June 6, 2011
from IshtarsGate Website
Make no mistake, the spirits that live
there are real creatures and, even though we have been taught to
forget their existence, the inhabitants of the Underworld have never
Any inspired work of art or great musical masterpiece or magnificently designed building started off life as an idea in the Underworld, the nation of images, known to us as the Imagi-Nation.
Einstein and many other great
scientists derived their greatest inspiration from the Underworld.
By using archetypal images to begin, and
with a notional letter of recommendation from the shaman, a call
sign is sent out to the denizens of the Underworld. And they pick it
up and come and collect the journeyer.
It's Through the Looking Glass
writ large. It's the Mother Jefferson Starship of all Trippy
Usually, the voice speaking uses an
archaic way of expressing themselves. At other times, it's more like
an instantaneous download. Sometimes, they will put writing in front
of us, oftentimes scrolling up like the credits after a film. They
love poetry and rhyme and puns.
Well, the Underworld is part of the Dreaming Seed of the Land, albeit that it exists in a dimension that we're generally unaware of. The Land is part of a dream of the Great Mother and it is there that we find the Underworld.
All you have to do is dream. A shamanic
journey is a more controlled dream.
So yes, we really do have faeries living at the bottom of our gardens, although they rarely look like the tiny gossamer winged Tinkerbell of Victorian fantasies, or Moth and Peaseblossom of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
On the contrary, some of them are huge.
Some are even covered in fur. But mainly, they look very much like
you and me and if you passed one on the street when you were in a
hurry, you may not even notice them.
The Riders of the Sidhe,
by John Duncan
Another name for the Fae is the
Elders, because they fell from the stars at a much earlier Time
than we did, and their experience of Time is very different to ours.
Yes, Lucifer is a woman, otherwise known
as the Sleeper In The Land, or Sleeping Beauty.
You won't find it in the history books
because history hasn't happened yet.
The Sleeping Beauty
She will only awake when the Three Utterances,
...come together in Harmony and Love to
create the Fourth Utterance.
All matter comes originally from sound. As with thunder and lightening, this sound is visible as light.
Lucifer in Latin means 'lightbearer'.
The three faeries who come to her
christening are the three muses who spin the wheel of destiny.
... which all of Nature goes through to recreate itself, known as the Alchemical or Divine Marriage.
We will only awaken to the kiss of the
Prince, our divine partner in the eternal dance of creation.
(I go into a lot more detail about this in my book The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar).
There have been perpetual choirs chanting since the Elders first fell from the stars, singing to maintain the sacristy of the Land. The vibrations of the sound created by the perpetual choirs set up protective sonar walls around sacred sites.
In Glastonbury, the Fae sing continually, in a sort of folksong-cum-military marching band style, about how they,
I know because I've heard them.
When I first met my Ancestors, on my first initiation into the Underworld, they were all lined up along a very long river bank which snaked across the Earth, and I flew over their heads.
They were waving and cheering.
I didn't know why… until we got to the
end of the line, and I was shown a family funeral which I had
attended on a year before. I was shown that there had been a curse
on the family for thousands of years, and I was the one who was
going to break it.
Even though many family members turned against me, the Ancestors stood by me and without that inner strength they gave me, I'm sure I would have completely lost the plot. (Of course, some of you reading this may think I already have.)
Shortly after my father joined the
Ancestors, he came to me in a journey to thank me, from the bottom
of his heart, for all I had done and was doing.
Well, you will need to be initiated by a
shaman. The shaman's presence during the proceedings acts as your
letter of recommendation. There are also certain protocols that have
been laid down by those who've gone before us along this
well-trodden path, and the shaman will be able to teach you those.
It's like being present at a birth - or
perhaps a better term would be rebirth...