Dove and serpent sex alchemy

The full moon of August – around the time of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary – is a highly potent time for womb shamans, and the knowledge about it goes back for thousands of years. In Italy, it is called Nemoralia after the sacred Lake Nemi in whose holy waters the high priestesses of…

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The true Bride of God

In revisiting and untangling the bizarre concept of the “bride of the Church”, which nuns have been told, for the past thousand years, is their role, I’ve only begun to realise recently how that deadly snare has been bait ‘n switched to hook those in the women’s movement who are often, in effect, “brides of…

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Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Sumerian womb shamans

The Sumerian love goddess Inanna is often confused with the Babylonian love goddess Ishtar, but I will leave the academics to argue about who came first and where, because I’m much more interested in the archaeological and literary evidence for sacred love magic at that time, in the Fertile Crescent. There is much erotic imagery…

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Ishtar, the real holy whore of Babylon

The word ‘whore’ had very different connotations at the time when the Babylonians were honouring the goddess of sacred love, Ishtar. Linguistically, in the Aramaic tongue, it all goes back to the ho root words connected with womb shamans, such as hor (cave and womb), horasis (ecstatic vision) and even horaa (instructions) because sacred whores…

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What does a womb shaman do?

The kings of old would undergo Sovereignty rites, similar to the horse sacrifice of the Celts, on their coronation day. That evening, they would lie with a cuen, which is the Anglo Saxon source of our word “queen”. The cuens were always the source of spiritual wisdom behind the man who sat on the throne…

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Womb shamans and Venuses

I found this carving on one of the stones at the Neolithic-dated ritual site of Gobekli Tepe in Turkey many years ago, when I had my own shamanic archaeology forum called Ishtar’s Gate. Some of you may remember it? The other, largely male, members of my forum decided to just politely ignore this august lady.…

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Meeting your eternal flame in the Otherworlds

I love it when the dream fairies give me a teaching in the Otherworlds, and then throw hard evidence for it across my path in this one. Once upon a time, they taught me how the knowledge about the fine stitching of sacred love magic, hidden in fairy stories, was shown symbolically in the weaving…

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Why ancient sacred love magic in modern times?

What is its relevance today? A friend asked me this when I published the second edition of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar. I replied that sacred love and shamanic sexuality has never been more relevant if we are to recover and unravel the mysteries of the true magical force innately available to every human…

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Cinderella: a fairy tale of ancient sex magic

Cinderella must be one of the most popular fairy stories of all time. Lots of erudite people have offered their opinions as to why. Of course, it’s the sort of classic ‘rags to riches’ story that never fails to get bums on cinema seats. But to me, with my mythologist’s hat on, it’s much more…

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Silver threads and golden needles

Many would be amazed to discover that so many of the old fairy stories we tell to our children are yarns that were spun, with silver threads and golden needles, by the fairy godmothers or womb shamans of the past, to hide the old lore of the Weave about sacred sex magic until the time…

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Weaving the weave of the web

Women who weave is a magical symbolic reference to those womb shamans involved in ancient love rites that spark up the inner body elixirs which lead to wisdom, enlightenment and sovereignty. This ancient shamanic practice is about the sort of sacred love that, through ecstasy, sparks an adoration for the Beloved. It gives rise to…

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