Dhushara - The Meaning of the Name
"Dhushara represents the tabu in both god and the messiah, beyond all towns and countries, outside the inside out of orthodox monotheism, Hebrew, Christian and Islamic. Dhu Shara is the Lord of Shara, or Seir, the mountain range of Edom in Genesis. Seir is also sometimes identified with Jehovah. The very mention of Seir is synonymous with Jacob's wrestling with the Shekhinah to become Israel and his immediate reconciliation with Esau. Seir was ordained by Jehovah for Esau and Edom and God came from Sinai and rose from Seir in Exodus. Dhu Shara became the aniconic high God of Edom, worshipped as stone baetyls (or houses of God beth-el), just as Jacob, seeing God, erected the stone at Bethel. Dhu Shara continued to be worshipped as the Arabian high god in Nabatea and came to have an iconic form as a man with flowing hair, associated with Dionysus as fertility God of Gaia and also assumed the form of a man-god - a fertility messiah whose tragic mask conferred immortality on the bearer, just as Jesus' passion was supposed to lead to his resurrection. Characteristic to Nabatean society was the rule of partnership of female and male, kings and queens appearing together on the coinage. Nabatea came to a cultural climax during the time of Jesus. John the Baptist's beheading in the seven veils at Salome's behest was precipitated during a war council caused by a conflict with Nabatea resulting from Herod jilting his previous wife, the Nabatean princess, who had to flee in fear of her life, when Herod took his brother Philip's wife Herodias. Many aspects of Jesus' mission are Dionysian - water into wine, true vine, soma and sangre, miraculous dread, and the person of the Bridegroom - anointed by a woman, ministered unto by the women of Galilee out of their substance, and lamented over by the women are fertility religion which has no direct meaning in the Hebrew context. These are strongly derivative of Dhu Shara's Dionysian form as fertility messiah, thus uniting the Hebrew and fertility traditions. The triple Epiphany - water into wine, the dove descending and the wise men - was actually the date of the advent festival of Dionysus in the region. Jesus is called Isa in the Quran, consistent with Esau, in the light of the Talmudic disclaimers that Jeshu-ha-Notzri was Balaam the Lame, because Edom 'was his nation'. Dhu Shara is coupled with Allat or 'Goddess', beloved from Petra to Mecca, where her shrine was the Ka'aba, and who was summarily deposed by Muhammad. The Satanic Verses are believed to tell of this change of direction, which caused the prophet to have to leave Mecca and embrace the violence and genocide of jihad, despite meeting the Sakina or Shekhinah in his brief moments of strategic peace. Dhu Shara, despite being a manifestation of Jehovah, as much as Allah, which simply means 'God', was likewise summarily assigned to desecration by Muhammads army. Thus Dhu Shara is alienated by Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike, blasphemous to Judaism coming out of Edom, to Christianity because it reveals Yeshua's other nature, and to Islam because Dhu Shara has been cursed by the prophet. But the alien exiled 'other' holds the keys both to reconciliation and fulfillment of all three paths', just as Jacob became Israel in reconciliation with his other Esau, and to the inner nature of the Christ state of mysterium tremendum, as revealed by Jesus in the Gospel of Thomas" - Chris King b Epiphany 1945.