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Did / Does the Abrahamic god have a wife the Fertility Goddess Asherah ?

i've seen a version of this Question crop up a half a dozen times on Yahoo Answers over the past few days -- & i don't tend to keep up with all that much, here.

i don't tend to find much fun in *repeating* myself... & after i answered it for another, i noted that someone who answered it *after* me posted the *best* answer that i've seen at YA upon the subject. So i'm going to (initially) give *her* Answer here... & follow it with whatever further musings of my own.


Bloodmoon answered:

This is nothing new really, as Teraphim idols (household gods) portraying Asherah have been found in many Israelite homes.

Asherah is still very much present in some parts of the Old Testament, though the translators have tried to miss them out. Here are a few examples:

- The Garden of Eden story. Eve is the English name for Chawat, which is another name for Asherah. The serpent is also a symbol of the goddess. The Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge are both epithets for Asherah found in Canaan. Solomon's Temple had an Asherah pole right in the middle of a temple garden (could this represent the Garden of Eden, home of the gods, and the pole represent the Tree of Life?)

- The references to the Queen of Wisdom in the Bible are very much referring to Asherah. See the line "She shall be a Tree of Life to all who hold onto her".

- Abraham blesses by God (El) above, and by the 'womb' of the deep, below. This is a classical reference to Asherah as the womb of creation and the primeval depths.

- The Psalms make references to the 'womb of the Dawn', or the 'womb of Shachar' (the Canaanite god of the dawn), who according to Canaanite tradition was born from the womb of the goddess Asherah herself.

- And the most important reference of course is in Deuteronomy 33, where the word 'Asherah' is clearly present, but was left out or purposefully changed or confused for another word by the scribes. Here is that verse: "YHWH came from Sinai and shone forth from his own Seir, he showed himself from Mount Paran. Yea, he came among the myriads of Qudshu, at his right hand his own Asherah, indeed, he who loves the clans and all his holy ones on his left."

Then there was the discovery of a blessing, which states "By Yahweh and by his Asherah".

About me

Hi, I'm Balimelek ben-Ilu (my Canaanite name). I am a practitioner of Canaanite/Arabian polytheism. I am a devoted Qadish who worships the holy deities of Canaan. My gods are El, Baal, Yam, Asherah, Astart, Shapash, Yarikh, Milcom, Anat, Chemosh, Ashima, Shalim, Resheph, Kothar, Shachar, Mishar, Sheger, Mot, Taat, Melqart and more.


Asherah was edited out (to the degree that such may have happened) because the final editors were Yahwist monotheists, so they weren't going to leave anything in that effectively *supported* another deity, especially *Goddess* Herself -- whose worship they were intent upon *eradicating*.

There was more temporal *power* & more *wealth* for their priesthood if they had a *monopoly* on the deity being worshiped.

Clearly the *wisest* man in ancient Judaic history (King Solomon) *disagreed* with the Yahwist fanatics -- for worship of Goddess was *fine* during the wisdom of *his* reign.

In a similar fashion, Goddess Sophia has been edited out of the New Testament -- simply thru the translating process. Most of the time where the word "wisdom" appears in the NT, the Greek word that is being translated is "Sophia" (the *Christian* Goddess of the teachings of some of the early Christian Gnostics -- the Divine *Mother* of Jesus Christ -- for when has there *ever* been a genuine *father* -- who did fathering -- without a *mother*?).

Similarly, in the Old Testament, Asherah references are *hidden* by translations that cleverly cover it over.

*Does* the Abrahamic "god" have a wife who is the Fertility Goddess, Asherah?

First off -- does the Abrahamic God really *exist*? Or are the stories about Him pure mythology -- & He doesn't exist *beyond* the mythic? If it is strictly *myth* then obviously we have *two* mythological traditions -- that of the monotheistic believers & that of the believers in Goddess (who spoke for themselves as preserved in Jeremiah 44: 15 - 19).

IF the Abrahamic God really exists -- & really *is* "omnipresent" as many believe, then, *seriously*! -- ask *Him*. *He's* the one who really *knows*. He knows a *lot* more about Himself than do the believers who are only referencing questionable (& fallibly translated) scriptures which include all the biases & misinformation of the writers thereof.

