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Similarities between Wicca and Judaism November 17, 2004 12:17 PM

In both Wicca and Judaism, we have a final force, one which has no name. (Though in Judaism we refer to this force with a verb-Y.H.V.H, we do not say the whole name to show respect and to show that thier is no label. In Wicca, their is a Goddess with her consort, the Horned One, ("God"). They are the masculine and feminine aspects of the One, or The Final Force. In Judaism, we have God (with one verb, 15 major names and hundreds of other names) and then if you go deep into Jewish Mysticism-Kabballah and other sorts-you find that God is of a Masculine Energy side and a Feminine Enrgy saide (Male Divine, Female Divine). They are just two sides (aspects). God, Goddess are just labels-but wouldn't the Judeo God be the same as the Final Force, and the Masculien energy anf Feminien energy be the same the God and Goddess-God is just a label, and english word. So, having two sides of God is truly Monotheistic (and partially Henontheistic). It is in my opinion that the reason Wicca and Judaism different in many areas is of the culture. the Hebrews came from around Northern Africa, Israel, Middle East, while the Celts, Teutons, and other Germanic/Norse groups were in Europe (though may come from Northern India-like the Romani people (Gypsies). So the landscape and the environment was different-which explains the religious differences. Though, it may be that all religions are the same thing just different because of culture/enviornment/etc. (Excluding Jesus, Muhhamed and other such individuals). For example, Hindu people believe in many Gods-and ENGLISH term-but believe in one final force. So, it may just be that we all do worship the same thing? I'd love to hear what you all think, Blessed Be and Shalom, Yannai (Celtic Name=Sage Flax).  [ send green star]
 
The Hebrew/Jewish Idea of the Divine November 17, 2004 4:39 PM

may actually be closer connected to the Pagan Idea of the Divine than we think - I plan to get a book named "The Hebrew Goddess", and when I have read it I will share here. Dov/SB  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
=) November 18, 2004 12:33 PM

I will research it, I hope it is really good and thank you for sharing.  [ send green star]
 
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