Ashima and Her best friends of the Temple, Zada and Abella, had by the
Priestess Isebel been given each one seed of an oak tree. And with the Life Force alone, they had made them grow. And they
were to parent and nurture and care for these trees. For the tree is a symbol of Life and of Asherah Goddess - it is indeed
called the Asherah Pole. It is the symbol of Her dark side - of the soft and the warm. The Dark Power is as powerful and good
as the bright Power of Heaven. And it is the Power of Life and growth. They had learned to bring forth olives and grapes from
branches and stalks. They had learned how to make them ripen, and to fill the barrels with water.
A long time went by. Tiglath-Pileser had taken Damascus and much of the
land of Israel. But in Hama, the trees of the three young Priestesses grew. And Ashima were now to plant the trees by the
inn of Dido. For Dido was there to build a shrine - a Terebinth - to Asherah Goddess, to increase her business. And an altar
was built by Haniel there, in shining white, and upon it was carved a White Dove. And even though Ashima herself did not care
for money and gain, she knew that it was important for Dido, and so she decided to help. Indeed, the Goddess did all she could
to help her loved ones. And Zada and Abella did also want to plant their trees by the inn - by the side of the tree of Ashima.
And they planted their trees in a bow around the altar. This was now a sacred place - a place of the Goddess.
Many months were passing. Ashima's fame had spread well beyond
Hama now. And everywhere she went in the city, people were gatering around her, begging for her help. While the followers
of Jehovah, who were growing more and more in numbers, hated her and wished her harm. And something terrible
happened then. In the morning as they woke up they saw that the trees had fallen. They had been cut down in the darkness of
the night. Those who had done it were no more. The nephilim demons - the siblings of Adam - had consumed them all. They had
tried to stop those men from cutting down the trees. They had been terrified. They had begged for they lives. But no one had
been spared. But it had been too late then to save the trees. The giant trees were dead. And Jehovah had been there with those
who cut down the trees. For it was his priests who had cut them down. But when the demons had hunted the priests, Jehovah
had left. For Jehovah wanted Ashima to be blamed for the death of the priests. His intention was that His other priests would
think Ashima to be cruel and hate her even more.