Sunday, December 26, 2010

Snake Medicine


וַיֹּאמֶר הַשְׁלִיכֵהוּ אַרְצָה, וַיַּשְׁלִכֵהוּ אַרְצָה וַיְהִי לְנָחָשׁ; וַיָּנָס מֹשֶׁה, מִפָּנָיו
And He said: 'Cast it on the ground.' And he cast it on the ground, and it became a serpent; and Moses fled from before it ... Shemot 4:3

Moses fled.

Snake is a totem of Divine Feminine power, of Goddess. Importantly, Snake magic is heavy magic, and not for the weak minded. Snake medicine witches and magicians are those whose experiences involve contact with poisons (physical, emotional and spiritual) and the transmutation and transformation of those poisons into something extraordinarily beautiful. As Snake swallows its food whole, so too do Snake witches take in Wisdom and Understanding with wholeness to create perfect Knowledge.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Tribes Of My Soul


וְשָׁכַבְתִּי, עִם-אֲבֹתַי, וּנְשָׂאתַנִי מִמִּצְרַיִם, וּקְבַרְתַּנִי בִּקְבֻרָתָם
But when I sleep with my fathers, thou shalt carry me out of Egypt, and bury me in their burying-place.' Genesis/Bereshit 47:30

In this week's Torah portion, Jacob asks Joseph to bury him in the cavern cave of Machpelah in the land of Canaan/Israel when he "sleeps with the Ancestors."

It is significant to my experience that Jacob considers it a significant event when one "sleeps with the Ancestors" as I "slept with the Ancestors" this past week in my dream as described in the entry In Our Likeness. Like Jacob, I slept with my Ancestors and found myself buried in the cavern cave of the Tor in the land of England/Taliesin. [Taliesin represents the greater Celtic Druidic tradition as Israel represents the greater Jewish Torah tradition.]

Akhenaten Goddess Form

Interestingly, in my dream as I slept with the Ancestors like Jacob, I was presented specifically with five souls, like was Pharaoh in last week's Torah portion (where Pharaoh represents the Divine Feminine archetypal messianic figure according to Judaic tradition). [Similarly like Pharaoh is associated with the Divine Feminine in Jewish tradition, in Celtic tradition, the archetypal messianic figure of King Arthur is protected and carried under the banner of the Divine Feminine. Similarly to Celtic tradition, the messianic figure of ancient Egyptian tradition, Pharaoh Akhenaten - the Pharaoh associated with the historical person of Moses - is depicted in stone with the Goddess shape of a woman.] At the end of last week's Torah portion, in the beginning of perek (chapter) 47 (the perek from which the above Hebrew phrase for this week's Torah portion is taken) it is written (Bereshit 47:2):

וּמִקְצֵה אֶחָיו, לָקַח חֲמִשָּׁה אֲנָשִׁים; וַיַּצִּגֵם, לִפְנֵי פַרְעֹה
And from among [the souls of] his kindred he [Joseph] took five souls, and presented them unto Pharaoh.

In my experience as it pertains to the Torah portions of this chapter as it unfolds in my life, as I slept among my Ancestors like Jacob, I was specifically presented with five ancestral archetypal souls like Pharaoh, namely:

Gwion/Taliesin - pan-Celtic
Ceridwen - Welsh
Boann - Irish
Jacob/Israel - pan-Jewish/Hebrew
Joseph - Hebrew/Egyptian

This week's Torah portion confirms that I, Pharaoh, as it pertains to my Jewish ancestry, am a daughter of Jacob. This week's Torah portion also confirms in parallel with my Avalonian pathworking that I am a daughter of both Taliesin and Israel. Most specifically (tribally) and holistically (pan-clans), I am a daughter of the five archetypal Ancestral soul types as written above. These five archetypal soul roots are the primary root "tribes" of my soul. I am primarily made from both the pan-Celtic and pan-Jewish folksouls. Among these folksouls, my primary tribes are those of the peoples of Ceridwen (Welsh), Boann (Irish) and Joseph (Hebrew/Egyptian).

These five archetypal soul roots come together in me to form the five Ladies of Avalon, the witch's pentalpha, and the magical Hebrew letter hei (ה), to transform the word Tor (תור) into Torah (תורה).

