which is known as a day of rest. This myth was actually a very productive one for the Ancient Jewish people, as many believed it necessary to work every day. In fact, we now know that is not true, and though one day is not enough for rest, it was a start.
We see also a perfection, a state of being that all the Earth was in. As I have said in previous post, and can be seen in Chapter one of Genesis, man was created from the Earth. This is obviously a very deep Occult idea, as man’s body is seen as part of the Earth Element.
Even more here, we see that YHWH breathed life into man, which shows how Air is brought into this mix, as breath is part of the Element of Air.
The fire of man was then lit, and he was a living creation. Life is often seen as the fire within. Before there was this idea of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Spirit, it was Fire that stood for that Spirit, and that is what I focus on.
And finally we see water. The perfect water that flowed through the Garden, and the water that man would drink to live. It’s perfection came out from the very ground of the Earth, and was fresh for all to drink.
What follows from this is the mythological story of why man leaves his family for a wife. Whether this myth is true or not does not really matter, as all that matters is the nature of the myth, and what it means.
For the Ancient people, life was tough, and it was clear that they needed to do something to keep the human race thriving. Marriage kept the man faithful to his wife and kids, and he would stay home to care for them.
Another very important idea to see in this chapter is right at the end. Man and woman was naked and did not care. This sort of resembles the Trickster Archetype. They are completely oblivious and childlike. They just enjoy their life the way that they want to enjoy it.
Fall of Man, the Transformation
The third chapter of Genesis is where the action begins. The serpent is seen as a deceiver in this myth. I believe that this serpent stands for the cunning nature of the Trickster Archetype.
As bad as it seems the consequences of the actions were for Adam and Eve, it leads to a Transformation. The Trickster Archetype had become more mature, and had to work. They no longer lived the careless life they had.
As bad as that may seem, it was a needed step, a step that would show the importance of hard work.
Adam and Eve first blamed their actions on the actions of someone or something else. When this proved to fail, their childlike antics had to end.
Then the Supreme Truth put angels to guard the Garden so that no one can reach the Tree of Life, as that was the fear of the Father.
However, within Judaism, and later Christianity, there was a school of mystical thought that focused a lot of energy on the Tree of Life, and how it relates to the Human Self. I will talk about that in a later post, because it is a very intense topic that I just do not have time to discuss on here.
The First Murder and Banishing of the New Land
So after Adam and Eve matured past the Trickster stage of life, they had children. These two children bring forth the idea of jealousy, and what it means to be Spiritually fulfilled.
Cain was unable to meet his Spiritual needs because he would not work hard enough, whereas Abel did his best to meet his needs for the Divine. This is how it should be with us in our rituals. We have to work hard to reach Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. It is not an easy task. That part of our unconscious must be unleashed through a careful and deliberate process.
There will be those who do not like it, and are filled with envy. If we continue to work out our Will, though, none of that will matter, because we will reach a state of Self-Actualization.
For those who do us harm, their time will come, much like Cain’s. Whether it is in this life, or the next, or even in a past life, it does happen. There is nothing wrong with calling upon the Divine for a just punishment either. Rituals for anger can be some of the most effective rituals because it can unleash the Shadow, who is part of our Individual and our Collective Unconscious.
Aliens….or God…Chapter Five
This chapter does not have a lot going on for it, as it is a genealogy list. There is one section, though, that sparks interest even to this day, and that is when Enoch is taken up with the Divine.
There is so much debate on this, and some people actually believe he was take up by Angels. What’s even more interesting is the Lost books of Enoch seem to lead credence to this idea.
I personally do not think this happened. It’s an interesting theory, but the book was written hundreds of years after Genesis was even written. I feel like this myth has more to do with soul of man, and man becoming one with the Divine. I just personally don’t see it being aliens.
The First Five
So there is the first five chapters and how I see them relating to the Occult and Psychology. I know that it was brief on each chapter, and I am sorry for that. With limited time and space it is the best I can do. Come back Sunday for the next post over chapter six through ten!
If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment section! I will do my best to get back with you in a timely fashion!
Love is the Law, Love under Will