There were SODOMITES in the temples
so the so-called Holy Bible says –
but the sodomites were the real Holy Ones,
which is maybe why some straight Christians hate gays.
They were known as the Qedesh, the Anointed –
People went to see them to make offerings to the Gods,
seeking answers through divination or to receive a blessing
body to body, soul to soul
– a visit to the temple helped people remember being part of the Whole –
connected to the gods and spirits,
the guardians of our days on earth –
the Anointed Ones embodied the sacred
through the maleness and femaleness in their bodies,
but the Christians called the Qedesha ‘whores‘,
‘womanish-men‘, ‘ritual shrine prostitutes‘,
who indulged in all the ‘abominations of the heathens‘
that were very common back then
in the worship of the Goddess,
whose temples had stood for millennia
across the ancient world.
Gayness is a vibration
that communicates through love
Queerness is a frequency
connecting the worlds below to the worlds above.
Queer souls were often honoured
in pre-Christian times and in all parts of the globe
for the spirit they embodied
which set them out for special roles.
Third-gendered or homosexual,
inverts, intermediates or Uranians
Ganymedes or Gays, Queers or Queens:
We have always been around
whatever we are named
and we have always sought out pride in who we are
despite the imposed fear and shame.
Despite the dark religious times, in the monasteries we continued our service to the God
as had happened since ancient days;
in the universities we taught
continuing the Greek’s philosophers’ ways;
in the theatres we brought spirit to the people
as Dionysus had done for the ancients –
we manifested gaiety, laughter, we sought and celebrated pleasure
in which we found the keys to the soul’s true sacred treasure.
We filled royal courts and army ranks,
molly houses and brothels
and despite the laws, the sermons, the torture, the hangings, the burnings
and the exiles, fines, stocks, prisons and psychiatric wards,
Queer Love never went away –
for there will come a time
when queer love will change the way humans pray.
Queers are the people of Aquarius
Ganymede is our God, Love is our Goddess.
We are born to awaken to cosmic consciousness
once we are ready to transcend the little self
and become again the bearers and sharers
of the secrets of the soul’s divine wealth.
But in a world that’s blind to its cosmic destiny
it’s easy to get hooked on shortcuts to ecstasy
and damage our mental health.
The world wants to keep us obsessed with the exterior play
but we should remember there is also another way –
that of the mystic, the seeker, the fool
who trusts in the cosmos and sees life as a school
in which in order to grow, we have to question the rules.
Being queer was long seen as a sin
for which severe punishments were inflicted,
then was pathologised by science and medicine
the ‘homosexual’ was invented.
But Love is what drives our queer hearts
and sex is just sex in the end
except when it’s fuelled by love
then it’s here to help us transcend
our sense of isolation and fear:
there’s more than sexuality to being queer.
“The One divides into the Many in order to experience the Many as the One.
Heterosexual attraction manifests the delight the Many experience in its variety.
Homosexual love witnesses to the One’s desire to return to Itself and
to experience the multiplicity of the Many
as a reflection of the Self of the One.” Toby Johnson