From the You Couldn’t Make It Up Department…. this is absolutely hilarious! According to the Telegraph, the Anglican Church is short of numbers and so it wants to adopt pagans!
The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity is very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers.
Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers.
Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.”
He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much in the centre.”
The Church Mission Society, which is training ministers to “break new ground”, hopes to see a number of spiritual people align themselves with Christianity.
Obviously, nobody in the Church of England has given any thought to what paganism actually is, or what pagans actually believe, or they would never have dreamt of such a thing. I suppose that’s because that so few of the C of E corporate hierarchy put any value or importance on what they believe themselves. It’s hard to find a bishop who’s even sure about the existence of God, these days – he’s much more likely, like the Jesuits, to believe in aliens and UFOs. The rest of them are Satanists.
I can just imagine the ecclesiastical focus group and think tank which came up with this idea, couched in meaningless management speak. Desperate is the first word that springs to mind. Daft is the second. Nobody there had figured out that a religion based around a literal and historical death-rebirth deity is the antithesis of what most ‘paganism’ is about.
In fact, most pagans don’t call themselves pagans. It was a derogative term used by the Romans when they were inflicting Christianity on everyone. Anyone who didn’t convert was labelled a pagan; to them it just meant ‘ignorant peasant’. So the Church of England is insulting this potential congregation from the get-go by not understanding this most basic fact. They just see a market ~ a mass of people that their ‘shepherds’ can corrall into their sheep pens.
Worst of all, they have conflated spirituality with religion, when the two are polar opposites.
And all this from a church that won’t accept women priests!!! Are they having a laugh?
The potential for comedy is infinite!
We can look forward to some really surreal encounters in our churches as Gwyn and his hounds of the Wild Hunt come charging through during Holy Communion, and upset the wafers and the holy water. Or Lilith decides to make one of her unscheduled appearances on the high altar during the singing of hymn no. 63, Gentle Jesus Meek and Mild, and starts knocking back the vino with Ceridwen the Hag, who has turned the font into her Cauldron.
The Christmas Nativity play could be moved from its humble stable in Bethlehem to the Tower of Babel in Babylon! Harvest Festival could turn into a veritable Bacchanalia with horns and pan pipes and naked Muses with wobbly cellulite all decorated with bunches of dripping grapes.
At least it would liven things up a bit!
Seriously, at the end of day, the Christian church is just an old and outdated religion that just wants more bums on its threadbare cassocks, at any cost. However, these particular bums may be more than they bargained for. Much more!
The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar
Shamanic sexual healing and sex magic
The article above is by the shaman Ishtar Babilu Dingir, who is also the author of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. It is about sex magic across dimensions that leads to greater self empowerment and creative intelligence, which she has been taught by her guiding spirits, over decades. Ishtar explains, however, that this is not a New Age teaching, but a very old one, and that she is merely reconstituting a practice in which our earlier ancestors were skilled and which they valued highly as a means of spiritual evolution.
In Part I, Ishtar lays the foundation stone for this teaching by showing the ancient artwork, iconography and orally transmitted lore underlying these sacred shamanic sex practices, which seem to have fallen out of favour after the destruction of the Mystery Groves and the Library of Alexandria.
Ishtar uses erotic poetry and engravings from ancient Egypt, Crete, India, Sumer and Babylon to show that sacred sex was part of the Kingship rites, and that the spirits were present in the lovemaking. She also finds evidence for the practice of the Faery Marriage, and what she believes is the original meaning of the Holy Grael which can be traced back to Neanderthals about 45,000 years ago.
Ishtar unravels ancient myths to show that they are really “Trojan horses” of sacred dramas which carry the secret keys of this ancient sex magic teaching. She is also the first to discover the allegorical sub-strata containing the keys to shamanic sex magic in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, based on alchemy and the Alchemical Marriage. She gives the same treatment to the story of the Woman at the Well in the Gospel of John.
Ishtar also describes how Babylon has been deliberately demonised by who we now call the Zionists and their proxy armies who have, for millennia, been trying to turn it into a pile of rubble. This is because of the power of the sacred geometry created by the Ishtar Gate and the Tower of Babylon, she says, which created the conditions for a portal, or a ‘Stargate’, into other dimensions.
In Part II of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, Ishtar shows the metaphysical anatomy of the human being, and then reveals the secret techniques of shamanic sex magic, so that people can try them for themselves.
Although this may seem like quite a complex subject, her past experience as a national newspaper journalist in the UK – Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday – has given Ishtar the ability to explain some quite dense material in simple everyday language to produce an engaging, page-turner of a book. She also writes with great humour!
To find out more, just click on the book below.
You can read the rest of the Telegraph article here, if you have the stomach for it.