We now conclude, from part 1, part 2 and part 3, considering the discussion and debate that ensued after the infiltration of Bohemian Grove by Mike Hanson and Alex Jones. The issue was the identity of the huge owl idol. Jones stated that it is Moloch / Molech, other question this conclusion.
There are two Talmudim: the smaller Talmud Yerushalmi—Jerusalem Talmud and the much larger and more authoritative Talmud Balvi—Babylonian Talmud which was compiled circa 500-600 AD. The Talmudim are compilations of both oral tradition, including biblical commentary, and interpretation of oral tradition. The Babylonian states:
…she has “long hair” (Erubin 100b) and wings (Niddah 24b). The Talmud’s image of Lilith also reinforces older impressions of her as a succubus, a demon in female form who had sex with men while the men were sleeping. Unwholesome sexual practices are linked to Lilith as she powerfully embodies the demon-lover myth.
The Talmudim contain much folklore, myth (and perhaps Babylonian mystery religion magick) such as is reported in the article:
During the 130-year period between the death of Abel and the birth of Seth, the Talmud reports, a distraught Adam separates himself from Eve. During this time he becomes the father of “ghosts and male demons and female [or night] demons” (Erubin 18b). And those who try to construct the Tower of Babel are turned into “apes, spirits, devils and night-demons” (Sanhedrin 109a). The female night demon is Lilith.
It is also noted that a “Jewish colony of Nippur, Babylonia, also knew of Lilith”:
Her image has been unearthed on numerous ceramic bowls known as incantation bowls for the Aramaic spells inscribed on them.
Also, one incantation bowl dating from circa 600 AD states, “Thou Lilith…Hag and Snatcher.”
A pseudepigraphic text dating to prior to 1000 AD known as The Alphabet of Ben Sira describes Lilith as causing illness and death, she “is destructive, she can fly and she has a penchant for sex.”
Moreover, from one thousand years ago came the tale which some insist on reading back into the original Garden of Eden record, “this tale adds a new twist: She is Adam’s first wife, before Eve, who boldly leaves Eden because she is treated as man’s inferior.” Thus Lilith’s popularity within women’s movements, “Lilith refuses to lie underneath Adam during sex” and states, “We are equal because we are both created from the earth.”
But that is not all, “she brazenly pronounces the Tetragrammaton, the ineffable name of the Lord. God’s name (YHWH)” or, more correctly, YHVH, “Lilith flies away, having gained power to do so by pronouncing God’s avowed name…she refuses to return to Eden, claiming that she was created to devour children”—no wonder she is the “patron of abortions.”
Talmud suggests that the first human being was a single, androgynous creature, with two distinct halves: “At first it was the intention that two [male and female] should be created but ultimately only one was created” (Erubin 18a)…the male and female were soon separated. The female portion of the human being was attached on the side, so God placed Adam in a deep slumber and “sawed her off from him and adorned her like a bride and brought her to him.” This detached portion is “the original Lilith, who was with him [Adam] and who conceived from him” (Zohar 34b). Another passage indicates that as soon as Eve is created and Lilith sees her rival clinging to Adam, Lilith flies away.
One of major books of Jewish Mysticism (or, Jewish magick) is:
The Zohar (meaning “Splendor”) is the Hebrew title for a fundamental kabbalistic tome, first compiled in Spain by Moses de Leon (1250–1305), using earlier sources. To the Kabbalists (members of the late medieval school of mystical thought), the Zohar’s mystical and allegorical interpretations of the Torah are considered sacred.
…sees her as a temptress of innocent men, breeder of evil spirits and carrier of disease: “She wanders about at night time, vexing the sons of men and causing them to defile themselves [emit seed]” (Zohar 19b). The passage goes on to say that she hovers over her unsuspecting victims, inspires their lust, conceives their children and then infects them with disease. Adam is one of her victims, for he fathers “many spirits and demons, through the force of the impurity which he had absorbed” from Lilith. The promiscuity of Lilith will continue until the day God destroys all evil spirits. Lilith even attempts to seduce King Solomon. She comes in the guise of the Queen of Sheba, but when the Israelite king spies her hairy legs, he realizes she is a beastly impostor…
The Zohar’s final innovation concerning the Lilith myth is to partner her with the male personification of evil, named either Samael or Asmodeus. He is associated with Satan, the serpent and the leader of fallen angels. Lilith and Samael form an unholy alliance (Zohar 23b, 55a) and embody the dark, negative sphere of the depraved. In one of the many stories of Samael and Lilith, God is concerned that the couple will produce a huge demonic brood and overwhelm the earth with evil.
One last point of interest:
Ignoring or explaining away Lilith’s unsavory traits, feminists have focused instead upon Lilith’s independence and desire for autonomy.
This is important because satan is all about deception and about calling evil good and good evil (which, of course, is specifically condemned in the Bible: Isaiah 5:20). Thus, pagans, occultists, magickians, witches—by any other name—constantly re-write history, mythology and theology. We can see such tactics in claims of ancient benevolent matriarchal societies. This claim is so historically unsubstantiated by history and archaeology that even activist feminists have spoken out against this myth pointing out that falsehood does not help the cause of feminism. For details on this see:
In Infernal names, directional correspondences, etc., Diane Vera wrote:
I describe Lilith as "Queen of our world" and "Queen of this age." Whereas LaVeyans [referring to Anton La Vey, the founder of the church of satan] would say that we live in the "Age of Satan," I would say, more specifically, that we live in the Age of Lilith. Thus, the recent favorable changes in Lilith's image are only to be expected.
So, is the Bohemia Grove owl Lilith?
Well, we have seen that she is associated with owls. Of course, one instance of this may actually have been Inanna.
Then again, the false goddess Nike is sometimes depicted as an owl (and you thought that Nike was a shoe company; nope, just more corporate and pop-occultural paganism). Of course, Nike, the sometimes owl, is a companion of Athena.
In short, Moloch / Molech is generally thought to be best represented as a bull whilst the owl is associated with goddesses. Or, perhaps, we ought say: the goddess as some sort of demonic force is rather taken with being worshipped in female form and has been so down through the ages under various names.
Consider that the Roman Catholic goddess “Mary” appeared as “Our Lady of Guadalupe” in order to demand that a sanctuary be built in her honor. And, pray tell, where did she appear and where was the sanctuary to be built? On the very spot of an abandoned temple to an Aztec goddess in Mexico.
For details see:
So, it may very well be the case that the owl worshipped at Bohemian Grove is Lilith aka Innana aka Columbia aka Semiramis aka Ishtar aka Anat aka Asherah aka Isis aka Juno aka Minerva aka Aphrodite aka Venus aka Nike aka fill in the blank.
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