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Shekhina, Divine-Indwelling-Presence.

Alternate meanings: Holy-Inspiration, The-Brightness.
[to Whom the twelfth day of June, day 163, is dedicated]

Geography/Culture: Israel: (Jerusalem 31.46n x 35.14e). Hebraic. Kabalistic and Talmudic. The concept of Her arose post-biblically, earliest 1st or 2nd century BC, up to sometime in the 1st century AD.
Linguistic Note: a Hebrew abstract noun derived from the biblical verb shakhan, 'the act of dwelling', with the -ah suffix denoting Her feminine gender. When Her name first appeared it meant that aspect of deity which can be apprehended by the senses.
Description: Winged Goddess of compassion, understanding and wisdom; She Who is the loving, rejoicing, suffering, mourning, Motherly protectress of humanity; She Who intercedes with the usurper on the behalf of humanity; She Who brings 'the peace that surpasseth understanding'; She from Whose great radience and splendor the angelic host was created; She Whose body measures millions of miles yet Who is infinitely small; She Whose earthly abode is the Solomonic temple which She lines with love; She Whose audible presence sounds like the ringing or tinkling of bells; She Who joins the sick to comfort them, and helps those in need; She Who descends punitively as well as helpfully; She Who is attracted by good deeds, especially hospitality; She Whose children are the people of Israel whom She joins, as Queen and Bride, every friday evening to bring them joy and happiness; aesthetic and aristocratic qualities attract Her such as belong to those who are wise, modest, heroic, rich and tall of stature; She Who gives the 'kiss of peace' to meritorious people whom the Angel of Death cannot overcome; because She has spoken to fishes, snakes and human beings these creatures now copulate face to face.
"...He whose heart is broken and whose spirit is low, and whose mouth rarely utters a word, the Shekhina walks with him every day."
See also Goddess Anthology under Shekhina.
To Whom Sacred: casket (containing the two stone tablets of the law).
Male Associates: consort, Yahweh, ----; or She is the visible, audible, manifestation of his presence on earth. She was masculinised and Christianised as the-Holy-Ghost, third person of the Christian trinity, with whom She is conceptually synonymous. Moses, ----, is also called Her consort. Source: Patai HG 10, 13, 14, 99, 101, 102, 104, 108, 117 {research in Patai is not completed}; Graves WG 415, 468.
Matronit, Matron.

Geography/Culture: Hebraic.
worked on: June 27, 1990; July 30, 1991; May, June 1995.
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