Babalon and Asherah presentation: bibliography and ritual notes

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I’m filing these notes here so folk don’t need to scribble madly while I talk.


Ackerman, Susan. Under Every Green Tree, Popular Religion in Sixth Century Judah. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1992.
Becking, Bob, Meindert Dijkstra, Marjo C. A. Korpel and Karel J.H. Vriezen. Only One God? Monotheism in Ancient Israel and the Veneration of the Goddess Asherah. New York: Sheffield Academic Press, 2001.
Kosnick, Darlene. History’s Vanquished Goddess, Asherah. Emergent Press LLC, 2014.
Levine, Amy-Jill, editor. A Feminist Companion to the Apocalypse of John. New York: T&T Clark International, 2009.
Long, Asphodel. . Freedom, CA: The Crossing Press, 1993.
Patai, Raphael. The Hebrew Goddess. Detroit: Wayne Street University Press, 1967, 1978.
Schipper, Kristopher. The Taoist Body. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982.

Ritual notes

  • East – Queen of Heaven: Aleph Shin Resh Heh
  • South – The Sun/fire: Athirat
  • West – Lady of the Sea: Elat
  • North – Lady of the Steppe: Belit seri

Queen of Heaven, lady of the sun, lady of the desert, lady of the ocean, lady of the mountain, lady of the green tree, Athirat, Ashratu, Ashirtu, Ashritum, Ashrati, Asherah, Asherah, Asherah, Asherah, Asherah…

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