Al-Uzza Associations

Photo: Inanna on the Ishtar vase, ca 4000-3100 B.C. She wears the Shugurra crown of horns symbolizing the sacred pyramid or ziggurat of Meru. Inanna was also known as Meri.

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In particular, Al-Uzza was said to live in an acacia tree, the same entheogenic tree in the Egyptian Garden of Heliopolis that Lusaaset (the first Egyptian goddess of Venus) was said to live. Based on the many similarities with Lilith (and thus Inanna/ lshtar), we might now understand the huluppa tree dwelt within by Lilith as as an acacia

As it applies to the Biblical Garden of Eden, Lilith is described in early rabbinical writings as a demon and the first wife of Adam. In her tree dwelled a serpent or dragon, again corresponding to the Biblical story.

We might now conclude that the tree referred to in Genesis is, in fact, the entheogenic acacia tree - the same sacred tree of the Hebrews used in the building of the Temple of Jerusalem. Ingestion of the leaves of this "Tree of Life" and "Tree of Knowledge" will induce full out-of-body visions.

Based on this and other myths, such as the Sumerian story of Adamu, Tammuz and the magic food of the Garden, we can probably credit the acacia tree with the awakening of self-awareness in mankind and the real catalyst behind religion.

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