Once the Peoples of Europe Danced with Dionysus

Once the Peoples of Europe danced with Dionysus,

Saw Love as a Goddess and Pleasure as her Worship,

Knew that mysteries of Sex, Gender and Intoxication

were routes to Holy Transcendence, Ecstasy, Elation.

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The Peoples of Europe once spoke with the Trees

Danced and Made Love in Sacred Groves.

The Armies of the Cross destroyed all these

and nowadays few people know the blessings of

the Dryads, the Sprites of Water and Fire,

of the Spirits in the Breeze.

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The People in Europe once danced around Fires,

Communed, told stories and saw pictures in the flames:

This healed Souls and brought Wonderment, Joy and Grace,

Gave a touch of the deep nature of the Human Race.

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The Peoples of Europe once built Stone Circles

Aligned to the Stars and the Sun,

They honoured the Old Ones and danced with Faerie:

thus this Journey we’re still on was begun.

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The Old People of Europe danced with the Goddess

calling her Diana, Aphrodite, Venus, Danu, Sulis, Cybele, Freya, Frigga…

Her Temples were Ancient and Holy

but the Christians named her the Devil

and attempted to wipe out Her worship and memory

by murdering her priestesses, desecrating her holy places

and burning heretics, sodomites and witches.

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The Old People of Europe were Nature folk:

In Nature which they met Divine Presence,

but the Swords of the Cross imposed another way.

The Goddess retreated:

She permitted their wars, their corrupt ways,

did not prevent separation from Her bosom

from being the unhappy lot of the world:

In blindness we have stumbled, loved, lied and cheated,

until the human journey to Selfhood is completed,

until the final days of HISstory

and the Triumphant Coming of Hers.

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We ARE the OLD ONES, We never went away

As we remember the soul’s truth, we reconnect to the Way

The Cycles of Eternity are bringing us Home

To a World full of Wonder and Light

We each have within us the Power and the Glory

We can bring this world out of its long dark night.

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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