God, En Soph or Ein Soph, (the Infinite God), to me, is the creator of the universe. That should pretty much sit well with anyone reading this. However, that is not the God or Gods of the ancients, nor the one spoken of in most of the Torah, who supposedly created modern man. One will be surprised, when they find that Genesis is a metaphorical allegory, designed to hide the truth within, behind a veil. Even the name, God, En Soph, etc., is not the creator’s name, as nobody knows what that is. The Bible does give reference to En Soph, supposedly, as the I AM.
The story of Genesis was only written between 597 BCE to 539 BCE, or later, while the Jews were either still in captivity, at Babylon, or just after they made their way back to Judah. After the twelfth and thirteenth Jewish kings, (Ahab and his son), Judaism converted to monotheism, which was somewhere about 250 or so years, before their capture by the Babylonians and their king, Nebuchadnezzar. Though the Jews took up a National God, El, Elil, or Enlil, many still practiced polytheism for a while, before it died out, between Ahab’s time, and their capture or deportation. Other lands, in the Levant and Mesopotamia, did the same, by declaring a National God. While in Babylon, the Jews learned of combining several Gods’ stories into one, as the Babylonians had done, when they started worshiping a monotheistic National God, the creator of man. Here, the Babylonians mixed the stories of the Mesopotamian Gods of before, including Enki, into Marduk. Enki was supposedly Marduk’s father. The Jews did the same, in the Torah, by mixing the stories of Anu, Enlil, and Enki. That is why it seems that God is always contradicting himself.
To find out some of the truth about this, one must look to Khabbalism, which is studied by Rabbinical Judaism, and mainly, the book of Khabbalism, the Zohar, which is the Book of Light, Splendor, or Radiance. The Zohar is supposedly ancient, though some argue that it is not. It was supposedly written by Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, who lived around the 2nd century. It made an appearance in the 13th century, at Spain, and was published by a Jewish writer, named Moses de León. De León claimed the work to be from Shimon bar Yochai. There are 23 volumes of it. I’ll not argue either point, but it is very informative read, as to what the Rabbis study.
The Zohar explains the very first allegorical words of Genesis. To explain this, it says that God, En Soph, the creator of all, whom has no name, except for that which is invented by man, created the universe, and then created another God or Gods, who created man. This also corresponds to one of the four versions of Genesis, which mentions the Alhim or Elohim (usually plural), an ancient Mesopotamian belief. This was intentionally hidden, because of the Jews conversion to monotheism from polytheism. Also, while in captivity at Babylon, those who were held there, and their children, had overheard the ancient religious beliefs of not only the Babylonians, but also the Akkadians, and thus, the Sumerians. The Jews, the descendants of Abraham, who was from Ur in Mesopotamia, already had a similar belief, and the ancient religion, which spoke of the pantheon of Gods, such as Anu (An), Enlil, (Elil, or El), Enki (Ea), and their sister, Ninhursag (Ninki), had developed, and spread across the fertile crescent, starting at southern Mesopotamia, then up to what is now northern Iraq, next, west to what is now Syria, and then back south, as far as Egypt. Thus, it follows the upside down crescent shape of the farmable lands.
The Zohar states, that the first words of Genesis, are read in a different manner than shown in Genesis. Below, I quote from pages 86-87, from the book titled: The Sepher Ha-Zohar Or The Book Of Light, by Nurho de Manhar, 1900-1914. It is a Hebrew to English translation of the Zohar. My words in [brackets]:
“BRASHITH.” “In the beginning” was En Soph, the Divine, the self-existent infinite begin [being], without likeness or reflection, the incomprehensible, the unknowable One, the blessed and only Potentate, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. who only hath immortality, dwelling in Light which no man can approach unto, whom no man hath seen or can see, before whom the great archangel with face beneath his wings bends in lowly reverence and adoration, crying, “Holy! Holy! Holy! who art and was and evermore shall be.”
Tune [tone or resonance] had begun. Its great pendulum, whose beats are the ages, commenced to vibrate. The era of creation or manifestation had at last arrived. The nekuda reshima, primal point or nucleus, appeared. From it emanated and expanded the primary substance, the illimitable phosphorescent ether, of the nature of light, formless, colorless, being neither black nor green nor red. In it, latent yet potentially as in a mighty womb, lay the myriad prototypes and numberless forms of all created things as yet indiscernible, indistinguishable. By the secret and silent action of the divine will, from this primal luminous point radiated forth the vital life-giving spark which, pervading and operating in the great, enteric ocean of forms, became the soul of the universe, the fount and origin of all mundane life and motion and terrestrial existence, and in its nature and essence and secret operation remains ineffable, incomprehensible and indefinable. It has been conceived of as the divine Logos, the Word, and called Brashith, for the same was in the beginning with God. (All things were made by him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life became the light of man.)
