Genesis 2: 2-3: And on the seventh day, God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
At the most basic level, the Sabbath is about keeping men and farm animals from being worked to death, as they probably were in the premodern world without adequate rest.
Traditional women still have to work on the Sabbath if there are small children or elderly to care for. Even preparing food ahead of time still involves double work the day before. It is a reduction of some house work but not total rest. As the women point out.
The Judeo-Christian religions embroidered it ad nauseam. And they added a lot of holidays that kept everyone out of work but built a rubric of astral structure that caused things without the necessity of so much churning of natural resources and spending too much time on earth, say the extreme elderly. That is why the secularized Protestants WON in capitalism but lost in magick, which now renders them defenseless against the wiles of the new government-backed sorcery WHICH WANTS THE MONEY. We concede that with Protestant Lite there are more work days hence more productivity hence more impetus to be Protestant Lite-affiliated throughout the entire structure. Then slip into no church and no fully functioning underworld. But more money.
The activities associated with much ritual, including the cyclical aspect of the weekly Sabbath and the set holidays, can make chthonic magick work, but because that is not FUNDED in Protestant Lite, they now have to have drugs to open the psychic centers and different sex lives to enlace energetically. We always just worked ritual, study, prayer, meditation, and a reasonable amount of candles and flowers in our TRIBES over long periods of time and enlaced without the strangeness of many lovers or the physiological destruction of dangerous drugs.
The Sabbath was always a time when the entire community in Judeo-Christian structures did a great deal of the power making that fueled the week’s underworld activities. Candles were often involved, but who had the money for all those candles? A wealthy and large church. Hence the protocol of going to a major religious center when performing works of sorcery and CAUSING THE GODS OF THE NORSE.
Many are laughing at me because after twenty years of Cabala and preparation for its great magick of SOLOMON, I shot myself in the foot by accepting the wise counsel of working with the only gods who slaughtered everyone in my family’s Deep Self, the minion gods of Hitler. WE ARE ALL EARS, say the Rabbis.
Here THE SOLOMONIC MAGICIAN comes to our aid and points out that we put them all in demon cows and got them flying around in the Catholic Church. As usual with Jews, says GRANDFATHER. We always did each other’s dirty DARK work.