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A gift from 'Ye Hoo Waa Hoo?' Brilliant and so funny, I cried with laughter.,
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This review is from: Chicken Qabalah of Rabbi Lamed Ben Clifford (Paperback)I had some knowledge of the Qabalah before reading this marvellous book. In fact I was halfway through re-reading Dion Fortune's excellent work 'The Mystical Qabalah when, for some reason (boredom), I got distracted by window shopping on Amazon. My retail therapy 'hit' brought this book to my attention and based on the 'funny' reviews I purchased despite being skint. Now I see this book as Ye Ha Woo Haa! giving me a lighter and funnier way of learning Qabalah!
I mean anyone who describe 'The All' as "(He) who is so all-encompassing and huge that It has nowhere to sit down because all the chairs are inside of itself;...... Is not only brilliant funny but very, very clever.
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Initial post: 19 Sep 2011 22:54:02 BDT
V GIBSON says:
Sexist though. Deities are originally female not male.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Sep 2011 23:08:48 BDT
Did you read this book? If you're referring to my use of (he) in my review, when I should have said 'it', you shouldn't worry about this book being sexist. Apologies for the unintentional misdirection. Having been brought up with the subconscious suggestions of Christianity, I er, subconsciously referred to the 'one' as 'he'. The book does not.
Besides, deities come in all shapes, sizes and characteristics, not just female/male.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Sep 2011 01:38:42 BDT
V GIBSON says:
I should have noticed your name :) = Goddess! and your other name.
I am sometimes annoyed at how Goddesses got suppressed and/or sidelined with the rise of the patriarchy in Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and their derivatives.
Kether is supposed to be (the baby of) pregnant Mother of Universe. Ain, Ain Soph and Ain Soph Aur are Her before She becomes manifest Universe, the vacuum, manifesting fields, and fields manifesting Herself as everything that is, so that she can explore Herself and play (Lila/Lela/Leela (Sanskrit: लीला). "She what done it all!" (as the Discordians call Eris/Discordia.
Nowadays the Hindus call Her Brahma (♂ name) instead but Daoists see Her as ♀ - before Yin and Yang arise. Barbara G Walker has the original names in her books.
I studied Dion Fortune's book in the 1970s but am separated from it. I ordered a copy of this book to both refresh and amuse me with QBLH, based on your review :o) Thank you!
I enjoy seeing Universe as panpsychic because everything is Her. I agree about the all shapes, sizes, species and genders of Deities but pray to Goddess )O( (The 3 Fates), talk to their dad Zeus to arrange dry weather when I'm going out. I have totem animals that I commune with in Shamanic journeys, so I don't confine myself to anthropomorphic personifications. It just makes me want to comment, for feminist reasons, when (monotheists and others) pick the wrong gender when sexing The Creatrix. She became all that is; she constantly becomes rather than making stuff out of stuff that is not her, like a creator might, as suggested by Gen 1:1, but She is all these people, things and memes, so I should definitely be more relaxed, especially when playing with others and especially when using spiritual reality tunnels.
I look forward to reading the book :o)
In reply to an earlier post on 31 Oct 2012 08:58:43 GMT
Brian Cormack Carr says:
The idea that "the all" is female is no less sexist than the idea that it's male. It's both. And neither.
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