Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The ritual of the sexualised Dynamics Of The Gede

In the past I have covered sacred prositution , the dualist nature of female psychosexuality as expressed through the elements of Babalon and pombia Gira spiritual possession contact. Though now I am going to discuss the sexual dynamics of the Gede as I perceive them to be from my own experiences .Gede are in essence a more elemental raw brute type of sexual interaction nature .Gede are savage and earthy in all aspects and possession of such in sexual congress is of pure undiluted animalistic savage nature .I have had several experiences within my life that I see as forms of Gede possession .These have often differed in frequency form from say other spirits who hold similar aspects but are not the same such as Exu and Pombia Gira.I first want to describe these possessions as the more base lower sexual self . in the several possessions that have from own personnal experiences taken place. These include many in stripping working in clip joints , to the first time a woman went down on me in a nightclub toilet at sixteen , to many other sexual encounters in toilets pubic convinces alleyways with men and women.Though the last possession by Gede sexually last year I can relate as a divine intense experience full on Gede contact with more underlying clarity. Of course spiritual possession happens all the time in dreams , communication , interactions sexually and otherwise But there are always a few times of elemental communication that stay , strongly rooted stick out remembered in your mind.In August a particularly valid time for Gede to surface or come out is the Gede day of Notting Hill carnival. The music drums sweat crowded bodies scantily clad ,afro traditional outfits , reggae , dub ,the crossroads street party and rum all make perfect for Gede to in their mischievous elements to seek possession and communication.To myself this holds more relevance than dates set aside for such in that to make contact with these spirits Notting Hill carnival is the ideal time , place date to accomplish full on natural communication with such .Crowded the air smells of sweat , sex , of rum spat on the floor with the haze of herb spliff smoldering in the air , the bodies of strangers pulsate next to eachother to the primal underlying drum beats all is a haze of true Gede sexualised possession from that moment on .Another element to the  carnival is that it goes on  for  two days , with one day for children which Gede are known protectors patros of and another seond day for adults . In this writing I am discussing the more adult sexualised forms of Gede possession but in having a day for children , this also links carnival to being a Gede celebration. We are in this celebration stripped down to our pure animalistic state of primal energies of Gede freedom of sexuality.Everything strips down and intoxifies in its raw elemental freedom at the sametime.I remember the moment of possession well not in the rum soaked possession of dance by in fucking that day.This was the true grimoire gede rum soaked in the smoggy air being fucked on all fours without any words by a stranger in my flat then leaving and getting more rum soaked taken over by the primitive possession of the Gede drums dance. This did not feel like a one night stand or prositution it felt like Gede possession in the need to forfil sexual animalistic hunger . To have a stranger without intimacy spunk down your throat , fuck you on all fours until you came then leave into the crowds without the intimacy of words feel like true sexualised Gede communication.It felt wild and unconfined to profane ideologies of human manners , nor did I feel cheap or used because with the rum and drums this was just another form of full Gede possession and the need to without shame forfil ones animalistic urges at such a time in such a environment.In my mind as voodoo is mainly street practice in its ritual be it in its elemental shamanic nature or in the crossroads or graveyards , this enviroment of a street carnival makes perfect sense as a place to fully ritualistically communicate with the Gede or lwa divinity on their terms. Anybody who sees voodoo ritual as purely encompassed in the alter or ritualistic alter veneration’s of the dead is missing the point , in that voodoo is a active practice pursued in ritual on the move in the world in its shamanic nature .It is also known that ritualistic prayers etc are in essense a small part of voodoo traditions as the  practice relates to mainly to being a vessal for  lwa possession and spiritualist contact in there most purist form . So as in the Gede we can through possession expression find a more bestial none conformist form of the sexualised ritual of our true base natures at one with the elemental aspects of the earth.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

The ritualistic elements of sex and death in exploring spiritualist connection.

