The Goddess in Europe

The People of Europe once worshipped the Goddess

in forests, at lakes, on mountains and in caves –

that instinct still manifests today, at carnivals, festivals and raves…

Her worship was led by women and queer gender-bending servants,

Hers were the powers of nature, the animals, the body and the moon,

But men turned the healing snake into the evil serpent

cast the body as unclean and made people ashamed,

and for humanity’s miseries women and queers given the blame.

Her worship was erotic, ecstatic, intoxicating

Her love is healing, revealing, liberating.

With Her out of the picture God becomes something separate

a presence to shake before in fear

but bring Her into your heart, mind and body

you will shake with pleasure, excitement and joy:

The Time of Return is Near.

The People of Europe still worshipped the Goddess through the dark age of Christianity

in secret as Diana of the Moon, Lady of the Beasts, and many other names,

meeting at night to dance and commune

to make love in nature as their ancestors had –

but the Church was determined to name their worship bad

and these days much of the world think to praise Her is mad.

The worship of the Goddess was transferred to the Christ Mother,

the Blessed Virgin, Sacre Coeur, her shrines filled the land

until dour, joy hating Protestants had even her banned –

ejected from the people’s hearts – this in turn playing its part

in preparing the way for an even colder age

of atheism, industry and abuse of the earth:

but as the darkness peaks there will come a rebirth.

Now the Earth is sick and the elementals gone crazy,

on an overpopulated planet where the people are lazy,

used to their comforts, feeding their greed

failing to address the ailing earth’s needs:

We must repair our relationship with the water, air, fire and earth

purify and renew and appreciate their sacred worth.

But as the darkness peaks a dawning appears

an awakening, a revelation of mysteries long concealed

it’s time for the forgotten Goddess to once more be revealed.

Published by shokti

i am shokti, lovestar of the eurofaeries, aka marco queer magician of london town. i explore the links between our sexual-physical nature and our spirits, running gatherings, rituals and Queer Spirit Festival. i woke up to my part in the accelerating awakening of light love and awareness on planet earth during a shamanic death-and-rebirth process lasting from January 1995 to the year 2000, and offer here my insights and observations on the ongoing transformation of human consciousness, how to navigate the waves of change, and especially focusing on the role of queer people at this time.

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