Helena Blavatsky calls Jehovah a Moon God. She also says that the meaning of the name is "male-female". Eliphas Levi says that we are dealing with a class of beings.
For the [Church] "Fathers" - such as Origen or Clemens Alexandrinus - the Moon was Jehovah's living symbol: the giver of Life and the giver of Death, the disposer of being -- in our World.
From C.G. Harrison's groundbreaking work The Transcendental Universe, we get the following:
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did not know her/him by the name (Yahweh) Exodus 5:3.
"In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth . . . " (Genesis 1:1-2)
- The Elohim of the first chapter of Genesis are hierarchical beings of the second triad - the Powers (Authorities), Exousiai in Greek which denotes objectivity. "They are the only ones who, in any human sense can be said to exist objectively..."
-The Transcendental Universe
- The Elohim are to be distinguished from El-Yon - the Supreme or Most High. (Deuteronomy 32)
- The seven Elohim of Genesis are the seven spirits (or breaths) of God, mentioned in the Apocalypse. “The creator of the material world was Yahveh the Lord of Form."
- The Transcendental Universe
Jehovah is not the First Person of the Trinity. "... The Father- the fount of Deity, and the Son - His express Image - The ONE HOLY and UNDIVIDED TRINITY, is alone due the supreme worship of every creature."
-The Transcendental Universe
Now we turn to Edward R. Smith's monumental work:
"However, when the Moon separated from the Earth, the most exalted one of the Elohim sacrificed its higher state and went to THE MOON (the Moon sphere, compressed more closely to Earth than any other) in order from that vantage point to work more closely with human development on the Earth.
"Though it occupied the Moon sphere along with beings lower than earthly humans, it was itself too high to descend into the Earth sphere itself, nor could it have carried out its mission by doing so. This particular Eloha is the one called Yahweh. Yahweh became the “one God” of the Hebrew people, the source of its Shema. In the sixth chapter of Deuteronomy we thus read, “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord.” And the Hebrew people thus took for themselves a calendar based upon the MOON rather than the Sun."
"But from the Moon, Yahweh truly reflected the light of Christ who had by now descended (condensed) into the Sun sphere. Christ could now speak to human souls through Yahweh, and so he did."
".....That Eloha, then being itself only of male characteristic, conjugated with Eve to produce the etheric male offspring called Cain.
"The being who was eventually to materialize into the hardened human being called Adam already existed in the spiritual world as the remnant of the “man” from whom Eve was created. But in order for that male element to move into the etheric Earth, it was necessary for another ELOHA TO SACRIFICE ITS MALE ELEMENT, THUS BECOMING PREDOMINANTLY FEMALE. THAT ELOHA WAS YAHWEH, who then went to the Moon.
"Then the Fall of the human astral body occurred as described in Gen 3. Yahweh by NOW BORE PRIMARILY A FEMALE CHARACTERISTIC, Moon-like. The female menstrual and human birth cycles take their characteristic from that aspect. Moreover, the characteristic and desire of Yahweh was that the human being should not descend into a hardened state, but merely touch the Earth existence to recognize its “I Am” nature. This is more fully explored under “Blood” in Vol. 2. UNITY, TRIBE, FAMILY, WERE ALL FEMALE CHARACTERISTICS, as was the lunar calendar of the “chosen” Hebrew people."
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Perhaps we can picture Jehovah as a Madonna cradling and protecting the Earth from the Moon sphere as it abuts our Earth. This is quite separate to Mary the Mother of Jesus of course.
I was pleased to see that Jehovah was indeed depicted as feminine by many authors, as it is in the Jewish tradition. Jehovah is shown in the Zohar as the third Sephiroth (moreover a feminine passive potency) Binah.
”The Kabalah, indeed, is full of Jehovah, IHVH, the Divine Four-Lettered Name, the Tetragrammaton, but it is as the Name of a group of Divine Conceptions, of Emanations from a central Spiritual Light whose presence alone is postulated; from Absolute God there is a series of Emanations extending downward to reach Jehovah, Who is the Divine One of Binah, the Supernal Mother;.....
"Now "Tetragrammaton" is Father-Mother and the "Son" in one. It is Jehovah, whose name is written IHVH, ...... It is composed of two masculine letters (IV) and two feminine characters (two H, he); or the "superior" and the "inferior" H. The first is the "supernal mother" or "the female Jehovah, as Binah"; the other is the inferior H," or the 10th Sephiroth, Malkuth, the foundation of matter."
"Jehovah," in its best aspect is Binah, "the Upper mediating Mother, the Great Sea or Holy Spirit;" therefore rather a synonym of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, than of his Father; that "Mother, being the Latin Mare" the Sea is here also, Venus, the Stella del Mare, or "Star of the Sea."
Maybe we should take a look at the Black Madonnas with all this in mind. Could the Black Madonna be a Moon aspect?