In the more spiritualist afro traditions of voodoo and Quimbanda we see a strong association between as in western philosophy the ideology of sex creation and death being dualist polar aspects of one form.In voodoo sex and death are marriages in the street aspects of the graveyard spirits the Gede , in Quimbanda united in Exu and pombia Gira. The ideas of the close relationships between sexuality and death between the transgressive aspects elemental foundations of both.Sex or sexuality in the physical sense as-well as a creative tool psychologically used in art and death as the final transgressive act in life have as subjects for myself as a artist and person for longtime held fascination. For myself ,death has become a huge part of my personnel life through losses I have endured of close ones and through my fathers links with spiritualism. In that death has been all around, my world , myself in full context , from an early age. Making this fascination death and exploration of death a natural progression always.This probly will explain my life long fascination with spiritualism and interest in spiritualist traditions such as voodoo , Quimbanda , Palo and Ifa also .Traditions which all in full context focus on death , as a major part of their cults the practices of shamanic veneration and honoring the dead.

Most people are rarely confronted with death but due to the  nature of streetlife and my background , death has become a constant theme within my existence.Sexuality and sex has also been a constant theme not only to my work as a artist , but in my life in the belief from a early age that sexuality and sexual extremes can be used as a spiritualist transgressive tool to the soul.Our Full nature  in the soul being ,as men and women our full enlightened essense.Sex has as well as my personnel life of exploration been  played out in my professional past life of sex-work on the street. Which in aspects of these things , violent natures automatically closely link death with sex.For in prostitution sex being linked to drugaddiction , hiv , stabbing’s , shootings etc all part of this lifestyle which links sex in being a act of creation , to the act of death as a act of destruction also.That in knowing , experiencing such things , gives when practicing a stronger understanding fully of Gede spirits in voodoo and the pombia Gira, Exu of Quimbanda. The experiences of these elements in our lives allow us a clear connection with such spirits , that without experiencing such hardships loss or sex and death fully we could never comprehend .Or have normally in my mind this natural affinity,with no full life exposure to such.When I was homeless , I used to hit up heroin in the graveyards of Brompton Chelsea , also tricks are taken there , aswell as gay men cottaging like Hampstead Heath for encounters .In its huge capacity such acts of sex and death take place in the daytime as common place .So that in sex and death of all these connected physical acts these and , surrounded by death.In these things elements we find true ritual of the undiluted aspects that act as full Gede , communication of the graveyard spirits .Therefore reaching full on Gede spiritualism, enlightenment in these often viewed as profane street acts . This to myself when acting out ritualistically in this way , acted as a full pure natural channeling possession of the darker elements of Gede . In being a true veneration of the dead and of necromantic spiritualism.To myself this was the true of in engaging for prostitution in sex acts there aswell as drugaddiction piecing the flesh with a syringe a true ritualistic act mainline to possession understanding in a unprentious , uncontrived way the full characteristics elements of maman Brigitte and other such spirits.In these circumstances to myself , do we only as practioners understand fully forge a bound relationship to such spirits.To my mind in these experiences explorations do we find the the true cult of Gede of sex as a creative as well as destructive tool of destruction to the roots of everything , linked to death.We can also find in graveyards honouring the dead in rituals a way to communicate devotional practices .Ritualistic prayers to the keepers of the gateways from the living to the dead , of the spirits of sexuality and death who dwell in such.But of course in the actual act of sexual ritual in such places as well as connection to death . Do we only find in the aforementioned acts true spiritualist full sex and death connection.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Walking in love with Pomba Gira.

