This could explain why, or be based on, the fact that many of Muslim faith persecute the Yezidic people as being “demon worshippers”. As far as I’ve read, their mythology splits mainly based on the fact that followers of Islam perceive Melek Taus to be Iblis/Shaitan/“the Devil”, whereas the Yezidic folk worship him as the first emanation of God. It wouldn’t not make sense for LaVey to capitalise on that for the sensationalism of satanicism.
Yes, interesting indeed that there are (if I recall correctly) two variants of peacock/peahen - one being Indian; and also the fact that in Yezidism, their creation legend states something like God was resting in a pearl on the back of a giant bird named Angar – which in Hindi, or another of the Indian dialects, forgive my ignorance – means something like ‘ember’ or ‘fire’ (Angar/Angaar). Anyone please correct me if I am mistaken.
(I would love this – I have performed several workings with him and am just stepping out my journal entries so I don’t overwhelm them with info)
While I am at it, let me post the qewl of Melek Taus, cleaned up and anglicised.
(NB: “Ya Rabbi” means essentially “O Lord” or “O God”).
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of angels.
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of generosity.
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of the highest sky.
Ya Rabbi, you are the ancient one since eternity [began],
You are the one who is complete; happy and understanding.
Ya Rabbi, you are the eternal creator,
You are the one with eternal awareness,
And you are the one worthy of eternal praise and worship.
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of man and djinn,
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of Arsh (throne) and Kursi (chair)*,
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of ox and fish,
Ya Rabbi, you are the angel of all realms and all that is holy.
You are eternal, who stands in the source of light,
You are eternal, the most high,
You are One, and praises belong only to you.
Ya Rabbi, you are the master of the sky’s dome,
Ya Rabbi, you are the master of sun and moon.
Ya Rabbi, you are [a] generous master,
Ya Rabbi, you are worthy of praise and worship.
Ya Rabbi, you are higher than the highest skies.
Without an equal, and everywhere,
Unborn, and not giving birth, you Are.
You protect hands and feet,
You are worthy of praise and worship.
Ya Rabbi, you were generous to the whale,
You gave [to us] food,
You are gentle and powerful.
Ya Rabbi, you are the wisest of the wise.
Ya Rabbi, you are both the doctor and the cure.
Ya Rabbi, [needing neither] food nor sleep,
You own everything, [and] you take care of [those who own (?)].
Ya Rabbi, the Earth is your place.
Ya Rabbi, you are without sin and [without] colour,
Neither sound, nor echo,
Neither legs, nor arms.
Ya Rabbi, no one knows how you came to be.
Ya Rabbi, you chose the obligation of worship,
You protect [all] souls, [on each side of you] there are 2000 angels standing.
Ya Rabbi, you are master of the king and the poor [man alike].
Ya Rabbi, you are master of everything.
Ya Rabbi, you gave Adam the chance of repentance.
Ya Rabbi, you are the master of intercession.
Ya Rabbi, you are generous, merciful and trustworthy,
Ya Rabbi, you are eternal, and we are nothing.
Ya Rabbi, I am [but] an addicted sinner.
You are both the remedy and the cure;
You are the remedy, and the doctor.
You are the doctor, and we, [helpless].
Ya Rabbi, you always know where our remedy [lies].
Ya Rabbi, you are the friend of strangers.
And in mistake, sin, disorder,
We give you our [acknowledgement] and prayers.
Ya Rabbi, forgive us.
Ya Rabbi, you are the eternal one.
And [as] the creator,
And you are worthy of praise and worship.
Ya Rabbi, you are the creator,
And we are the created.
You are the hope, and we are the aspirants.
(Edit: this was translated to English for me by @anon9969811 and tidied up/anglicised by me).
The ‘Arsh’ translated as throne literally means an elevated seating structure that kings and emperors use to sit on. With respect to its meaning in the Holy Quran, it is a great structure which Allah has created. As mentioned by Iman Al Qurtubi, ‘The Arsh is the greatest of things that Allah has created.’ (Tafseer AL Qurtubi Vol. 8, Pg. 302-303).
The creation of the throne was not for the purpose of sitting on it. Indeed, Allah is transcendent of occupying a place and time or being similar to his creation. Allah alone knows the reality of the Arsh.
It is also known that the Arsh has posts and that the angels will carry it. In the Quran, Allah says, ‘And the angels will be on it sides, and eight will, that day, bear the throne of your Lord above them.’ (Surah 69, Verse 17).
The Kursi which literally means ‘a chair’ is another great structure which Allah has created and is different from the Arsh, and is smaller. Like the Arsh, the creation of the Kursi was not was not for the purpose of sitting. Allah is above and beyond sitting and standing and all spatial location and placement.
This qewl/hymn helped me to refine my pathworking to him.
@anon72207483, please come back any time