Question about "Goddess"?

Question about "Goddess"?

Goddess worship is at least 45,000 years old, and we have archaeological proof of that, as in fertility Goddess statuettes that have been found all over Europe..

When men invented the new mainstream religion Gods, they invented them in their own image, and tried to eradicate all evidence of any female Deity's...

To me I worship a Goddess, which is "The Divine Feminine"..

The Universe is the womb of all life, and therefore feminine..

The Earth is also feminine, "The Gaia" is the Earth's spirit, mother nature, if you like..

Blessed Be... )O(

I am wiccan I am looking for a fertility Ritual are there any Wiccan’s out there that can help me

I am wiccan I am looking for a fertility Ritual are there any Wiccan's out there that can help me PLEASE?

Beltaine Fertility Rite

Adapted from Tarot Spells by Janina Renee

April 26, 2003

(The Circle is Cast, the Quarters invoked and the Goddess and God


Rite of Fulfillment:

HP: And now on this Beltaine day, we have a happy occasion. We

will work some magick for the encouragement of new life. This rite

is designed specifically to ask for Divine help in becoming

pregnant. It is very important to be specific, say baby, not

babies, child not children, if you wish to avoid twins.

HPS: My Lord, we have guests at the gate. Would you bid them enter

and present them?

(HP brings the couple into the Circle and walks them to alter. He

holds aloft the hand of the woman who walks arm in arm with the


HP: My Lady and my friends, I present to you ____ & ____.

HPS: Welcome ____ & ____. We are pleased to have you here. ____,

why have you come before us this day?

Man: I have come here for a blessing of my wife ____ and myself.

HP: ____, why have you come before us this day?

Woman: I have come here for a blessing of my husband ____ and


HP: And here is the altar you have prepared for this occasion.

(Standing before the Altar of Fulfillment.)

HPS: And who is your Goddess?

Woman: My Goddess is _______, and she....

Man: My Goddess is _______, and she....

HP: Light your altar candles.

(Woman lights the right candle. Man lights the left candle.)

(The Woman and Man may do other castings???)

(What follows are the motions for the Ritual. Next we agree who is

comfie with what and who says what.)

(HPS hands card to Woman)

HPS: Take the Ace of Wands Tarot card (Creation, Beginning,

Birth). This card symbolizes new beginnings and undertakings and

can often represent a pregnancy in a reading.

Lay it on your altar and visualize yourself becoming pregnant. See

yourself in the appropriate act of creating a child, and see you

and your partner eagerly anticipating the pregnancy. Imagine

yourself taking a pregnancy test and discovering it is positive.

See yourself and your partner celebrating the joyous news.

Visualize all the steps you will be taking throughout the

pregnancy, always seeing yourself happy and healthy.

(HP hands card to Man.)

HP: Next, lay down the Ten of Cups (Happiness, Joy, Pleasure,

Peace) to the right of the first card.

The Ten of Cups symbolizes great happiness and joy in family

matters. See yourself giving birth to a beautiful baby. See it

being born healthy and strong, and feel the joy of motherhood. Feel

the strength of the bond between yourself, your partner, and the

baby. See all three of you living together in great happiness and


(Both HP and HPS hand card to Woman and Man.)

HPS: Finally, lay down the Sun card to the right of the second

card. The Sun represents children and warmth. Visualize the loving

light of the Universe enveloping yourself and your family once the

child is born.

HP: Visualize the light of the Goddess encircling you now as you

prepare for motherhood. Imagine that light protecting you and your

unborn child. Call to your child's soul and ask it to come into

your life. Tell it that you are ready to love it, to care for it,

and to make it a priority in your life.

HPS: Pause and meditate on this. While ____ and ____ focus, we ask

that all within the circle send their energies toward this

magikal working.

HP: Now take the green candle. Anoint it with rose oil to draw in

love. Take your athame or a ritual knife and carve appropriate

words into the candle. The candle will draw power into those words.

(Words to use include pregnancy, motherhood, baby, family, etc.)