“They that understand (the secret doctrine) shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they who turn or lead many into the might path (of knowledge) as the stars forever and ever.” (Dan. xii. 3.) The word zohar (brightness) designates that nekuda reshima, the central ray or point of light which was the primal manifestation of the Divine, En Soph. From it proceeded vibrations which made luminous the illimitable ether, from which was formed the universe that became the glorious temple or palace of the great Unknown. It was in a manner the holy seed or germ that gave origin and birth to the world, and is occultly referred to in the words: “The holy seed shall be the substance thereof.” (Is. vi. 13.) Its analogue in nature is the silkworm which, unseen and in secret, elaborates and prepares a product that ultimately constitutes the material of the monarch’s purple robe of splendor. Furthermore, for the manifestation of the glory of the divine Unknown to humanity, making use of verbal terms and letters, it has built for it the name alhim, or lord, as evidenced in the mystic sense of brashith bara alhim. “In the beginning, alhim created”; or, as it should be rendered by rushith, [the root or beginning] that is the primal zohar, the origin of all words, “God created alhim.” The use of the word bara (created) need not excite surprise, for it occurs again in the words: “And he created alhim, the man, in his image.” (Gen. i. 27.) This zohar, their, denotes the mysterious. One called brashith because the beginning of all things. In answer to the desire of Moses to know the name of the divine Being, it was given AHIH ASHR AHIH, “I am that or who I am.” The sacred name AHIH is as a two-sided figure, whilst the name alhim is as a crown; and asher formed of the same letters as the word rash (head or crown) is a synonym of alhim and proceeds or comes forth from brashith. Whilst the primal zohar or divine ray of life was quiescent and unmanifested it was impossible for it to become known by any word or term whatsoever. But after operating in the boundless ether, the receptacle of all forms and prototypes of created things in the universe that was to be, then asher, representing the divine essence, took upon itself the form of a head or crown (rash) between the two AHIH’s of the divine appellation, AHIH asher AHIH. Observe now, that the word brashith is composed of rash (crown), synonym of asher, and beth (house or palace). Hence the occult signification or rendering of the words “Brashith bara Alhim” is this: When rash the divine germ from which emanated and expanded the boundless ether appeared, and this ether became differentiated into form and color giving rise to the universe or palace of the great king, then was created alhim the great secret fructifying principle of nature, which was and is as a point that gives rise to lines which produce surfaces, or as the letter yod I, whence proceed all the other letters of the alphabet. [sic]
En Soph created the first “tune” of creation, (resonance), which some say is when God plucked the string which caused the creation of all, and which science terms the “Big Bang.” Next, the text reads that “The nekuda reshima, primal point or nucleus, appeared. From it emanated and expanded the primary substance, the illimitable phosphorescent ether, of the nature of light, formless, colorless, being neither black nor green nor red.” That would be the “Big Bang“; all the waves or fields of the energy of the universe, light, gravity, matter, magnetism, consciousness, etc. This is referred to by the ancients as the waters above the firmament, and is where those waters mixed, creating reality and existence. It then goes on to reveal the most important words, to me, in the Zohar:
“brashith bara alhim”. “In the beginning, alhim created”; or, as it should be rendered by rushith [the root], that is the primal zohar, the origin of all words, “God created alhim.” The use of the word bara (created) need not excite surprise, for it occurs again in the words: “And he created alhim, the man, in his image.” (Gen. 1:27.)
Now, who was or were the Alhim (Elohim)? They were probably the first men, who came here, known as Lord Gods, and they created earthly man to be in their image. They were the ancient Gods and Kings of old, before the flood. They also deserve our reverence, as they created the human hybrid, who was able to be educated, and not be as that of a dumb animal, who were one half of their forebearers. Did you never wonder why, that science has never found the so-called missing link? They are blind to it, but they have published peer-reviewed papers, on the subject of we humans being a hybrid, about our DNA, and they freely admit, that they do not know what we are mixed with (1)(2)(3). I do not claim to know who they actually were, either.
