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Abraham.

Category: Mystic

 

Abraham, originally Abram, is the first of the three patriarchs of Judaism. He is a central figure in all Abrahamic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Both from the mystical interpretation and the Bible, we know that Abraham was born in Ur,  the spiritual centre of the Mesopotamian mystic movement, although at the time we are discussing, it would have largely been Sumerian.

The flood is described in Genesis and precedes Abraham.  Archaeologists are now starting to place the time of the flood to about 3000 BC.  Thus we need to start the search at the time of the flood, in order to see what may have happened and home in on when he actually lived.

Abraham was a Dravidian

The Bible indicates that originally, everyone spoke the same language.  The principle language group at the time in that area and all around was the Dravidian language group.  For more details see the Shaivite description.  Abraham’s forefathers appear to have first come from the west – “And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there”. 

 

The Mediterranean area before it was flooded seems to have been the heartland of the Dravidians, who had gradually spread out towards Spain and the Canary islands, to various parts of what is now Italy and Greece and then east towards the Middle east.   

The Dravidians were dark skinned and very handsome – we can see just how handsome by looking at the people of Ethiopia, Mali, and the Sudan.  These people were eventually pushed south by the desertification of the Sahara, but originally they were in the Mediterranean basin.

So to put this simply Abraham was probably black.

 

Abraham lived in the Mesopotamian valley

The Land of Shinar is the Mesopotamian valley.  And just as we can see if we look at the civilisation of the Mesopotamians, they built the temples and ziggurats of mud “And they said one to another: 'Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar”.

Genesis Chapter 11 בְּרֵאשִׁית

א  וַיְהִי כָל-הָאָרֶץ, שָׂפָה אֶחָת, וּדְבָרִים, אֲחָדִים.

1 And the whole earth was of one language and of one speech.

ב  וַיְהִי, בְּנָסְעָם מִקֶּדֶם; וַיִּמְצְאוּ בִקְעָה בְּאֶרֶץ שִׁנְעָר, וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׁם.

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.

ג  וַיֹּאמְרוּ אִישׁ אֶל-רֵעֵהוּ, הָבָה נִלְבְּנָה לְבֵנִים, וְנִשְׂרְפָה, לִשְׂרֵפָה; וַתְּהִי לָהֶם הַלְּבֵנָה, לְאָבֶן, וְהַחֵמָר, הָיָה לָהֶם לַחֹמֶר.

3 And they said one to another: 'Come, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly.' And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.

 

He lived around 2,700 BC

The Bible includes a very long genealogical list for the time after the flood from Shem, the son of Noah right to Abraham and here it is:

Genesis Chapter 11 בְּרֵאשִׁית

י  אֵלֶּה, תּוֹלְדֹת שֵׁם--שֵׁם בֶּן-מְאַת שָׁנָה, וַיּוֹלֶד אֶת-אַרְפַּכְשָׁד:  שְׁנָתַיִם, אַחַר הַמַּבּוּל.

10 These are the generations of Shem. Shem was a hundred years old, and begot Arpachshad two years after the flood.

יא  וַיְחִי-שֵׁם, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-אַרְפַּכְשָׁד, חֲמֵשׁ מֵאוֹת, שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

11 And Shem lived after he begot Arpachshad five hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

יב  וְאַרְפַּכְשַׁד חַי, חָמֵשׁ וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-שָׁלַח.

12 And Arpachshad lived five and thirty years, and begot Shelah.

יג  וַיְחִי אַרְפַּכְשַׁד, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-שֶׁלַח, שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים, וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

13 And Arpachshad lived after he begot Shelah four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

יד  וְשֶׁלַח חַי, שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-עֵבֶר.

14 And Shelah lived thirty years, and begot Eber.

טו  וַיְחִי-שֶׁלַח, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-עֵבֶר, שָׁלֹשׁ שָׁנִים, וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

15 And Shelah lived after he begot Eber four hundred and three years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

טז  וַיְחִי-עֵבֶר, אַרְבַּע וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-פָּלֶג.

16 And Eber lived four and thirty years, and begot Peleg.

יז  וַיְחִי-עֵבֶר, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-פֶּלֶג, שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה, וְאַרְבַּע מֵאוֹת שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

17 And Eber lived after he begot Peleg four hundred and thirty years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

יח  וַיְחִי-פֶלֶג, שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-רְעוּ.