HPS: When you are finished, light the candle and chant the words

you have carved. Continue chanting and raise the power of the


When you have raised the power, release it into the Universe, and

see the words taking effect.

(Circle dance or spiral dance here, depending on how many people we


HP: Next, take the baby item you have chosen and sprinkle it with

a few drops of rose oil.

In your own words, ask the Goddess to bless the item as a talisman

for your pregnancy. Keep it near you as a reminder of your ritual.

HPS: Finally, close your ritual with these Words of Power, please

repeat after me:

There is one Power, which is ultimate happiness and fertility,

And I, ____, am a perfect manifestation of that Power.

I hereby draw to me only perfect happiness and fertility,

specifically as a successful and healthy pregnancy

culminating in the birth of a happy, healthy baby.

I hereby release any cause, effect, form, manifestation,

or essence of worry that may be preventing

the free flow of happiness and fertility in my life,

And ultimate happiness and fertility is mine,

here and now.

I work these words of Power for the good of all,

according to the free will of all,

with perfect ease and perfect timing,

And so it must be.

HP: Allow the green candle to burn until it goes out on its own.

Take the candle home. Relight it and repeat your Power Statement.

(The Goddess and God are Thanked, the Quarters dismissed, and the

Circle opened.)

RITUAL FOR FERTILITY ... for female physical fertility this spell should be done 14 days after a woman's cycle begins


Repeat to each direction (east, west, etc.)

"To you my child, my body is open,

To you my child, my mind is open.

To you my child, my heart is open.

By Earth, Fire, Wind, and Sea,

Into my arms you will be."

(Last two lines are said while looking at your cradled arms).


You will need:

1 watermelon 1 tbs. powdered Palo Dulce 1 cup mixed rice and beans

1 tbs. shredded coconut 2 tbs. fresh basil leaves 1 tbs. anil powder

1 tbs. river water 1 tbs. sea water 2 cups molasses 3 cups olive oil

7 pennies 1 wick Statue of Yemaya


Cut the watermelon in half and scoop the majority of the insides out.

Write you name 7 times on a brown piece of paper. place the paper at

the bottom of the watermelon. place the 7 pennies on the paper. place

the powdered Palo Dulce, rice, and beans, shredded coconut and fresh

basil leaves in the watermelon. pour the river water and the sea

water into the watermelon. pour the molasses into the watermelon. pour

the olive oil into the watermelon. Mix the anil into the olive oil.

Float the wick on top of the oil. Light the wick and allow it to burn

for 7 days. place the watermelon lamp next to the stature of Yemaya. On

the 8th day, bring the watermelon and leave it next to a body of


You may also want to make a lotion by adding: preparation:

place 1 cup of unscented body lotion or body cream in a mixing bowl.

Mix well. 10 drops coconut oil 10 drops chrysanthemum oil

20 drops watermelon oil


"On an egg whose shell is brown or pink,

Sign these signs in grass-green ink.

[a simple sun, a male symbol, an encircled equilateral cross, a female sign,

then an upside-down 5-pointed star]

Bury it deep in an earth-filled pot,

Let this stand where the sun is hot;

Sow on its surface seeds of grass,

Water them well while nine weeks pass

Gather the crop, bind it with thread

Let it hang always above your bed


Patchouli oil Sandalwood incense 2 pine cones

3 wheat heads Green Candle Green marker and paper

Rub the oil on the candle and anoint yourself around the womb area with a drop of oil.

Light the candle and incense and place the pine cones and wheat into a cauldron or container.

Visualize your magickal goal and use the marker to draw yourself on the right hand side of the

paper as you are now - draw yourself as you want to be on the left side (flat belly - pregnant belly

will do just fine) visualize your goal while drawing - when you feel you've visualized enough tear the

paper in half and fold the left side with your goal drawn on it into a small square and place it in your

pocket then light the other paper in the candle flame and place it in the cauldron to burn.

Chant or pray for your goal to be realized as you watch the paper burn. Bury the contents of the

cauldron in your yard - preferable a garden - leave an offering of a small crumb of cake on a crystal

plate for any good spirits or fairies who might happen by.