According to the earliest cuneiform writings, that have been found and translated, and within those engravings on the clay tablets and cylinder seals, from ancient Sumeria, was the writing about the Mesopotamian pantheon of Gods. Here, we have Anu or An, the God of the Heavens, and his two wives, who created two Lord Gods and one Goddess, (remember that term, “Lord God,” as it is very important). The two Lord Gods were half-brothers, that came to earth, one before the other, Enki then Enlil. Ninki was the Goddess. Anu is where the duality of nature begins, along with the celestial waters above the firmament mixing. You will also have noticed, that duality stops at En Soph, God, the creator. Those celestial waters were given names of Gods, also, who were the ancestors of Anu. The Lord God, Enki, also known as Ea, the God of intelligence and the waters of the earth, supposedly came to earth first, with several of his fellow Lord Gods, followed later by Enlil, or El, the God of the air, the head deity of the Lord Gods on earth. It was written that Enlil was so powerful, in his aura, that he could hardly be looked upon by the other Lord Gods. The aura was described as a bright flame about him. Here, if you have read the Torah, you can find something very similar in it. You will also find something similar in the ancient religions of other nations, such as Hindu. Some may say that this points to sun, planet, and star worship, but I do not think so, for some cases. They only later associated what was considered living Gods (Kings), with the celestial bodies, in remembrance, but did not claim that they were them, at least at that time, I do not believe. Scholars also say, that these stars were the homes of the Gods. One will never know if these so-called God-Kings actually existed or not. What I can find, is that some early Kings, after death, were supposedly raised to a God like status, by the people, and they named some celestial body for them. Of course, this is not true for all the cases of the different Gods.
In the original Sumerian story of creation, it is written that the Alhim, (Elohim), or Igigi on Earth, (Lord Gods), complained about having to do manual labor, by dredging out the Tigris and Euphrates rivers for 3600 years (6). Some have estimated that they had been doing this, and other work, for several hundred-thousand years. From this, Enlil ordered Enki, and their sister, the Goddess Ninhursag (Ninki), and the birth Goddess, Ninmahand, to create man. Here, they supposedly used a slain or sacrificed Gods blood, (the Lord God, Geshtu-E, who was a minor Lord God of intelligence ) (6), and mixed that with the clay of the earth. Many theorize, that this means that they mixed their DNA, with some living being, already here, such as Neanderthal man. In other words, that clay was a living being that would be “moldable” as clay, to what they wanted. The story goes on to say, that they created seven breeding pairs, not one, and those fourteen new beings, seven men, and seven women, were birthed by females already here. From those seven couples, a breeding program would be undertaken, for these new hybrids.
The womb-goddesses were assembled
He [Enki] trod the clay in her presence;
She [Ninmahand] kept reciting an incantation,
For Enki, staying in her presence, made her recite it.
When she had finished her incantation,
She pinched off fourteen pieces of clay,
And set seven pieces on the right,
Seven on the left.
Between them she put down a mud brick [sic]
The new workers were given a place to live, named Edin (Eden), where some say is southeast of Enki’s city, Eridu. Some researchers believe, that Eden is located somewhere near the marshlands, or has been covered by the water of the gulf, that has risen since ancient times. That would be about 205 feet, over the last 10,000 years (62.5 meters) (5). Here, on the coast, you can still find the large reed huts of the indigenous people, today, as they were described in the Sumerian flood story. However, I believe that Edin could have been close to Eridu, as Adam, (Adamu), which was Adapa to the Sumerians, was the King of Eridu, which Enki was the God of. There are plains outside Eridu, and there is Lake Ḥammār just west of Eridu, which is marshland. It’s backwaters reach Eridu. There are also the remains of an ancient river and canal there.
Map showing location of Eridu in relation to the Gulf.
Reed hut of the indigenous people of the marshlands of the Persian Gulf. The tale of Atrahasis and the flood mentions these.
The Persian Gulf, pre-flood, 14,000 BC and earlier. The flood was caused by an inrush of water from the Arabian Sea, through the straight, at some point around 14,000 BCE.
Many histories from ancient people all across the world, from every continent, who would have had no way to communicate or know of each others existence, have a similar creation and flood story. They all say that these Gods, who came to earth, created and educated man. Who these Lord Gods actually were, and where they were from, I highly doubt that we will ever know the truth of. I have my own personal ideas and opinion as to who they were, but that is not a matter which I wish to debate here.
So, who is God, the En Soph, the creator of all? You look at him every day, day and night, everywhere you look, including at yourself. Jesus supposedly said in two parables, within the Gospel of Thomas, verses 30 and 77:
(30) Jesus said, “Where there are three gods, they are gods. Where there are two or one, I am with him.”
(77) Jesus said, “It is I who am the light which is above them all. It is I who am the all. From me did the all come forth, and unto me did the all extend. Split a piece of wood, and I am there. Lift up the stone, and you will find me there.”
There is also what God said, in Genesis 6:3:
(3) And the Lord said, “My spirit shall not always strive with [live in] man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.” KJV
(3) ADONAI said, “My Spirit will not live in human beings forever, for they too are flesh; therefore their life span is to be 120 years.” The Complete Jewish Bible, a direct and correct Hebrew to English translation.
