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 cuen would be a shaman skilled in evoking and awakening the two energetic serpents which, during sexual intercourse, would rise up the body and interweave, just as they do on a caduceus, to create the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon within the human being.
This, I hasten to add, is a real physiological experience in which the Other Worlds break through into this one. Once the serpents reach the cup-shaped hypothalamus, which resembles a chalice or grael, they look over the rim to excrete red and white drops of elixir that, upon reaching the base of the grael, swirl together to create the catalyst which causes the explosion of the light of a thousand suns.
The Holy Grail
This is the real meaning behind the legend of the red and white liquids carried to Avalon by Joseph of Arimathea. It was the final Mystery teaching of Eleusis; the holy grail of the knights of Arthur Pendragon and many a serpent-grappling hero of yore from Hercules to Michael and so on.
Initiates were forbidden from revealing this inner alchemical process, upon pain of death, because it was strictly reserved for kings and pharaohs, tsars and emperors, those who held the Sovereignty of the cuentry, the country.
The cuen would rarely sit on a throne and share political power with the king, although there are exceptions to every rule; the beautiful Kiya became Pharaoh Akhenaten’s wife after he apparently – and euphemistically – fell in love with the aroma of her hair on his coronation night. But usually the cuen was the power behind the throne.
The ruler often married the daughter of another king for diplomatic purposes, but the cuen was the source of his claim to the Sovereignty of cuentry. She was the bridge between him and the nature spirits. It is what is behind the expression “the king marries the land.” The king married the spirits of the land through the auspices of the cuen in what was not mere empty ritual but a real, tangible experience of divinity.
If you’d like to know more about shamanic sex – when, where and how it was practised – it’s all in my book, The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, available on Amazon currently under my byline Ishtar Dingir.
I have been where the warriors of Britain were slain,
From the east to the north:
I am the escort of the grave.
I have been where the warriors of Britain were slain,
From the east to the south:
I am the escort of the dead! *
While the faery midwife Brigit the Bright One‘s time is Imbolc in February, when the snowdrops and crocuses are just beginning to be born into the light, the season of Gwyn ap Nudd is the dark of winter, which he wins rulership over by a duel with the Lord of Summer in October at Samhain.
This is an extract from a chapter in my next book, in which I decode the gospels to find allegories for important astrological and alchemical processes.
We know the story of Jesus feeding the multitudes at his sermons on the mound with just a handful of fishes and loaves.
But did you know that that it is a parable that hides an important astrological-alchemical principle in its inner meaning, which goes back to the ancient myths of the mages of Alexandria?
Here’s how someone with the eyes to see what is hidden in plain sight would read the story of the loaves and fishes:
The magic of the Sovereignty of the Land has long been hidden from us by many means, screens and schemes, and one way of preventing us from dis-covering it has been to change the meaning of words. For instance, let us consider the word ‘history’. ‘History’ actually comes from the 12th century Norman ‘histoire’, which in that language meant ‘story’. Thus, when discussing ancient ‘histoires’ we are dealing with a story that may or may not be true. However, it doesn’t matter for our magical purposes because, as I always say, the only difference between mythology and history is that myths are true, by which I mean that “history” is usually written by the victors who are bound to put a spin on their recorded events, but “mythology” contains deep and eternal truths that always remain true.
And so by engaging with what we believe to be history is, in effect, entering cognitively into the fabric that made up the consensual reality of our ancestors, and no matter how much the transcribers and translaters have, over time, taken that fabric, and cut and tailored it into different suits, jackets and dresses, the mythological truth still remains evident, in the weave, to those who have the eyes to see it. Continue reading
My book, The Grail Mysteries, features the Vesica Piscis in a faery tale for adults about shamanic sex rites and Sovereignty achieved through the Marriage of the Sun and the Moon. So I thought it might be useful to delve down deeper into this symbol to show its metaphorical meaning.
The universe communicates with itself through pictures – colourful symbols and metaphors. Perhaps that’s why we find, as shamans, that symbols and metaphors are the main way in which the spirits talk to us, and we also use symbols and metaphors to talk to them. A picture speaks a thousand words, as they say, and it utters those words through the vibrational resonance of its sacred geometrical dimensions and colour and sound frequencies. Continue reading
In the The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, you will learn all about the spiritual source of Sovereignty – and how to find it and reclaim it in your own life.
The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar is now in its second edition. It was first published in 2015, and has sold thousands since then. The author is a shaman – someone who gets guidance from the spirits in the other dimensions – who lives in Glastonbury, Somerset, England.
Her book is about shamanic sexual healing across dimensions that leads to greater self empowerment and creative intelligence, which she has been taught by her guiding spirits, over decades.
Annie Dieu-Le-Veut 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, she 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.
I’m rarely impressed with books on spiritual topics, and I’ve read hundreds. This book is unique and useful. I intended to just browse the pages, but ended up being awake half the night reading nearly the whole book. There is a lot more to the book than sex rites, and what is shared is not the typical neo-tantra nonsense. I don’t want to spoil the book and others here have mentioned enough already. I am simply sharing my appreciation for the book. Thank you to Annie for sharing this information with us all.
Annie 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.
Annie 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.
Annie 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.
I was fascinated to read Annie’s explanation of the origins of alchemical sex magic. I myself have practiced the techniques described – her descriptions are simple to follow and should be very helpful to those who are new to these arts. I especially like the techniques for Ecstasy in the Heart which I have found to be profound. I am very happy to recommend this book.
In Part II of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar, Annie shows the metaphysical anatomy of the human being, and then reveals the previously secret techniques of shamanic sex magic, so that people can try them for themselves. She also reveals a deep mystery about the generation of the creation that has been hidden for millennia in abbeys and nunneries.
Very good read about sexuality rites in ancient times and how it affects modern times! I love this book because of the wealth of information that is provided and how the author is not afraid to take an approach to sexuality and its history out of the box of the patriarchial culture.
Although this may seem like quite a complex subject, Annie’s past experience as a national newspaper journalist in the UK – the Sunday Times, Sunday Express, Mail on Sunday – has given her 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!
Amazingly revealing and enlightening. You don’t need to be interested in shamanism or metaphysics to find this work highly illuminating and a most enjoyable read. The author has a way of navigating through complex themes and subjects with a sharply descriptive style that is both no nonsense and highly entertaining. I would recommend this work above any other author in the field. 10 out of 10.
How to get The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar
If you’re in the UK, you can get The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar at Amazon.co.uk here
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I’ve just read this book over Samhain. Perfect timing in so many ways. Every word, idea and concept was a deep confirmation of my inner knowing.
Even more, while I bought the book a month or so ago, I knew I had to read it now. Just last week, I was guided to step into who I am as a shaman. Of course, I wondered “how”. The answers were all right here, and provided me with the keys to step through the threshold within myself.
Thank you, Annie. Thank you.
*All reviews above are from the Amazon page for the first edition of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar.