“I Have Found the One My Soul Loves”
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THE SCRIPTURAL QUOTE ABOVE is the fourth verse of the third book of the Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs. One can see this as finding one’s soul’s love embodied in a lover; also as finding one’s Beloved within one’s own heart.
Lusting after union with the Divine via sacred sex has a rich as well as controversial history. It has degenerated over the centuries to lusting after the pleasures of the flesh, particularly the female body which has been objectified in modern social entertainment and our commercial enterprises.
The Roman Catholic Church has played a pivotal role in this degeneration, relegating sex outside of the “Sacrament of Holy Matrimony” to the performance of a sinful act, creating a controversy that has led to the persecution of women for their enjoyment of sex outside the arbitrary perimeter of “sex for the purpose of procreation.” It has also placed a burden on the shoulders of the faithful with its anti-birth-control decrees from the Vatican.
This is the current state of fallen human consciousness in the old heaven and old earth. Notwithstanding, many couples have found the Beloved in one another and share a romantic love that draws them together in inseparable union with the Beloved and with one another, finding and experiencing their own Divine Self as one with the other, where in truth there is no “other.” Such couples experience spiritual intimacy in physical intimacy.
THIS SERIES of posts features a meditation on the Spirit of the New Earth Vibration. New earth throughout the Universe is born of the sacred union between the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine—masculine energy drawing form together and feminine energy giving form birth and nurturing it to maturity, then unraveling it and returning its essences back to the One from whom it arose—and it’s all one event, one process accomplished by way of a spectrum of vibrational frequencies of light and sound. Here on Earth it is born through Human Beings—created male and female in the image and likeness of our Creator and sharing equally in power and dominion.
(For an in-depth consideration of this creative relationship, I invite you to visit my blog series of October, 2018 entitled Our Masculine/Feminine Energy.)
IN SACRED ANATOMY I explore the historical practice of Sacred Sex as it was once openly and ceremonially enacted and celebrated. I would acknowledge up front that human sexuality is shrouded by compulsions and beliefs of all kinds that have all but stripped away any sanctity it once possessed. There was a time when all things were held sacred, not the least of which was our sexuality. We appear to be returning to a level of consciousness we once knew, where we again see all things as one and connected to the Creator.
Sex is the very nature of the Creative Process: Radiation — Response—Attraction—Union—Unified Radiation. It connects and engages the Creator with creation and integrates creation within itself. The “Sex Principle” is operative throughout the Universe. It is what draws order out of chaos and continues to maintain creativity throughout the Cosmos. It holds suns and their planets in spiraling patterns of perfect proximity in our galaxy and keeps atoms from splitting apart. Sex is the “main event” throughout Creation, particularly evident in the seasonal output of pollen into the air and the juicy womb of Mother Nature herself out of which springs forth all the green foliage and fragrant flowers we enjoy throughout the year. If there is anything life is, it’s sexual. Consider alone how much sex occupies human consciousness. Life on planet Earth is about the creative dance between the Masculine and the Feminine who are made to be intimate and to move together to the music and rhythm of Life. The following in an excerpt from the chapter on sacred sex.
The Vesica Pisces
The controversy and persecutions were over the alchemical power inherent in the tiny gland atop the gothic archway of the vulva, an archway that embodies the mystical Vesica Pisces, an image in sacred geometry formed by overlapping circles, possibly one of the most profound motifs of ancient and modern times. It represented in ancient religions, among other things, the vulva of the Great Mother and the joining of God and Goddess in the creation of the Universe. In Christianity, it is the symbol of Jesus Christ which was used by the early Christians to mark their meeting places, referencing by its piscine shape the miracle of the loaves and fishes. It represented a lot more than that, however.
Throughout earliest traditions, the Vesica Piscis represented the source of immense creative power and energy, a vibrational portal, if you will, between heaven and earth that makes possible the outpouring of love into the world, as well as a birth canal for all of Creation. This same portal in sacred sex becomes the way into the presence of the Beloved, the “secret place of the Most High.”
This portal appears not only in the union between God and Goddess, the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine. It also appears “in the midst” where two or more are gathered in the name—or shem in the Aramaic, meaning vibration—of love. In meditation, where heart and mind play the roles of two gathered in love, it is the “window of heaven” at the Crown Chakra which opens with the alchemy produced by the Pituitary Gland and the Pineal Body as rising currents of the ascending flame of love, offered as incense upward, engage their hormonal chemistry. Through this portal of light streams the inspiration and revelation of divine wisdom into human consciousness. As a geometrical design of the human eye, it represents the aperture for the “third eye.” These are all internal workings of the spiritual anatomy of the body temple which are activated from within by one who possesses the knowledge of sacred alchemy.
