Thursday, February 4, 2010

"In the beginning, it is always dark"



Almost every creation myth begins by telling us that before the Universe was created, there was only a Sea of Dark Infinite Space and Directionless Chaos. It was out of this primordial abyss that the Universe was created. The Father of Life (Chaos) impregnated the Great Mother (Dark Infinite Space) and she gave birth to the entire Universe! (There was a Big Bang and then there was Light!) The Primordial Creative Energies of the Universe are often depicted as a pair of serpents, one male and one female. The sparks of creation were started by the friction between the two opposites.

Mother/Father...Yin/Yang...Yab/Yum...Shiva/Shakti...the Divine Lovers...Sparks fly igniting the Flames of Creation. This is the ecstatic passion which unites them eternally...the Fire of Love! Love is the quintessence of the Universe, the secret Power of Creation.



"Invoke me under my stars! Love is the Law, Love under Will. Nor let the fools mistake Love; for there are Love and love. There is the Dove, and there is the Serpent. Choose ye well! He, my prophet, hath chosen, knowing the law of the fortress, and the great mystery of the House of God." Liber al vel Legis 1:57


Artwork by Martina Hoffmann

5 comments:

Shivian Balaris said...

Your post today made me totally happy. And using a quote from The Neverending Story (movie) made me "squee!" a little.

Lady Lavona said...

haha! The Neverending Story is a visionary children's story! And the Dark Crystal too! No wonder why we turned out the way we did! love & magick!

Alice Renard said...

Thank you, thank you - your posts are hitting all the right chords. I'm going to watch The Neverending Story again poste-haste. Scream when you look into the mirror, then pass through.

Lancerika said...

Awe
inspiring post,
The Neverending Story
is enchanting..

tertius said...

Thanks so much for posting this.

"Mother/Father...Yin/Yang...Yab/Yum...Shiva/Shakti...the Divine Lovers...Sparks fly igniting the Flames of Creation. This is the ecstatic passion which unites them eternally...the Fire of Love! Love is the quintessence of the Universe, the secret Power of Creation."

Yes! I sooooo get this as well!

There is a tiny technical point I would like to comment on:

"The Father of Life (Chaos) impregnated the Great Mother (Dark Infinite Space) and she gave birth to the entire Universe!"

I know it is the accepted view that the active principle is male, and the passive principle female. And perhaps, on this planet it may be so... but my intuition tells me that at the very beginning, (what I, for lack of a better term call: the First Observed), in other words, the first time the Absolute manifested Itself into an observable, that one, was the Mother.

And the Mother desired a consort, and She manifested the father. And in their union, this universe resulted...

That is just the way I feel it. To me, all is an aspect of the Queen of Heaven... She differentiated into the male and female... ect.

Anyway, perhaps a minor technical point... ? ...but still one I feel quite passionate about, hence my sharing it here :)