Cybele – Rhea – Demeter – Gaia – Isis – Artemis – Aphrodite – Astarte – Ashtoreth – Venus:

For thousands of years the Earth Mother reigned,

her temples and rites had prestige and fame,

She was worshipped across the ancient lands

served by priestesses and queer priesthoods

who also sometimes travelled in bands

of holy revellers spreading her joy,

bringing ecstasy to the people

and connection to the Earth.

The Great Mother’s rites could be erotic, could be bloody –

transcendence was the goal, reconnection to Oneness,

there was music, dancing, intoxication

and divination, prophecy and illumination.

Transcending gender, immolating flesh,

the Goddess was invoked and the people blessed.

The Great Mother’s Mysteries revealed to those who felt the call

that the spirit inside is who we all are,

that by marrying the inner genders and drinking the cosmic cup,

opening to pleasure and releasing fear,

we can incarnate so much more of ourselves, right here.

The stream of life runs eternally

from body to body, spirit to soul, role to role;

the love inside us when awakened

can unite us with the stream and make us whole:

each life is a point on the riverbank,

a moment of eternity crystallised in form –

love for life itself reveals we are the flow:

to remember our unity as One Spirit formed in Love

is the most important goal.

Humanity lost in a tunnel of chaos,

darkness surrounds us but light stands before us

calling us on towards our destiny

as a species awakened and living free.

We can transcend fear and know why we’re here,

destiny calls us to rise and shine

as the world succumbs to the shadow

it’s the time for the light on earth to grow.

We’re not these bodies, we’re not these minds

we are made of something much deeper hidden inside:

pure divinity pulses in all existence –

stars, planets, elements, animals, people –

all in the dance of the divine principle,

and destined to find our Oneness.

Set sail from the riverside

enter the stream

there is more to existence

than it sometimes seems.

The Great Earth Mother never went away

it’s humanity who forgot her sacred ways,

and forgot that her holy priests –

who know the body is holy and sexuality is divine

are the GAYS.

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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