The answer to the question of who or what God is, this great hidden truth, is as plain and simple as the nose on your own face. God is not only the maker of the universe, God is the universe, what is behind it, and is maybe creating others. God is the differing waves of energy that make and interact with every bit of matter, wave, particle, or light, and God is consciousness. God is no single star, sun, moon, planet, nor is God a man or a Lord God, since God is all of that combined. Thus, God is the all of nature, itself, where duality ends. Below is the metaphorical truth, written in Isaiah, which has a different meaning of God than that of the Torah.
5. I am the Lord, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God: I will strengthen you although you have not known Me.
6. In order that they know from the shining of the sun and from the west that there is no one besides Me; I am the Lord and there is no other.
7. Who forms light and creates darkness, Who makes peace and creates evil; I am the Lord, Who makes all these.
8. Cause the heavens above to drip, and let the skies pour down righteousness; let the earth open, and let salvation and righteousness be fruitful; let it cause them to sprout together; I, the Lord, have created it.
9. Woe to him who contends with his Creator, a potsherd among the potsherds of the earth, shall the clay say to its potter, “What do you make? And your work has no place (4).”
Thus, God is the all of nature, known and unknown, itself. God is not a he nor a she, as many have called En Soph (infinity). Many have called God Mother Nature, because everything has been created from nature. However, God is sexless and can not be labeled. God has no name, but what man has given En Soph. God is the I AM that I AM, the All, the Logos, the principle and creator of all universal space, time, light, matter, energy, order, creation, and knowledge, which are all parts of En Soph’s self, and simply put, En Soph is nature in its all.
Some may try to claim that this is deism, when that is far from fact. Deists claim that God does not interact or intercede with nature nor humanity. Deists also claim that they do not believe in “superstition” such as prayer, oaths to God, and the three main religions; Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Thus, Freemasonry is nothing similar to deism, nor has it ever taught such. (7) Sadly, several Christian church denominations have pushed the belief that Freemasonry is deistic, which is a blatant fabrication and fallacy.
Last, the reader may have a scientific and scholarly education and background in physics, especially quantum physics. One would then recognize Max Planck, and what he had started to discover in 1900, 600 years after the Zohar was published. One would then recognize who took up Planck’s work, Albert Einstein, and those after him. I only ask that you compare what was published in the 13th century, to what Planck and his peers, such as Einstein and those of today, have found by theory, scientific experiment, and mathematical calculation, even the big bang theory and the duality of nature that ends with the creator.
So Mote It Be
Copyright © 2016, and this author freely gives this work to his fraternity, that of Freemasonry, as the owner. The author reserves the right to edit, if necessary.
Videos, which show the connection to Quantum Physics and the duality of nature:
- Nature, Vol 314, (Peter Andrews, head of the Anthropology, British Museum, Natural History, London) pages 498-499, 4-11-85, Improved timing of hominoid evolution with a DNA clock.
- Proc. National Accadamy of Science, USA (written by Howard Hughes Med. Inst, Dept. of Genetics, and Yale Univ.) Vol 88, pages 9051-9055, October 1991, Origin of human chromosome 2: An ancestral telomere-telomere fusion.
- Proc. National Accadamy of Science, USA (written by Univ. of Fla. Dept. iof Zoology, Wayne State Uinv, Detroit, Dept of Molecular Biology, The Upjohn Co., Wanyne State Univ., Dept of Biological Science) Vol 85, pages 7627-7631, October 1988, Molecular systematics of higher primates: Genealogical relations and classification.
- Most show a new translation for Isaiah 45:9, (especially Christianity). However, from a direct Hebrew to English translation, it is not speaking of a pot, or finished pottery, that the questioning person is being compared to, but a potsherd (pot shard). Then, “your work has no place”, where some claim that means handles. However, to me, it means that you’re a broken piece of pottery, among the other broken pieces, who have questioned God, and your “work” has no place with God, for questioning him about what he makes. That ties directly into what is being written about, in the following verses.
- Modern science has determined that the sea has risen about 125 meters, (410 feet) over the last 20,000 years, starting at the earth’s last Glacial Maximum. See: http://www.fws.gov/slamm/Changes%20in%20Sea%20Level_expanded%20version_template.pdf
- The Lord God, Geshtu-E, can be found in the Sumerian writing of The Story of Atrahasis: http://faculty.gvsu.edu/websterm/atrahasi.htm
- Deism claims that: “the natural religion/philosophy of Deism frees those who embrace it from the inconsistencies of superstition and the negativity of fear that are so strongly represented in all of the “revealed” religions such as Judaism, Christianity and Islam” See here for more information.