In relationship of the physical and spiritual realities of the Glastonbury Tor of my Celtic ancestors to the Torah pasuk (לה verse) corresponding to my Hebrew name, Liorah (ליאורה), it is written:

It is not in the heavens, that I should say, who can go up and get it for me that I may observe it. לה Devarim 30:12

ל א בשמים, הוא: לאמר, מי יעלה-לנו השמימה ויקחה לנו, וישמענו א תה, ונעשנה

Magical Mystical Glastonbury Tor

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Dance of the Dragons


וְנַפְשׁוֹ, קְשׁוּרָה בְנַפְשׁוֹ
seeing that his soul is bound up with the lad's soul ... Bereshit 44:30

In Jewish Kabbalistic tradition, Joseph and Jacob represent the Moon (Yesod) and the Sun (Tiferet) respectively. The Hebrew phrase in this week's Torah portion ~ "seeing that his soul is bound up with the lad's soul" ~ points us to the idea of the unification of these Divine Emanations as it pertains to the Divine Masculine mysteries of Jewish tradition.

Similarly, in the Divine Feminine mysteries of Celtic tradition (under whose banner the messianic archetype of King Arthur finds reunification and enduring immutable support), there is an idea of unification of the Sun (Tiferet) and the Earth (Malchut) in the Druidic teaching regarding the two Dragon eggs hidden together within a singular Willow Tree. This mystery found itself introduced to me among my dreams this past week - Cryptic Message for My Sisters and Brothers.

Reunification of the Divine Feminine Tiferet and Malchut was enacted and revealed to me as described in follow-up entries to the cryptic message dream - My Guide Heulwen and Hwylwen-Heulwen and the Unified Collective Celtic Folksoul. As described in the latter linked entry:

Hwyl is to the Celtic folksoul as Achdut is to the Jewish folksoul - both terms refer to a unified collective folksoul. My Hwylwen represents my enduring immutable connection to the Celtic folksoul - this is so very exciting to me! My Guide not only represents my Avalonian High Priestess-Goddess self, She also represents my Celtic birthright and Place as both a Timeless Ancestor among and Descendant of the collective Celtic Folksoul.

That this reunification within myself of my personal dream (Yesod) and acting (Malchut) consciousnesses with my Celtic Folksoul (via the unification of Tiferet and Malchut within the sacred Willow tree representing the doubled Ogam letter "Saille Saille") within the context of the Divine Feminine mysteries of Celtic Avalon occurred in synchronicity with this week's Torah portion discussing the unification of Tiferet and Yesod via the tradition of my Jewish Ancestors, it is clear to me that there is no disharmony within me between the traditions of both my Celtic and Jewish Ancestral birthrights and inheritances.

Blessed be Goddess doubly for bringing me to this day!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dream Mistress on the Art of Reconciliation


וַיֹּאמֶר פַּרְעֹה, אֶל-יוֹסֵף, חֲלוֹם חָלַמְתִּי
And Pharaoh said unto Joseph: 'I have dreamed a dream' ... Bereshit 41:15

Pharaoh's dream consisted of a series of two seemingly opposite conditions - one with well fed kine and another with malnourished kine. Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream sequentially and without any real insight, such that both conditions happened upon Pharaoh's kingdom.

The truth of the dream, however, is not one of fortune telling, as Joseph told it out to be. Pharaoh's dream actually indicated an inner disunity between good and evil. In other words, good and evil were not reconciled within Pharaoh into that mystical third condition which is more powerful than either goodness or evil alone. Had Joseph interpreted Pharaoh's dream with the insight of Goddess, ultimately leading Pharaoh to reconcile good and evil into that third mystical condition, history may have turned out much differently ... there may have been no subsequent enslavement of the Hebrews and no need for a Moshe or his God to rescue the Hebrews out of it. Joseph personally prospered from his interpretation of Pharaoh's dream, but his people (both the Hebrews and the Egyptians) surely did not - neither the Hebrews who were later enslaved nor the Egyptians who suffered for enslaving them. For in reality, the Hebrews and the Egyptians are one people, the children of Goddess.

Related entries on the art of reconciliation:

The Grim Adventures of CHUD and Myfanwy
CHUD - The Face of My Worst Fear?