In my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, I shared as much as I knew, seven years ago, about these ancient love rites that spark up the inner elixirs which lead to wisdom, enlightenment and sovereignty. And so if you’re a beginner to the subject, it is still the best source of grounding in it.
But over time, my spirits have taught me so much more and I will be sharing a lot of that new learning on this blog, and so if you would like to know more, please check it out here: Cleopatra’s Needle: Sacred love magic for womb shamans.
Ishtar was just one of many goddesses throughout the Neolithic world who were the focus of sacred love rites in the making of kings and Sovereignty. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra worked magically with Isis and her hawk-headed son, Horus, and so this website is dedicated to her name.
This ancient shamanic practice is about the sort of sacred love that, through ecstasy, sparks an adoration for the Beloved. It gives rise to a kind of bliss that verges on awe, and which suffuses the whole mind-body-spirit. When this occurs, the woman is able to open the magnetic field in her sacrum and release a cornucopia of healing magical energies into the field of the man in her arms, making him Sovereign.
Throughout history, the women who practised this art from behind the great thrones of the pharaohs, kings and sultans have had many different names, from hierodules and cuens to temple prostitutes and sacred whores. However, I came across another term for it the other day, womb shaman, which I think much better describes this sacred calling. So I have set up this blog to share various aspects of the spiritual practice of womb shamans.
Another term for this magical love practice – also sometimes called tantra – is The Weave, and so that is the title of the section I’ve created on here to house all blog articles on the subject.
However, authentic womb shamanism is about so much more than just attending a tantra workshop over a weekend. Its practice permeates our whole life, with our ancestral spirits beginning the process of bringing us together with the Higher Self of our already-decreed Beloved in the Other Worlds long before we reach the point of being ready to meet with them in this one.
Sacred love begins by perceiving and interacting with the Higher Self of the Beloved, through the third eye… the eye of the needle.
I have the feeling that this process may even take lifetimes. We may only engage with our lover’s Higher Self in this life, and then meet them in the flesh in the next one. And I believe this is where the notion of twin souls comes from, and it certainly would explain the phenomenon of ‘love at first sight’.
But these teachings are not for the mildly curious. They are for those who may be already starting to experience something like this in their own lives, and who would like support in what they are feeling and experiencing… and all the new learnings we’re receiving from our spirits around these sorts of subjects.
From all that, we learned that the universe is made of sound or resonance, and that what we experience is maya. We’ve seen on a cymatics tray of sand, galaxies rising and then falling again within seconds, according to the music being played in the vicinity. We are cognisant that there is a primordial vibration that built our world. But did you also know that this holy sound, which creates, maintains and eventually destroys all that lives, is actually a love song?
Why Cleopatra’s Needle?
The term Cleopatra’s Needle is a knowing nod towards the weavers and spinners and needlewomen who have woven these songs of love throughout history, like Scheherazade of A Thousand and One Arabian Nights. Songs are stories set to sound, and stories are sometimes called yarns because they are silver skeins meted out from the other worlds and wound round a bobbin in this one… but more about all that later.
Ancient myths, in fact, are full of spinners and weavers, like the Sleeping Beauty, and their inner meanings tell us that we can spin our own reality in line with the greater alchemically-observed good, which Leonardo da Vinci showed he knew about in his painting Madonna of the Yarn Winder.
The weavers weave the Temporal Fabric of the Templum, just as the Norns in the Norse Eddas weave the Web of the Wyrd. The Egyptian goddess Isis and her sister Nephthys are known as the Abuti, the two weavers. Another Egyptian goddess Tayt is the weaver of mummy wrappings and the prime symbol of Neith, the great goddess of culture and war, is a weaving shuttle.
The Egyptian queen Cleopatra expertly wove the destiny of her country to become an important ally of the Roman Empire at the time of Julius Caesar. It could be said that through sacred love-making, she made this Caesar the great emperor he turned out to be.
Womb shamans like Cleopatra have always spun the Web of the Wyrd, and only womb shamans can change “reality” in this world, by unpicking and reweaving or re-embroidering the weave of the Wyrd in the Other Worlds, through the practice of sexual ecstasy.
But we have to follow the weavers of our ancestors, in the shamanic journey, who will unwind and mete out the yarn of knowledge we need at the right time in our life story.
If you are at the right time, then I hope you will find support for your path forward here at my new blog, Cleopatra’s Needle.