18 And Peleg lived thirty years, and begot Reu.

יט  וַיְחִי-פֶלֶג, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-רְעוּ, תֵּשַׁע שָׁנִים, וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

19 And Peleg lived after he begot Reu two hundred and nine years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

כ  וַיְחִי רְעוּ, שְׁתַּיִם וּשְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-שְׂרוּג.

20 And Reu lived two and thirty years, and begot Serug.

כא  וַיְחִי רְעוּ, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-שְׂרוּג, שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

21 And Reu lived after he begot Serug two hundred and seven years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

כב  וַיְחִי שְׂרוּג, שְׁלֹשִׁים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-נָחוֹר.

22 And Serug lived thirty years, and begot Nahor.

כג  וַיְחִי שְׂרוּג, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-נָחוֹר--מָאתַיִם שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

23 And Serug lived after he begot Nahor two hundred years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

כד  וַיְחִי נָחוֹר, תֵּשַׁע וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-תָּרַח.

24 And Nahor lived nine and twenty years, and begot Terah.

כה  וַיְחִי נָחוֹר, אַחֲרֵי הוֹלִידוֹ אֶת-תֶּרַח, תְּשַׁע-עֶשְׂרֵה שָׁנָה, וּמְאַת שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד בָּנִים, וּבָנוֹת.  {ס}

25 And Nahor lived after he begot Terah a hundred and nineteen years, and begot sons and daughters. {S}

כו  וַיְחִי-תֶרַח, שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה; וַיּוֹלֶד, אֶת-אַבְרָם, אֶת-נָחוֹר, וְאֶת-הָרָן.

26 And Terah lived seventy years, and begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran.

כז  וְאֵלֶּה, תּוֹלְדֹת תֶּרַח--תֶּרַח הוֹלִיד אֶת-אַבְרָם, אֶת-נָחוֹר וְאֶת-הָרָן; וְהָרָן, הוֹלִיד אֶת-לוֹט.

27 Now these are the generations of Terah. Terah begot Abram, Nahor, and Haran; and Haran begot Lot.

 This is actually only a time span of about 300 years, adding up the maximum longevity of each person and ignoring the time of the influence he had.  So Abraham lived round about 2,700 BC.  And as it specifically says, he lived in Mesopotamia – Ur to be precise.

Genesis Chapter 11 בְּרֵאשִׁית

כח  וַיָּמָת הָרָן, עַל-פְּנֵי תֶּרַח אָבִיו, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹלַדְתּוֹ, בְּאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים.

28 And Haran died in the presence of his father Terah in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees.

 

Abraham was a Pantheist

Ur was an exceptionally important centre spiritually, it was part of a spiral of sacred cities each representing the Planets.  It is located at the site of modern Tell el-Muqayyar (Arabic: تل المقير‎‎) in south Iraq's Dhi Qar Governorate. Although Ur was once a coastal city near the mouth of the Euphrates on the Persian Gulf, the coastline has shifted and the city is now well inland, south of the Euphrates on its right bank, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) from Nasiriyah.

The city dates from the Ubaid period circa 3800 BC, and is recorded in written history as a City State from the 26th century BC, its first recorded king being Mesh-Ane-pada. The city's patron deity was Nanna (in Akkadian, Sin), the Sumerian and Akkadian (Assyrian-Babylonian) moon god, and the name of the city is in origin derived from the god's name, literally "the abode of Nanna".

Now what this should tell us is that Abraham would not have been what is commonly called a monotheist.

Monotheism has been defined as the belief in the existence of one god or in the oneness of God.  Furthermore we can assume he would have completely rejected The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church’s definition : "belief in one personal and transcendent God".  If one glances at the Mesopotamian description one can see they had quite a well organised system – an Intelligence hierarchy [the Planets] and an Ultimate Intelligence that was both male and female.

Abraham, the founder of the so called three monotheistic religions would have actually been a polytheist. 

Polytheism is the worship of or belief in multiple deities usually assembled into a pantheon of paired gods and goddesses, the different gods and goddesses are viewed as emanations [Intelligence hierarchy] of a transcendental absolute principle [Ultimate Intelligence], which manifests immanently in all nature.  This makes Abraham a mystic, but by current definitions he is certainly not Islamic, Christian or Judaic!  We thus have the somewhat bizarre situation of the founder of three key religions having totally different beliefs to those being drummed in to the followers of the religions purporting to be based on his teachings.

Abraham belonged to an 'ecstatic' spiritual system

Abraham did not belong to a religion, he was part of a spiritual system whose aim was to help people obtain spiritual experience in their lifetime.

