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ANCIENT PERSPECTIVE ON MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY

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The Taoist concept of masculine and feminine is a little difficult for the western mind to contemplate.  Masculinity and femininity exist in relationship with one another.  Allow myself to give you a little example.

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FEMALE                                                                   MALE

FAILING                                                      SUCCEEDING

BROKEN                                                       UNBROKEN

WEAK                                                               STRONG

QUESTION                                                           ANSWER

SLOW                                                                 FAST

DOWN                                                                         UP

GRAVITY                                                                 LEVITY

TRAGEDY                                                                   HUMOR

COAGULATE                                                         DISSOLVE

DARK                                                                  LIGHT

MYSTERY                                                           REVELATION

SHEATH                                                                SWORD

LISTENING                                                                    SPEAKING

SPEAKING                                                             THINKING

THINKING                                                  UNDERSTANDING

PAY PARTICULARLY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE LAST 3 NOTICE THE CHANGE OF SEX IN THE DIFFERENT COMPARISON SET? 

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The upward pointing triangles in alchemy represented elements that were masculine.  Male elements rise above and over come.  Fire and air.  The line represents a doubling of the energy, more masculine more spiritual.  The water elements gravitate downwards, they are feminine because of their lack of moving, their inertia, their stagnation.

The star of david, or the star of divide as I like to call it is an image of the soul.  The human soul is made out of a divine soul and an animal soul and on death, the divine part returns to heaven and the animal soul returns to the earth.

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Island of Jewels: Sikala Shiva and Nishkala Shiva

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Island of Jewels-The Garden of Eden and the Connection between Judeo Christian, Islam and Hindu Religions

Lynn Marie Katerina: It is exciting to look at this image knowing that that’s me.  Could you please explain the symbolism in this iconographic piece of artwork that you made?

Joxua: Sure.  I first came across this image when I was reading a book on symbolism and mythology in Indian art by Heinrich Zimmer and edited by Joseph Campbell posthumously seeing as how Zimmer never published his work in his lifetime.

This piece basically symbolizes the human mind, conscious, subconscious, unconscious and the human psyche; Id, ego and superego.  Shiva’s consort is perched on top of his prone body which is in Shivasana, the corpse pose which is lying on top of a dead body, which is also Shiva.

This is a metaphor for the alchemical marriage; the Judeo-Christian concept of the Garden of Eden came from this original metaphor.  Shakti’s skirt conceals the connection between the sacred masculine and the sacred feminine.  The secret fact is that they are conjoined mid-coitus just as Samantabhadra, the highest form of Buddha is engaged in sex as he represents creative intelligence.  In order to create you need masculine intelligence and feminine intelligence without balance of yin and yang there is no creation.

Shakti represents the conscious mind, Shiva, the subconscious mind projected on the sub strand of Shiva’s corpse, the unconscious mind.  Transversely, Shiva’s corpse represents super ego or the absence of the presence of self, the Buddhist concept of no-self, or selflessness or non-ego.  Shiva represents ego or the enlightened sense of self, the philosopher king who must be latent in the world of action as he is too wise and too understanding he is barred from acting on the world.  Must submit to the children so that they can learn from their own mistakes and taught by their own actions.  Shakti represents the id, the unenlightened sense of self that becomes aware of itself by playing in the universe as leela, acting on the universe and then observing the karma created.

Nishkala Shiva is the name of Shiva’s corpse.  It represents the moon when it is empty after it wanes and before it has begun to wax.  It is given a value of zero.  It represents the empty space of the universe, the canvas on which we paint ourselves, and the playground in which we grow up.  It is the diamond light, the nothingness out of which everythingness was created by separating emptiness into light and matter.  Light which is matter moving quickly and matter which is light moving slowly creates a spectrum in which we could express ourselves and move closer to the light or the darkness to yangness or yin-ness, consciousness or unconsciousness.

