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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 22:29:47 +0000 (GMT)
From: Josh Geller 
Subject: Re: FW: (urth) Typhon, Sev, Silk

On Thu, 13 Mar 2003, Chris wrote:
> Briefly,

>>>                                          [...] I believe that if
>>> Wolfe believes in Satan,

>> If?

> There's more variation among Christians than you might think, especially
> among the bad 'uns that read a lot of old books. Whether you call them
> "variations" or "heresies" depends on when/where you live.

> I think Wolfe believes in a Satan. I just chose not to take it for granted.

>>>                          it's as an archetypal figure, a feature of the
>>> world.

>> I thought he was a Catholic, not a Jungian or some other kind of
>> newager.

> I was thinking more in terms of the original Hebrew concept of Satan than
> Jung directly, but Jung isn't too bad a fit (I believe he studied qabbala
> among other things).

Excuse me?

I assume you are talking about the Book of Job.

Ha-Shatan, the term used in the Book of Job, means 'the adversary'.
It is not a proper name.

If you get into Qabalah a bit you discover that this is the name of an
office, which is filled by various archangels in shifts, and that the one
who was filling it at the time of the Book of Job was the archangel aka



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