Sodomites in the Temple

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

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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