Stay positive so you don't attract the attention of any jealous or bad fairies!

Keep the paper with your goal drawn on it with you at all times until your wish is granted then

you can place it in a safe place for luck.


To be used in the bath or as a dream pillow to soothe away the discomforts of pregnancy.

1/2 tablespoon lemon balm 1 teaspoon lemon verbena 3 tablespoons lavender

2 tablespoons rose petals 1 teaspoon mugwort 7 drops of pure jasmine oil

Mix together all of the ingredients in your cauldron or a wooden bowl.

Cut a three-inch square piece of light blue cloth (a natural fiber always works best).

Place some of the herbal mixture in the center and tie up the loose ends with some

matching yarn. While doing this, visualize the discomforts being soothed away.

When you're ready, either toss it into a warm bath or hide it in the batting of your favorite

pillow (or, if you want it to stay your favorite pillow for very long, put it in your pillowcase)

and you've got a special dream pillow. Pleasant dreams!


Apple scented body cream string of pearls ( faux are fine)

perform when ovulating take a shower then massage cream into your body pay special

attention to belly imagine that you and your partners hands are glowing w/ a warm golden

light which is filling you stomach with warm all over. Visualize that you are pregnant as you

place the pearls around your neck and repeat the following:

"Precious jewels of lunar, I offer this adornment

in honor of your power let fertile light shine through me. Blessed be"


You will need the following:

--ace of wands, 10 of cups, the SUN,

--something for a baby you bought specifically for this ritual (a bib, a small blanket...etc.....),

--9 red candles.

Light the candles and lay out the tarot cards one by one.

Visualize yourself finding out your pregnant, staring at a positive pregnancy test. Repeat the following:

With these cards and with this spell- I call upon the good and helpful powers.

I desire to start a family - I desire energy and love to continue.

This small item (hold up the baby item) is the token of the commitment we are ready to make.

We are ready to love our children - we are ready to teach our children and we are ready to

have our children. so it is - so it shall be!

Seal this spell with kisses and hugs followed by the actions necessary to start a family.

Seashells represent fertility. She can create a small seashell altar in her bedroom.

If she wants to add a deity, I'd use the Goddess of Willendorf.

Any round and fertile/pregnant goddess will work, and there are many!

Holed stones are also symbols of fertility.

Have her carry one her person or have her wear one around her neck as a charm.

Placing one by the bed or between the matters is also good. Eat healthy!

Diet plays an extreme part in fertility. Use visualization.

She must be relaxed. Also, studies show that when the man and woman climax together,

the woman has a higher chance of conception. Full moons... In tribal times and pre-electricity,

women would ovulate around the Full Moon and menstruate around the Dark or New Moon.

One way to get yourself onto this cycle is to start paying more attention to the phases of

the moon and also going out under the moon for even a minute or two.


Fertility, you might assume from the title that this is a ritual for becoming physically fertile

so you may procreate, and it certainly may be used for that. These days with the problems

of fertility in people who want children this is a valid concern and should be addressed and

this ritual will help with that. The other, and often more frequent, where I am concerned, use

of this ritual is to bring ideas to you. To spark your creative juices, to promote fertility of mind

and spirit, rather than body. There are no differences in the ritual other than purpose.


Moon Phase: Waxing to Full

Time of day: The time you are usually most creative, for me it is the morning

Props: Sandalwood incense for mental fertility, Peach incense for physical fertility.

Tools: Incense burner.

Gods/Goddesses to Call (choose 1 or 2): Diana, Freyer, Ishtar, Liber, Liberia, Brigit, Cerridwen, Cernunnos.

Food and Drink: Salad of shredded carrots, cucumber, and rice with an olive oil and garlic

dressing (served cold, use brown rice) a banana for dessert.

Tea: Peach

Do what you need to do to prepare for ritual. cast a circle and invoke your deities.

State your purpose and goal. Make it VERY specific.

Light your incense. Imagine the incense filling that part of you that you wish fertility to touch.

It must fill you, grow around you and touch every part of you.

Starting in the east you face each of the four directions imploring them:

East: "Watchtowers of Air send your winds to wash the stagnant part of me away"

South: "Watchtowers of Fire send your heat to fire my (brain, womb, loins)"

West: "Watchtowers of Water fill me with fertility

North: "Great Goddess, Mother, I make me as fertile as your rainforests, your oceans

you are fill me with life and hope"

Lie on the floor head toward the north arms and legs outstretched. If you are not alone

have your significant other or coven mates place their hand above your loins (not touching)

or head and send you healing energy.

"Oh great _____ I implore you to fill me with ripened fruit that I may bear __________.

Fill my (womb/loins/mind) with power and light."

Feel your body fill with power. Feel the power emanate from the place you wish to be fertile.

Kneel before your alter: The HPs blesses the food and tea.

You eat the food with your fingers imagining the food feeding that which about you is infertile,

you then drink the tea in one draught. (This is not meant to be a meal, merely fill you with the

energy of the food).

Close your circle in a normal manner. Ground and center.

If you are doing the spell to be physically fertile be sure and have unprotected sex within 24 hours.

*for female physical fertility this spell should be done 14 days after a woman's cycle begins.

For a man it does not matter.


Materials needed:

--Cast off Fur from a Female Cat A Small cloth bag Statue or picture of Kitten

--Also one of Bast Incense of Jasmine or Wisteria

Timing: Whenever necessary preferably before birth pains start.

Set up a little altar or sacred space in a place where it can be left until the birth is completed.

Arrange the statues in the center at the rear of this space.

Light the Incense and say:

Gentle Bast hold me in your loving hands

Let the birth of the coming child be easy

Keep all fear and negativity far from me

Be at my side as the child enters the world

Place my trust in you Bast

Gently brush the cast off fur against your cheeks, thinking of Bast's love and goodness.

Put the fur into the bag and leave it by the statue on the altar. Leave it there until the birth is over.

Whenever you feel or dread of the coming birth, open the little bag and breathe you fears gently into it.


This spell requires both parents participation

Materials Needed: a small apple shaped bowl A starfish Soil from Mother Earth

Milk (preferably fresh, unprocessed.. but store bought will do if you can't obtain fresh milk)

A seed (any kind) Wooden Matches

A pink candle if you wish for a girl, a light blue candle if you wish for a boy

Cast your circle and invite Goddess ____ to join you.

The woman say aloud: (add each thing to the apple as you speak it)

To the image of the sacred apple I add the following:

A starfish from the waters of life

Soil from Mother Earth

Milk to symbolize the nectar of a mother's breast

A seed for growth, new life and fertility

(light a match and touch it to the contents)

A flame for the fire that burns within and the spark of creation

Place the pink/blue candle in your cauldron, as you light it say aloud:

Within my cauldron I light the (pink/blue) candle to represent the Maiden, the Mother,

the Crone and the (daughter/son) of my heart.

Goddess, I ask of thee

Grant to us fertility

Sperm join egg and blessed it be

(man's name)'s babe to be born from me

With harm to none

New love to many

So mote it be

Allow the candle to burn, gaze into the flame and visualize yourself holding your child in

your arms as long as possible. If the candle goes out, the man should relight it, if not, allow

it to continue burning on its own. When you are ready, have the man take the apple bowl

& matches in his hands. Open a doorway in your circle and proceed outside.

Both the man and woman should kneel in a private place on the property as the

woman digs a small hole into the ground.

The man then says aloud: (as he places the contents of the apple into the hole)

Goddess ______, please join us here in this place

From the image of the sacred apple, I place the following within Mother Earth:

A starfish from the waters of life

Soil returning to Mother Earth

Milk to symbolize the nectar of a mother's breast - may it also feed the land

A seed for growth, new life and fertility

(he lights a match and places it in the hole)

A flame for the fire that burns within and the spark of creation

Within the cauldron burns the (pink/blue) candle to represent the Maiden, the Mother,

the Crone and the (daughter/son) of my heart.