When walking , working with pomba Gira we find that she not only represents , female aggression , prositution , but also LOVE.It is important to understand  love fully due to this fact  in its true form as such in practice  forge a closer relationship to understanding all true essense of such.To my mind  for most of the time it is common assumption that prositutes can not numbed down with the ideology of equating sex intimacy with money cannot fully emotionally experience intimacy or romantic sexual love.It is also presumed that the sexually free unmonagmous have the failings of not being being able to connect intimately to one person therefore cannot experience full love for another individual.I ‘d like to smash these assumptions regarding my own practices experiences life of love as I perceive such to be.For most of the time love is selflessness in total pure form and self scariface of oneself naked to another.As a prositute I first experienced Love or love as I see it in a bound so strong to another and love has nothing to do with the common assumption love is possession in the literal sense of only belonging sexually to one. Love can be soft kind but like pombia gira love is a violent force that takes over ones life .It burns your life to ashes until there is nothing left in naked vulnerability accept without ego exposed to another in truth everything our humble soul.Obviously people would debate whether in the fact that my first and only TRUE love was abusive that I was but a victim or it wasn’t love. Though as well as the violence of street life and circumstance there was in its pure form love and I know I would never be satisfied without passion intensity on that level held for another or by inferior bland care half acceptance for another.When I met this person everything was scarified with my ego everything my body my soul was taken by them , we shared a deep connection of understanding as both on the street eachother completely , we shared no jealously through our acts of prositution , in that neither sought full sexual possession of the other we asked nothing of eachother except pure acceptance of all love.Our love was a love of physical fire passion of wanting to fuck everywhere down the alleyways , of having to have him fill my mouth my ass , my cunt everywhere , we shared a lust of fire , of intensity , a passion beyond mere words , not just in the erotic sense but in everyway and even if we were umonagmous we belonged to eachother and I was his , he was mine.With the drugs his love was sometimes like a destructive addiction but that does not alter the fact that even if sometimes the force of our love was destructive it was still love in the truest sense of the word.Love is destruction to through annihilations of everything reach creation rebirth . Love is violent , not always kind it is dualist in its most purist beautiful form like Pomba Gira it holds all aspects it is not just one thing it is everything.Kisses and bruises upon on the body are the true beautiful face of the intensity of love in life and in Pombia Gira.Total love consists also of forgiveness and the ablity to accept all a individuals shortcomings totally as full radiating beauty of the imperfect fragilities of the brutalised human condition.In true love in its most undiluted form we find all our defects mirrored in another all our aspects we ask for nothing we give all and we become joined to another through a deep connection of whether for a few moments or years or for forever being the same person soul.Though when I am talking about being totally connected as a whole to a person I am again not talking about finding one person who we dedicate our lives monogamously sexually to , to my mind sex in its basic sense or monogamous that have little relevance to true love or love in its purist form .When we talk about pomba Gira or Babalon being godesses of sexuality love as well as violence we are in the fact that the true intensity of passionate real love incorporates violence also referring to true unidealistic real love without ego , without human societal inbreed dictations of faithfulness , softness , kindness only , to as through my experiences I see real romantic or erotic love , as encompassing all these elements .In becoming connected to another , we like in the lhp abolish the ego of the individual , though this has again nothing to do with codependency in the profane sense of the word .Of course walking in the true path of love means the ability to embrace life fully , everything a love for all things without dismissal as valid beautiful in their own right . This though is how I see the path of true love in essence of the path of Pomba Gira and in true love like our roses upon alter it cuts in its beauty has its thorns also.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

In Devotional Rituals Only We Will Not Find Full Spirit Connection

A lot of magickal practices are made up of ritual and devotional practice to forge a communication with the spirits. The ideology of practising devotional aspects such as having a alter or offering acts as a pact between us and the spirits to serve them or for spiritualist interaction with such. For most of the time devotional alters are seen as the basic roots to developing a relationship with the spirits a main starting point for the practitioner in acknowledging such in their life but although such things are healthy steps to spiritual connection and development , they do not as is always presumed in these actions necessarly lead to connection with the spirit ,if we do not have the basic roots elements of connection already. This is something we often as practitioners forget that the ability
to ultalise be connected too and to be honoured with communication with certain energies , goes in their essence, far beyond ritualistic acts of devotion. In my mind our lives or certain cultural aspects come into the equation strongly when forging a relationship or having a connection to certain spirits. For example when working with Ghedhe or Pombia Gira or Exu it becomes obvious that a black Haitian or south American from the ghettos would have even without practice, a true link to these spirits authentically ,true spiritual connection to such rather than say a white middle-class European who was not culturally from these backgrounds or ever been to Africa or Brazil,just as a woman who had never experiened prostitution first hand in her life would have less of a true connection to Babalon or Pombia Gira. Thats not to say that we can't build a relationship up in ritualistic devotional practice to these spirits but if we do not have certain basic foundations already we will not have a full relationship or be connected to such things .To my mind in having a relationship with Ghedhe you need to have had experienced in life death , you need to have a strong spiritualist elements ,in as the fact many of my friends have died on the street , I can form a natural relationship with such because DEATH has effected myself in a lot of aspects , in losing the people I have loved in my life profoundly to connect with these aspects of honouring the dead and Ghedhe .My connection is also to the street , to the dispossessed from my own life experiences and sexuality through my previous exploration of prostitution in my life all these factors come into my relationship with Ghedhe because you need to understand , death , sexuality , violence and the elements of street life to connect or be linked to such on a level. Inn Pombia Gira and Exu I also find a natural connection relationship due to my life background that I would not have otherwise. I am white British but due to my background lifestyle I can have a link to such things that most people who are not African or Brazilian could not . In that I feel and know , that you can only have a true relationship with such spirits if you have these basic understandings on a deeper level of communication , the experiences in life which are linked to the essence of such dieties. Without such ritual devotion is empty because you cannot have a deeper understanding of the spirit or natural link to it or fully connect or utilise such energies. In that devotional elements are not the starting point as such ,because if you practice devotional aspects of ritual, it does not guarantee building up a relationship with these or other spirits if you do not have a full understanding of the root of the essence of them . For how can we expect to forge a full relationship with them if we do not understand first hand from our own lives experiences , to beable to in our actions empathise communicate with such. In this aspect I feel it is often overlooked the fact that devotional practice will not equal a true relationship with the spirits , that there has to be a deeper root to being chosen by them or true communication , or else all is play-acting at spiritual communication in shallow acts of superfluous devotion. That devotional ritual without the for mentioned link to these spirits is worthless and nothing more but a mind game of us fooling ourselves that we have a link to the spirit or divine communication without basic understanding of what this entails. In this I feel if is important though not to bypass the importance of devotional practice , we realise that true spirit contact can not be attained by just this that several other factors that effect how deep our relationship with certain spirits goes , depending on our backgrounds and understanding fully of the essences of such .Devotional practice to myself serves as a link a basic reaffirmation of a relationship with certain energies spirits I already have , but not as the only roots of communication connection with such .So it is important when practising we realise devotion all elements do not even if they cement a relationship with certain spirits equal direct enlightenment or communication to the source or spirits themselves in full possession contact .

