THE PURPOSE of this website is to research and explore the relevance of the ancient rites of Mesopotamia and compare them to contemporary science and realities. Our modern methods eliminate magickal paradigms as cultural sensitivities blindly follow the scientific method. I'm bringing them back for consideration and am beginning a process to filter out bunk from what's useful. I will attempt to focus on processes that might be effective without religious asthetics that prejudice interpretation of outcomes.

To begin there is a relationship with energy and dynamics of opposites that seems crucial to both scientific and magickal concerns. This would be useful because "gods," "entities," "spirit," may or may not need to be re-identified. How do we decide this?

If we assume these "beings" exist, should we be concerned about when they or are not safe? 

A primary working for millennia is the Hieros Gamos: sexual rites between gods and mortals that Mesopotamian adherents ritualized to harness the energy shared for the good of "mankind." For example, it was believed these exchanges facilitated the opening of trade routes and support for their vast farmland. It is interesting that some would say technology, science and mysticism for the ancients were synergistic and compatible - So why did this change? Are these natural processes? What is verifiable and what is a matter of perspective? Is perspective important to reality? Does reality change with a changed perspective?

What can we say about the Sacred Marriage as a practice? We know now that after 3,000 years of overuse though, the fertile soil dried up, the trade routes changed and the great Babylonia faded into desert sands. Apparently, as money and power moved westward and a nonsexual spirituality emerged, somehow the Hieros Gamos survived. Greed, cultural fear, prudery from both materialists and the new monogamous religions created taboos that made the productive discussions of such exchanges difficult if not impossible. Even with all the power leveled against both sex and entities, the Hieros Gamos that always systemized and capitalized on the interaction with these so called "gods" who might not be recognized now. How are we sure this is that because they're not real? 

I don't know if a physical passion is a part of mysticism generally speaking. I find it interesting that the Jewish religion recognized and systemized the Hieros Gamos within the Kabbalah developed during the Renaissance. How did an ancient Mesopotamian rite find its way into the culture and society with a monotheistic paradigm? and can it still serve mystics whether or not they are affiliated with a religion?

AND can we associate gods with the "sons of God" mentioned in Genesis?  Are they Monadic as described in Gnositicism? Is this all nonsense as many scientists would attest, and are there ways to create a language that can bridge science with our present spiritual paradigms?

 

 AMANDA TORREY


  

 

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DAVID TORREY
 


 DAVID TORREY