Creative vs. Destructive principle
Posted by: richardmgreen ()
Date: October 19, 2002 10:58PM

If you read Lloyd Graham's book, "Deceptions and Myths of the Bible," he goes into the idea of the creative principle. I see it as a facet of God's spirit. Conversely, there's the destructive principle, which is identified with the Satan (that's my take on it). In Hinduism, there's the trimurti or 3 powers, Vishnu (the preserver), Brahma (the creator), and Shiva (the destroyer).
All of which come from Brahmin the Supreme God - which is parallel with Ein Sof (the infinite one) in Jewish mysticism.
Of course Judaism doesn't approve of any Gods except the one God, called by many names El, Elohim, YHVH, etc.
I only believe in the battle between creation and destruction.
Graham's book gives a diagram from the Jewish mystical works
(I think it's from the Zohar - the Book of Splendor - the central text of Jewish mysticism), it says that the Devil is God inversed.
All of this is worth checking out - from a distance anyway. I found that the people who teach this stuff want to control your life and notably your pocket book.

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