The Bible

   There was a great deal of discussion in the first four centuries whether Christianity had anything to do with Judaism.  That is to say, was the Son, Jesus, the son of Yahweh, or of a higher power of which Yahweh was ignorant?  Yahweh was called the fool because he didn’t realize there was a higher power than himself.  He thought he was God.  And the son, then, who was to carry us past this, was a revelation of a higher light.  And so Yahweh was associated with the demiurge who brought about all the agony and evil and sorrow in the world.  This was a very definite thrust in the early Christian tradition, and it was simply a matter of fortune that the New and the Old Testaments were then united and that the New was seen as a fulfillment of the promise of the Old.  That’s why, when you read a Bible, you’ll see a lot of footnotes in the Old Testament pointing to predictions for text in the New, and vice versa: they were woven together. 

Well, you could have women early Christianity back to the Greek traditions just as well.  Those traditions also existed, and why should they be separate?  So, read mystically – and this is the point I would like to bring out – read mystically, all of these traditions are telling us this great, great story of our identity with the eternal power and our loss of that sense of identity when we get involved in the ego-bound world of fear and desire.  TMTT 206

What was the worship on the mountaintops?  It was the worship of the goddess Nature, that is what it was!  So then, when you are studying mythology to find what the rules of nature are, avoid the Bible.   TMD 184

   However, imagine an ancient Hebrew saying, “He whom you call Assur, we call Yahweh.”  That doesn’t’ work!  So when your local god is your top god, that brings with it exclusivism.  Read the Old Testament: the gods of other people are not gods; they’re demons.  Read also the story of the Christian Spaniards conquering America: they actually called the deities of the Native Americans devils.  Using the word devil is a strange thing; let’s use the word dīmon.  For the Greek, the dīmon was the energy of your life, and the energy of your life doesn’t obey the rules necessarily that your head puts on it.  So the dīmon becomes a danger – a demon – for people who are stuck with their head trip, and consequently those people call such powers devils.   What we’re looking at in these mythologies is a world of dīmonic powers, and these demonic powers are the powers of our own lives.   G 16

   The Book of Genesis is really a translation into patrilineal Hebrew mythology of the earlier Sumerian forms from a thousand years before Genesis was written.  G 78