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Bashia

 

Pronunciation:  ba-SHAI-uh

Occurrences:  47

First Reference:  Beginnings 7:15-16

 

Now there dwelt in Zion, Bashia, High Priestess of the great God. And she did cause to be gathered unto her all the mothers and daughters of Zion, that she might teach them concerning the Matriarchal Order.

And Bashia taught unto the daughters of Zion the law of marriage and family, and unto the very elect did she teach the covenant of fullness, and as many as were righteous before the Lord did she ordain unto the priesthood of the great Mother, even Eve, the mother of all men.

 

 

See:  Adami, Enoch, Gabatha, Kani, Lurea, Marisa, Yasher-Baal, Zion

 

Refer to:  Beginnings 9; Beginnings 17-18

 

Summary:  Appointed by Enoch to be the High Priestess of Zion (c. 8,845 BCE), Bashia lived in the holy city with her husband Adami, and daughter Marisa. A highly regarded woman known for her wisdom and beauty, Bashia was very influential in establishing Zion and developing the Matriarchal Order.

 

Bashia was a powerful Matriarch and charismatic leader. She oversaw the deliverance of Zion during Sumer’s first siege against the holy city (B:9:1-38), directly confronting the military commander Yasher-Baal and prophesying the scattering of his troops.

 

During Sumer’s second siege against Zion, Bashia and her counselors were praying in the temple when they beheld the Heavenly Mother, Sher-el, the beloved of Michael (B:17:26-50). During this visitation, Bashia was informed that the inhabitants of Zion would be taken up from the world of men, but that it was necessary for the priesthood to remain intact on the earth through the woman Japhia and her husband Methuselah, Enoch’s son. Following this divine event, Bashia opened the city gates and boldly confronted Yasher-Baal once again, successfully orchestrating the safe passage of Japhia out of Zion so she could join her husband who was away teaching throughout the land (B:18:1-46).

 

 

Azrael’s Commentary - Bashia

 

Born in the city of Gabatha (one of the twelve cities of the Sethian Empire), Bashia’s mother was Lurea, one of the seven High Priestesses of the city. Her father was Kani, one of the leading citizens of the city and the presiding elder of the city wardens.

 

Bashia first met Adami when he was visiting the city. Bashia was set upon by street thugs who were trying to rob her of a purse filled with rare pearls. Adami came to her rescue and after a fierce struggle, he set the ruffians to flight. However, three of the ruffians were killed by Adami in the course of fighting. After an investigation by city wardens, Adami was found innocent of wrongdoing and was awarded a gold ring bearing the seal of the city.

 

After a courtship of several months, Bashia and Adami were married in the gardens of the city temple. Adami set up a thriving business in Gabatha and Bashia lived happily until the collapse of the empire. As the empire was collapsing into ruin, one day Bashia had a dream in which God told her to gather as many of the faithful as possible and flee the city. She was to go eastward to the Nile River and there she would meet Enoch. Telling Adami of her dream, they set about gathering the remnants of the empire. At the establishment of Zion, Enoch appointed Bashia to be the first High Priestess.

 

 

Azrael’s Commentary - Adami

 

In the city of Gabatha (another of the twelve cities of the Sethian Empire), Adami met and married a young woman named Bashia, the youngest daughter of the High Priestess, Lurea. At the time of marriage, Adami was about 85 years old; Bashia was in her mid sixties. They lived happily together until the collapse of the Sethian Empire around approximately 8,850 BCE.

 

 

 

Notes/References:

 

Bartimaeus
Bashiel (cherub)