Sakala Shiva is given the value of sixteen, which represents the number of days the moon needs to wax and become full; perfectly reflecting the light of the sun.  He represents a person that has learned everything they can from the realm of human life; a fully accomplished homo sapiens, a wizard king, Zorba the Buddha, to borrow a phrase from Bhagwan Shri Rajneesh.

Lynn Marie Katerina: Wow that is really fascinating.  I am not sure I really understand the connection between Shaivism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam though.  Could you help me connect them a little better?

Joxua: Sure, it’s just that the three major religions all have the Garden of Eden in their mythology and that alchemical marriage icon comes from the Island of Jewels metaphor.  So it deals with proper relationship which is what religion tries to be.  Shiva and Shakti, Jehovah and Schechinah, Jove and Juno, the prime mover unmoved and the agency through which he works his will in the universe through the Holy Spirit.  It is through this meditation that we seek to unveil the proper relationship, equality under reason that shows us how we are connected to each other and the universe.  What is the proper relationship between the waves and the sea and even the vast expanse of outer space?

The Garden of Eden is the island of jewels which is the alchemical marriage, which is the highest form of Buddha, Samatrabadra.  We haven’t mastered the third eye chakra or reached the 6th heaven until both of the people in the relationship understand the uncorrupted form of perfect relationship and only two perfect God-like people could master or contemplate this relationship.  Imagine if you will, a king and queen who have been married for ten thousand years, they conceive each other as one-self.  They cannot and will not leave this old familiar relationship because nobody could replace their mate.  Nobody could understand them as well or bring as much into the relationship without the relationship both of their lives are diminished but at the same time they each have their own consorts and concubines, their interests and hobbies and their pet projects, both of them want the other to be free and happy and nothing can come between them.  The happiness of the other is my happiness and vice versa.  Both parties are freed and supported by the relationship, not punished and hindered.  It is an enriched relationship, the opposite of what people conceive of relationship today.  It is only through this relationship that one can re-enter the Garden of Eden.  You can’t enter alone.  You have to make like a baby and head in, go in, gnosis, genesis, genius, Janus, jinani, gyne, yoni.  Genesis means to go in, exodus means to be expelled.  It was the failure to stay in relationship that caused the fall from grace and the expulsion from the Garden of Eden.  Also of interest, the first thing you do when going into the world is inhale and the last thing you do upon dying is exhale.  It is a form of the in-breaths and out-breaths of Brahma.  The first two books of the Judeo-Christian scriptures also, God breathed into Adam the breath of life.  God inspired Adam so we are in God.  In theos, enthusiasm, enthusiastic, and God is in us.  Inspire, spirit, and prana.

Lynn Marie Katerina: This is excellent and marvelous rundown and interpretation of the history of mankind and the origins of the original sin.  Joxua says it’s like putting humpty dumpty back together again.  The failure in relationship has caused the expulsion in the Garden of Eden.  Mistakes in the past need to be corrected and we all must consider and learn from history and say to ourselves…where did we go wrong and what can we do to do better;  Self introspection and contemplation is needed as opposed to unconsciousness and running on auto pilot.  Joxua speaks about “Epanasundesi “or staying in relationship and that’s an interesting topic.  The past was failure and we must take care to not repeat the mistakes of the past; we must do better this time.  It’s about getting it right this time around.  Thank you Joxua, this contains a lot of wonderful information.

 

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Original art of Joxua Mourningstar. 

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PIERCE VEIL

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my Shakti?
My Shechinah?
My Tripura Sundari? 
My Tresante Trinosophia? 

Are you my rainbow that I take from the sky and slay my enemies? 

As the seeker seeks the truth, and the serpent the tree I cannot repent of thee.

It IS YOU! YOU JEZEBEL! YOU WHORE OF BABYLON!

I hate to love you, 
I love to hate you,
let me hate for you my love.
I’d kill to love you, 
but I’d love to kill you. 

My Queen of Sheba we had an agreement, you would take nothing from the castle before your morning departure and I would not know you as the ice cold water knows the perspiring vase on a hot summer night. You have not kept your end of the bargain and I am exempt from mine. 

