Friday, July 17, 2015

Heiros Gamos - Holy Marriage

"As they set out from their place above, each soul is male and female as one. Only as they descend to this world do they part, each to its own side. And then it is the One Above who unites them again. This is His exclusive domain, for He alone knows which soul belongs to which and how they must reunite." - The Zohar


Hieros gamos or Hierogamy (Greek ἱερὸς γάμος, ἱερογαμία "holy marriage") refers to a sexual ritual that plays out a marriage between a god and a goddess, especially when enacted in a symbolic ritual where human participants represent the deities.  Wiki

It is at the heart of so many of our mystery temples – a couple making love.  An actual physical and sexual act – an ancient goddess ritual from Sumeria.


GOD I see your beauty.  I see the starlight that you are.  I see your living symbol in all things. I have accepted your love into my heart. I have opened my soul to you and felt you caress it. I have laid down on the altar and made you offerings. I have prayed to you as you dream yourself into being. I have witnessed your creation.

“You were born together, and together you shall be forevermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your days.
Ay, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness,
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you.
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other's cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf
Sing and dance together and be joyous, but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone though they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other's keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other's shadow.”
― Kahlil Gibran, Xian zhi

The Divine Tribe were created whole as a Soul and then split upon their physical creation however they will always be joined at the Aethereal Heart and their destinies will always be linked.

The sacred marriage of jungian psychology, the unio mystica of alchemy, the binary code of mathematics

The Aether is returning and as this happens during the great cycle instigated by the creator that created our divine soul expressly for the pleasure of God to experience God as God.

 Martenitsa is an old pagan tradition that remains almost unchanged today

On the first day of March and for a few days afterwards, Bulgarians exchange and wear white and red tassels or the Pizho and Penda dolls. The tradition calls for wearing the Martenitsa until the person sees a stork or a blooming tree. The stork is considered a harbinger of spring.

Some specific features of the ritual include tying the twisted white and red woolen thread.  The common belief is that by wearing the red and white colours of the Martenitsa people ask Baba Marta for mercy. They hope that it will make Winter (Lower Consciousness - Iron Age) pass faster and bring spring (Higher Consciousness - Golden Age). 

Pizho and Penda are the names of the two small wool dolls of a typical Martenitsa.  Pizho is the male doll, usually with white as its predominant color.  Penda is the female doll, usually predominantly red, and is distinguished by her skirt.

Martenitsi are always given as gifts. Tradition dictates that people never buy Martenitsi for themselves. They are given to loved ones, friends, and those people to whom one feels close. They are worn on clothing, or around the wrist or neck. Wearing one or more Martenitsi is a very popular Bulgarian tradition. 

The time during which it is worn is meant to be a joyful holiday commemorating health and long life. A similar tradition is held in the Republic of Macedonia, as well as in Northern Greece, Albania, Romania and Moldova.

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The red string of fate also referred to as the red string of marriage, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. 

According to this myth, the gods tie an invisible red cord around the ankles of those that are destined to meet one another in a certain situation or help each other in a certain way. Often, in Japanese culture, it is thought to be tied around the little finger.

 According to Chinese legend, the deity in charge of "the red thread" is believed to be Yue Xia Lao (月下老), often abbreviated to Yue Lao (月老), the old lunar matchmaker god, who is in charge of marriages.

The two people connected by the red thread are destined lovers, regardless of place, time, or circumstances. This magical cord may stretch or tangle, but never break. This myth is similar to the Western concept of soulmate..

Red String of Fate - Thyalwaysseek

Hieros Gamos is related to the binding of the Souls which only God can do. In Ancient Greece “Hieros Gamos" was connected to ”sacred marriage, ”sacred wedding feast”, or ”sacred sexual intercourse”, is the technical term of a ritual union between a God and a Goddess"
Something from a Wordpress Blog if you would like to click the link.   I don't want to quote too much of it as I am not sure of some of the information.  However the information about the planets and the parts they have played already and will play in our present and future was very interesting.  Those planets have brought us through consciousness to where we are today as a soul.
Aether is the primary and most subtly pervasive manifestation of the Divine substance. Out of it unfolds, in the evolution of the Universe, all other elements, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Together, therefore, Sound and AEther signify the first, truth-pregnant moment of creation, the productive energy of the Absolute, in its pristine, cosmogenetic strength.  Read More

IMG 6991 Watching how it works
Neva epitomized a Goddess
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