Goddess, I ask of thee

Grant to us fertility

Sperm join egg and blessed it be

(woman's name)'s babe to be fathered by me

With harm to none

New love to many So mote it be

(the man then replaces the removed soil to refill the hole)

He should now thank Goddess ____.

Return to your circle, both of you again giving thanks to the Goddess.

Allow the candle to burn out. Close the circle and make love.


Red Raspberry Leaf. This is an herb rich in numerous vitamins and minerals, especially iron.

It also nourishes the uterus, soothes nausea, helps prevent miscarriage, eases labor pains and

builds a healthy breast milk supply.

Nettles. This contains high levels of calcium, iron and protein, and is an excellent herb for

nourishing mothers who are feeling depleted. Oatstraw. This is high in calcium and magnesium.

It also calms nervous stress and tension, and is an effective remedy for yeast infections. Alfalfa.

This is one of the few plant sources of vitamin K (necessary for blood clotting). It also contains

eight digestive enzymes, numerous trace minerals and high quantities of vitamins A, D and E.

Chamomile. This is a great calming agent and helps with digestive disorders including nausea.

It also has some anti-inflammatory properties. Rose Hips. These are a great source of vitamin C

and help fight infection and exhaustion.


FOR LOVE- Prior to a love encounter, the body should be rubbed from head to toe with

powdered cinnamon. A small stick of cinnamon should be placed in the mouth before

addressing the person desired. Oshun should be invoked during the encounter.

FOR MOTHERHOOD- A honeydew melon is bought in Oshun's name. A short letter asking

Oshun for a child is written on a piece of brown paper, which is then placed inside the melon

through a narrow slit made on its side. The fruit is then wrapped in a yellow handkerchief and

a white candle is burned in Oshun's name. At the end of five days the melon is brought to the

river with twenty-seven cents.


Drink 2 cups of the following tonic before turning in for the night and apply some of it to

the base of your lower spine as well. By the light of a red candle, bring one quart of water

-if possible use rainwater or mountain spring water- to a boil in your "cauldron". Add three

and a half Tblsp of fenugreek seed, cover and simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat,

add two handfuls of savory, and then steep for an hour before using.


To bring more passion into your lives, use the following potion for yourself and/or

your lover. --not very tasty, but very effective-- By the light of a red candle, bring one quart

of water to a boil in your cauldron. Remove from heat and add two cups of coarsely

chopped fresh parsley herb. Cover the cauldron and allow the potion to steep for an hour.

Drink two cups of the passion potion at least twenty minutes before making love with your

partner. Be certain this brew is very warm when you drink it.


For Men or Women to overcome infertility, increase sperm count and strengthen the sex drive,

burn one stick of musk incense as an offering to the fertility deity of your choice, and take twenty

milligrams of royal jelly every day. --not only does royal jelly possess sexual rejuvenating properties,

it is also reputed to increase the size of the male genitals is used often enough. and eat this! Globe

Artichoke Cynara scolymus. Globe artichokes are under the Dominion of Venus.


This is a list of various charms to use/carry to help promote fertility. ~Men should carry a piece

of mandrake root to ensure their won fertility and sexual prowess, while the jasmine flower

does the same for women.

The first seven herbs listed above can be added to food and take internally to ensure proper fertility, or

they can be introduced into sachets, as can acorns, myrtle and nuts. ~Bull Amulet: To increase fertility in

women and men, wear a bull shaped amulet, or place on under the bed before making love.

~Fish Amulet: An amulet shaped like a pair of fish and made of gold or mother of pearl will increase

fertility and virility, bring prosperity and offer you protection from people you hate or who have evil intentions.

~Goat Amulet: The symbol of the goat (sacred to Aphrodite and the Horned God) increases fertility

when worn or carried as an amulet, and is especially favorable for those born under the sign of Capricorn.

~Ram Amulet: An amulet in the shape of a ram will increase fertility in women.

~Unicorn Amulet: The unicorn is a ancient symbol of chastity and protection, and it's fabled born

was said to be used in medieval times as an amulet to detect poisons in the food or drinks of kings,

queens, pontiffs and popes. To promote fertility or increase sexual magnetism, wear any type of

amuletic jewelry shaped like a unicorn.

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