Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Key to Solomon

I've always wondered where the Key of Solomon legend came from.  King Solomon from the Bible was a man of great wisdom, but his magic book and his power over demons - that just didn't seem to fit - until I heard a legend that the Queen of Sheba was born of a human man and a djinn or genie.  Sheba, the queen that captured Soloman's heart, had an intensely supernatural beginning.  Her mother was a djinn.  In Middle Eastern mythology, long before man was created from clay, God created the djinn from smokeless fire.  They are the spirits that whirl through the desert as dust devils.  So while Solomon was seducing Sheba, perhaps she was teaching him mysticism as well.

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