Monday, 6 June 2011

The Art Of True practice Means Humbly Walking In All Aspects Of Self Without Shame To A Real Passage To The Spirits , Our Higher Self.

I have always held the strong belief that full action practice regarding the spirits lhp is everything and that I was willing to push myself carnally and fearlessly without constraints bounds to my truth, my  higher soul.Nothing in modern society maybe be shameful regarding sex or anything anymore but what shocks is the ability to express and live in imperfect truth . To let others see all our fragilities human shortcomings , for it is in the discomfort of a reflection allows others also to see their own .Its a harsh truth for most people to admit their darker aspects or to be fully naked in their own truth know themselves vulnerability expose who they are but in exposure of everything in even our human profane weaknesses in knowledge of all aspects of our human failings lay the true keys of strength.The spirits universe know all our secrets our failings we can not lie to them they strip away everything to the root exposed reborn as children , everything our beautiful our sometimes ugly radiating truth of who we are , what we’ve done , they know everything , we come to them pure naked without shame , without fear of them seeing our real trueselves.I personally feel that embracing all celebrating all our good and bad , weak and strong , ugly and beautiful aspects as equally valid radiating the truth of who we truly are .In the comfort with all things within ourselves including the cruel , the violent , the soft the kind we move onto a higher soul level of fearlessness and comfort in our own individual being of that if you walk around naked for all to see what can people do to hurt you , what can people do against somebody who is comfortable with themselves in all aspects , what can hurt you , what can disempower you , when you live without bounds in your own truth.There is some type of integrity attached to those who are able to embrace all aspects of the soul live on a level with the spirits in no matter how harsh exposed truth.People may judge my practises that although I wouldn’t advocate to everybody are my own uncompromising path , but what they don’t understand is what I always do in truth , truth on a level with the spirits that embraces fearlessness who I truly am bloody ugly naked in the gutter on my knees , my daemonic and angelic self all aspects as like the spirits equally valid . This is what is meant by the magician or practitioner has come to equally work with the spirits the gods that he or she works fully exposed with no profane fears naked exhibiting their full soul natures imperfection in his or hers pure individualistic state to transgress to equality with the spirits .As human ugliness , violence , degradation etc is only connected to the profane human ideologies and all is equal if at the heart of truth of the evolvement of the soul in the spiritworld , in the spiritworld nothing is shameful or disgusting nothing is feared in that the only thing that is valid to higher development of the self and asked of by the spirits is that we live a full exposed life in truth.It is a insult to lie to the spirits like ourselves they know everything our true reflections to the bones every shortcoming ,so if we are to work with such we should start our practice by on our knees not hiding anything of being truly naked in our soul stripped down to the truth of our imperfect self’s of every radiating fragility .This is how we work with the spirits on their terms of truth equally , this is how we enrich and transgress our practices to as practioners be equal to the spirits , working exposed honestly in full soul.There is no shame in this and after humble fragility of exposure of all our profane defects of character comes strength empowerment through being able to take on all aspects of ourselves humbly without ego in truth.For most of the time truth is truly the last taboo of the human race , and nothing is more discerning or shocking to man or woman than the idea of living a life totally in the truth of everything of being naked , imperfect of showing all of ourselves naked in truth to the universe , the spirits and physical world around us.Though for left hand practitioners being exposed in truth naked is the first important step on our paths to connection to divinity .The realisation that all aspects of ourselves must be exposed comfronted that we cannot hide , ourselves , that we are to live a life in the sun exposed in truth without pretence is in embracing all even our weaknesses the first true step of spirit to man or woman initation.In that for most of the time occult practise has become intellectual masturbation of the human ego but true practise means humbly walking comfortably in all true aspects of who we are without shame embracing all which leads to a real passage to the spirits and the true higherself soul.