 

Ideas travel with goods, and it appears that the Mesopotamian system was particularly richly blessed with numerous very effective techniques for promoting spiritual experience.  The Chaldeans to the south of the country were in control of trade routes along which travelled such exotic luxuries as ebony, ivory, sissoo-  a type of valuable Indian timber, elephant hides and gold.  With trade come ideas and the sorts of goods being traded indicate links with both African shamanic systems and the Indian yoga mystery techniques and system. 

One of the key methods used in both these systems is that of the sexual methods - making love followed by sex magick and then, for the more advanced, sexual stimulation.  There is also the extra technique of peaking.  Again this is somewhat ironic, if downright inexplicable, given the current attitude of the major religions towards sex.  

Perhaps of equal interest was the role of the Naditum who assumes a role almost identical to that of the Geisha in Japan – a High Priestess skilled in turning an Initiate to an Adept via sexual means.  Just like the Geisha, the Naditum were attached to the temple.  These High Priestesses owned land and rented houses, and lived an all but normal life apart for the need for ‘celibacy’ due to the need to act as helpers to Initiates.

Abraham and his fellow citizens lost their spiritual heritage

The fall of the deeply spiritual region where Abraham lived, was in part due to the corruptive influence of power on its kings and their pursuit of wealth over all else.  After the flood they rebuilt their cities but also started to make war between themselves.  They became ambitious and power hungry.

Genesis Chapter 11 בְּרֵאשִׁית

ד  וַיֹּאמְרוּ הָבָה נִבְנֶה-לָּנוּ עִיר, וּמִגְדָּל וְרֹאשׁוֹ בַשָּׁמַיִם, וְנַעֲשֶׂה-לָּנוּ, שֵׁם:  פֶּן-נָפוּץ, עַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָאָרֶץ.

4 And they said: 'Come, let us build us a city, and a tower, with its top in heaven, and let us make us a name; lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.'

ה  וַיֵּרֶד יְהוָה, לִרְאֹת אֶת-הָעִיר וְאֶת-הַמִּגְדָּל, אֲשֶׁר בָּנוּ, בְּנֵי הָאָדָם.

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.

ו  וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, הֵן עַם אֶחָד וְשָׂפָה אַחַת לְכֻלָּם, וְזֶה, הַחִלָּם לַעֲשׂוֹת; וְעַתָּה לֹא-יִבָּצֵר מֵהֶם, כֹּל אֲשֶׁר יָזְמוּ לַעֲשׂוֹת.

6 And the LORD said: 'Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is what they begin to do; and now nothing will be withholden from them, which they purpose to do.

ז  הָבָה, נֵרְדָה, וְנָבְלָה שָׁם, שְׂפָתָם--אֲשֶׁר לֹא יִשְׁמְעוּ, אִישׁ שְׂפַת רֵעֵהוּ.

7 Come, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.'

ח  וַיָּפֶץ יְהוָה אֹתָם מִשָּׁם, עַל-פְּנֵי כָל-הָאָרֶץ; וַיַּחְדְּלוּ, לִבְנֹת הָעִיר.

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth; and they left off to build the city.

ט  עַל-כֵּן קָרָא שְׁמָהּ, בָּבֶל, כִּי-שָׁם בָּלַל יְהוָה, שְׂפַת כָּל-הָאָרֶץ; וּמִשָּׁם הֱפִיצָם יְהוָה, עַל-פְּנֵי כָּל-הָאָרֶץ.  {פ}

9 Therefore was the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth; and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth. {P}

And indeed if they were black, these people have been scattered all over the earth.  And they were scattered by the Aryans.

Haran or Harran is near both Gobekli Tepe and Cappadocia key spiritual centres.

Abraham fled to Canaan via Haran

The Aryans started to invade India, the Middle East and Europe after the flood.  We have made some huge assumptions in the description of the Shaivites and guessed that it was probably because a vast ice barrier that had once separated the two peoples was broken, thus making it much easier for this nomadic and migratory people to spread. 

They caused terrible devastation wherever they went, numerous cities were sacked and burned including those in Sumeria [Mesopotamian civilisation], and the Indus valley.  A number of substantial towns existed in the Indus valley by about 3,800 BC, for example, including that of Mohenjo Daro; but by 1700BC it had been sacked, Babylon was sacked by the Aryan Hittites in 1595 BC . 

And according to mystic tradition so bad was it – the combination of wars between kings and invasions from elsewhere - that Abraham left Ur in Sumeria with his father and family for Canaan.

Ur was a key centre for the Mysteries at the time of Abraham and thus Abraham probably had a key role in this movement.  It would make him all the more vulnerable during any invasion – mystics at the best of times are hounded and often slaughtered, but the Aryans literally took no prisoners.