This knowledge was celebrated by the Knights Templar in a most clever and subliminal way by affixing a rosebud, symbolic of the clitoris, atop the Gothic arches of the Cathedrals they built for the Church in Europe. Women were known to have a unique capacity to enjoy sex, which was part of the basis for men’s hatred and fear of them. This tiny protuberance at the top of the arch of the vulva is the only human organ whose function, it seems, is solely to give pleasure.
While the function of the clitoris, placed by perfect design in a spot where it might be stimulated during intercourse, may be seen as that of solely giving pleasure, it also serves as a neurological triggering mechanism for the entire process of alchemy which creates the substance of connection with the divine. It is through the medium of this substance of pneumaplasm, as we have already considered, that the spiritual gifts of heaven are conveyed into the earth, such as the gift of healing and the gift of premonition and intuitive discernment of events before they happen.
The fleeting pleasure experienced in orgasm is a glandular one which can be easily aroused by physical stimulation. The Dionysian ecstasy of fusion with the divine, however, entails more than mere physical stimulation of the genitalia. Sacred alchemy is activated by ones who know the sacredness of their own body temples and have obtained intuitively through exploration the inherent priestly knowledge protected so occultly and diligently for the past two millennia, now resurfacing in human consciousness. Such ones are themselves priests and priestesses of a High Order. They reveal themselves as lovers as they approach the altar of sacred sex with a deep and passionate love for the Beloved. In sacred sex the priest and priestess truly represent God and Goddess in wedlock enjoying the fruits of their creation and reveling in the pleasure of ecstatic union their alchemy affords them. The Vesica Pisces, both as vibrational and physical aspects of our sacred anatomy, contracts and opens, quivering as the fire of love falls from heaven and pours out into their creative field, blessing and sanctifying all that is contained in their worlds. Yes, a woman’s sexuality is truly intended by her Creator to be ecstatically pleasurable—as is union with the Divine.
It is not that men are not so equipped, as many have learned who have risen above the traditional rush to climax and explored the delicate glands around the base of the head of the penis, which, with gentle touch, or lying still during intercourse, occasions such alchemy within the male that leads to sexual ecstasy. I am inclined to believe that the alchemy of ecstatic union with the Divine is entirely the domain of the feminine, even in the male who has enough feminine energy to produce such alchemy.
These two organ/glands, the glans clitoridis and the glans penis, are connected to the same Source of power, the Divine Feminine, that ultimately draws both the man and the woman into ecstatic union within the ascending flame arising out of the altar they have erected, either in solitude or in conjugal rapture. These are altar pieces which are literally erected from within by aroused sexual energies that are no less sacred than the ceremonies intended to facilitate worship in a Basilica, nor than the One so worshiped. In the Motherland of Lemuria, they played an intricate and generative role in the Temple Service itself.
Clean Hands and Pure Heart
These verses from Psalm 24 say something about the qualifications for finding one’s own personal Holy Grail, as well as knowing whom the Grail serves:
The earth is the LORD’S, and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods.
Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. . . .
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting portals; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory.
The Psalmist sings of the King energy as coming into the heart when the gates and portals of the heart are swung open. The secrets of the Holy Grail are revealed to one whose hands are clean and whose heart is pure. Another way of saying this is one who’s mind meditates daily upon the spiritual laws of being and applies them in one’s living, and who’s heart is lifted up and open to the purifying currents of love pouring forth from out of Heaven. It is in this governance of spirit and openness to love, as poet and modern-day muse Diana Durham elaborates in splendid detail in The Return of King Arthur that the enlightened mind and purified heart, symbolized by the sword and the cup, find their resting place together in the Kingdom of Heaven restored, through these sacred vessels, to the kingdoms of this world.
Extending one’s hands in blessing to one’s fellow man and to one’s world cleanses the hands as well as the heart in the purifying currents of love. In that mode of blessing, one is not inclined to lift up one’s soul unto vanity nor swear deceitfully. One has one’s sight set on ascending the hill of the Lord and standing in His Holy Place.
I welcome any thoughts you may wish to share. Until my next post, be love, be loved.
CREDITS: Graphic of the ONE from Walter Russell’s book THE UNIVERSAL ONE.