In Interaction With Gheudhe Spirits We find The Elemental Roots Of Sexual Aggression

In interaction with the gheudhe spirits , we find the elemental roots of sexual aggression.Of course in discussing such I do not wish to deamonise such spirits they have their other softer aspects like their care guidence to children but like Pombia Gira is a spirit of love who has also a more vicious violent nature in being  dualist they do also  and we should not judge them but accept all aspects if we wish to work with such fully.All should be given equal value of who or what these spirits are .In that gheudhe sexual possession means surrender to the rougher elements of sexuality inflicted upon the body .For example Gheudhes suchas Baron Kriminel Baron Samedi,Bakalou Baka , Nibo,Baron Lundi serve as the most harsh extreme link to the shadow sexual anmalistic violent self.As in sexual interaction with a man possessed by ghedhe ,you will be taken and fucked until bleeding in every weeping orifice then left violated in acts of the most violence projection of sex without control. Acts of sexual interaction with these spirits can include the physcology of rape of enforcing sexual projected violence upon every bleeding orifice , in that gheude possession is neither soft or kind , and it embraces all perversions aspects of masculine destruction fire violation .Sex becomes in such exchanges a energy exchange of destruction violence which makes way for creation a type of spiritualist rebirth.For a woman enduring extreme acts of rough sex rape upon the body through the male partners possession of the gheudhe spirits allows not just victimisation , or the ability to take the role of the victim but if endured the transgressive aspect through violence pain or being taken against will through struggle to transgress through these aspects to a purist form of communication with such spirits and take the force upon within herself to become through extreme energy exchange stronger.In that rape or sexual aggression rough sex being taken without our human will allows surrender of the human ego and the ability to be in contact the lowest aspects of the soul of the most undiluted forms of our primordial natures spirits .That for most of the time a full life and practise is constituted by the ability to consciously be open to all forms of the lower aswell as higher aspects of the spirit the soul to know everything including our shadowself’s in
rooted awareness of our spiritual world and  the world surrounding us.I talk about rape sexual violation not in the westernised sense I do not advocate abuse , but sometimes if you are a practioner even abuse degradation can have its uses or be empowering in also gaining full communication with our soul or elemental spiritual universe in experiencing everything all aspects of our true human natures good or bad without profane preconcieved judgements.Of course there is a difference between exercising a individuals sexual perversions preferance for pain rough sex or rape upon the body consciously as a descion of our inclinations a personnal erotic turn on , to the act of spiritual surrender or occasional act of gnostic practises of martyrdom. Martyrdom is a saintly purist selfless spiritual act of transgression of through tranced forms of pain relating to a higher plane of the spirits of the dead or universe and it is not practised as a form of turn on attached to the human ego or for just humanistic aspects of arousal , it is about sacrifice of the self to find through extremes through enduring pain or violation a higher of state of the conscious self. To be at one with the elemental spiritual universe.This is where rape or rougher elements of sometimes unconsensual sexual interaction come into play when dealing espically with gheudhe possession and the world of the gheudhe.Gheudhes also act as intermediates between life and death and in these experiences we find a way to find passage through questing our mortal physical status to through extremes find a gateway to the spirits of the dead to be reborn in the image of the spirits again truly feed alive.Gheudhes feed upon life then replace the lifeforce with through such interactions something higher a alternative state of spiritual world , a place were a man or woman meets death and life at our subconscious crossroads.If as a female practitioner we decide to work with male gheudhe we can transgress to a more aggressive empowered state of taking the man ,or in the elements found in maman Brigitte to being assertive in masculine aggression of conquest to reach a state of through maculated harsh energies projected through possession a way to find connection with all elements of the shadow self included to transgress through extremes to being ALL .In that in the elements of Gheudhe sexual aggression lays the wisdom of destruction to move way for creation a bridge to our full elemental spiritual world and the knowlege of having no fear which allows his empowerment in the spirit and our grounded lives worlds.