Genesis Chapter 11 בְּרֵאשִׁית

כט  וַיִּקַּח אַבְרָם וְנָחוֹר לָהֶם, נָשִׁים:  שֵׁם אֵשֶׁת-אַבְרָם, שָׂרָי, וְשֵׁם אֵשֶׁת-נָחוֹר מִלְכָּה, בַּת-הָרָן אֲבִי-מִלְכָּה וַאֲבִי יִסְכָּה.

29 And Abram and Nahor took them wives: the name of Abram's wife was Sarai; and the name of Nahor's wife, Milcah, the daughter of Haran, the father of Milcah, and the father of Iscah.

ל  וַתְּהִי שָׂרַי, עֲקָרָה:  אֵין לָהּ, וָלָד.

30 And Sarai was barren; she had no child.

לא  וַיִּקַּח תֶּרַח אֶת-אַבְרָם בְּנוֹ, וְאֶת-לוֹט בֶּן-הָרָן בֶּן-בְּנוֹ, וְאֵת שָׂרַי כַּלָּתוֹ, אֵשֶׁת אַבְרָם בְּנוֹ; וַיֵּצְאוּ אִתָּם מֵאוּר כַּשְׂדִּים, לָלֶכֶת אַרְצָה כְּנַעַן, וַיָּבֹאוּ עַד-חָרָן, וַיֵּשְׁבוּ שָׁם.

31 And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot the son of Haran, his son's son, and Sarai his daughter-in-law, his son Abram's wife; and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees, to go into the land of Canaan; and they came unto Haran, and dwelt there.

לב  וַיִּהְיוּ יְמֵי-תֶרַח, חָמֵשׁ שָׁנִים וּמָאתַיִם שָׁנָה; וַיָּמָת תֶּרַח, בְּחָרָן.  {פ}

32 And the days of Terah were two hundred and five years; and Terah died in Haran.

 The village of Harran today

Where is Haran?

We don’t know for certain, but it isn’t in Israel.  According to Wikipedia:

Haran, Charan, or Charran (Hebrew: חָרָן, transliterated as Ḫaran) is a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible and is almost universally identified with Harran, a city whose ruins lie within present-day Turkey.  Harran, is now a village of Şanlıurfa, Turkey.
Haran was a place where Terah temporarily settled with his son the Patriarch Abraham (who was known as Abram at that time), his grandson Lot, and Abram's wife Sarai, all of them descendants of Arpachshad son of Shem, during their journey from Ur Kaśdim (Ur of the Chaldees) to the Land of Canaan.
The region of this Haran is referred to variously as Paddan Aram and Aram Naharaim. Abram lived there until he was 75 years old before continuing his journey. Although Abram's nephew Lot accompanied him to Canaan, other descendants of Terah remained in Paddan-Aram, where Abraham's grandson Jacob sought his parents' relatives, namely Laban, for whom he worked for twenty years in Haran.

 Death

Abraham did get to Canaan.  But he sent his servant to Mesopotamia to find a bride for  Isaac - Rebecca.  After his beloved wife Sarah died, he still kept on going ....

 

Genesis 25

1 Then again Abraham took a wife, and her name was Keturah.
2 And she bare him Zimran, and Jokshan, and Medan, and Midian, and Ishbak, and Shuah.
3 And Jokshan begat Sheba, and Dedan. And the sons of Dedan were Asshurim, and Letushim, and Leummim.
4 And the sons of Midian; Ephah, and Epher, and Hanoch, and Abidah, and Eldaah. All these were the children of Keturah.
5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

6 But unto the sons of the concubines, which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts, and sent them away from Isaac his son, while he yet lived, eastward, unto the east country.

7 And these are the days of the years of Abraham's life which he lived, an hundred threescore and fifteen years.

8 Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.
9 And his sons Isaac and Ishmael buried him in the cave of Machpelah, in the field of Ephron the son of Zohar the Hittite, which is before Mamre;
10 The field which Abraham purchased of the sons of Heth: there was Abraham buried, and Sarah his wife.

The Hittites were Aryans. 

Mamre (Hebrew: מַמְרֵא), full Hebrew name Elonei Mamre ("Oaks/Terebinths of Mamre"), these days refers to a Canaanite cultic shrine dedicated to the supreme, sky god El – the Sumerian Anu. It lies approximately halfway between Halhul and Hebron, 4 kilometres north of the latter.

A map of the eventual Hittite Empire, it included Harran

References

Source:  Internet, so not checked, but interesting as food for thought

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