You are Salome, I John the Baptist. You do your strip-tease. All seven veils, all illusions gone, no more lies, I lose my head, but I glimpse the naked truth, I become one with all, married to the universe, the alchemical marriage.

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The Alchemical Marriage of Shivastus Solomonicus

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originally posted August 13, 2014 as part of the predictive meditations channeled from Shivastus Solomonicus by Joxua Luxor… Updated today as he was editing his book for publication.  

Hello students of the Mysteries, this is Noah Socrates talking to you from the Akashic Library by the Technology of the Aetheriphone.  This is reconstructed from the lost manuscript of Shivastus the Last Organon.  Around his 300th year of life Shivastus achieved the level of spiritual attainment of the third eye chakra also known as the 6th heaven.  He spontaneously entered into a deep samadhi state and sat without moving, eating, drinking, defecating or urinating for a month and 10 days.  According to his meditation this is what he experienced:

I saw myself as Adam and I was married to Eve.  I saw my life from beginning to end, all 930 years of it.  I lived to make Eve happy and god happy and in the end she made me miserable for it.  There wasn’t a single happiness that she didn’t rob me of.  Even when I wanted to die for lack of the experiences that would make my soul glad to remain on earth her soul called out to mine and wailed and appealed to my emotions until I felt I owed it to her to remain in Hellish torment.  When finally I was able to shuffle off my mortal coil, a figure appeared before me and said, “I am your god and father, kiss me my son, I am grateful of your return.”

I was horrified, “You are MY god???”  I cried, “My god would not have subjected me to that insult known as life, that humiliation, that repugnancy, that redundancy, that furious dance of futility.  Why would one pick a perfect diamond soul from the emerald green tree of life and dip it in the murky turd water of human experience.”

Sanat Kumara looked sad, “Are you serious? I created the experience known as “Life” so that people could learn what it feels like to be me, surrounded by children incapable of understanding me, these angels.  Those that chose to shoulder this crucifix are my prodigal children.  In life you perform on a microcosmic level with some help what I perform on a macrocosmic scale, the balancing and combining of the four elements earth, water, fire, and air.  You perform theurgy, the art of the fifth element, the quintessence.  I do the same thing in the act of creation but I create those elements out of my essence which is nothingness.  I gave man creative intelligence so he can choose to be like me.  An artist in the act of creation does me worship in creating art.  There is no greater form of flattery.”

Adam responded, “Ok, that may be, perhaps I was too hasty but what is the deal with this creature called woman?  What was the need for that cruel joke?  That slave-driving succubus, that vitriolic vampire, that life sucking Lillith?”

Sanat Kumara affectionately responded, “Well, my Son, that was a necessary evil, in that world I am the demiurge, and Nature reflects my personality.  Life necessarily needs to be difficult.  At one time there weren’t two sexes, every creature was a hermaphrodite, Hermes Aphrodite, they were the Adapa, they reproduced without sex, but they were too unstable, erratic, violent mood swings, or no emotions at all, deep depression, and the children that were subject to it became even more damaged.  It was entirely unstable.  So I arranged for the sexes to be split and the duties to be specialized.  The female dominant brains would focus on the pleasant things that they liked assuming an environment in which they could do so and the surplus created by another for them to dote upon their children and themselves.  The greatest evil the woman would know about would be the man.”

“Men on the other hand gaze into the abyss, Nature, my personality, they wrestle with nature and reality, they meditate on conflict and how to win, they are death seekers, philosophers, homo sapiens, wise man, Buddha’s at their best.”

“The Holy Trinity, which I branded into every living organism is Tripartite, three-fold in nature, the Tresante Trinosophia, the tripura sundari.  There is the Father, the Mother, and the Son.”

“The Father represents Wisdom, logic, and reason.  His interests are externalized into the environment, the world, maths, sciences, astronomy, philosophy, psychology, and the occult.  The father is concerned with the city, the polis, police, policy, and politics.”