Friday, 3 June 2011

The Practise Of Artistic Vision Which Links Occult Vision As a Form Of True Art

For a lot of the time in western goetic ,kabbalah metaphysical approaches that deal with intellectualisation , the connection between the practice of the occultist as a artist and creativity art with our esoteric vision is ignored . To myself as a painter and a writer I found without such creative grounding ,it would be hard to have a deep understanding of the workings of occult magical practice . Creation is at the root of everything and understanding the importance of the tools of creation is another vital aspect to as in ritual practise understanding creation from nothing as a magical act or creation artistically as valid in regards to connection of the aspects of creation in our universe.I personally feel that there is no difference between the practitioner and artist , natural talent is a gift from the spirits , as transmissions from the spirits without force is also.The idea that all artists are magicians using manipulation on their audience to if truly great artists provoke a reaction response , in other words to as in the ritual of magickal  art use manipulation for their own motivations which  is also a close link between glamour magic and art . In the fact that in a moment of somebody seeing something like a beautiful emotive painting by say Goya or Bacon they are forced under the arts spell to feel something deep in radiating truth pulling at their guts to make them Feel in a magical act moved by the ART.Art often acts as a talismanic object in that it is placed as a energy gateway into the world separate from its creator it goes out in the world to live its own life separately effecting its own environment and like the spirits is immortal .In the fact that all true  artists are obsessed with their own mortality and being immortal as this is a way not in ego but in wanting to be  like the spirits ,to be immortal, the quest to be unforgetable to live forever in peoples minds History surpassing death  allows us to want to and  to keep creating art.In dreams we find if artists we can use as a spirit  gateway to our interaction to coming through as well as our more elemental grounded esoteric through our own earthly plane life experiences . In my mind another aspect which links the artist to the occultist or mystic is the need for the artist to sacrifice themselves fully to art, to be in touch with the fragility of the human condition  which acts as a kind of type of gnosistic martyrdom of truth .All great artists and occultists also have this common link of pushing past the constraints of civilisation seeing darkness as light , light as darkness , all things as valid beauty in the ugly , pushing through extremes of embracing all to the soul , to the raw bloody truth of being on a quest for continual truth seeking no matter how harsh of questioning seeking truth of knowing no bounds . Of wanting to bask in the glory of the unflinching brutality of the human condition of all the true essence of the SOUL.The works of Bertiaux , Chumbley and Spare all link artistic creation with being a true practioner of the Arts , in that for most of the time you can not have one without  the other , creation in whatever form it takes is linked to true progression as a occultist.The energies used when creating Art are in essence the same spiritual energies of transformation used when creating a magical ritual with intention , or working with the spirits on a level of purist transmission.In essence all spirits are forms of energy therefore in a act such as painting the energy when possessed is harnessed projected into the Art . Again  we can see physical proof of such  for example when looking at a painting by say Bacon  that there is a certain intensity energy attached to it , not in its physicality but something else spiritually there that allows this and all great art to provoke a feeling or emotive response.In my practice I use many aspects of religions , but not in their original form , not unlike Spares Neither Neither system that took many influences adapted to his own creative postmodernist way of as a artist and occultist working combining both equally .Though at the root of all my work with the spirits and at my art is the need for creation , creation is the root of all before destruction before everything creation is the start and everythingelse follows.Which links artistic vision with occult vision in being the true form of ART.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

