Elie Sheva

Elie Sheva (pronounced Ay-Lee) is a kibbutz member originally from Northern Galilee, Israel. She is a member of Am HaAretz, an Israeli/Hebrew Peaceful Warrior tradition of Tribal Earth Spirituality, and elected shophet (leader) of the primitive Hebrew Assembly, an Israeli Earth and Goddess based spiritual Path. Her academic background includes: archeology studies at the Tel Aviv University and an MA in Conference Interpreting. Now retired from a career in the military, Elie is a Licensed Clinical Counselor, a psychotherapist in private practice, a public speaker and an organizational consultant. In the past twenty-five years Elie has lectured and written extensively in various countries, including the USA. Her articles on Hebrew Earth spirituality have appeared in Mezlim Magazine, and she has three books on Earth Spirituality written and published in Israel, Ahavat Aretz (Love of the Land), Derech Ivrim Derech Aretz (Way of the Hebrews, Way of the Land) and Ahavat Aretz, Ahavat Falcha (Loving the Land, Loving the Soil). Elie is currently working on re-writing these books and updating them for the USA audience.

Patriarchs and Matriarch in the Hebrew Bible: Monotheists or Pagans?

For two millennia and change, the beliefs customs and practices of these ancient forbears have been misrepresented; they've been obscured, distorted, and flat-out lied about in both the Hebrew and Christian exegesis. And Hollywood has not helped either: we even have the wrong idea of how they dressed and looked. What does modern secular science - history and archeology - tell us about these folk, from how they looked, to how they dressed, to how they really worshipped? Let's examine some truths about these long misunderstood people and their society.

Worshipping God/esses: Yesterday and Today

Gods and Goddesses were followed and revered in ancient times, and this worship and reverence took many forms and many ways. And this is true today among the Neo Pagan groups. So let us compare and contrast modern and ancient ways of worship. Has the way these Entities are revered changed? Do we relate to Them as our ancestors did in ancient times? How is the Modern Pagan different from the ancient follower/worshipper? Focus will be on middle-eastern God/desses, from the Western Middle-East to Sumer and Akkad (which just a touch of Egypt), as this is the speaker's area on competency. Come ready with questions.

















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