“The Mother represents moral authority, charity and mercy, has her attention turned in, she focuses on her emotions and her desires, life, babies, puppies, kittens old people, the crippled, the needy, and the beggars.  Her attention is in the house, the oikos, and the economy.  She takes care of the children, pays the wages, keeps the cellars full of wine, and the cupboards full of sweetmeat, and rules the slaves.”

“In ancient times this was understood better, before that wisdom was lost, nature was killed off, the earth shackled with roads and suffocated with cities, scarred with mines, but soon she will shake off these evildoers like a bitch shakes off fleas and then drowns them in a river.  There are the Sattvic, Rajasic, and Tamasic gunas.  In ancient Greece it was the Philosopher kings, the Guardians, and the Slaves.  The mother’s function was modeled after the primum mobile, the prime mover unmoved.  Godself doesn’t act directly on the earth, it is inert and unmoving in the earth.  Any movement from god self would be a negation of god self.  Time didn’t exist until creation existed, therefore the prime mover is before time, and therefore movement is impossible for him.  He influences the earth through his holy spirit, his Shekinah, his Colume, that is the function of the wife.  The man moves in the world but on returning to the house he lifts nary a finger accept to the humiliation of his wife.”

“The son represents action, the mother emotion, and the father understanding and reason.  When all is well in the house the mother respects and submits to the father, and the son listens to his mother who doesn’t usurp the father’s authority or corrupt his message, until such a time as the mother’s authority ends and the son enters the domain of the tutelage of the father, which is the world.  Reason must have more control over action than morality does or things will go badly in the world and in the polis and in the oikos.  One’s feet must be quick to run to goodness.”

Adam spoke again, “It makes so much sense hearing you say it but it would take a million lifetimes to get relationship right.  I seriously doubt my ability to make it happen. ”

Sanat Kumara, “Ha, ha!  And so that has been the case.  The power of god can only be unleashed in proper relationship.  When anyone is not doing their duty this vexes the spirit and it can be felt by those that are sensitive to my will.  The problem is humorous in a kind of unfunny way that only a god could laugh at, when the soul incarnates it splits, part of the soul becomes male and the other female, with any luck they find each other and marry, but this is just the beginning of the problem.  It is strange to think that the organelles of the brain are really little brains themselves, but we have a singular voice and a singular perspective even though we have two eyes, and we have a singular sense of self.  I am me.  Since men and women come from two halves of the same soul it seems they should get along easily, but I will tell you a secret, the soul of bodichitta, the heart mind is both analytical and emotional.  In female minds emotion is dominant and in male minds analysis is dominant.  Every word spoken or thought and every event has emotional data and analytical data.  Women think that the highest authority is moral authority and that the solution must be pleasant in order to be correct.  Women seek to expand and increase their authority, moral authority, which has an envelope of application and an arena where it gets no good results whatsoever, unless a woman realizes this and bows before Sapiential Authority, she will destroy everything and everyone around her over and over again.  She will turn women into men and men into women and treat everyone as children.  It will be a very pleasant environment as long as there is a surplus to sustain it and until there is a rapacious band of men that has no respect for moral authority and then the feminine system of authority will crumble like a gingerbread house.”

“True femininity and by true I mean uncorrupt, unperverted, that which succeeds, is latent within true masculinity and vice versa, and the father is the son.  One is not different from another just as there is only one sun in the heavens at sunrise, high noon, sunset, and midnight.  This is the meaning of the yin and yang, this is the mystery of the virgin birth, and this is how Isis resurrected Osiris by getting pregnant from his corpse and conceiving Horus.”

“You must make the journey yourself, I can only point you in the right direction.”  Saying this Sanat Kumara took his thumb and placed it on the forehead of Adam.

Shivastus Solomonicus stirred from his 40 day and 40 night vigil.  Some of his disciples sat expectantly tending to him with gifts of grapes, and dates, and pomegranates to break his fast.

“Did you attain enlightenment master?”  One of them asked.

“A new level of enlightenment, yes?” eagerly queried another.

“How do you feel?” pondered a third.

“I feel…

I feel thirsty…

for a warm chai tea….”  Shivastus serenely responded.

FIN