The Merging Of The Shamanic Luna Celestial Aspects With The Shamanic Elemental Earth Traditions

A Couple of years back when I felt restricted by westernised OTO male dominated philosophy and the metaphysical westernised goetic approach to working , I started to look into using Babalon pre crowlean post christian indoctrination.I studied vastly starmaps and the herbs attributed to Innanna and Ishtar of original Jinn arabic traditions to get a sense of the roots of Babalon worship. At the time I attached my devotional practice to Babalon though was searching for a more rooted purist shamanic way to work.In this time I realised the importance of the luna cycle night workings timings in regard to this type of spirit work , though I found the star maps that originally were used  ,the first  celestial astrology  are too incomplete over years of elemental change and that as Babylonian religion had often been neglected not passed down the knowledge too sporadic to piece together to a strong religion practise evolved before the westernised magical traditions . In looking into the identity of Babalon I therefore found in the fact most magic regarding such was newly developed fully a archetype rather than a spirit at the root of it all. A archetype of the strong sexually empowered woman a post feminist ideal that although she fitted in well with my philosophy as a strong woman living in the postmodernist world left little chance to move onto spiritualist contact fully.I then looked into Ishtar  who was solely a godesse of war without the sexualised element  and Inanna realising she had little connection relation to the westernised version of Babalon  their was a faint link though totally different ,although Innanna was closer to BABALON in westernised form ie  connected with female glamour sacred prositution which was a small aspect of sex or the female at  her  sexually charged transexualised peak embodying ALL.These spirits had malecounterparts though in the OTO sexual magickal traditions of the beasts role held little hold accept in revelations of course there was also Tiamet the fearful godess of Choas destruction but like the others she did not possess the duality fully of female sexuality merged with elements of destruction of being all.And none of these dieties possessed the name BABALON like skehmet they shared similiraties of sorts but weren't the westernised version of such.Gradually my interests veered more towards Afro traditions of voudon ,the pombia Gira and  Exu of Quimbanda traditions practises .In pombia Gira I felt I found the Babalon in her true unbridled shamanic form of all. A actual spirit that had the duality of female sexuality softness , male aggression a spirit that dealt on the planes of creation , life , sex and destruction , death  life ,equally.I found a practice more geared towards shamanic spiritualist contact with the dead something I had worked with from a early age naturally , of being a vessel of transmissions from spirits naturally. What though fascinated myself the most was the use of the luna cycles to perform pombia gira rites which fitted in perfectly with ancient Babylonian traditions I had been studying whose main focus was on working in the luna cycle nighttime work. The ideology of working in the night fits well with the fact in prositution we are but ladies of the night but on a more complex less basic level the fact that I had studied the systems of Babylonian tradition made practicing elements of Quimbanda for me much more understandable .The similarities in both regarding actual rites are obvious and the use of herbs heliographics in grimoires such as the prayer of the lifting hand cuneiform traditions to summon arabic Babylonian deities , hold more relation to pontos and veves than westernised metaphysical numeric traditions .In that Quimbanda is a celestial aswell as elemental approach to practicing our art. Celestial not as in rooted in astrology but rooted in the cycle of the moon and earth.This I feel is a more elemental aspect of working with astrology as we know it in its over complicated form today. That although I work with petro /ghedhe and the spirits of Quimbanda in some spiritualist earthly aspects they share a close relation ,what  sets them apart is in voudoun  that we only work on the elemental plane.In the aspect of Quimbanda working on the celestial aswell as elemental plane in union we find more in the rites a the way rituals are conducted a similarity to Assyrian or Babylonian arabic practises traditions.Obviously in their essence such spirits of Quimbanda hold more relation in their characteristics or spiritualist sense with the spirits of voudoun than the jinns of Babylonian tradition but in practices Babylonian and Quimbanda tradition is more closely linked .Babylonian traditions are shamanic luna , and so are Quimbanda in these aspects .In that in Quimbanda we find true balance in the merging of shamanic luna celestial traditions with the shamanic elemental earth aspects which is ancient yet modernist in that in its abstraction it can be adapted perfectly to fitting into our practise in the modern world .It is not over complicated by westernised intellectualisation and allows us the ability to practise in the natural elements with only a basic knowledge of such , in being the form of astrology the moon cycle is astrology in its purist form and merging the elemental aspects of working connected to the earth also.