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  1. Actually, I’m widely off in my definition of Shekhina. It’s a grammatically feminine form of a Hebrew name for God, and usually referred to the tabernacle in the Temple. It had other meanings, as well, depending on the sect or religion.

  2. Shekhinia is the divine feminine as embodied by El Shaddai’s/Adonai’s people — technically, Is’rael — at least in some forms of mystic Judaism. The goal is to unite the divine feminine with the divine masculine, as I recall. And I was referring to Dumuzi/Tammuz being retrieved from the Underworld, yes, which may not be relevant!

  3. Oh, interesting, Jonathan! I know Isis is supposed to have brought Osiris back to life, but did Shekinah “civilize” El Shaddai? Re Inanna and Dumuzi (which are the names I know them by, sorry!), I don’t recall her civilizing him, but I believe she did send him to the Underworld in her place when she realized he’d been partying at her palace while she suffered through death and resurrection. Is that the story you were referring to?

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